Training Course Syllabus:
Therapeutic Modalities: An Evidence-Based Approach - Healthcare Seminar
Clinically-Proven Therapeutic Modalities.
Rock-Solid Reimbursement Documentation.
Referring physicians routinely request modalities based on antiquated
"cook-book" protocols and anecdotal evidence, ordering modalities shown to be
ineffective and/or contraindicated by current literature. Patients and
researchers alike have responded critically to this inefficient pattern,
questioning the purpose, effect, and anticipated outcome of therapeutic
modalities used in interventions, and often finding the therapeutic modalities
applied by providers to be clinically irrelevant. Following this trend,
secondary payers now increasingly question rehabilitation professionals' use of
therapeutic modalities, especially in the efficacy of their use and
reimbursement for these services.
Practicing clinicians must break the cycle and move away from the shotgun
approach to utilizing modalities in clinical practice, focusing instead on
achieving and documenting positive outcomes for patients. This clinically
relevant one-day seminar will expand the practitioner's knowledge of current
literature both supporting and refuting the effects of commonly used therapeutic
modalities. Application suggestions for therapeutic modalities as they relate to
specific pathologies will be discussed and multiple lab components focusing on
the application of each modality will enhance participants' comfort and skill
level when performing the treatment on patients. Participants will return to
practice able to confidently choose and apply the most appropriate therapeutic
modality for a given pathology, as well as defend their choice to patients,
physicians, and secondary payers.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Evaluate the merit and validity of the
literature addressing therapeutic modalities
- Apply modalities commonly used in clinical
- Identify the appropriate therapeutic modality,
including technical set-up, for specific pathologies
- Enhance documentation and justify the need for
therapeutic modalities to secondary payers
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
JON DeBORD, MS, PT, ATC, SCS, is a
licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer with over 17 years of
experience in orthopedic rehabilitation. Mr. DeBord is the owner and director of
Kewanee Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists, operating three outpatient
clinics in Kewanee, Galva, and Wyoming, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of
Science in Physical Therapy from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and his
Master of Science in Athletic Training from Rocky Mountain University of Health
Professions in Provo, Utah. Mr. DeBord is not only a Board Certified Clinical
Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, he is also an active member of both the
American Physical Therapy Association and the National Athletic Trainer's
Association, an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor, and a certified Examiner by
the National Athletic Trainer's Board of Certification. Mr. DeBord is active in
sports-medicine outreach, providing significant community and professional
education in the areas of sports medicine and orthopedic injuries and
rehabilitation. His extensive experience treating patients across the spectrum
of age, diagnosis, and disability in an outpatient setting has earned Mr. DeBord
invitations to write examination items for the American Board of Physical
Therapy Specialties' Specialization Academy of Content Experts and speak at
Bradley University, The Great Lakes Athletic Training Association winter
meeting, and many other events.
Great presentation of practical information that we
can take and use in the clinic/classroom tomorrow!
Jason Hamilton, PT Fenton, MI
Great course: very practical application and excellent supporting research.
Paula Noll, PT Ft. Wayne, IN
Awesome course! Great review of all modalities and he was able to make it fit
any patient care load.
Christina Rice, PT Columbia, IN
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapy Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Athletic Trainers
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved
Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for .8 AOTA CEUs. The
assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content,
products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate,
Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
This educational offering qualifies for 8 continuing education hours as required
by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to
offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved
Provider # P3097 8 CEUs will be awarded.
SEMINAR CLASS TIMES:
Seminar Check-in 7:30 AM Seminar Class Time 8:00 AM
- 3:30 PM