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Strategies for Musculoskeletal Health Promotion

presented by Kyle Kiesel, PT, PhD and Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS

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Financial: Dr. Kiesel and Dr. Plisky receive compensation from MedBridge for this course. Dr. Kiesel and Dr. Plisky are equity partners in Functional Movement Systems,

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Video Runtime: 50 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 18 Minutes

By using the self-movement screen to identify major movement dysfunctions, health care professionals can empower patients to take control of their musculoskeletal health and recognize when they need help. Using a case study format, this course will cover the implementation of a self-movement screen that can be used by health care professionals and patients.

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Meet Your Instructors

Kyle Kiesel, PT, PhD

Dr. Kiesel is a professor of physical therapy at the University of Evansville and a cofounder of the Functional Movement System. During his 20 years in academics, he has spent nine years directing programs in athletic training and physical therapy. His areas of research include motor control of the core, breathing, and functional movement testing…

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Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS

Dr. Phil Plisky is a professor in the University of Evansville's Doctor of Physical Therapy and PhD in Health Professions Education programs. He is the host of the MedBridge Rehab and Performance Lab podcast and founder of the Coaches Club at Dr. Plisky's mission is to transform the rehabilitation and performance professions through education,…

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1. Principles of Self-Screening

Musculoskeletal health care cost is skyrocketing, so it's important to get our prospective patients to be proactive and know when to seek our services. In order to do this well, we as providers need to understand the principles of self-screening. Further, it is important to define the terms screen, test, and assess to recognize when and how these tools should be utilized. These terms are applied to understanding a systematic approach to movement through the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Functional Movement Screen, Y-Balance Test, and Fundamental Capacity Screen. We will also discuss the importance of understanding pain versus dysfunction and how we can use a self-screen to manage patients upon discharge.

2. Sylvia's Case Study: Pain With Self-Screen

This is a case presentation of an older adult who did not pass multiple portions of the self-screen and was unable to resolve her movement dysfunction independently. By utilizing the results of the self-screen, Dr. Kiesel recognizes that she needs a musculoskeletal assessment and completes this using the Selective Functional Movement Assessment. He then prescribes her initial manual therapy and an exercise program and discusses the results with the patient.

3. Millie's Case Study: Return to Running

Millie passed her self-screen and now wants to know the next step to improve physical performance. Her physical performance is screened and tested using the Functional Movement Screen, Y-Balance Test, and Fundamental Capacity Screen. This test battery identifies the root cause of her plateau in her fitness and performance goals. An action plan is developed along with an initial exercise program to address her performance barriers.

4. Jessica's Case Study: High-Level Performance Client

In this case, the individual wanted to be able to join her friends running longer distances. She completed the self-screen but did not improve her movement patterns on her own. She sought care and was screened using the Functional Movement Screen and Y-Balance Test. A plan is developed to address her movement dysfunction to allow her to perform fitness activities with her friends.

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