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30-Hour Physical Agent Modality Course

California Education Connection


Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   30
Registration Fee:   $675


Objectives
Course Objectives Weekend A At the completion of this weekend course, participants will: 1. Understand the physical properties of therapeutic heat, cold, ultrasound and light. 2. Be familiar with the recent research concerning therapeutic uses of heat, cold, ultrasound and light. 3. Be able to select appropriate treatment parameters for using thermal agents for a variety of clinical applications. 4. Know the contraindications for thermal agents. Objectives Weekend B: At the completion of this course, participants will: 1. Understand the basic parameters of electrical stimulation 2. Be able to select appropriate treatment parameters for muscle strengthening and reeducation, pain control, edema control and iontophoresis 3. Be able to select the appropriate electrical stimulation unit to achieve desired clinical outcomes. 4. Know how and when to use high volt, medium frequency, interferential, direct current and iontophoresis.

Target Audience
PT, OT, ATCs and allied health professionals

Confirmation Notes
CEUs / Contact Hours / PDUs A certificate of attendance will be presented to each participant for 30 contact hours for both weekends or 15 contact hours for one weekend. The California Education Connection is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education for CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINERS. Our BOC approved provider number is P2959. The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes California Education Connection as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses in California. The California Board of Occupational Therapy has approved this course for post professional education in the advanced practice area of physical agent modality. Our advanced practice provider number is 10-P1. This course will also satisfy the continuing education requirements (PDUs) for OTRs/COTAs in the State of California. California Education Connection is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.This course is eligible for 3.0 CEUs for both weekends and 1.5 CEUs for one weekend from the AOTA. The AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Group Discounts For every 5 people that sign up for the same seminar, we will give that group one complimentary spot. How Do We Sign-Up and Qualify for the Free Spot? In order to qualify for this discount, we must receive all six completed registration forms with the appropriate payment for the five spots. If you want to mail in the completed forms, you must mail all six forms in the same envelope. If you want to fax in the forms, you must fax all six forms at the same time. Please note that there will be no exceptions granted. We must receive everything at once in order to process these registration forms under the group discount policy. Early Registration Deadline The Early Registration deadline is three weeks prior to the start of the course. If your registration is received after the deadline, a $25.00 Late Fee will be automatically applied to the registration fee. Refund and Cancellation Policies California Education Connection reserves the right to cancel this seminar due to an insufficient number of registrants. Under these circumstances, a full refund in the form of a check will be addressed and mailed to the registered participant. Please note that California Education Connection is not responsible for any hotel, airline or other expenses incurred. All cancellations by registered participant must be dated and submitted in writing. For cancellations received 14 days or more before the seminar date, the registration fee will be returned less a $50.00 administrative fee. A refund in the form of a check will be mailed to the registered participant. Within 14 days of the seminar, no refunds will be made. California Education Connection reserves the right to change a course date, location or instructor. If the seminar is either interrupted or cancelled by an act of nature, war, or any issue beyond the control of California Education Connection, no refund will be issued. Please note that California Education Connection is not responsible for any hotel, airline or other expenses incurred

Agenda
Agenda - Weekend A / Thermal Agents: Heat, Cold, Ultrasound and Light Day 1: Ultrasound and Light 8:30am Introduction to physical agent modalities Pre-test What is ultrasound? Terms and definitions Biomedical uses of ultrasound 9:20 am The physics of ultrasound Generation of ultrasound Absorption by different tissue types 1 MHz vs. 3 MHz Pulsed vs. continuous 10:00 am Break 10:15am Ultrasound application and current research Thermal effect Mechanical effect Tissue healing: wounds, tendons, fractures Effects on inflammation Phonophoresis 12:00pm LUNCH (On your own) 1:00pm Recommendations, Contraindications and Adverse effects of Ultrasound Parameters for common pathologies 2:00pm LAB: Ultrasound with patient case studies 3:00pm Break 3:15pm Lasers and light Lecture 4:00pm LAB: Laser and light with patient case studies 5:00pm End of day Day 2: Heat and cold 8:30am Introduction to thermal agents Modes and mechanisms of heat transfer 10:00 am Break 10:15am Cryotherapy Principles of cryotherapy siologic effects Case studies Hands-on lab cold packs, ice packs, ice massage 12:30pm LUNCH (On your own) 1:30pm Thermotherapy Principles of thermotherapy physiologic effects Case studies Hands-on lab hot packs, paraffin wax, Fluidotherapy 3:15pm Break 3:30pm Introduction to Electrical Stimulation 4:30pm Case studies, post test and post test review /Q & A 5:00pm End of day Agenda Weekend B Day 1: 8:30am Introduction Pretest Terms and definitions Uses of electricity in rehabilitation - muscle strengthening and reeducation, pain control, edema control, and iontophoresis 9:20am Physiology and Physics of Electrical Stimulation Action potential Strength duration curve FES and TENS High volt Interferential 10:00am Break 10:15am Indications and contraindications Muscle Strengthening and Reeducation NMES/FES Selection of frequency, on/off time, total time, electrode placement Use for denervated muscle Guided lab in pairs for NMES/FES Patient cases problem solving and hands on 12:30pm Lunch (On your own) 1:30pm Pain control - TENS Conventional/high frequency TENS Low frequency TENS Burst mode, modulation and SD mode Guided lab in pairs for TENS Patient cases problem solving and hands on 4:30pm Q & A 5:00pm End of day Day 2 8:30am Review from day 1 A few case studies Advanced approaches to muscle strengthening and pain control Russian protocol, interferrential 9:30am Edema Control Edema control by muscle pumping or polarity 10:00am Break 10:15am Tissue Healing Acute and chronic wounds Fracture healing Patient cases and hands on 12:30pm Lunch (on your own) 1:30pm Iontophoresis Indications for different ions, electrode selection, buffers Patient cases and hands on 3:15pm Break 3:30pm Summary of recommendations and case studies Questions and Answers Post-test and certificates 5:00pm End of day

Description
This 30-hour program is designed to meet the requirements for occupational therapists to use physical agent modalities in their clinical practice. This course will cover the use of both superficial physical agent modalities (SPAMs) and deep physical agent modalities (DPAMs). The course is held over two weekends, each weekend with a total of 15 contact hours of education. Course Description - Weekend A: SPAMs and Ultrasound During this weekend you will learn how to use ultrasound and superficial thermal agents safely and effectively in your clinical practice. The course uses lectures, case studies, participant problem solving and lots of hands-on practice to teach the physical and physiological principles underlying the application of SPAMs and ultrasound and to give you the knowledge and confidence to use them to help patients achieve their functional goals. Course Description - Weekend B: Electrical Stimulation During this weekend focus is on the clinical application of electrical stimulation. As with weekend A, this course uses lectures, case studies, participant problem solving and lots of hands-on practice to teach the physical and physiological principles underlying the application of electrical stimulation and to give you the knowledge and confidence to use electrical stimulation safely and effectively to help patients achieve their functional goals. Ultrasound; superficial physical agent modalities (SPAMs); including hot packs, cold packs, paraffin, fluidotherapy, whirlpool, light and lasers.

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