19 episodes

Summit Professional Education’s PT & OT Connection Podcast is dedicated to helping PTs and OTs improve patient outcomes while earning continuing education credit. Tune in each month for engaging discussions on important topics to you and your patients. Listen for free at any time and earn CEUs on-the-go as a Summit Subscriber. Visit summit-education.com to explore subscription options and sign up today!

PT & OT Connection: Continuing Education for Therapists Summit Professional Education

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Summit Professional Education’s PT & OT Connection Podcast is dedicated to helping PTs and OTs improve patient outcomes while earning continuing education credit. Tune in each month for engaging discussions on important topics to you and your patients. Listen for free at any time and earn CEUs on-the-go as a Summit Subscriber. Visit summit-education.com to explore subscription options and sign up today!

    Dizziness in Concussion: Secrets of Rehabilitation Management

    Dizziness in Concussion: Secrets of Rehabilitation Management

    Research on the short- and long-term effects of concussions has evolved significantly in the past decade.  Rehabilitation professionals are often part of the medical professionals who help individuals recover from these injuries.  The recognition of concussions in populations from athletes to geriatrics and specifically how to treat the signs and symptoms of concussions is a key skill set.  This course will talk about concussions and specifically discuss one of the most common symptoms of dizziness in the concussed patient.  We will talk about the potential causes of dizziness and how to evaluate and treat these causes by using research and clinical examples. 
    To view accreditation information and access completion requirements to receive a certificate for completing this course, please Click here
    The content of this Summit podcast is provided only for educational and training purposes for licensed physical therapists and occupational therapists. This content should not be used as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Latest Treatment Considerations in Osteoporosis

    Latest Treatment Considerations in Osteoporosis

    Research shows that exercise is the best treatment for osteoporosis, but not all exercise is the same.  Scientists agree that weight-bearing activities are the best types of exercise for osteoporosis. However, there are more specific activities that can enhance bone mineral density growth in a greater pattern.  This podcast will cover the latest in research treatment and exercise techniques for developing well-balanced osteoporosis programs with your patients.
    To view accreditation information and access completion requirements to receive a certificate for completing this course, please Click here
    The content of this Summit podcast is provided only for educational and training purposes for licensed physical therapists and occupational therapists. This content should not be used as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Dry Needling: What’s the Point?

    Dry Needling: What’s the Point?

    Often, patients and referring providers are asking clinics if they offer dry needling. Providers and patients are looking for non-pharmacological ways to reduce pain and enhance function.  In many cases, therapists want to offer it but need more education before spending hours and money on additional training. This course will give you an overview of dry needling, weigh the potential benefits/mechanisms of effectiveness, and help you decide if it is right for your practice.
    To view accreditation information and access completion requirements to receive a certificate for completing this course, please Click here
    The content of this Summit podcast is provided only for educational and training purposes for licensed physical therapists and occupational therapists. This content should not be used as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others.
     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for School-Rehab Practice

    Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for School-Rehab Practice

    Therapists working in school-based environments are faced with complex caseloads, multiple areas they are expected to address for each child, and challenges of providing services to children with specialized needs. Therapy services in schools continue to be influenced by several factors, including legislative mandates, state and local policies and procedures, personnel availability, court rulings, and research on the effectiveness of different approaches for assisting students with disabilities to access and benefit from educational programs. These changes require school-based professionals to utilize and incorporate evidence-based practice in their choices for assessment and intervention strategies.  This podcast will summarize the recent evidence in school-based rehab specific to best practices of school-based occupational and physical therapy.  You will return to your school practice with updated information for evidence-based practice in school-based therapy.
    To view accreditation information and access completion requirements to receive a certificate for completing this course, please Click here
    The content of this Summit podcast is provided only for educational and training purposes for licensed physical therapists and occupational therapists. This content should not be used as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others.

    • 58 min
    Getting the Most out of Your Balance Training: Effective Strategies to Improve Your Patients’ Stability, Mobility, and Safety

    Getting the Most out of Your Balance Training: Effective Strategies to Improve Your Patients’ Stability, Mobility, and Safety

    Every second of every day, an older adult suffers a fall in the U.S. Three million people are hospitalized each year because of falls and fall-related injuries. 40% of hospital admissions are a result of falls.  Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury and account for 95% of hip fractures. Falls are also the leading cause of death from injury in older adults in the U.S. Based on the statistics above, it is very clear why therapists, and the healthcare community, are very concerned about balance, falls, and fall prevention.
    This podcast will focus on treatment techniques that improve engagement of balance strategies to reduce fall risk and improve the safety and independence of your patients. Therapists and other healthcare professionals who provide interventions to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls are at the forefront of the fall prevention landscape; and are in a premier position to improve the quality of life, and in many cases extend the lives of people across the U.S. As practitioners, we should take this role very seriously and utilize the most effective strategies to promote change in these areas.
    To view accreditation information and access completion requirements to receive a certificate for completing this course, please Click here
    The content of this Summit podcast is provided only for educational and training purposes for licensed physical therapists and occupational therapists. This content should not be used as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Effects of Screen-Time: Recommendations and Alternatives

    The Effects of Screen-Time: Recommendations and Alternatives

    The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently imposed stringent guidelines for screen time. New clinical case studies have found that many young children who spend too much time watching screens display symptoms of autism. When parents take away the screens for a few months, the child’s symptoms disappear. Considering this information, what are the changes we see in the developing brain when exposed to electronic screens? How much is too much?
    In this course, clinicians will learn the risk factors and effects of screen time on the growing brain, understand the term “virtual autism,” and learn effective treatment strategies to remediate or prevent these issues. This course will help participants educate their clients about this information, change treatment methodologies, prevent negative consequences of screen time, and treat symptoms quicker, and more effectively. This workshop will use effective teaching methods to give learners hands-on strategies to incorporate into their practice setting.
    To view accreditation information and access completion requirements to receive a certificate for completing this course, please Click here
    The content of this Summit podcast is provided only for educational and training purposes for licensed physical therapists and occupational therapists. This content should not be used as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others.

    • 59 min

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