New York Physical Therapy Ebook Continuing Education


Chapter 1: Conservative and Surgical Management of the Osteoarthritic Hand and Wrist, 3rd Edition 1 [2 Contact Hours] The course offers practitioners in-depth knowledge of several of the most common medical and evidence-based treatments for wrist and hand osteoarthritis and provides instruction for application of techniques in OT evaluation and intervention. Chapter 2: Differential Diagnosis for Headaches and Cervical Spine Pain 26 [3 Contact Hours] When evaluating head and neck pain in physical therapy, we must recognize that many conditions share similar signs and symptoms. This course presents information to help the evaluating clinician determine when a client’s symptoms may be the result of systemic or viscerogenic causes and when referral to another healthcare provider is indicated. In addition, this course presents a framework for differentiating and assigning the appropriate diagnosis for neuromuscular and/or musculoskeletal conditions. Chapter 3: Frozen Shoulder Management and Manual Treatment Strategies 68 [2 Contact Hours] Shoulder dysfunctions causing painful stiffness are endemic issues, causing clinical challenges and conflicting treatment guidelines. Common terminology of frozen shoulder and adhesive capsulitis share significant and long duration impairments. This advanced course reviews pathophysiology of these conditions, the natural history associated with idiopathic frozen shoulder and essential assessment findings. Based on updated scientific evidence, a review and compilation of available interventions of conservative, medical and invasive options is presented. The role of manual therapy methodology is featured. Due to variability in patient progress and manual therapy approaches, specific guidelines on type, timing, position and amplitude are investigated to standardize joint mobilization efforts. Finally, treatment program principles of patient education, suggested number of visits, daily clinical visit structure, management of plateaus and beneficial integration with medical/invasive procedures are discussed. The purpose of this course is to provide clinicians with an evidenced- based approach on treating frozen shoulder and associated conditions. Chapter 4: Therapeutic Exercise and the Older Adult: An Evidence-Based Approach, 3rd Edition 81 [2 Contact Hours] This intermediate-level course is designed to educate occupational and physical therapy practitioners on the implementation of exercise prescriptions in older adults. This course will review the multiple age-related systemic changes that take place in the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, interstitial and musculoskeletal systems and describe how exercise may mitigate these changes. This course will also provide recommended exercise programs according to the most recent American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for older adults and discuss common barriers for exercise participation in older adults. It will also describe how changes after an exercise intervention can be measured by providing several clinical measures that can routinely and easily be implemented in clinical practice. Finally, this course will discuss special concerns, such as the need for medical screening prior to establishing a new exercise program, and special considerations when recommending exercise for individuals with comorbid conditions common in older populations, such as osteoarthritis, chronic pain, diabetes, dementia, and obesity. At the end of this course, practitioners should be able to comfortably recommend, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive exercise program for older adults. Chapter 5: Therapeutic Yoga after Knee Replacement 110 [1 Contact Hour] Knowledge of safe and effective evidence-based yoga poses for knee rehabilitation can assist physical therapists in prescribing therapeutic exercises after Total Knee Replacement. Final Examination Answer Sheet 124

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