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New ! Annual Online Course Subscription

  • 12 months of access to the video course library, course tests, and certificates of completion for Continuing Education Requirements.
  • State specific course completion certificates. AOTA approved. PT, PTA pre-approved for the states of AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, and WY.
  • More than 300 hours of online video courses designed for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Assistants.
  • Access to future courses and content.
  • Start, stop and resume, right where you left off in a course.
  • Real patient interviews.
  • Medical expert contributors.
  • 3D anatomy and medical illustrations.
  • Easy to use learning system for fast access to your courses.
  • Award winning content.
  • Chat Support
  • Top instructors teaching evidence based skills and techniques.

$189

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Occupational Therapy Continuing Education

From assisting a patient recovering from an injury, regaining life skills, or helping a child with disabilities participate in school, an occupational therapist’s job is critical. When we create occupational therapy continuing education courses, we incorporate these OT practice objectives into the continuing education course material. Our occupational therapy CE courses focus on diagnosis or conditions encountered by OT’s and OTA’s and provide medical-related information and course material relevant to the occupational therapy practice.

healthclick live and online occupational therapy continuing education is approved by the AOTA for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants

 

North American Seminars, Inc. healthclick.com for 25 years has delivered occupational therapy courses throughout the United States. These occupational therapy continuing education seminars focus on the Human Body, Development, and Behavior: Diagnoses and conditions, biological and physical sciences, neurosciences, kinesiology, biomechanics, human development, behavior, and social sciences needed for occupational therapy service delivery. The hallmark of a Occupational therapy continuing education seminar is the laboratory or hands-on component. In the demonstration session, the Occupational therapist will learn hands-on techniques and learn to properly perform procedures essential to their OT practice.


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The under 55 population has seen an increase in strokes. The diagnosis of a stroke in this population is incredibly debilitating due to the person's young age. Many life factors must be considered when evaluating and treating this population to get them back to work, home, and active community members.
Stroke - Understanding Etiology and Developing Evidence-Based Pathways to Achieve Functional Outcomes

 

This occupational therapy continuing education course provides essential evidence-based information on the complex physiological and psychological factors affecting the young stroke patent. Techniques provided for developing treatment programs are utilized to improve ADL’s, IADL’s, family, and community life.

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Online Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses

Early mobilization in acute care reduces hospital admissions

Acute Care Rehabilitation - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

Occupational therapists are an essential component of the multidisciplinary team in the acute care environment. This occupational therapy continuing education course provides the tools to assist with early mobilization, coordination between the disciplines, restoring function, preventing further medical decline, and transitioning to discharge settings, all essential to preventing hospital readmissions and improved quality of life.

Delivered: Online

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This motor control model contains PNF techniques  to enhance functional movement and progression to performing ADL’s

Applying the Principles and Philosophy of PNF to Enhance Gait - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

This course provides preparatory PNF skills for progression toward functional movement and task completion. A comprehensive program that includes PNF can decrease pain, improve functional movement and performance in everyday life, activities, homes, and the community.

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Occupational therapy prevention programs improve the mobility of the elderly in various settings such as acute care hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes, in the house, and community.

Balance and Falls in the Elderly Population - 11.0 hrs, 1.1 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 13.20 hrs

Learn evidence-based information to assess the elderly population for fall risk. Factors contributing to the risks, task analysis, and techniques to develop appropriate programs to minimize falls and injuries in the elderly promote a more functional senior in their environment and reduce the risk of injury.

Delivered: Online

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Occupational therapists treat acute, subacute, chronic, and post operative shoulder diagnoses.  Occupational therapists use various interventions to treat the shoulder, centered around the patient's functional goals, to return to work or occupational activities.

Biomechanics of the Shoulder - 12.0 hrs, 1.2 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 14.40 hrs

The biomechanics of the shoulder girdle requires a synergistic balance of musculoskeletal function. A occupational therapist can differentiate movement imbalance and guide treatment toward healing and progression toward optimal function. Evaluation, treatment concepts, and techniques presented for shoulder diagnoses such as rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, impingement, instability, are designed to provide the patient with the opportunity to return to a functional quality of life.

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The role of the occupational therapist with oncology rehabilitation is ongoing and so crucial for the patientís psychological and physical well being.  The occupational therapistís program provides the tools necessary for the patent to perform their daily routines such as self-care, leisure activities, or work throughout the continuum of care.

Cancer Rehab and Survivorship - 16.0 hrs, 1.6 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 14.40 hrs

A trained occupational therapist has to learn to effectively work within a cohesive clinical team in order to help the cancer survivor thrive in their environment. This course provides the foundation for oncology treatment throughout the continuum of care. The occupational therapist addresses common side effects from treatment such as pain, fatigue, decreased range of motion, and strength by modifying activities, providing individualized exercise programs, and teaching energy conservation techniques. Cognitive strategies to enhance memory and reduce anxiety, and restoring enthusiasm for participating in daily activities and survivorship programs are all essential components of the overall comprehensive plan.

