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Physical Therapists as Case Managers in Home Healthcare
Presented by Katie O'Shea, PT, DPT, MBA, GCS, CDP
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3982Level: Intermediate2 Hours
PDGM has changed the home health care world as we know it, from diagnosis to visit allotments to therapist overall involvement in care. PT’s are finding themselves more frequently as the case manager for an episode of care and learning what exactly that entails. This course will dive into the steps you need to take to maximize delivery of care, recognize opportunities to refer other disciplines into care, oversee other disciplines, and successfully communicate with the referral source while ensuring optimal patient care. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Clinical Applications in Neurology: Parkinson's Disease and Parkinson's Plus
Presented by Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3933Level: Advanced2 Hours
This course intends to help the emerging neurologic-focused therapist move from intermediate to advanced, within the scope of their license. Neurology for the non-neurologist’s PD, PD+, and movement disorder focus aims to improve your clinical acumen, examination, education, and intervention skills, within this complex myriad of conditions…or at least as much as we can cover in 2 hours! This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Dependent Mobility Intervention
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded WebinarAudioText/Transcript
Course: #4102Level: Introductory1 Hour
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 wheelchairs. For very small children, adaptive strollers are often required to meet positional and dependent mobility needs. Other dependent mobility bases, such as transport chairs and standard wheelchairs, are used for quick trips or for temporary use. Clients may also use a dependent mobility base as a backup to a power wheelchair. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Augmented Mobility Intervention
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded WebinarAudio
Course: #4107Level: Introductory1 Hour
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 prevent falls, increase mobility, and provide strengthening and dynamic weight-bearing. This course will systematically present each of these options with clinical indicators. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Ergonomics: Don’t Let Patients Get Hurt at Work, Leverage Their Position!
Presented by Justin Jellin, PT, DPT
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4059Level: Introductory2 Hours
Many people work at a desk countless hours of the day overlooking correct ergonomics which results in numerous musculoskeletal disorders. In this course, you will not only learn how to properly assess ergonomics but gain an understanding of ergonomic equipment recommendations, therapeutic exercise interventions, and adjustments to help combat and resolve work-related musculoskeletal disorders. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Matching Products to Seating Needs
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded WebinarAudioText/Transcript
Course: #4099Level: Introductory1 Hour
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 categories of seating systems. Seating systems, whether linear, contoured, or molded, are comprised of primary support surfaces, secondary support components, and materials. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Durable Medical Equipment for Activities of Daily Living
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded WebinarAudioText/Transcript
Course: #4112Level: Introductory1 Hour
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 and so clinicians are active participants in selecting the appropriate equipment for a client’s needs. This course will address bath/shower equipment, toileting equipment, patient lifts, and adaptive car seats. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Justifying Medical Necessity in Documentation: Screens to Skilled Services
Presented by Neely Sullivan, MPT, CLT-LANA, CDP
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3973Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Providing excellent client-centered services depends on documentation that clearly illustrates the medical necessity of the client. Participants in this webinar will learn how to evaluate and articulate the medical necessity of their client, illustrate the complexity of their skills to support the necessity of your treatment plans, and recognize through examples what constitutes appropriate documentation. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Trauma Informed Care Principles for Rehabilitation Professionals
Presented by Jennifer Stone, PT, DPT, OCS, PHC
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3975Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Acute and chronic trauma is very prevalent in the United States, and have been tied strongly to adverse health behaviors and outcomes. This course provides the rehabilitation professional with an overview of the physiology of trauma, as well as practical tools to work with patients who are experiencing trauma. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Static Splinting Series
Presented by Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4063Level: Intermediate4 Hours
The static splinting 4-course series consists of an overview of the history of splint fabrication, the advances in the splinting and orthotics arena, and an anatomical review of key structures and landmarks. A detailed demonstration of wrist orthotics is presented as well as radial gutter/thumb spica splints, dorsal and volar wrist cock-ups, functional position with an intrinsic plus modification option, hand-based thumb spica, finger gutter and MP joint blocking splints. The application and use of a spring finger extension splint, oval 8 splints as well as static progressive finger flexion and extension splints are included.Finally, the fabrication of a footplate for external fixator application, the application of lower extremity splints and orthotics as well as splinting considerations for specific diagnoses including burn injury occurs in part 4.

Please note: This course series is comprised of the following individual recordings: #4018, #4020, #4022, and #4024