Georgia Ethics and Jurisprudence (4 hrs)
This course covers the revised American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA's) Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist and Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant. The content is intended to familiarize the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant with these updated codes.
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.
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.
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.
Chronic Health Conditions of Physical Therapy Patients (3 hrs)
This course identifies and briefly summarizes some of the common chronic conditions and health problems encountered within patients by the physical therapist in the scope of his or her daily practice. Many of these conditions require specific knowledge about the anatomy, symptoms and considerations for care that are unique to each issue.
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.
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
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.
Physical Therapy and the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease (2 hrs)
Parkinson's disease is a long-term neurological issue that requires close coordination of both medical treatment and physical therapy treatment for optimal results. This course will discuss the role of physical therapy in the treatment of patients with Parkinson's.
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.
Total Shoulder Arthroscopy and Reverse Total Arthroscopy: What Physical Therapists Need to Know (2 hrs)
Shoulder arthroplasty is the treatment of choice for severe degenerative joint disease. It is important for physical therapists to understand complications that may occur following these types of surgical procedures. This course will discuss the components of physical therapy rehabilitation following a total shoulder replacement.
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.