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Orthopedic Physical Therapy Secrets- Module 3: Electrotherapy and Modalities

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   3
Registration Fee:   $36

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
1.Explain the effect of ice application on metabolic rate
2.Describe the effect of therapeutic ice on local blood flow
3.Identify which form of cold treatment is the most effective at relieving postoperative pain and swelling
4.Explain the hunting response
5.Identify the desired therapeutic tissue temperature produced by heat
6.Describe the physiologic effect of heat on muscle performance during exercise
7.Explain the effect of heat and ice on nerve conduction velocity
8.Review cellular membrane potential, refractory period and salutatory conduction.
9.Explain Ohm’s law
10.Describe the key attributes of interferential current
11.Identify the clinical relevance of pulse characteristics
12.List the potential sites for electrode placement used in the treatment of pain
13.List electrically excitable and nonexcitable tissues
14.Identify the difference between the use of NMES or voluntary exercise versus the use of combined NMES and voluntary exercise in terms of muscle strength
15.Identify times when NMES is indicated after knee surgery and immobilization
16.Explain when NMES can be used to augment ROM and strength of shoulder musculature and ACL rehab
17.Identify the appropriate parameters and rationale for conventional,, low-rate, and brief intense transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
18.Explain the clinical interchangeability of iontophoresis and phonophoresis
19.Describe Leduc’s experiment
20.Identify concerns with using direct current
21.List advantages of iontophoresis as compared to injection
22.Explain how ultrasound is generated and explain a piezoelectric effect
23.Explain how ultrasound frequency relates to depth of penetration
24.Explain the safety of serial phonophoretic treatments
25.Identify the effectiveness of laser therapy in treating specific conditions

Confirmation Notes
Methods of Instruction: Online course available via internet
Educational Level:Intermediate
CEU Information: Click here for CEU approvals.

This course is derived from the textbook by Jeffrey Placzek, MD, PT and David Boyce, PT, EdD, OCS, ©2006. This textbook is part of the popular Secrets series. It presents physical therapy concepts and then introduces different healing modalities, specialties and orthopedic procedures typically prescribed for common injuries such as shoulders and extremities. Common diseases are included as well as more innovative diagnostic tools for physical therapists such as radiology. The text features concise information that includes tips, and memory “secrets”. Bulleted lists, algorithms and illustrations provide a quick review of the specific topics discussed. The information is interesting, entirely evidence-based, outcome based and up-to-date.
Module 3: Electrotherapy and Modalities covers chapters 9 through 11.
Chapter 9: Cryotherapy and Moist Heat
Chapter 10: Electrotherapy
Chapter 11: Iontophoresis, Ultrasound, Phonophoresis, and Laser Therapy

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM