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Hip and Knee Arthritis to Joint Replacement: Aquatic Therapy Research Review and Clinical Application
Presented by Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
Live WebinarFri, Dec 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #3262 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
By presenting the latest research regarding aquatic therapy for individuals with osteoarthritis and/ or total joint replacement, this course aims to assist the clinician in utilizing the unique properties of water to improve their patient’s outcomes. Clinical applications discussed include; aquatic interventions and exercise progressions to improve range of motion, gait, and balance. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA and AT.

Selecting Appropriate Screening and Assessment Tools in the Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care Populations: Where the Research Supports and Fails Us
Presented by Heidi Moyer, PT, DPT, CEEAA
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3200 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will review which evidence-based outcome measures are supported in the skilled nursing (SNF)/long term care (LTC) facility settings as per the current research, as well as those that fall short for applicable use in this environment. Through critical inspection of these items, the participant will be able to understand the importance of the use of population-relevant outcome measures to ensure best physical therapy practice in the SNF/LTC settings. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Balance Training with Smart Phone Apps and Household Items
Presented by Meg Lowry, BPhty, MHSM, APAM, Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Live WebinarWed, Jan 16, 2019 at 3:30 pm EST
Course: #3298 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will provide the participant with a framework for treating balance impairments in the home using items available in the home and technology. Use of household items and inexpensive smartphone applications offers clinicians the opportunity to provide effective and progressive home programs without cost-prohibitive barriers that purchasing "treatment" equipment poses.

Treating Persistent Pain Without Medications
Presented by Jennifer Cumming, PT, MSPT, CLT, WCS
Recorded WebinarAudio
Course: #3210 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Persistent pain conditions are seen in all settings where clinicians practice. Knowing the mechanisms of persistent pain and centralized sensitization are an important step in formulating a plan of care for patients. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA and AT.

Put Down the Drugs: Evidence-Based Interventions to Reduce Unwanted Behaviors with Dementia
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarAudio
Course: #3072 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
PTs can apply evidence-based interventions to improve dementia care. This session reviews the etiology of common behaviors. Cognitive-emotion, multi-sensory, animal-assisted, and exercise interventions to reduce agitation are discussed as well as specific strategies for improving task-related engagement. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Myofascial Interventions: An Update on Current Research and Best Practices
Presented by Scott Cheatham, PhD, DPT, PT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3212 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This discussion will provide an evidence-based update on the therapeutic and scientific effects of common myofascial interventions such as roller massage and instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization. The latest evidence behind the intervention and the potential therapeutic effects will be discussed along with suggested best practice standards. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and therefore appropriate for the PT, PTA and AT.

Why this test? Clinical Decision Making for Balance
Presented by Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3185 Level: Advanced2 Hours
When faced with limited time, resources, space, or information – how do clinicians decide the most optimal collection of balance tests for each patient? To make the best decision, therapists must consider many factors. Are you using the best decision-making process when examining a patient with imbalance? A short list of what will be covered in this course includes clinical decision-making for an imbalance examination, including factors such as: diagnosis, prognosis, personality and effect (low self efficacy, depression, agitation), cognitive impairment, reimbursement, fear of falling, and many more, Listen-in and learn how to choose the most optimal screening tools and tests for each patient!

Current and Future Status of Medicare Part A: A Review of the Prospective Payment System and the Patient Driven Payment Model
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3216 Level: Advanced2 Hours
This course provides a detailed overview of current Prospective Payment System for Medicare Part A as well as details about the Patient Driven Payment Model set to begin October 1, 2019. Concepts such as Other Medicare Required Assessments (OMRA), coding therapy minutes, student service under Part A, and case mix groups for PDPM will be reviewed.

Understanding the 3 D's: Dementia, Delirium and Depression in Older Adults
Presented by Cathy Ciolek, PT, DPT, GCS, FAPTA
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3133 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will address the similarities and differences in clinical etiology, presentation and assessment of dementia, delirium and depression in older adults. Strategies to improve clinical engagement of people with cognitive and mental health issues will be discussed that can be implemented immediately in clinical practice.

The Skill That Connects Us: PT, OT, SLP: The Latest Applications of Dual Task Testing and Training
Presented by Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3183 Level: Advanced2 Hours
Why are some movements "automatic", processed without direct and consistent conscious control, or even resistant to environmental distractions? How do movements become automatic in the unimpaired learner and begin again in those with brain injury or other impairment? In this course, we will review, APPLY, and ADVANCE the science of procedural learning (regaining automatic function) in gait, speech, ADL, athletics and more! We will review how the best applications of dual-task facilitate the transfer of experiences into procedural memories. Additionally, attendees will get a sneak peek into the emerging world of Dual Task Fitness, for the benefit of fall prevention, ADL, speech for those with fall risk, MCI, concussion, some PD, MS, ALS, and stroke.