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Positioning the Pelvis
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3157 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The position of the pelvis very much determines the position of the trunk and lower extremities and so achieving and maintaining the optimal position is critical. This course will present common pelvic asymmetries with suggested strategies to address each challenge. Providing as neutral a pelvic position as possible improves overall posture, stability and function.

Health Literacy: Effective Client Communication and Education
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarAudioText/Transcript
Course: #3177 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This session will review techniques for clear and effective communication, verbal and written communication with those from other cultures, writing and selecting easy-to-read health materials, and assessment tools to use to ensure that clients understand the therapy services provided and have the skills needed to access, understand, and use health information.

Positioning the Head
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3098 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will discuss various strategies to optimize head position. First, we will explore strategies beyond the head support, including specific positioning interventions and addressing visual issues. Second, we will explore posterior head supports in depth, matching specific features to client needs. Third, we will explore other options which may be required if posterior support alone is inadequate, including anterior head support.

Lymphedema Management of the Orthopedic Patient
Presented by Janice Bruckner, PT, PhD, CLT-LANA
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2957 Level: Intermediate3 Hours
This three-hour course examines ways to use lymphatic therapy techniques to manage patients with orthopedic problems, such as joints replacements, fractures, sprains, and strains. Topics include: anatomy and physiology of the human lymphatic system, techniques, such as manual lymphatic drainage, compression, elevation, diaphragmatic breathing, therapeutic exercise, kinesiotaping, and skin care, program planning, including problems, short term goals, long term goals, and treatment plan, and case studies to illustrate the application of the material presented. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

The ADLs You Didn't Know You Were Missing
Presented by Jennifer Stone, PT, DPT, OCS, PHC
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2972 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course focuses on providing the practicing physical therapist and physical therapist assistant with practical competency and knowledge on common dysfunctions that may be seen in patients with pelvic floor symptoms. No advanced pelvic floor knowledge is required. No advanced pelvic floor knowledge is required. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Characteristics and Learning Styles
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2768 Level: Introductory2 Hours
The following course will increase participants understanding of the autism spectrum disorder as it currently is in the DSMIV. Participants will also gain knowledge on the upcoming DSMV and how it relates to autism spectrum disorders. The course will discuss current literature related to general autism treatment strategies as well as current literature related to autism spectrum disorders. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Bioethics for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants: A Case Study Approach
Presented by Janice Bruckner, PT, PhD, CLT-LANA
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2956 Level: Introductory3 Hours
This three-hour online course has been developed to meet the mandated ethics requirement for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant re-licensure. The course discusses the ethics documents developed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), including the Code of Ethics, the Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant, the guides for professional conduct, and other relevant papers available at http://www.apta.org/EthicsProfessionalism/. A problem-solving model will be used to apply the APTA ethics concepts to 10 case studies that have been chosen to reflect potential problems that clinicians may face. The course ends with resources available for individuals desiring to pursue further inquiry.

Medicare Part B Coding and Billing: For Therapy Services in Long-Term Care
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2962 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This seminar offers an in-depth review of Medicare Part B coding and billing, including CPT coding, unit to minute conversion, appropriate use of evaluation codes, modifiers, and G codes is offered. Using multiple examples, therapists will learn how to be compliant with coding, thorough in documentation to support skilled interventions, and detailed to avoid common errors. A review of elements known to trigger medical review including coding and documentation to support the plan of care is offered and tips and strategies for successfully managing medical review will be explored.

PTs and Patient Non-Compliance
Presented by Jennifer L. Flynn, CPHRM, Lynn Pierce, BSN, RN, CPHRM
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2973 Level: Introductory2 Hours
Patient noncompliance can come in many forms: unwillingness to follow a course of therapy, repeated missed appointments, rejecting treatment recommendations, reluctance to take medications, refusal to provide information or chronic late payments. If left unchecked, such conduct may result in litigation. The objective of this presentation is to enable Physical Therapists with strategies to not only recognize these patient behaviors but also take steps to reduce the likelihood of malpractice claims. Using selected claim scenarios, PTs and PTAs can examine their own current risk control practices in relation to the claims and losses experienced by their peers.

Restraint Reduction: Regulations, Alternatives and Therapy Intervention
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2955 Level: Introductory2 Hours
This session will review updated regulations related to physical and chemical restraints in long-term care. Resident assessment, therapy interventions, and alternatives to restraints will be discussed. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.