This Seminar-on-Demand is offered in cooperation with Dr. Theresa A. Schmidt, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHY, DD. Muscle Energy Technique (MET)/ Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Re-education (PNF) is an evidence-based intervention for correcting somatic dysfunctions which contribute to pain, limited mobility, muscle weakness and disability. Dr. Fred Mitchell Sr., DO developed MET in 1948 to restore proper biomechanics and functional movement. Precise active muscle contractions and positions are used to normalize tension and restore functional motion. Knott and Voss introduced their version of a related technique, PNF, at the same time. Both MET and PNF are used to re-educate abnormal neuromotor reflexes, facilitate normal muscle action and inhibit hypertonicity. This hands-on guided exercise is gentle enough to apply without the need for forceful manipulation procedures. MET/PNF may be incorporated clinically and in home exercise programs to improve mobility and promote functional outcomes. Lecture, discussion and hands-on video demonstration will be presented to show how this valuable intervention can make a difference in your practice.
Therapeutic Modalities: An Evidence-Based Approach is a six-contact-hour course available to physical therapists and occupational therapists. Therapeutic Modalities: An Evidence-Based Approach focuses on heat and cold, infared, low level laser, and ultrasound, TENS, IFC, and Iontophoresis, and high volt and NMES. The information presented in this course use clinical reasoning based on the highest level of evidence available.
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HIV-education is mandatory in some states because of the risk of discrimination against HIV-positive clients, NOT because there is a risk for the practitioner. There is a natural inclination to shy away from treating patients with communicable diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS. It is important to not panic if you find out that a new client is HIV-positive and this course will teach you why you shouldn't. Lu will discuss the disease and it's methods of transmission and how to treat HIV-positive patients without the worry of contracting the disease.
This continuing education course for health care professionals focuses on extensor tendon injury management.
"Neurological Rehabilitation: Motor Control, Motor Learning, and Recovery" ©2011 is offered in cooperation with Suzanne Tinsley, PhD, PT, NCS. This course is a 6 contact hour video based course. "Neurological Rehabilitation: Motor Control, Motor Learning, and Recovery" focuses on an intro to neurological rehab, motor control, motor learning, recovery of function, and assessment and treatment of postural control and balance.
"Palpation for Dysphagia Assesment" is presented by Ann Kulichik. This video course focuses on increasing the specificity of your clinical observations and your confidence with assessment techniques that require no special materials. The dysphagia clinician has some basic tools to draw from when making clinical decisions, but perhaps the most neglected ones are right at his/her fingertips. Palpation can unravel mysteries of the swallow that have previously been attributed only to instrumental testing. In this course, we will cover what the literature has to say about structures and motions that can be perceived bedside, the most effective hand placement, pressure, inferring swallow status, tracking changes, goals that arise naturally from this assessment, and a couple of ways to influence swallow performance. Bring your hands, your hyoids and your thyroids! This continuing education course is 3 contact hours in length (check your state's approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession - www.homeceuconnection.com).
This Seminar-on-Demand has been designed to equip rehabilitation professionals with the necessary tools necessary to overcome the challenges presented by PPS. Because skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) receive their highest level of reimbursement from Medicare admissions, they are continually searching for new strategies that maximize profits. And so a firm grasp of the basic concepts of PPS is essential in order to be successful in today's market. Shelly will focus on the key points to understanding and managing PPS and RUGs-IV, using the most curerent Federal regulations and will discuss various strategies aimed to maximize reimbursement.
"Neurological Rehabilitation: Motor Control, Motor Learning, and Recovery" is a Seminar-on-Demand presented by Suzanne Tinsley, PhD, PT, NCS. This course focuses on an intro to neurological rehab, motor control, motor learning, recovery of function, and assessment and treatment of postural control and balance. Topics covered include identification of emerging rehab management techniques for patients with neurological dysfunction, 4 stages of motor control and 8 ways to potentiate proprioceptors, and identification and differentiation between nondeclarative and declarative forms of learning. Among other subjects, attendees will also learn to identify 3 motor strategies during perturbed stance and 5 basic components of postural control.