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A Master Clinicians Approach to Advanced Concepts in Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex (Sep 19 - 20, 2020)
Sep 19 - 20, 2020 | CME 15 | USD $595.00 | San Ramon, California
A Master Clinicians Approach to Advanced Concepts in Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Sep 19 - 20, 2020 at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, San Ramon, California, United States of America. Accreditation: This CME conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 hours of CME credit. Course Description : This two-day advanced course provides an in-depth analysis of the scientific and clinical rationale for examination and treatment of selected shoulder complex conditions. Over one-third of this course involves hands-on lab sessions utilizing case studies, clinical reasoning, differential diagnosis, and problem-solving skills. A particular focus will be on the algorithm-based examination format for the special tests of the shoulder. Updated evidence-based information on sensitivity/specificity and likelihood ratios of the tests will be thoroughly addressed. In addition, selected mobilization techniques, rhythmic stabilization, perturbation techniques, and open and closed chain exercises will be practiced in the laboratory sessions. Discussion of evidence-based rehabilitation will include the optimum exercises for rehabilitation of the shoulder complex, shoulder taping, proprioceptive/kinesthetic training techniques and the scientific basis for plyometrics. Emphasis will be placed on evidence-based practice incorporating the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment intervention strategies and clinical outcome studies for patients with selected shoulder conditions. Specific testing and treatment algorithms provide the clinician with the tools to achieve maximum functional outcomes and reimbursement. Objectives: • Identify an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of evidence-based practice into one’s own clinical practice patterns. • Describe and utilize the resources available to research the current best practices. • Demonstrate an understanding of algorithm-based examination and evaluation of the shoulder complex. • Explain the key factors affecting clinical efficiency and accuracy when using an algorithm-based examination process. • Discriminate and evaluate the examination findings using clinical reasoning skills to develop successful therapeutic intervention programs. • Utilize a functional testing algorithm for clinical decision making for documentation for return to therapeutic activities and reimbursement. • Develop an integrated evidence-based (when available) and empirically-based rehabilitation program for specific dysfunctions of the shoulder. • Describe the selected shoulder disorders presented in this course and how the examination and evidence based treatments can enhance the patients’ ability to return to therapeutic activities. • Differentiate an understanding of the most recent advances in the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment interventions and outcomes of selected shoulder disorders using evidence-based concepts. • Design effective outcome evaluation measures based on current evidence-based clinical and scientific information. • Utilize tests and measures that have good psychometric properties that facilitate returning the patient to therapeutic activities and provide objective documentation to support reimbursement
Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes (Jun 13 - 14, 2020)
Oct 10 - 11, 2020 | Contact Hours 16 | USD $450.00 | San Ramon, California
Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes is organized Healthclick by and will be held from Oct 10 - 11, 2020 at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, San Ramon, California, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 16 contact hours / 1.6 ceus. Course Description: This two-day intermediate level course provides the practicing therapist with essential and fundamental skills needed to evaluate and treat vestibular dysfunction in patients with dizziness and/or balance disorders. A basic overview of vestibular function and anatomy as well as visual and somatosensory interaction is provided. Hands-on laboratory sessions enhance the clinician’s ability to perform testing techniques designed to identify vestibular dysfunction properly. Quite often the “missing link” in the management of a patient at risk for falls lies within the weakness of the vestibular system. A thorough understanding of underlying disorders assists the clinician in developing effective treatment and exercise programs to decrease symptoms and enhance balance and functional mobility. Discussions will entail options and considerations for creating treatment plans and long-term care management strategies. The treatment ideas presented in this course can be applied to patients with vestibular disorders as well as to patients with non-specific or generalized limitations in balance function. This live course encourages the logical prioritization of assessment tools and interventions and takes into account the needs of each patient when designing a successful plan of care. Therapists leave this course with an appreciation for their newly acquired vestibular assessment and treatment skills and recognize that they can apply these new skills to patients with upright instability and subjective dizziness regardless of etiology or established diagnosis. Clinicians will be able to use these treatment ideas in the clinical setting immediately. This course is offered to physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and occupational therapists and athletic trainers. Course Objectives: • Identify the anatomical structures responsible for perception of movement and understand their physiological functions. • Identify the intricate connections between the vestibular, oculomotor and somatosensory systems and how they combine to maintain stability of posture and vision. • Recognize and understand the different mechanisms of recovery of the vestibular system and how they impact the course and content of rehabilitation. • Recognize typical vestibular disorders by symptom and category and identify critical areas for therapeutic intervention. • Perform evaluative procedures and assess findings (interview/history, dizziness questionnaire, oculomotor exam, visual-vestibular exam, vascular screening, positional testing, and static and dynamic balance assessments). • Perform diagnostic tests to identify BPPV diagnoses (specific canal and type) and determine appropriate intervention to treat different varieties of BPPV. • Formulate an appropriate treatment plan including measurable goals. • Justify the use of appropriate therapeutic exercises and treatment procedures and determine appropriate progressions of exercise. • Properly code and bill for vestibular services provided to ensure optimal reimbursement.
