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

2018 Physical Therapy Value Pack


Reg. Prices $124.80
Just $59.95
Item # QGTMU

Contact hours will be awarded until this pack’s expiration date of 2/28/19.

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Chronic Illness and Depression

Price: $24.95 
Item # Q3568  

Release Date: November 28, 2017

This  basic-level course addresses the knowledge gap by providing rehabilitation  professionals with an overview of the co-occurrence of depression and chronic conditions and identifying challenges in screening and referring adults with chronic conditions and depression. It provides explanations for potential causes of and contributing factors to depression unique to individuals with chronic medical conditions. Although individuals with chronic conditions are at increased risk for depression, this course also explores factors that may enhance such individuals’ well-being and diminish the likelihood of depression.

 

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.

Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1911021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

New Jersey PTs & PTAs - Approval #1808-94 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Ohio PTs & PTAs - Approval #18S7384 (6/1/18 to 6/1/19)

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs - Approved for 2 general hours. #PTCE013501 (Exp 12/3/18)

Florida PTs & PTAs – The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts this course based on its pre-approval by the Ohio PT Association.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Describe the co-occurrence of depression and chronic illness.
  • Recognize the symptoms of depression and appropriate assessment tools to screen for depression.
  • Identify common causes and contributing risk and protective factors for depression in individuals in medical populations.
  • Describe treatment approaches for depression in individuals with chronic illness.
  • Describe the implications of chronic illness and depression on physical and occupational therapy practice.
Author Bio(s)
Alexandra L. Terrill, PhD, received her PhD in clinical psychology from Washington State University, with specialized training in clinical health psychology. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington in rehabilitation psychology. During her fellowship, she was involved in research on aging with physical disabilities associated with chronic conditions. Dr. Terrill is currently a faculty member at the University of Utah, Division of Occupational Therapy. Her research encompasses three basic areas: (1) stress, coping/adjustment, and chronic health conditions; (2) using strengths-based interventions (positive psychology); and (3) aging. Her broad goal is to improve our understanding of how social, psychological, and biological processes interact to affect individuals aging with a chronic condition and develop interventions that enhance productivity and quality of life from early to late adulthood. She is particularly interested in investigating and enhancing protective factors involved in the prevention of and adjustment to chronic medical conditions and associated disability.
 
Brandon Abbs, PhD, earned his PhD in psychology from the University of Iowa and a BA in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. He was most recently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. During this fellowship, he was involved in research projects on the relationship between maternal infection during pregnancy and a child’s risk for schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, and early cognitive decline. He studied this relationship using neuroimaging and neuropsychology. He is currently a senior medical writer for a biotechnology company in Boston, where he composes documents needed to conduct clinical trials in oncology and to inform people about specific cancer types and available treatments.
 
Julie Heinrichs, PT, DPT, earned her BA in English and master’s in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in Milwaukee and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. She has over a decade of experience working with adults in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. Because of her experience in working with patients with mental health challenges, she has developed a profes­sional interest in the interactions between mental and physical health. She is currently the Physical Therapy Education Planner at Western Schools.
Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

John G. Cagle, PhD, MSW, is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore. His work focuses on the psychosocial dimensions of family caregiving and coping with life-threatening illness. As a clinician-researcher, his scholarship is informed by nearly a decade of experience as a hospice social worker. His scholarship includes work on the application of cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches with families coping with serious, life-threatening illness. His research has also included clinical trials to assess for and address barriers to pain management in hospice care, efforts to improve palliative care in long-term care settings, and an evaluation of caregiving at the end of life. His work has been supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation, the National Palliative Care Research Center, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the National Institutes of Health.

Jessica J. Bolduc, DrOT, MSOTR/L, received her master’s degree from the University of New England in 2005 and her doctorate in 2013 from Nova Southeastern University. Her clinical experience spans the continuum of care, including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home health. Dr. Bolduc has served as adjunct professor in the occupational therapy department at the University of New England and the University of Southern Maine, where she taught courses on physical dysfunction. She served as vice president of the Vermont Occupational Therapy Association for two years and as president for three years. She is currently active with the Maine Occupational Therapy Association as President-Elect. Dr. Bolduc is licensed in occupational therapy in four states and is a certified clinical fieldwork educator. She has published in OT Practice, The Internet Journal of Allied Health, Sciences and Practice, and has written textbook chapters in Gerontology for The HealthCare Practitioner and Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence. She has presented at national and state occupational therapy conferences. In addition to her ongoing work as a staff occupational therapist, Dr. Bolduc serves as the Occupational Therapy Planner at Western Schools, an AOTA-approved provider of continuing education.

