Occupational Therapy

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2020 Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics

R400.00

3 Ethics CEUs

    The 2020 Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics is designed to reflect the dynamic nature of the occupational therapy profession, the evolving health care environment, and emerging technologies that can present potential ethical concerns in practice, research, education, and policy.


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Introductory to Ethics in Private Practice

R400.00

3 Ethics CEUs

    This Ethics course is suitable for Physiotherapists, Biokineticists and Podiatrists in private practice.  It deals with the latest HPCSA regulations on advertising and making professional services known.

     


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Health Care Professional’s Patient relationship: Part 1

R400.00

3 Ethics CEUs

    The health care profession-patient relationship is the cornerstone of medical practice and therefore of medical ethics. 


    This on-line course will discuss:

    • Respect and equal treatment
    • Ending a patient-HP relationship
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Sexual attraction
    • Treating family members
    • Communication & consent, case study #1 included
    • Obstacles for good communication plus case study #2   
    • Abusing medical resources including case study #3
    • Futile treatment

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Health Care Professional’s Patient relationship:  Part 2

R400.00

3 Ethics CEUs

    After working through this course, you should be able to:

    • explain how medical decisions should be made for patients who are incapable of making their own decisions;
    • explain the justification for patient confidentiality and recognise legitimate exceptions;
    • recognise the principle ethical issues surrounding the beginning and end of life;
    • summarise the arguments for and against the practice of euthanasia/assisted suicide; and the difference between these actions and palliative care or foregoing treatment.

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Health Care Professionals and Colleagues

R400.00

3 Ethics CEUs

    After working through this on-line course you should be able to:

    • describe how health care professionals should behave toward one another
    • justify reporting colleagues unethical behaviour 
    • identify the main ethical principles relating to cooperation with others in the care of patients
    • resolve conflicts with other health care providers

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Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Children:  Children Rights

R400.00

3 Ethics CEUs

    Children are not just a smaller version of adults and it is often difficult to determine when actions are truly "in the best interest of the child". When should we intervene and when are children capable of making their own decisions?

    How much information do children need? Is it always in the best interest of the child to have the parent present during treatments? 

    The purpose of this online course is to equip healthcare providers with the knowledge to adequately address the rights of children in healthcare.  

    After completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Understand national and international legal frameworks for the rights of children in healthcare.
    • Reflect critically on the rights of children in healthcare.
    • Advocate for the rights of these children.
    • Understand the healthcare professional dilemma to report or not report child abuse.

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Essential Ethical Considerations of COVID-19

R400.00

3 Ethics CEUs

    This on-line course provides frequently asked questions regarding ethical considerations of COVID-19 pandemic for Healthcare Providers.


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Effective Self-Stretching of Carpal Ligament for the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

R400.00

3 CEUs

    The purpose of this online course was to evaluate the effect of self-myofascial stretching of the carpal ligament on symptom outcomes and nerve conduction findings in persons with CTS.  The myofascial stretching of the carpal ligament showed statistically significant symptom improvement in persons with CTS.

     


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A Retrospective Review to Determine the Long-term Efficacy of Orthotic Devices for Trigger Finger

R400.00

3 CEUs

    This on-line course demonstrates a clinically significant positive relationship between the use of a custom thermoplastic orthosis and the subjective reduction of pain and objective stage of stenosis tenosynovitis outcome measure for patients who have isolated trigger finger, multiple trigger fingers, or trigger thumb. It also demonstrated an 87% success rate among patients who required no further intervention in the year after orthosis application.  Custom-orthosis treatment is a low-cost, easily applied intervention that may provide patients with long-term relief of trigger finger.


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Management of Shoulder Pain after a Cerebrovascular Accident or Traumatic Brain Injury

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Shoulder pain after a cerebrovascular accident or traumatic brain injury is a common but often under-recognized problem. It is due to a number of causes including inferior subluxation, spasticity, adhesive capsulitis, and heterotopic ossification. Many of these are amenable to surgical intervention.


