Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education and CEU Credits

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ACL Injury, Surgery, and Rehabilitation: A Science-Based Approach 2nd Ed. - Q3535
4 Hrs
The purpose of this intermediate-level course is to provide physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with an overview of th...

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.

4 Hrs
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Human Trafficking: Overview for Healthcare Professionals - Q3560
2 Hrs
Audio Book Available | This intermediate level course for healthcare professionals is an introduction into the complex crime of hum...

Audio Book Available | This intermediate level course for healthcare professionals is an introduction into the complex crime of human trafficking, with a focus on sex and labor trafficking and the common symptoms and conditions that occur in trafficked persons. The course provides insights into the facts surrounding human trafficking and relevant health risks for the trafficked person.

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Total Knee Arthroplasty: Current Concepts in Physical Therapy Management - Q3509
3 Hrs
In the United States, total knee arthroplasty is one of the most common elective surgical procedures with more than 700,000 procedures p...

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.

3 Hrs
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Total Hip Arthroplasty: Current Concepts in Pre and Postsurgical Physical Therapy - Q3511
3 Hrs
This course will provide physical therapists and physical therapy assistants with a comprehensive overview of THA. At the end of this co...

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.

3 Hrs
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Supporting Aging in Place: A Physical Therapist's Toolkit - Q3564
4 Hrs
This intermediate level course is designed to assist physical therapists and physical therapy assistants in evaluating, planning, and pr...

This intermediate level course is designed to assist physical therapists and physical therapy assistants in evaluating, planning, and preparing their older adult clients to age in place. This toolkit will highlight the role physical therapy plays in enhancing the quality of life for older adults and to allow them to participate in meaningful activities while remaining in their homes as they age and make the necessary modifications to do so.

4 Hrs
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Screening for Medical Conditions and Adverse Drug Reactions, Updated 1st Edition - Q3486
3 Hrs
Designed for therapists with limited background or training in screening techniques, this course describes how to screen patients for se...

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.

3 Hrs
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Rotator Cuff Injuries and Interventions: A Physical Therapy Perspective - Q3510
4 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to provide physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with a current, comprehensive overview of...

The purpose of this course is to provide physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with a current, comprehensive overview of rotator cuff injuries and the role of physical therapy examination, diagnosis and interventions, as well as review alternative and surgical approaches to the problem. This course will provide an in-depth review of relevant shoulder anatomy and biomechanics, examine potential causes for rotator cuff pathology, describe treatment techniques commonly used in individuals with rotator cuff pathology, and review indications and complications relating to rotator cuff surgery. The focus of this intermediate-level course is to explore the current best evidence to assist in reducing the deficits in knowledge related to the cause of rotator cuff pathology, provide updated evidence related to diagnostic accuracy and effective interventions while highlighting the areas still in need of future research.

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Protecting Patient Safety: Preventing Medical Errors, 2nd Edition - Q3521
2 Hrs
This basic-level course provides licensed practitioners with information concerning the current state of medical errors, the impact of m...

This basic-level course provides licensed practitioners with information concerning the current state of medical errors, the impact of medical errors on the safety of patients, and the importance of establishing and working in a culture of safety. Contributing causes and types of medical errors are reviewed. Strategies to reduce or prevent medical errors and improve patient outcomes are presented. Methods to identify, analyze, and report medical errors are reviewed, populations at risk for medical errors are identified, and patient safety initiatives including education for the public and healthcare professionals are explored.

2 Hrs
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Promoting Healthy Aging for the Older Adult - Q3543
5 Hrs
This basic-level course is designed to assist healthcare professionals in encouraging, teaching, and guiding older adults to actively pr...

This basic-level course is designed to assist healthcare professionals in encouraging, teaching, and guiding older adults to actively practice healthy lifestyles. This course allows healthcare professionals that work with older adults to gain additional knowledge in geriatrics and be able to provide satisfactory care to improve outcomes for older adults. Healthcare professionals will be able to recognize the needs of older adult clients and develop person-centered plans to support optimal living and promote healthy aging. Additionally, this course will set the stage for developing a healthier society for all to age well and successfully.

