Understand clinical value of diagnostic MSKUS for the physical therapist
Understand the financial value of MKSUS to the American health care system
Explore the history of MSKUS
Appreciate images associated with typical shoulder MSKUS
Appreciate partial documentation associated with MSKUS of the shoulder
Andrew M. Ball, PT, DPT, Ph.D, OCS, CMTPT, CertMSKUS, PES, is clinical and research faculty in the Carolinas Rehabilitation Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Ball has been a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy since 2012 and Certified in Dry Needling by Myopain Seminars in 2012. Dr. Ball graduated from Ithaca College in 1995, and has earned an MBA/PhD, and post-professional DPT from MGH Institute of Health Professions. He has completed a post-graduate fellowship in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) at University of Rochester, and a post-doctoral clinical residency in Orthopaedic physical therapy at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Ball serves on the Specialist Academy of Content Experts (SACE) writing clinical questions for OCS exam, as well as research and evidence-based-practice questions for of the physical therapist board certification exams. His publication record is diverse, spanning subjects ranging from conducting meta-analysis, to models of physical therapist graduate education, to political empowerment of patients with physical and intellectual disability. His most recent accomplishment is completion of the CertMSKUS with Hands-On-Seminars.