Inclusion in Physical Therapy


Course Objectives

  • Discuss relevant literature on PPGP including etiology, diagnosis, risk factors, and prognostic factors.

  • Justify rational for appropriate examination and intervention strategies (inclusive of primary and secondary prevention).

  • Integrate pain science-informed care strategies with a mechanical approach to PPG including functional outcome measures/questionnaires, examination and interventions.

  • Apply current evidence-informed care principles for PPGP from a primary health care perspective and with an emphasis on the roles of physical therapists and primary care providers.

Contact Hours:

16 hours

Dr. Susan Clinton
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Course Schedule:

I. Presentation of historical and current evidence

a. Background including etiology and mechanical theories

b. Rational for physical therapist diagnosis and classification

II. Emerging Theories

a. Biopsychosocial approach

b. Integrative and Lifestyle medicine (HPA axis, Hormonal transitions, foundations of care – sleep, nutrition, stress, movement, joy)

III. Examination

a. Getting the story – what this all means

b. Changing the biomechanical perspective

c. Full – live lab demos

IV. Intervention

a. overview of current PT practice

b. Full live lab demos

V. Clinical Cases integrating all of the above

a. Case presentations – full exams, practice with questionnaires

VI. Questions/Discussions

Price: $449

About The Instructor

Susan C. Clinton PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, FAAOMPT, NBHWC is an award-winning Physical Therapist in professional achievement and co-owner of Embody Physiotherapy and Wellness in Sewickley, PA.

Susan is board certified in orthopedic and women’s health physical therapy, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, and a board-certified health and wellness coach.

She is an international instructor of post-professional education in women’s health (including GI issues in Women), orthopedic manual therapy, and business psychology.

She is on Faculty at Andrews University in the Doctor of Science in PT program, a Master Coach for the Integrative Women’s Health Institute, and a clinical faculty instructor for the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.

She is an adjunct faculty at many other universities and is an active professional/clinical mentor.

Susan is the co-founder and board member for the foundation: Global Women’s Health Initiative (GWHI). 

She is also the co-host of the 5-star podcast, “Tough to Treat” the guide to treating complex patients and “The Genius Project” – reframing the treatment of persistent musculoskeletal pain.

This is a live virtual course that will be recorded for your review and viewing convenience for 1 year from the date of the course. After purchasing the event you will receive an email with how to access the course.

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