North American Seminars Inc. Receives Florida Continuing Education Approval for a Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course, Geriatric Fractures and Joint Replacements

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North American Seminars live presentation of Geriatric Fractures and Joint Replacements has been pre-approved for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants in the State of Florida by the FPTA for 18 hours of Continuing Medical Education.

Physical therapy continuing education courses

Physical therapy continuing education courses

Why do some patients receive a total hip replacement following a hip fracture while others receive various open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgeries?

Today’s seniors (the 65 and over population) continue to maintain an active lifestyle and they are being diagnosed with multiple orthopedic injuries and movement dysfunctions. Many seniors are requiring a sports medicine approach to rehabilitation so they can effectively return to their activities. Are we delivering a safe pathway for them to reach their functional goals?
The purpose of this two day intermediate physical therapy continuing education course is to develop efficient and effective rehabilitation programs for common lower extremity geriatric dysfunction utilizing the best available evidence in conjunction with sound application of kinetic chain movement analysis. This PT continuing education seminar will allow the participant to problem solve both simple and complex movement dysfunction and design and progress conservative and post-operative rehabilitation programs.

Regardless of rehabilitation setting, pelvis, hip and knee fractures, joint replacements and osteoarthritis are now making up a significant portion of a therapist’s case load. Some significant questions can arise such as: What factors determine the choice of orthopedic procedures, prosthetic design, and fixation choices? Why do some patients receive a total hip replacement following a hip fracture while others receive various open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgeries? Why does weight bearing status of the patients differ? Answers to questions like these will be provided. An extensive look at underlying pathology, specific diagnoses including intracapsular versus extracapsular femoral neck fractures will be investigated. Post-surgical complications, solutions and outcomes will also be presented. The physiology and principles of orthopedic healing will be studied and applied for rehabilitation program design.
A hands-on manual therapy approach utilizing joint mobilization, neuro-muscular facilitation and movement re-education will be covered and practiced in labs. Specific focus will be on how to integrate the core when facilitating lower extremity function. Motor control, specific movement analysis of gait mechanics, bridge mechanics, and squatting will also be thoroughly covered and corrected.

This intermediate continuing education course for PT combines lecture and extensive lab time designed for participants to practice motor skills covered in lecture that will immediately enhance a clinicians ability to treat this population. Therapists and trainers working in acute care, inpatient and outpatient settings, rehab facilities in addition to sport medicine centers will benefit from the material presented.

This PT continuing education course will be presented in Florida at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on September 28-29 2013. For more information or to register visit This course will also be presented in the following locations:

February 23, 13 - February 24, 13 San Ramon Regional Medical Center San Ramon, CA

March 16, 13 - March 17, 13 Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Portland, OR

March 23, 13 - March 24, 13 Huntington Hospital Pasadena, CA

April 20, 13 - April 21, 13 Aurora Medical Center Kenosha, WI

May 18, 13 - May 19, 13 UHS-Summerlin Hospital Las Vegas, Nevada

August 24, 13 - August 25, 13 Vital Rehabilitation Chicago, IL

Online continuing education courses for physical therapists with Florida approval can also be found at

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