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Articles for PT CEUs

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

 


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


Palliative Care Concepts for the Rehabilitation Professional: Adapting to an Evolving Disease Process

Chris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS

November 30, 2016

The definition of palliative care is “an approach that improves quality of life (QoL) for patients and families facing life-threatening illness.” There's a lot of confusion that palliative care an...   Read More


Effective Communication: Moving Beyond the Silos in Home Health Care

Tim Dunn, PT, DPT, GCS, COS-C, CEEAA

November 22, 2016

One of the key elements that will be vital to achieve success in this post-acute world, specifically as it relates to home health care, is communication. Not merely communication – effective communi...   Read More


Service Delivery: Preparing for the ATP Exam

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

November 17, 2016

The RESNA Assistive Technology Professional certification examination includes questions from a variety of content areas. One of those areas is Service Delivery. This module will cover the content are...   Read More

 


Management of the Elbow Complex

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

November 17, 2016

Another thing to consider when reviewing anatomy is the carrying angle. There is a normal valgus angulation. In men, that normal angulation ranges between 11 and 14 degrees, and in women, 13 to 16 deg...   Read More


Legislation: Preparing for the ATP Exam

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

November 17, 2016

The RESNA Assistive Technology Professional certification examination includes questions from a variety of content areas. One of those areas is Legislation. This module will cover the content area inc...   Read More


Ethics in Physical Therapy: Bioethics and Our Code of Ethics

Brigette Cuffia, PT, JD

October 17, 2016

Interestingly, hundreds of years later in the field today, a lot of people are talking about moral competency. Can we teach people to be good? How do we establish what good is? Sometimes good can be s...   Read More

 


Recreational Technologies: Preparing for the ATP Exam

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 16, 2016

The RESNA Assistive Technology Professional certification examination includes questions from a variety of content areas. One of those areas is Recreational Technologies. This module will cover the co...   Read More

 


Sensory Technologies: Preparing for the ATP Exam

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 13, 2016

The RESNA Assistive Technology Professional certification examination includes questions from a variety of content areas. One of those areas is Sensory Technologies. This module will cover the content...   Read More

 


Ethics of Providing Culturally Competent Home Health Care

Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, Olaide Oluwole-Sangoseni, PT, PhD, DPT, MSc, GCS

October 12, 2016

Ethics has to do with the concept of right and wrong, with regard to human relationships and interactions. Because human relationships are very complex, those concepts of right and wrong, fair and unf...   Read More

 


Alternative and Augmentative Communication: Preparing for the ATP Exam

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

September 29, 2016

This course presents Alternative and Augmentative Communication. Definitions, terminology, access methods and strategies to optimize use will be addressed. Mounting and interfacing with power wheelcha...   Read More

 


Cognitive Technologies: Preparing for the ATP Exam

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

September 26, 2016

This course presents cognitive technologies which are designed to increase independence and safety for clients with cognitive impairments. Content includes definitions and categories of equipment, as...   Read More

 


Assessment: Preparing for the ATP Exam

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

August 27, 2016

The RESNA Assistive Technology Professional certification examination includes questions from a variety of content areas. One of those areas is Assistive Technology Assessment. This module will cover...   Read More

 


Access: Preparing for the ATP Exam

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

August 27, 2016

This course presents a variety of access methods with definitions, clinical indicators, facilitators and programming. This information is then applied to a variety of Assistive Technology devices.   Read More

 


Office Ergonomics: A Step-by-Step Guideline to Assessing the Office Workstation

Kelly Ingram-Mitchell, PT, MPT, CEAS, CWcHP

August 18, 2016

This course is a transcript of a live webinar, Office Ergonomics: A Step-by-Step Guideline to Assessing the Office Workstation by Kelly Ingram-Mitchell, PT, MPT, CEAS, CWcHP. Please follow along with...   Read More

 


Gaming in Stroke Rehabilitation

Deborah Espy, PT, PhD

July 7, 2016

The following text is an edited transcript of a live webinar titled “Gaming in Stroke Rehabilitation”. Please follow along with course handouts to ensure understanding of material. Gami...   Read More


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Physical Therapy Interventions: An Attempt to Limit Debilitating Symptoms

Jennifaye V. Brown, PhD, PT, NCS

June 30, 2016

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Physical Therapy Interventions: An Attempt to Limit Debilitating Symptoms.The participant will be able to accurately describe the pathophysiology of ALS.The participant w...   Read More


Evacuation Considerations for Special Needs Populations

Amy M. Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

May 31, 2016

Learner Outcomes The participant will be able to identify at least three agencies involved in evacuating special needs populationsThe participant will be able to define the four elements of evacuation...   Read More


A Comprehensive Review of Current Physical Therapy Treatment for the Lumbar Spine

Ellen Pong, DPT, MOT, BA

May 27, 2016

ObjectivesThe participant will be able to identify at least three difficulties in selecting effective physical therapy treatments for patients with low back pain.The participant will be able to identi...   Read More