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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


Beyond the Basics - Putting Aquatic Therapy into Practice

Kathleen Dwyer, OTR/L, CHT

October 4, 2017

Beyond the Basics will take one step further from our basic’s course and give you resources to put aquatic therapy into practice today. We will get into the details of how you can greatly impact you...   Read More


What to Teach and How to Teach It: Evidence-Based Strategies for Teaching Critical Skills to Children with Autism

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

September 27, 2017

Today's training is centered on the skills that are critical and necessary when working with individuals who have autism. Also, I will share with you how to teach these skills. All these are evidence-...   Read More


Management of Adhesive Capsulitis

David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

September 26, 2017

Adhesive capsulitis and the term frozen shoulder are often used interchangeably. As stated by Dr. Codman, "It is a condition difficult to define, difficult to treat and difficult to explain from the p...   Read More

 


Aquatic Therapy Basics - Principles and Benefits

September 22, 2017

Aquatic Therapy Basics will focus on why we use water as a modality in our clinics. We will discuss the principles of water and how these impact our treatments. We will learn the contraindications, pr...   Read More


Aquatic Therapy Basics - Principles and Benefits

Kathleen Dwyer, OTR/L, CHT

September 22, 2017

Aquatic Therapy Basics will focus on why we use water as a modality in our clinics. We will discuss the principles of water and how these impact our treatments. We will learn the contraindications, pr...   Read More


The Role of Lab Values in Clinical Decision Making and Patient Safety for the Acutely Ill Patient

Adele Myszenski, PT, MPT

September 7, 2017

Laboratory diagnostic tests are one factor in determining the overall health of our patients. They evaluate the kidneys, liver, thyroid, heart, and other aspects of health. In acute care or subacute c...   Read More


Functional Exercises to Improve ADLs

Kimberly Huff, MS, CSCS, CHES

August 29, 2017

How do we design function-focused exercises? The focus is on training specific movement patterns, rather than training specific muscle groups. We want to create movements that are relevant to the spec...   Read More


Caseload to Workload: A Data-Driven Approach to School-Based OT and PT Services

Jean Polichino, MS, OTR, FAOTA

August 3, 2017

Based on recommendations from the therapy professions, participants will identify methodologies for data collection, organization and analysis regarding the various activities and tasks they are asked...   Read More