California Physical Therapy Continuing Education

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24 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours

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Ethical Practice In Physical Therapy
2 Hrs
This course covers the principles and standards of ethical practice for physical therapists and assistants and references the Codes of Ethics and Conduct Guides of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). Ethical issues related to professional practice are discussed. Steps to identify potential conflicts and strategies for decision making to avoid and resolve ethical issues are included.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Common Injuries and Therapy Management for Runners
4 Hrs
With the popularity of running increasing, so are the frequency of injuries reported for those involved in the sport - many of these injuries involve the lower extremities; the most commonly injured body part is the knee. This course will familiarize the physical therapy professional with the unique needs, complications and injuries that he or she may encounter when dealing with runners.
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Wheelchair Evaluations: Methods in Refining Assessment Skills for Occupational and Physical Therapis
3 Hrs
This course is designed to answer questions that a physical or occupational therapist may have when introduced into a situation that involves a necessary transition from a walker to a wheelchair. Topics will range from typical insurance coverage, outreach information, and functional information to standardized test suggestions for cognitive, visual and motor perception, as well as common ethical and safety problems that may accompany wheelchair assessments.
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Plantar Faciitis Diagnosis and Treatment Methodologies
3 Hrs
This course will discuss the two most common symptoms attributed to plantar fasciitis, as well as other conditions often mistaken for it. We will identify some common risk factors that may cause an individual to be more susceptible to plantar fasciitis as well as foot pain, in general. We will also cover the four effective treatments for plantar fasciitis.
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Achilles Tendon Rupture & Recovery: Evidence-Based Practice
2 Hrs
This course will describe relevant anatomy as it is related to an achilles tendon rupture and the rehabilitation involved in the recovery process following surgical and non-surgical management. A review of Achilles tendinopathy and treatment options will also be included in this course and it will also provide an overview of the surgical procedure. 
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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A Physical Therapy Guide to the Repair & Rehabilitation of the Rotator Cuff
2 Hrs
It is important that physical therapists have a fundamental understanding of the surgical techniques for rotator cuff repair, the anatomy of the shoulder and specific treatment plans for postoperative rotator cuff repair. This course will cover appropriate exercise progressions for each phase of the rehabilitation process to help the clinician develop an appropriate and effective plan of care.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Stroke: Risk Factor Assessment, Rehabilitation Protocols and Best Practices for Prevention
2 Hrs
Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death for Americans. Strokes are caused when a blood clot blocks the blood supply to the brain, or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Strokes are one of the most prevalent of all neurological disorders: An attack can be devastating to its victim, adversely affecting gross motor skills, speech, memory and abilities to perform activities of daily living (ADLs). In this course, we will discuss the rehabilitation and treatment of strokes, as well as guidelines indicated to aid patients in the prevention of further attacks.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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An Overview of Oncology Rehabilitation
4 Hrs
This course will familiarize the physical therapist with the different forms of cancer, as well as the risk factors and rehabilitation protocols for the care of the oncology patient
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Fall Information and Recovery Techniques for the Physical Therapy Professional
2 Hrs
Although physical and occupational therapists have received much education on why older adults fall and what can be done to prevent future falls, not much has been said on what can be done to help the older adult up off the floor without causing further injuries, as well as methods and techniques to improve the physical and cognitive health of the older adult to maintain fall recovery techniques. This course will detail some of these scenarios and techniques to help further the understanding and preparation for the physical therapist if such occurrences present themselves within his or her practice.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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ACL Repair & Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Look at ACL Tears
2 Hrs
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to describe the anatomy associated with an ACL tear and surgical repair. You will be able to state the components of a typical physical therapy rehabilitation plan for ACL repair rehabilitation and recovery, as well as have an understanding of the rehabilitation protocol and specific interventions following ACL repair.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Wounds: Types, Treatments and Practical Prevention
2 Hrs
Physical therapists trained in the management of wounds are a vital part of the wound care team. Their unique knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, positioning, mobility, and modalities adds a deeper dimension to the treatment and prevention of wounds. This course will provide detailed information about various wound types, treatments and methods for prevention.
2 Hrs
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Fractures and Surgical Fixation
2 Hrs
This course will summarize the structure of the bone and discuss the basic types of fractures and their classifications. You will have a better understanding of the specific rehabilitation considerations, describe physical and occupational therapy interventions used and summarize a basic plan of care for post-surgical fracture management.
2 Hrs
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Pediatric Sensory Integration and Implications for OT/PT Treatment with Adults
2 Hrs
Sensory processing disorder is a complex condition that affects a wide range of people with comorbid conditions across the lifespan. This course will provide a description of sensory integration as it pertains to clinical settings. Although sensory integration has its origins in the pediatric population, this course will address how treatment can be applied to adults.
2 Hrs
Online
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Evaluations and Treatment of the Cervical Spine
2 Hrs
Neck or cervical spine pain and dysfunction can have multiple causes. The goal of the physical therapist should first be to determine the cause of the pain via screening forms and special tests, and once the cause is determined, the best course of treatment can be chosen. This course will discuss the various assessment methods and treatment option of the cervical spine.
2 Hrs
Online
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Pharmaceuticals and Physical Therapy: Movement with Medication
4 Hrs
Physical therapy and pharmacology have operated alongside each other for thousands of years. This course will prioritize essential components regarding pharmaceutical principles and will discuss common pharmaceutical categories relative to application in physical therapy clinical settings. 
4 Hrs
Online
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Multiple Sclerosis: Physical and Occupational Therapy
2 Hrs
Patients with multiple sclerosis experience a variety of symptoms; it is often difficult to diagnosis because the disease’s symptoms frequently mimic other diseases. There are multiple types of MS that will be discussed in this course. A patient’s functional abilities can vary depending on the type of MS that he/she is diagnosed with and how fast the disease progresses. Physical and occupational therapists play a key role in the treatment of patients with MS: It is important for these rehabilitation professionals to understand this disease
2 Hrs
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Reducing and Eliminating Workplace Injuries through Ergonomics
2 Hrs
Many companies today are using ergonomics, or the study of work, when designing workspaces that will prevent injuries and strains, as well as other disorders. This course will offer suggestions for completing a successful, comprehensive and useful ergonomics assessment that will focus on preventing musculoskeletal injuries by effectively analyzing job hazards, identifying and evaluating risk factors and offering recommendations to reduce or eliminate these risks within the workplace environment.
2 Hrs
Online
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Patients with History of Substance Use: OT and PTs Roles and Considerations for Treatment
2 Hrs
This course will review how substance use impacts functionality and mobility, current stigmas and discomforts the PT and OT face when dealing with substance use patients, and treatment approaches used when the patient has a history of substance use. 
2 Hrs
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Neuro-Developmental Treatment and Neurological Disorders: Research and Resources for OT and PT
2 Hrs
This course includes the latest resources and research available for physical and occupational therapists regarding neuro-developmental treatment (NDT). Additionally, this course will discuss the importance of NDT as a means to improve functional movement as it pertains to ambulation, transfers and mobility, as well as ADL performance.
2 Hrs
Online
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An Overview of Hip and Knee Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist
4 Hrs

