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Upper Quarter Course

Time limit: 180 days

$150 Enroll

Full course description

Course starts January 8th, 2024

The upper quarter course focuses on the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy’s clinical practice guidelines on the upper quarter. The course starts with shoulder joint, discussing shoulder pain with mobility deficits, movement coordination impairments and rotator cuff tears. Next will be elbow, wrist and hand, with a focus on mobility deficits, stiffness, movement coordination impairments, hand pain and sensory deficits.

Course Features

  • Combination of didactic lectures, guided independent study and skill demonstration videos
  • Asynchronous lectures that can be completed at your own pace
  • Online assessments for each course
  • Integration of the APTA’s Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy’s Clinical Practice Guidelines

Course Goals

  • Explain the history of the impingement model and its limitations
  • Reference current research on the high potential of false positives with diagnostic imaging
  • Describe the limitations of traditional physical therapy diagnosis and treatment models
  • Explain the biopsychosocial model of health care delivery 
  • Describe current recommended PT evaluation/treatment paradigm 

Courses are taught by the Johns Hopkins Hospital Orthopeadic Physical Therapy Residency faculty who have been recognized for their contributions to education, research and practice management. The faculty offer the highest caliber of training and an opportunity for students to become distinguished leaders in evidence-based orthopaedic and manual physical therapy practice.

All instructors are either Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist (FAAOMPT), Board-Certified Clinical Specialists in either Orthopaedic (OCS) or Sports Physical Therapy (SCS) or Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission.

Instructors

  • Julie Finocchiaro, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • Ryan Cummings, PT, DPT, OCS
  • Kevin McLaughlin, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • Andrew Kunin, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • John Dale, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
  • Ryerson Stinson, MOT, OTR/L, CHT

All instructors are either Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist (FAAOMPT), Board-Certified Clinical Specialists in either Orthopaedic (OCS) or Sports Physical Therapy (SCS) or Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission.

Certificate

After successfully completing the course, learners will receive a certificate of completion from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 

Disclaimer

The Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Certificate Program (the “Program”) is NOT specifically designed to serve as a preparatory course for the specialist examination for Board Certification in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, and Johns Hopkins has no responsibility and disclaims all liability related to the success or lack there-of on such examination by Program participants.  Moreover, the Program is available to participants of varying clinical backgrounds, and completion of the Program does not qualify a participant to practice as an orthopaedic physical therapist.  Participants are advised to comply with the scope of practice for their specialty as defined by the licensure authority in their jurisdiction, and/or the applicable regulations set forth by the state or country where participant practices.  Participation in the Program is evidence of the participant’s acknowledgement and agreement with the foregoing statements.