Disciplines:
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  • Physical Therapy Assistants
Hours: 11 Contact Hours
Item#: QAT11

 

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Impairments, Assessment, and Interventions, 2nd Edition

Price: $29.95 
Item # Q3508  

Release Date: August 8, 2016

Expiration Date: August 8, 2019

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of disability in the United States, resulting in 2.5 million individuals assessed in the emergency department annually. Individuals with resultant disabilities from TBIs require thorough and efficient interventions from physical therapists to maximize function and independence. Each individual sustaining a TBI is different in his or her clinical and functional presentation. TBI signs and symptoms vary based on many factors, some of which are the location of the brain injury, severity of the injury, circumstances surrounding the injury, patient age, and the provision of timely medical interventions. Motor, sensory, and cognitive impairments generally result from a TBI. Research supports early medical and rehabilitation intervention to achieve optimal outcomes and return individuals to their previous levels of functioning. The updates in this course provide the rehabilitation professional with current resources to assist in optimal clinical decision making for those affected by TBI.

Physical therapists may encounter clients with TBI at various stages in their lifespans and in a full range of healthcare settings. The course should be especially helpful to clinicians who do not routinely encounter this disorder. This course addresses prevalence, causes, and classifications of TBIs; motor, sensory, and cognitive impairments of body structures resulting from a TBI; TBI-specific outcome measures; specialized examination and intervention considerations; and a review of the long-term consequences that may present in a person who has sustained a TBI. Supplemental resources are also provided for physical therapy professionals who desire to further their understanding of the care of those with TBIs.

 

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 – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #18S0686

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 – 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 prevalence and primary etiologies of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
  • Describe the criteria used to classify TBIs.
  • Identify common impairments of body structure and function resulting from TBIs, along with appropriate assessment tools.
  • Identify common activity limitations and participation restrictions resulting from TBIs, along with appropriate assessment tools.
  • Select the most appropriate interventions for patients with TBIs.
  • Describe long-term consequences or complications of TBIs.
Author Bio(s)

 

Kristine Legters, PT, DSc, NCS, is a physical therapist with more than 30 years of experience examining and treating patients with neurologic dysfunction, of which 12 years were in brain injury rehabilitation. Her current clinical practice is with adults with developmental disabilities in the group home setting. Dr. Legters is the chair and associate professor in the Gannon University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, where her primary teaching responsibilities are neuroscience and adult neurologic rehabilitation. She received a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, a master of science degree in health science administration at Gannon University, and a doctor of science degree in neurological physical therapy at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She is a Neurologic Certified Specialist with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dr. Legters has published and presented on a broad range of topics, including fear of falling in older adults and persons with vestibular dysfunction and post-polio syndrome.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Erin Riley, DPT, NCS, received her bachelor of science and MSPT degrees from Boston University and her doctorate in physical therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Currently a clinical assistant professor at Boston University in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training,
Dr. Riley maintains an inpatient rehabilitation practice at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. She has practiced for more than 12 years with patients with various neurological conditions. Most of that time she has been working specifically with patients in the acute and post-acute rehabilitation phase after brain injury. She teaches in the content areas of clinical education and neurological rehabilitation, and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association of Massachusetts in the neurological special interest group.

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

Price: $39.95 
Item # Q3519  

Release Date: September 19, 2017

Expiration Date: September 19, 2020

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.

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

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 #1808-96 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs - Pennsylvania PT Board Approved, #PTCE013503, for 3 general hours & 1 direct access hour.

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.

Examination and Treatment of Peripheral Vestibular Disorders

Price: $39.95 
Item # Q3517  

Release Date: December 15, 2017

Expiration Date: Dcember 15, 2020

Vestibular disorders are common in the adult population, affecting a vast number of persons over 40 years of age, with increased prevalence of vestibular dysfunction occurring with advancing age. The vestibular system is a highly specialized sensory apparatus that integrates information regarding head movement and position relative to gravity with information from the visual and somatosensory systems to mediate upright posture, postural control, and gaze stabilization. Given the highly specialized nature of this system, physical therapy management of persons with vestibular dysfunction requires additional education and training beyond what is offered in a typical entry-level physical therapy program curriculum.

The purpose of this course is to educate the practicing physical therapist on the management of patients with peripheral vestibular disorders in order to expand their current practice skill set into the subspecialty of vestibular rehabilitation. This will be accomplished through knowledge of functional anatomy of the vestibular system and current methods of evidence-based examination and the process of differential assessment to determine effective treatment of common peripheral vestibular disorders, or when referral is appropriate.

This intermediate level course is targeted at practicing physical therapists who have experience managing patients with balance dysfunction and basic knowledge of standardized gait and balance measures.

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 #18S7407 (6/14/18 to 6/14/19)

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 #1808-99 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs - Pennsylvania PT Board Approved, #PTCE013507, for 3 general hours & 1 direct access hours. (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 the anatomy and peripheral vestibular physiology, and pathways underlying gaze stabilization and postural control.
  • Differentiate between the types of peripheral vestibular disorders.
  • Select appropriate examination measures based on patient report and presentation.
  • Design appropriate treatment interventions based on interpretation of examination findings.
Author Bio(s)
Janine Hatch, PT, DPT, MS, received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from New York University in 1990, and MS and DPT degrees from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions with concentrations in balance disorders in older adults and clinical management of vestibular disorders. For the past 20 years, her clinical practice has focused on the geriatric population and rehabilitation of balance and vestibular disorders in both the skilled-nursing and outpatient settings. A certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist from Emory University and APTA board-certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist, Janine has authored publications on the topic of balance dysfunction and is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy and the American Journal for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Hatch cur­rently teaches and has a clinical practice at Sacred Heart University.
Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Rebecca English, DPT, OTR/L, MSR, earned dual degrees at the Medical University of South Carolina in occupational and physical therapy. After earning her master’s degree in Rehabilitation science, she received competencies from Emory University School of Medicine in Vestibular Function Testing and Interpretation with an Application to Rehabilitation and in Vestibular Rehabilitation. Rebecca also earned an Advanced Competency in the Evaluation and Treatment of Complex Balance Disorders. She is an adjunct professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in the College of Health Professions, teaching coursework related to vestibular and movement disorder dysfunction and concussion management in both the DPT and neuroresidency programs. She is a member of the Vestibular Specialization task force, developing the Vestibular Practice Analysis and documents supporting the petition for Vestibular Specialization (VCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Ms. English currently works at the Medical University of South Carolina in a multidisciplinary Vestibular and Balance Disorders Clinic.

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