Neuropathic pain in orthopedic clients is designed for rehabilitation professionals working in an orthopedic setting looking to enhance their evaluation and treatment skill set, especially for those patients who are not responding to typical conservative care. The course will review common orthopedic patient presentations which may potentially have an underlying neuropathic contribution to the patient’s symptoms. Proper evaluation and treatment and progressions will be reviewed as well.
- Identify common clinical presentations that might have an underlying neuropathic contribution
- Identify typical patient complaints that will guide your evaluation to include assessing for neuropathic pain
- Identify why pain with neuropathic origins must be treated differently from musculoskeletal pain
- Identify proper evaluation and treatment techniques for patients with neuropathic contribution to their symptoms.
- 8:00 PM – Underlying neuropathic conditions in orthopedic clients are more prevalent than you might think
- Insults to the nervous system can produce tissue changes in non neural structures
- Unless addressed, underlying neuropathic conditions can slow/prevent progress in post operative patients
- 8:45 – Q/A Session
- Chronic pain and its effect on the nervous system
- Absence of pain does not mean there is not an underlying neuropathic condition
- 9:30 PM – Q/A Session and Adjourn
- Brad Keisling, PT, CSCS
Brad Keisling, PT, CSCS, is an educator and clinician having graduated from Ithaca College Department of Physical Therapy where he was a member of the football team. He brings with him 16 years of orthopedic experience as the center manager for Drayer Physical Therapy in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine in Hilton Head, SC. In addition to being a licensed physical therapist, Brad is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Level 1 Instructor for Kettlebell Concepts and has been able to incorporate both into rehabilitation, especially of the injured athlete.
Contact Hours: 1.5