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Patient-Centered Strategies to Managing Geriatric Chronic Pain in Home Health

Olaide Oluwole-Sangoseni, PT, PhD, DPT, MSc, GCS

October 22, 2018

The current opioid epidemic in the United States has renewed focus on the importance of non-pharmacologic approaches to management of chronic pain. PTs and PTAs in home health find the treatment of el...   Read More

 


Orthopedic Conditions in Pediatrics: A Primer for Physical Therapy Professionals

Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PT, DPT, PhD

October 10, 2018

This course is designed to be an introductory overview of select orthopedic conditions in children, including presentation, examination, intervention, and possible causes for a referral. The aim is to...   Read More

 


Foundations for School Readiness: Sensory Regulation and Yoga

Britt Collins, MS, OTR/L

September 10, 2018

This course will provide you tips and tools to integrate sensory regulation, yoga and mindfulness into the classroom for children of all abilities.   Read More


Examination and Treatment of Ataxia Following Cerebellar Damage

Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS

August 28, 2018

The most common problem in damage to the cerebellum is limb ataxia as well as ataxic gait. How does the cerebellum get damaged? It can get damaged by stroke, disease, tumor, and any number of things....   Read More


Lymphedema Management of the Orthopedic Patient

Janice Bruckner, PT, PhD, CLT-LANA

August 9, 2018

This three-hour course examines ways to use lymphatic therapy techniques to manage patients with orthopedic problems, such as joints replacements, fractures, sprains, and strains. Topics include: anat...   Read More


Tennessee Jurisprudence

Calista Kelly, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, CEEAA

July 24, 2018

Learning ObjectivesThe learning objectives for this course are as follows:The participant will be able to explain how to access the most recent TN Physical Therapy Practice Act The participant will be...   Read More


Tennessee Ethics: Ethics in Physical Therapy: Bioethics and Our Code of Ethics

Brigette Cuffia, PT, JD

July 24, 2018

A lot of people think that ethics is about right and wrong, and ethics did start that way. Ethics has been around since we first had philosophers. Aristotle was the first person to actually put it in...   Read More


The ADLs You Didn't Know You Were Missing

Jennifer Stone, PT, DPT, OCS, PHC

July 18, 2018

This course focuses on providing the practicing physical therapist and physical therapist assistant with practical competency and knowledge on common dysfunctions that may be seen in patients with pel...   Read More

 


Medicare Part B Coding and Billing: For Therapy Services in Long-Term Care

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

June 2, 2018

The patient's medical record needs to contain the documentation that fully supports the medical necessity of services. Your services are payable only when that medical record and the information on th...   Read More


Bioethics for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants: A Case Study Approach

Janice Bruckner, PT, PhD, CLT-LANA

May 31, 2018

Why do licensing boards require courses on bioethics? As physical therapy professionals, we're required to take all kinds of courses. For example, we are required to take courses on CPR, and in some i...   Read More

 


Positioning the Pelvis

May 30, 2018

The position of the pelvis very much determines the position of the trunk and lower extremities and so achieving and maintaining the optimal position is critical. This course will present common pelvi...   Read More


Health Literacy: Effective Client Communication and Education

May 14, 2018

This session will review techniques for clear and effective communication, verbal and written communication with those from other cultures, writing and selecting easy-to-read health materials, and ass...   Read More


Positioning the Head

May 1, 2018

This course will discuss various strategies to optimize head position. First, we will explore strategies beyond the head support, including specific positioning interventions and addressing visual iss...   Read More


PTs and Patient Non-Compliance

Lynn Pierce, BSN, RN, CPHRM, Jennifer L. Flynn, CPHRM

April 6, 2018

Our goal is to help physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and PT practices enhance the quality of their care, not only by making them aware of the risks that they face in daily practice...   Read More


Restraint Reduction: Regulations, Alternatives and Therapy Intervention

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

March 23, 2018

[Amy] It is my pleasure to welcome back Kathleen Weissberg to physicaltherapy.com. Kathleen, in her 23 years of practice, has worked in adult rehabilitation, primarily, in long term care as a clinicia...   Read More


Concussion Management Update: Recommendations from the Berlin Meeting

Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA

March 7, 2018

Concussion Management Update: Recommendations from the Berlin Meeting   Read More


Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Characteristics and Learning Styles

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

February 28, 2018

Today I'm going to provide an overview of autism, as well as looking at the process of setting up an intervention and implementing a plan for an individual with autism. It's important that we first un...   Read More


Pharmacological Management of the Patient With Neurological and/or Central Nervous System Disorders

Rosanne Thomas, PT, MS, PhD

January 25, 2018

Physical therapists and occupational therapists are non-prescribing healthcare practitioners. With autonomous practice, you have a professional responsibility to screen your patients' medications and...   Read More

  


Effective Strategies for Decreasing Challenging Behavior in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

January 16, 2018

Before we can address challenging behavior, we have to start by changing our perception of challenging behavior. Instead of punishing a child, we need to teach them how to behave. That's what today's...   Read More


Five Strategies to Help Students with Autism in the Classroom

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

October 31, 2017

This course is an edited transcript from the live course, Five Strategies to Help Students with Autism in the Classroom, presented by Tara Warick, PT, DSCPT, DPT, GCS. Please follow along with your c...   Read More