PT Continuing Education : Dr. Jake Magel

Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Chatham East Side Physical Therapy Lab

Cost: $30

Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common symptoms prompting a health care visit in the United States. Patients may receive escalated care such as advanced imaging or invasive procedures prior to guideline recommended options offered by physical therapists. A guideline concordant alternative care pathway—RapidAccess--was implemented that emphasizes early physical therapy for patients with LBP prior to a consultation with a physiatrist. Dr. Magel will discuss the collaboration between physical therapists and physiatrists in the University of Utah health care system, the principles of value driven health care, and quality improvement. Additional discussion will include the challenges of building a quality improvement infrastructure within a university-based outpatient physical therapy clinic as well as the challenges and lessons learned surrounding real-world implementation of the RapidAccess care pathway. Physical therapy LBP guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for the management of patients with LBP. Dr. Magel will highlight several myths and realities related to the mobility deficit classification outlined in the physical therapy Low Back Pain Clinical Practice Guidelines.


Fee : $30

Registration has closed. Please contact Steve Karas at for additional information.


Chatham East Side Physical Therapy Lab


6585 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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Steve Karas