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Sep 19 - 20, 2020 | CME 15 | USD $450 | Freehold, New Jersey
Balance Dysfunction and Intervention - An Advanced Evidence Based Course is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Sep 19 - 20, 2020 at CentraState Medical Center Emergency Room, Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. Accreditation: This CME conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 hours of CME credit Course Description: Balance Dysfunction is seen in patients with a variety of pathologies across all practice settings and across the lifespan and may have diverse causes. This two-day day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical and occupational therapists who have a basic knowledge of balance dysfunction and would like to refine their skills. This course will provide the participant with the skills to determine the cause of imbalance, employ appropriate outcome measures, and implement treatment. All examination and intervention strategies discussed will be evidence based and relevant to the patient with balance dysfunction. Vestibular, neurological, and orthopedic causes of imbalance will be discussed including pathologies such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, cerebellar dysfunction, total joint arthroplasties, lumbar spine dysfunction, and vestibular dysfunction. Special consideration will be given to pathologies such as BPPV, cervicogenic causes of dizziness and imbalance, concussion, traumatic brain injury and higher level balance training, and fall risk assessment and intervention. Participants will learn both impairment and disease specific examination techniques and will be given guidelines to identify the right examination techniques for specific diagnoses. Recommendations will be based on the APTA Neurology Section EDGE guidelines for outcome measures. Clinical skills that will be taught include assessment of sensory and motor systems that contribute to balance, cervicogenic screening, ocular motor examination, BPPV treatments, higher level balance testing, treatment of balance dysfunction across the spectrum. Laboratory time will be provided for practice of examination and intervention skills. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for both examination and intervention. Objectives: • Compare and contrast the systems underlying balance. • Compare and contrast changes in the balance system with neurological, orthopedic, and vestibular pathologies. • Describe changes in the balance system across the lifespan. • Perform a balance examination including examination of sensory and motor contributions to balance. • Interpret the findings of a balance examination based on diagnosis and impairments. • Differentiate neurological, orthopedic and vestibular causes of balance dysfunction. •Examine and treat neurological causes of balance dysfunction including Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, peripheral nervous system disorders and cerebellar dysfunction. • Develop evidence-based intervention for patients with vestibular, neurological, and cervicogenic dysfunction. • Perform a comprehensive examination to differentially diagnose BPPV and develop a progressive program to treat BPPV. • Describe the pathology of vestibular balance dysfunction. • Examine and treat vestibular causes of balance dysfunction including cervicogenic dizziness, migraine-related vestibulopathy, anxiety related dizziness. • Develop a fall-risk assessment and intervention program. • Apply the material presented to representative patient cases.
Oct 17 - 18, 2020 | Contact Hours 16 | USD $450 | Freehold, New Jersey
The Complex Geriatric Patient is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Oct 17 - 18, 2020 at CentraState Medical Center Emergency Room, Freehold, New Jersey, 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.
Gait Training An Evidence Based Course Combining Manual Therapy, Exercise and Functional Activities (Oct, 2020)
Oct 24 - 25, 2020 | CME 15 | USD $450 | Freehold, New Jersey
Gait Training An Evidence Based Course Combining Manual Therapy, Exercise and Functional Activities is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Oct 24 - 25, 2020 at CentraState Medical Center Emergency Room, Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. Accreditation: The CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 hours of CME credit. Course Description: This intermediate level two-day course provides an orthopedic perspective in the evaluation and treatment of the neurologically involved lower extremity. The evidence-based techniques presented in this class have been demonstrated to improve functional movement and gait. Treatment techniques that encompass functional activities, tissue mobilizations and blood flow resistance training are just some of the topics included with this comprehensive approach. The concepts and principles demonstrated in this course enhance both the clinician’s knowledge base and hands-on skills. Clinicians will learn to identify impairments in alignment and prioritize the treatment approach to maximize each session for improved functional outcomes. Extensive lab time enables the clinician to learn how to analyze movement patterns specifically with gait, determine musculoskeletal dysfunctions (including muscle imbalances) and develop a working therapy diagnosis with appropriate therapeutic intervention. Course instruction is enhanced by the extensive group interaction and hands-on practice of the evaluation procedures (with case studies). The treatment approaches that provide soft tissue mobilization, flexibility activities, strengthening exercises, functional activities, and proprioceptive activities are designed to improve gait and mobility in a timely manner. Break out sessions will include video analysis of actual patients to allow the clinician to systematically diagnosis patient dysfunction and develop a progressive functional treatment plan. The techniques learned can be applied to a multitude of pathologies in both the neurologic and orthopedic realm (including, but not exclusive to CVA, SCI, TBI, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, CP, deconditioning, hip pathologies, arthritis). This course assists the clinician in becoming more efficient with making the correct therapy diagnosis, documenting, analyzing, communicating and progressing the patient to a more functional level while optimizing reimbursement. Objectives: • Differentiate appropriate evaluation techniques and develop treatment programs for specific musculoskeletal restrictions in the neurologically involved lower extremity. •Analyze gait abnormalities and prioritize impairments to develop a treatment plan focused on improving function rather than just improving impairments. • Analyze other movement patterns associated with activities contributing to gait (including sit to stand, upper extremity activities, and posture). • Identify which muscles are firing/not firing at the appropriate/inappropriate time during a gait cycle. • Identify muscle imbalances through weakness, length tension disruption and joint hyper/hypomobility. • Design a specific plan of care for each individual patient aimed at the appropriate dysfunction. • Discuss how specific treatments are supported by evidence based research. • Discuss the difference in treatment focused on improving function versus improving impairments. • Demonstrate manual skills to perform soft tissue mobilization (including mobilization with movement and muscle bending), strengthening exercises (including NDT techniques), proprioceptive activities and stretching techniques.
