Disciplines: Physical Therapy
Hours: 12 Contact Hours
Item#: QGSMU OX 12

12 Hour Physical Therapists Value Pack 2017


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California PTs & PTAsAll courses in this Value Pack are approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California through Net Education Design, Inc., an agency recognized by the board to approved courses that meet Physical Therapy Regulations 1399.96.

 

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Osteoarthritis of the Hip: Rehabilitation and Treatment Strategies

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # Q3483  

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip joint is the most common cause of hip pain in older adults. Despite this relatively high prevalence rate, only limited literature focuses on conservative treatment of the condition and current practice patterns do not consistently follow recommendations from the published guidelines. Intervention strategies are often based upon anecdotal reasoning as opposed to strength of evidence.  Passive treatment strategies and physical modalities are often overused, when graded exercise and patient education should be emphasized. Structured and progressive rehabilitation strategies rooted in evidence-based practice are needed to treat individuals with hip OA. Appropriate evaluation and rehabilitation has the potential to decrease the use of medication and surgical procedures while maximizing patients’ quality of life.        

This basic-level course is designed to provide physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with a comprehensive overview of current evidence-based treatment strategies for patients with hip OA. The course reviews the pathomechanical changes that are associated with hip OA and discusses nonmodifiable and modifiable risk factors. To give the practitioner a “clinical picture” of patients with hip OA, the course also presents the components required to make an accurate clinical diagnosis. Common physical function and patient-reported outcome measures are discussed so that the reader can effectively determine whether progress is being made during treatment. The course describes treatment options, along with their associated strength of support in the literature. Finally, the course reviews surgical procedures and common pharmacological agents that are used to treat hip OA. With this knowledge, physical therapists should be able to effectively evaluate and provide a physical therapy diagnosis for patients with hip OA. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants should be able to implement effective treatment strategies as well as determine the effectiveness of prescribed treatment.

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval #CE15-24584. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA), Approval #16S2301.

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs – Course Approval #PTCE011750

Screening for Medical Conditions and Adverse Drug Reactions, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # Q3494  

Designed for therapists with limited background or training in screening techniques, this course describes how to screen patients for serious pathology and adverse drug reactions. The basic-level course discusses how to take a more effective patient history and develop a patient's risk factor profile, and how to determine whether preliminary findings warrant communication with the patient's physician. The therapist will be able to increase the specificity of their screening techniques, and more accurately identify patients in need of medical referrals while reducing the number of unnecessary referrals.
 
Texas PTs & PTAs – This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.
 
California PTs & PTAs
– Approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California through Net Education Design, Inc., an agency recognized by the board to approved courses that meet Physical Therapy Regulations 1399.96.

Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval #CE15-25568. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors. 


Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: Medical Overview and Rehabilitation Management

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # Q3496  

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most prevalent form of dementia, accounting for 60% - 80% of all cases. Current estimates suggest that approximately 5 million people in the United States age 65 and older have AD. Because age is the primary risk factor for AD, the number of people with AD is projected to nearly triple by 2050, reaching 13.8 million. The likelihood of rehabilitation professionals treating individuals with AD increases year by year.

This intermediate level course provides useful, pragmatic information to rehabilitation therapists to facilitate successful rehabilitation for individuals with AD. Too often, those with dementia are excluded from rehabilitation opportunities based on the assumption that they will not benefit, or they are given a brief trial of rehabilitation that does not take into consideration the special needs of this population and, as a result, do not make gains. Physical therapists who have limited knowledge of AD and other dementias often manage these individuals within the same theoretical framework and strategies with which they approach their cognitively intact clients, which may result in limited success. Existing evidence shows that the needs of individuals with AD are different than the needs of those without cognitive deficits. Observation of and respect for special considerations related to personal interaction, communication, cueing, and motor learning can substantially impact the success of rehabilitation with this population. Given the prevalence of AD in those over age 65, any rehabilitation professional working with older adults is likely to work with patients with dementia. Physical therapists who address the unique needs of this population will have greater success in their rehabilitation efforts, and their patients will reap the benefits of their knowledge and skill.

This course offers an overview of AD and its medical management, practical information on optimal interactions with individuals with AD, research findings related to motor learning in this population, existing evidence on rehabilitation with individuals with AD, and strategies to facilitate successful outcomes.


This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX (from 12/1/13 to 11/30/16) and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

 

California PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California through Net Education Design, Inc., an agency recognized by the board to approved courses that meet Physical Therapy Regulations 1399.96.

Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval #CE15-25252. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.


High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis, Strengths, Challenges, and Physical Therapy Interventions

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # Q3497  

In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data indicating that 1 out of every 68 children is diagnosed with a disorder on the autism spectrum. These numbers indicate a continuing increase in the number of children being identified with this condition. Along with these numbers, physical and occupational therapists and other healthcare providers have seen a parallel rise in referrals for assessment and intervention services. While physical therapists have not always been included as part of the healthcare team working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, it is imperative that physical therapy practitioners remain up to date and well-informed regarding evidence-based practice for this population. Individuals with autism spectrum disorders frequently present with motor impairments and limitations; some researchers even suggest that motor impairment is a core characteristic of autism spectrum disorder. Individuals with autism spectrum disorders may benefit from intervention by physical therapists who are educated about this diagnosis.

This intermediate level course will provide physical therapists and physical therapy assistants with information on the criteria and classification system for autism spectrum disorders based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition, along with information about how physical therapists can contribute to the clinical decisions and care provided to these individuals. Appropriate assessments and treatment strategies will be described that are intended to meet the needs of individuals with an autism spectrum disorder, their families, and others who work and interact with them. This course will also address suggested methods of communication with and engagement of these individuals in the context of physical therapy management. Although this course is specifically designed to examine the unique and heterogeneous needs of people with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders, much of the information can also be applied to individuals diagnosed on the autism spectrum with any degree of impairment.

Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX (from 12/1/13 to 11/30/16) and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

California PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California through Net Education Design, Inc., an agency recognized by the board to approved courses that meet Physical Therapy Regulations 1399.96.

Florida PTs & PTAs

- Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval # CE15-25569. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.