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Predicting Recovery of Voluntary Upper Extremity Movement in Subacute Stroke Patients with Severe Upper Extremity Paresis

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Prediction of voluntary upper extremity (UE) movement recovery is largely unknown in patients with little voluntary UE movement at admission. The present study aimed to investigate (1) the extent and variation of voluntary UE movement recovery, and (2) the best predictive model of the recovery of voluntary UE movement by clinical variables in patients with severe UE paresis.


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The Effectiveness of Trunk Training on Trunk Control, Sitting and Standing Balance and Mobility Post-Stroke

R400.00

3 CEUs

    The purpose of this online course was to investigate the effectiveness of trunk training on trunk control, sitting and standing balance and mobility.


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Effectiveness of Visual Feedback and Postural Balance Treatment of Post-Stroke Pusher Syndrome

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Pusher syndrome is characterised by the patient pushing towards the hemiparetic side with the contralateral side, in a sitting position, standing and during movement, surpassing the gravitational mean line, which produces inappropriate adjustment and postural control.  The purpose of this online course was to determine the effectiveness of physiotherapy treatment in post-stroke pusher syndrome and to extract guidelines for its correct identification and interdisciplinary approach.


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Parkinson Disease - Part 1: Anatomy, Pathology, Prognosis and Diagnosis

3 CEUs

    Pusher syndrome is characterised by the patient pushing towards the hemiparetic side with the contralateral side, in a sitting position, standing and during movement, surpassing the gravitational mean line, which produces inappropriate adjustment and postural control.  The purpose of this online course was to determine the effectiveness of physiotherapy treatment in post-stroke pusher syndrome and to extract guidelines for its correct identification and interdisciplinary approach.


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Parkinson Disease - Part 2: Clinical Presentation

3 CEUs

    Pusher syndrome is characterised by the patient pushing towards the hemiparetic side with the contralateral side, in a sitting position, standing and during movement, surpassing the gravitational mean line, which produces inappropriate adjustment and postural control.  The purpose of this online course was to determine the effectiveness of physiotherapy treatment in post-stroke pusher syndrome and to extract guidelines for its correct identification and interdisciplinary approach.


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Management of Neuropathic Pain - Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    What is the best treatment methodology for peripheral neuropathic pain or pain resulting from injury to nerve roots or peripheral nerve trunks? 

    How best should the symptoms of clinical manifestations of peripheral neuropathic pain be described? This course examines some conservative options for treatment and raises questions about their efficacy. Not all patients, it seems, will respond equally to neurodynamic mobilization techniques and different treatment parameters. The course will discuss the way in which interventions can be individualized to address the nuances of each patient’s presentation of peripheral neuropathic pain. 

    Part 1 & 2 must be taken together.


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Management of Neuropathic Pain - Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    What is the best treatment methodology for peripheral neuropathic pain or pain resulting from injury to nerve roots or peripheral nerve trunks? 

    How best should the symptoms of clinical manifestations of peripheral neuropathic pain be described? This course examines some conservative options for treatment and raises questions about their efficacy. Not all patients, it seems, will respond equally to neurodynamic mobilization techniques and different treatment parameters. The course will discuss the way in which interventions can be individualized to address the nuances of each patient’s presentation of peripheral neuropathic pain.

    Part 1 & 2 must be taken together.

     


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Applied Biomechanics of the Nervous System - Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    These correspondence courses will provide you with practical information on the concept of neurodynamics;

    • General layout of the nervous system in relation to the musculoskeletal system;
    • Tension, sliding and compression as a mechanical function of the nervous system;
    • How nerves move and nervous system responses to movement;
    • Nervous system physiology; and
    • Neurodynamics sequencing.

    The information provided will assist you with the clinical reasoning for treatment of a patient with neural tissue pain disorders.

     


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Applied Biomechanics of the Nervous System - Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    These correspondence courses will provide you with practical information on the concept of neurodynamics;

    • General layout of the nervous system in relation to the musculoskeletal system;
    • Tension, sliding and compression as a mechanical function of the nervous system;
    • How nerves move and nervous system responses to movement;
    • Nervous system physiology; and
    • Neurodynamics sequencing.