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This occupational therapy continuing education course on the shoulder provides a classification system for enhancing functional outcomes. The method of treating to improve functional movement enhances the OTís plan to improve ADL’s and IADL’s in various environments.

Critical Analysis and Treatment Strategies for the Complex Shoulder - 12.0 hrs, 1.2 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 14.40 hrs

Learn the classification system to evaluate and treat various shoulder dysfunction. Subacromial pain, subacromial pain syndrome, instability, adhesive capsulitis, post-operative pain, and acromioclavicular joint problems are categorized and integrated into the evaluation and treatment model

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Occupational therapists utilize task oriented activities to assist the mTBI patient with adapting to the changes in cognitive and physical abilities. This method of rehabilitation demonstrates the ability to improve motor function and assist with developing compensatory strategies to complete tasks, IADL’s and ADL’s.

Current Concussion Evaluation and Treatment Approaches - 13.0 hrs, 1.3 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 15.60 hrs

Master the behavioral and physical components involved with a mTBI. The case study presentations highlight the importance of a comprehensive occupational therapy plan to transition a mTBI patient back to functioning in the home, school, work, and community environments. The psychosocial and physical limitations addressed from a multidisciplinary approach provides the occupational therapist the foundation to improve the patient's quality of life and limit the regression of progress.

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Occupational therapists are an essential profession within the multidisciplinary team that treats patients with diabetes. Diabetes can affect vison and often contribute to other debilitating diseases that affect activities and function within the person’s environment.

Diabetes - Implications within Rehabilitation Programs - 9.0 hrs .9 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 10.80 hrs

This course provides foundational information for diabetes. Occupational therapists can apply this information to help patients manage their needs when collaborating within a multidisciplinary team. Occupational therapy interventions can assist with accommodating vision impairments and provide educational information for the prevention of complications, self care, self management, and prevention.

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Shoulder pathologies can vary from rotator cuff tears to impingements. There are over 150 special tests to isolate the cause of shoulder dysfunction. Knowing which test to perform to minimize complications during testing is essential. The occupational therapists that identify the efficient tests to perform maximize the benefits of the rehab session. The objective results build toward progressive exercises and activities to improve shoulder function.

Foundation Exercises for the Treatment of the Shoulder - 5.0 hrs, .5 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 6.00 hrs

This occupational therapy continuing education course provides step-by-step instruction for evaluating specific shoulder dysfunction and applying progressive exercises and rehab techniques to improve shoulder function, stability, and strength.

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Shoulder injuries are all too common in the youth athlete, especially with prolonged training seasons. Occupational therapists perform comprehensive evaluations to isolate the dysfunction and plan a comprehensiove program to get the youth back to their sport.

Injury Prevention and Optimal Mechanics in the Throwing Athlete - 8.0 hrs, .8 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 9.60 hrs

Understanding the physical demands of the overhead athlete throughout the year is essential indetermining an appropriate rehab program. This course will assist the occupational therapist with looking at the individual overhead athlete'’s challenges, learn to evaluate based on their situation, and then develop an individualized treatment program.This occupational therapy continuing education course provides real --life examples of two youth athletes with shoulder injuries. The comprehensive approach presents a systematic evaluation and treatment approach to get the patient back to throwing safely. Slow motion analysis of the throwing arm highlights specific dysfunction and critical areas to treat. Step by step progression of drills, throwing mechanics, and return to play activities are demonstrated and discussed.

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The invisible trauma of a concussion is profound. Many physiological dysfunctions that occur with a concussion do not show up on advanced imaging or diagnostic scans. This lack of diagnostic affirmation leads to frustration, anxiety, and depression, with many people suffering from a concussion because people can not see the injury. Occupational therapists provide behavioral and psychosocial activities to promote encouragement for the post-concussive patient, enabling them to progress toward func

Invisible Trauma - Recovery from Complex Concussions - 13.0 hrs, 1.3 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 15.60 hrs

Concussions are complex, and clinicians need specific knowledge and skills to progress treatment in this patient population effectively. Often the extent of their symptoms goes unnoticed, and the person loses valuable time to heal and return to function properly. This occupational therapy continuing education course presents the testimonials of two post-concussive patients. They discuss their frustrations and achievements from the time of their injury to recovery. The physiological components involved in a concussion are varied. People suffer from anxiety, migraines, blurred vision, PPPD, physical imbalances, and depression. This course presents comprehensive evaluation and treatment tecanieus for the complex patient to progress them back to work, play, and as a productive member of society.

