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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.