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Physical Therapy

Hours: 10 Contact Hours
Item#: QBT10

 

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A Focus on the Knee


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This continuing education bundle provides 10 contact hours and is appropriate for both physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. The learner is presented with the most current evidence surrounding some of the most common knee pathologies. Three individual courses explore both non-surgical management as well as post-surgical rehabilitation.

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Evidence-Based Management of Knee Osteoarthritis

Price: $29.95 
Item # Q3527  

Release Date: January 10, 2018

Expiration Date: January 10, 2021

The purpose of this intermediate level course is to provide physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with up-to date, evidence-based information pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of knee OA. Although this course will be most applicable to physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who work with older individuals in outpatient settings, the increased incidence of OA makes the information in this course relevant to therapists in a variety of settings. Even therapists who specialize and treat patients in areas other than orthopaedic settings will likely encounter individuals whose OA affects their participation, mobility, or function.

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.

Ohio PTs & PTAs - Approval #18S7394 (6/12/18 to 6/12/19)

Florida & Indiana PTs & PTAs – PT boards in your state accept this course based on pre-approval by the Ohio PT Association.

New Jersey PTs & PTAs - Approval #1808-97 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs - Pennsylvania PT Board Approved, #PTCE013504, for 3 general hours & 0 direct access hours.

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 anatomical structures of the lower extremity affected by knee osteoarthritis.
  • Explain the disease process and epidemiology of knee osteoarthritis.
  • Describe components of a physical therapy evaluation for patients with knee osteoarthritis.
  • Discuss interventions commonly used by physical therapists to reduce symptoms and impairments associated with knee osteoarthritis.
  • Identify factors that may make someone a candidate for surgical and conservative treatments of knee osteoarthritis.
Author Bio(s)

Joseph Zeni Jr., PT, PhD, received his master’s degree in physical therapy from Quinnipiac University and spent several years working at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics in Baltimore, Maryland. There, he treated individuals across the age spectrum with a variety of complicated joint disorders. He attended the University of Delaware for his doctorate in the Biomechanics and Movement Science program, after which he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, where he investigated clinical outcomes before and after knee and hip arthroplasty. Currently, Dr. Zeni is an associate professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Rutgers University, where he teaches the anatomy components of the doctorate of physical therapy curriculum. His research focuses on biomechanical and clinical outcomes in older adults with hip and knee osteoarthritis. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles pertaining to osteoarthritis and has received grants from private foundations and the National Institutes of Health supporting his work in this area.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Diane M. Heislein, PT, DPT, OCS, is a licensed physical therapist with more than 30 years of clinical experience and has been a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist for the past 25 years. Her clinical practice over these years has consistently included management of patients with osteoarthritis, including total joint arthroplasty rehabilitation. In addition, she is a faculty member in the doctor of physical therapy program at Boston University. She is responsible for teaching the lower extremity orthopedic course in this program, which includes the evaluation and treatment of patients with osteoarthritis. Dr. Heislein has authored five textbook chapters, a home study course, and a clinical summary for PTNow.org on joint arthroplasty. She has been an invited speaker on physical therapy management of osteoarthritis at regional and national conferences.

ACL Injury, Surgery, and Rehabilitation: A Science-Based and Evidence-Informed Approach, 2nd Edition

Price: $39.95 
Item # Q3535  

Release Date: April 5, 2018

Expiration Date: April 5, 2021

The purpose of this intermediate-level course is to provide physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with an overview of the etiology and risk factors of isolated ACL injuries; to discuss pertinent clinical examination, classification, and prognosis after ACL injuries and reconstruction; and to review interventions relevant to successful outcomes after injury or surgery.


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.

Ohio PTs & PTAs - Approval #18S7496 (6/26/18 to 6/26/19)

Florida & Indiana PTs & PTAs – PT boards in your state accept this course based on pre-approval by the Ohio PT Association.

New Jersey PTs & PTAs - Approval #1808-91 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs - Pennsylvania PT Board Approved, #PTCE013511, for 3 general hours & 1 direct access hour. (Exp 12/31/18)

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, compare, and contrast the major anatomical components of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), particularly with regard to its relationship to arthrokinematics of the knee.
  • Discuss the typical mechanism of injury, clinical course, and risk factors associated with ACL injury.
  • Utilize the components of a comprehensive clinical examination to formulate a specific diagnosis for patients with a suspected ACL injury.
  • Describe the diagnostic strategies, management plans, and classification of patients with ACL injury.
  • Formulate a rehabilitation program using clinical strategies and evidence-based interventions after ACL injury and reconstruction.
  • Explain the functional and clinical outcomes after ACL injury and reconstruction.
Author Bio(s)

Zakariya H. Nawasreh, PT, MSc, PhD, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2006 and a Master of Science degree in health and rehabilitation sciences from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. Dr. Nawasreh has worked as a teaching assistant and supervised students’ clinical training in the applied medical sciences at Jordan University of Science and Technology. He earned a doctorate in biomechanics and move­ment science at the University of Delaware, with a focus on operative and nonoperative ACL intervention and outcomes. Dr. Nawasreh is currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Jordan University of Science and Technology. He has presented on the topic of ACL rehabilitation intervention and outcomes at national and international conferences. Dr. Nawasreh is board-certified in the Jordanian Physical Therapy Association.

