Physical Therapy Continuing Education Courses

 

 

Comprehensive Evidence Based Physical Therapy Continuing Education Courses designed to meet your state requirements and advance your patient care.

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Physical Therapy Continuing Education


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Beyond just meeting physical therapy continuing education requirements for your state, continuing education can help you deliver better patient care, achieve mastery level competency, and advance your career. An APTA membership can provide physical therapists information on the advantages of comprehensive continuing education.

There is no shortage of physical therapy continuing education, with prices as low as free. Generally, like most things in life, the quality of continuing education course relates to its cost. Healthclick provides a higher quality physical therapy continuing education experience at an affordable price.

Physical Therapy Online Continuing Education

Our self paced video-based continuing education courses are filmed with cutting edge camera technology by professional videographers all over the world. Multiple camera angles, real patients, medical expert contribution creates a synergy of information that engages the physical therapist in a higher quality visual and content experience. We are telling a story expressed through continuing education.

Healthclick online continuing education is mobile-friendly, allowing the physical therapist to access the information at their convenience. Our software remembers where you left off, and when you return to the course, you start right where you left off. Once you complete an online course, your certificate is available within your account for easy access.

The Responsible CME® technique - Self Paced - 25 minute of online study per day learn over time.

Our continuing education course series are synergistic, with each topic building on the previous. The Responsible CME® technique increases your retention and competency with a continuing education topic by studying in 25-minute intervals over time.

responsible CME technique for learning the maximum amount of information from a physical therapy ceu course.  Concentrate on the continuing education material for fifteen minutes, followed by a two and a half minute minute break, return to the physical therapy course for eight concentrated minutes.  Continue each day until the course material is finished

Live Physical Therapy Continuing Education Courses - North American Seminars®

Live continuing education is the highest standard of continuing education, combining interaction during lectures, hands-on laboratory exercises, and in-person professional collaboration. North American Seminars, healthclick.com, has been delivering live courses for 25 years.

Our medical educators have clinical backgrounds, and many of them created the techniques that physical therapists use in the clinic every day. We seek out instructors with a balance of credentials, clinical experience, and the ability to effectively convey continuing education material.

North American Seminars live physical therapy CEU courses that provide hundreds of hours of orthopedic, vestibular, cancer, neurological, and geriatric rehabilitation topics.

Each state licensing board has unique requirements for continuing education course requirements. We submit our course for approval from the state physical therapy licensing boards and required professional organizations. The accreditation of each course is found on each PT CEU course page. Live courses are pre-approved in the state they are offered, and online PT CEUs can be checked on each online course page.


Online Physical Therapy Continuing Education Courses

Master Clinician is demonstrating the top ten exercises for rehab of the knee

Foundation Exercises for the Treatment of the Knee - 5.0 hrs, .5 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 6.00 hrs

Knee injuries often involve more than one structure resulting in sprains, fractures, dislocations, meniscus tears, and musculoskeletal dysfunction. It takes a comprehensive approach for effective healing and functional gains after an injury. A combination of neuromuscular dynamic stability, proprioception, and kinesthetic balance training promotes this healing environment. Learn therapeutic exercise guidelines for developing rehabilitation programs for patients with various knee pathologies. Foundational exercises work each link in the kinematic chain in an isolated manner to build the “foundation” toward progression to advanced functional specificity exercises.

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A physical therapist using orthopedic taping techniques to improve shoulder function in a patient

The Science of Taping: Determining Effective Techniques for Specific Diagnoses - 3.5 hrs, .35 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 4.20 hrs

Studies have shown that pain decreased and function improved when kinesiology tape was incorporated into a comprehensive program. This kinesiology taping course provides step-by-step instruction for more than 20 taping techniques for the foot and ankle, knee, hip region, upper extremity and spine. You will learn the effective utilization of taping techniques to promote function, decrease pain, and reduce injuries.

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A physical therapist explaing the etiology of a stroke and how to develop evidence-based pathways to treat stroke

Stroke - Understanding Etiology and Developing Evidence-Based Pathways to Achieve Functional Outcomes - 12.0 hrs, 1.2 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 14.40 hrs

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and it is one of the major reasons for disability. Now compound this issue of debilitating musculoskeletal and cognitive problems with the fact that we are in a new era of strokes where a large percentage of stroke patients are under 55. If you want a true understanding of the mechanisms of injury and residual effects of a stroke, you can develop individualized goals for the best possible functional outcomes for your patient ranging in all age groups. This intermediate level course will prepare the clinician with the foundational information needed to maximize functional mobility with their clients who have suffered a stroke

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A physical therapist conducting a vestibular evaluation of a patient and explaining th efunction of the vestibular system

Vestibular Rehabilitation - Evaluation and Treatment - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

Learn differential diagnosis skills associated with a vestibular examination and to deliver an effective vestibular rehabilitation treatment program. Expert medical contributors provide insight into the interaction between the body’s multisensory systems and the complexities of the relationship between the systems to maintain vestibular function and balance.

