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Telehealth for Rehab: Improve Access & Quality of Care Wherever You Are, 6/7/2019 12:00:00 AM CDT, Digital Seminar More info »
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Telehealth for Rehab: Improve Access & Quality of Care Wherever You Are

Donald L. Hayes
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Telehealth for rehabilitation is the way therapy is moving, especially for patients who are in rural settings and out of coverage for home health agencies. But many therapists find telehealth to be too challenging, wondering how to examine the patient correctly, provide manual therapy or basic treatment, how to get reimbursed, and build trust with patients. Some see it as a threat to their job security, thinking they’ll soon be replaced.

Instead of seeing tele-rehabilitation as a threat to your job security or as a delivery service with too many challenges, make it an opportunity to gain access to more patients and increase demand for your therapy, all while continuing to provide quality care wherever you and your patients are. Be ahead of the curve before it becomes even more widely used!

Learn all the ins and outs from the course presenter, who has been at the forefront of the cutting edge of telehealth for several years. You’ll learn how to increase your care with patients from afar by incorporating motivational interviewing techniques to better assess the problem and to build trust; teach self-mobilization techniques to your patients; provide exciting treatments to address musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and various other conditions while enhancing the patient’s participation in therapy.

Learn how to bill and what software is available to increase accessibility. Your presenter will walk you through some real-life case examples so you can see how it works, from start to finish.

Sign up today and be ahead of the telehealth curve. Gain confidence in using this delivery system in the most effective way so you can expand your practice now and still provide the best quality of care.



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

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are 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 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 mental health professionals.  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 professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 

Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. 

Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.3 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants


PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 6.25 continuing competency hours.

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 course qualifies for 6.0 CE Credit 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 course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours. 

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 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.

Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education minutes 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. 



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Donald Hayes, PT, GTC, GCS, has been on the cutting-edge of telehealth in rehab for the past few years. As a physical therapist at the VA hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, Don worked on an award-winning tele-rehabilitation team to connect homebound veterans in rural settings to outpatient clinics and home health service via telehealth. He is also a member of the APTA’s frontiers in Research, Science, and Technology (FiRST).

His knowledge and passion for telehealth can be seen in the various articles he has authored or co-authored as well as the presentation that was featured at AOTA’s annual conference in 2017. Don earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Northern Iowa in 1996 and his physical therapy degree from the University of Missouri in 2005.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Donald Hayes has an employment relationship with the VA hospital in Iowa. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Donald Hayes is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


  1. Describe the types of tele-rehabilitation visits performed and how to apply each for individual patients
  2. Discuss appropriate patient selection for tele-rehabilitation.
  3. Demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques to enhance rapport and evaluation of the patient.
  4. Develop a musculoskeletal examination and treatment toolbox for tele-rehabilitation.
  5. Perform a simulated tele-rehabilitation visit for balance.
  6. Discuss how to perform ADL training, wheelchair assessment, and cognitive training.


Telehealth For Rehabilitation

How to Provide Service Wherever Your Patients Are

  • What does the literature tell us about telehealth care vs traditional therapy?
    • How it’s just as effective for your patients
  • Various types of tele-rehabilitation
    • Synchronous format - live interaction via video
    • Asynchronous format – transfer of information electronically
    • Rehab technician present – mix of the two

How to Get Started – From Start to Finish

  • Set-up tele-rehab visit
    • Emergency plan
    • Ensure privacy and consent
    • Deliver HIPA-complaint care
  • Software built for telehealth
  • What do current state regulations say?
  • How do you select patients?
  • Increase your network and referral base
  • Billing and reimbursement strategies
  • How to overcome the barriers that exist
  • Advantages to tele-rehabilitation over traditional therapy

Get the Most Out of Interviewing Your Patients

Improve Your Assessment Skills

  • How to ask better questions to get better answers
  • Build rapport with your patients without being face-to-face

Assess and Treat Various Conditions With Telehealth

Musculoskeletal Conditions

  • Conduct telehealth exam and treatment planning for:
    • Neck
    • Shoulders
    • Back
    • Hips
    • Knees
    • Ankle/feet
  • Manual interventions
  • LAB: patient interview and examination

Neurological Conditions

  • Conduct telehealth exam and treatment planning for:
    • CVA
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • SCI
    • MS
    • Vestibular
    • Falls/balance
    • Gait
  • LAB: gait and balance

Cardiopulmonary Conditions

  • Conduct telehealth exam and treatment planning for
  • Getting vitals

Other Important Elements and Deficits to Consider

  • ADL training and home safety evaluation
  • Chronic pain
  • Wheelchair positioning
  • Treating cognition

Case Studies

Telehealth for Rehabilitation in Action

Future of Tele-Rehabilitation

Where Are We Headed, and How You Can Take Advantage Now?

  • Continual ways tele-rehab evolves
  • How to be successful using tele-rehabilitation

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Rehab Techs



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