Treatment Approaches for the Neurological Progression of Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease
Millions of people throughout the world suffer from Neurological diseases. In this online continuing education course, we interview one of the top neurologists to determine the most effective treatment programs for Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Learn rehabilitation techniques from an experienced physical therapists, while case presentations of patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s, MS and Muscular Dystrophy provide the clinician with the ability to observe common patterns seen in patients that are characteristic of each of these neurological diseases. Demonstrations of how to incorporate Tai Chi, Pilates and boxing into a comprehensive rehab program will provide the therapist with additional tools to increase the neurologically-involved patient's gait, coordination, strength, balance and overall quality of life.
CME credit hours: 7.0 hrs Delivery: Online
The Physiological Impact of Chronic Pain
Over 100 million Americans currently complain of chronic pain. When pain becomes chronic, there are common changes that occur within the body. The physiological impact pain has on the nervous system and the brain results in a multiple system stress response. Do you understand how this can impact your patient’s functional activities and quality of life?
This intermediate-level class focuses on the physiological effects of pain, the implications it has on the whole body and how a therapist can reverse the chronic pain cycle. Evidence-based material and research is presented throughout the course to provide you with an understanding of how the medical community is contributing to the research for the development of better treatment approaches for chronic pain patients. Techniques to incorporate the nervous system, mind and physical body will enable the clinician to provide a comprehensive whole body approach to achieving positive results.
CME credit hours: 10.0 hrs Delivery: Online
Myofascial Release for the Aging Population
This intermediate course will present the evidence that supports the theory that connective tissue and fascia provide the network connection for all of the anatomical framework and is quite often the underlying factor of many postural and functional limitations. Through gentle myofascial techniques, a clinician can significantly improve age related tissue shortening to improve range of motion, balance, function and decrease pain.
CME credit hours: 8.5 hrs Delivery: Online
Current Concussion Evaluation and Treatment Approaches
A concussion is a complex physiological process. A successful rehabilitation program provides a progressive, healing environment that promotes the improvement of functional and cognitive ability. Clinicians must be skilled in differentiating the results of special tests in order to identify the underlying mechanism of the dysfunction and develop an appropriate, individualized rehab program. This course provides you with the essential tools to properly evaluate and treat a concussion patient and develop effective rehab programs to improve function and overall quality of life.
CME credit hours: 13 hrs Delivery: Online
Biomechanics of the Shoulder
Thirty-seven years of clinical expertise at your finger tips! Learn how to formulate your own comprehensive approach to treating shoulder dysfunction with information that can only be acquired from decades of clinical practice and proven research analysis. Combining clinical expertise with specifically-selected, evidenced-based data, this course presents you with the foundation to provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment approach to effectively develop energy-efficient functional outcomes.
CME credit hours: 12.0 hrs Delivery: Online
The Science of Taping: Determining Effective Techniques for Specific Diagnoses
The Science of Taping will provide step-by-step instruction for more than 20 taping techniques for the foot and ankle, knee, hip region, upper extremity and spine. Learn to master techniques for ankle instability, ankle instability with posterior tibialis involvement, preventative taping for ankle, plantar fasciitis, bunions, plantar heel pain, patella femoral pain syndrome, IT band friction syndrome, greater trochanteric bursitis, turf toe, Achilles tendon problems, edema, lymphatic stagnation, pes anserine bursitis, MCL, anterior knee pain, patellar tendinitis, AC joint problems, generalized shoulder pain, rotator cuff pain, scapular instability, postural problems, back pain, lateral epicondylitis, golfer’s elbow and TFCC ligament issues.
This is a great online continuing education course to learn techniques for common athletic injury prevention and rehabilitation.
CME credit hours: 3.5 hrs Delivery: Online
A Differential Diagnosis Approach to the Examination and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine and SI Joint
Enhance your clinical reasoning skills along with your hands-on techniques for the evaluation and treatment of the sacroiliac joint and lumbar spine. Clinical reasoning skills and clinical prediction concepts will be introduced in order to determine the optimal treatment options for mobilizations, manipulations, and stabilizations. This course has a systematic presentation that provides an easy learning process to improving your skills when evaluating and treating the SI joint and lumbar spine.
CME credit hours: 8.5 Delivery: Online
The Biomechanics of Running: Everything is Connected in the Kinetic Chain
The Biomechanics of Running takes the participant through a methodical analysis and treatment of a runner. Instructor Keith Christianssen incorporates his expertise into a comprehensive and systematic approach to identify and treat dysfunctions that can lead to a faulty running gait. Keith demonstrates each component of the comprehensive examination, which includes postural analysis, joint mobility, range of motion, manual muscle testing and tissue extensibility.
CME credit hours: 6.0 hrs Delivery: Online
Critical Analysis and Treatment Strategies for the Complex Shoulder
If you can’t conclusively determine the structural pathology, how can you be confident in what you’re treating? A different approach for patients is to look at their history, their objectives, and the exam findings, and use these to try and categorize them or classify them according to what initial treatment approach makes the most sense. This approach, known as the classification system, has been clinically proven to produce clinical outcomes that are better than they would be if we were to try to chase the pathologic anatomy.
CME credit hours: 12.0 hrs Delivery: Online