A large part of the screening process is identifying redflag histories and red-flag signs and symptoms. Advancing age and previous history of any kind of cancer are two of the most important risk factors for cancer. Following the screening model presented in Chapters 1 and 2, the therapist will use past medical history, clinical presentation, and associated signs and symptoms as the basic tools to screen for cancer. The client history with interview is the number one tool for cancer screening. Take the client’s history, looking for the presence of any risk factors for cancer. Cancer in its early stages is often asymptomatic. Survival rates are increased with early detection and screening, making this element of client management extremely important.
In this course, general information is offered about spinal pain with a focus on clinical presentation, while being mindful of the risk factors and associated signs and symptoms typical of each visceral system capable of referring pain to the head, neck, and low back. Following the model for decision making in the screening process outlined in Chapter 1, we now turn our attention to pain from medical conditions, illnesses, and diseases referred to the sacrum, sacroiliac (SI), and pelvic regions.
With a careful interview and the right screening questions, the therapist can identify clues suggestive of a problem outside the scope of a physical therapist’s practice that may require medical referral. Specific tests to screen for an underlying infectious or inflammatory source of pelvic or abdominal pain are also presented with a suggested order of testing.
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Course Goals & Objectives:
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
- Recognize the facts about cancer statistics as they relate to gender and age
- Recognize the risk factors for cancer
- Identify the environmental and lifestyle factors as they relate to cancer
- Identify the 3 major types of cancer
- Recognize the pathways of cancer metastases
- Identify the signs and symptoms of Metastasis
- Recognize the early warning signs of cancer
- Identify the neurological manifestations of cancer
- Recognize the skeletal manifestations of cancer
- Identify the hepatic manifestations of cancer
- Identify the side effects cancer treatments
- Recognize the cancers of the musculoskeletal system
- Recognize the primary tumors of the central nervous system
- Identify the cancers of the blood and lymph system
- Recognizing the guidelines for immediate referral to a physician as it relates to cancer
- Identify the yellow and red flag findings associated with back pain
- Recognize the location of pain and symptoms associated with head, neck and back pain
- Recognize the cardiac causes of neck and back pain
- Identify the pulmonary causes for neck and back pain
- Recognize the gastrointestinal causes of neck and back pain
- Identify the gynecologic causes of back pain
- Identify sacrum and sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Recognize the causes of pain in the pelvis
Contact Hours: 10
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainer
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: 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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