Courses

Live and on-demand continuing education.

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Which Came First: The Stress or The Pain?

Presented by Kathryn Moulison, PT, DPT, OCS, TPS

AdultOTPTChronic Pain
The aim of this presentation is to improve the understanding of physiological and neuroscience mechanisms behind both stress and pain as well as the ways in which they interact, and outline strategies we can use to empower our clients and improve their quality of life and function. As therapists, it is important that we have […]
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Low Vision Rehabilitation: The Basics and More

Presented by Theresa Smith, OTR, PhD, CLVT

AdultOTVisual Impairment/Neglect
This course will explore the common visual diseases seen by occupational therapy practitioners and examine how they affect clients’ occupational performance along with identifying various methods to maximize functional vision. Pros and cons of optical and non-optical devices will be provided as well as beneficial environment modifications and intervention examples of using remaining senses as […]
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More than the HEP- The Importance of Long Term Exercise Plan for People With PD

Presented by Anne Gould-Ruete, PT, DPT, NCS

AdultPTParkinson’s
In this course, we will discuss how physical therapy has the potential to promote neuroplasticity and help with neuro-protection in people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). We will discuss the benefits of exercise in the management of both non-motor and motor symptoms of PD and what the current recommendations are for long term maintenance exercises for […]
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Jumpstart your Knowledge: Dysphagia Education and Training in the Digital Age

Presented by Rinki Varindani Desai M.S.,CCC-SLP, CBIS, CDP

AdultSLPDysphagia
This course explores new avenues of dysphagia education. Participants will be able to summarize insufficiencies in traditional SLP training in normal and disordered swallowing, describe current SLP practice patterns and trends related to dysphagia management, and describe proposed learning solutions for improving dysphagia education and training for students and clinicians in the digital age.
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Management of the Client with Compromised Respiratory Function

Presented by Neely Sullivan, MPT, CLT-LANA, CDP

AdultPTRespiratory Care
Respiratory disease is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. With the emergence of COVID-19, Physical Therapists (PTs) will be treating even greater numbers of clients with compromised lung function. As a result, PTs must be prepared to provide effective rehabilitation for their clients with respiratory deficits. This seminar […]
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Taking the Burden Out of Sleep in Dementia

Presented by Kimberly Lloyd, OTD, MOTR/L

AdultOTPTSLPDementia
Therapists are informed of the impact of sleep disturbances on persons with dementia and their caregivers. Current evidence supporting non-pharmacological interventions and research supporting non-pharmacological interventions for sleep and how those may be incorporated into occupational therapy treatment planning for community-dwelling persons with dementia and their caregivers will be provided.
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Chemotherapy: What it Means for the Rehab Pro

Presented by Dr. Elise K. Cantu, PT - Board Certified Oncologic Clinical Specialist - LANA-Certified Lymphedema Therapist

AdultOTPTCancer
This course designed to introduce physical therapists & occupational therapists to the basics of chemotherapy & how chemotherapy affects a person. This live course will focus on the broad categories & side effects of chemotherapy. This course will also include a brief case review of short- & long-term effects of chemotherapy on a person’s functional […]
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Weasilience: Traumatic Brain Injury and Resilience

Presented by Carole Starr, M.S.

AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryResilience
This course teaches speech, occupational, and physical therapists how to define resilience, list three resilience lessons that relate to overcoming adversity, and list three strategies to increase resilience in the context of brain injury recovery. Using her 20+ years of brain injury recovery and research insights, Carole Starr shows how to move forward after a […]
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Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Rehabilitation Concepts for Occupational Therapists

Presented by John V. Rider, MS, OTR/L, MSCS, CEAS, CPAM

AdultOTOrthopaedicsShoulders
Shoulder joint arthroplasties (i.e., shoulder replacements) were first performed in the U.S. in the 1950s. Advancements have led to new surgical techniques, better prostheses, a broader patient population, and improved post-surgical outcomes. This course will provide attendees with a review of traditional total shoulder arthroplasties and evidence-based rehabilitation guidelines to ensure optimal functional recovery.
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Addressing Sexuality and Intimacy with Clients 101: What to Do and How to Do It

Presented by Kathryn Ellis, OTD, OTR/L

AdultOTPTSLPADLs
Sexuality and intimacy are meaningful life occupations and humans are sexual beings womb to tomb. Despite the importance of sexuality and intimacy, healthcare providers are often unprepared to address sexuality in clinical practice. Participants will build their personal comfort level discussing sex and intimacy with clients and enhance competency addressing common challenges and goals.
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Strategies for Decreasing Visual Vertigo in Patients with Visual Motion Sensitivity, Post-Concussion Syndrome, PPPD, and More!