Oct 17 - 18, 2020 | CME 15 | USD $450.00 | San Ramon, California
Geriatric Fractures and Joint Replacements is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Oct 17 - 18, 2020 at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, San Ramon, California, United States Of America. Accreditation: The CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 hours of CME credit. Course Description: Today’s seniors (the 65 and over population) continue to maintain an active lifestyle and they are being diagnosed with multiple orthopedic injuries and movement dysfunctions. Many seniors are requiring a sports medicine approach to rehabilitation so they can effectively return to their activities. Are we delivering a safe pathway for them to reach their functional goals? The purpose of this two day intermediate level course is to develop efficient and effective rehabilitation programs for common lower extremity geriatric dysfunction utilizing the best available evidence in conjunction with sound application of kinetic chain movement analysis. This will allow the participant to problem solve both simple and complex movement dysfunction and design and progress conservative and post-operative rehabilitation programs. Regardless of rehabilitation setting, pelvis, hip and knee fractures, joint replacements and osteoarthritis are now making up a significant portion of a therapist’s case load. Some significant questions can arise such as: What factors determine the choice of orthopedic procedures, prosthetic design, and fixation choices? Why do some patients receive a total hip replacement following a hip fracture while others receive various open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgeries? Why does weight bearing status of the patients differ? Answers to questions like these will be provided. An extensive look at underlying pathology, specific diagnoses including intracapsular versus extracapsular femoral neck fractures will be investigated. Post-surgical complications, solutions and outcomes will also be presented. The physiology and principles of orthopedic healing will be studied and applied for rehabilitation program design. A hands-on manual therapy approach utilizing joint mobilization, neuro-muscular facilitation and movement re-education will be covered and practiced in labs. Specific focus will be on how to integrate the core when facilitating lower extremity function. Motor control, specific movement analysis of gait mechanics, bridge mechanics, and squatting will also be thoroughly covered and corrected. This intermediate level course combines lecture and extensive lab time designed for participants to practice motor skills covered in lecture that will immediately enhance a clinician’s ability to treat this population. Therapists and trainers working in acute care, in patient and outpatient settings, rehab facilities in addition to sport medicine centers will benefit form the material presented. Objectives: • Recognize the latest surgical advances in joint replacement surgery, total versus partial or hemi- replacement, joint resurfacing, tissue sparring, minimally invasive technique. • Describe the relevant anatomy and biomechanics of the kinetic chain for the pelvis, hip and knee. •Identify how the underlying pathology dictates choice of orthopedic procedure, joint replacement prosthetic design and fixation choices, rehabilitation program design, and typical functional outcomes achieved. • Identify and utilize orthopedic healing principles and radiographic evidence as it relates to post-operative rehabilitation. • Describe common orthopedic hardware used in open reduction internal fixation surgery and weight bearing implications. • Discuss the latest evidence on the use of CPM and NMES. • Develop and prescribe effective rehabilitation programs utilizing functional exercises that consider proprioceptive input, reflexive stabilization, and tendon healing timelines the latest orthopedic surgeries. • Perform basic joint mobilization of the hip and knee following standard principles. • Perform a kinetic chain assessment and incorporate findings into therapy prescriptions including corrective exercises and manual activities.