    The information provided will assist you with the clinical reasoning for treatment of a patient with neural tissue pain disorders.


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Applied Regional Biomechanics of the Nervous System

3 CEUs

    This correspondence course covers essential information regarding biomechanics of the neural system of the spine, shoulder, hip and knee regions.


    In particular, this manual provides a detailed discussion of neural tissue biomechanics and implication for treatment of spinal and peripheral joint movement.


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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Can Physiotherapy be used to manage adult Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type One?

    A Systematic literature review is used in an attempt to clarify this issue. Some of the findings may be surprising. In fact, no evidence was found to support treatments frequently recommended in clinical guidelines for treatment of pain in adult CRPS-1 patients.


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Pain and the Nervous System

R400.00

3 CEUs

    This course challenges current clinical models and systems for assessing and managing on-going pain states. It evaluates the current tissue based/modality based paradigm for pain treatment.

    A mature organism model is presented as a workable concept incorporating mechanisms of pain into the broad science of stress biology and the biopsychosocial model of pain.


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Paediatric Neurology Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    The first 5 years of life are the most vital when considering the development of a child’s nervous system. In part one of this course, you will be provided with all tools necessary to complete a detailed history and examination of your young patients and an explanation of how these assessments relate to development later in life.  

    This course is essential for anyone wanting to be an expert in the field of paediatrics. 

    Part 2 focuses on common pathologies affecting children. You will learn about the different types of headaches (from migraines to headaches caused by pathology/trauma) that affect young children, how they present and how you can help. Part 2 also covers neurocutaneous syndromes like neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis and Sturge-Weber syndrome, Myasthenia gravis and spinal cord injury. 

    This course is essential for anyone wanting to be an expert in the field of paediatrics. 

    In part 3, you will learn about more pathologies such as peripheral nerve injury, Tourette syndrome, neurological infection, the presentation and meaning of abnormal muscle strength reflexes, and how to assess and understand the implications of abnormal head growth. Part 3 also explores in detail cerebral palsy, vertigo, “floppy infant” syndrome, seizures and brain tumours.


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Paediatric Neurology Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    The first 5 years of life are the most vital when considering the development of a child’s nervous system. In part one of this course, you will be provided with all tools necessary to complete a detailed history and examination of your young patients and an explanation of how these assessments relate to development later in life.

    This course is essential for anyone wanting to be an expert in the field of paediatrics.

    Part 2 focuses on common pathologies affecting children. You will learn about the different types of headaches (from migraines to headaches caused by pathology or trauma) that affect young children, how they present and how you can help. Part 2 also covers neurocutaneous syndromes like neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis and Sturge-Weber syndrome, Myasthenia gravis and spinal cord injury.

    This course is essential for anyone wanting to be an expert in the field of paediatrics.

    In part 3, you will learn about more pathologies such as peripheral nerve injury, Tourette syndrome, neurological infection, the presentation and meaning of abnormal muscle strength reflexes, and how to assess and understand the implications of abnormal head growth. Part 3 also explores in detail cerebral palsy, vertigo, “floppy infant” syndrome, seizures and brain tumours. 


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Paediatric Neurology Part 3

R400.00

3 CEUs

    The first 5 years of life are the most vital when considering the development of a child’s nervous system. In part one of this course, you will be provided with all tools necessary to complete a detailed history and examination of your young patients and an explanation of how these assessments relate to development later in life. 

    In part 3, you will learn about more pathologies such as peripheral nerve injury, Tourette syndrome, neurological infection, the presentation and meaning of abnormal muscle strength reflexes, and how to assess and understand the implications of abnormal head growth. Part 3 also explores in detail cerebral palsy, vertigo, “floppy infant” syndrome, seizures and brain tumours. 

    After completing the three-part course, you will have gained significant knowledge to make you more confident when dealing with complicated paediatric cases.

    This course is essential for anyone wanting to be an expert in the field of paediatrics.


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Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is the name given to a common but complex biological disorder characterised by excessive inattentiveness, impulsiveness or hyperactivity that significantly impairs a child’s functioning in a number of environments. 

