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Aquatic Therapy Basics - Principles and Benefits
Presented by Kathleen Dwyer, OTR/L, CHT
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3026Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
Aquatic Therapy Basics will focus on why we use water as a modality in our clinics. We will discuss the principles of water and how these impact our treatments. We will learn the contraindications, precautions and how the major systems of the body are impacted by the principles of water. Finally, we will discuss the therapeutic benefits of the use of water with a case study review.

Caseload to Workload: A Data-Driven Approach to School-Based OT and PT Services
Presented by Jean Polichino, MS, OTR, FAOTA
Recorded WebinarAudioText/Transcript
Course: #2927Level: Advanced2 Hours
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 to perform in their districts. They will learn how to utilize this data to help inform and influence administrative decisions regarding therapy staffing and service delivery.

The Role of Lab Values in Clinical Decision Making and Patient Safety for the Acutely Ill Patient
Presented by Adele Myszenski, PT, MPT
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2792Level: Introductory2 Hours
This two-hour online course will review why lab values and vital signs such as hemoglobin, potassium, glucose, blood pressure, heart rate and others are essential clinical tools to determine appropriateness for rehab interventions of acutely ill patients. Normal and abnormal values, as well as steps clinicians, can take to monitor the patient’s response will be discussed. Finally, patient care case studies will be presented and are designed to help the learner problem solve and improve clinical decision making related to labs and vitals. The course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and therefore applicable to PTs and PTAs.

Cancer Rehabilitation Core Concepts
Presented by Chris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2675Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This seminar will introduce core concepts in the interdisciplinary management of the patient with cancer, including pre-diagnosis, prevention, active treatment, late effects and end of life care and will include core therapy techniques such as new concepts in manual therapy, lymphedema bandaging, and rehabilitation services during active treatment (surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.) The seminar will emphasize physical therapy patient management in the outpatient, acute care and multidisciplinary clinical settings including case-based activities with an emphasis on exercise and cancer survivorship/wellness. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Pharmacological Management of the Patient With Neurological and/or Central Nervous System Disorders
Presented by Rosanne Thomas, PT, MS, PhD
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2748Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Rehabilitation outcomes can be hindered, enhanced or merely complicated by medically necessary drug treatment. This course will investigate the complexities of pharmacological interaction with physical rehabilitation for patients with neurological and/or central nervous system disorders in order to optimize intervention for both. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Five Strategies to Help Students with Autism in the Classroom
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2769Level: Introductory2 Hours
The seminar will focus on five strategies to help students with autism in the classroom. The strategies can easily be implemented in an everyday school setting without a lot of time or preparation. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate from the PT and PTA.

OT and PT Support for Literacy in Schools
Presented by Jean Polichino, MS, OTR, FAOTA
Recorded WebinarAudioText/Transcript
Course: #2853Level: Advanced1 Hour
In order to support efforts to increase student participation and improve studentperformance in literacy activities, school-based occupational therapy and physicaltherapy practitioners must understand the sequence of literacy development, the scope of skills involved and the accessibility issues that can arise for struggling learners. Interventions appropriate for OT and PT at individual, group and systems levels will be discussed.

What to Teach and How to Teach It: Evidence-Based Strategies for Teaching Critical Skills to Children with Autism
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2766Level: Introductory2 Hours
This seminar will teach participants effective strategies for teaching children with autism new skills. Participants will increase their understanding of critical skills to target with children with autism. The seminar will walk participants through how to perform a task analysis on these skills and how to teach this skills to children with autism. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Making Sense of Meltdowns: How to Identify and Intervene for Children with Sensory Based Disruptive Behaviors
Presented by Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2737Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course emphasizes how to incorporate sensory strategies for self-regulation in school-based therapy, clinic-based services, and home health services to promote participation and performance in varied environments, including the school context. Emphasis will be on preventing behaviors and meltdowns related to sensory processing, collaborating with teachers and parents to implement into daily routines, and monitoring outcomes for documentation and program evaluation. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Wound Care: Basic Concepts and Treatments
Presented by Jennifer A Gardner, PT, DPT, MHA, CWS
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2749Level: Introductory2 Hours
This course will discuss basic wound care definitions, concepts, and treatments. Participants will be able to identify wound types based on clinical presentation, suggest appropriate dressings and treatments, and understand when a referral to an outside specialist is warranted. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.