Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Continuing Education

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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
Mandatory
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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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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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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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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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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.
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
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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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
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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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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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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
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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
Online
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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
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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
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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
Online
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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
Classroom

Harrisburg, PA February 21, 2020

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Assessment and Clinical Strategies for Total Joint Replacement of the Hip and Knee
Fri Feb 21 8:00 am-4:30 pm Terry Rzepkowski
7 Hours

Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg/Hershey
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111 View Map
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7 Hours
7 HrsHours
7 HrsHours
Fri Feb 21
8:00 am

Assessment and Clinical Strategies for Total Joint Replacement of the Hip and Knee

Terry Rzepkowski

Fri Feb 21
8:00 am
$239.00
7 Hrs

Complete Course Outline | Meet Your Instructor 


Benefits of Attending:

  • Comprehensive video review and discussion of DJD preventive and joint replacement surgeries
  • Clinical testing for orthopedic differential diagnosis of knee & hip conditions
  • Use of slow motion video analysis for identifying knee injury risk factors
  • Functional Rehab exercise applications with low and no cost equipment
  • Hands-on Labs: Clinical Assessments and Functional Rehab Techniques

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm with breaks throughout the day.

Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg/Hershey
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111 View Map

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Classroom

Wilkes-Barre, PA February 22, 2020

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Assessment and Clinical Strategies for Total Joint Replacement of the Hip and Knee
Sat Feb 22 8:00 am-4:30 pm Terry Rzepkowski
7 Hours

Courtyard Wilkes-Barre Arena
879 Schechter Drive
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 View Map
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7 Hours
7 HrsHours
7 HrsHours
Sat Feb 22
8:00 am

Assessment and Clinical Strategies for Total Joint Replacement of the Hip and Knee

Terry Rzepkowski

Sat Feb 22
8:00 am
$239.00
7 Hrs

Complete Course Outline | Meet Your Instructor 


Benefits of Attending:

  • Comprehensive video review and discussion of DJD preventive and joint replacement surgeries
  • Clinical testing for orthopedic differential diagnosis of knee & hip conditions
  • Use of slow motion video analysis for identifying knee injury risk factors
  • Functional Rehab exercise applications with low and no cost equipment
  • Hands-on Labs: Clinical Assessments and Functional Rehab Techniques

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm with breaks throughout the day.

Courtyard Wilkes-Barre Arena
879 Schechter Drive
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 View Map

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Classroom

Allentown, PA February 22, 2020

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Geriatric Orthopedic Rehab
Sat Feb 22 8:00 am-4:30 pm Matt Kinne
Approval #: 71202TX
7 Hours

Location to be Announced
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7 Hours
7 HrsHours
7 HrsHours
Sat Feb 22
8:00 am

Geriatric Orthopedic Rehab

Matt Kinne

Sat Feb 22
8:00 am
$239.00
7 Hrs
Complete Course Outline | Meet Your Instructor | CE Approvals


Benefits of Attending
  • Movement-based strategies for the adult orthopedic population
  • Extensive interactive labs to demonstrate the mechanics-practice and exercises
  • Evidence-Based Material combining Biomechanics with Neuroscience, Strength Training, and Motor Development
  • Learn appropriate regressions and progressions of each exercise to fully customize programs for each patient

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm with breaks throughout the day.

Location to be Announced
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Classroom

King of Prussia, PA February 23, 2020

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Geriatric Orthopedic Rehab
Sun Feb 23 8:00 am-4:30 pm Matt Kinne
Approval #: 71202TX
7 Hours

Best Western Plus The Inn at King of Prussia
127 South Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406 View Map
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7 Hours
7 HrsHours
Sun Feb 23
8:00 am

Geriatric Orthopedic Rehab

Matt Kinne

Sun Feb 23
8:00 am
$239.00
7 Hrs
Complete Course Outline | Meet Your Instructor | CE Approvals


Benefits of Attending
  • Movement-based strategies for the adult orthopedic population
  • Extensive interactive labs to demonstrate the mechanics-practice and exercises
  • Evidence-Based Material combining Biomechanics with Neuroscience, Strength Training, and Motor Development
  • Learn appropriate regressions and progressions of each exercise to fully customize programs for each patient

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm with breaks throughout the day.

Best Western Plus The Inn at King of Prussia
127 South Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406 View Map

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Classroom

Pittsburgh, PA March 16-17, 2020

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Comprehensive Clinical Approach to Total Joint Replacement
Mon Mar 16 8:00 am-3:30 pm Patrick Tino
12 Hours

Location to be Announced
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12 Hours
12 HrsHours
12 HrsHours
Mon Mar 16
8:00 am

Comprehensive Clinical Approach to Total Joint Replacement

Patrick Tino

Mon Mar 16
8:00 am
$399.00
12 Hrs
Complete Course Outline

Benefits of Attending:
  • Understand the differences between surgical approaches to THA & TKA
  • Understand the relevance of “primary” vs. “revision” post-op precautions
  • Demystify the “weight-bearing” debate in TJR ambulation and exercise
  • Review what comprises a comprehensive differential diagnosis and medical screen for hip, knee, shoulder, and internal-organ “red flags”

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm with breaks throughout the day.

Location to be Announced
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Classroom

Philadelphia, PA March 20, 2020

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Rehab of the Complex Shoulder and Elbow
Fri Mar 20 8:00 am-4:30 pm Rick Daigle
7 Hours

Location to be Announced
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7 Hours
7 HrsHours
7 HrsHours
Fri Mar 20
8:00 am

Rehab of the Complex Shoulder and Elbow

Rick Daigle

Fri Mar 20
8:00 am
$239.00
7 Hrs
Course Outline | Meet Your Instructor

Benefits of Attending
  • Comprehensive exercise prescription strategies for all patients
  • Learn how manual therapy sets the stage for the importance of movement/exercise
  • Review numerous post-surgical rehab protocols to determine relevance
  • Hands-On Labs with extensive demonstration and practice

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm with breaks throughout the day.

Location to be Announced
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Classroom

Harrisburg, PA March 21, 2020

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Rehab of the Complex Shoulder and Elbow
Sat Mar 21 8:00 am-4:30 pm Rick Daigle
7 Hours

Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg/Hershey
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111 View Map
VIEW COURSE DETAILS
7 Hours
7 HrsHours
7 HrsHours
Sat Mar 21
8:00 am

Rehab of the Complex Shoulder and Elbow

Rick Daigle

Sat Mar 21
8:00 am
$239.00
7 Hrs
Course Outline | Meet Your Instructor

Benefits of Attending
  • Comprehensive exercise prescription strategies for all patients
  • Learn how manual therapy sets the stage for the importance of movement/exercise
  • Review numerous post-surgical rehab protocols to determine relevance
  • Hands-On Labs with extensive demonstration and practice

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm with breaks throughout the day.

Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg/Hershey
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111 View Map

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Classroom

King of Prussia, PA March 21, 2020

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Peripheral Joint Mobilization
Sat Mar 21 8:00 am-4:00 pm Paul Kochoa
7 Hours

Location to be Announced
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7 Hours
7 HrsHours
7 HrsHours
Sat Mar 21
8:00 am

Peripheral Joint Mobilization

Paul Kochoa

Sat Mar 21
8:00 am
$239.00
7 Hrs

Course Outline Meet Your Instructor 

Benefits of Attending

  • The latest evidence and case studies regarding intervention, diagnosis, and evaluation
  • Critical reasoning: when to mobilize and why
  • Joint specific hands-on Lab mobilization applications for targeted treatment
  • Manual therapy techniques to improve patient tolerance to movement
  • Create an impactful PT Plan of Care utilizing joint mobilizations

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm with breaks throughout the day.

Location to be Announced
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Classroom

Scranton, PA March 22, 2020

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Peripheral Joint Mobilization
Sun Mar 22 8:00 am-4:00 pm Paul Kochoa
7 Hours

Location to be Announced
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7 Hours
7 HrsHours
7 HrsHours
Sun Mar 22
8:00 am

Peripheral Joint Mobilization

Paul Kochoa

Sun Mar 22
8:00 am
$239.00
7 Hrs

Course Outline Meet Your Instructor 

Benefits of Attending

  • The latest evidence and case studies regarding intervention, diagnosis, and evaluation
  • Critical reasoning: when to mobilize and why
  • Joint specific hands-on Lab mobilization applications for targeted treatment
  • Manual therapy techniques to improve patient tolerance to movement
  • Create an impactful PT Plan of Care utilizing joint mobilizations

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm with breaks throughout the day.

Location to be Announced
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Classroom

Pittsburgh, PA March 28-29, 2020

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16 Hours
16 HrsHours
16 HrsHours
Sat Mar 28
8:00 am

IASTM: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Soft Tissue Manual Tool Certification Level 1

David Doyle

Sat Mar 28
8:00 am
$449.00
16 Hrs

Complete Course Outline | CE Approval Information | Video Demo

Benefits of Attending

  • Universal techniques that can be used with the majority of tools
  • Multiple IASTM Tool options provided at the seminar for practice
  • Utilize biomechanics and neuroscience to develop evidence-informed treatment strategies
  • Lab-based seminar with hands-on coursework throughout both days

Registration will begin at 7:45 am. Class will be from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm with breaks throughout the day.

Location to be Announced
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