Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Continuing Education

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2 Mandatory Hours
28 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours
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30 Total Hours

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Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting in Pennsylvania
2 Hrs
Child protective laws were implemented to help reduce the recurrence of child abuse and neglect, evaluate situations to determine if there is reasonable cause to suspect abuse, and report using the correct procedure. 

If you hold a PA Pharmacy license, you MUST add an additional certificate request for “Pennsylvania - Pharmacy Technician” in your cart before you can purchase the PA Child Abuse Recognition Course. There is no extra charge for this certificate.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Knee Osteoarthritis: Overview, NonSurgical/Surgical Management and Physical Therapy Treatment
2 Hrs
Knee OA is prevalent in today's society with the active aging population. Physical therapists play an important role in restoring function for these patients with nonsurgical and postoperative interventions.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) and Neurological Disorders: The Latest Research
2 Hrs
This course includes the latest resources and research available for physical and occupational therapists regarding neuro-developmental treatment (NDT). Additionally, this course will discuss the importance of NDT as a means to improve functional movement as it pertains to ambulation, transfers and mobility, as well as ADL performance.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Hip Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment
2 Hrs
This course will discuss the anatomy associated with hip osteoarthritis (OA), the diagnosis of OA, and the associated treatments for OA. This course will also discuss the physical therapy protocol following total hip arthroscopy and the rehabilitation goals for various therapies.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Pharmaceuticals and Physical Therapy: Movement with Medication
4 Hrs
Physical therapy and pharmacology have operated alongside each other for thousands of years. This course will prioritize essential components regarding pharmaceutical principles and will discuss common pharmaceutical categories relative to application in physical therapy clinical settings.
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Patients with History of Substance Use: OT and PT's Roles and Considerations for Treatment
2 Hrs
This course will review how substance use impacts functionality and mobility, current stigmas and discomforts the PT and OT face when dealing with substance use patients, and treatment approaches used when the patient has a history of substance use. 
2 Hrs
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Evaluation 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.
2 Hrs
Online
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Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting in Pennsylvania for Initial Licensure
3 Hrs

This 3 hour course meets your requirement on child abuse recognition and reporting in Pennsylvania and is for professionals seeking licensure.
Child protective laws were implemented to help reduce the recurrence of child abuse and neglect, evaluate situations to determine if there is reasonable cause to suspect abuse, and report using the correct procedure.
3 Hrs
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Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting in Pennsylvania for Initial Licensure
Hrs

This course is designed to help you:

  • Recognize possible clinical, behavioral, and physical indicators of suspected child abuse and neglect. 
  • Explain criteria of mandated reporters in accordance with Pennsylvania law.
  • Evaluate situations to determine whether there is reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or neglect.
  • Apply the updated requirements and protocol for reporting child abuse or neglect.
  • Describe the reporting procedure.
  • Describe the scope of human trafficking and identify human trafficking victims at risk.
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Plantar Fasciitis: Diagnosis and Treatment Methodologies
3 Hrs
This course is designed to address the individual deficits of each patient, focusing on treatments that have been proven by research to improve outcomes for plantar fasciitis. This course will familiarize the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant with the methodologies for diagnosis and provides examples of the most effective known treatments for treating.
3 Hrs
Online
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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.
2 Hrs
Online
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ACL Repair and Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Look at ACL Tears
2 Hrs
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are a common injury among athletes, such as soccer players, basketball players, skiers and gymnasts, as well as among non-athletes who can be injured during recreational activities and accidents. It is estimated that there are approximately 200,000 ACL injuries diagnosed in the United States each year and that there are 95,000 ACL ruptures and 100,000 ACL reconstructions performed each year. This course will examine the anatomy associated with an ACL injury and repair, as well as outline treatment options. In addition, this course will discuss the rehabilitation protocol following surgery, recovery phases and associated timetables.
2 Hrs
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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.
3 Hrs
Online
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Wheelchair Evaluations: Methods in Refining Assessment Skills for Occupational & Physical Therapists
3 Hrs
This course is designed to answer the most complicated and random questions that may be going through a physical therapist's mind when performing wheelchair evaluations. This course will provide helpful tips and resources to enhance your ability to evaluate unique patients to provide them with the best equipment under fully optimized ethical and financial circumstances.
3 Hrs
Online
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Fractures and Surgical Fixation
2 Hrs
Rehabilitation considerations after a surgical fixation of fractures are required to restore strength, functional mobility and joint motion. This course will provide physical therapists and physical therapist assistants information to increase their knowledge and improve their ability to manage fractures with surgical fixation.
2 Hrs
Online
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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.
2 Hrs
Online
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Multiple Sclerosis: Physical and Occupational Therapy
2 Hrs
Patients with multiple sclerosis experience a variety of symptoms; it is often difficult to diagnosis because the disease’s symptoms frequently mimic other diseases. There are multiple types of MS that will be discussed in this course. A patient’s functional abilities can vary depending on the type of MS that he/she is diagnosed with and how fast the disease progresses. Physical and occupational therapists play a key role in the treatment of patients with MS: It is important for these rehabilitation professionals to understand this disease
2 Hrs