This course fulfills the 4 hour requirement for Georgia Ethics and Jurisprudence.
This course fulfills the 4 hour requirement for Georgia Ethics and Jurisprudence.
Georgia Ethics and Jurisprudence
- Discuss the purpose and the principles of the Code of Ethics for the physical therapist and explain how these principles affect the practice, ideology and implementation of the duties performed by the physical therapist.
- Summarize the core values, their definitions, as well as the sample indicators; explain how these values fundamentally shape professionalism within the physical therapy profession.
- Recite the standards of ethical conduct for the physical therapist and the physical therapy assistant and summarize how these standards apply within daily practice.
- Define and describe relevant ethical ideals and practices, such as nonmaleficence, justice and autonomy, and how these – and other ideals – pertain to the practice of physical therapy.
- Discuss examples of federal statutory laws and state regulatory directives and give examples of each.
- Describe the HIPAA federal privacy statute and how this statute affects the decision-making process of physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.
- Understand an apply ethical case studies that pertain to professional duty, the demonstration of integrity, and adherence to high ethical and professional standards – something that the physical therapy professional must choose to comply with on a daily basis.
- Summarize the Georgia General Provisions (specifically Title 43, Chapter 1: 43-1-9 and 43-1-19 through 43-1-27).
- Define the Georgia Physical Therapy Practice Act (Title 43, Chapter 33) and summarize the specifications indicated within these Acts that pertain to the licensing and ethical practice of the licensed physical therapist and the licensed physical therapist assistant.
- Explain the jurisprudence specifics within the Board Rules; discuss how these Rules affect the profession of physical therapy within Georgia.
- Generalize the State Board of Physical Therapy’s website, its features (including the FAQs) and indicate what processes can be carried out via the website.
- Discuss the compliance component, “aPTitude,” which was initiated in 2015 by the Board as a continuing competence resource for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, licensees, students and pre licensure candidates. Review its purpose, benefits, and how to access it.
- Understand and apply case studies pertaining to Georgia Jurisprudence, including the following topics: The duties, requirements and regulations required when accepting a supervisory role, (Rule 490-5.01); which situations the Board might a) refuse to grant/restore a license, b) require a licensee or an applicant to submit to a mental or physical examination by an appropriate licensed health care provider designated by the Board (The Georgia Physical Therapy Practice Act, Title 43; Chapter 33); the specifications of the requirements for dry needling in the State of Georgia – such as sufficient training under the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard (490-9) .
Achilles Tendon Rupture and Recovery: Evidence Based Practice
- Describe the anatomy related to Achilles tendon injuries and repair of an Achilles tendon rupture.
- Describe Achilles tendinopathy and treatment options.
- Describe evidence based surgical versus non-surgical options for Achilles tendon rupture treatment.
- Describe the overview of surgical procedure to repair Achilles tendon rupture.
- State the components of a typical physical therapy rehabilitation plan for Achilles tendon repair rehabilitation and recovery without surgery.
- Describe the rehabilitation protocol and specific interventions following an Achilles tendon repair.
ACL Repair and Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Look at ACL Tears
- Describe the anatomy associated with an ACL tear and surgical repair.
- Define the ACL injury.
- Describe how an ACL injury is diagnosed.
- Describe an overview of the surgical procedure to repair an ACL tear.
- Describe the use of PRP and mesenchymal stem cells for ACL treatment.
- Describe treatment prior to surgery or treatment for patients who do not undergo surgical repair of the ACL.
- State the components of a typical physical therapy rehabilitation plan for ACL repair rehabilitation and recovery.
- Describe the rehabilitation protocol and specific interventions following ACL repair.
- Describe ACL loading that occurs during non-weight bearing and weight-bearing exercises.
- Describe functional knee braces for use following ACL reconstruction for return to play.
- Describe the criteria for return to play following ACL reconstruction.
- Describe ACL injury prevention strategies.
- Describe ACL surgical outcomes.
Acute Injury and Pain
- Summarize both the subjective and objective signs of acute injuries, including the five signs of inflammation. Compare and contrast muscle strain, sprains, contusions, fractures, dislocations and subluxation.
- Discuss the primary objectives when managing acute injuries to help further the stages of the soft tissue injury healing process.
- Identify the components of the “SPRICEMMM” and the “HARM” technique and protocol, respectively.
- Define pain, discuss the scales used to measure pain and summarize the similarities and differences between acute pain management and chronic pain management.
- Describe four theories regarding pain perception and discuss both pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies of pain management.
- Evaluate electrotherapy options, as well as techniques of manipulation and pain relief.
- Discuss alternative therapies and maintenance programs and methods, including Pilates, yoga, acupuncture and reflexology.
Chronic Health Conditions
- Identify some specific health problems, symptoms as well as risk factors for each condition.
- Summarize common risk factors and demographic indicators of the common health problems often encountered by physical therapists.
