Integrative Manual Therapy: Leveraging Advanced Diagnostic Technologies

Presented by Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos & Dr. Konstantine Rizopoulos

Course Features

  • Type – Live
  • 15 Contact Hours
  • Appropriate for - PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, LMTs, and Physicians
  • Language – English

This is how we're covered for CEU's

Approval # 20-1138214
Approval in TX # 78209TX, 15 CCUs

Our courses are subcontracted by Redefine Health Education (RHE). We are approved for CEU CREDITS for PT, PTA, APT, DPT IN 40+ STATES.

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This course is subcontracted to Redefine Health Education. RHE is a registered CE approval agency of the PT Board of California, a rule-approved CE provider of the PT Board of Florida (#50-32784), a licensed CE sponsor of physical therapy continuing education by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR #216.000360), an approved CE provider of the PT Board of New Mexico, an approved CE provider of the PT Board of Oklahoma (#BAP202310010) and recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved sponsor of PT/PTA continuing education. In addition to the aforementioned jurisdictions, courses approved by other state boards & APTA chapters will be accepted for licensure credit in all the jurisdictions listed on this webpage, pursuant to regulation: www.redefinehealthed.com/ceuinfo. If you have a specific question about CE credit for this course in your state, please direct your inquiry, including the course title in which you are interested, to [email protected].

Approval # 20-1138214
Approval in TX # 78209TX, 15 CCUs

Course Overview

Aimed at empowering physical therapists with the skills to combine traditional evaluation methods with state-of-the-art diagnostic tests (Electromyography, Nerve Conduction Studies, and MSK Ultrasound Imaging), ensuring an elevated, evidence-informed approach to patient care.

Attendees will immerse themselves in manual therapy methodologies that are both elucidated and demonstrated. Emphasizing hands-on learning, the course offers extensive lab sessions where participants actively practice and hone their skills. Key focal areas include mastering manipulation/mobilization techniques and the art of soft tissue trigger point therapy evaluation, assessment, and treatment.

Key Learning Outcomes

  1. Diagnostic Testing Integration: Learn to integrate findings from standard physical therapy evaluations with data from Electromyography (EMG), Nerve Conduction Testing (NCS), and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging (MSKUS) for the creation of comprehensive, and specific patient treatment plans with 61% greater accuracy and effectiveness.
  2. Precision in Manual Therapy: Acquire advanced manual therapy techniques, specifically tailored to address pathologies and conditions as revealed by EMG, NCS, and MSKUS Testing. Gain proficiency in delivering targeted interventions that address the root cause, rather than just the symptoms.
  3. Spinal Manipulation Techniques: Delve into spinal manipulations, understanding when and how to employ these based on the nuanced insights gleaned from advanced diagnostic procedures.
  4. Specialized Soft Tissue Interventions: Harness the power of diagnostic technologies to fine-tune soft tissue treatment techniques, ensuring maximum therapeutic impact.

Course Benefits

  • Evidence-Informed Practice: Bolster your clinical decision-making process by integrating advanced diagnostic technologies, ensuring treatments are backed by concrete data.
  • Enhanced Patient Outcomes: With precision-guided manual therapy techniques, witness accelerated recovery and improved patient satisfaction.
  • Future-Ready Skills: Stay ahead in the evolving realm of physical therapy by mastering the synthesis of manual therapy and the latest diagnostic technologies.

Who Should Attend?

Physical therapists eager to elevate their clinical practice, manual therapy specialists seeking to harness the power of diagnostic technologies, and any practitioner committed to delivering the pinnacle of evidence-informed care.

Equip yourself with the tools, techniques, and knowledge to revolutionize your practice. Join us in mastering the art and science of “Integrative Manual Therapy: Leveraging Advanced Diagnostic Technologies”.

