COL Douglas A. Kersey Advanced Clinical & Operational Practice Course

COURSE TITLE

COL Douglas A. Kersey Advanced Clinical & Operational Practice Course

ATTRS Course Number: 6H-A0606

SCOPE

This course is designed to teach physical therapists to evaluate and treat patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions involving the lumbosacral, thoracic and cervical spine, the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. Course content includes a review of the anatomy of the neuromusculoskeletal system to include the shoulder girdle, axial structure, and lower limbs. Subject matter experts will discuss specialty areas of general medicine, pharmacology, orthopedics, and radiology as related to neuromusculoskeletal evaluation. Methodology will include lecture, demonstration, and lab exercises. This course is partial fulfillment for credentialing Army physical therapists as neuromusculoskeletal evaluators.

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify pathologies of non-musculoskeletal origin which mimic musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Apply the fundamental principles of evidence-based practice.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the aspects of radiology that are relevant to PT evaluation and intervention.
  • State the effects, contraindications and indications for those medications which military PTs may be credentialed to prescribe, as well as for those which may affect physical therapy intervention.
  • Apply the current best evidence for examination of the knee region and state which diagnostic tests have the best sensitivity and specificity for selected knee pathologies.
  • Given a patient with specific impairments related to dysfunction of the spine or lower extremity, select an appropriate manual therapy technique and correctly perform it to address the impairments.
  • Apply the current best evidence for examination of the spine and to provide specific interventions for spinal pathologies.

PREREQUISITES

Attendees will be licensed active or reserve component physical therapists. Active or reserve component applicants who are projected to deploy within the next 12-18 months will be given priority seating. ROTC and direct accessions and those rotating to OCONUS also have priority seating. COMPLETION OF INTRODUCTION TO CBRNE, 081-W IS MANDATORY BEFORE REGISTERING FOR ANY PPSCP COURSE. Introduction to CBRNE can located at ATRRS under channel Directory, select Self-Development.

DATES

2015 Dates: 31 October-8 November 2015

2014 BROCHURE

2014 Kersey Brochure

APPLICATION

Contact LTC Skip Gill and email your DA3838 for review. norman.w.gill2.mil@mail.mil
Example DA3838

SCHEDULE

Course Schedule Updated Schedule will be posted soon!

COURSE LENGTH and CEUs

9 Days. Travel on Fri 30 Oct 2015 and leave after 2 pm on 8 Nov. 60 CEUs through TPTA will be available for the course.

Point of Contact

LTC Skip Gill norman.w.gill2.mil@mail.mil 210-221-6457