- Discuss the unique considerations within treatment for chronic health conditions.
- Indicate safety concerns and practical methods that should be implemented when treating patients with these health problems.
Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical Spine
- Name four possible causes of neck pain.
- List three conditions that are not appropriate for physical therapy treatment.
- Describe how to complete a neck flexor endurance test.
- List four tests for diagnosis of radiculopathy.
- Describe the most effective types of exercise for neck pain.
- Describe one situation when education will benefit the patient.
- Describe the most effective treatment strategies for chronic neck pain with headaches.
- List four effective treatments for neck pain.
- Name one treatment that is not effective for neck pain.
Hip Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment
- Describe anatomy associated with hip osteoarthritis (OA).
- Define the symptoms, physiology, diagnosis, and prevalence of degenerative osteoarthritis of the hip.
- Be able to discuss the relationship between physical impairments and movement patterns during gait in patients with end-stage hip OA.
- Describe the effect of therapeutic exercise for hip OA pain.
- Describe treatment parameters for physical therapy treatment of hip OA.
- Describe the total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedure including the difference between surgical approaches.
- Describe physical therapy treatment protocols following a THA.
- Describe other surgical procedures used to treat hip OA including the hip resurfacing procedure.
- Describe physical therapy treatment plans following hip resurfacing.
- Describe surgical outcomes following surgical procedures to treat hip OA.
- Discuss supplements often used by patients for the treatment of osteoarthritis.
- Discuss prevention strategies to decrease the prevalence of hip OA.
Pediatric Sensory Integration and Implications for OT/PT Treatment with Adults
- Provide an overview of sensory integration including basic terminology, intervention, diagnoses, and evidence-based research.
- Assess research regarding sensory processing disorders as well as common, comorbid disorders.
- To individually define physical and occupational therapy’s roles in sensory integration as well as current certifications.
- Summarize latest research regarding sensory integration with adults.
- Distinguish “sensory” terminology and how it affects fidelity and reimbursement.
- Provide information pertaining to ethical billing in a variety of clinical settings.
Physical Therapy and the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
- Describe the part of the brain affected by Parkinson’s disease.
- List six tests or measures used in the assessment of Parkinson’s disease during a physical therapy evaluation.
- Name four ways physical therapy can improve the quality of life of a patient with Parkinson’s.
- List the side effects of levodopa medications that can affect physical therapy treatment.
- Name three complementary or alternative treatments that can be used during physical therapy treatment of a patient with Parkinson’s.
- Describe the focus of treatment of the HiBalance program.
- Describe why LSVT BIG is an effective treatment.
- Name one benefit of an interactive metronome.
- Name two types of equipment designed specifically for Parkinson’s patients.
Plantar Fasciitis: Diagnosis and Treatment Methodologies
- Diagram the anatomical structure of the foot and identify the purpose and the function of the plantar fascia.
- Discuss the two most common symptoms attributed to plantar fasciitis, as well as other conditions often mistaken for plantar fasciitis.
- Summarize common tests utilized in the diagnoses of plantar fasciitis, including the Windlass Test, the Tarsal Tunnel test and the Visual Analog Scale test.
- Discuss three objective measures for plantar fasciitis.
- Identify some common risk factors that may cause an individual to be more susceptible to plantar fasciitis as well as foot pain, in general.
- Discuss four effective treatments for plantar fasciitis.
Total Shoulder Arthroscopy and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroscopy
- Describe the path toward having a total shoulder replacement/arthroplasty or a reverse total shoulder replacement/arthroplasty.
- Be able to describe the signs and symptoms associated with shoulder osteoarthritis and treatment strategies for shoulder osteoarthritis.
- Describe an overview of surgical procedure of both the total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement.
- State the components of a typical physical therapy rehabilitation plan following a total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement.
- Describe complications related to total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement surgeries.
- Describe surgical outcomes of total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement.
Wheelchair Evaluations: Methods in Refining Assessment Skills for Occupational & Physical Therapists
- To determine when the transition is functionally appropriate for a patient from a walker to a manual wheelchair and from a manual wheelchair to a power chair.
- To review typical insurance coverages for manual and power chairs.
- To offer outreach information: how to go about contacting relevant doctors and medical equipment providers.
- To provide common wheelchair evaluations, including a manual chair, power chair, and power chair safety checklist.
- To convey additional diagnostic and functional information that should be included in the wheelchair assessment to ensure insurance coverage.
- To suggest standardized tests pertaining to cognition and visual and motor perception as they relate to the wheelchair assessment.
- To assist therapists in developing persuasive language appropriate for wheelchair evaluations to access insurance coverage.
- To formulate wheelchair training into billable treatment and billable evaluations.
- To cover common ethical and safety problems that accompany wheelchair assessment and how to circumvent such dilemmas.