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Physical Agents in Rehabilitation Module 4: Other Physical Agents
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours: 10
Registration Fee: $159
1. Recognize and differentiate between intermittent and static compression.
2. Recognize the balance between hydrostatic pressure and osmotic pressure in a healthy body.
3. Identify 4 causes of lymphedema.
4. Recognize 13 risk factors for DVTs.
5. Recognize characteristics of hypertrophic scarring.
6. Identify 8 contraindications for the use of Intermittent or Sequential Compression Pumps.
7. Recognize static and intermittent compression and their use immediately after trauma.
8. Recognize the relationship of the presence of microbes and wound infection.
9. Recognize that compression should be greatest distally and gradually decrease proximally.
10. Recognize the clinical effects of electromagnetic radiation are determined primarily by the radiation’s frequency and wavelength range.
11. Identify the relationship between frequency and wavelength of an electromagnetic wave.
12. Recognize and differentiate between 6 laser classifications and their effects.
13. Identify 5 contraindications for the use of laser and light.
14. Recognize 6 precautions for the use of lasers and light.
15. Identify 5 appropriate documentations for using laser therapy.
16. Recognize erythema as one of the most common and obvious effects of exposure to UV radiation.
17. Recognize the relationship between dosages of UV radiation needed during a course of UV treatment.
18. Identify 4 precautions for the use of ultraviolet radiation.
19. Recognize and differentiate between 5 UV dose categorizations.
20. Recognize electromagnetic field intensity and tissue type and determine how much energy will be absorbed by the tissue and how warm it will become.
21. Identify conductivity of 6 different tissues at 25 MHZ.
22. Identify 3 contraindications for the use of non-thermal pulsed shortwave diathermy.
23. Recognize 3 precautions for the use of all forms of diathermy.
24. Recognize ultrasound has a frequency of greater than 20 kHz.
25. Define ERA.
26. Identify recommended ultrasound parameters for a knee contracture.
27. Identify recommended ultrasound parameters for a sacral pressure ulcer.
28. Define pre-modulated current.
29. Recognize general guidelines for electrode placement.
30. Recognize 5 contraindications for the application of laser light therapy.
31. Recognize laser light treatment sites and parameters for lateral epicondylitis.
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers
Chapter 11: Compression
Chapter 12: Electromagnetic Radiation : Lasers and Light
Chapter 13: Ultraviolet Radiation
Chapter 14: Diathermy
Appendix: Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound and Laser Light Handbook
By Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, OCS
This course utilizes text from the soft cover textbook by Michelle Cameron “Physical Agents in Rehabilitation” ©2009. This third edition presents a variety of treatment choices supported by the latest clinical research. This valuable resource details the most up-to-date information on thermal agents, ultrasound, electrical currents, hydroptherapy, traction, compression, lasers and other forms of electromagnetic radiation, and provides straightforward, full-color explanations that make it easy to integrate physical agents into your patients’ overall rehabilitation plans.
Dates and Locations
01-31-2020 - 01-31-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM