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Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: Medical Overview and Rehabilitation Management, 2nd ed

4 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to provide useful, pragmatic information to rehabilitation therapists to facilitate successful rehabilitation for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Too often, those with dementia are excluded from rehabilitation opportunities based on the assumption that they will not benefit, or they are given a brief trial of rehabilitation that does not take into consideration the special needs of this population and, as a result, they do not make gains. This course will provide an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and its medical management, practical information on optimal interactions with individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease, research findings related to motor learning in this population, existing evidence on rehabilitation with individuals with dementia, and strategies to facilitate successful outcomes. 

Conservative and Surgical Management of the Osteoarthritic Hand and Wrist

5 Hrs
This intermediate-level course provides physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with a detailed overview of the pathophysiology and mechanics of the joints of the hand of those diagnosed with OA. The course offers practitioners in-depth knowledge of several of the most common medical and evidence-based practices and provides instruction for technique application in physical therapy examination and evaluation, as well as intervention.

Screening for Medical Conditions and Adverse Drug Reactions

5 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to train physical and occupational therapists and physical and occupational therapy assistants (referred to collectively in this course as therapists) in how to identify clusters of clinical findings that suggest an adverse drug reaction or the presence of serious medical pathology beyond the scope of practice for a therapist, regardless of the practice setting. This course is designed for therapists with limited background or training in screening techniques who are interested in learning how to screen patients for serious medical pathology and adverse drug reactions.

Telehealth for Physical and Occupational Therapy

1 Hrs
This beginner’s level course will teach practitioners how to set up and complete telehealth sessions for a physical or occupational therapy practice, primarily focusing on how to evaluate, monitor, and treat patients remotely.

Assessment and Clinical Strategies for Total Joint Replacement of the Hip & Knee – Livestream Webina

6 Hrs
Sun Sep 27 | 09:00 am – 04:00 pm EDT

Course Outline | Meet Your Instructor

This is a Livestream Webinar 

Livestream webinars are scheduled for a specific date and time and allow you to interact with the instructor in real time over a secure internet connection.

If your state requires all or a portion of your CE hours to consist of traditional classroom learning this course may qualify. Many states now recognize this type of learning as a traditional/live class learning.  Check with your state board for the latest information on your renewal requirements. 


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

6 Hrs
Wed Oct 7 | 11:00 am – 05:00 pm EDT
Total Joint Replacements are the fastest growing segment of orthopedic surgery. Tens of millions of Americans are currently diagnosed with arthritis of the hip and knee with a dramatic increase in these diagnoses projected over the next decade. As a result, an increase in Total Joint Replacement surgeries is also predicted. Clinicians must have a good working knowledge of non-surgical conservative interventions for this patient population. With the recent changes in Medicare, knowing the correct approach and how to properly document your therapy with patients is imperative.

In this seminar, you will gain the knowledge to identify and deter the progression of degenerative changes, and manage this ever growing segment of clients for the rehab professional.  Dr. Rzepkowski will give you the necessary tools to clinically identify common orthopedic problems of the Hip and Knee and understand the rehab implication of various surgical techniques for repair. Attendees will gain useful prevention strategies of youth injury, clinical identification of joint pathology, and functional rehab interventions for all ages including total joint replacements. Using videos of surgical procedures Dr. Rzepkowski will demonstrate changes before and after intraoperative repair. Attendees will learn how to use electronic strategies to provide functional analysis and create custom rehab exercises in both non-operative and post-operative patients to optimize functional return and deter re-occurrence of injury. The clinical techniques covered in this course can be easily integrated into the clinic or home the next day.

Manual Therapy and Pain Science Education

2 Hrs
Mon Oct 19 | 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm EDT
Should pain science education be a hands-off approach? When it comes to pain some believe because there is limited research supporting the use of manual therapy, there is no need for hands-on treatment and that we should focus on education and exercise. Others support the use of manual therapy for treatment of people with chronic pain and recognize the efficacy of a combined approach in treating the whole person.

As a rehab professional, understanding what type of pain is most dominant for your patient should direct your plan of care. Emerging research shows that manual therapy is a great complement to Pain Science Education, especially when applied with a bio-psycho-social approach. This webinar will discuss how manual therapy and pain science education are not mutually exclusive, but rather complementary approaches that when combined lead to successful outcomes. Guided by the most common symptomatic patient presentations, we will discuss 3 different classifications of pain and how manual therapy might be used in a comprehensive treatment plan.

Comprehensive Manual Therapy

6 Hrs
Thu Oct 29 | 10:00 am – 04:00 pm EDT
The latest evidence shows that manual therapy, IASTM and cupping all reduce pain and improve function by restoring optimal movement. In this course you will learn how this treatment combination falls within the BPS model and how you can use pain science education to explain the benefits of this treatment method to your clients.

Guided by dynamic demonstrations of IASTM techniques and cupping treatments partnered with active movements, you will learn to differentiate methods to reduce pain, reduce tone, or facilitate muscular contractions. By addressing both soft tissue and joint restrictions you will see how Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is a perfect complement to joint mobilization and an effective technique to help patients regain mobility more quickly.  You will leave this course with a fully integrated manual therapy approach that combines IASTM, Cupping and joint mobilizations and ultimately helps expedite your patient’s recovery.

Order physical book by mail: 30 hour PA Physical Therapy

30 Hrs

This item is chargingfor the cost of mailing the physical book. You are not buying the coursepackage. With this purchase you will not receive ce credit. Once you havereceived the book, you will still need to complete the exam and pay the coursefee. Please allow for 2-3 weeks for shipping.