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Manual Wheelchair Mobility: Self-Propulsion

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

November 8, 2021

Most manual wheelchairs are designed for self-propulsion and fall into categories. This course systematically explores each category with clinical indicators, as well as optimal frame configuration to...   Read More

  


Augmented Mobility Intervention

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

November 8, 2021

Augmented mobility is used with clients who require assistance in ambulation. This category of equipment includes walking canes, crutches, walkers, and gait trainers. Augmented mobility is used to pre...   Read More

 


Justifying Medical Necessity in Documentation: Screens to Skilled Services

Neely Sullivan, MPT, CLT-LANA, CDP

August 31, 2021

Providing excellent client-centered services depends on documentation that clearly illustrates the medical necessity of the client. This course covers medical necessity to support physical therapy tre...   Read More

 


Tennessee Jurisprudence

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

August 12, 2021

In Tennessee, physical therapists are able to practice based upon the Physical Therapy Practice Act, which is a statute, or a formal written enactment by a legislative body declaring, commanding, or p...   Read More


Diabetes in Adults: Current Guidelines and Evidence

Sarah Stillings, MA, PT, MPT, CHT

July 29, 2021

This course gives us an overview of diabetes in adults, discusses current perspectives and guidelines, and addresses its significance in PT practice. It also looks at some of the current literature th...   Read More

     


Matching Products to Seating Needs

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

June 30, 2021

Once the wheelchair seating assessment has been completed and seating interventions considered, it is time to match specific client needs to product interventions. This course presents various categor...   Read More

  


Durable Medical Equipment for Activities of Daily Living

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

June 30, 2021

Clients who use wheelchair seating and mobility equipment often have other durable medical equipment (DME) needs, as well. Durable medical equipment is often used to assist activities of daily living...   Read More


Dependent Mobility Intervention

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

June 30, 2021

Dependent mobility devices are not designed for self-propulsion. These include adaptive strollers, transport chairs, tilt in space manual wheelchairs, reclining manual wheelchairs, and standard manual...   Read More

  


FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

PJ Winters, EdD

June 10, 2021

Receive an overview of FERPA including practical advice regarding the regulation of FERPA by LEAs. Also learn ways in which this federal law affects your practice in service to schools.   Read More

 


Wheelchair Seating: Considerations For The Prop Sitter

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

May 18, 2021

Wheelchair seating is designed to provide postural support and alignment, stability for function and mitigate pressure issues. This course will address assessment and intervention when working with a...   Read More

 


Wheelchair Mobility: Ultralight Configuration And Propulsion

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

May 18, 2021

This course will present an appropriate configuration of ultralight manual wheelchairs to optimize self-propulsion efficiency. Increased efficiency decreases the risk of repetitive stress injuries and...   Read More

 


Wheelchair Mobility: Power Add On Options And Use For Manual Wheelchairs

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

May 18, 2021

This course will present alternate manual wheelchair drive mechanisms, including non-powered and powered options to increase manual wheelchair efficiency and decrease pain and injury risk. These drive...   Read More

 


A New Era: From EADLs to Alexa!

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

May 4, 2021

Electronic Aids to Daily Living provide an alternative means of controlling devices, primarily within the home environment, including audiovisual equipment, lighting, and thermostats. Advances in cons...   Read More

  


Positioning for Function: The Trunk and Extremities

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

March 24, 2021

This course will present common trunk asymmetries seen in wheelchair seating with suggested strategies to address each challenge. Providing as neutral a trunk position as possible improves overall pos...   Read More

   


Tools to Optimize Quality Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care: Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

March 22, 2021

This session will review practical and cost-effective strategies care providers can implement to impact these areas. Following the framework of person-centered care, providers will hear about meaningf...   Read More


Power Wheelchair Advanced Features

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

March 22, 2021

Power wheelchairs do far more than drive – the driving method can be used to navigate and control other features including Reverse, Speeds, Power Seating, or an Interfaced Assistive Technology devic...   Read More

   


Work from Wherever: Ergonomic Tips for A Safe & Healthy Workstation Set Up at Home

Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT

November 18, 2020

Many individuals are moving to either full or part-time remote work environments and this can present a challenge in setting up an efficient and comfortable workstation. This course will address commo...   Read More


Geriatric Functional Performance Measures

Sally Stillings, MA, PT, MPT, CHT

October 9, 2020

Understanding function and how to address it are both essential to being good therapists and this is especially important as a component of therapy for older adults, those who are age 65 or more. As w...   Read More

 


Telehealth (Digital Practice) Implementation: Considerations and Road Map

Edward Dobrzykowski, PT, DPT, MHS, AT, Ret.

October 6, 2020

You have most likely been introduced to telehealth over the past several months. The preferred term is now “digital practice” and it has evolved from a gradual implementation into medicine and reh...   Read More


Dementia Management: Techniques for Staging and Intervention

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

October 1, 2020

Age-associated memory impairment often takes the form of memory lapses. Memories of personal information tend to survive in old age. However, individuals with age-associated memory impairment may expe...   Read More