5 Hrs
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Preventing Falls in Older Adults - Q3525
3 Hrs
An older adult falls every second of every day, with more than 29 million falls occurring in 2014, resulting in more than 7 million inju...

An older adult falls every second of every day, with more than 29 million falls occurring in 2014, resulting in more than 7 million injuries. This intermediate-level course provides healthcare professionals in the areas of physical and occupational therapy with the knowledge they need to successfully identify those at risk for falls, assess individuals, and develop interventions targeted at reducing fall risk in older adults. Although therapists may be aware of the need to assess and treat older adults for risk for falls, they may not be fully abreast of approaches that are supported by evidence and are proven to truly reduce the incidence of falls.

3 Hrs
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Lower Limb Amputation: Outpatient Community-Based Rehabilitation - Q3512
4 Hrs
This course is focused on the community-based rehabilitation of people with lower limb amputation and is intended for physical therapist...

This course is focused on the community-based rehabilitation of people with lower limb amputation and is intended for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. The course is of intermediate level difficulty, but provides a brief introduction to basic information about lower limb amputation and prosthetics. Information regarding all systems relevant to amputation rehabilitation with current evidence-based concepts for risk assessment and suggestions for out-patient rehabilitation activities are presented. Knowledge obtained through this course can be used by physical therapy professionals to improve the community-based care and clinical outcomes for people with lower limb amputations.

4 Hrs
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Leadership Practices in Health Professions - Q3538
2 Hrs
Leadership is a complex topic that is best deconstructed to understand its parts and empower application. This basic-level course is des...

Leadership is a complex topic that is best deconstructed to understand its parts and empower application. This basic-level course is designed to define leadership theories and models that frame current leadership practices. An exploration of various styles of leadership will enable learners to reflect on their own leadership practices and/or create a leadership plan for the application of new skills. The combination of leadership and mentorship education will enhance current healthcare practice to secure the future of the profession for the well-being of the clients served. In physical therapy curricula, leadership is addressed - but just the tip of the iceberg. Students may be exposed to learning and teaching styles, or leadership training may be offered in the workplace and perhaps through mentorship opportunities. These opportunities may lack proper definition of leadership theories and models that would enable the learner to be successful in leadership roles.

2 Hrs
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Lateral and Medial Elbow Tendinopathy, 2nd Edition - Q3558
2 Hrs
Elbow tendinopathy is a common problem that can affect a broad range of individuals, from industrial workers to athletes. This intermedi...

Elbow tendinopathy is a common problem that can affect a broad range of individuals, from industrial workers to athletes. This intermediate-level course provides a review of relevant elbow anatomy, examines possible causes of elbow pain, describes treatment techniques commonly used in management of the disorder, and discusses areas in which further research is needed.

2 Hrs
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Introduction to Wheeled Mobility: Considerations in Physical Therapy Practice - Q3507
3 Hrs
This course is designed to guide the rehabilitation professionals in the selection of the most appropriate intervention to provide depen...

This course is designed to guide the rehabilitation professionals in the selection of the most appropriate intervention to provide dependent or independent mobility to the clients they serve. Many clients with physical limitations have inefficient or no independent mobility. Although some clients require a dependent mobility base that is pushed by a caregiver, many other clients require a mobility base to optimize their functional mobility. Physical therapists often receive little education and training in the area of wheeled mobility. Because such instruction is usually limited, it fails to adequately prepare a physical therapist for this specialty area of practice and additional training is required.

3 Hrs
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Home Health Therapy: Using OASIS - Q3514
3 Hrs
The purpose of this basic-level course is to provide home healthcare physical therapists with the information they need to understand th...

The purpose of this basic-level course is to provide home healthcare physical therapists with the information they need to understand the significance and importance of effectively using the OASIS instrument in order to deliver comprehensive, compassionate, patient-focused, and cost-sensitive skilled services in the home environment. By completing this course, therapists new to the home health setting will gain knowledge needed to begin working with the OASIS tool as part of an orientation in delivering certified home health therapy and overall care. This course focuses on OASIS-C2, the most recent update to OASIS, which went into effect January 1, 2017.