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Post Surgical Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical and Lumbar Spine - 12.0 hrs, 1.2 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 14.40 hrs

Back pain is one of the most common complaints to a physician. Surgical options are often the treatment of choice to decrease pain and increase function. This cervical and lumbar spine post surgical CE course is designed to enhance a therapist’s primary and intrinsic understanding of surgical approaches and techniques, including microdiscectomy, PLIF, DLIF, TLIF, ACDF, and posterior cervical fusion in order to optimize the post surgical outcome.

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Evidence Based Outcomes Tools for Treating Balance Dysfunction - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

According to the CDC, there are currently over 29 million falls and 3 million emergency room visits per year. Physical and occupational therapists evaluate fall risk by ruling out potential sources of dizziness and instability. The information presented in this balanced dysfunction Continuing education course provides the clinician with evidence-based validity for the tools and techniques utilized to evaluate and treat the imbalanced patient.

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The Snapping Hip - PT Online Continuing Education Course on the Hip Complex

The Snapping Hip - 2.0 hrs, .20 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 2.40 hrs

An online CE course For PT and ATC on the snapping hip. Snapping is a common complaint regarding structures in and around the hip joint.

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A physical therapist conducting a running analysis of an injured female athlete on a treadmill

Advanced Evaluation and Treatment Techniques for the Injured Runner - The Running Course® - 13.0 hrs, 1.3 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 15.60 hrs

Each year, over 65 percent of runners succumb to some injury that prevents them from running. Running injuries can lead to prolonged downtime, decreased conditioning, depression, and long - term adverse effects. This course provides the foundation for establishing an excellent framework to assist the runner in preventing injuries and enhancing biomechanically correct running.

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Clinical Examination and Treatment of the Cervical and Upper Thoracic Spine - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

Millions of people suffer from symptoms such as neck and back pain, cervicogenic headaches, and migraines that can be effectively addressed by a trained physical therapist. Traditional evaluation techniques identify the pathology and treatment accordingly; a more useful classification system has demonstrated streamlined decision making and better results. Learn the examination and treatment of the cervical and upper thoracic spine using a step by step classification system, which is clinically proven to elicit better functional outcomes.

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A therapist treating the back of a patient using myofacial techniques to improve patient function

Myofascial Release for the Aging Population - 8.5 hrs, .85 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 10.20 hrs

Pain management in the senior population is complicated. According to the CDC, chronic pain is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical treatment. Combining pain with loss of function and musculoskeletal dysfunction leads to a very debilitating quality of life. Through gentle myofascial techniques, learn how to significantly improve age- related tissue shortening to improve range of motion, balance, function, and decrease pain.

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Lumbar spine and SI joint dsyfunction, SI joint mobilizations, and lumbar spine stabiization exercises

A Differential Diagnosis Approach to the Examination and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine and SI Joint - 8.5 hrs, .85 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 10.20 hrs

Back pain can result from poor biomechanics, a medical condition, or an injury. It can be so debilitating that it leads to loss of quality of life. Opioids are commonly prescribed to manage back pain; however, physical therapists and athletic trainers are skilled in evaluating and treating many underlying conditions that lead to back pain. Learn the most current evidence-based information and techniques used in the evaluation and treatment of the SI joint and lumbar spine in order to create optimal individualized treatment programs.

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A doctor performing a shoulder exam on a patient lying on a mat table with their arm extended

Critical Analysis and Treatment Strategies for the Complex Shoulder - 12.0 hrs, 1.2 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 14.40 hrs

The traditional way to assess the disorder is to try and find the pathology in the anatomical component contributing to the condition. Learn to identify and create the optimal treatment method for the specific shoulder injury presented by your patients using the classification system. The classification system, presented in this course, has been clinically proven to produce clinical outcomes that are better than they would be if we were to try to chase pathologic anatomy.

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The Biomechanics of Running: Everything is Connected in the Kinetic Chain - 6.0 hrs, .6 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 7.20 hrs

Running efficiency is paramount for any runner. The running gait cycle and proper form dictate the success of running efficiently. Learn to analyze a runner gait pattern and develop individualized treatment strategies to optimize a runner’s efficiency.

