Live Webinar for Therapists. Complete one session for 2.5 contact hours (0.25 CEUs).
June 15, 2021
6:45 pm EST • 5:45 pm CST • 4:45 pm MST • 3:45 pm PST (US)
Survivors of moderate/severe COVID report a myriad of symptoms that persist for weeks and months after recovery. These patients are called “long-haulers” (Chronic COVID Syndrome (CCS)). This webinar will focus on COVID survivors who are medically stable, but surprisingly not returning quickly to their pre-morbid health status and/or pre-morbid activity levels. The speaker will present a multi-system approach to determine these patients’ short-term and potential long-term physical problems especially as they relate to core stability and breathing mechanics. The speaker will present a contextual model of postural control (soda-pop can model) to assist therapists in anticipating potential problems of long-haulers’ trajectory of recovery. Suggested treatment and robust discussions will be included throughout the course.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Present a brief overview of COVID-19 and indicate how the disease might adversely affect physical function in the post-acute phase.
- Describe the framework of a multi-system differential diagnosis of CCS patients (Chronic COVID syndrome), otherwise known as long-haulers, to determine possible underlying causes of persistent physical problems.
- Suggest early and late rehabilitation ideas looking at possible multi-system reactions to the disease: cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, internal organs.
- Demonstrate how breathing and moving can be intentionally used together to improve breathing efficiency especially for COVID survivors who have residual pulmonary problems and fatigue.
PTs, OTs, SLPs, and other clinicians working with COVID-19 patients.
Dr. Massery received her BS in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 1977, her DPT from the University of the Pacific in 2004 and her DSc from Rocky Mountain University in 2011. Her publications and interests focus on linking motor behaviors to breathing and/or postural mechanics in both pediatric and adult patient populations. Dr. Massery has been invited to give over 900 professional presentations in all 50 US states and in 18 countries worldwide, including more than 100 presentations for the American Physical Therapy Association. Mary’s research pioneered the concept of managing trunk pressures as a new way to visualize core stabilization. She has delivered keynote and major addresses on topics such as cystic fibrosis and posture, pectus excavatum (chest deformities), connections between posture & breathing, and PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation).
Mary has received national awards from the APTA, including its highest clinical award, The Florence Kendall Practice Award, honoring “one’s outstanding and enduring contributions to the practice of physical therapy." She has been honored as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year by each of her 3 universities. She was also awarded Northwestern University’s Alumnae Research Achievement Award. Mary continues to maintain a private practice in Chicago, specializing in breathing and postural dysfunction.
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This course meets the criteria for 2.5 contact hours (0.25) CEUs, Intermediate Level.
Most Physical Therapy State Boards accept webinars as a live offering. Please check with your state board to confirm.
Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 3 continuing education contact hours.
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Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY and TX.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY.
The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 2.5 contact hours (0.25 CEUs) - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
NBCOT professional development provider for 2.5 PDUs.
Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker 2.5 hours. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
2.5 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification.
This course is offered for up to 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
This program has been submitted for approval of 2.5 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX Speech Language-Hearing-Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
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