This course will review the application, physiology, and evidence behind the use of ultrasound as a therapeutic intervention. Indications, contraindications, and precautions will be examined as well as the evidence base that supports the appropriate use of ultrasound.
Please note: This course is also offered in a series of recordings titled "Series on Modalities: Thermal Therapy and Ultrasound", course 1798 which is offered for AOTA/0.4 and NBCOT/5.0.
This course is part of the “Hand and Upper Extremity Review Series.”
This course is also part of our Hand Therapy Review Series. This content would fall under the "Upper Extremity Fundamentals" topic area for the CHT examination.
Course created on April 15, 2013
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Advanced, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; 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 #20-392993; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Advanced
- Identify the operational parameters of your own clinical ultrasound machine.
- Summarize the evidence base for the appropriate use of ultrasound.
- List the thermal and non-thermal effects of ultrasound.
- Identify safety concerns related to use of therapeutic ultrasound.
|0-15 Minutes||Overview of Therapeutic Ultrasound|
|15-45 Minutes||Physiology of Ultrasound|
|45-60 Minutes||Indications and contraindications|
|60-90 Minutes||Appropriate use of US in the clinic|
|90-105 Minutes||Evidence based application|
|105-115 Minutes||Case studies|
|115-120 Minutes||Question & Answer|
Andrew Starsky, PhD, PT
Andrew Starsky earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree from Marquette University in 1992. After practicing in the engineering field for 3 years, he returned to Marquette and received a Masters of Physical Therapy degree in 1998. While working full time, he starting to pursue a terminal degree in Biomedical Engineering and received his Ph.D. in 2007. He has been part of the adjunct faculty since 1999 and became a full time Clinical Assistant Professor in 2005. Andrew teaches the didactic portion of the DPT program in the 5th and 6th years. He lives in Mequon with his wife and 4 kids and is an active participant in ultramarathons, Nordic ski races, and adventure races.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.2 CEUs (Advanced level, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 2.0 hours, Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
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