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Physical Agent Modalities for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants - St. Augustine
Nov 02 - 03, 2019 | CME 12.00 | USD $325 | St Augustine, Florida
Physical Agent Modalities for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants is organized by University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) and will be held from Nov 02 - 03, 2019 at St Augustine, Florida, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants. Hours: 12 or 1.2 CEUs Prerequisite: None Description: Physical Agent Modalities (PAM’s) for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants is designed as an introductory course to educate occupational therapy practitioners in the use of physical agents in the areas of electrotherapy and ultrasound. The physical principles and biophysical effects of cryotherapy, heat, ultrasound and electrical currents are presented as they are related to the treatment for indicated pathological conditions. Emphasis is placed on principles of differential diagnosis in the selection and application of appropriate physical agents. The course will prepare the participant in the theory and clinical application of ultrasound, iontophoresis, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and neuromuscular electrical nerve stimulation (NMES). Additional topics included are: the use of PAM’s within the Occupational Therapy Framework with review of AOTA’s 2003 position paper on PAM’s and the Florida statute requirements for occupational therapist. This physical agents modalities course was designed by an occupational therapist for occupational therapists. Course presentation will include lectures, laboratory sessions and problem based learning via case studies. Learning Objectives: At the completion of this seminar the attendee should be able to: • Describe how physical agent modalities fits within the Occupational Therapy framework and identify their certification responsibilities within the state of Florida. • Describe the physical principles of temperature, sound and electricity and their biological effects on the human body. • Describe the relationship between the stages of wound healing, pain theories and modality selection. • Identify indications for the use of electrotherapy and ultrasound modalities within the Occupational Therapy framework. • Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of electrotherapy and ultrasound modalities as it relates to occupational therapy treatment. • Identify instrumentation of the modalities presented and demonstrate appropriate selection of settings. • Identify components of appropriate documentation for ultrasound and electrotherapy devices. • Identify precautions and contraindications for ultrasound and electrotherapy devices. • Immediately integrate the information presented into their clinical practice within the SCOPE OF THE FLORIDA STATE LICENSURE LAW FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST.
Dec 06 - 08, 2019 | CME 25.00 | USD $595 | St Augustine, Florida
S3 - Advanced Eval & Manipulation of Cranio Facial, Cervical & Upper Thoracic Spine is organized by University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) and will be held from Dec 06 - 08, 2019 at St. Augustine, Florida, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Physical Therapists. Hours: 25 (includes 4 online hours) or 2.5 CEUs or 3 graduate credits Prerequisite: S1; Intro S3 Webinars Included Description: This advanced spinal seminar begins with a brief review and update of anatomy, mechanics and pathology of dysfunction. The techniques in the S1 seminar are reviewed, and additional techniques, particularly those requiring a higher level of skill and decision-making are added. Special emphasis will be placed on the subcranial and mid cervical regions. Lectures and evaluation techniques will assist with the evaluation and treatment of cervical dysfunction including disc degeneration, pondylosis and myelopathy.The utilization of biomechanical and anatomical principles for the enhancement of patient care through manipulation and exercise is emphasized as is the patients’ role in their own welfare. Self help and exercise programs are instructed. Special emphasis is placed on the management of syndromes, and particular attention is paid to posture. Learning Objectives: At the completion of this seminar, the attendee should be able to: • conduct a comprehensive physical examination of the head, neck and upper thoracic regions • discuss the mechanisms and characteristics of headache, neck and shoulder pain and the related patient behavior • perform manipulations to the neck and upper thoracic spine, as well as mobilizations to the cranium • discuss and present cases with spinal dysfunction • describe the indication and contraindications of spinal manipulation • discuss the role of therapeutic exercise and preventative measures in the management of spinal dysfunction,especially with regard to posture
Dec 16 - 17, 2019 | CME 16.00 | USD $495 | St Augustine, Florida
S4 - Functional Analysis & Management of Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex is organized by University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) and will be held from Dec 16 - 17, 2019 at St Augustine, Florida, United States of America. Hours: 16 or 1.6 CEUs (includes 1 online hour) or 2 graduate credits Prerequisite: S1; Intro S4 Webinar is included with S4 Who Attends: Physical Therapists Description: A biomechanical and neurophysiological approach to the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex is presented. Emphasis is placed on the functional relations within this region so as to understand pelvic girdle dysfunction. Research documentation of the anatomical and mechanical roles of the related structures is provided. Topic areas include: functional anatomy, biomechanics of the sacroiliac and pubic joints, muscular and ligament influences, select pathologies, effects of the pregnancy, labor and delivery as well as dysfunction in the form of pathomechanics and pathophysiology. Laboratory experience involves the demonstration and practice of clinical evaluation methods for assessing dysfunction in the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex. The evaluation process approaches the problem from both joint and muscular standpoints. Treatment of pelvic dysfunction is also multi-dimensional and therefore soft tissue and joint mobilization is offered. In addition, time is provided for an introduction to the concepts and application of techniques such as positional release, respiratory assist mobilization and muscle energy. Patient education strategies integrating therapeutic exercise with manual interventions will be presented. Methods for self mobilization and stabilization are demonstrated. Additional suggestions relating to bracing, injection or ADL may also be included in management. Learning Objectives: At the completion of this seminar, the attendee should be able to: • Demonstrate knowledge as well as clinical understanding of the functional anatomy in the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex • Practically relate the biomechanics of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex to patient evaluation and treatment • Possess knowledge of pelvic dysfunction with respect to altered joint mechanics and abnormal neuromuscular behavior • Identify the potential relationship between pain and dysfunction with consideration of the biomechanical interdependency exhibited within the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex • Be able to treat pelvic girdle dysfunction using various manual therapy strategies such as myofascial release, respiratory assist mobilization, joint mobilization, and neuromuscular therapy (i.e. muscle energy, PNF) • Integrate home instruction strategies with manual intervention to facilitate improvement in pelvic girdle function and assist in pain relief • Be stimulated to pursue additional reading, course work or research in the pelvic girdle system