Units of the PSP Certification Program™


Unit 1 – Principles of Primary Spine Care


Unit 2 – The Lumbar Spine


Unit 3 – The Cervical Spine


Unit 4 – Clinical Management and Final Proficiency Exam


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Hotel Information

Where should I stay while attending the PSP Live Workshops?

SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh Southside Works

2950 South Water Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15203 USA
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1-412-488-8003

 

Hyatt House Pittsburgh Southside Works

2795 South Water Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15203 USA
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1-866-238-2418

 

Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh - Technology Center

329 Technology Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15219 USA
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1-412-621-0880


Required Readings

Provided with Registration

Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain, Volumes I and II, by Donald R. Murphy, DC, FRCC

These texts are required reading for the University of Pittsburgh Primary Spine Practitioner Certification Program™, and will be provided upon completed registration. These are clinical workbooks that instruct the practitioner on the application of an evidence-based, relationship-centered approach to spine care. They are designed to give practitioners and students a concise means to integrate disparate findings, organize clinical data, form a diagnosis, and design an effective management strategy. Two chapters on case studies illustrate the real-world application of Primary Spine Care in actual patient scenarios.

These books will be referenced throughout the course and it is recommended that attendees read the books cover-to-cover in order to familiarize themselves with the material that will be expanded upon in the live and distance learning modules.

 

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Volume I:

Primary Management of Low Back Disorders Using The CRISP Protocols

Murphy, Donald R.

 

 

 

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Volume II:

Primary Management of Cervical Disorders Using The CRISP Protocols

Murphy, Donald R.

 

 

 

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The Establishment of a Primary Spine Care Practitioner and its Benefits to Health Care Reform in the United States

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Murphy D, Justice B, Paskowski I, Perle S, Schneider M

 

 

Treatment-Based Classificiation System for Low Back Pain: Revision and Update Diagram

 

Treatment-Based Classificiation System for Low Back Pain: Revision and Update

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Alrwaily M, Timko M, Schneider M, Stevans J, Bise C, Hariharan K, et al.

 

 


Recommended Reading

  1. Christensen CM, Grossman JH, Hwang J. The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2009.
  2. Dower C, Moore J, Langelier M. It Is Time To Resctructure Health Professions Scope-Of-Practice Regulations To Remove Barriers To Care. Health affairs. 2013 Nov;32(11):1971-6.
  3. Hartvigsen J, Foster NE, Croft PR. We need to rethink front line care for back pain. Bmj. 2011;342:d3260.
  4. Porter ME. A Strategy for Health Care Reform--Toward a Value-Based System. The New England journal of medicine. 2009 Jul 9;361(2):109-12
  5. Porter ME, Lee TH. The Strategy That Will Fix Health Care. Harvard Bus Rev. 2013;Oct:1-19.
  6. Porter ME, Teisberg EO. Redefining Health Care:  Creating Value-Based Competition on Results. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press; 2006.

Copyright Information

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Updated | 02.19.2019

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Questions regarding the program:
University of Pittsburgh
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy

Michael Timko, PT, MS, FAAOMPT
  PSP - Program Manager
  Bridgeside Point 1
  100 Technology Drive, Suite 210
  Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  (412)383-6578

  mtimko@pitt.edu

Questions regarding program registration:
University of Pittsburgh
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology

Karl A. Kemmerer
  PSP - Online Continuing
  Education Coordinator
  Bakery Square, Suite 401
  6425 Penn Avenue
  Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  (412)383-6705

  kak216@pitt.edu



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