CEU Seminars

Joint Mobilizations for the PTA

This course is approved for 6.0 hours of CEU by the WPTA.
Who should attend?  Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs).  (PTs and OTs who need a refresher course are welcome)

Cost is $150.00.
Registration is at 9:30 am with the seminar beginning at 10:00 am. Lunch is on your own with options available nearby.

Course Description: The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) did a routine survey of physical therapy practice in 2011. Results of that survey showed that there were a significant number of physical therapist assistants (PTAs) doing joint mobilizations in their regular work.  It was subsequently determined that content regarding joint mobilizations should be added to the national licensure exam (NPTE) for the physical therapist assistant.  As a result, the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) now allows joint mobilizations to be taught in the PTA curriculum (it is not required, just allowed). Are you one of those PTAs who learned joint mobilizations “on the job” since you didn’t have it in school?  Do you want to learn more of the science and technique behind the mobilizations you are doing in the clinic and increase the r of mobilizations you know for each joint?

This six hour, hands on course will allow you to learn and improve your skills in joint mobilizations in a lab based seminar. Over 75% of the course will be lab-based learning and practice.

Course objectives:
At the end of this course, participants will:
1) Describe the laws, professional positions, employer rules and payer considerations in the delegation and performance of joint mobilizations.
2) Describe the rationale for performing joint mobilizations, including specific physiological effects, indications, and contraindications.
3) Demonstrate correct grading of joint oscillation techniques and joint traction techniques.
4) Apply knowledge of joint position, arthrokinematics, and joint surface anatomy to mobilization techniques of each joint.
5) Demonstrate safe and effective extremity joint mobilization techniques.

Course Outline:
9:30-10:00    Registration and Welcome
10:00-10:30   Describe legal, ethical, professional and employer factors in the decision to delegate joint mobilizations.
10:30-11:15   Examine rational, grading and basic techniques of joint mobilizations
11:15-12:30    Shoulder and Scapula
12:30-1:30     Lunch on your own
1:30-2:00    Elbow and wrist
2:00-3:00    Hip
3:00- 3:45   Knee
3:45- 4:30   Foot and ankle
4:30-5:00    Wrap up and questions

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