This course will provide an efficient and thorough approach for conducting a lower quadrant medical screening examination. The purpose, indications, and limitations of the lower quadrant screening exam will be presented. This course will provide clinometric properties, when applicable for specific tests, and potential red and yellow flags that may warrant urgent and non-urgent referral. A case study will be presented which will reinforce learned concepts.
This seminar-on-demand is 1 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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Purpose of the lower quadrant screening exam
Indications for the lower quadrant screening exam
- Integumentary system
- Surface anatomy
- Nervous system screen
Sequence of the lower quadrant screening exam (by body position)
- Observation – surface anatomy
- Posture assessment
- Standing squat
- Trunk AROM
- Neurologic screening
- Posture assessment
- Breathing pattern
- Trunk AROM with overpressure (rotations)
- Clinical test : Vertical trunk compression/decompression
- Neurologic Screening (sensory, myotomal and deep tendon reflexes)
- Palpation (abdominal region and lower extremities)
- Sacroiliac clinical tests
- Trunk AROM
- Lower Extremity AROM, PROM and overpressure
- Repeated lumbar flexion
- Neural tension/ SLR test
- Neurologic screening (sensory, myotomal and deep tendon reflexes)
- Trunk/lower extremity A/AAROM, PROM and overpressure
When not to screen
- Lymph nodes
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on conducting a lower quadrant medical screening examination.
- List 3 indications for conducting a lower quadrant screening examination.
- Recall 2 situations where it is not appropriate to perform a lower quadrant screening examination.
- Recite 3 red flags during lymph node palpation that may warrant a subsequent referral
- List the purpose of the spurling's maneuver
- List the clinical relevance of sustained passive cervical rotation on symptom provocation that may justify and outside referral.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
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Contact Hours: 1
Target Audience: Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Financial – Robert McCabe works for NYU CENTER FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL CARE and receives a salary. He receives royalty payments from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
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