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Biomechanics of the Shoulder - 12.0 hrs, 1.2 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 14.40 hrs

The biomechanics of the shoulder girdle requires a synergistic balance of musculoskeletal function. A trained clinician can differentiate movement imbalance and guide treatment toward healing and progression toward optimal function. Learn with in depth instruction on the biomechanics of the shoulder, mechanisms of injury, evidence-based research, and clinical reasoning skills, in order to confidently implement a comprehensive treatment for shoulder dysfunction.

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Patients with diagnoses of Parkinsons, spinal tumor, stroke, neuropathy, lymphedema, and a spinal fracture learn gait training exercises

Restoring Functional Gait - 13.0 hrs, 1.3 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 15.60 hrs

A "normal" walking pattern is different for each person, depending on their specific needs. The key is to identify deficits that contribute to abnormal gait patterns and buildeach system appropriately. This course’s systematic approach will enhance differential diagnosis skills when assessing gait patterns and assist with developing comprehensive rehabilitation programs designed to improve functional gait at home and in the community.

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Utilizing Pilates to Enhance Rehab Outcomes - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

Pilates can be effective in treating multiple neurological diseases and conditions. In several neurological conditions, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, peripheral neuropathy, and gait ataxia, balance re—training is a key component in rehabilitation. Several studies suggest that Pilates is effective in improving balance in the older adult population. In this course you will learn to master Pilates Exercise technique and integrate Pilates into your therapy treatment programs.

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Post Surgical Treatment of the Cervical and Lumbar Spine - 5.0 hrs, .5 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 6.00 hrs

Millions of doctor visits related to neck and back pain progress to surgical intervention. Some standard surgical procedures include; discectomy, vertebroplasty, artificial disk replacement, and spinal fusion. Learn manual therapy techniques, including neural tensioning and mobilization of the sciatic, femoral, median, ulnar, and radial nerves in order to optimize the surgical outcome of the cervical and lumbar spine post surgical patient.

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The Physiological Impact of Chronic Pain - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

When pain becomes chronic there are common changes that occur within the body. Learn how a therapist can reverse the chronic pain cycle with a focus on the physiological effects of pain, and the implications it has on the whole body. Evidence based material and research is presented throughout the course to assist the therapist in developing optimal treatment approaches for chronic pain patients.

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Foundation Exercises for the Treatment of the Shoulder - 5.0 hrs, .5 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 6.00 hrs

There are so many variables to consider when choosing individualized shoulder rehabilitation exercises. “foundational exercises” contribute to advanced shoulder treatment programs and are essential to any injury’s safe progression. Learn evidence-based “foundation” exercises to integrate into your shoulder treatment programs that optimize kinetic chain muscle activity for shoulder-related problems.

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A female cancer patient lying on a mat table while a doctor pinches skin in the neck area of the cancer patient

Maximizing Post Surgical Outcomes in Cancer Rehabilitation - 6.0 hrs, .6 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 7.20 hrs

Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS), post -surgical swelling, lymphedema, fatigue, pain and decreased strength and conditioning are possible side effects of cancer surgery. A multidisciplinary cancer rehabilitation program helps minimize the adverse effects of surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation and works toward rebuilding the body. Learn a synergistic, progressive approach, combining manual therapy, self-care instruction and exercises for post-surgical rehabilitation of the breast cancer patient.

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A physical therapist guides a female multiple sclerosis patient through exercises designed to improve their movement

Treatment Approaches for the Neurological Progression of Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease - 7.0 hrs, .7 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 8.40 hrs

Neurodegenerative diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease can lead to a debilitating future. Functional movement and activities that promote motion can assist with the delay in losing independence. The therapist will learn to identify the appropriate assessment tools and measurement scales utilized for each disease and apply them to create optimal individualized treatment programs that maximize the energy efficiency of their MS and Parkinson’s patients.

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Geriatric Fractures and Joint Replacements - 8.5 hours, .85 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 10.20 hrs

Geriatric Fractures and Joint Replacements

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A female patient lying prone on a mat table while a doctor grabs her leg to perform a test to evaluate her SI joint

Examination and Treatment of the SI Joint - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

Learn to perform an examination of the SI Joint joint, the tests to implement, what patients they should be performed on, what entails a positive (or negative test), and the diagnostic accuracy of such tests. Perform manual therapy, stretching, and strengthening techniques as they apply to the SI Joint pain patient. Explore detailed information regarding proper set-up, hand placement, technique, re-assessment, and EMG values (exercises) in order to determine which treatment interventions are most clinically applicable in their various types of SI Joint pain patients.

