Modalities-Ultrasound and Electrical Stimulation: The Basics
Skill Level: Introductory
Who Should Attend:
- Occupational Therapists
- Athletic Trainers
- Great refresher course for PTs and PTAs
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Develop your clinical skills and practical knowledge. Focus on evidence-based clinical review and practical applications for neuro, rehab and orthopaedic patients using therapeutic ultrasound, TNS, FES and iontophoresis.
Dispel the myths! Learn interesting and exciting clinical applications for traditional modalities-- supported by research and literature-- in this lab intensive workshop. Includes review of recent research.
Participants will be able to appropriately select parameters for using US to enhance treatment. Review of TNS, FES and Iontophoresis, including parameter selections for stroke and neuro rehab in adults and pediatrics, chronic pain, muscle strengthening, and wound care.
Case studies provide real-life patient problems and treatment solutions. Come prepared to share your difficult patient situations and engage in group problem solving.
Hands-on lab course provides TNS and FES units for each two participants; remainder reviewed in groups. Participants will benefit from prior exposure and knowledge of modalities and anatomy.
Program subject to change. Participants are cautioned to apply new information and skills within the scope of state licensure law.
Upon completing the ultrasound portion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:
- list/identify appropriate ultrasound treatment parameters for a variety of clinical diagnoses.
- recognize/identify the basic properties of ultrasound.
- recognize the current research which provides evidence for therapeutic uses of ultrasound.
- list the contraindications for therapeutic ultrasound.
- identify how to use, store and document US mediums and medications
Upon completing the electrical stimulation portion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:
- recognize current research which provides evidence for therapeutic and rehabilitative uses of FES, TENS and Iontophoresis
- identify the principle of electrode size, material, and placement technique.
- recognize/identify the guidelines and contraindications in working with electrical stimulation and iontophoresis
- identify and differentiate the use and choice of parameters for FES & TENS with different patient populations and for different diagnoses.
Common questions this course will answer:
- Is it safe to use ultrasound over metal implants or over fractures?
- When do you use ultrasound with electrical stimulation?
- What does pulsed ultrasound do?
- Can I use the same machine and setting for muscle stimulation and pain control?
- Do the settings really matter, or can I just use presets?
- What is the difference between iontophoresis and phonophoresis? Which works better?
- How do you pick the electrode polarity in iontophoresis?
- Can I use ultrasound and/or FES with a pediatric/geriatric/neuro population?
- Should I have patients exercise with stimulation or not?
15 contact hours
Day 1: 8:00 am - 5:00pm. Registration begins at 7:30 am.
Day 2: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Check with your state board/credentialing agency to verify. Certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the workshop and may be used for CEU verification of credits. CE Credits vary by state. Please check with your state board/certifying agency to confirm conversion of contact hours to CE. See links below.
Physical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 15 contact hours.
Florida PT Association: This course meets the standards set forth in Chapter 64B17-9, Florida for 18 (live) continuing education hours. Approval #CP130620112. (Valid for courses taken between 01-01-2013 and 12-31-2013) Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
FL State Occupational Therapy Board: FL State Occupational Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider for general Live CE courses completed between 01/24/2013 - 02/28/2015. Approval #50-14540
Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy: Approved CE Sponsor by Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy, Division of Professional Regulations, #216.000227 for courses completed by 09-30-2014.
North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by virtue of Illinois CE Provider Approval #216.000227 for 15 contact hours. (Course must be completed by 09-30-2014).
NY State Physical Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider for courses completed by 05-10-2016 of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy.
Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners as meeting continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs for 15 CEU. Approval# 52229A. (Course must be taken between 04-21-2012 and 04-20-2013).
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy : This course has been approved by virtue of Illinois CE Provider Approval #216.000227 for 15 contact hours. (Course must be completed by 09-30-2014).
BOC Approved Provider #P8271: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers for courses completed by 12-31-2013.
AOTA Approved Provider #6177. These states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA:
District of Columbia
|7:30 - 8:00||Registration (Continental Breakfast)|
|8:00 - 9:30||Electrical Stimulation: Basic Review
|9:30 - 9:45||Break|
|9:45 - 11:45||TNS and FES—First Cousins: Lecture and Lab|
|11:45 - 12:45||Lunch on your own|
|12:45 - 2:00||TNS lab (continued)|
|2:00 - 2:45||FES lecture and lab|
|2:45 - 3:00||Break|
|3:00 - 4:15||FES lab (continued)|
|4:15 - 5:00||Questions/case Studies/Patient Problems|
|7:30 - 8:00||Registration (Continental Breakfast)|
|8:00 - 8:20||Review Questions TNS/FES|
|8:20 - 10:00||Iontophoresis / Direct Current|
|10:00 - 10:15||Break|
|10:15 - 10:30||Iontophoresis—Wrap-up/Questions|
|10:30 - 12:00||Ultrasound—A Basic Understanding
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch on your own|
|1:00 - 1:30||Ultrasound (continued)|
|1:30 - 2:15||Biological Effects of Ultrasound
|2:15 - 3:00||Ultrasound Lab|
|3:00 - 3:15||Break|
|3:15 - 3:45||Ultrasound Lab (continued)|
|3:45 - 5:00||Recommendations/Contraindications
Sara Shapiro, MPH, PT recently joined the faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Graduate Program in PT at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. Prior to that she taught at UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in PT in San Francisco, where she was a faculty member from 1983 until 2009. She is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo, and holds an MPH from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she also completed a post-graduate fellowship in pediatrics. She has been in practice for more than 40 years, with certification in NDT, Brazelton, and the Baby course.
Until recently, Sara worked teaching modalities in Long Term Care, to assist therapists in better utilizing modalities to facilitate improved outcomes. She continues to be a frequent speaker at conferences, mentor new therapists, and teach and maintain a small caseload of patients, integrating her knowledge of electrical stimulation and ultrasound for wound care, pain management, women's issues, and rehabilitation of facial paralysis. At University of Puget Sound, her focus will be on teaching modalities and working in the Pediatric on campus clinic.
Sara is the author of the Electrical Currents chapters in Physical Agents in Rehabilitation, 3rd Edition, M Cameron, ed.
About the instructor and the workshop
I loved the hands-on experience. Very informative; instructor is very easy to listen to. Sara is very knowlegeable and receptiveto class's needs.
E-stim for neuro patients was great.
Very well organized. Funtional and practical information.
Sara made a somewhat dry subject very interesting. Enjoyed the case studies and the "real life" patient applications andexamples.
This course exceeded my expectations. A great investment!
Fantastic job addressing an audience with very diverse experience levels.
Sara is knowledgeable and energetic, well organized andprovides a logical progression with her presentation.
This course was an excellent review. Sara provided ample opportunities for questions and answers. It was helpful to get clarification on some of the long held "myths" we have been taught.
Enthusiastic and energetic presenter. Sara easily kept my attention for two days.
|Note: Early Bird rates are in effect if your application is postmarked four weeks or more prior to registration.||Early Bird Rate||Late Registration Rate|
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Dates & Locations
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