David S. Logerstedt, PT, PhD, MPT, MA, SCS, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in health and human per­formance from the University of Montana and a Master of Arts degree in exercise physiology from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Logerstedt earned a master’s degree in physical therapy from East Carolina University and a doctorate in the interdisciplinary program of biomechanics and movement science from the University of Delaware. He completed a postdoc­toral research position in knee osteoarthritis and total knee arthroplasty with Drs. Lynn Snyder-Mackler and Joseph Zeni, Jr. Dr. Logerstedt is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He has been a practicing rehabilita­tion specialist for nearly 20 years and is board certified in sports physical therapy. Dr. Logerstedt was a physical therapist at the athletes’ Olympic Village polyclinic at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. He has presented his research on ACL and knee disorders at national and international conferences and has published in prestigious sports medicine journals on ACL injuries.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Clayton F. Holmes, PT, EdD, MS, ATC, is a Professor at the University of North Texas Health/Science Center Department of Physical Therapy. Mr. Holmes has over 35 years’ experience working with athletes as a physical therapist and athletic trainer. He is the chair of two physical therapy programs and has contributed to multiple sports-related publications.

Total Knee Arthroplasty: Current Concepts in Physical Therapy Management

Price: $29.95 
Item # Q3509  

Release Date: March 10, 2017

Expiration Date: March 10, 2020

In the United States, total knee arthroplasty is one of the most common elective surgical procedures with more than 700,000 procedures performed each year. Research is ongoing, but most experts contend that for the most successful postoperative outcome, rehabilitation is an essential component of recovery.  Physical therapists must have an in-depth knowledge of current best practice for this population to maximize their return to function and quality of life. Additionally, with the emergence of new reimbursement models for Total Joint Replacement care, it is essential for physical therapy practitioners to utilize the most appropriate outcome measures in data collection and reporting.  The purpose of this intermediate level course is to provide physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with a comprehensive overview of the many considerations surrounding knee replacement surgery, including the relevant anatomy, epidemiology, patient selection criteria, surgical considerations, common postoperative complications, and rehabilitation strategies.  This course discusses the pre and postoperative patient management, rehabilitation goals and treatment in the acute, post-acute, and functional recovery stages.  This course, which is relevant for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants, provides evidence-based research that supports rehabilitation treatment methods and outcomes following total knee arthroplasty while highlighting the areas in need of further study.  

 

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.

New Jersey PTs & PTAs - Approval #1801-118 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #17S5718

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs – Approved for 2.5 general hours and 0.5 direct access hour, Approval #PTCE012573 (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 epidemiological trends for total knee arthroplasty.
  • Explain the anatomical components of the knee and how degenerative changes may influence the need for knee replacement surgery.
  • Identify the indications for total knee arthroplasty, as well as preoperative planning and rehabilitation.
  • Summarize the surgical approaches to total knee arthroplasty and potential complications and how they may impact rehabilitation and recovery.
  • Discuss postoperative physical therapy interventions and expected outcomes following total knee arthroplasty.
  • Describe future considerations in delivering care to patients following total knee arthroplasty.
Author Bio(s)

 

Diane M. Heislein, PT, DPT, OCS, is a licensed physical therapist with over 30 years of clinical practice primarily in the practice area of orthopedics. She received a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from the University of Lowell, a post-professional master of science degree in orthopedic and sports physical therapy and a doctor of physical therapy degree from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Heislein received board certification as a clinical specialist in orthopedics (OCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 1992, 2002, and 2010. She hold a full-time faculty appointment at Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
as the director of the physical therapy programs, where she teaches the lower extremity musculoskeletal system course, which includes the examination and treatment of patients following knee arthroplasty. In addition, her clinical practice is focused on acute care management of orthopedics, including postsurgical patients, with a high volume of joint arthroplasty patients at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Heislein has authored several textbook chapters and a clinical summary for the APTA on physical therapy management of patients following arthroplasty surgery.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Joseph Zeni, PT, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of physical therapy at the University of Delaware. His clinical experience includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, where he treated older adults before and after joint replacement. He completed his doctorate degree at the University of Delaware in the biomechanics and movement science in the department of mechanical engineering, and did a post-doctoral fellowship in the department of physical therapy at the University of Delaware. Dr. Zeni is co-director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory and is the director of the Gross Anatomy Laboratory at the University of Delaware. His research focuses on improving the quality of life, movement patterns, and functional ability for patients before and after total joint replacement. Dr. Zeni also teaches several courses related to human anatomy, including clinical gross anatomy, functional anatomy and biomechanics, and advanced regional anatomy.

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