The Role of Physical Therapy in Limb Salvage

Presented by Tracy Winkley, PT, CWS, CLT, FACCWS, DAPWCA

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Course Description

Upon completion of the course, the physical therapist will be able to define their role as part of the multidisciplinary team involved in treatment of a patient with a wound, particularly neuropathic ulcers. In recognizing common barriers to wound healing, the therapist will be able to incorporate not only a skin assessment, but also assessments […]
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Meet Your Presenter

Tracy Winkley has a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana Tech University and Master of Physical Therapy degree from University of Texas Southwest Medical Center. She has over 20 years of experience in wound care to patients of all ages across multiple practice settings. In 2015, she became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in order to provide more comprehensive treatment for her patients. Tracy has developed and expanded The Wound Healing Center at Beauregard Health System and is currently both practitioner and Clinic Coordinator in the center. She is a member of the American Professional Wound Care Association and American College of Clinical Wound Specialists, currently serving on the Board of Directors for the College. Tracy is a proponent of wound education, providing classes and presentations as well as clinical internships to both nursing and physical therapy students. Additionally, she regularly does presentations and social media awareness campaigns within the community to increase public awareness of wound care and management.


  • This course has been Approved by CERS, an Approval Agency for the California Board of Physical Therapy. CERS Course Approval #: 22-50868-1

Course Details

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Define the role(s) of physical therapy in limb salvage.
  2. List potential off-loading methods.
  3. Identify and select appropriate assessments and interventions.
  4. Be able to incorporate skin assessment into a PT evaluation.
  5. Recognize potential barriers to wound healing that the PT can address.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - What is limb salvage and what is the PT role in it?
  • 0:15 - Incorporating skin assessment into evaluation
  • 0:25 - What are the barriers to wound healing that PT can affect?
  • 0:35 - Identify assessments and interventions appropriate for wound patients
  • 0:45 - List potential off-loading methods, which to select and how to train/educate patients
  • 0:55 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

PTs who work with adults.

Live Course Information

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

Recorded Course Information

This course will be available for CEUs until September 23, 2023.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter is a practitioner as well as the clinic coordinator of the wound healing center at Beauregard Health System in Louisiana.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is a member of the American Professional Wound Care Association and American College of Clinical Wound Specialists, currently serving on the Board of Directors for the College.

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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