Topics in Rehabilitation

Offered entirely ONLINE with a focus on patients with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, hip fractures, and total hip arthroplasty. This course is intended for PTAs, OTAs, Massage therapists, and other allied health professions that work in the subacute settings and/or homecare.

This course has been approved by the Rhode Island American Physical Therapy Association (RI APTA) for 9 contact hours. Participants must complete all 3 modules (Sep 5 - Nov 6, 2017).        

Exercise recommendations based upon the latest Evidence for select populations

Sep 5 - Sep 25, 2017

At the completion of this module, the student will:

  1. identify exercise recommendations based upon current research for the following diagnoses: Osteoporosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Hip fracture and total hip arthroplasty.
  2. identify appropriate tests and measures to measure change in these patient populations.
  3. utilize case studies to create and modify current activities/exercises in patients who present with these diagnoses.
Nutrition for the Geriatric Patient

Sep 25 - Oct 16, 2017

At the completion of this module, the student will:

  1. Understand the macronutrient and micronutrient requirements for the geriatric population.
  2. Explain the effect of nutrients on the prevention and/or development of specific diseases in the geriatric population.
  3. Discuss the current research about geriatric nutrition.
Pharmacology for the Non Pharmacist

Oct 16 - Nov 6, 2017

At the completion of this module, the student will:

  1. define common terminology associated with pharmacology: indications, drug action, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, adverse effects, contraindications and drug interactions.
  2. describe common classes of over the counter pain medications, including medications action, common dosing, drug interactions and side effects.
  3. identify common prescription/narcotic pain medications, including drug class, mechanism of action, common dosing, drug interactions, side effects and possible dangers of taking too little or too much of the prescribed dose.
  4. identify 3-5 common classes of medications that can impact thought process, balance and mobility.

$175 + $5 non-refundable registration fee
60469-PSEM-4300-905, 60470-PSEM-4301-905 and 60471-PSEM-4302-905
Sep 5 - Nov 6, 2017

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