Assessment-Treatment-Prevention Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Disorders & Disability
(Regional Application of the Duffy-Rath System©)
Brief Description of the Course:
The Duffy-Rath System© (DRS) is a unique approach to the assessment, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and disability. Developed in 1984 by Wayne and Jean (Duffy) Rath, the system is currently utilized at outpatient clinics and industrial sites across the United States and internationally.
This workshop provides the clinician with a system to improve their effectiveness and efficiency in assessment and treatment of activity-related chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders and disability. All the treatment strategies are oriented towards recovery of activity tolerance and long-term self-efficacy (i.e. secondary, tertiary and quaternary prevention).
This is solely an online course. There are 5 sections the participant must complete with an ‘open-book’ test to pass and a critique that must be submitted prior to awarding a certificate of completion. The focus of this course is to chronic activity-related lower back and cervico-brachial pain disorders.
Workshop Goal:Promote a systematic, prevention-oriented and non-operative approach to the assessment, treatment and prevention of activity-related chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders and disability that is effective, efficient, accountable and long-term focused.
Workshop Instructional Objectives – upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Identify relevant epidemiology for chronic musculoskeletal pain and disability.
2. Identify the patient intrinsic risk factors for chronic pain and disability that need to be recognized during the course of evaluation and treatment.
3. Identify the distinguishing clinical characteristics required for differential diagnoses related to chronic mechanical and non-mechanical MSDs.
4. Identify the care-giver risk factors that can facilitate chronic pain and disability during the course of evaluation and treatment.
5. Identify a strategic plan for implementation of the Duffy-Rath Function Treatment Strategy for legally involved and not legally involved chronic musculoskeletal disorders.
6. Identify the most common cautions and contraindications related to chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders and methods for rapid identification.
7. Identify the role of objective assessment of function, surgery and alternative methods of healthcare in the treatment and prevention of chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders and disability.
|Online Registration and Orientation||Participants register online and are directed to an orientation section that identifies the goals and objectives for the workshop, and the structure and process for completing the course. The participant is then directed to the start of the course.|
|Section 1: Introduction||
|Section 2: DRS Assessment Process||
|Section 3: Chronic Mechanical Pain||
|Section 4: Chronic NonMechanical Pain||
|Section 5: Summary||
|Test||Open-book test covering each section – 100% passage required, multiple opportunities (i.e. as many as needed) provided.|
|Study Time||8-10 hours|