New York, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2012
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Associates is offering a new continuing medical education (CME) course to physical therapists in the area of cardiovascular disease management. The two-day course, titled “Cardiovascular of the Rehabilitation Patient” will be taught by Drs. Noah Greenspan and Greg Sweeney, both cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialists with over 36 years of combined clinical and teaching experience between them.
Dr. Greenspan is the program director of the Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, a Manhattan-based physical therapy practice that specializes in the care of patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases as well as patients with multiple medical conditions. Under his direction, the Center has conducted over 50,000 exercise sessions. Dr. Sweeney is the program manager of the Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center of the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, one of the largest programs of its kind in the country.
“Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and worldwide…” says Sweeney, “…yet according to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), cardiovascular and pulmonary specialists account for less than 1% of all physical therapists nationwide who choose to specialize.”
According to Greenspan, “based solely on the numbers, physical therapists will unquestionably be treating patients with either overt or underlying cardiovascular disease regardless of their practice setting. We view this course as a much needed resource in preparing physical therapists to care for these patients safely and effectively.”
The course will be offered in New York City on October 13th and 14th, 2012 and has been approved for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEU’s) by the state boards of New York, California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Illinois.