Electrical Stimulation: Enhancing Pediatric Outcomes
Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate
Who Should Attend:
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Athletic Trainers
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Learn to appropriately select parameters for using TENS and FES to enhance treatment protocols specifically for the pediatric population.
Specialty applications, which reference the differences between Neurologic and Orthopedic diagnoses will be reviewed. Specific protocols for shoulder subluxation, rhomboid stabilization, brachial plexus injuries, and facial paralysis will be reviewed and practiced in lab. Review of TENS and FES, including parameter selection for chronic pain, muscle strengthening, and neuromuscular rehabilitation will be discussed. Recent research will be reviewed for electrical modalities, with contraindications specifically referring to Pediatrics. Prior exposure and/or knowledge of modalities & anatomy is helpful to maximize learning experience.
The educational information is presented in combination with intensive hands-on lab format. The presentation style is relaxed, with the instructor willing to answer questions throughout the class. Labs are set up to allow equipment for each set of therapist partners, insuring that participants are comfortable with both the theoretical constructs, the physical set up of the equipment, and the actual outcome expected when working with pediatric patients.
Program subject to change. Participants are cautioned to apply new information and skills within the scope of state licensure law.
After completing this course, the participant will:
- list the basic settings for the use of electric stimulation as they are applied in functional stimulation and in tens.
- recognize/identify the multiple uses of functional electrical stimulation, including muscle strengthening and re-education; possibilities in gait training, spasticity reduction and pain control, and facial paralysis with emphasis on the pediatric population
- identify basic principles of electrode size and materials, and demonstrate appropriate placement technique.
- differentiate between basic similarities, differences and functional applications of tens and fes (nmes* pes.)
- identify the guidelines and contraindications in working with electric stimulation in the pediatric population.
- recognize current literature as it pertains to the use of electric stimulation modalities for functional rehabilitation in the pediatric population
- demonstrate the use and identify the electric stimulation parameters with the pediatric population for different diagnoses.
- identify the guidelines, parameters, and contraindications for the use of iontophoresis in the pediatric population
15 Contact Hours
Day 1: 8:00 - 5:00
Day 2: 8:00 - 5:00
Accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Check with your state board/credentialing agency to verify. Certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the course and may be used for CEU verification of credits. CE Credits vary by state. Please check with your state board/certifying agency to confirm conversion of contact hours to CE. See links below.
Physical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 15 contact hours.
Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy: Approved CE Sponsor by Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy, Division of Professional Regulations, #216.000227 for courses completed by 09-30-2014.
North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by virtue of Illinois CE Provider Approval #216.000227 for 15 contact hours. (Course must be completed by 09-30-2014).
NY State Physical Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider for courses completed by 05-10-2016 of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy.
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy : This course has been approved by virtue of Illinois CE Provider Approval #216.000227 for 15 contact hours. (Course must be completed by 09-30-2014).
BOC Approved Provider #P8271: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers for courses completed by 12-31-2013.
AOTA Approved Provider #6177. These states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA:
District of Columbia
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
|8:00-10:00||Electric Stimulation: A Basic Review|
|10:15-12:00||TENS & FES- Using sensory stim to facilitate proprioception & position|
|12:00-1:00||Lunch (on your own)|
|1:00-3:00||TNS LAB: Pain Control/Sensory Stim.|
|3:15-4:00||FES: similarities/differences to TENS|
|11:00-11:30||Case studies/patient problems|
|11:30-12:15||Clinic Equipment-What works best in your clinic/is it available?|
|12:15-1:00||Lunch (on your own)|
|3:15-4:15||Gait Lab- Dorsiflexors vs hip abductors or both?|
Sara Shapiro, MPH, PT recently joined the faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Graduate Program in PT at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. Prior to that she taught at UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in PT in San Francisco, where she was a faculty member from 1983 until 2009. She is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo, and holds an MPH from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she also completed a post-graduate fellowship in pediatrics. She has been in practice for more than 40 years, with certification in NDT, Brazelton, and the Baby course.
Until recently, Sara worked teaching modalities in Long Term Care, to assist therapists in better utilizing modalities to facilitate improved outcomes. She continues to be a frequent speaker at conferences, mentor new therapists, and teach and maintain a small caseload of patients, integrating her knowledge of electrical stimulation and ultrasound for wound care, pain management, women's issues, and rehabilitation of facial paralysis. At University of Puget Sound, her focus will be on teaching modalities and working in the Pediatric on campus clinic.
Sara is the author of the Electrical Currents chapters in Physical Agents in Rehabilitation, 3rd Edition, M Cameron, ed.What people are saying about the instructor:
PT/ATC 19 yrs - Sports-ortho-pain "I appreciated Ms. Shapiro's clarity and knowledge. I also like the small class setting, allowing lots of personal attention. I learned a lot. Thanx."
PT 30+ yrs/pediatrics "Thanks very much - great course. Appreciate your vast knowledge, accessibility, openness to discussion, warmth!"
PT 30 yr/pediatrics " Enjoyed all the practical and creative insights looking at function and the whole person,- very enjoyable, thank you."
OTR 15 yrs/Pediatric acute rehab - "Sara is very enjoyable, knowledgeable and presents her information in extremely practical manner. I can apply the information I learned in my practice right away"
Sara made a somewhat dry subject more interesting. Enjoyed the case studies and the "real life" patient applications and examples.
Sara provides ample opportunities for questions & answers. It was helpful to get clarification on some of the long held "myths" we have been taught.
|Note: Early Bird rates are in effect if your application is postmarked four weeks or more prior to registration.||Early Bird Rate||Late Registration Rate|
|Electrical Stimulation: Enhancing Pediatric Outcomes||$419.00||$474|
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