    This course will describe the behaviours associated with AD/HD, diagnostic criteria, and Etiology including educational and family factors. 

    The management programme that appears to have the best chance of success uses a combination of therapeutic approaches. The role of medication will be discussed in detail. Other approaches recommend the education of parents and improved communication between the parents, the treating doctor and the school.

     


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Irritable Baby

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Infantile colic is a term used by many to describe a consistently unsettled baby. But in truth, it is so much more than that. 

    Discover what is a classical clinical presentation, how to diagnosis it and what many causes may be. From protein and carbohydrate intolerance to gastroesophageal reflux and intussusception, you will learn how to identify it, when to refer out.


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Stroke - Controversy of Handling Techniques

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Which is the best way to move or assist stroke patients? Are you still using the ‘pivot’ assisted transfer method? Isn’t that physically dangerous? And if so, what should you do?

    This on-line course looks at the controversy surrounding handling techniques for patients requiring neurological rehabilitation.


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Shoulder Pain in the Sports Person:  Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    In recent years, there have been many advances in the assessment and treatment of shoulder pain. Part one of these on-line courses reviews:

    • the functional anatomy of the shoulder complex;
    • the key features of the clinical history;
    • how to conduct a swift and effective physical examination;
    • investigations;
    • treatment of important shoulder conditions; and
    • the prescription for practical shoulder rehabilitation.

    Part 2 focuses on mechanism of injury, assessment and rehabilitation of the rotator cuff.


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Shoulder Pain in the Sports Person:  Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    In recent years, there have been many advances in the assessment and treatment of shoulder pain. Part one of these on-line courses reviews:

    • the functional anatomy of the shoulder complex;
    • the key features of the clinical history;
    • how to conduct a swift and effective physical examination;
    • investigations;
    • treatment of important shoulder conditions; and
    • the prescription for practical shoulder rehabilitation.

    Part 2 focuses on mechanism of injury, assessment and rehabilitation of the rotator cuff.


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Principles for Shoulder Rehabilitation - Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    These courses are based on the physiology and biomechanics of the shoulder. They provide very effective rehabilitation protocols in terms of return to play. They will assist you to diagnose not only local anatomical lesions, such as rotator cuff tear or Bankart lesion, but also the biomechanical deficits that exist in the shoulder girdle and spine. 

    But that’s not all. Distant disorders such as inflexibilities of hip rotation, short hamstrings, or the stiff back also often contribute to shoulder abnormalities. The course will enable you to make a complete diagnosis and to look beyond the injured tissues to tissues that may be overloaded. 

    You will also learn to detect functional biomechanical deficits as well as the subclinical adaptations that sports people use to try to maintain performance.


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Principles for Shoulder Rehabilitation:  Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    These courses are based on the physiology and biomechanics of the shoulder. They provide very effective rehabilitation protocols in terms of return to play. They will assist you to diagnose not only local anatomical lesions, such as rotator cuff tear or Bankart lesion, but also the biomechanical deficits that exist in the shoulder girdle and spine.

    But that’s not all. Distant disorders such as inflexibilities of hip rotation, short hamstrings, or the stiff back also often contribute to shoulder abnormalities. The course will enable you to make a complete diagnosis and to look beyond the injured tissues to tissues that may be overloaded.

    You will also learn to detect functional biomechanical deficits as well as the subclinical adaptations that sports people use to try to maintain performance.


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A Systematic Review of Interventions to Improve Handwriting

R400.00

3 CEUs

    This systematic review examines the evidence around the interventions required to improve handwriting outcomes in children with handwriting difficulties.


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Evaluation of a home treatment program for cold hypersensitivity using a classical conditioning procedure in patients with hand and arm injuries

R400.00

3 CEUs

    A home treatment program using a classical conditioning procedure to decrease cold hypersensitivity has potential to reduce symptoms.  The purpose of this study was to evaluate a home treatment program for cold hypersensitivity using a classical conditioning procedure in patients who are cold hypersensitive after hand and arm injuries.  These preliminary results suggest that the classical conditioning procedure to treat cold hypersensitivity has potential.


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