3 Hrs
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Adhesive Capsulitis: Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Intervention, 2nd Ed. - Q3536
3 Hrs
This intermediate level course developed for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants, describes the most recent findings in ...

This intermediate level course developed for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants, describes the most recent findings in functional anatomy of the shoulder, provides an overview of adhesive capsulitis, including its etiology and epidemiology, and offers an up-to-date, evidence-based foundation for the diagnosis and intervention of adhesive capsulitis.

3 Hrs
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HIV/AIDS: An Overview for Rehabilitation Professionals - Q3542
1 Hrs
Audio Book Available | This course provides rehabilitation professionals with an understanding of the transmission and prevention o...

Audio Book Available | This course provides rehabilitation professionals with an understanding of the transmission and prevention of HIV, the care of persons with HIV, and the issues of living with HIV. Recent changes in terminology and staging are covered. Legal and ethical issues, including recent changes in testing, confidentiality, and reporting requirements are discussed. An audio book is available for this course.

1 Hrs
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Heart Failure: Implications for Diagnosis, Management & Rehabilitation 2nd Ed. - Q3532
4 Hrs
This intermediate-level course provides rehabilitation therapists and therapy assistants with an opportunity to review the normal anatom...

This intermediate-level course provides rehabilitation therapists and therapy assistants with an opportunity to review the normal anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system, the pathophysiology of heart failure, and current medical, surgical, and therapy-based interventions. Appropriate for all therapy-based clinicians who work with persons with heart failure, this intermediate-level course reviews basic examination skills before progressing to the more advanced skills of auscultation and exercise testing interpretation.

4 Hrs
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Healthy Aging, 2nd Edition - Q3540
10 Hrs
This basic course assists healthcare professionals in encouraging, teaching, and guiding older adults to actively practice healthy lifes...

This basic course assists healthcare professionals in encouraging, teaching, and guiding older adults to actively practice healthy lifestyles. This course provides physical therapists, as well as other healthcare professionals that work with older adults, additional knowledge in geriatrics, enabling learners to provide satisfactory care that improves outcomes for older adults. Healthcare professionals will be able to recognize the needs of older adult clients and develop person-centered plans to support optimal living and promote healthy aging. Additionally, this course will set the stage for developing a healthier society for all to age well and successfully.

10 Hrs
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Functional Assessment of the Older Adult, 2nd Edition - Q3572
3 Hrs
Adults age 65 and older represent the fastest growing population both in the United States and in the world. Physical therapy practition...

Adults age 65 and older represent the fastest growing population both in the United States and in the world. Physical therapy practitioners and other rehabilitation providers play a pivotal role in maximizing function, participation, and well-being for older adults. This intermediate-level course will enable physical therapy practitioners to understand and assess functional performance in older adults using a multidimensional approach. Client factors (including physical, cognitive, and psychosocial factors) and their impact on performance skills will be reviewed.

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Exercise Prescription and Management of the Older Adult: An Evidence-Based Approach - Q3534
4 Hrs
This intermediate level course is designed to educate PTs and PTAs on the implementation of exercise prescriptions in older adults. This...

This intermediate level course is designed to educate PTs and PTAs on the implementation of exercise prescriptions in older adults. This course reviews the multiple age-related systemic changes that take place in the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine and musculoskeletal systems and describe how exercise may mitigate these changes. Recommended exercise prescriptions according to the most recent American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for older adults are provided. Additionally, the course covers common barriers for exercise participation in older adults.

4 Hrs
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Examination and Treatment of Peripheral Vestibular Disorders - Q3517
4 Hrs
The purpose of this intermediate-level course is to educate the practicing physical therapist on the management of patients with periphe...

The purpose of this intermediate-level 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.

4 Hrs
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Examination and Management of the Client with Parkinson's Disease 2nd Edition - Q3533
4 Hrs
This Intermediate-level course is designed to provide physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with the information needed ...

