Overdiagnosis – Online Course

Rehab Learning Center · January 4, 2023


Online Physical Therapy Course – 1.75 hours

Welcome to Rehab Learning Center’s 1.75 hours Overdiagnosis, an online Physical Therapy continuing education course. In this course we detail what overdiagnosis is, as well as what it is not. We will examine the components of overdiagnosis; as well as discuss how each of them individually and collectively contribute to the potential for an overdiagnosis. Finally, we discuss strategies that the practicing physical therapists can utilize to minimize/eliminate potential overdiagnosis.

This online course is suggested as a partner to our course “Making a Musculoskeletal Diagnosis” but can serve s a “stand-alone” course as well. Both of these courses will serve as valuable precursors to our other musculoskeletal diagnosis courses on various sections of the body.

We believe this information is crucial to understanding musculoskeletal diagnosis. We trust that you will find the material extremely valuable and practical to your physical therapy practice.

Free Course Introduction Video


  • Identify the utilized case example as a potential case for overdiagnosis.
  • List the two primary causes of overdiagnosis.
  • List the primary examples utilized to demonstrate the concept of overdefinition.
  • List the differences between sensitive and specific tests.
  • List one intervention procedure utilized as an example of known driver of overdiagnosis.

Course Information:

Estimated Time: 1.75 hours


Course Instructor:

Michael Reiman, PT, DPT, PhD, MEd, OCS, SCS, ATC, FAAOMPT, CSCS

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Rehab Learning Center offers Physical Therapy Workshops in multiple locations. Contact us to have a course sponsored at your site or online.

Athletic Trainer BOC NATA

This course meets the standards for continuing education by most state physical therapy boards. Physical therapists please contact your state board for details on their specific requirements.

Rehab Learning Center (BOC AP#: P10231) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers.

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Our philosophy, mission and purpose at Rehab Learning Center is to educate, empower, motivate and challenge ourselves and our colleagues to be the best physical therapists and healthcare professionals that we can possibly be.

Therefore, we have dedicated our platform to constant learning and improvement. We believe in the quote by Abigail Adams “Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”

Join us for an interactive, challenging and rewarding experience that embodies Benjamin Franklin’s quote “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Our approach is not simply to “teach” you. Rather, we believe in an active learning approach.

Thank you for your purchase of the Overdiagnosis Online Physical Therapy Course.

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Course Information

Estimated Time: 1.75 hours