Managing Constipation: Clinical Implications for Rehab Professionals

Presented by Ziya "Z" Altug, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

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Course Description

This course is for rehab clinicians wanting to understand the causes of constipation and analyze the various therapeutic considerations. The course reviews a practical case to illustrate therapeutic strategies.
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Meet Your Presenter

Ziya "Z" Altug, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, is a board-certified doctor of physical therapy. He has over 30 years of clinical experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions. Z. Altug uses integrative and lifestyle medicine to help his patients and clients recover and heal. He is the author of the book Integrative Healing (Cedar Fort, Inc, 2018). He treats patients privately in Los Angeles and serves as a lecturer for several universities. His website is


  • This course has been Approved by CERS, an Approval Agency for the California Board of Physical Therapy. CERS Course Approval #: 22-50791-1.

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Cite the incidence and prevalence of constipation.
  2. Identify the causes of constipation.
  3. Review basic assessment strategies.
  4. Analyze various therapy considerations.
  5. Apply a basic case study to understand selected treatment strategies.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Introduction facts and causes of constipation
  • 0:10 - Clinical assessment strategies
  • 0:25 - Therapeutic interventions
  • 0:40 - Case study
  • 0:50 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.

Target Audience

Rehabilitation therapists who work with adults who experience constipation.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for PT CEUs until January 19, 2023.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter works for a home PT agency.
  • Presenter is a speaker for other continuing education programs such as Physioplus.
  • Presenter has published the book Integrative Healing in 2018.
  • Presenter holds intellectual property rights on the content being presented in this course in the form of a case study on the topic published in PT magazine.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is a member of American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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