Musculoskeletal Primer for the Non-Orthopedist
This CME activity focuses on providing a biomechanical and anatomic framework for physicians to understand musculoskeletal medicine, providing a clinical paradigm and confidence that clinicians can apply to all musculoskeletal injury care, reducing referral needs, improving recovery timeframes, and reducing condition relapse potential. Interactive Case scenarios, video demonstrations of exam techniques, and computer modeling will augment the didactic material. Patient education tools will be accessible online for reference in an effort to foster further learning and patient independent recovery.
This course is designed for physicians in family practice, primary care, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, emergency medicine/ urgent care, as well as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and allied health professionals.
Dates, Duration & Fee
- Release Date: July 26, 2017
- Expiration Date: July 26, 2020
- Estimated Time to Complete: 2.50 Hour
- CME Credits Offered: 2.50
- Registration Fee: FREE
To Obtain CME Credits
- Review the information below and complete the entire activity.
- Complete the CME Post-test, CME Assessment Survey, and CME Activity Completion Statement at the end of the activity.
- You must receive a score of 75% or higher on the post-test in order to receive a certificate. You will have two attempts to answer each multiple-choice question (or one attempt for questions with only two options) to pass the post-test.
- Once you attest to completing the entire online activity and have scored 75% or higher on the post-test, your certificate will be generated automatically and will be available on your Dashboard page.
- Physicians will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credits„¢. All other participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Evaluate a patient for basic musculoskeletal conditions associated with posture, ergonomics and biomechanics.
- Reduce prescription of narcotic pain medications while enhancing utilization of physical modalities (physical therapy, acupuncture, myofascial or active release techniques) through integration of biomechanical- and trigger-point-based diagnostic approaches.
- Differentiate between common musculoskeletal conditions, based on patient history and mechanism of injury to target the root cause of pain and dysfunction.
- Manage musculoskeletal injuries through employing imaging studies as tools to guide treatment and referrals.
- Educate patients regarding performance of independent home exercises, additionally gaining an online stretching source for patient referral.