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CEU Courses for PTs
PresenterJill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS
Course: #2508 Level: IntermediateWednesday, August 31, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT
This course will describe the acute clinical effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Evidence based acute management; from medical to rehabilitation interventions will be outlined, as well as appropriate referral post-acute rehabilitation will be determined. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
PresenterSara Pullen, PT, DPT, MPH. CHES
Course: #2499 Level: Introductory
This course will introduce physical therapists to basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary to assist them in communicating with Spanish-speaking patients. Participants will also learn to take a basic medical history in Spanish.
PresenterShari B. Mayer, PT, DPT, PCS
Course: #2511 Level: IntroductoryFriday, September 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT
Is it nature or nurture? Current research suggests that both experience and genetics shape corticospinal development. Through interaction and engagement, caregivers play a key role in providing experiences that can facilitate the establishment and refinement of synapses during infancy and beyond. This course briefly reviews corticospinal development and discusses strategies, including relationship-focused intervention and coaching, to facilitate caregiver responsiveness and optimize outcomes. It is relevant for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants working in all pediatric settings.
PresenterKenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, CEEAA
Course: #2492 Level: Introductory
Care transitions occur when a patient/client shifts from one practice setting to another (such as from hospital to home) which may be a vulnerable and confusing time for patients/clients and health care providers alike as necessary information may be missing or inaccurate leading to possible adverse events. This course will provide health care providers with strategies and tools to improve the flow of necessary information so that proper care is provided throughout the care continuum. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA. This course is open captioned.
PresenterCynthia Neville, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD
Course: #2522 Level: IntermediateFriday, September 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT
All women should be evaluated by a physical therapist in the immediate postpartum period. This course will explain the rationale for the postpartum physical thearpy examination, describe the components of this specilaized exam, and demonstarted technique for examination and treatment of disorders identified in the postpartum examination. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
PresenterRosanne Thomas, PT, MS, PhD
Course: #2523 Level: IntermediateFriday, September 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT
This presentation will instruct the seasoned and novice clinician in the purpose and procedure of the Neurological Examination correlating clinical findings with an understanding of specific pathology. It will also teach a functional problem-based approach for efficient and appropriate selection of exam components to verify diagnosis and develop an accurate POC. Some familiarity with the central and peripheral nervous system is helpful.
PresenterOlaide Sangoseni, PT, DPT, MSc, PhD
Course: #2470 Level: Introductory
This course presents a clear description of physical therapy delivery in home health environment from an international perspective. Trends in access and regulation of home health care will be explored. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is appropriate for the PT and PTA. This course is open captioned.
PresenterDawn T. Gulick, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS
Course: #2532 Level: IntroductoryFriday, September 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT
There are 42,000-97,000 health-related mobile apps. There are about 1,000 new apps per month. How do you know what apps can enhance your clinical knowledge? Which apps contain correct content? How do you know if an app is worth purchasing? These are just a few of the questions addressed by this webinar.
PresenterRenee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
Course: #2534 Level: IntermediateFriday, October 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT
This course will discuss methods for interdisciplinary team collaboration for improving functional abilities in individuals with dementia for greater levels of success during mobility dual-tasking activities, meal times and dining, and across the IADL, ADL and late loss ADL continuation. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
PresentersKenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, CEEAAOlaide Sangoseni, PT, DPT, MSc, PhD
Course: #2469 Level: Introductory
Evidence-based person-centered care requires today’s health care practitioner to be culturally responsive as our society becomes more culturally diverse. This course will provide home health care providers with an ethical framework and necessary tools to effectively communicate, educate and motivate the patient/client to change health behaviors in order to optimize the outcomes. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is appropriate for the PT and PTA. This course is open captioned.
PresenterAnne Kloos, PT, PhD, NCS
Course: #2527 Level: IntermediateWednesday, October 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT
This presentation focuses on the key clinical signs and symptoms that differentiate idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) from vascular parkinsonism and Parkinson plus syndromes. Participants will learn about best evidence for the physical therapy treatment of individuals with PD and Parkinson Plus syndromes and apply information to case studies. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson's Disease: Understanding the problem and unlocking the solution to freezing of gait.
PresenterMike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT
Course: #2528 Level: IntermediateThursday, October 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT
A select subgroup of persons with Parkinson's Disease (PD) experience the phenomena known as Freezing of Gait (FOG). People who experience FOG exhibit impairment in specific cognitive domains, including attentional control and conflict resolution1,2. These cognitive deficits are related to reduced mobility and quality of life. Understanding cognitive deficits and their relationship to mobility can yield insights into effective treatment. However, to date clinical interventions to arrest or reduce the frequency of FOG are largely transient or contrived – with limited carryover3. This presentation will help clinicians and educators alike understand the physiology of FOG, and cognitive impairments typical of PD in persons with and without FOG. The authors will present a two-fold approach to reducing falls and functional impairment from FOG: 1) rehabilitative- through restitutive dual task and cognitive training4,5,6; and 2) compensatory- through education (awareness and prioritization)7. Additionally, we will provide videotape case studies and specific examples of how to apply each approach and to translate this information into interventions that will improve cognition and FOG. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is appropriate for the PT and PTA.
PresenterBrigette Cuffia, PT, JD
Course: #2495 Level: Intermediate
Physical therapists make ethical decisions on a daily basis. In routine clinical practice PTs and PTAs are also faced with tough situations known as ethical dilemmas. Understanding bioethics and the APTA Code of Ethics can help therapists make decisions regarding ethical issues in an informed way. Models of ethical decision making will be presented and clinical examples analyzed. Upon taking this course therapists will more readily recognize the ethical makeup of their clinical practice and feel more confident in their ethical decision making. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is appropriate for the PT and PTA. This course is open captioned.
Boxing And Other Non-Traditional Modes Of Community-Based Exercise For Persons With Parkinson Disease
PresenterStephanie A. Combs-Miller, PT, Ph.D, NCS
Course: #2535 Level: IntroductoryFriday, October 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT
Current evidence to date will be synthesized regarding community-based, non-traditional exercise programs for persons with Parkinson disease (PD). Exercise modes including boxing, dance, Tai Chi, and yoga will be discussed including information about how these approaches impact individuals with PD across the spectrum of disability from body structure and function through participation. A collaborative partnership between clinicians and fitness specialists within a community-based exercise program that encourages an interactive approach for ongoing support and access to services for patients will be introduced. Implications for clinical practice including implementation of principles, consultation and referral sources will be discussed. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT, PTA and AT.
PresenterJennifaye V. Brown, PhD, PT, NCS
Course: #2458 Level: IntermediateWednesday, December 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm EST
The purpose of the course is to provide information regarding etiology and pathology regarding the different types of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). Medical management and physical therapy interventions will be discussed based on disease progression and regression taking into consideration patient and caregiver perspectives.
Palliative Care Concepts for the Rehabilitation Professional: Adapting to an Evolving Disease Process
PresenterChris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS
Course: #2473 Level: Intermediate
This educational session will discuss the palliative care philosophy, similarities and differences between palliative care and hospice care, current physical therapy practice approaches and practice patterns, a focus on quality of life, and integration and complimenting hospital based-palliative care programs. Evidence based palliative care approaches and functional outcome measures will be introduced in a case study format for clinicians to immediately apply to the clinical setting. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is appropriate for the PT and PTA. This course is open captioned.