Continuing Education | Jan 27, 2012 | Registration Info >>

Practical Review & Application of Evidence-Based Orthopedic Concepts

Practical Review & Application of Evidence-Based Orthopedic Concepts

Location: Family Wellness Center Education Room, 522 31st Ave South, Fargo, N.D.
The course is worth 8 contact hours.
The course is limited to 40 participants.

The purpose of this one-day course will be to directly link the most recent orthopedic physical therapy research to the practicing clinician. The instructor will provide the participant with an opportunity to take "evidence-based practice" to their clinic and apply them immediately on Monday morning as well as the tools to perform their own literature reviews. The course will include several forums of learning including lecture, discussion, demonstration and lab.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Be able to perform a literature search on a given topic effectively and efficiently.
  • Apply evidence-based evaluation and intervention to the orthopedic patient.
  • Perform evidence-based exercise and manual techniques in the spine and extremity.

Course Schedule

7:45- 8:00 a.m. Registration & continental breakfast (provided)
8:00- 8:15 a.m. Introduction: Discuss style of course
8:15- 8:45 a.m. Tutorial on literature review
8:45- 9:00 a.m. Clinical pearls for literature review
9:00- 9:45 a.m. Classification system for treatment of LBP: review & update
9:45-10:00 a.m. From Pilates to planks: what are "the best" exercises for LBP?
10:00-10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15-10:30 a.m. Imaging and the lumbar spine: helpful or harmful?
10:30-11:00 a.m. SI joint special testing lab
11:00-11:45 am. Hip special tests & arthroscopy
11:45-12:00 noon Q & A, clinical pearls
12:00-12:45 p.m. LUNCH (provided)
12:45- 2:00 p.m. Cervicothoracic spine lecture & lab
2:00- 3:00 p.m. Shoulder special tests lecture & lab
3:00- 3:15 p.m. BREAK
3:15- 4:30 p.m. Clinical practice guidelines: use what works!
Achilles tendonopathy
Plantar fasciitis
Knee meniscal
Knee ligament
Hip OA
4:30- 4:50 p.m. Regional interdependence & examples in research
4:50- 5:00 p.m. Q & A & wrap-up

Course Faculty

Jeff Schmidt, PT, OCS, SCS, MTC

Jeff graduated from St. Louis University in 1991 and began working both inpatient and outpatient PT in Fargo, ND. In 2000, Jeff became certified by the University fo St. Augustine as a manual therapist, and in 2006, he became a certified orthopedic specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Again, in 2011, Jeff became a Sports Certified Specialist through the same organization, thus making him the only PT in North Dakota to hold 3 certifications. He works full-time in the clinic, and sees exclusively orthopedic and sports medicine clientele. Jeff takes graduate level DPT students on a regular basis as a clinical instructor. He has spoken publicly on many occasions, and recently has begun having interest in sharing his clinical skills on a larger basis. He has a strong interest in clinical research, with his first study being approved by an IRB in October 2011.