North American Seminars Online Continuing Education Courses Receive California Approval for Physical Therapists and PTA's Continuing Medical Education Requirements

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North American Seminars receives California Board Approval for six physical therapy continuing education courses online. North American Seminars is a national provider of continuing education for physical therapists, occupational therapists and physical therapy assistants.

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Effective as of November 2009, all PT's and PTA's licensed in the State of California must accumulate the required number of hours of continuing education in each license renewal cycle.

Effective as of November 2009, all physical therapists and physical therapy assistants licensed in the State of California must accumulate the required number of hours of continuing education in each license renewal cycle pursuant to section 1399.91 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). These North American Seminars, PT online continuing education courses meet the requirements set forth for license approval and are pre-approved for continuing education credit.

Here is an overview of these Pre-approved continuing education course online:

The Lymphedema Toolbox™ is a software program that provides the clinician with patient and professional education on a range of topics dealing with lymphedema. The information in the software is designed to be printed and provided to patients and professionals. 15.0 hours of continuing education for CA licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.

Utilizing Pilates to Enhance Rehabilitation Outcomes is an Online Continuing education course for physical therapists with a DVD resources. This course delivers an understanding of how to perform over eight Pilates exercises and integrate Pilates into your rehabilitation program. 10.0 hours of continuing education for CA licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.

The Interactive Shoulder Algorithm is exciting learning tool for individual therapists or teams of therapists seeking to effectively evaluate the shoulder complex for orthopedic dysfunction. It provides therapists with a step by step process to effectively evaluate the shoulder complex for orthopedic dysfunction. Therapists will significantly increase the efficiency of their examinations by mastering the information in this teaching tool. Effective rehabilitation programs can be developed by the clinician through a greater understanding of the testing sequence and the anatomical implications of the tests. Experienced clinicians can utilize this software to obtain a master level understanding of the shoulder testing procedures. Each test segment detailed in the software covers critical pathways, position of the patient, position of the clinician, position of the clinicians hand, direction of movement, tissues implicated, indications of a positive test, and amount of force to be applied. 10.0 hours of continuing education for CA licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.

Clinical Examination and Treatment of the Cervical and Upper Thoracic Spine - Managing patients with neck pain can be confusing and frustrating for novice and experienced clinicians alike. In this course, Dr. Durall uses treatment-based classification to streamline clinical decision making and care planning. Examination techniques and strategies are presented that are supported by research and/or clinical experience.

Intervention strategies covered include high velocity thrust manipulation, therapeutic exercise to improve dynamic stabilization, and directionally-specific exercise. Treatment strategies for patients with arm symptoms, cervicogenic headaches or high-levels of neck pain are also included. 10.0 hours of continuing education for CA licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. Online Continuing education course for physical therapists with a DVD resources.

Examination and Treatment of the SI Joint - This course provides detailed description of SI Joint physical examination testing, including how to rule out the lumbar spine and hip joint as potential pain generators. The DVD/Online Content and supplemental written material provide the clinician with great detail on how to perform examination of the SI joint/pelvic girdle, the tests to implement, what patients they should be performed on, what entails a positive (or negative test), and the diagnostic accuracy of such tests. Another great feature of this DVD and written material is the interventions shown and described. The clinician can clearly see how to perform manual therapy, stretching, and strengthening techniques as they apply to the SI joint/pelvic girdle pain patient. Detailed information regarding proper set-up, hand placement, technique, re-assessment, and EMG values (exercises) are given in order for the clinician to make informed decisions on which interventions are most clinically applicable in their various types of patients. 10.0 hours of continuing education for CA licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. Online Continuing education course for physical therapists with a DVD resources.

Examination and Treatment of the Hip Joint - This course provides detailed description of hip physical examination testing, including how to rule out other the lumbar spine and SI joint/pelvic girdle as potential pain generators. The DVD/Online and supplemental written material provide the clinician with great detail on how to perform examination of the hip joint, the tests to implement, what patients they should be performed on, what entails a positive (or negative test), and the diagnostic accuracy of such tests. Another great feature of this DVD and written material is the interventions shown and described. The clinician can clearly see how to perform manual therapy, stretching, and strengthening techniques as they apply to the hip pain patient. Detailed information regarding proper set-up, hand placement, technique, re-assessment, and EMG values (exercises) are given in order for the clinician to make informed decisions on which interventions are most clinically applicable in their various types of patients. 10.0 hours of continuing education for CA licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. Online Continuing education course for physical therapists with a DVD resources.

Spinal Cord Injury - This PT online continuing education course delivered online with a DVD supplement represents current approached to evaluating, treating a patient with spinal cord injury. Unique to this course are two actual spinal cord injury patients that demonstrate key mobility and transfer techniques. This not only provides the learner with real life examples of the techniques but conveys how a therapist can achieve success in improving the quality of life of SCI patient. Selina Morgan ATP, PT narrates and demonstrates the film and correlates the written information to provide the most detail for each technique. This video portion of the course was filmed in a manner which allows complete focus on the material without background distractions. Behind all the evidenced based information is an educator, Selina Morgan, who conveys her twenty years of experience and passion treating SCI patients. 13.0 hours of continuing education for CA licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. Online Continuing education course for physical therapists with a DVD resources.

Vestibular Rehabilitation - Evaluation and Treatment - Each year over 8 million physician and emergency room visits are attributed to complaints of dizziness and imbalance. Symptoms of vestibular disorders can vary greatly from one person to the next and the population range can vary as much as the symptoms. As our population ages many more people will be seeking medical assistance for dizziness and imbalance or injuries due to these complaints. Soldiers returning from combat with post blast or post concussion injuries often have underlying vestibular disorders. The ability for clinicians to perform screening tests for differential diagnosis is critical for the future health and well being of their patients. Only 8% of suspected BBPV patients will have a proper diagnosis prior coming to a therapist. This online vestibular continuing education course for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants will provide a foundation for understanding proper evaluation and treatment techniques for various vestibular conditions. 10.0 hours of continuing education for CA licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. Online Continuing education course for physical therapists with a DVD resources.

Sample videos of All these physical therapy continuing education courses online can be viewed at http://www.healthclick.com/physical-therapy-online.cfm. In addition each course has additional state pre-approvals for continuing education see http://www.healthclick.com/physical-therapy-online.cfm for details.

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