Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. Each interactive training course is completely narrated and easy to follow. This isn't the typical boring training. You won't download material, read, and take a test. This is real online training.

Return To Work Programs and Safe Lifting Techniques (3 CEUs)

About This Course

Activities such as bending and repetitive motion, which often result in overexertion, are common when handling materials. The Bureau of Labor Statistics categorizes these actions in a group designated bodily reaction and exertion. According to an online article in OH&S, this group accounted for 42 percent of the 1.3 million lost time injuries in private industry during 2003, more than twice the number of cases caused by falls; most of these cases involved sprains and strains. This should come as no surprise to Physical Therapists or those in the rehabilitation medical field. We all have seen way too many patients with the diagnosis Lumbar sprain/strain or Lumbosacral sprain/strain.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course should be taken by physical therapists or physical therapy assistants interested in treating patients with Lumbar sprain/strain, Lumbosacral sprain/strain, or "back pain." This course will review proper lifting technique, as well as instruction on how to develop and implement a return to work program for your patients.

Continuing Education Credits

Students can elect to take this course for four (3) Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Infantile Torticollis and Plagiocephaly (3 CEUs)

About This Course

This course will provide information on the background, evaluation, and treatment of infant torticollis and plagiocephaly. Upon completion of the course students should feel comfortable identifying, evaluating, and treating an infant with torticollis and/or plagiocephaly.

Who Should Take This Course?

This Infant Torticollis & Plagiocephaly Physical Therapy course should be taken by physical therapists or physical therapy assistants interested in learning about identifying and treating torticollis and/or plagiocephaly.

Continuing Education Credits

Students can elect to take this course for four (3) Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Course Outlines

This fully narrated course is built in linear fashion, allow you to navigate straight through the course without switching pages, searching for the right link or tab to continue, for an easy path to completion and certification.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Will have learned about back pain causes and statistics;
  • Will be able to develop individualized return to work programs;
  • Will be able to write better return to work-related goals;
  • Will have learned the basics of proper and safe dynamic lifting techniques;
  • Will be able to recognize signs of physical effort during dynamic lifts;
  • Will be able to recognize risk factors associated with back pain;
  • Will be able to incorporate the general principles of ergonomics in developing plans of care; and
  • Will be able to identify signs of physical effort with regards to position tolerance when developing RTW programs.

Course Outline

This fully narrated course is build in linear fashion, allow you to navigate straight through the course without switching pages, searching for the correct link or tab to continue, for an easy path to completion and certification.

Course Exams

This course has one final exam based on the material in the course. Students are required to complete the exam after completing all course sections.

Course Sections

The Return To Work Programs and Safe Lifting Techniques (3 CEUs) consists of 3 sections. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.

Section # Title
- Pre Assessment Quiz
1 Background
2 Return To Work Programs
3 Review of Safe Lifting Techniques
Course Exam

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Discuss and identify the epidemiology and preferred practice pattern of torticollis;
  • Perform differential diagnosis of torticollis;
  • Discuss the role of posture and positioning in the treatment of torticollis and plagiocephaly;
  • Perform an appropriate evaluation and assessment on patients with torticollis;
  • Write objective goals for infants with torticollis for assured financial reimbursement and assessment;
  • Develop a treatment protocol for the diagnosis of torticollis and/or plagiocephaly; and
  • Provide vital information to parents/caregivers for appropriate home treatment plans.

Course Outline

This fully narrated course is build in linear fashion, allow you to navigate straight through the course without switching pages, searching for the correct link or tab to continue, for an easy path to completion and certification.

Course Exams

This course has one final exam based on the material in the course. Students are required to complete the exam after completing all course sections.

Course Sections

The Infantile Torticollis and Plagiocephaly (3 CEUs) course consists of 3 sections. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.

Section # Title
- Pre Assessment Quiz
1 Background
2 Evaluation
3 Treatment
Course Exam

Accreditation

 

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs): 3

Approval Body

These CE Physical Therapist courses are currently accepted for three (3) continuing education units by the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers (OTPTAT) Board Approval #14S2355.

Other states that accept PT CEUs approved by outside state boards

Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

What if my state isn't listed?

If your state is not listed above, or you feel your CEU requirements have recently changed, please check with your state's board before taking this course to determine approval for CEUs.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs): 3

Approval Body

These CE Physical Therapist courses are currently accepted for three (3) continuing education units by the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers (OTPTAT) Board Approval #15S2632.

Other states that accept PT CEUs approved by outside state boards

Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

What if my state isn't listed?

If your state is not listed above, or you feel your CEU requirements have recently changed, please check with your state's board before taking this course to determine approval for CEUs.

About the Author

Rebecca Allen, DPT

Rebecca Allen DPT, attended Ohio University to obtain her Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology and her Masters degree in Physical Therapy graduating in 2004. She continued her education at St. Scholastica to obtain her Doctorate degree.

Rebecca has worked in outpatient orthopedic and inpatient care settings for the last 10 years, and has worked with people of all ages with a diverse range of diagnoses. She spent her first year as a PT in Cleveland, Ohio working closely with a small group of Orthopedic Surgeons. For the last 9 years, Rebecca has been working in a rural area of Canton, Ohio mostly in the outpatient orthopedic setting. Rebecca is the practitioner of choice for orthopedic and neurological issues for the pediatric population at her clinic. She is also trained in administering Functional Capacity Evaluations and for that reason has worked closely with patients via the bureau of workers compensation.

Mobile Version

 

We're excited to announce that this course is now available in HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet). Many of our existing courses are presented using Adobe Flash Player and require additional software that may not be available on your mobile device. By comparison, this course requires only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser.

Tablet Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.

Pros

  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics

Cons

  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we really noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta Version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks.

Your Mobile Browser

While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.

Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.