Understanding the Technology:
Introduction to Electric Stimulation and Ultrasound Treatment Interventions
Skill Level: Beginner
Who Should Attend:
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Physical Therapy Assistants
- Athletic Trainers
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Expand your treatment options with evidence-based practice techniques for treating a variety of patient populations. Learn how to use ultrasound, electric stimulation, phonophoresis and iontophoresis for the management of pain, healing of tissue, and strengthening of muscle to improve function.
This course, in a lecture and laboratory based format, will stress understanding the physics behind the selected physical agents and the expected biophysical responses. Participants will be able to delineate between normal vs. abnormal responses and will leave this course understanding the indications and contra-indications of each modality.
Participants will appreciate a problem-solving approach based on the anatomy and examination principles to appropriately select and apply the discussed procedures. Clinical decision-making will be integrated throughout the course, with emphasis on parameter selection and customizing protocols for maximum benefit.
Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:
- Explain the terminology used to define characteristics of ultrasound and electrotherapeutic currents, including the parameters used to create the desired clinical response.
- Identify the clinical indications, contraindications, and precautions for ultrasound and electric stimulation techniques presented.
- Explain the normal and abnormal physiologic responses to treatment with ultrasound and electric stimulation.
- Be able to formulate clinical decisions regarding the use of ultrasound and/or electric stimulation as an adjunctive treatment.
- Interpret relevant information from peer-reviewed literature to support the use of the physical agents presented in an evidenced-based practice model.
- Demonstrate appropriate clinical decision making for a given clinical scenario with patient examination information provided.
- Demonstrate the ability to manipulate equipment to set custom or individualized treatment parameters.
- Demonstrate appropriate clinical decision making for the use of transdermal medications with phonophoresis and iontophoresis.
- Demonstrate the ability to assess treatment outcome for the presented physical agents.
16 credit hours
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 course 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 16 contact hours.
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 16 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.
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy : This course has been approved by virtue of Illinois CE Provider Approval #216.000227 for 16 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
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
|8:00 - 9:30am||Electric Therapy Principles
|9:30 - 10:45||Electric Stimulation for Pain Management Lecture & Lab|
|10:45 - 11:00||Break|
|11:00 - 12:00||Electric Stimulation for Pain Management Lecture & Lab|
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch (on you own)|
|1:00 - 2:00||Electric Stimulation for Pain Management Lab (Cont)|
|2:00 - 3:00||NMES & FES Lecture|
|3:00 - 3:15||Break|
|3:15 - 5:30||NMES & FES Lecture & Lab|
|8:00 - 9:00||Case Studies and Clinical Decision Making|
|9:00 - 10:30||Ultrasound Principles
|10:30 - 10:45||Break|
|10:45 - 12:00||Ultrasound Literature Review & Clinical Decision Making|
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch on your won|
|2:30 - 3:00||Case Studies|
|3:15 - 4:00||Ultrasound using Transdermal Drug Delivery: Phonophoresis|
|4:00 - 5:00||Iontophoresis|
|5:00 - 5:30||Q&A, Final Comments|
Dr. Goodstadt has been a physical therapist for the past 14 years, and a faculty member at Drexel University and the University of Delaware. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from The Pennsylvania State University, his Master's in Physical Therapy from MCP-Hahnemann University, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Temple University. He is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association since 2002. He has taught physical agents for the past 4 years, and has presented at the national and international levels on the care of individuals with musculoskeletal disorders and the use electric stimulation as an adjunct treatment intervention over the past 10 years. Currently, he is teaching in the musculoskeletal components of the professional and post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy curricula, and treating patients part-time at the Drexel Athletic Center. His interests are in orthopedic care of the shoulder, knee and spine, and the use of electric stimulation for the improvement of pain and strength.
|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|
|Understanding the Technology: Introduction to Electric Stimulation and Ultrasound Treatment Interventions||$419||$474|
Dates & Locations
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