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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 WebinarText/Transcript
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.

Put Down the Drugs: Evidence-Based Interventions to Reduce Unwanted Behaviors with Dementia
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarAudioText/Transcript
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.

Incorporating Exercise Training into the Oncology Rehabilitation Setting
Presented by Stephen Morris, PT, PhD, FACSM
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3180 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Exercise training is an essential but physiological stressful part of the physical therapy management of a cancer survivor. The purpose of this course is to introduce the participant to safely incorporating exercise training into the care and management of the cancer survivor.

Foundations for School Readiness: Sensory Regulation and Yoga
Presented by Britt Collins, MS, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3253 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide you tips and tools to integrate sensory regulation, yoga and mindfulness into the classroom for children of all abilities.

Strategies for Treating Patients With Neurobehavioral Disorders
Presented by Kelli Broussard, MS, CCC-SLP, Kelly Ramsey, MS, CCC-SLP
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3074 Level: Introductory2 Hours
This course will provide an overview of neurobehavioral disorders and their impact on function and community re-entry. The course will provide functional strategies to improve the effectiveness of treatment sessions when working with individuals who have behavioral deficits related to TBI. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

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.

Cognition and Learning Following TBI
Presented by Kelli Broussard, MS, CCC-SLP, Kelly Ramsey, MS, CCC-SLP
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3068 Level: Introductory2 Hours
This course will provide an overview of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the resulting cognitive impairments. The course will also provide functional strategies to improve the efficacy of treatment sessions when working with the TBI population. This course is appropriate for rehabilitation professionals who may examine and/or treat patients with a TBI. This course is directly related to the practice of PT and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Health Literacy: Effective Client Communication and Education
Presented by Kathleen 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.

Patient-Centered Strategies to Managing Geriatric Chronic Pain in Home Health
Presented by Olaide Oluwole-Sangoseni, PT, PhD, DPT, MSc, GCS
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3054 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
The current opioid epidemic in the United States has renewed focus on the importance of non-pharmacologic approaches to management of chronic pain. Physical therapists in home health find the treatment of elderly with chronic pain challenging because of the atypical presentation of pain due to comorbidities and other factors unique to the practice setting.

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.