Enhanced Training

Finding the cost-effective expertise to enhance your facility’s education is a daunting task.  Limited budgets, time constraints of staff, and reliable sources are barriers that are difficult to overcome.  Rehab Essentials works with facilities across the world to provide international experts in their content field.  Our courses provide the educational materials necessary to enhance your staff’s foundational knowledge to improve client outcomes.


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Rehab Sciences Course Offerings

Basic EKG Interpretation
This course is designed to acquaint the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant with basic knowledge regarding monitoring of heart rate, rhythm and common dysrhythmias utilizing an electrocardiogram (EKG). EKG alterations during myocardial ischemia and infarction will be covered. Differentiation of the EKG alterations and dysrhythmia's will be categorized into non-threatening, potentially dangerous or life-threatening events. Correlation to hemodynamic changes e.g. pulse palpation, arterial line, Swan-Ganz catheter and heart sounds will also be covered. EKG's will be presented relevant to various patient populations. Read More
Business and Marketing
Dr DeRosa's Business and Marketing course is a comprehensive analysis at those factors influencing physical therapy economics and those organizational and management principles, which impact the ethical and legal aspects of health care delivery. Read More
Differential Diagnosis: Screening for Medical Disorders
Dr Boissonnault will explore the therapist’s role as an interdependent practitioner working within a collaborative medical model. Read More
Documentation, Coding, Payment, and Compliance: Managing for Success in the Outpatient Physical Therapy Environment
This 16 hour module will present to the physical therapy clinical doctoral learner methods to remain current in issues related to the documentation, coding, billing, and payment, for physical therapy services in all outpatient settings. Read More
Foundations in Population Health
This course provides an introduction to Population Health Management and builds the context for the essential role that multi-faceted, scale-able health promotion and prevention interventions play in achieving sustainable, value-based health outcomes at national and global levels. Read More
Implementation of Therapeutic Modalities in Contemporary Physical Therapy Practice: An Evidence-Supported and Practical Clinical Approach
The purpose of this course is to facilitate learning of fundamental principles associated with the use therapeutic modalities as they apply to the clinical practice of physical therapy. This will be accomplished via a series of self-directed learning modules designed to enhance clinical decision making which guides the appropriate use of therapeutic modalities as well as best-practice approaches for their utilization. Read More
Implementing Value Based System Change in Rehabilitation
This course describes the conceptual shift needed for the profession of Physical Therapy (PT) in order to remain at the leading edge of our data driven health care environment and the need to meet the Institute for Health Improvement’s (IHI) “Triple Aim”.​ Read More
Legal and Ethical Issues for PT's: Considerations in Risk Management
​This course provides the physical therapist clinical doctoral learner with foundational information as to legal, ethical and administrative decision-making processes regarding issues often encountered in clinical practice. Read More
Management of Patients with Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders
This course is designed to expose physical therapists and physical therapy students to the examination and treatment of patients or clients with primary or secondary cardiovascular and/or pulmonary disorders. Read More
Management of Patients with Integumentary Disorders
This course is a general foundation in examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, interventions and outcomes for persons with various types of wounds will be provided. Read More
Management of Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders
This course will provide the PT clinical doctoral learner strategies for incorporating evidence based practice and utilization of knowledge learned in previous courses for the management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders.​ Read More
Medical Imaging in Rehabilitation
The purpose of this medical imaging course is to provide the physical therapy clinical doctoral learner with the tools needed to interpret and apply specialized medical imaging information to the rehabilitation patient. Musculoskeletal imaging is emphasized. Read More
Pain: A Primer on Pain for the Practicing Physical Therapist
Pain is a common complaint and one of the most frequent reasons people seek healthcare. The person training to be a clinician or the practicing clinician can grow frustrated with management of pain because traditional instruction falls short on providing an adequate understanding of pain. The overall goal of this primer is to supplement traditional instruction by providing content that allows the individual that completes this primer to gain a “transformed understanding” of pain consistent with Institute of Medicine guidelines. Primer content will emphasize examples in musculoskeletal pain from selected studies reported in the peer-review literature. Musculoskeletal pain was selected as the core of this primer because of its overall prevalence and high societal impact. Read More
Pharmacology in Rehabilitation
This course will present the primary drug classes and the physiologic basis of their action. Drugs will be grouped according to their general effects and the type of disorders they are routinely used to treat. Special emphasis will be placed on drugs that are commonly used to treat people receiving physical therapy. This course will likewise address how drug therapy interacts with physical therapy, and how drugs can exert beneficial effects as well as adverse side effects that impact on rehabilitation. Read More
Pharmacology in Rehabilitation: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medications
This content area addresses drugs that affect the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. Cardiovascular medications are grouped according to their primary mechanism of action, and will include the diuretics, beta blockers, vasodilators, ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, nitrates, and digitalis glycosides. Drugs used to control coagulation disorders will then be addressed, followed by the pharmacologic management of hyperlipidemias. This course then discusses pulmonary medications, such as drugs used to control respiratory irritation and secretions (antitussives, decongestants, mucolytics, expectorants, antihistamines), drugs that promote bronchodilation (beta agonists, xanthines, anticholinergics), and drugs that decrease airway inflammation (glucocorticoids, cromones, leukotriene modifiers). This content area concludes with a survey of endocrine pharmacology, focusing on drug management of diabetes mellitus, androgens, female hormones, and thyroid disorders. Read More
Pharmacology in Rehabilitation: Geriatric Pharmacology
This content area addresses geriatric pharmacology, and focuses on specific groups of medications that are administered commonly to older adults. Issues relevant to geriatric pharmacology will be discussed first, with particular emphasis on why drug effects and adverse reactions are often different in older patients compared to younger individuals. This content area concludes with a survey of cancer chemotherapy. Read More
Pharmacology in Rehabilitation: Musculoskeletal Medications
This content area addresses drugs that affect the musculoskeletal system. Medications used to treat pain and inflammation will be discussed first, with particular emphasis on analgesic and anti-inflammatory applications seen routinely in physical rehabilitation. Drugs used to control skeletal muscle hyperexcitability and treat muscle spasms and spasticity will then be addressed. Implications of general anesthetics and local anesthetics are discussed, focusing on their use in surgical, postsurgical, and other clinical situations. This content area concludes with a summary of how specific medications can help improve function and reduce disability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. Read More
Pharmacology in Rehabilitation: Neuromuscular Medications
This content area addresses drugs that affect specific neuromuscular disorders. Drugs used to control seizures will be addressed, followed by a discussion of medications that can improve motor function in patients with Parkinson disease. This content area concludes with psychotropic medications used to treat conditions such as anxiety, depression, psychosis, and dementia. Read More

I enjoyed the “learn as you go” format that allowed me to study at my own pace and review material as needed.

Doug Hoeck
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