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This course fulfills the 3 hour requirement for Ethics.
10-Hour Illinois Physical Therapy Assistant Package
- Chapter 1: Ethics for Physical Therapists and Assistants - Mandatory ~ 3 contact hours
- Chapter 2: Acute Injury and Pain: A Strategy, Management and Rehabilitation Discussion for Physical Therapy Professionals ~ 3 contact hours
- Chapter 3: An Overview of Hip and Knee Rehabilitation ~ 4 contact hours
This course fulfills the 3 hour requirement for Ethics.
Ethics for Physical Therapists and Assistants
- 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.
This course fulfills the 3 hour requirement for Ethics.
20 Hour Illinois Physical Therapy Professionals
- Chapter 1: Ethics for Physical Therapists & Assistants ~ 3 Contact Hours
- Chapter 2: Common Injuries & Therapy Management for Runners ~ 4 Contact Hours
- Chapter 3: Fall Information & Recovery Techniques for the Physical Therapy Professional ~ 2 Contact Hours
- Chapter 4: Hip Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis & Treatment ~ 2 Contact Hours
- Chapter 5: An Overview of Oncology Rehabilitation ~ 4 Contact Hours
- Chapter 6: A Physical Therapy Guide to the Repair & Rehabilitation of Rotator Cuff ~ 2 Contact Hours
- Chapter 7: Plantar Fasciitis: Diagnosis & Treatment Methodologies ~ 3 Contact Hours
Lifestyle and Therapy Approaches to Osteoporosis
- Define osteoporosis and discuss the physiological implications that it can have on those individuals it affects.
- Identify the demographic group most at risk for osteoporosis, the reasons why this group is highly susceptible to the condition and ways in which this group can implement lifestyle adjustments to maintain a sustainably positive health outcome.
- Discuss specific risk factors associated with osteoporosis, as well as precautions certain demographics groups may take to prevent the development of the condition.
- Discuss some adverse social effects that osteoporosis can have on those affected, which may cause a reduced health-related quality of life (HRQL).
- Summarize diet and lifestyle considerations that may help prevent, minimize or eliminated the risk of osteoporosis; list effective exercises that may contribute to better health outcomes.
- Describe certain environmental factors that may contribute and/or aid in minimizing the risk of osteoporosis.
- Illustrate various screening and diagnosing standards for osteoporosis.
Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: OT and PT Roles for Intervention
- Define autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to updated diagnostic criteria.
- Recognize common disorders that often accompany ASD as well as the consequences on daily function.
- Identify functional deficits that frequent the lives of young adults with ASD.
- Compare and contrast OT and PT roles in working with young adults with ASD.
- Scrutinize peer-reviewed evidence for currently effective interventions and programs.
- Implement at least three evaluation tools for young adults with ASD in the rehabilitative setting.
Wounds: Types, Treatments and Practical Prevention
- Discuss the principles, definitions associated with as well as the implications of wound care as they pertain to the role and scope of the physical therapist.
- Define the types of wounds, the characteristics of wounds and how they can be prevented.
- Summarize the phases of the healing process, as well as complications that may be encountered during the healing process.
- Identify each individual in the wound care team and define his or her role within the healing and rehabilitation process.
- Discuss the differences between the subjective and the objective data when performing a wound assessment; explain what information must be gathered to develop a thoughtful and effective treatment plan.
- Explain the purposes, properties of and the different types of wound dressings. Articulate why the conscientious care of these dressings is imperative in the healing process.
- Define several techniques vital to the treatment and prevention of wounds that physical therapists are licensed to perform.
- Summarize the physical therapist’s role in the prevention of wounds, including risk assessment, patient positioning, footwear suggestions, as well as pressure relief.
The Use of Pilates in Physical Therapy
- Discuss the origins of the Pilates method, its movement into the United States, and the five basic principles that embody the cornerstone of the Modern Pilates method.
