Physical Therapy Management of Patients with Lumbo-Pelvic Disorders

February 21-22, 2014

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
3010 Health Science Center, UW-La Crosse
$385, includes lunch and refreshments
$355, student/alumni
16 contact hours
Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association (16 contact hours approved, Course #15420)
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The emphasis of this course will be on applying evidence-based practice to clinical decision making strategies for the examination and management of patients with common musculoskeletal disorders of the lumbo-pelvic region. A systematic examination process will be presented that will guide the clinician to effectively categorize patients into treatment based classifications. To facilitate learning opportunities Lab time will be used to instruct and practice several diagnostic tests (to differentially diagnose lumbo-pelvic pathology) and manual therapy techniques (muscle energy techniques, thrust and non-thrust joint mobilizations). Patient education and therapeutic exercise will be presented which facilitate symptom management for patients. Other intervention strategies will be discussed that have been found to enhance treatment outcomes.

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Paul Reuteman, PT, DPT, MHS, OCS, ATC is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Program of Physical Therapy at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. His primary teaching responsibilities include musculoskeletal examination and intervention principles, clinical-decision making principles and clinical radiology. He maintains an active clinical practice at Gundersen Health System Sports Medicine where he also serves as faculty of the Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program. Dr. Reuteman graduated from the program of Physical Therapy at Marquette University and is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from the ABPTS and is a board-certified Athletic Trainer from the NATA. Dr. Reuteman is the co-founder of Specialized Physical Therapy Education and serves as Faculty and a Lead Instructor of their Orthopedic Residency Program.

Matt Haberl, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS is a full-time staff Physical Therapist at Gundersen Health System Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Clinic. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in 2008 and recently completed an orthopedic residency with Evidence in Motion in 2010. Currently he is enrolled in Evidence in Motion’s Fellowship Program where he will complete his Fellowship in Manual Therapy with the American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapists in August 2012. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Athletic Training at Simpson College in Indianola, IA in 2004. His primary interests are in providing evidence based medicine in the areas of sports medicine and manual and manipulative therapy. Dr. Haberl is the co-founder of Specialized Physical Therapy Education and is the Program Director and Instructor of their Orthopedic Residency Program.