William Boissonnault- Medical Screening and Differential Diagnosis in PT Education

The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast

07-08-2019 • 28 minutos

Dr. William (Bill) Boissonnault joins us on the HET Podcast to discuss common systemic causes of musculoskeletal pain and red flags to look  for and he tells us how differential diagnosis should be incorporated into PT school education.   Resources Mentioned: Primary Care for the Physical Therapist: Examination and Triage 2nd Edition Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist 2nd Edition Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral by Catherine Goodman PTnow   Biography: Dr. William Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAAOMPT, FAPTA is Executive Vice President of Professional Affairs, APTA, and Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a founding member of and Curriculum Director for the University of Wisconsin Hospital/Clinics and Meriter Hospital Orthopedic Physical Therapy Clinical Residency Program. Dr. Boissonnault holds multiple adjunct physical therapy faculty positions, presenting nationally and internationally and teaching differential diagnosis, diagnostic imaging, and communication skills. He is editor of the textbook Primary Care for the Physical Therapist; Examination and Triage, (Elsevier Saunders 1st and 2nd edition) and past co-editor of Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist I (Saunders-1st and 2nd edition). He has multiple journal publications related to differential diagnosis and physical therapist practice. Dr. Boissonnault is past-president of the Foundation for Physical Therapy, the profession’s national research fund-raising organization, and also past-president of the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA. In addition, he chaired the APTA Manipulation Legislative Task Force and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Practice Committee.   Contact information: E-Mail: BillBoissonnault@apta.org       The PT Hustle Website Schedule an Appointment with Kyle Rice HET LITE Tool Anywhere Healthcare (code: HET)