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Online Physical Therapy

Online Physical Therapy Courses and CEUs for 2022

Ari Ginsberg, PT, DPT, MSIOP

Introduction to the Courses

In 2022, Psychology for the Body is proud to offer approved CEUs for physical therapists and approved CEUs for occupational therapists that are unique and psychology themed. The courses include: 

  • The Science of Bedside Manner and Patient Satisfaction
  • Preventing Burnout in Rehab: For Administrators and Clinicians
  • Let’s Get Ethical: Ethical Boundaries for PTs/OTs
  • Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare: Improve Your Leadership and Communication Skills
  • Grey Ethics in Occupational Therapy  

1. The Science of Bedside Manner and Patient Satisfaction

The Science of Bedside Manner and Patient Satisfaction provides 2 hours of approved CEUs for physical therapists and occupational therapists. It is approved by various organizations including the New York Board of Physical Therapy, the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy, the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, and the American Occupational Therapy Association. The course has several objectives including that audience members will be able to:

  • Develop and improve on empathy skills
  • Identify the link between bedside manner/patient satisfaction and patient outcomes
  • Measure patient satisfaction in a valid and reliable manner
  • Apply social psychology techniques to improve patient satisfaction
  • Integrate organizational strategies to improve patient satisfaction

The course describes the research behind how to improve empathy. It also discusses methods to improve the conveyance of empathy as well as conveying respect and humility. The course theorizes as to the link between bedside manner and patient health outcomes. It also delves into measuring patient satisfaction in a valid and reliable manner. 

A significant portion of the course teaches audience members about cognitive biases and how to utilize the to better connect with patients. Finally, strategies are offered for administrators to optimize patient satisfaction within their organization.

2. Preventing Burnout in Rehab: For Administrators and Clinicians

Preventing Burnout in Rehab: For Administrators and Clinicians provides 2 hours of approved CEUs for physical therapists and occupational therapists. It is approved by various organizations including the New York Board of Physical Therapy, the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy, the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, and the American Occupational Therapy Association. 

The course has several objectives including that audience members will be able to:

  • Identify the causes of rehab burnout
  • Recognize the signs of rehab burnout
  • Apply strategies to reduce rehab burnout as an administrator
  • Apply strategies to reduce rehab burnout as a clinician

The course instructs rehab administrators and clinicians on the unique causes of burnout in the world of rehab as well as recognizing the signs of burnout amongst rehab clinicians. The goal is to utilize this knowledge to reduce or prevent burnout in the world of rehab. 

The second half of the course is dedicated to teaching rehab administrators and clinicians’ strategies to reduce or prevent burnout. The strategies offered are based on research and psychology insights.

3. Let’ Get Ethical: Ethical Boundaries for PTs/OTs

Let’ Get Ethical: Ethical Boundaries for PTs/OTs provides 2.5 hours of approved CEUs for physical therapists and occupational therapists. It is approved by various organizations including the New York Board of Physical Therapy, the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy, the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, and the American Occupational Therapy Association. The course has several objectives including that audience members will be able to:

  • Define ethics and the code of ethics of both the APTA and AOTA in order to practice in an ethical manner
  • Analyze the boundaries of ethical principles for physical and occupational therapists in order to resolve ethical dilemmas in professional practice
  • Apply the APTA ethical principles to rehab as evidenced through answering case study questions
  • Apply the AOTA ethical principles to rehab as evidenced through answering case study questions

The course takes a unique approach to ethics, one that is based on moral psychology. According to psychologists, morality is determined by intuition first, and reasoning second. This is especially true regarding ethical dilemmas that don’t have clear guidance. There are many ethical dilemmas that emerge in physical and occupational therapy practice. The APTA Code of Ethics and AOTA Code of Ethics both provide ethical principles that dictate ethical practice for physical and occupational therapists.

However, just as with every ethical system, many holes exist that demand intuition. This physical therapy courses offers situations that commonly occur in physical and occupational therapy practice. It asks audience members to explore their intuition in ethics and then to debate others as to whether their decision is correct. Being aware of out intuition and others in physical and occupational therapy helps clinicians be less judgmental and more open minded to others’ intuition.

4. Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare: Improve Your Leadership and Communication Skills

Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare: Improve Your Leadership and Communication Skills provides 2 hours of approved CEUs for physical therapists and occupational therapists. It is approved by various organizations including the New York Board of Physical Therapy, pending approval by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy courses , and the American Occupational Therapy Association. The course has several objectives including that audience members will be able to:

  • Define emotional intelligence
  • Develop emotional intelligence skills
  • Apply emotional intelligence skills in healthcare
  • Define leadership and various leadership styles
  • Identify successful leadership styles in healthcare
  • Implement effective leadership communication strategies in healthcare

The course explores the definition of emotional intelligence and how emotional intelligence can be developed and improved upon through techniques and strategies.

5. Grey Ethics in Occupational Therapy

The course is a 1-hour version of Let’s Get Ethical: Ethical Boundaries for PTs/OTs. It is approved for CEUs by the American Occupational Therapy Association. It speaks about the ethical challenges occupational therapists face and how an intuition first and reasoning second methodology is useful in resolving ethical dilemmas.

NJ and Ohio Physical Therapy Courses

NJ and Ohio are unique in that they require individual approval for each physical therapy CEU course. Many states accept CEU credit from a course that has been previously approved by another state board of physical therapy, but NJ and Ohio do not. To be approved as an online physical therapy CEU course in Ohio, the course needs to be reviewed by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association. Currently, 3 courses in the Psychology for the Body course catalog are approved Ohio physical therapy courses.

The Future is Bright in 2022

Aside from the current courses, several other speakers are developing CEU courses to be included in the Psychology for the Body course catalog. Future courses will be added to the current topics in the catalog. It is essential that rehab professionals are offered multiple perspectives on these topics. physical therapy courses will be approved for CEUs by the New York Board of Physical Therapy and the American Occupational Therapy Association. 

Additionally, many courses will be approved Ohio physical therapy courses as many will be submitted for approval by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association.

Conclusion

If you are looking for some different rehab CEU courses, check out the amazing courses at Psychology for the Body. Many past registrants have commented that they have never experienced courses like the ones at Psychology for the Body. We pride ourselves on taking a non-traditional path. Most CEU organizations for physical and occupational therapists focus on manual or clinical skills

However, the topics discussed by Psychology for the Body are equally or more important. For example, what truly differentiates one physical therapist or occupational therapist from another is not clinical skills, it is bedside manner skills. Patient satisfaction produces greater follow through and patient retention. You can have the best manual skills, but if your patient skips out on a visit, they won’t improve. 

Burnout is a huge issue in rehab resulting in high turnover rates and poor patient care. If a rehab clinician is disengaged due to burnout, they will not be able to treat patients with the necessary energy and compassion. Leadership is also critical in that physical and occupational therapists who have better leaders, have greater job satisfaction and lower burnout rates. 

Last, ethics is taught by other CEU companies, but not in the way it is taught by Psychology for the Body. Most ethics CEU courses for physical and occupational therapists involve a speaker lecturing audience member what is right and what is wrong. The psychological approach assumes that in grey areas there is often no right or wrong. It is our diversity of intuitions that decide one course of action is ethical for a certain clinician and unethical for another clinician,physical therapy courses.

In Conclusion, Psychology for the Body will be expanding in 2022, and will continue to provide unique educational opportunities for physical and occupational therapists. Additionally, Psychology for the Body now offers coaching packages for individuals and organizations. Also, there is a new program for PTs and OTs who want to learn and be coached through the process of creating a CEU course. We look forward to hearing from you and are confident that you will be impressed by the Psychology for the Body difference. Have a great day


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Let's Get Ethical: Ethical Boundaries for PTs/OTs

A 2.5 hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – # 02517 

NY Board of Physical Therapy

The Ohio Physical Therapy Association # 21S2571

The NJ Board of PT # 2110-14

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IA, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS,

MT, NC, ND, NH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

due to recognition of approval from another state chapter of the APTA (Ohio PTA)

or another state board of PT (NY, NJ)

