Courses

Live and on-demand continuing education.

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Healthy Coping: Brief Behavioral Strategies for Clinicians and Patients

Presented by Oak Reed, Ph.D.

AdultOTPTSLPMental Health
Clinicians and patients equally struggle with stress and anxiety (among other mental health symptoms) that can impact energy, motivation, and, ultimately, therapeutic outcomes. There are several brief behavioral health interventions that actively target physiological and psychological symptoms of stress and anxiety that are simple, effective, straightforward to use, and easy to teach.
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Clinical Complexities of Tracheostomy Care (Part 2)

Presented by Jerome Quellier MS, CCC-SLP

AdultSLPDysphagiaTracheostomy
This course is designed to dive more deeply into speaking valve utilization, evidence-based research supporting application for swallowing/voice restoration, and troubleshooting difficult placements. In line vent placement and steps towards decannulation will also be reviewed. This companion course will expand base knowledge from Part 1.
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An Introduction to Discourse Analysis and Discourse-Level Treatment for Aphasia

Presented by Brett McCardel, MS, CCC-SLP

AdultSLPAphasia
This course is designed to serve as an introduction to different types of discourse analyses that can be performed when working with people with aphasia. Emphasis will also be placed on discourse-level treatment approaches, and how a focus on discourse analysis and treatment can be applied using a Life Participation Approach to Aphasia.
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An Introduction to Ostomy Care in Rehabilitation

Presented by John V. Rider, PhD, OTR/L, MSCS

AdultOTBowel/Bladder
Living with an ostomy requires significant modifications to daily routines and ostomy care requires specialized knowledge. Occupational therapists must consider the physical and psychosocial impact of ostomy surgery. This course will provide an introduction to ostomy care across rehabilitation settings to prepare occupational therapists to properly care for clients with an ostomy.
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Keeping Your Passion Burning Without Burning Out

Presented by Ginger Geldreich Jones, M.A., CCC-SLP

AdultPediatricPTMental Health
Burnout is a type of work-related stress. For those of us that love our work and our job, it can feel very disorienting to balance the emotions of loving the work and also feeling burnt out. In this course, we will explore what burnout is, what possible causes can be, and how we can protect […]
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Voice Therapy 101

Presented by Krysten Sears, M.S., CCC-SLP

AdultSLPVoice
This course will introduce participants to voice therapy techniques and their rationales. Assessment will be briefly discussed, including laryngeal and glottic abnormalities, although intervention will be the main focus of this session. Have your favorite straw ready!
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Occupational Therapy and Mental Health: An Overview

Presented by Quinn Tyminski, OTD, OTR/L, BCMH

AdultOTMental Health
Regardless of your role in occupational therapy, all areas of practice will encounter individuals with mental illness and across the spectrum of mental health. This course aims to provide a broad overview of occupational therapy’s role in mental health, including practical tools to address mental health across all practice areas.
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Managing Constipation: Clinical Implications for Rehab Professionals

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

AdultOTPTBowel/Bladder
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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Managing Osteoporosis: Clinical Implications for Rehab Professionals

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

AdultOTPTBone DensityOrthopaedics
This course is for rehab professionals wanting to learn about lifestyle medicine strategies, fall prevention guidelines, exercise prescription guidelines, sample home exercises, effects of nutrition, sleep, psychological stress and risk substance use on the topic of osteoporosis.
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Occupational Therapy’s Role in Ergonomics During and Post COVID-19

Presented by Elsa Escobedo-Lopez OT, CEA

AdultOTOrthopaedics
This course will address the increased need of occupational therapy intervention in the field of office ergonomics in the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic. Occupational therapists have a long history in paving the way for best practice outcomes in human occupations and this course will explore the benefit of occupational therapy intervention for office workers […]
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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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