Nov 07 - 08, 2020 | Contact Hours 15 | USD $475 | Freehold, New Jersey
Stroke - Impacting the Under 55 Year Old Population is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Nov 07 - 08, 2020 at CentraState Medical Center Emergency Room, Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. This course has been approoved for a maximum of 15 contact hours / 1.5 CEU's 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.
Nov 21 - 22, 2020 | Contact Hours 16 | USD $450 | Freehold, New Jersey
Optimizing Functional Mobility in the Older Adult is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Nov 21 - 22, 2020 at CentraState Medical Center Emergency Room, Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. This course has been approoved for a maximum of 16.0 contact hours / 1.60 CEUs. Course Description: As the population ages, there is a continual growing need for physical and occupational therapists and other health care providers to develop comprehensive solutions to maximize mobility and achieve positive functional outcomes. This intermediate-level course will utilize the best evidence-based research in examination and treatment techniques for older adults and apply them to results-driven clinical practices. This course will teach clinicians how to perform a comprehensive examination of older adults with orthopedic, neurologic, and cardiopulmonary diagnoses as well as other pathologies with an emphasis on integrating findings into the development of the plan of care. A variety of tests and interventions will be practiced in labs to allow participants the opportunity to practice the concepts discussed during lectures, such as appropriate strength training for older adults and treatment of vestibular disorders. Since vestibular disorders may be missed in older adults, identification and treatment of vestibular impairment is vital to successful outcomes in this population to prevent further injury and to establish a successful path toward functional mobility. This course will also include implications of other diagnoses common to older adults such as diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, hip fracture, and several other diagnoses. Case studies will be used for participants to practice problem solving and clinical decision making in older adults. The information in this course can be adapted for all practice settings including acute care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing facilities/subacute, outpatient, and home care. This evidence-based course will incorporate current and relevant information to develop an individualized treatment plan to improve functional outcomes in your patients. A comprehensive manual will supplement the didactic and lab portions of the course. Course Objectives: • Identify the effects of aging and pathology on limitations in activities and participation. • Perform a comprehensive examination of older adults selecting appropriate tests and measures based on the individual’s presentation. • Recognize fall risk factors in older adults and develop an appropriate plan of care to address these factors. • Perform an examination of the vestibular system and demonstrate appropriate treatments for BPPV and vestibular hypofunction. • Explain how to incorporate an evidence based interventions into a plan of care for older adults. • Design appropriate exercise prescriptions for older adults with a variety of impairments and comorbidities. • Discuss the effect of medications on older adults and how it impacts rehab progression. • Design a comprehensive treatment plan for older adult patients incorporating all impaired systems, impact of medications, and patient goals.