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Axillary Web Syndrome, also known as cording, lymphedema, fatigue, and pain, are common diagnoses post-cancer surgery. The occupational therapist provides an essential role in improving range of motion, strength, and decreasing pain. By identifying everyday activities in each patient's life, their rehab program is individualized to meet their needs.

Maximizing Post Surgical Outcomes in Cancer Rehabilitation - 6.0 hrs, .6 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 7.20 hrs

This oncology rehab provides a comprehensive approach to upper extemity therapeutic solutions to improve ROM, strength, mobility, and decrease pain post-surgical procedures. A surgeon describes the different types of operations and the importance of therapy to limit complications. The techniques, manual therapy, and exercises demonstrated to provide a comprehensive program to improve functional mobility and ADL’s

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Fascia and its interconnectivity surround virtually everything in the body and, therefore, impact multiple bodily systems. A greater understanding of the fascia’s complexity will enable occupational therapists to incorporate techniques to improve ROM, strength, and activities with reduced pain and limitations.

Myofascial Release for the Aging Population - 8.5 hrs, .85 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 10.20 hrs

This course provides in -depth information about myofascial techniques and its effect on improving pain, ROM, strength, and posture. Myofascial teqhinues can be used to decrease pain and increase range of motion. These techniques will assist the occupational therapists in returning delivering effective ADL treatment programs.

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Discussion of healing time and post-surgical precautions are part of the comprehensive occupational therapy evaluation and treatment program. The occupational therapist guides the patient toward safe independence with ADL’s  and IADL’s after spine surgery.

Post Surgical Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical and Lumbar Spine - 12.0 hrs, 1.2 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 14.40 hrs

This post-surgical spine continuing education course provides essential information on surgical techniques and healing times. OT’s that are knowledgeable in the specific procedures offer more effective programs to progress a patient safely toward independent ADL’s, IADLS’s, and at preventing post-surgical complications. Evaluation and treatment of range of motion, strength, and functional status to perform activities forms that baseline for the comprehensive approach.

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Occupational Therapists work with patients on balance training and functional mobility; they also work with physical therapists as part of the multidisciplinary team when improving gait function.  The functional components of gait are incorporated into occupational performance activities that are essential for the patient.

Restoring Functional Gait - 13.0 hrs, 1.3 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 15.60 hrs

Learn gait training techniques that will provide the occupational therapists a good foundation of the components involved in gait, which are essential when working on functional mobility activities and balance training within various settings.

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Occupational therapists address the sensory disturbances and motor impairments that can cause havoc on activities of daily living. Vestibular dysfunction can cause vertigo, blurred vision, disorientation, anxiety, balance impairment, and loss of quality of life.

Restoring Synergy - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

Learn the common symptoms associated with vestibular dysfunction. It combines various treatment solutions to progress the patient safely back to the function and activities of daily living. Specific strategies and patient education to diminish the psychosocial and physical limitations that prevent the patient from re-integrating back into the community and active home life are discussed.

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Occupational therapy practitioners work with the spinal cord injured patient to get back to a quality life. Patient education is critical for this diagnosis to retrain the patient in performing ADL’s with new energy-efficient ways.  Therapy may include education, wheelchair seating and positioning, preventing musculoskeletal upper extremity deformities, and plans for reintegration into the community.

Spinal Cord Injury - 13.0 hrs, 1.3 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 15.60 hrs

This occupation therapy course on spinal cord injury provides the foundation for establishing a level of motor control. The case presentations give a window into the behavioral and psychosocial aspects and physical limitations that may impede progress toward independence with functional activities. Treatment progression demonstrates techniques to increase mobility with bed mobility and transfer for the person with quadriplegia and paraplegic patent. Appropriate wheelchair solutions are presented to increase mobility.

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Occupational therapists can work with the school, team, or employer to transition the post - concussive patient back to a quality life. Sports concussions can create cognitive disorientation, physical impairments, psychosocial issues, anxiety, and community isolation. Occupational therapists can teach strategies to help manage the symptoms, safely retuen the athlete back to their sport and life.

Sports Concussion - an Evidence-Based Course - 8.5 hrs, .85 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 10.20 hrs

Learn the pathophysiology of sport-related concussion, evidence-based tools and strategies for diagnosis, and optimal treatment strategies. Occupational therapists trained in concussion management have a structured team approach to pre and post-management of concussions tend to have better outcomes, leading to a faster return to activities of daily living.

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Evidence demonstrates that positive results occur with occupational therapy interventions for stroke patients with general cognitive dysfunction, executive dysfunction, ataxia, neglect, and memory loss.  A carefully executed plan will enhance the patient's ability to follow cues and progress toward independence.