Concussion Management: A Comprehensive Evidence-Based Approach for the Physical Therapist

Price: $39.95 
Item # Q3569  

Release Date: September 19, 2017

This intermediate course is designed for practicing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who work with individuals with acute and chronic concussion. This course will be most beneficial for the clinician who has a basic knowledge of concussion and concussion management, but has not recently reviewed the current literature in concussion care that includes the significant changes in the classification of concussion and the approach to diagnosis that considers the complexity of concussion and the need for individualized patient centered care. Gaps in knowledge that have been identified in physical therapy practice include the role of neuroimaging in concussion, the understanding of current guidelines and definitions of concussion, how to identify and design interventions based on individual examination results, and the prescription of individualized graded return to activity and sport. This course will provide a more comprehensive evidenced based understanding of the complex nature of concussion including the pathophysiology of concussion, physiologic, cervicogenic, and vestibulo-ocular dysfunction that may result, the current suggested classification methods, an understanding of the shift in recommended timelines for rest and return to activity, and the tools necessary for evidenced based examination and treatment. 


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.

Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1911021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

New Jersey PTs & PTAs - Approval #1808-95 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Ohio PTs & PTAs - Approval #18S7385 (6/1/18 to 6/1/19)

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs - Approved for 3 general hours & 1 direct access hour. #PTCE013503 (Exp 12/31/18)

Florida PTs & PTAs – The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts this course based on its pre-approval by the Ohio PT Association.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the history, epidemiology, and diagnostic tests related to concussion.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology, potential long-term consequences, and common signs and symptoms of concussion.
  • Describe the role of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Explain key components of the physical therapy examination, including the appropriate tests and measures and how the findings impact prognosis.
  • Design appropriate patient-centered interventions to address the key concussion symptoms and activity limitations.
  • Discuss concussion prevention strategies and initiatives.
Author Bio(s)

Lisa Brown, PT, DPT, Neurologic Clinical Specialist, is a clinical assistant professor at the Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. Dr. Brown is a primary instructor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, providing instruction on a variety of topics including the examination and treatment of concussion, traumatic brain Injury and vestibular disorders. Dr. Brown currently practices at the Boston University Physical Therapy Center Concussion program. She received her bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from the University of Vermont, and her transitional DPT and Certificate of Advanced Study in neurology from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Brown was part of the team that developed the “Expanding Neurologic Expertise: Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation” course offered by the Neurology Section of the APTA, is currently on the team developing the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Orthotic and Prosthetic Prescription, and was part of the critical appraisal team for “Vestibular Rehabilitation for Peripheral Hypofunction: An Evidenced Based Clinical Practice Guideline.”

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Bara Alsalaheen, PhD, PT, is a practicing physical therapist and an assistant professor of physical therapy at the University of Michigan-Flint and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Dr. Alsalaheen has been involved in clinical and research efforts involving patients with concussion since 2007. His focus is on improving the care for athletes through identifying and treating patients with persistent symptoms after concussion. Dr. Alsalaheen’s interests are in vestibular, manual, and exertional physical therapy interventions to improve the recovery of athletes after concussion.

Lower Limb Amputation: Hospital-Based Rehabilitation

Price: $29.95 
Item # Q3570  

Release Date: February 8, 2016

Periods of armed conflict have always brought attention to the impact of limb loss. Over 1,500 servicemen and women have suffered major limb loss during U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. However, the majority of people with limb loss cared for by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) lose limbs due to vascular disease and diabetes. The VHA reports that 5,000 new cases are added each year to the 43,000 people with limb loss who they cared for annually. Approximately 1.7 million people live with limb loss in the United States and that number is expected to more than double to more than 3.6 million by the year 2050. Lasting impairment in walking ability is common among people with lower limb amputations, with more than half of community-dwelling people not reaching a satisfactory level of prosthesis use for mobility.

Physical therapists play an important role in the early restoration of functional mobility to people with lower limb loss. This basic level course focuses specifically on hospital-based rehabilitation, early mobility, and pre-prosthetic training and provides an introduction to basic information about lower limb amputation. The course then progresses to more in-depth information regarding all systems relevant to amputation rehabilitation, with current evidence-based concepts for risk assessment and suggestions for early rehabilitation activities. Knowledge obtained through this course can be used by physical therapy professionals to improve the hospital-based care and clinical outcomes for people with lower limb amputations.


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.

Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1911021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

New Jersey PTs & PTAs - Approval #1808-108 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Ohio PTs & PTAs - Approval #18S7386 (6/1/18 to 6/1/19)

Florida PTs & PTAs – The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts this course based on its pre-approval by the Ohio PT Association.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content
  • There are no prerequisites for this course
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Describe the incidence, prevalence, etiologies, and classifications of lower limb amputations
  • Evaluate the outcomes and risks for patients following lower limb amputation
  • Describe the physical therapy examination of a person with lower limb amputation
  • Identify the highest priority rehabilitation interventions for people with lower limb amputations
  • Identify factors involved in determining readiness for prosthetic fitting and discharge disposition
Author Bio(s)

