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Diagnostic imaging in Sports Physical Therapy

Earn 30 CEUs for successful completion of this course.

 

Overall Objectives:

Diagnostic imaging in Sports Physical Therapy

Upon completion of this home study course, participants will:

1.     Identify the optimal imaging modality for evaluation of selected musculoskeletal pathology in athletes.

2.     Understand which standard (plain) radiograph view is appropriate for various musculoskeletal pathology.

3.     Understand the limitations of musculoskeletal imaging as related to athletic injuries and pathology.

4.     Demonstrate understanding of clinical decision rules to guide selection of musculoskeletal imaging.

5.     Demonstrate understanding of evidence based guidelines for the selection and recommendation of imaging for musculoskeletal injuries in athletes.

 

Chapter 1

Diagnostic imaging in sports physical therapy

Michael Ross, PT, DSc, OCS

Upon successful completion of this chapter, the student will be able to
1.  Engage in the diagnostic process, using 
     musculoskeletal imaging procedures, when 
     appropriate, to establish differential diagnoses 
     across systems and across the lifespan.
2.  Determine the most appropriate musculoskeletal 
     imaging procedure according to the patient/client 
     presentation and the current best evidence for 
     diagnosis.
3.  Determine the relevance of visualized pathology to 
     clinical decision-making.
4.  Use evidence-based diagnostic imaging procedures 
     as appropriate to help determine the patient/client 
     who would benefit from rehabilitation and the 
     patient/client who requires referral for medical 
     services.
 
Chapter 2
Imaging for athletic injuries and conditions involving the spine
Jason Brumitt, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS
 
Upon successful completion of this chapter, the student will be able to
1.  Identify appropriate imaging modalities for 
     optimal assessment of various athletic injuries and 
     pathologic conditions of the spine.
2.  Identify the most appropriate radiology views for 
     optimal assessment of various athletic injuries and 
     pathologic conditions of the spine.
3.  Identify appropriate imaging for the evaluation of 
     adolescent and/or pediatric patients with athletic 
     injuries and pathologic conditions of the spine.
4.  Apply clinical prediction rules for determining 
     when imaging of the spine is essential.
 
Chapter 3
Imaging of the shoulder for the sports physical therapist
Ed Mulligan, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, ATC
 
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to
1.  Determine the clinical relevance of abnormal 
     imaging findings in the context of the patient’s 
     musculoskeletal history and examination.
2.  Interpret the diagnostic accuracy, reliability, and 
     validity of imaging studies in identifying relevant 
     pathologies of the shoulder.
3.  Determine the most appropriate imaging 
     procedures and views based on the patient’s 
     clinical presentation.
4.  Recognize the appearance of normal anatomy and 
     the common imaging findings associated with 
     glenohumeral instability, rotator cuff dysfunction, 
     labral pathology, osteoarthritis, and humeral 
     fractures.
5.  Utilize imaging information in the prognostic and 
     intervention clinical-decision making process for 
     injuries unique to patients with symptomatic 
     shoulder issues.
6.  Recognize imaging findings that require referral for 
     further medical evaluation.
 
Chapter 4
Imaging for athletic injuries and conditions: elbow, 
forearm, wrist, and hand
Carrie Hoppes, PT, DPT, NCS, OCS, ATC, CSCS
 
Upon successful completion of this chapter, the student will be able to
1.  Identify appropriate imaging modalities for 
     optimal assessment of various athletic injuries and 
     pathologic conditions of the elbow, forearm, wrist, 
     and hand.
2.  Identify the most appropriate radiology views for 
     optimal assessment of various athletic injuries and
     pathologic conditions of the elbow, forearm, wrist, 
     and hand.
3.  Identify appropriate imaging for the evaluation of 
     adolescent and/or pediatric patients with athletic 
     injuries and pathologic conditions of the elbow, 
     forearm, wrist, and hand.
4.  Apply clinical prediction rules for determining 
     when imaging of the elbow, forearm, wrist, and 
     hand is essential.

Chapter 5
Imaging of pelvis, hip and thigh injuries in sport
Michael D. Rosenthal, PT, DSc, SCS, ECS, ATC, CSCS
 
Upon successful completion of this chapter, the student will be able to
1.  Interpret the diagnostic accuracy, reliability, and 
     validity of imaging studies in identifying relevant 
     pathologies of the pelvis, hip and thigh.
2.  Determine the most appropriate imaging 
     procedures and views based on the patient’s 
     clinical presentation. 
3.  Recognize the appearance of normal anatomy and 
     the common imaging findings associated with hip 
     pathology. 
4.  Utilize imaging information in the clinical decision
     making process for injuries unique to patients with 
     pelvis, hip, and thigh pathology.
 
Chapter 6
Knee imaging in sports medicine
Joseph Miller, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, SCS, CSCS
 
Upon successful completion of this chapter, the student will be able to
1.  Demonstrate an understanding of the basic 
     principles of imaging modalities for the knee after
     sports injuries. 
2.  Demonstrate an understanding of the indications 
     for imaging and most appropriate modality for the 
     adult knee after sports injuries.
3.  Demonstrate an understanding of the basic 
     interpretation of imaging modalities for the knee 
     after sports injuries.
4.  Demonstrate an understanding of the indications 
     for imaging and most appropriate modality for the 
     pediatric knee after sports injuries.
 
Chapter 7
Imaging of the lower leg, ankle and foot (LLAF) for the sports physical therapist
Jason E. Bennett, PhD, PT, SCS, ATC
 
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to
1.  Evaluate the appropriateness of imaging in the 
     examination of sports injuries involving the LLAF.
2.  Compare the advantages and disadvantages of 
     select imaging modalities in the examination of 
     sports injuries involving the LLAF.
3.  Interpret the results of imaging related to sports 
     injuries involving the LLAF.
4.  Integrate the best available evidence related to 
     imaging results into the evaluation and 
     management of sports injuries involving the LLAF.
 

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