Objectives to facilitate clinician ethical practice

 

1. Define ethics and the Code of Ethics of the APTA/AOTA to practice in an ethical manner

2. Analyze the boundaries of ethical priniciples for PTs/OTs to solve ethical dilemmas

3. Apply APTA ethical principles to professional practice through case studies

4. Apply AOTA ethical principles to professional practice through case studies

A posttest/survey will be give after live and on-demand webinars. After purchasing an on-demand webinar you will be redirected to a webpage with the webinar and posttest links. A CE certificate will be emailed following posttest completion

Optimizing the Patient Experience

A 1 hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – #02034

NY Board of Physical Therapy

Pending Approval by the NJ Board of PT – 2022 – 2024

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ CO, GA, IA, IL, KS, NC, NE, NH, ND, NM, OR, SC, WA, WI

Objectives related to professional development

1) Identify the components of bedside manner/ patient satisfaction and their link to healthcare outcomes

2) Apply strategies using social psychology to optimize the patient experience

3) Implement an organizational approach to improve patient satisfaction scores

A posttest/survey will be given following live and on-demand webinars. After purchasing the on-demand webinar you will be redirected to a webpage with the webinar and posttest links A CE certificate will be emailed following posttest completion

Improving Patient Adherence to Home Exercise Programs

 1 hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – #02036

NY Board of Physical Therapy

The NJ Board of PT # 2111-80

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ CO, GA, IA, IL, KS, NC, NE, NH, ND, NM, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI

Objectives to facilitate patient/client goal achievement

1. Identify the benefits of home exercise programs

2) Define differing theories of motivation/influence

3) Apply social psychology to HEP prescription/plan

A posttest/survey will be given following live and on-demand webinars. After purchasing an on-demand webinar you will be redirected to a webpage with the webinar and posttest links. A CE certificate will be emailed following posttest completion

The Science of Bedside Manner and Patient Satisfaction

A 2 hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – #02037

NY Board of Physical Therapy

Ohio Physical Therapy Association # 21S2565

The NJ Board of PT # 2110-15

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IA, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS,

MT, NC, ND, NH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

due to recognition of approval from another state chapter of the APTA (Ohio PTA)

or another state board of PT (NJ, NY)

Objectives to facilitate patient/client goal achievement

1. Develop and improve empathy skills

2. Identify the link between bedside manner/patient satisfaction and health outcomes

3. Measure patient satisfaction in a valid/reliable manner

4. Apply social psychology techniques to improve patient satisfaction

5) Integrate organizational strategies to improve patient satisfaction scores

A posttest/survey will be give after live and on-demand webinars. After purchasing an on-demand webinar you will be redirected to a webpage with the webinar and posttest links. A CE certificate will be emailed following posttest completion

Effective Leadership and Communication in Rehab

A 1 hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – #02299

NY Board of Physical Therapy

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ CO, GA, IA, IL, KS, NC, NE, NH, ND, NM, OR, SC, WA, WI

Objectives related to professional development

 

1. Define leadership and various leadership styles

2. Identify successful leadership styles in healthcare/rehab

3. Implement effective leadership communication strategies in rehab

A posttest/survey will be given after live and on-demand webinars. After purchasing an on-demand webinar you will be redirected to a webpage with the webinar and posttest links. A CE certificate will be emailed following posttest completion

The New World of Rehab: Addressing Burnout

A 1-hour webinar approved for CEUs by the

AOTA – #02035

NY Board of Physical Therapy

Meets Requirements for PTs/PTAs in:

AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IA, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS,

MT, NC, ND, NH, OR, RI, SC, SD, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

due to recognition by another state board of PT (NY)

Objectives related to professional development

 

1. Identify the causes of rehab burnout

2. Recognize the signs of rehab burnout

3. Apply strategies to prevent/reduce rehab burnout

A posttest/survey will be given after live and on-demand webinars. After on-demand purchase you will be redirected to a webpage with the video link/posttest link. A CEU certificate will be emailed following post-test completion