This three hour course is specifically designed for students. The primary focus of this class will be introducing the patient response or signs and symptoms model. We will highlight the use of hypotheses generation to guide our decision making. We will discuss how the behavior of the patient’s symptoms affects our examination and treatment. Additionally, we will pay particular attention on how to integrate the concept of test/re-test with our patients. Strategies on effective patient communication will also be integrated throughout the course. We will use a combination of lecture followed by group discussions on actual cases in order to pragmatically apply this model. The ultimate goal of this course will be exposing new clinicians to a framework for clinical decision making that can greatly enhance their efficacy.
About The Speaker(s)
Erik Gregersen, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in 1995. Upon graduation, Erik served as an Army Officer for four years before working in operations management as well as several sales and marketing positions.
Erik returned to school and graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Concordia University of Wisconsin in 2011. While in school he also worked part time as a CrossFit Trainer/Coach as well as becoming a Certified Level 1 CrossFit Trainer. He has remained active in CrossFit since beginning in 2007. Upon graduation Erik completed a year-long orthopedic manual therapy and sports medicine internship. He has also earned his Board Certification as an Orthopedic Specialist (OCS), is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and has an advanced certification in Functional Dry Needling. Additionally, Erik is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists.
Erik is integrally involved in the profession striving to better himself as well as acting in the role of a mentor. He is an active member of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association as well as the Wisconsin Chapter (WPTA) where he serves as the Academic Liaison Committee Co-Chair. He also serves in numerous roles as a mentor within the WPTA and Froedtert Health. Additionally, Erik teaches continuing education courses for other physical therapists throughout the state and region.