This course is Part I on the topic: the male pelvic floor. The combined courses will cover an overview of male urogenital anatomy and physiology as it relates to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Physical therapy evaluation and treatment of male incontinence, pelvic pain, and erectile dysfunction will be included. Specifically part I will cover extensive anatomy, physiology and urinary incontinence.
Effective treatment of patients following amputation is critical to their successful rehabilitation. This course will present current clinical knowledge in prosthetics and physical therapy care to help patients reach their functional potential. All physical therapists interested in working with amputees can benefit from this course.
This two-hour online course will review why lab values and vital signs such as hemoglobin, potassium, glucose, blood pressure, heart rate and others are essential clinical tools to determine appropriateness for rehab interventions of acutely ill patients. Normal and abnormal values, as well as steps clinicians can take to monitor the patient’s response will be discussed. Finally, patient care case studies will be presented and are designed to help the learner problem solve and improve clinical decision making related to labs and vitals.
Domestic violence can affect anyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. It is shown that domestic violence costs the United States billions of dollars per year. Many reports say that one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Domestic violence occurs in same-sex relationships, and men can be victims as well. Understanding the warning signs and prevention techniques may help to decrease the prevalence in the United States.
This course is Part II on the topic: the male pelvic floor. The combined courses will cover an overview of male urogenital anatomy and physiology as it relates to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Physical therapy evaluation and treatment of male incontinence, pelvic pain, and erectile dysfunction will be included. Specifically part II will cover a brief anatomy review, pertinent physiology, pelvic pain and erectile dysfunction.
This course introduces physical therapists/physical therapist assistants to their role in the prevention and reduction of medical errors. Current topics relevant to differential diagnosis, autonomous practice, and ethics will be addressed. Clinical examples and everyday practice will be emphasized.
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Review the history of and implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, focusing on Part C for Early Intervention. Look at application in natural environment, including examples of this implementation.
This 2-hour course will provide the health care professional with the most essential and practical knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease. Differences between normal aging and dementia, causes of Alzheimer’s, treatment trends, management of behavioral issues and family counseling/education will be highlighted in this course.
This course will review the history of concussion management over the past 30 years, as well as investigate current policies and protocols. Acute diagnosis and management, as well as rehabilitation strategies, will be discussed. A detailed approach to return to sport testing will be reviewed.
Exercise training is an increasingly important part of oncology rehabilitation. However, the medical status of cancer survivors makes the use of exercise training challenging for the therapist. This course will introduce the attendee to 1) the benefits that cancer survivors can derive from participating in an exercise training program and 2) safely implementing an exercise program for this population.
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This course will present the current evidence for strength training in breast cancer survivors. We will present evidence-based recommendations on the exercise guidelines for special situations including: lymphedema, use of compression garments during exercise, fatigue, bone loss and arthraglias with use of AIs. We will discuss considerations in creating a physical therapy based exercise program for breast cancer survivors.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 1/3 of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis (TB) and it is considered one of the world’s deadliest diseases. We will define TB and discuss treatment, prevention, and strategies utilized when working with a patient with TB.
Join renowned plaintiffs’ lawyer and former physical therapist Bruce Kehoe, as he covers the intersection of physical therapy and the law. Mr. Kehoe will cover topics ranging from the varying roles a physical therapist may fill in the trial setting to lawful and ethical considerations for physical therapists. Knowledge of the law surrounding physical therapy presented in this webinar will assist any therapist in the practice of their profession.
Editor's Note: This course applies to the Indiana state requirement for jurisprudence for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
This course will describe cancer related fatigue and the current literature on the causes of cancer related fatigue. Current best practices in treatment for cancer related fatigue include activity-based interventions. We will present the current evidence for physical therapist – led interventions for cancer related fatigue.
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How do you motivate the unmotivated child? How do you enhance his participation? How do you enhance caregiver interaction? ANSWER: Make therapy fun! Leave this course equipped with simple, practical strategies for the clinic, school, and home based settings
This course will help the participant to understand ethical behavior, based on the APTA's core values, help to identify different types of ethical dilemmas, and provide tools to help establish a foundation for professional ethics.
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Once a rare and poorly understood service, many U.S. hospitals are now providing physical therapy in the Emergency Department or developing a plan to do so. This webinar will describe the evolution of this unique service and provide participants with a blue print to begin making Emergency Department physical therapist consultation a reality in their own facility.
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Participants in this session will review the mechanisms of neural plasticity related to development, learning, non-use, and injury. To enhance their physical therapy interventions in a variety of patient populations, participants will apply the principles of neural plasticity to different patient populations.
This course is designed to help therapists new to skilled nursing facilities understand the basics of the Prospective Payment System, PPS. This course will review the methodology of the payment system, including assessment reference periods, and rehab requirements.