presented by Christopher Bise
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Christopher Bise, PT, MS, DPT, OCS
Chris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been a physical therapist for 20 years and an Orthopedic Certified Specialist since 2011. He completed his undergraduate and graduate physical therapy training at Boston University in 1994 (BS) and 1996 (MSPT) respectively. He completed his Doctor…Read full bio
1. The Burden of OA and Musculoskeletal Disease
Our aging population and the increase in covered lives as a result of the provision of the ACA have made arthritis a burgeoning public health issue.
2. The Biology Behind Osteoarthritis
Inflammation, though not as evident in OA as in RA, appears to be one of the significant drivers of OA and its progression. This chapter will discuss the current evidence and theories surrounding the biology of Osteoarthritis and its impact on choice of intervention for Physical Therapists.
3. Clinical Diagnosis and Classification of Osteoarthritis
Clinical diagnosis of Osteoarthritis is typically completed by a physician, but it is critical that clinicians understand the diagnostic criteria MD’s are using for their patients. Additionally, they are criteria that clinicians can use in the clinic to evaluate patients if they are suspicious of the presence of Osteoarthritis. This chapter will present a broad overview of the clinical criteria and classification of the patient with OA.
4. Rehabilitation and Conservative Care for Osteoarthritis
With dwindling healthcare dollars, shrinking access and a shift toward conservative care, rehabilitation interventions for OA have received increased attention. In the last 5 years there has been an explosion of research into specific exercises, dose and intensity of intervention. This chapter will provided a broad overview of the current literature and its application to clinical practice.