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Thermal Agents in Rehabilitation: Evidence Based Update (6 contact hours) (#435)

Course Level:  Advanced

Item Number:  435

Hours:  6

Price:  $84.00

Email Price:  $79.00

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Description

Thermal modalities are by far the most commonly used modality in the rehabilitation setting. They have been used for decades to provide complimentary treatment to a host of maladies. This course provides a review of the purpose and physiologic basis of the application of thermal modalities as well as the indications for and contraindications to their use. In addition, it provides a review of the available evidence about their safety, efficacy, and clinical utilization. The course covers such modalities as ultrasound, phonophoresis, diathermy, low level laser therapy, fluidotherapy, and paraffin. It also covers more readily accessible modalities such as hot packs, ice, contrast baths, and whirlpool. It is anticipated that the student will have a thorough understanding of the scientific rationale for using various types of thermal modalities and which modality is most appropriate for a given patient condition.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------***COURSE OBJECTIVES***At the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to: 1. Describe the injury process as well as the stages of healing in biological tissues. 2. Verbalize the therapeutic effects of heat versus cold. 3. Verbalize the indications, contraindications, and precautions of various thermal modalities. 4. Understand the rationale for using thermal (continuous) versus non-thermal (pulsed) ultrasound. 5. Define Effective Radiating Area (ERA) and Beam Nonuniformity Ratio (BNR) and their importance in ultrasound treatments. 6. Rationalize the appropriate modality choice for various soft tissue injuries. 7. Review current literature regarding modalities and know their efficacy based on current research. 8. Be able to apply course material to case studies.

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Course Reviews

Cold therapy current. Concise with research based practice.
Rosemarie B., Jan. 2, 2018

informative
Tolulope A., Mar. 30, 2016

Very informative.
Adolfo A., Jan. 24, 2016

This was a good update for practicing PTs about thermal agents
Catherine S., Mar. 29, 2015

Information that was most valuable to me was when to use which modality according to diagnosis.
JG, May. 2, 2012

I enjoyed the more in depth descriptions of the cryotherapy methods.
AK, Feb. 20, 2012

I appreciated the test questions utilizing real life examples.


DJ, PT OR & NC, Feb. 13, 2012

 

 

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