- Summarize the muscle systems that benefit from Pilates and muscle strengthening, and the objective muscular changes identified and observed in participants following prescribed Pilates exercises.
- Describe how using Pilates exercise can benefit patients in physical therapy for core strength, low back pain and improved posture.
- Discuss the difference between extension-based and flexion based exercises and demonstrate three exercises of each which is beneficial within the physical therapy setting.
- Identify which patient population will benefit the most from Pilates-based exercises.
- Demonstrate some Pilates techniques and discuss which muscles are engaged, the benefits of each exercise and the best outcome of the exercise for the physical therapy patient.
Stroke: Risk Factor Assessment, Rehabilitation Protocols and Best Practices for Prevention
- Summarize the importance of rehabilitation in stroke recovery and discuss the detailed phases of stroke recovery within physical therapy.
- Detail the protocols for stroke rehabilitation and how these protocols pertain to the practice of the physical therapist.
- Discuss the difference between fine and gross motor independence; detail the considerations, methods, and goals of physical therapy for each.
- Explain the factors, complexities, and goals that may apply when determining the duration of the rehabilitation efforts in stroke patients.
- Apply the knowledge and the details of clinical case scenarios to critically solve the problems and the issues of individual physical therapy cases.
- Explain ways to create and then implement measures to aid in the prevention of further strokes.
Reducing and Eliminating Workplace Injuries through Ergonomics
- Define ergonomics and discuss the benefits of and ways to determine the needs of an ergonomics program, the goals of the program (if implemented), and the steps involved in implementing a well-designed ergonomics program.
- Summarize the steps employers should take in conducting a job hazard analysis and discuss what risk factors evaluators should notate in a workplace evaluation including awkward postures, contact stress, lifting, lighting, repetitive motion, and other factors that are of particular importance to safety within the workplace.
- Discuss recommendations for improvement, both to the individuals and to the employers, which will decrease and/or eliminate risks to workers while creating healthier environments that will ultimately reduce the likelihood of workers’ compensation claims and injuries.
- Describe activities, exercises and stretches that will benefit office workers and will encourage movement, as well as reduce strain and/or injuries brought on by sedentary office work.
Pharmaceuticals and Physical Therapy: Movement with Medication
- Describe and critique U.S. federal law regarding pharmaceuticals.
- Recognize chemical and physiologic components of pharmacology.
- Recall and sequence pharmacodynamic physiology.
- Describe and assess fundamental pharmacokinetic processes.
- Compare pharmaceutical and physiologic variability.
- Justify concern regarding biological antibiotic resistance.
- Distinguish pharmaceutical effects upon the autonomic and central nervous systems.
- Summarize multi-modal pharmaceutical management of hypertension.
- Determine the role of vasodilators in multi-modal medical care.
- Interpret pharmaceutical intervention for cardiopulmonary pathologies.
- Construct the role of physical rehabilitation in the context of sedatives, hypnotics and multi-modal anesthetics.
- Assess the role and objective danger associated with opioid prescription.
Patients with History of Substance Use: OT and PT's Roles and Considerations for Treatment
- Describe current definitions and DSM-5 criteria for substance use disorders.
- Recognize how substance use impacts functionality, including ADLs, IADLs and mobility.
- Identify substance use disorder as a primary and as a secondary diagnosis for patients working with OT and PT.
- Illustrate current stigmas and discomforts among therapists who work with patients with substance use disorder.
- Investigate current treatment approaches used by PT and OT for patients with history of substance use disorder.
- Compare interdisciplinary team members relevant to the plan-of-care for patients with substance use disorder.
- Construct an appropriate initial evaluation approach for patients with substance use disorder using provided assessment tools.
Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) and Neurological Disorders: The Latest Research
- Summarize foundational theories and treatment behind NDT.
- Explain what NDT looks like as delivered through physical and occupational therapy practitioners.
- Summarize current peer-reviewed NDT research.
