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Articles for PT CEUs

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

Aquatic Gait Training

Marty Biondi, PT, CSCS, ATRIC

June 29, 2017

Walking is the most common activity for the majority of the world’s population, and it fulfills a simple need: to get from one place to another. Because walking is such a common task, it appears to...   Read More

Wound Care: Basics Concepts and Treatments

Jennifer A Gardner, PT, DPT, MHA, CWS

June 20, 2017

The question I get asked frequently is, since when do PTs do wound care? I always get asked that question. Why are you, as a PT, doing wound care? Or, you're no longer a PT because you do wound care n...   Read More

Cancer Rehabilitation Core Concepts

Chris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS

May 31, 2017

Nationwide, the area of cancer rehabilitation is growing. The purpose of this seminar is to start a conversation about cancer rehabilitation and what it means to the physical therapist and physical th...   Read More

Making Sense of Meltdowns: How to Identify and Intervene For Children with Sensory Based Disruptive Behaviors

Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L

May 16, 2017

Meltdowns and behavioral disrupt participation and/or performance occupations such as education, your play, your social participation, your self-care, and your sleep. It significantly can affect socia...   Read More

OT and PT Support for Literacy in Schools

Jean Polichino, MS, OTR, FAOTA

April 27, 2017

In order to support efforts to increase student participation and improve studentperformance in literacy activities, school-based occupational therapy and physical therapy practitioners must understan...   Read More

Filling Your Toolbox with Techniques: Treating Children with ADHD

Amy M. Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

April 25, 2017

I think it's important to note that in recent years, the prevalence of ADHD has increased considerably. In this course, we'll delve into treatment strategies for home and school to assist chil...   Read More

Assessment and Management of Pediatric Concussion

Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA

March 30, 2017

The commonly used definition of concussion from the American Academy of Neurology is a clinical syndrome of biomechanically induced alteration of brain function that typically affects memory and orien...   Read More


Benefits of Infant Massage for Both Child and Caregiver

Catherine McDowell, OTR/L, LMBT, E-RYT200/RYT500

March 27, 2017

This introduction to Infant Massage will encompass setting the environment, initiating sessions and basic strokes. It will include an exploration of the benefits of Infant Massage for both child and c...   Read More

Switch Assessment

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

March 16, 2017

Assistive technology provides independence in the areas of mobility, communication, education, vocation, and activities of daily living. To benefit from this technology, the client must be able to acc...   Read More

Building Healthy Brains: Sensory Strategies for Optimal Brain Function & Postural Concerns

Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L

March 7, 2017

Optimal function of our body occurs when our sensory and motor systems are strong and able to adapt to the demands of the environment. Today’s children often struggle with fidgeting, decreased atten...   Read More

Keys for Success: Strategies for Working with Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Melissa Tovin, PT, MA, PhD, PCS

February 28, 2017

Introduction and Overview Thank you everyone for joining me today. This is a topic that's near and dear to my heart, so I'm happy to share this information. First, I'd like to start with a...   Read More

Professional Liability Exposures for Physical Therapy - A Contemporary View

Jennifer L. Flynn, CPHRM

February 8, 2017

I'm happy to be with you today to present this risk information for physical therapists. HPSO and CNA, the underwriter for the HPSO program, firmly believe that knowledge is the key to enhancing p...   Read More

GBS: GoodBye Symptoms via Physical Therapy Interventions

Jennifaye V. Brown, PhD, PT, NCS

January 31, 2017

GBS is also known as acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. During the course of this presentation, we will first review the history of GBS. Next, we will define GBS, discuss its etiology, a...   Read More

Prevention and Management of Pediatric Overuse Injuries

Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA

December 28, 2016

In the United States, over 30 million children and adolescents are involved in sports. Data for the National Federation of State High School associations has demonstrated that over 7.8 million high sc...   Read More


Supervising Assistants, Students, and Aides: Upholding Your Ethics in a Challenging Health Care Environment

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

December 20, 2016

Within the scope of practice for OT or PT, supervision is a process aimed at ensuring the safe and effective delivery of therapy services. It’s also about fostering professional competence. I recent...   Read More


Abilities Based Approaches to Treatment of Persons with Dementia

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

December 20, 2016

As therapists, we know that we need an interdisciplinary team approach. Unfortunately, we often operate under the “silo mentality.” In other words, siloing occurs when departments or groups within...   Read More


Upper Extremity Custom Orthotics - Part 2

Vanessa Roberts, MS, OTR/L, CHT, CPAM

December 1, 2016

This 2-part series will address basic information for creating and modifying custom thermoplastic orthotics for the upper extremity. Education learned from this series will be beneficial to those work...   Read More