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Robert Boyles

PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Boyles is a clinical professor and former program director of the University of Puget Sound's Doctor of Physical Therapy program in Tacoma, Washington. Previously, he was on faculty as associate professor and director of clinical education of the U.S. Army-Baylor University DPT program. His primary areas of instruction are in orthopedics, which includes evaluation and intervention, manual therapy treatment techniques for the spine and extremities, and musculoskeletal imaging. Dr. Boyles is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and is a certified orthopaedic clinical specialist. He received his entry-level MPT degree in physical therapy in 1991 and completed his orthopaedic and manual physical therapy residency and doctoral degree in 2002 at U.S. Army-Baylor University. Additionally, he has taught online imaging courses for the University of the Incarnate Word tDPT program, MedBridge, and Fisioterapia Interattiva (Italy). He has also taught multiple continuing education courses in manual therapy and imaging for physical therapists for the Department of Defense, APTA, PTWA, Evidence in Motion, and privately, throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. He is actively involved in research, with publications in the fields of manual physical therapy of the spine and extremities, and musculoskeletal imaging. He is a two-time recipient of the Rose Award for Excellence in Research awarded by the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA. He received the 2017 Award for Clinical Excellence from the Washington State Physical Therapy Association (PTWA).

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Indications for Musculoskeletal Imaging

Presented by Robert Boyles, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Indications for Musculoskeletal Imaging

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This course is part of our OCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge OCS Prep-Program.

When patients present to you with an orthopaedic or sports related injury, do you need to order imaging immediately? Is there criteria to help you decide if imaging is, or isn't, necessary, and if so, which imaging modality is most appropriate? Many imaging modalities are available for the evaluation of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. However, although patients are asking for high tech imaging, it does not mean better care and, in fact, can lead to harm. Using the many evidence-based imaging rules and published appropriateness criteria will help you decide if imaging is appropriate for your patient, and if so, which imaging modality should be requested. This course will briefly describe the imaging modalities and their uses available to you as a clinician, as well as the appropriateness criteria and published guidelines for each body region of interest.

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Imaging for Upper Quarter Sports Injuries

Presented by Robert Boyles, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Imaging for Upper Quarter Sports Injuries

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Overutilization of musculoskeletal imaging can be just as deleterious as underutilization. In fact, it has been shown that overutilization of imaging can actually lead to harm. It's essential that clinicians recognize when imaging is necessary and if so, which imaging modality it most appropriate. Fortunately, there are well-established guidelines to aid in this process. Most are based on a sound hypothesis from the history and physical exam. This course covers basic principles of diagnostic imaging modalities as they apply to the health care provider when evaluating sports injuries. The emphasis is on plain film radiography. Other types of imaging, including contrast films, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography will also be introduced as deemed clinically relevant.

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Imaging for Lower Quarter Sports Injuries

Presented by Robert Boyles, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Imaging for Lower Quarter Sports Injuries

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Overutilization of musculoskeletal imaging can be just as deleterious as underutilization. In fact, it has been shown that overutilization of imaging can actually lead to harm. It's essential that clinicians recognize when imaging is necessary, and if so, which imaging modality it most appropriate. Fortunately, there are well-established guidelines to aid in this process. Most are based on a sound hypothesis from the history and physical exam. This course covers basic principles of diagnostic imaging modalities as they apply to the health care provider when evaluating sports injuries. The emphasis is on plain film radiography. Other types of imaging, including contrast films, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography will also be introduced as deemed clinically relevant.

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Basic Musculoskeletal Radiology and Imaging

Presented by Robert Boyles, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Basic Musculoskeletal Radiology and Imaging

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This course by Dr. Robert Boyles, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT, covers basic principles and interpretation of diagnostic imaging modalities as they apply for all healthcare providers with imaging privileges. The emphasis is on plain film radiography, including basic physics of the imaging technique, viewing and interpreting films, radiographic anatomy, and clinical correlation with patient cases. Other types of imaging, including contrast films, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography will also be introduced.

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