Kinesio Taping Assessments, Fundamental Concepts and Techniques (Formerly KT1/2) - Freehold (Dec 05 - 06, 2020)
Dec 05 - 06, 2020 | Contact Hours 16 | USD $569 | Freehold, New Jersey
Kinesio Taping Assessments, Fundamental Concepts and Techniques (Formerly KT1/2) is organized by Rehab Education and will be held from Dec 05 - 06, 2020 at Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. Who Should Attend: • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Certified Athletic Trainers • Licensed Massage Therapists • Doctors of Chiropractic • Speech Therapists Accreditation: Physical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 16 contact hours. Indiana PT Association: This course has been approved by the Indiana PT Association for 16 continuing education credits. Approval #006987887C1076. (Course must be taken prior to 01-18-2020). Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.6 CEUs. (Course must be taken between 05-24-2017 and 05-24-2021) Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy: This course has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 16 CE hours of Category 1 continuing education credits. Approval Approval #1805. (Course must be taken between 04-1-2019 and 03-31-2020) New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 16 continuing education credits, Approval #1709-61. (Course must be taken between 02-1-2018 and 01-31-2020) Description: Replacing the previous seminar titled “Fundamental and Advanced Concepts of the KinesioTaping® Method (KT1/KT2)” A Kinesio University approved course. 2 day course designed to introduce participants to the science, assessment and application techniques of the Kinesio Taping Method. Lecture Tutorials of the history, science and theory of stimulus transmission through skin and resulting therapeutic benefit across efferent and afferent systems is reviewed. Corrections for Epidermis, Dermis, Fascia, Space, and Muscle in case study format are presented. Lecture and demonstration by the instructor, then participants perform the Manual Assessments and Movement Assessments. Discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically. Day Two continues with instruction and demonstration of assessment and taping procedures for the Mechanical, Tendon, Ligament and Circulatory/Lymphatic Corrections in case study format. Time is allotted for questions and discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically. Each student will complete a short assessment of practical taping skills at the end of Day Two. Participants will receive a full color Kinesio Taping Workbook and a 60-day access code to the KTAI database. During hands-on lab sessions, course instructor(s) will evaluate each participant’s techniques/skills learned to determine proficiency for course completion. Practical exam at end of course will assess your new knowledge. At the end of the course each participant will be given a course evaluation and a self reflective questionnaire. This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation. Course Objectives: At the completion of the two day program participants will be able to: • List 3 unique qualities of Kinesio Tex Tape. • List 3 different physiological systems affected by Kinesio Tex Tape. • List 3 contraindications and 3 precautions of using Kinesio Tex Tape. • List best use for each type of Kinesio Tex Tape. • Describe and demonstrate cutting different Kinesio Taping application tape shapes: I Strip, Y Strip, Web Cut, X Cut, etc. • Describe one situation where it would be appropriate to use each different tape cut. • Demonstrate one of the three methods of safely removing Kinesio Tex Tape from skin. • Demonstrate appropriate use of Manual Direction Tests for tissue and muscle. • Demonstrate use of Kinesio Screening Assessments to identify target tissue for treatment. • Demonstrate proper application of Kinesio Epidermis, Dermis and Fascia Taping technique. • Demonstrate proper application of corrective techniques: Fascia, Mechanical, Space, Functional, Lymphatic, Tendon, Ligament, and Muscle Correction. • Describe difference between an underactive and overactive muscle correction application. • Identify appropriate tension range for each corrective technique. • Describe difference between ligament correction and tendon correction. • List a condition that the Functional Correction would be used for. • Describe the difference between “long and short oscillation” and “side to side oscillation” used in the Fascial Correction application.
Jan 23, 2021 | Contact Hours 8 | USD $349 | Freehold, New Jersey
Kinesio Taping Advanced Techniques and Clinical Reasoning (Formerly KT3) is organized by Rehab Education and will be held on Jan 23, 2021 at Freehold, New Jersey, United States of America. This CE Conference has been approved for a maximum of 8 Contact hours. Who Should Attend: • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Certified Athletic Trainers • Licensed Massage Therapists • Doctors of Chiropractic • Speech Therapists. Accreditation: Physical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 8 contact hours. Indiana PT Association: This course has been approved by the Indiana PT Association for 8 continuing education hours. Approval #006987887C1075. (Course must be taken prior to 01-18-2020). Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.8 CEUs. (Course must be taken between 05-1-2017 and 05-1-2021) New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 8 continuing education credits, Approval #1710-14. (Course must be taken between 02-1-2018 and 01-31-2020) Course Description: Course offers a brief review of basic taping and assessment concepts learned in the first 2 day course. Advanced taping techniques and assessments are presented as Lecture Tutorials to introduce step by step applications for chronic edema, scar and fascial management, nerve taping as well as acute and chronic pain management. Participants will be offered ample lab time to practice each advanced technique guided by the Assessment Flowchart for clinical decision making. Case studies are presented for designing a clinically relevant application within a treatment program guided by the instructor. Case studies are then introduced for small groups of students to practice the variety of assessment techniques and advanced taping applications. Course Objectives: Upon Completion of this course participants will be able to: • List 2 specific symptoms of injury for each of the following tissues – nerve, muscle, epidermis, dermis, fascia and joint. • Demonstrate application of advanced Epidermis Correction Technique – Web Layering. • Demonstrate application of advanced Dermis Correction Technique – Jellyfish. • Demonstrate application of advanced Fascia Correction Techniques – Ram’s Head and Manual Fascial Glide. • Demonstrate application of advanced Circulatory Lymphatic Correction Technique – Basket Weave. • Demonstrate application of advanced Space Correction Technique – Scar Management techniques. • Demonstrate integration of Muscle Direction Tests, Screening Assessments, and Corrective Techniques to treat complex injuries such as Whiplash, Shoulder Impingement, and Chronic Knee Pain. • In a small group setting identify 3 items on a problem list and goal list from specified case studies and develop appropriate interventions using tape as a modality and defend to the class. Prerequisite for attending this course: Kinesio Taping Assessments, Fundamental Concepts and Techniques or KT1/KT2 course.