Christopher Kevin Wong, PT, PhD, OCS, is a graduate of the Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy in New York and earned his PhD in health education and research at Touro University International in Los Angeles, California. An orthopedic certified specialist since 2000, he practices in a private sports/orthopedic clinic in Westchester County, New York, and continues his involvement with the Amputee Support Group and Prosthetic Clinic at New York Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was the amputee specialist for 4 years. Now associate director and associate professor of rehabilitation and regenerative medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Wong teaches Prosthetics and Orthotics in the Program in Physical Therapy. He has published several book chapters related to rehabilitation after amputation and presented at national and international physical medicine and physical therapy conferences. Dr. Wong’s research on postoperative rehabilitation after amputation, prosthetic and exercise interventions, balance assessment and prosthetic function, falls, and fall-related injury in people with lower limb amputation has appeared in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Rehabilitation and Research Development, Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, Prosthetics and Orthotics International, Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Physical Therapy, and Physiotherapy Canada.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Carol P. Dionne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT, received her BS in physical therapy at the University at Buffalo, MS in education at Syracuse University, PhD in physical therapy at Texas Woman’s University, and a postprofessional DPT from Arizona State University. She currently serves as an associate professor in rehabilitation sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, where she leads an interprofessional research team and teaches courses that focus on orthopedic and related topics in the DPT, DSc, and PhD programs. Dr. Dionne has authored numerous research- and clinical-based peer-reviewed publications focused on lower extremity amputation and has presented workshops and panel discussions at local, state, national, and international venues. Dr. Dionne is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, is credentialed in mechanical diagnosis and therapy, and serves on the Board of Directors of NCOPE (National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education).

Total Hip Arthroplasty: Current Concepts in Pre- and Postsurgical Physical Therapy

Price: $29.95 
Item # Q3571  

This course will provide physical therapists and physical therapy assistants with a comprehensive overview of THA. At the end of this course the learner will be able to identify the anatomy of the hip as it pertains to THA, describe the most recent advances in surgical approaches for THA, and gain an improved understanding of how different types of prosthetic implants, methods of fixation, and surgical techniques influence the ability of patients to participate in rehabilitation and achieve the desired clinical goals for functional independence. Additionally the learner will be able to describe the role of PT both in the preoperative and postoperative phases for the patient undergoing THA and be able to describe an optimal rehabilitation program for these time periods based on current research. Clinical cases presented will facilitate the learner being able to select appropriate rehabilitative strategies following THA.

 

Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1911021TX 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.

Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #17S5717

New Jersey PTs & PTAs - Approval #1808-117 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs – Approved for 2.75 general hours and 0.25 direct access hour, Approval #PTCE012572 (Exp 12/31/18)

Florida PTs & PTAs – The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts this course based on its pre-approval by the Ohio PT Association.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Identify the relevant anatomy of the hip and its significance in total hip arthroplasty.
  • Describe the differential diagnosis of other hip conditions and indications for THA surgery.
  • Describe the clinically relevant details of THA surgery, including different approaches and complications.
  • Identify evidence-based approaches to preoperative and postoperative physical therapy including the use of appropriate outcomes measures to quantify change.
Author Bio(s)

Emily Slaven, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, received a bachelor of physiotherapy degree from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1996 and a master of physiotherapy degree from University of Manchester in 2001. After practicing for several years as a physical therapist in an orthopedic outpatient setting in Indiana where she worked with a large caseload of patients who had undergone joint arthroplasty, she developed an interest in being able to better quantify motion following lower joint arthroplasty and completed a masters degree in biomechanics from Ball State University, Indiana in 2008 and then a PhD in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2010. The topic of her PhD dissertation was “Prediction of Functional Outcome at Six Months Following Total Hip Replacement.” This study was published in Physical Therapy Journal and several presentations of different aspects of the study were presented nationally. Additionally, Dr. Slaven has completed the American Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopedic Clinical Specialization examination and a fellowship in manual therapy at Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina.

Dr. Slaven is an associate professor in the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis where she teaches orthopedics and manual therapy in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Her research has focused on the impact of lower limb arthro­plasty on mechanics of gait and on the effect of physical therapy interventions for those who have hip osteoarthritis. She continues to prac­tice clinically where she sees patients both as inpatients and outpatients following total hip arthroplasty.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Keelan R. Enseki, PT, MS, OCS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, completed his bachelor of science degree in biobehavioral health with a minor in neuroscience at the Pennsylvania State University. He attended the University of Pittsburgh completing a master of physical therapy and a master of science degree in health and rehabilitation science. He completed the sports physical therapy residency program through the University of Pittsburgh and Centers for Rehab Services/University of Pittsburgh Center for Sports Medicine. Keelan is also a certified athletic trainer (ATC), certified orthopaedic (OCS) and sports (SCS) physical therapy specialist, and NSCA strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). He is currently serving as the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program director at the Centers for Rehab Services/UPMC Center for Sports Medicine Clinic as well as an adjunct and clinical instructor for the University of Pittsburgh Departments of Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine and Nutrition. Keelan’s time is divided time between clinical practice, residency administration, project consultation, and professional development responsibilities. His areas of interest include determinants of outcomes and treatment options available for active individuals with pathological conditions of the hip joint. He regularly presents nationally and internationally on these topics. Keelan has been an author and editor, including peer-reviewed articles for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Clinics in Sports Medicine, Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, The Physician and Sportsmedicine, Journal of Bodywork and Movement, International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. He has served as a content reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, PM&R and Physical Therapy in Sport. Additionally, he has co-authored book chapters on the topics of rehabilitation of hip and knee injuries. Keelan is a member of the APTA Orthopaedic Section, and serves on panels for continuing education and conference content development.