Presented by Helena Esmonde, PT, DPT, NCS

AdultOTPTBalance/Vestibular
Visual vertigo occurs when a patient feels off-balance, nauseous, or dizzy when viewing a visually busy environment. This can occur when a patient is driving or riding transportation, viewing a grocery store aisle, or even looking at a striped shirt worn by a co-worker. The causes of visual vertigo can vary, so in this course, […]
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Rehabilitation After Medical Trauma: Reinvent the Heal

Presented by Amy Salerno, MS CCC-SLP

AdultOTPTSLPMental Health
Medical trauma is newly understood as a distinct expression of post-traumatic stress arising from exposure to healthcare. In the age of COVID-19, with record numbers of harrowing and prolonged ICU stays, medical trauma is on the rise. This course will prepare rehab therapists to identify risk factors and reduce the harmful effects of therapy procedures […]
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Strategies for Rehabilitation Therapists to Avoid Burnout

Presented by Aimee E. Ketchum, OTD, OTR/L, CNMI

AdultOTMental Health
Burnout is very prevalent among rehabilitation therapists. We give 100% of ourselves and it is important that we take the steps necessary to avoid burnout. Learn confidence-boosting strategies, self-advocacy, resiliency, and self-care strategies to manage a stressful career, family, and personal life for balance and overall wellness.
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Beat the Beat: Rhythm-Based Intervention for Communication Disorders

Presented by Dr. Yune S. Lee

AdultSLPAphasiaParkinson’s
There is a growing body of evidence indicating connections between music and language abilities. Functional neuroimaging allows us to study the relations more systematically. This course was designed to offer an overview of the research in this emerging discipline, and a sample of the variety of applications for speech/language interventions of clinical and aging populations.
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Transgender-Affirmative Care: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Care for Transgender Patients

Presented by Oak Reed, MA

AdultOTPTSLPDEI with Adult Clients
Transgender individuals, often highly stigmatized and discriminated against, face multiple barriers when it comes to being affirmed within their gender identity.  A particularly challenging barrier regards seeking routine- and transition-related physical and mental health care. The purpose of this course is to provide easily consumable, evidence-based content that addresses basic transgender terminology, barriers to care […]
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A Deeper Dive Into Discourse-Level Analysis and Treatment for Aphasia

Presented by Brett McCardel, MS, CCC-SLP

AdultSLPAphasia
This course is designed to walk participants through the process of collecting, transcribing, and scoring a language sample for a variety of discourse analyses that can be performed when working with people with aphasia. Discourse-level treatment protocols will also be reviewed, with specific examples given of how these protocols can be utilized to meet clients’ […]
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Work Stress and Burnout: What They Are and How to Manage Them

Presented by Mary Moeller, M.A.

AdultOTPTSLPMental Health
This course will discuss stress and burnout in terms of what they are, how they happen, what impacts they have on work performance and satisfaction, and how to address them. This course will also apply the concepts of work stress and burnout as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has exacerbated symptoms of burnout […]
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Chronic Pain: Cognitive Behavioral Approach in Rehabilitation

Presented by Ulysses Juntilla, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

AdultOTPTSLPChronic Pain
Rehabilitation providers have begun to incorporate pain education into their treatment protocols to influence the patient’s experience, belief, and knowledge to improve their condition and it has shown to be an effective treatment option for the management of chronic pain. The purpose of this course is to familiarize approaches in managing chronic pain.
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Using the Science of Habits to Promote Healthy Behaviors Across Practice Settings

Presented by John Rider, MS, OTR/L, CEAS

AdultOTPTSLPAgingBrain InjuryMental HealthSports and ExerciseStroke
Chronic diseases are on the rise, and occupational therapists can play a crucial role in addressing the primary risk factor for developing chronic diseases, personal behaviors. These personal behaviors, otherwise known as performance patterns, include habits, routines, rituals, and roles. Performance patterns can either support or hinder occupational performance and play a significant role in […]
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Motivational Interviewing: The Basics

Presented by Oak Reed, M.A.

AdultOTPTSLPMental Health
This course addresses the therapeutic intervention and rationale for the use of motivational interviewing. We describe the evidence base for motivational interviewing, identify the core principles of motivational interviewing, name the stages of change, and define S.M.A.R.T. goals.
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