Biofeedback 101

by Heather Miadowicz, MPT, BCIAC

Objectives:
The goal of this module is to provide physical therapists, athletic trainers, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators and nurses with information regarding history and common forms of biofeedback, initial assessment and treatment plan for the biofeedback patient, stress management strategies and disorders frequently treated using biofeedback. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:

  • Explain the correlation between stress and illness, as well as relaxation techniques for stress management
  • Describe the basic set-up and application of the most common methods of biofeedback
  • Identify three common ailments treated using biofeedback

This course is FREE of charge courtesy of Gannett Healthcare Group and the Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness until July 31, 2015.

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Free Online Course: Getting a Grip on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Getting a Grip on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Getting a Grip on Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis is an educational program designed to help health care providers:

  • recognize rheumatoid arthritis, how it affects the joints/body, the impact it may have on the life of their patients;
  • better support their patients to learn new management and coping techniques for all aspects of the disease resulting in more active involvement in their care; and
  • summarize how taking a more active role in managing their patient’s arthritis can significantly improve the patient’s quality of life.

Click here to register for this free online course.

Source: MDcme.ca

Free Online Course: Getting a GRIP on Osteoarthritis

Getting a Grip on Arthritis: Osteoarthritis

Getting a Grip on Arthritis: Osteoarthritis is an educational program designed to help health care providers:

  • recognize osteoarthritis, how it affects the joints and body, and the impact it may have on the life of their patients;
  • better support their patients to learn new management and coping techniques for all aspects of the disease resulting in more active involvement in their care; and
  • summarize how taking a more active role in managing their patient’s arthritis can significantly improve the patient’s quality of life.

While this module focuses on aspects of arthritis care from the perspective of Canadian family physicians, also emphasized is the role and importance of the primary care team in the arthritis care continuum. This module’s content may therefore be relevant for a variety of health professionals. You may elect to explore all content provided or, in the event that a component is outside your scope of practice, you may elect to skip it and move on to the next step in a case.

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Understanding Distal Radius Fractures

by Hildy D. Reich, PT,CHT and Lori McKim LeBlanc, OTR, CHT

Objectives:
The goal of this course is to provide therapists with information regarding the epidemiology, relevant anatomy, bony healing process, and complications associated with extra-articular distal radius fractures so that a successful rehabilitation program can be instituted. After you study the information here, you will be able to —

  • List three risk factors for developing a distal radius fracture.
  • Describe appropriate treatments through the various stages of bone healing.
  • Recognize three complications of a distal radius fracture.

This course has been made available for FREE for until December 31, 2014.

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