Therapeutic modalities are often part of a comprehensive treatment use by therapists. This three-part series will provide an evidence-based review of common modalities used by healthcare professionals. Part 1 of this series will discuss thermal modalities.
Course created on September 23, 2020
Course Type: Video, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, 00570; CE Broker/2.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-716243; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Intermediate, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss the scientific and physiological principles behind cryotherapy and thermotherapy modalities.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss best practices for administering these modalities for different musculoskeletal conditions.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss indications, precautions, contraindications, and adverse events for the modalities discussed.
|5-10 Minutes||Science: Modes of Heat Transfer|
|10-30 Minutes||Cryotherapy: Physiological Effects, Indications, Precautions, Contraindications, and Adverse Effects|
|30-50 Minutes||Cryotherapy Treatment Parameters and Application Techniques; Documentation|
|50-75 Minutes||Thermotherapy: Physiological Effects, Indications, Precautions, Contraindications, and Adverse Effects|
|75-90 Minutes||Thermotherapy Treatment Parameters and Application Techniques; Documentation|
|90-105 Minutes||Diathermy: Physiological Effects, Indications, Precautions, Contraindications, and Adverse Effects|
|105-115 Minutes||Diathermy Application Techniques; Documentation|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary; Q and A|
PhD, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Dr. Scott Cheatham is an Associate Professor in the Division of Kinesiology at California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. He is the owner of Sports Medicine Alliance (SMA). Dr. Cheatham received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physical Therapy. Dr. Cheatham is a Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist (OCS) and a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). He also holds several fitness certifications and is a certified ergonomic specialist.
Dr. Cheatham is a national presenter for various organizations and has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, textbook chapters, and several home study courses on the topics of orthopedics, health & fitness, and sports medicine. Dr. Cheatham’s professional responsibilities include being an associate editor for the NSCA Strength and Conditioning Journal, Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, and a manuscript reviewer for several other peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Cheatham is an education and research consultant for various health and fitness organizations. His research interests include myofascial interventions and the efficacy of interventions for various musculoskeletal pathologies. His current clinical practice includes sports medicine services, general orthopedics, and sports-performance training.
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