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.
Achilles Tendon Rupture and 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 and 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.
Ethical Practice In Physical Therapy (3 hrs)
This course covers the principles and standards of ethical practice for physical therapists and assistants and references the Codes of Ethics and Conduct Guides of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). Ethical issues related to professional practice are discussed. Steps to identify potential conflicts and strategies for decision making to avoid and resolve ethical issues are included.
Evaluations and Treatment of the Cervical Spine (3 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.
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 (3 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
Physical Therapy and the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease (3 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.
Total Shoulder Arthroscopy and Reverse Total Arthroscopy: What Physical Therapists Need to Know (3 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.