- Identify and describe NDT-appropriate neurological disorders outside of cerebral palsy (CP) and hemiplegia.
- Identify updated resources for proper billing of NDT in specific practice settings.
- Discuss current therapy resources for NDT to enhance the clinical practice.
Multiple Sclerosis: Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Define multiple sclerosis.
- Define the signs and symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis.
- Discuss how multiple sclerosis is diagnosed.
- Discuss various treatments for patients with multiple sclerosis.
- Describe tests and measures that are utilized in physical and occupational examinations of patients with multiple sclerosis.
- Discuss how physical and occupational therapists can help in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
- Define physical and occupational therapy treatment parameters for patients with multiple sclerosis.
- Discuss exercise programs that can help patients with multiple sclerosis.
Knee Osteoarthritis: Overview, NonSurgical/Surgical Management and Physical Therapy Treatment
- Describe the anatomy and function of the knee joint and how osteoarthritis impacts the mechanics of the joint.
- List common pathologies and etiology for osteoarthritis of the knee.
- Describe the diagnostic procedures in the diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knee.
- Discuss evidence-based surgical and nonsurgical interventions for osteoarthritis of the knee.
- Describe how weight management impacts osteoarthritis of the knee.
- State the components of a typical physical therapy rehabilitation plan following a total knee arthroscopy.
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.
Hip Fractures: Treatment and Prevention
- Distinguish the difference between the three major types of hip fractures, their characteristics and the indications for treatment of each.
- Summarize the similarities and differences between the physical strategies for rehabilitation for the surgical candidate, versus the non-surgical candidate. Discuss the issues associated with each.
- Identify the different approaches to hip surgery; discuss the advantages, disadvantages and the treatment strategies and rehabilitation outcomes for each of these surgeries.
- Discuss the reasons for a total hip replacement, what challenges this procedure might present and the unique implications of the anterior versus the posterior approach.
- Discuss the progression of physical therapy to maximize progression to each patient’s either prior level, or maximum level, of functioning.
- Relate practical and effective preventative measures that patients can take to prevent future falls.
Fall Information and Recovery Techniques for the Physical Therapy Professional
- Discuss the importance of fall information and fall recovery techniques education, as well as questions to ask to determine the patient’s personal goals, fall histories and their comorbidities in order, with the goal of being to return the patient to his or her prior level of functioning.
- Summarize the various assist levels, indications of these levels, and what each of these levels mean in terms of the patient’s assessment for treatment and individual goals.
- Describe and detail the various types of falls that are common and the specific indications for each.
- Discuss some therapeutic exercises that may be used to promote fall recovery; once recovery is achieved, discuss ways in which the physical therapist can help improve the patient’s overall flexibility and strength to be used in the prevention of falls.
Exercise and Older Adults
- Describe how aging affects the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, pulmonary system, height, weight, and activity level.
- Discuss fall-prevention strategies for older adults and how aging increases the risk of falls.
- Describe how physical and occupational therapists can help to educate and treat older patients who are at risk for falls.
- Develop a safe and effective exercise program for the elderly population.
- Develop exercise programs for special patient populations, including frail older adults, with conditions that are common among older adults, such as chronic heart failure, arthritis, diabetes, sarcopenia, peripheral arterial disease, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, hypertension and obesity.
- Describe specific types of exercise that improve functional outcomes for older adults including strength training, balance training, PNF, Pilates, tai chi and aerobic exercise.
- Discuss the long-term effects of exercise in the older adult population.
Diabetes and Physical Therapy
- Express the current sociocultural context of diabetes.
- Review physiologic functions of the pancreas and liver.
- Explain the physiologic processes of metabolism and energy utilization.
- Report and interpret the physiologic relationship between insulin and glucose.
- Discuss the pathogenesis of diabetes.
- Contrast and compare Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
- Describe the physiologic relationship between diabetes and obesity.
- Investigate historical medical care for diabetes.
- Interpret medical management strategies related to insulin and pharmaceuticals.
