Acute Injury and Pain: A Strategy, Management and Rehabilitation Discussion for Physical Therapists (3 hrs)
Millions of Americans suffer with pain every year. Pain, both chronic and acute, is quickly becoming an increasingly dire public health issue that costs employers, patients and insurance companies billions of dollars each year. This course discuss the management of acute injuries and methods and management of pain.
An Overview of Hip and Knee Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist (4 hrs)
Due to the anatomy and importance of the
essential 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 can
severely reduce the quality of life. The complexity of both of these anatomical
structures can present various pathologies. This course will focus on these two
parts and will look at the various symptoms, treatments and effective plans of
treatment for optimum patient outcome.
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.
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.
Hip Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment (2 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Total Shoulder Arthroscopy and Reverse Total Arthroscopy: What Physical Therapists Need to Know (2 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.