This Intermediate-level course is designed to provide physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with the information needed to appropriately examine and treat the client with PD, including differential diagnosis of individuals who exhibit signs and symptoms indicative of PD. In addition, the learner will be able to manage clients with PD by designing a comprehensive treatment program based on the use of appropriate outcome measures. Equipped with the most current evidence, the learner will be able to discuss and critically evaluate interventions directed at the specific body structure and function, activity, and participation deficits associated with PD.

4 Hrs
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Evidence based Management of Knee Osteoarthritis - Q3527
3 Hrs
This intermediate level course provides physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with up-to date, evidence-based informatio...

This intermediate level course provides 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.

3 Hrs
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Concussion Management: A Comprehensive Approach for the Physical Therapist - Q3519
4 Hrs
Gaps in knowledge regarding acute and chronic concussion that have been identified in physical therapy practice include the role of neur...

Gaps in knowledge regarding acute and chronic concussion 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.

4 Hrs
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Common Chronic Health Conditions Associated With Aging - Q3544
3 Hrs
This basic-level course is designed to assist physical therapy professionals in encouraging, teaching, and guiding older adults with chr...

This basic-level course is designed to assist physical therapy professionals in encouraging, teaching, and guiding older adults with chronic conditions to practice healthy lifestyles. This course explores common chronic conditions associated with aging, and discusses how healthcare professionals can help older adults manage these conditions and enhance health. Included is a look at the emotional effects of coping with loss, disability, and chronic conditions. Depression and bereavement are described, along with the stages of grief and methods of distinguishing among them. Because the incidence of cancer increases with age, preventive cancer screening and prevention guidelines for older adults are presented. Prevention, treatment of, and coping with such common problems as hearing loss, hypertension, and incontinence are also discussed. Because stroke, arthritis, and osteoporosis all have the potential to negatively affect functional status, these conditions are also reviewed to help promote healthy aging. The information presented in this course is designed to help physical therapy professionals guide older adults to a healthy lifestyle.

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Chronic Illness and Depression - Q3561
2 Hrs
Audio Book Available | This basic-level course addresses the knowledge gap by providing rehabilitation professionals with an over...

Audio Book Available | 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. An audio book is available for this course.

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Breast Cancer: Contemporary Rehabilitation Strategies - Q3524
4 Hrs
This basic-level course provides licensed practitioners with information concerning the current state of medical errors, the impact of m...

This basic-level course provides licensed practitioners with information concerning the current state of medical errors, the impact of medical errors on the safety of patients, and the importance of establishing and working in a culture of safety. Contributing causes and types of medical errors are reviewed. Strategies to reduce or prevent medical errors and improve patient outcomes are presented. Methods to identify, analyze, and report medical errors are reviewed, populations at risk for medical errors are identified, and patient safety initiatives including education for the public and healthcare professionals are explored.

4 Hrs
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Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias: Medical Overview and Rehabilitation Management - Q3485
3 Hrs
This intermediate level course provides useful, pragmatic information to rehabilitation therapists to facilitate successful rehabilitati...

This intermediate level course provides useful, pragmatic information to rehabilitation therapists to facilitate successful rehabilitation for individuals with AD. 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.

3 Hrs
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Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Overview for Physical Therapy, 2nd Ed. - Q3562
3 Hrs
This basic level course provides an overview of PTSD for physical therapists working in a variety of roles and settings. This course add...

This basic level course provides an overview of PTSD for physical therapists working in a variety of roles and settings. This course addresses basic information regarding PTSD, including DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, etiology, incidence, risk factors, interventions and treatment methods. Though detailed assessment and treatment of PTSD is outside of the physical therapist's scope of practice, PTSD will impact the patient's quality of life. In order to provide holistic care to the patient, physical therapists need to be able to screen and refer patients appropriately and understand the treatments that help them recover.

3 Hrs

ORTHOPEDIC PACKAGE - 20 CE HOURS - QAT20

A FOCUS ON THE KNEE PACKAGE - 10 CE HOURS - QBT10