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Digital Seminar

Simple Solutions for Complex Joints


Speaker:
Theresa A. Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy
Duration:
1 Hour 50 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Nov 12, 2021
Product Code:
POS065010
Media Type:
Digital Seminar



Description

Too many therapists jump straight to aggressive manipulation techniques without fully appreciating the involvement of the nervous system.  Dysfunction within complex joints is often misinterpreted as weakness and requires a different lens of evaluation/treatment to obtain lasting results.  Take a deep dive into joints like the upper cervical and cuboid as you investigate how to: 

  • Go beyond the traditional pain provocation model of assessment for improved outcomes 
  • Quickly identify and treat reflex inhibition vs protracted weakness  
  • Integrate strategies that simultaneously address muscle inhibition and nociception 

This evidence-based toolkit will help you to reframe the way you develop your treatment plan and clearly identify when the traditional model of manipulation is not the best fit.   With these gentle, yet effective techniques, you’ll see results in as few as 1-3 visits!   

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


Athletic Trainers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This self-study program has been approved for a maximum of 1.75 hours of Category A continuing education.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 1.75 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 1.75 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 1.5 CE credit hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 1.75 continuing education credit hours. For Kentucky licensees, according to 201 KAR 22:045, this self-study educational offering may be applied toward Category 2 continued competency requirements.  Please review the regulation to determine eligibility. 


Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approval provider by the APTA Michigan. This self-study activity qualifies for 1.75 contact hours.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 2.2 contact hours.


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 1.5 continuing education hours.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 1.75 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2406032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. Instructional Level: Intermediate. This activity will provide 1.75 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 1.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 1.75 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 1.75 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. 


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 1.75 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Speaker

Theresa A. Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy's Profile

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Dr. Theresa Schmidt is an orthopedic physical therapy specialist and massage therapist integrating traditional and alternative medicine with emphasis on manual therapy, precision exercise, wellness, Reiki, hypnosis, and mindfulness. She presented for NASA/Inomedic, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, Vanderbilt Med, Wake Med, and professional associations. She received her doctorate at UNE and served as faculty at Touro PT Programs and CUNY Queens Colleges in NY. She is a published author, Expert Consultant, Reiki Master Instructor, and hypnotherapist in private practice at Educise® in New Hampshire. www.educise.com.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Theresa Schmidt is the president of Educise, P.C., and has an employment relationship with CEU Connection.com. She receives a speaking honorarium, a consulting fee, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Theresa Schmidt is a member American Physical Therapy Association and the American Massage Therapy Association.


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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Objectives

  1. Evaluate the current literature on Grade V HVLA and other techniques of restoring joint mobility. 
  2. Investigate the theoretical method of evaluation of joint mobility to determine when a gentle approach to mobilization is appropriate.  
  3. Integrate gentle techniques that utilize prolonged force application as opposed to abrupt force application measured in milliseconds. 

Outline

Understanding Complex Joints & Limitations of Traditional Therapeutic Methods 
  • Involvement of the nervous system 
  • Type III articular mechanoreceptors 
  • Righting reflex 
  • Grade V HVLA 
  • Advanced understanding of arthrokinematics 
  • Upper cervical manipulation: is it safe? What is a reasonable alternative? 
  • Cuboid syndrome 
  • OA, TMJ , AC joint, first rib in transverse plane, subtalar 
Streamline Your Evaluation of Complex Joints 
  • How to narrow in on hypo vs hypermobility 
  • Identify reflex inhibition vs protracted weakness 
Treating Pathomechanics in as Little as One Visit 
  • Less is more approach 
  • Manual therapy techniques 
  • Self mobilization 
  • Utilize cross-body reflexes and righting reflex 

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Chiropractors

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