This course will provide the PT clinical doctoral learner ways to utilize the Guide to PT Practice for effective and efficient clinical decision making. The Guide to PT Practice is an organizational tool that summarizes physical therapist rights, roles, and responsibilities in treating patients/clients and in providing the PT a framework for clinical decision making. The patient/client management model utilizing examination methods, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, length of visits/stay, outcome measures and discharge planning are covered in this course. Multiple case examples will be shown.
Case presentations by: Jason Craig, PT, DPhil, Cathy Elrod, PT, PhD, & Steven Tepper, PT, PhD
By the end of the course the student will be able to: