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State Approval Information for Pennsylvania

The PhysicalTherapy.com courses below are accepted by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy, except courses unrelated to the actual practice of physical therapy/direct patient care such as billing, marketing, documentation, and reimbursement, which will not be accepted by the board. The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by the board or courses approved by another state's APTA chapter, and PhysicalTherapy.com is an accredited provider by the TX Physical Therapy Association (Provider #2406033TX). 

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Communication Strategies When Working With People With Dementia
Presented by Cathy Ciolek, PT, DPT, GCS, FAPTA
Live WebinarFri, Aug 19, 2022 at 10:00 am EDT   Starts in 41m
Course: #4459Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Communication is the basis for every interaction between human beings and involves providing a message and interpreting a message for each person. The brain changes that occur in people with dementia interfere with their expression of verbal messages as the disease progresses, but also with how they interpret and process incoming information. Similarly, the message conveyed is more than just words; it involves non-verbal communication even more than verbal. This course helps you take a second look at how your approach and word choices impact a person with dementia while providing care in-home health and how care partners (family members) can better translate the messages people with dementia are providing

Writing Letters of Medical Necessity for Seating and Wheelchairs
Presented by Lindsey Veety, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4424Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course covers the details of what to include in a letter of medical necessity. Examples are given along the way to support different types of chairs and seating and different scenarios for when insurance companies ask for information.

Documentation in Spinal Cord Injury: Letters of Medical Necessity, Goals Setting and More
Presented by Kristen Cezat, PT, DPT, NCS, ATP/SMS
Live WebinarWed, Aug 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm EDT
Course: #4481Level: Introductory2 Hours
This course will discuss documentation across the continuum of spinal cord injury with emphasis on documentation of short- and long-term goals, outcome measures, functional treatment interventions, and procurement of specialized DME including letters of medical necessity (LMNs) for wheelchairs.

Evidence and Resources to Prevent Falls and Improve Balance for Older Adults in the Home and Beyond
Presented by Jennifer L. Vincenzo, PT, MPH, PhD, Board Certified Clinical Specialist, Geriatric Physical Therapy (GCS) Board Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Board Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP)
Live WebinarFri, Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 am EDT
Course: #4477Level: Introductory2 Hours
This course will present the most up-to-date evidence on the etiology of falls among older adults, assessment of fall risk, and interventions to improve balance. Beyond that, a holistic approach to the individual and their environment(s) as well as resources to decrease fall risk and enable aging in place will be presented

Functional Exercise for the Older Adult With Dementia
Presented by Kevin Cezat, PT, DPT, GCS
Recorded WebinarAudio
Course: #4457Level: Introductory2 Hours
This course reviews current literature, definitions, and guidelines on dementia in older adults and its impact on physical activity and physical therapy practice. Recommended treatments, precautions, and contraindications when treating individuals with dementia and implementing functional exercise are also included.

Frailty in Home Health
Presented by Tracey Collins, PT, PhD, MBA, GCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4442Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course provides the attendee with the definition, evaluation methods, treatment strategies, and discharge planning for home health patients living with frailty.

BPPV Assessment and Treatment in the Home Setting
Presented by Elena Newland, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS, Jessica Visintainer, PT, DPT, CMP, CKTP, CMTPT, AIB-VR
Live WebinarFri, Sep 2, 2022 at 10:00 am EDT
Course: #4495Level: Introductory2 Hours
In this introductory course for assessing and treating BPPV in the home, we will review the essential aspects of the patient interview, diagnosing BPPV, differentiating canalithias versus cupulolithiasis, and patient education. All information is based on the APTA's most recent Clinical Practice Guideline on BPPV.

Pudendal Neuralgia Evaluation and Treatment
Presented by Jennifer Stone, PT, DPT, OCS, PHC
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4446Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Pudendal neuralgia can create significant pain and disability. This course will cover the etiology of pudendal neuralgia as well as best practices for evaluation and treatment

Muscle Clocks: How to Schedule Training to Optimize Performance
Presented by Amy Ashmore, PhD
Live WebinarWed, Sep 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm EDT
Course: #4480Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Learn what muscle clocks are and how to use them to determine when to work out and how to schedule types of exercise like resistance and cardiovascular training. Discover how to build workouts and programs using the latest research on timing training.

Managing Foot and Ankle Pathology in the Distance Runner
Presented by David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4455Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Running related injury is a common presentation in physical therapy practice. Some studies report over 50% of runners will experience an injury that limits participation at some point. The majority of injuries specific to distance runners will occur in the lower quarter and many of these will involve the lower leg and foot and ankle complex. This course will review the epidemiology of selected running related injuries and provide evidence-based recommendations for examination and treatment.

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