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A Physical Therapy Guide to the Repair & Rehabilitation of the Rotator Cuff
- Illustrate the anatomic structures of the shoulder, the types of rotator cuff tears, as well as the basic procedures involved in a rotator cuff surgery.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the determinations used in the identification of a rotator cuff tear.
- Outline and describe the steps in the surgical procedure to repair a rotator cuff injury, simplifying the description to precipitate understanding by your patient.
- Discuss postoperative measures and tests necessary to perform an initial evaluation on a rotator cuff repair patient.
- Summarize effective exercises and therapies in each phase of rehabilitation that will aid in the progression of healing and lead to the best outcomes for the rotator cuff repair patient. Describe warning signs to be aware of in the care of a postoperative rotator cuff repair patient.
- Discuss the unique advantages of aquatic therapy and explain the process of choosing effective exercises that will facilitate healing.
Achilles Tendon Rupture & 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 & 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.
An Overview of Oncology Rehabilitation
- Summarize the common terminology regarding the types of cancer, the means and the methods of diagnosing cancer as well as the information compiled that helps to determine the staging of cancer.
- Discuss the effects, impairments and complications that can result from cancer treatments.
- Classify the differentiation between non-specific chemotherapy agents and targeted chemotherapy agents, how each work as well as examples of each.
- Describe the effects that cancer treatment may have on a patient’s level of function, and discuss factors that can affect a patient’s ability to return to their previous level of function.
- Define the phases, goals and components of a rehabilitation plan for an oncology patient.
- Classify the types of physical and occupational therapy used in oncology rehabilitation. Discuss a basic plan of care for a patient who has received cancer treatment and whose goal it is to return to his or her previous level of function.
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.
Evaluations 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.
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.
Fractures and Surgical Fixation
- Summarize the structure of the bone and discuss the basic types of fractures and their classifications.
- Discuss the contribution of Maurice Müller and the importance of the AO Foundation within the history of orthopedics.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the stages of the healing process, and identify complications and factors that may adversely affect the healing process.
- Discuss the various operative and non-operative fixation techniques employed by doctors; explain the advantages, disadvantages and considerations of each technique.
- List the specific rehabilitation considerations, describe physical and occupational therapy interventions used and summarize a basic plan of care for postsurgical fracture management.
- Explain the various phases of orthopedic protocols for physical therapists and the goals and indications of each.
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
Plantar Faciitis 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.
Stroke: Risk Factor Assessment, Rehabilitation Protocols and Best Practices for Prevention
At the end of this course, learners should be able to:
- 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 prevention of further strokes.
Wheelchair Evaluations: Methods in Refining Assessment Skills for Occupational and Physical Therapis
- 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.
- For the sake of time and reading material, we will focus only on wheelchair evaluations as they pertain to the adult population.
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A Physical Therapy Guide to the Repair and Rehabilitation of the Rotator Cuff - 2 contact hours
Achilles Tendon Rupture and Recovery: Evidence Based Practice ~ 2 Contact Hours
ACL Repair and Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Look at ACL Tears ~ 2 Contact Hours
An Overview of Oncology Rehabilitation ~ 4 Contact Hours
Common Injuries and Therapy Management for Runners ~ 4 Contact Hours
Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical Spine ~ 2 Contact Hours
Fractures and Surgical Fixation ~ 2 Contact Hours
Hip Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment ~ 2 Contact HoursPlantar Fasciitis: Diagnosis and Treatment Methodologies ~ 3 Contact HoursStroke: Risk Factor Assessment, Rehabilitation Protocols and Best Practices for Prevention ~ 2 Contact Hours
Wheelchair Evaluations: Methods in Refining Assessment Skills for Occupational and Physical Therapists ~ 3 Contact Hours