- Sequence diabetes-associated medical complications.
- Define the nature of diabetic wounds and progressions toward wound care versus amputation.
- Formulate objective diabetes-related functional impairments.
- Develop a working medical model to address exercise and lifestyle amendments for individuals with diabetes.
- Support physical therapy exam components for patients with diabetes.
- Appraise physical therapy interventions for diabetic populations.
Current and Upcoming Legislative, Collaborative and Research Trends for the Physical Therapist
- Summarize the unique challenges and increasing chronic health trends that affect the field of physical therapy.
- Discuss new “direct access” and telehealth trends, as well as statistics, and how these services will benefit patients.
- Explain the scope of practice for physical therapists, as indicated by the American Physical Association.
- Summarize treatment strategies in physical therapy within specialty areas, such as sports medicine and neurology.
- Discuss new information, specifically within the research of concussions and stroke victims.
- Identify and discuss aspects of collaborative care and collaboration methods that can benefit patient outcomes.
- Explain electromyography and specify three areas where this therapy is indicated.
- Discuss components of the Health Systems Rehabilitation Community (HSRC), the Affordable Care Organization (ACO), the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) that may impact the care provided by the physical therapist.
Common Injuries and Therapy Management for Runners
- Discuss key biomechanical impairments that contribute to injuries in runners and identify the physical therapist’s role in facilitating healing, as well as improving practical function of an injured runner.
- Define gait cycle and discuss the key components of each phase.
- Summarize the fundamental components of objectively and subjectively evaluating a runner, including efficiently using initial intake forms, effectively observing the runner to recognize any abnormalities, and providing suggestions for improvement to avoid future injuries and pain.
- Identify and discuss the importance of footwear considerations, including the types, design and performance of the shoe and how the quality of the shoe and its fit will dictate the foot contact performance of the runner.
- Describe common injuries and common sources of pain or discomfort found in runners; discuss the pathology, symptoms and treatments of each.
- Discuss the treatment principles for physical therapy, including isolating mechanical dysfunctions, strengthening weak muscles, encouraging running efficiency, controlling tissue loading and overuse and training in dynamic stability.
Physical therapists play a crucial role in the treatment and management of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. It is important for physical therapists to have comprehensive knowledge of common cardiopulmonary diseases/conditions, prevention strategies, and treatment strategies for patients at all levels of care—from the ICU to the outpatient clinic settings. Physical therapists are a key part of the team in the treatment of these patients. This course will help to enhance your knowledge on this patient population.
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
- Define cardiovascular disease.
- Define pulmonary disease.
- Give examples of common cardiovascular diseases and pulmonary diseases.
- List prevention strategies for cardiopulmonary disease.
- Summarize exercise risk factors and contraindications for patients with cardiopulmonary disease.
- Determine the physical therapist’s role in the treatment and management of patients with cardiopulmonary disease.
- List the physical therapist’s role in the management of post-operative patients with cardiopulmonary disease.
- Identify physical therapy assessment tools for patients with cardiopulmonary disease.
- Describe the physical therapist’s role in treating patients with heart failure, who are on VAD assistance, are in the ICU, as well as present with acute respiratory failure.
- Define the ACSM risk stratification guidelines for patients with cardiovascular disease.
An Overview of Hip and Knee Rehabilitation
- Summarize objective evaluation factors, objective measures and provocative testing that a physical therapy professional should utilize when evaluating patients who present with hip and knee pain.
- Discuss standardized assessment tools commonly used to determine baseline levels of hip ability/inability and/or pain, and describe hip pathologies, the characteristics of each and treatment protocols for rehabilitation.
- List frequently used outcome measures for knee functions, as well as common soft-tissue injuries often presented for rehabilitation.
- Describe methods for rehabilitation following acute phases, considerations when determining a plan of care, and variations in appropriate range of motion, resistance, strength training as well as functional training based on individual goals and personal outcomes.