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Examination and Treatment of the Hip Joint - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

Learn to perform an examination of the hip joint, the tests to implement, what patients they should be performed on, what entails a positive (or negative test), and the diagnostic accuracy of such tests. Perform manual therapy, stretching, and strengthening techniques as they apply to the hip pain patient. Explore detailed information regarding proper set-up, hand placement, technique, re-assessment, and EMG values (exercises) in order to determine which treatment interventions are most clinically applicable in their various types of hip patients.

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Acute Care Rehabilitation - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively integrate your rehabilitation skills into the acute care hospital environment. A trained acute care therapist can help mitigate the effects of immobility on the respiratory, cardiac, neurologic, and musculoskeletal systems. Learn the skills necessary to identify yourself as an essential part of the acute care team is critical, especially in pandemics such as COVI

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Current Concussion Evaluation and Treatment Approaches - 13.0 hrs, 1.3 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 15.60 hrs

A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury, mTBI. A concussion is typically not life-threatening;however, it can be life - altering. Symptoms can include dizziness, fatigue, confusion, depression, inability to focus, and intolerance for noisy environments. This evidence-based concussion course provides the clinician with the tools necessary to evaluate and treat the concussion patient’s many symptoms.

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Spinal Cord Injury - 13.0 hrs, 1.3 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 15.60 hrs

Many pediatric injuries have been linked to a lack of or inadequate restraints when traveling in a motor vehicle. Not too long ago, if a person had a severe spinal injury, their life quality was limited. However, today many associations and institutions are committed to enhancing technology and care for the spinal cord injured patient. Now more than ever before, spinal cord rehabilitation can progress a person toward an independent quality of life.

Learn strategies for managing, progressing and rehabilitating patients with this spinal cord injury. Real spinal cord injured patients share their experiences and participate in a comprehensive evaluation and treatment approach demonstrated by an expert in spinal cord rehabilitation.

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Examination and Treatment of the Foot and Ankle - 12.0 hrs, 1.2 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 14.40 hrs

The runner’s feet are exposed to repetitive pounding and are prone to foot pain, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and stress fractures. You don’t have to be a runner to experience a foot injury. Faulty biomechanics, improper shoe wear, and musculoskeletal dysfunction can all contribute to foot injuries. Physical therapists and Athletic trainers skilled in biomechanical assessment and movement analysis identify underlying causes of foot pain and develop comprehensive programs to improve function and decrease pain.This course provides a step by step process for a comprehensive, evidence based, examination of the foot and ankle in order to develop and deliver an optimal individualized treatment program for a patient’s specific foot and ankle dysfunction.

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Essential Concepts of Management and Leadership: Applications for Rehabilitation Services

Essential Concepts of Management and Leadership: Applications for Rehabilitation Services - 2.0 hrs, .20 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 2.40 hrs

An online CE course for rehab managers that need to development and master management skills in order to engage their team fully and achieve desired results.

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Live Physical Therapy Continuing Education Courses - North American Seminars®

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Geriatric Fractures and Joint Replacements

 

Mobility is one of the most important factors when dealing with post-op fracture repair. Understanding the mechanisms of injury, surgical procedures and healing process will provide you with the ability to develop an appropriate progressive rehab program. Learn the essentials in this course to enhance, mobility, proprioception, motor skills and overall functional ability.

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Myofascial Release and Soft Tissue Techniques to Improve Functional Outcomes and Reduce Pain

 

Pain is often the symptom associated with a wide range of underlying physiological disorders. Traditional medicine frequently relies on prescription pain killers to assist with pain management, as demonstrated by more than 23 million Americans who currently abuse opioids. This course will demonstrate the effectiveness of reversing the pain pathway cycle through hands-on myofascial techniques. By combining evidence-based information with clinical efficacy and hands-on training, you will be able to utilize the most effective techniques to decrease pain and increase function.

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a female athlete with a sports related concussion with anatomical views of the brain and the area of impact
Sports Concussions An Evidence Based Course Designed to Maximize Results

 

A Concussion is a mild injury to the brain and can have significant consequences if not properly treated. This sports concussion course will outline a evidence based treatment “trajectory” for therapists, detailing a step by step process for the management of patients with sports concussions. These trajectories include; cervical, ocular, vestibular, post-traumatic migraine, cognitive/fatigue and anxiety/mood and when identified early can facilitate active rehabilitation and return to sport. This course will review history of treatment of concussions with most current “best” practices as well as pathophysiology and recent advances in diagnosis and management.

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