NEW COURSE SERIES: FMS Clinical Integration Education

Written by FMS Tuesday, December 3, 2019 FMS

The Fellowship is anchored around four continuing education courses known as the Clinical Integration Series. These courses will be offered quarterly, in a set sequence, and all but the 4th course include an online and live component. The live portion of the course will be offered in a standard 2-day continuing education format and open to non-fellows. Additionally, the “Fellow Day” will be held the day the Sunday after the live course and is for fellows only. This day will include interaction with the fellowship director and course instructors/mentors to include check off’s of skills, deep dives into related research, mentoring on progress through the program and open question/answer sessions.

 

Course #1 (June 2020)

Title: Clinical Integration: Approach into the Classification and Management of Patients with Low Back Pain

Description: This 2-day continuing education course is designed for rehabilitation-oriented healthcare providers who treat patients with low back pain. The course will serve to integrate the current best evidence for patients with LBP with the application of the regional interdependence model, the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). The course will cover the history, evidence, and clinical application of contemporary classification for patients with low back pain. The treatment-based classification (TBC) and the recently proposed Specific Treatment for Problems of the Spine (STOPS) approach for physical therapy management of patients with low back pain will be covered. The course will include skill development through laboratory instruction for the evidenced-based exam items and most common treatment techniques (manual therapy and therapeutic exercise) required to accurate place and effectively treat a patient in each of the 3 primary TBC categories (direction specific, mobilization and stabilization) and key associated categories from the STOPS approach. Clinical integration of SFMA findings and progressions to appropriate Functional Movement Systems discharge testing along with “patient for life” strategies will be covered. 

 

Course #2 (October 2020)

Title: Clinical Integration:  Functional Movement Systems Approach into the Classification and Management of Patients with Cervical and Shoulder Pain

Description: This 2-day continuing education course is designed for rehabilitation-oriented healthcare providers who treat patients with cervical and shoulder pain and dysfunction. This course will serve to utilize the current best evidence for patients with cervical and shoulder pain and integrate the regional interdependence model as evaluated through the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). The course will cover primary cervical and shoulder diagnoses commonly seen in the rehabilitation setting. The course will include skill development through laboratory instruction for the evidenced-based exam items and most common treatment techniques (manual therapy and therapeutic exercise) for each primary condition covered including discogenic related lesions, cervicogenic headache, facet syndrome, and whiplash associated disorder (WAD) from the cervical spine and subacromial impingement, instability, labral lesions, rotator cuff pathology, and adhesive capsulitis relative to the shoulder. Clinical integration of SFMA findings and progressions to appropriate Functional Movement Systems discharge testing along with strategies to manage musculoskeletal health throughout the lifespan will be covered. 

 

Course #3

Title: Clinical Integration:  Approach into the Management of Patients with Lower Extremity Pain 

Description: This 2-day continuing education course is designed for rehabilitation-oriented healthcare providers who treat patients with lower extremity pain. The course will serve to integrate the current best evidence for patients with lower extremity pain with the application of the regional interdependence model, the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). The course will cover primary lower extremity diagnoses commonly seen in the rehabilitation setting. The course will include skill development through laboratory instruction for the evidenced-based exam items and most common treatment techniques (manual therapy and therapeutic exercise) for each primary condition covered including hip impingement, piriformis syndrome, bursitis, and OA as well as patellofemoral syndrome, patellar tendonitis, ACL post-op rehabilitation and knee OA.  Common leg/foot ankle diagnosis of medial tibial stress syndrome, Achilles tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis will also be covered. Clinical integration of SFMA findings and progressions to appropriate Functional Movement Systems discharge testing along with “patient for life” strategies will be covered. 

 

Course #4 (online offering only)

Title: Clinical Overview:  Discharge and Beyond; Evidenced-based Performance and Wellness Strategies 

Description: This online continuing education course is designed for rehabilitation-oriented healthcare providers who treat patients with musculoskeletal pain. The course will serve to integrate the current best evidence related to appropriate discharge testing and suggestions related to main topics of performance and wellness. The course will include skill development through demonstrations of evidenced-based discharge tests and information related to commonly requested topics from patients related to performance, longevity and wellness.  In addition to discharge testing, how to integrate the self-screen and wellness app “MovePrint” will be covered in detail. Specific topics to be covered include, heart rate training principles, nutrition, sleep, stress management, disease prevention and exercise. An approach to appropriate screening and referral will be covered and suggested screening tools and questionnaires will be provided.   


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