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PM&R Concepts for Primary Practitioners
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - Evans Hall – Room 327 A/B - 4170 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA
Gerald E. Dworkin, DO ’81 - Program Chairman

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7:45 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. The Inpatient Continuum: Rehab Issues From Acute Care to Home
Paul W. Horchos, DO `93, Physiatrist/Partner, Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates,
Scranton, PA
8:45 a.m. Head and Cervical Spine Injuries: Evaluation and Return to Play 
Joshua S. Krassen, DO ’91, Clinical Assistant Professor, DeSales University;
Active Staff, Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA & St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, PA
9:30 a.m. Useful Applications of Electro Diagnosis in Primary Care              
Raymond Bruno, DO, Physiatrist, Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates, Bethlehem, PA
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Knee & Shoulder Examination and Injection
Scott Naftulin, DO ’87, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Partner and Fellowship Director, Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates, PC
11:15 a.m. Expanded Treatment Options for the Care of Low Back Pain
Gerald E. Dworkin, DO ’81, Professor and Chairman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Medical Director, Pain and Spine Treatment Center, Burlington Township, NJ
12:15 -
1:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion/Adjourn

This program is designed for primary care practitioners and will focus on the application of PM&R principles
within their practice. Skills and knowledge will include the evaluation and treatment of head, neck, low back,
knee and shoulder conditions. Content will also include considerations for hospitalized patients and electro

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the acute rehabilitation process, admission requirements and typical admission diagnoses.
  • Learn how inpatient rehabilitation can bridge the transition from acute care to home.
  • Evaluate and make appropriate treatment and return to play decisions for your patients with head and neck injuries.
  • Identify basics of how an electrodiagnostic consultant assesses muscle and nerve physiology.
  • Review relevant anatomy of the knee and shoulder.
  • Develop systematic physician examination of the knee and shoulder.
  • Evaluate, classify and diagnose painful low back conditions.
  • Learn various treatment options and modalities that they can apply in their office as well as treatment
    options available from pain specialist.

Physicians: "The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for five AOA Category 1-A CME credits. Approval is currently pending". Sign-in and full day attendance of program is required for credit. All faculty participating in continuing medical education programs sponsored by PCOM are expected to disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).

On-campus parking is available in our garage, please enter on Stout Road. All-day parking is $5.00.
Please note: the automated gate takes quarters or one, five, ten, and twenty dollar bills. The garage is now equipped to receive credit card payments (Visa, Master Card and Discover) at the two exit gates. Additionally, receipts are now available for those paying by cash or credit card. Enter Evans Hall through the front entrance across from the parking garage.

Physicians $140.00, Physician Assistants and other Health Care Professionals, $95.00. Registration fees for Saturday and Sunday programs are not refundable, nor can they be credited to future programs.

Call PCOM Rowland Hall Security Desk at (215) 871-6351 ask the guard to transfer your call to ext.5350 which is the phone in Evans Hall.


Last Updated: 12/15/14