Stroke - Understanding Etiology and Developing Evidence-Based Pathways to Achieve Functional Outcomes - 12.0 hrs, 1.2 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 14.40 hrs

This course provides real-life solutions to cognitive dysfunction often experienced post-stroke. The OT offers cases study examples to improve cognitive skills to enhance ADL and IADLS function. This course focuses on the multidisciplinary approach for a patient’s successful transition from the hospital to the home. In -depth discussion for preparatory discharge planning and the occupational therapist’s educational plan for the family and patient. In addition to cognitive retraining, this course provides a real-life case study for the upper extremity hemiplegic patient, and lab demonstrations to improve function

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Occupational Therapists offer strategies for the homebound patient to prevent further loss of abilities and manage activities of daily living while reducing risk factors.

Stroke: Achieving Functional Movement in the Home Bound Patient - 8.5 hrs, .85 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 10.20 hrs

This course provides the OT with information regarding therapy interventions for the homebound patient. The physical interventions provided by PT’s provide the OT with a baseline for functional abilities. The occupational therapist incorporates the objective findings into a comprehensive plan to improve safety when performing ADL’s, managing self - care, and prevent injury.

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According to the CDC, in 2013, approximately 5.4 million people were living with paralysis. The leading causes of paralysis were due to a stroke or spinal cord injury. Occupational therapists enhance the quality of life by promoting functional movement with meaningful activities. Occupational therapists assist with the physical, psychosocial,  and occupational demands required for the person to life quality in various settings.

The Evolving Recovery Model in Spinal Cord Rehabilitation - 3.5 hrs, .35 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 4.20 hrs

This occupational therapy continuing education course provides evidence-based information for the recovery model. Actual patients discuss their mobility challenges in the community, school, and activities and demonstrate current functional status. Rehabilitation techniques for the progression of activities and preparation for the exoskeleton are discussed and demonstrated. The therapy and adaptive equipment utilized in this class assists the patient with mobility and ADL’s in various settings

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An occupational therapist uses myofascial release to increase range of motion and decrease pain in a chronic pain patient.

The Physiological Impact of Chronic Pain - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

Using myofascial release techniques can increase the range of joints’ motion and make daily living activities possible. In chronic pain patients, myofascial release techniques can be used before ADL to reduce pain and conjunction with activities and exercises to facilitate the release. Learn to decrease pain and increase mobility in your chronic pain patients and optimize your ADL’s.

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Taping techniques may improve circulation, mobility, strength, decrease tone, decrease pain, and improve function.  Occupational therapists utilize specific taping techniques with orthopedic, neurological patients to improve functional mobility for improved quality of life.

The Science of Taping: Determining Effective Techniques for Specific Diagnoses - 3.5 hrs, .35 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 4.20 hrs

Learn step–by–step instruction for applying taping techniques for over 20 diagnoses. Taping is a powerful tool that occupational therapists can utilize in their comprehensive program to assist the patient in improving function with activities of daily living.

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Parkinon’s and Multiple Sclerosis are degenerative neurological diseases. Occupational therapists intervene to improve the quality of movement and energy expenditure. A comprehensive program will incorporate cognitive and behavioral strategies, exercises, and multimodal activities to improve functional mobility with individualized activities.

Treatment Approaches for the Neurological Progression of Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease - 7.0 hrs, .7 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 8.40 hrs

This occupational therapy continuing education course on Parkinson’s and MS provides the neurological foundation for the dysfunction associated with MS and Parkinson’s. Comprehensive evidence based activites utilized promote functional movement, motor control, and improve energy. Various cognitive-behavioral strategies can improve the overall quality of life. Case study presentations enhance the depth of quality of life impact the disease process has had on the individuals and provides useful insight into tasks and treatment that an occupational therapist can incorporate to assist patients with these diagnoses back to the community and active life.

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Pilates, when utilized in a comprehensive rehabilitation program, has been found to improve static and dynamic balance.  Occupational therapists can use this as one toolbox tool for improving mobility and safety in various environments.

Utilizing Pilates to Enhance Rehab Outcomes - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

This OT continuing education course provides the foundation for Pilates exercises and instruction to incorporate the practices into a comprehensive program to improve strength, mobility, and balance. Evidence-based research demonstrates that Pilates has a positive impact on balance for the neurologically diagnosed and elderly population. Improved balance and stability leads to improved quality of movement and motion with activities within various challenging environments.

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In the majority of cases, dizziness improves with a skilled vestibular occupational therapist.  The occupational therapists will progress tasks and exercises to assist with improving all aspects of daily living.  The occupational therapist can also address common symptoms of vestibular dysfunction such as depression, anxiety and imbalace.

Vestibular Rehabilitation - Evaluation and Treatment - 10.0 hrs, 1.0 CEU

CME credit hours (IL, DC, NY): 12.00 hrs

In the majority of cases, dizziness improves with a skilled vestibular occupational therapist. The occupational therapists will progress tasks and exercises to assist with improving all aspects of daily living. The occupational therapist can also address common symptoms of vestibular dysfunction such as depression, anxiety and imbalance.

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