Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
James Elliott, PT, PhD
James (Jim) Elliott (@elliottjim) completed his PhD at the University of Queensland, Australia (UQ) in 2007 and a post-doctoral fellowship (2010) at UQ’s Centre for Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health and the Centre for Advanced Imaging. He is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Feinberg School of Medicine and the principal…Read full bio
David Walton, PT, PhD, FCAMPT
David Walton (@uwo_dwalton) completed his BScPT in Physical Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 1999, MSc in Neuroscience in 2001, and PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science from Western in 2010. Following a combined 10 years of clinical practice, he is now Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at Western University…Read full bio
1. The Challenge of Whiplash
Chapter one of this course will cover the current estimates of annual incidence, costs, anticipated recovery and the wide spectrum of signs and symptoms associated with whiplash.
2. Initial Clinical Evaluation and Screening Procedures
Mr. Walton will provide an appropriate step-by-step guide to assessment, evaluation and screening in acute WAD, with a focus on screening for red flags and risk factors for chronicity.
3. Detailed Mechanical, Neural and Cognitive Evaluation
Chapter three will cover how to use key patient-reported outcomes/cognitive screening tools and Mr. Walton will demonstrate clinical assessment procedures.
4. Establishing a Prognosis
Mr. Walton will describe current best knowledge on conventional imaging applications within the biomedical model and provide foundational evidence for advanced, but available, imaging applications within the context of the heterogeneous whiplash condition.
5. The Why, When, and How of Diagnostic Imaging for WAD
The final chapter of the course will go over current evidence on prognosis in acute WAD and provide information on consistent factors that predict chronic problems as well as highlight those that don’t appear to be predictive.