New Amputee Rehabilitation Course Now Available from Approved Continuing Education Provider Education Resources Inc.

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To help healthcare professionals address the rising prevalence of amputation, and serve patients and families dealing with limb loss, Education Resources Inc. is now offering a new course that enables therapists and assistants to tailor each patient's treatment from amputation surgery through prosthetic prescription.

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The course, Amputee Rehabilitation: From Pre-op to Return to Sport using Evidence Based Care, offers a multidisciplinary team perspective and highlights issues and therapy implications from amputation surgery through prosthetic prescription. It will address complications and common risk factors that an amputee case load can present. Multiple levels of limb loss due to diabetic, dysvascular, trauma, cancer and sepsis causes will be addressed. Detailed analysis of complex cases will help clinicians hone their clinical decision making skills. New technology, surgical options and future directions to address current problems are included. Participants will be able to tailor each patient’s treatment for the most effective outcomes in light of the multiple problems that patients with limb loss face. The course is recommended for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, and others working with patients who have experienced limb loss.

Inger Brueckner received her BS in Physiology from the University of California at Davis and her Masters in Physical Therapy from Boston University. She has worked primarily with patients who have limb loss for the last 10 years of her 20 plus year career. She has coauthored an article on pre-prosthetic training for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America and is currently one of the primary investigators in a randomized clinical trial for transtibial amputations. Inger speaks nationally and internationally on improving outcomes in amputee rehab using the latest evidence based approaches and cutting edge advances. She is excited to share her experiences working with a multidisciplinary team to achieve the highest level of outcomes.

Education Resources Inc. is pleased to partner with the Catholic Medical Center to bring this course to Manchester, New Hampshire during September 12-13th of 2015, and with MedStar Washington Hospital Center to bring this course to Washington, DC during November 6-7th of 2015.

Education Resources Inc. is a leading provider of evidence-based continuing education for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, assistants, educators and other health care professionals. For over 25 years, Education Resources Inc. and its esteemed faculty have educated therapists around the world on the latest topics applicable to clinicians practicing across the entire continuum of care. Education Resources, Inc. is co-owned by two physical therapists and is based in Massachusetts.

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