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Muscoloskeletal Imaging for Physical Therapists
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Muscoloskeletal Imaging for Physical Therapists

When: June 25, 2016
8am - 5pm
Where: CSN West Charleston Campus - Claud Howard Building
6375 W. Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada  89146
United States
Presenter: Anthony DiFilippo PT, DPT, M.Ed., CSCS, CWT
Contact: Jenelle Lauchman

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The NVAPTA invites you to learn more about diagnostic imaging while helping raise funds for the 2017 efforts in updating our practice act! We purposely kept the fee low to encourage participation. We'll have a lunch meeting where we'll discuss upcoming battles with the practice act so in 2017, we can be ready!



Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1.  Recognize how the study of medical imaging can make the clinician’s evaluation and treatment of the patient more comprehensive.
  2. Discuss the evolution of diagnostic imaging, from its historical beginnings to modern technologies with computer integration.
  3. Describe and discuss the clinical impact of common imaging technologies in musculoskeletal imaging
  4.  Compare and contrast the clinical capabilities, and limitations of radiographs, computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and diagnostic ultrasound
  5. Discuss the role of PT’s in the diagnostic imaging system through their correlation of clinical findings with imaging information.
  6. Describe the radiologic evaluation of fractures and fracture healing.
  7. Discuss the radiologic evaluation, observations, common injury patterns, degenerative disease process, and anomalies of various regions of the body (i.e.: cervical, lumbar, thoracic spine, pelvis, and hip)
  8. Apply medical imaging information to physical therapy intervention planning.
  9. Distinguishes the major roles of conventional radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography in clinical decision making.

About the Speaker: 

Dr. DiFilippo’s expertise in rehabilitation of orthopedic dysfunction and his development of sports-specific conditioning programs has helped many patients return to their jobs, sports they enjoy or daily activities. As a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, Dr. DiFilippo enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic conditions such as sprains and strains, spinal disorders, arthritis, TMJ dysfunction, and balance deficits.

Dr. DiFilippo earned his bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Bowling Green State University in conjunction with the Medical College of Ohio. He then went on to earn a Master
degree in Exercise Science from Cleveland State University. He also earned certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 1997. His doctorate in physical therapy was obtained from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. DiFilippo is certified as a Workability Therapist for industrial injury management through the Workability Network, LLC.

Dr. DiFilippo is currently President of the Ohio Physical Therapy Association and also is a parttime instructor of physical therapy at Cleveland State University. He recently received the “Physical Therapist of the Year” award by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for 2011. He was also awarded the 2008 National “PT/PTA Team Award” from the American Physical Therapy Association.


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