Participants of this webinar will be provided an introduction to musculoskeletal imaging applications in geriatric physical therapy. Part 1 in our 2-part series will cover basic concepts of medical imaging, routine and special views of the spine and lower extremities, and selection of most appropriate imaging modality given a particular patient/ client presentation. The course will also discuss clinical reasoning applications on how to incorporate imaging information in the physical therapy patient/client management of an older adult with musculoskeletal conditions.
(1) Describe basic concepts and principles of musculoskeletal image acquisition and interpretation.
(2) Identify normal and abnormal musculoskeletal anatomy on radiographs, CT scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
(3) Correlate the information obtained from medical images with the physical therapist’s examination findings.
(4) Recognize findings in medical images that would trigger a medical referral.
(5) Understand the indications when imaging is required
Sherman Auyeung PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMT is a physical therapy clinical supervisor at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center in San Francisco, California. He is a certified clinical specialist in orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapist. He is also adjunct faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Samuel Merritt University and the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. He has presented several continuing education courses, and co-authored chapters in the 5th edition of the Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Imaging (McKinnis) and the 6th edition Goodman and Snyder’s Differential Diagnosis text (Goodman, Heick and Lazaro)
Brian Hickman PT, DPT, NCS, GCS, CEEAA is a physical therapist at the Alameda Health System in Oakland, California. He is a certified clinical specialist in geriatrics and neurology by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists, and an adjunct faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Samuel Merritt University. Dr. Hickman is the current Chair of the Golden Gate District, California Physical Therapy Association. He teaches several continuing education courses on orthopedic and neuromuscular physical therapy. He also co authored several chapters in the the 6th edition Goodman and Snyder’s Differential Diagnosis text (Goodman, Heick and Lazaro) and the Umphred’s Neurological Rehabilitation for Physical Therapist Assistants (Lazaro and Umphred)