Nov 14 - 15, 2020 | Contact Hours 16 | USD $450.00 | San Ramon, California
The Complex Geriatric Patient is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Nov 14 - 15, 2020 at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, San Ramon, California, United States of America. This course has been approoved for a maximum of 16 contact hours, 16 ccu’s / 1.6 ceu’s Course Description: Identifying the optimal treatment progression for a complex patient is essential in today’s health care environment. Therapists must combine all of their skills, whether neurological or orthopedic, in order to develop progressive programs that are efficient and safe for geriatric clients. This intermediate-level course begins with more than two hours of evidence-based information, a preliminary lead-in as to how to treat your complex geriatric patient. In addition, essential information will be provided on how to identify red flags, perform thorough evaluations and set realistic functional goals for the complex geriatric patient. Case studies of patients with multiple diagnoses will be presented in a systematic sequence so that the appropriate understanding of how to prioritize your approach can be established. Working with developmental sequences will enhance the patient’s coordination, balance, strength and range of motion and will produce a positive result in the patient’s ability to perform activities for daily living, maximize fall prevention, and reduce re-hospitalization. By utilizing developmental sequences in conjunction with traditional rehab practices, therapists should possess the knowledge base to treat complex geriatric patients with multiple diagnoses, including MS, Parkinson’s, post CVA, head injuries, obesity, total hip and/or knee repairs, osteoarthritis, as well as other orthopedic issues. This course will sharpen your critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. Patient scenarios and video analysis will be used to identify impairments of ADL’s for both the neurological and/or orthopedic geriatric patient. Participants will have plenty of hands-on time for practicing neuro-developmental sequencing, joint mobilizations and manual therapy, progressive functional activities and exercises. This course will provide physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists with the skills needed to treat the complex geriatric patient. The theories and facilitation techniques learned will benefit therapists working in acute rehab, outpatient and home health settings and can be immediately applied to clinical practice. Clinicians will be provided with course handouts and resources to serve as reference material upon completion of the course. Course Objectives: • Assess vital signs, cognitive function, cardio, respiratory function and skin integrity, balance and functional limitations of the complex patient. Applying these skills when working with the acute rehab, outpatient or the home bound patient. • Demonstrate how to utilize the proper cognitive and functional evidence-based assessment tools to establish baselines and progression of care to reach targeted outcomes. • Describe the benefits to utilizing progressive developmental sequencing to optimize coordinated functional movement. • Utilize evidence-based tools to evaluate deficits in mobility and/or stability in the complex geriatric patient. • Develop strategies to reducing re-hospitalization rates. • Analyze abnormalities in the components involved with functional movements and prioritize a treatment approach to improve an individuals functional patterns of movement. • Prioritize impairments when developing comprehensive treatment programs for the geriatric patients with neurological and/or orthopedic problems. • Perform hands on techniques to facilitate the functional activities of daily living; including soft tissue mobilization, manual therapy (PNF), joint mobilization, muscle strengthening, and range of motion activities. • Describe the initiation of movement (stability to mobility and coordination) when utilizing developmental sequencing to enhance functional motion. • Identify key strategies for interventions for fall prevention. • Integrate basic EBP principles of treatment into the developmental sequence for more comprehensive functional outcomes. • Discuss strategies for billing and job opportunities in our ever-changing health field.
Nov 21 - 22, 2020 | Hours 15 | USD $475.00 | San Ramon, California
Stroke - Impacting the Under 55 Year Old Population is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Nov 21 - 22, 2020 at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, San Ramon, California, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 15 contact hours / 1.5 CEU. Course Description: This is a two day advanced course focusing on identification and management of the barriers to achieving good outcomes in the under 55 year old population. In the United States, the incidence of stroke in individuals under the age of 55 continues to increase and billable length-of-stay continues to decrease across the continuum for stroke survivors. This course will help therapists identify the key issues that need to be treated in order to facilitate the “younger” stroke survivor back to active participation in their community. This course will provide review of basic but critical issues in the stroke population such as area of the brain involved and the cognitive, visual, language, and behavioral sequelae. There will be identification and management of comorbitities. The importance of a transdisciplinary team approach across the continuum will be discussed throughout the course. This class provides clinicians with the information they need to know about motor learning, managing fatigue, treatment of the hemiplegic shoulder, and management of hypertonicity to achieve improved outcomes. These are frequently the most complicated issues in stroke rehab and are the most frequent barriers to the stroke survivors progress in therapy and participation in their community. Laura’s sixteen years of experience in the post acute setting provides a clinical perspective on how to treat/manage these issues for the best outcomes. There will be lab sessions for the hemiplegic shoulder, movement analysis, and gait, as well as case studies on neuroanatomy, comorbities, and home program development. There will be review of the current evidence based practice, and how to incorporate this evidence into the best treatment strategies for improving the community participation of the stroke survivor. This course puts together a template for problem solving the more complex young stroke population and the issues they face in order to integrate back into their community. Course Objectives: • Identify neuroanatomical lesions and subsequent deficits. • Identify cognitive, behavioral, vision, and language deficits post stroke. • Develop strategies for assessing and treating cognitive, behavioral, vision, and language deficits for improved outcomes throughout the continuum. • Identify the impact of comorbidities on outcome and therapy planning. • Define a transdisciplinary approach and describe ways to develop this in your treatment setting. • Define motor learning and identify how to achieve better outcomes by using a motor learning approach. • Define spasticity, dystonia, and spastic dystonia, and identify the best medical and therapy interventions for management. • Identify key movements to analyze, interpretation of the movement observed, and how to set up treatment strategies for improved outcomes. • Identify causes of fatigue in the stroke population and treatment strategies to diminish the impact of fatigue on function. • Identify the pain generators that contribute to hemiplegic shoulder pain, and perform basic treatment techniques for management. • Discuss the most current evidence based information on upper and lower extremity orthotics for the stroke population. • Identify keys to achieving community ambulator status and community integration. • Develop home programs for continued progress not just maintenance.