Pennsylvania Physical Therapy CE Package – 30 Hours
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.
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.
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.
Plantar Fasciitis 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.
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.
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.
Neuro-Developmental Treatment and Neurological Disorders: Research and Resources for OT and PT (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.
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
Common Chronic Health Conditions Associated With Aging (3 hrs)
This course is designed to assist healthcare professionals in encouraging, teaching, and guiding older adults with chronic conditions to practice healthy lifestyles. This course explores common chronic conditions associated with aging, and discusses how healthcare professionals can help older adults manage these conditions and enhance health. Included is a look at the emotional effects of coping with loss, disability, and chronic conditions. Depression and bereavement are described, along with the stages of grief and methods of distinguishing among them. Because the incidence of cancer increases with age, preventive cancer screening and prevention guidelines for older adults are presented. Prevention, treatment of, and coping with such common problems as hearing loss, hypertension, and incontinence are also discussed. Because stroke, arthritis, and osteoporosis all have the potential to negatively affect functional status, these conditions are also reviewed to help promote healthy aging.
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.
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.
Pennsylvania PTA Full CE Requirement 30-Hour Package
An Overview of Hip and Knee Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist (4 hrs)
Due to the anatomy and importance of theessential functions of the hips and knees, severe pain in either one — or both– of these areas can have a direct adverse effect on everyday life and canseverely reduce the quality of life. The complexity of both of these anatomicalstructures can present various pathologies. This course will focus on these twoparts and will look at the various symptoms, treatments and effective plans oftreatment for optimum patient outcome.
Running Injuries (4 hrs)
The purpose of this intermediate-level course for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants is to improve evaluation skills and intervention selection regarding running-related injuries. To achieve this, this course will (1) review the impact of running injuries and contributing factors, (2) discuss the underlying theories that have shaped current and emerging assessment methods and treatments, and (3) detail appropriate tests and protocols for evaluation and treatment of the injured runner.
Cerebral Palsy Across the Lifespan, 2nd ed (6 hrs)
This intermediate-level course provides updated, evidence- based information for physical therapists and occupational therapists who work with individuals who have cerebral palsy. This course will be particularly helpful to clinicians who have not recently reviewed the literature related to cerebral palsy and to those who do not frequently provide physical therapy services for this population. Physical therapists who received their training before the profession’s move to doctoral-level training may also find this course helpful because of its focus on the clinical reasoning skills that are necessary when patients can directly access physical therapists without physician referral. Most physical therapists and occupational therapists in pediatric clinical settings will encounter individuals with cerebral palsy. Because pediatric and school-based clinical services typically end by the age of 21, physical therapists and occupational therapists who provide treatment in adult therapy settings also need to be competent in treating this rapidly growing segment of the adult population. Physical and occupational therapists who work with this heterogeneous population need to be aware of the many factors critical to clinical decision making. This course will address prevalence, etiology, diagnosis, classification, examination, evaluation, prognosis, interventions, and outcomes for individuals with cerebral palsy across the lifespan. Because the body of literature related to this diagnosis is extensive, this course will provide an overview of the most salient current issues that impact the clinical decisions and care provided by physical therapists and occupational therapists. Clinicians who desire a more in-depth understanding of cerebral palsy are encouraged to pursue applicable resources and references more extensively.
Patients with History of Substance Use: OT and PTs 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.
Chronic Health Conditions of Physical Therapy Patients (3 hrs)
This course identifies and briefly summarizes some of the common chronic conditions and health problems encountered within patients by the physical therapist in the scope of his or her daily practice. Many of these conditions require specific knowledge about the anatomy, symptoms and considerations for care that are unique to each issue.
Concussion Management: A Comprehensive Evidence-Based Approach for the Physical Therapist (4 hrs)
This intermediate course is designed for practicing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who work with individuals with acute and chronic concussion. This course will be most beneficial for the clinician who has a basic knowledge of concussion and concussion management, but has not recently reviewed the current literature in concussion care that includes the significant changes in the classification of concussion and the approach to diagnosis that considers the complexity of concussion and the need for individualized patient centered care. Gaps in knowledge that have been identified in physical therapy practice include the role of neuroimaging in concussion, the understanding of current guidelines and definitions of concussion, how to identify and design interventions based on individual examination results, and the prescription of individualized graded return to activity and sport. This course will provide a more comprehensive evidenced based understanding of the complex nature of concussion including the pathophysiology of concussion, physiologic, cervicogenic, and vestibulo-ocular dysfunction that may result, the current suggested classification methods, an understanding of the shift in recommended timelines for rest and return to activity, and the tools necessary for evidenced based examination and treatment.
Human Trafficking: Overview for Healthcare Professionals- PT (3 hrs)
This intermediate level course for healthcare professionals is an introduction into the complex crime of human trafficking, with a focus on sex and labor trafficking and the common symptoms and conditions that occur in trafficked persons. The course provides insights into the facts surrounding human trafficking and relevant health risks for the trafficked person.
Pain Assessment and Management: Role of the PT (1 hrs)
This basic-level course provides an overview of pain, the physiology of pain, its impact on economic and personal status, and pain assessment and treatment.
Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview for Physical Therapists, 2nd Edition (3 hrs)
This basic level course provides an overview of PTSD for physical therapists working in a variety of roles and settings. This course addresses basic information regarding PTSD, including DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, etiology, incidence, risk factors, interventions and treatment methods. Though detailed assessment and treatment of PTSD is outside of the physical therapist’s scope of practice, PTSD will impact the patient’s quality of life. In order to provide holistic care to the patient, physical therapists need to be able to screen and refer patients appropriately and understand the treatments that help them recover.
Individual Pennsylvania Physical Therapy courses
Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: Medical Overview and Rehabilitation Management, 2nd ed
Conservative and Surgical Management of the Osteoarthritic Hand and Wrist
Screening for Medical Conditions and Adverse Drug Reactions
Telehealth for Physical and Occupational Therapy
Assessment and Clinical Strategies for Total Joint Replacement of the Hip & Knee – Livestream Webina
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
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
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
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.
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