Integrative Manual Therapy: Leveraging Advanced Diagnostic Technologies

2-Day Course Outline

Day 1: Foundational Understandings & Diagnostic Integration

8:30 am – 9:00 am:

  • Welcome & Registration
  • Introduction to the Course

9:00 am – 10:15 am:

  • Overview of Traditional Evaluation in Physical Therapy
  • Introduction to Advanced Diagnostic Technologies: Electromyography (EMG), Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS), and MSK Ultrasound Imaging (MSKUS)

10:15 am – 10:30 am:

  • Morning Break (15 minutes)

10:30 am – 12:00 pm:

  • Integrating Findings: Merging Traditional Evaluation with EMG, NCS, and MSKUS Data
  • Workshop: Case Studies and Practical Examples

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm:

  • Lunch Break (1 hour)

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm:

  • Hands-On Lab: Basic Manual Therapy Techniques & Diagnostic Data Interpretation
  • Group Activities: Peer Evaluation and Feedback

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm:

  • Afternoon Break (15 minutes)

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm:

  • Dive into Spinal Manipulation: Foundations & Diagnostic Indicators
  • Lab Session: Practicing Basic Spinal Manipulation Techniques

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm:

  • Soft Tissue Techniques: Basics and Importance in Manual Therapy
  • Hands-on Session: Soft Tissue Trigger Point Identification

Day 2: Advanced Techniques & Specializations

8:30 am – 9:00 am:

  • Recap of Day 1 and Setting the Agenda for Day 2

9:00 am – 10:15 am:

  • Precision in Manual Therapy: Techniques Tailored to Diagnostic Findings
  • Hands-On Lab: Practicing Manual Therapy with Diagnostic Insights

10:15 am – 10:30 am:

  • Morning Break (15 minutes)

10:30 am – 12:00 pm:

  • Advanced Spinal Manipulation Techniques & Their Indicators from Diagnostic Procedures
  • Practical Lab: Advanced Spinal Manipulation & Feedback Session

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm:

  • Lunch Break (1 hour)

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm:

  • Specialized Soft Tissue Interventions: From Diagnostic Data to Targeted Treatment
  • Hands-On Lab: Advanced Soft Tissue Treatment Techniques

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm:

  • Afternoon Break (15 minutes)

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm:

  • Integrative Session: Complete Patient Evaluation and Treatment Plan Creation
  • Group Activity: Case Studies and Collaborative Treatment Design

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm:

  • Wrap-up: Key Takeaways, Questions, and Further Resources
  • Course Feedback & Certification Distribution

DATES AND LOCATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED

15 Contact Hours

(ask us for specific CEUs for your state)

Instructors

Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos

DPT, MD, PHD, DSc, ECS

Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos, DPT, MD, PhD, DSc, ECS, is board certified in clinical electrophysiology with over 35 years of clinical experience. He is the co-founder of Hands-On Companies and a Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor for Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. He is a past member of SACE (Specialization Academy of Content Experts) for the ABPTS examination board on electrophysiology, and a past elected member of the Executive Committee of the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology of APTA.

He is the editor of the Diagnostic Section of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, and the author or co-author of numerous books, articles, and research papers related to his fields of expertise.

Dr. Konstantine Kostopoulos

PT, DPT, MCMT, RMSK

Dr. Rizopoulos, PT, DPT, RMSK, APCA, is board certified in Musculoskeletal Sonography. He has over 35 years of clinical experience and also holds a doctoral degree with a focus on business administration, marketing, PR, and management. He co-founded and successfully established and managed the Hands-On Companies, a consortium of companies in the areas of Physical Therapy, Diagnostic Testing, and Education.

During his extensive experience in diagnostic testing and manual therapy, Dr. Rizopoulos has treated more than 150,000 patients over the last 35 years, and performed thousands of ultrasound diagnostic tests.

He has also co-authored several books with Dr. Kostopoulos, and numerous articles for professional journals.

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Integrative Manual Therapy: Leveraging Advanced Diagnostic Technologies

$675.00

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  • Appropriate for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, LMTs, ATCs, DCs, and Physicians
  • 15 Contact Hours
  • Live course
  • Dates and Locations TBA

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