Due to the anatomy and importance of the essential functions of the hips and knees, severe pain in either one -- or both -- of these areas can have a direct adverse effect on everyday life and can severely reduce the quality of life. The complexity of both of these anatomical structures can present various pathologies. This course will focus on these two parts and will look at the various symptoms, treatments and effective plans of treatment for optimum patient outcome.

4 Hrs
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Knee Osteoarthritis: Overview, NonSurgical/Surgical Management and Physical Therapy Treatment
2 Hrs
Knee OA is prevalent in today's society with the active aging population. Physical therapists play an important role in restoring function for these patients with nonsurgical and postoperative interventions.
2 Hrs
Online
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Human Trafficking: Overview for Healthcare Professionals- PT
3 Hrs
This intermediate level course for healthcare professionals is an introduction into the complex crime of human trafficking, with a focus on sex and labor trafficking and the common symptoms and conditions that occur in trafficked persons. The course provides insights into the facts surrounding human trafficking and relevant health risks for the trafficked person.  
3 Hrs
Online
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Hip Osteoarthritis - Diagnosis and Treatment
2 Hrs
This course will describe anatomy associated with hip osteoarthritis, define the symptoms, physiology, diagnosis, and prevalence of degenerative osteoarthritis of the hip. We will also discuss physical therapy treatment plans following hip resurfacing, as well as prevention strategies to decrease the prevalence of hip osteoarthritis.
2 Hrs
Online
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Hip Fractures: Treatment and Prevention
2 Hrs
Each year, over 250,000 people are hospitalized for hip fractures, and some of these individuals will never fully regain their prior level of function: they may require assistance to walk, and a few will even need to go to a nursing home. The physical therapist is an essential partner to assist patients in preserving, improving and maintaining the current levels of functioning within their daily lives. This course will provide an overview on the three main types of hip fractures, the differences between the approaches to surgical and non-surgical candidates for physical therapy, and prevention techniques that the physical therapist can share which will ensure a patient is knowledgeable about how to prevent future fall occurrences.
2 Hrs
Online
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Alzheimer's/Dementia Care: Interdisciplinary Considerations for Physical Therapists
1 Hrs
Alzheimer's disease and dementia are devastating cognitive disorders that, with time; severely disrupt an individual's lifestyle and their participation in functional activities and mobility. This course is designed to aid physical therapist and physical therapist assistants in better understand Alzheimer's and dementia and best practices when caring for a patient suffering from the diseases.
1 Hrs
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Adaptive Equipment (AE) and Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
2 Hrs
Adaptive equipment and durable medical equipment both have their places in the rehabilitative process. Both categories of equipment provide compensatory routes for patients who want to function as well and as independently as possible during their day-to-day lives. The following course material will assist physical therapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) in addressing the numerous barriers to effectively incorporate adaptive equipment (AE) and durable medical equipment (DME) into their patients’ interventions—and eventually into their lives after discharge from services.
2 Hrs
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Acute Injury and Pain: A Strategy, Management and Rehabilitation Discussion for Physical Therapists
3 Hrs
Millions of Americans suffer with pain every year. Pain, both chronic and acute, is quickly becoming an increasingly dire public health issue that costs employers, patients and insurance companies billions of dollars each year. This course discuss the management of acute injuries and methods and management of pain.
3 Hrs
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Order physical book by mail: 30 Hour Physical Therapy CA
30 Hrs

This item is charging for the cost of mailing the physical book. You are not buying the course package. With this purchase you will not receive ce credit. Once you have received the book, you will still need to complete the exam and pay the course fee. Please allow for 2-3 weeks for shipping.

30 Hrs

California Physical Therapy CE Correspondence Package