Continuing Education Conference - Orthopedic / Sports Medicine

Rehab Rally Conference & Expo 2011 is approaching! During July 28-31, HomeCEU will take Orlando by storm with its powerhouse, live continuing education event. Here at HomeCEU, we're proponents of variety so we're excited to announce that Rehab Rally will offer three diverse live continuing education tracts to choose from: Orthopedic/Sports Medicine, Geriatric Rehabilitation and Lymphedema/Myofascial.

Each tract consists of multi-disciplined and highly-credentialed presenters that will provide a well rounded, theme oriented educational experience. However, should you want to add some spice to the experience, you'll be able to smoothly transition ("tract skip") between tracts to create a tailored continuing education event by attending sessions from multiple tracts.

This is the first of a three part series where the HomeCEU blog will feature a specific tract and go more in depth as to what material is covered in each 5-session tract, the names of the seasoned speakers, schedule information and so forth.

Today, the spotlight is on Tract 1: Orthopedic/Sports Medicine:

Friday, July 29th 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Session 101: Pharmacology for the Rehabilitation Specialist - The Orthopedic Patient
Suzanne L. Tinsley, PhD, PT

Rehabilitation professionals often encounter patients prescribed a multitude of medications used to treat musculoskeletal dysfunction and additional, unrelated co-morbidities. This seminar will use case examples to present a brief summary of some of the medications often seen in musculoskeletal dysfunction and to demonstrate the relationship between a patient's medications and therapy. Stress will be placed on medications used in the management of pain and inflammation. Furthermore, the seminar will acknowledge other medications often seen in the orthopedic patient.

Friday, July 29th 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Session 102: Manual Lymphatic Drainage for Orthopedic Conditions
Carmen Thompson, BS, LPTA, CMT, CLT

Manual Lymphatic Drainage for Orthopedic Conditions will analyze the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system as it relates to caring for orthopedic conditions, injury and post-op edema. After understanding the correct indications and contraindications for treatment, attendees will receive an insightful summary of how manual lymphatic drainage can create a major influence, with positive results, in clients with orthopedic and post-op edema. By easing inflammatory edema and stimulating the lymphatic system, many patients have a swift reduction of edema and pain, leading to a timely recovery, in terms of function.

Saturday, July 30th 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Session 103: The New Science of Therapeutic Taping - Theory, Practice and Treatment Progression
Andrea Wolkenberg, PT, MA, CKTI
Graceann Forrester, PT, DPT, CKTI

Therapeutic taping has progressed over the past several decades from being a modality that simple prevents injury by prohibiting or limiting motion to one that can influence muscle function, release fascial restrictions, improve circulation, support tendon and ligament, and prevent pathological movement patterns. This course will explore the major taping techniques currently in use. Attendees will learn the basic theory, function, and application principles for each, with special focus on the. Through lecture and demonstration, they will be learn taping treatment protocols paired with other modalities for some common clinical conditions. Attendees will take with them a greater understanding of the appropriate taping methods for practical use in the clinic.

Saturday, July 30th 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Session 104: Effective Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex
John W. O'Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, cert MDT, AT C, CSCS
Effective Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex will include a brief anatomical review of the shoulder complex, discussion of evaluative procedure, specific therapeutic intervention and the review of multiple case studies with demonstrative video of patient interaction. The case studies presented in this course use clinical reasoning based on the highest level of evidence available. At the conclusion of the course, the attendee will be able to identify shoulder pathology via an effective systemic assessment process, as well as, identify creative therapeutic exercises and techniques that consider all functional planes of movement and incorporate the evidenced based kinetic link model.

Sunday July 31st 8 a.m. - Noon
Session 105: Therapeutic Modalities: An Evidence-Based Approach
Jon DeBord, PT, MS, ATC, SCS

An engaging discussion, using contemporary, significant literature, regarding the application of therapeutic modalities in a clinical setting. Major modalities discussed will include therapeutic ultrasound, lontophoresis, heat/cold, neuromuscular electric stimulation and transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation. Discussion will also occur on the subject of emerging modalities of infrared and red light therapies and low-level laser therapies in the treatment of soft-tissue disorders. Further attention will be given to clinical application and outcome data, in relation to particular disorders.

For more information on this live continuing education conference call us toll-free at 1-800-554-2387. Sign up today to reserve your spot at Rehab Rally Conference & Expo 2011!

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