9:00 – 9:30 AM EST
Arrival & Sign-in. Coffee provided.

9:30 – 11:30 AM EST
Functional Task Training for Patients with Limb Loss
Using a case study approach, OT and PT presenters will introduce concepts of functional task training for patients with limb loss. An interdisciplinary care model will include intervention and referral ideas for both upper extremity and lower extremity amputation levels. Participants will be encouraged to share their own patient care examples and questions with the group.

11:30 – 1:00 PM EST
Open lunch. Enjoy one of many local restaurants!

1:00 – 2:00 PM EST
Therapy Implications of Prosthetic Socket Design: Direct Socket
This course focus on the latest advancements in prosthetic socket technology and how therapy can be expedited for these patients, with the ultimate goal of improved outcomes. The presentation begins with a review of traditional lower extremity (LE) socket measuring and fitting methods for patients with either transtibial or transfemoral levels of amputation. The rationale and patient selection for the Direct Socket System will be covered as well as general concepts of the fabrication process. Implications for physical therapists will be discussed as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary care with occupational therapists. Communication with prosthetists will be stressed throughout regarding the patient selection process.

2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Therapy Implications of Prosthetic Socket Design: Connect TF
This course will focus on the latest advancements in prosthetic socket technology for patients with lower levels of activity, and how therapy can be expedited for these patients with the ultimate goal of improved outcomes. The presentation begins with a review of traditional lower extremity (LE) socket measuring and fitting methods for patients with transfemoral levels of amputation. The rationale and patient selection for the Connect® TF Socket will be covered as well as general concepts of the fitting process. Implications for physical therapists will be discussed as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary care with occupational therapists. Communication with prosthetists will be stressed throughout regarding the patient selection process.

RSVP: theron.steinke@srtpo.net
*Please include your name, credentials, work setting and which courses you wish to attend.
Can’t stay all day? No problem! Pick and choose which courses you wish to attend!

We are excited to announce our calendar of Free CEU Virtual Inservices for January – March!

*Please note:
– To register for a webinar, please do not reply to this email. Each date has its own registration link listed below.
– Listed course times are all EST.
– CEUs vary by Course, State and PT vs OT. Please read descriptions carefully.
– Some courses are offered more than once in the same day.
– Remember to save your Zoom links in your Outlook/Gmail, etc calendars.

We are excited to announce our calendar of Free CEU Virtual Inservices for April – June!

*Please note:
– To register for a webinar, please do not reply to this email. Each date has its own registration link listed below.
– Listed course times are all EST.
– CEUs vary by Course, State and PT vs OT. Please read descriptions carefully.
– Some courses are offered more than once in the same day.
– Remember to save your Zoom links in your Outlook/Gmail, etc calendars.

Thursday, April 21st
Lower Extremity Prosthetics: Common Components Linked to K-Levels for Best Patient Outcomes
12:00n – 1:00pm EST
Instructor: Renee VanVeld, PT, DPT, Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Kentucky
This 1-hour inservice will define Medicare Functional Levels (i.e. K-levels) for patients with lower extremity limb loss for therapists new to amputee care and those looking for a refresher course. Each level will be linked to common types of prosthetic feet and knees seen on patients at those levels. Implications for early focus of PT/PTA interventions for each level will also be addressed.
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jSItqbuIRgu76pCaPUAiCQ

Thursday, April 21st
Lower Extremity Prosthetics: Common Components Linked to K-Levels for Best Patient Outcomes
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Instructor: Renee VanVeld, PT, DPT, Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Kentucky
This 1-hour inservice will define Medicare Functional Levels (i.e. K-levels) for patients with lower extremity limb loss for therapists new to amputee care and those looking for a refresher course. Each level will be linked to common types of prosthetic feet and knees seen on patients at those levels. Implications for early focus of PT/PTA interventions for each level will also be addressed.
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__pbjx6sYQRWENYTWRxzSCw

Wednesday, May 18th
Overview of Lower Extremity Orthotics
12:00n – 1:00pm EST
Instructors: Matt Roberts, CPO & Renee VanVeld, PT, DPT, Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Kentucky
This 60-minute inservice will provide attendees with guidelines for current evidence-based care of patients with lower extremity orthotic bracing needs and will show the advancements in appropriate lower extremity orthotic technology, the pros and cons of each device, and what will ultimately lead to the optimal outcome for patients. Presenters will discuss a variety of case studies and attendees will learn the benefits of a wide variety of lower extremity orthotics such as AFO’s, KAFO’s, and Hip Abduction Orthotics.
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JPJkeWhbSM2o9R3TAEeSRw

Wednesday, May 25th
Overview of Cervical & Spinal Orthotics
12:00n – 1:00pm EST
Instructors: Matt Roberts, CPO & Renee VanVeld, PT, DPT, Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Kentucky
This 60-minute inservice will provide attendees with guidelines for current evidence-based care of patients with cervical and spinal orthotic bracing needs and will show the advancements in appropriate technology, and the pros and cons of each device, and what will ultimately lead to the optimal outcome for patients. Presenters will discuss a variety of case studies and attendees will learn the benefits of a wide variety of cervical and spinal orthotics such as cervical collars, TLSOs, LSOs and more.
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4IKYdaj6Sey4qQYcUhFvow

Thursday, May 26th
ADL Training for Upper Extremity Amputees
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Instructor: Brooke O’Steen, OTR, Upper Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Occupational Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Kentucky
The research is complete, the ground work has been laid, and your patient has finally reached the milestone of receiving their prosthesis! … Now what? It’s time to hone in on your occupational skills and start brainstorming and problem solving. Train your patient to accomplish their daily tasks and hobbies (both with and without their prosthesis) and regain their independence. Prove to them that anything is possible with teamwork, patience, and a positive attitude.
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f6GFb9doQwGrVjAHTkltPA

Tuesday, June 7th
ADL Training for Lower Extremity Amputees
12:00n – 1:00pm EST
Instructor: Brooke O’Steen, OTR, Upper Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Occupational Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin
1 Free CEU Pending for Occupational Therapists in Kentucky
An Occupational Therapist has an essential role in the overall rehabilitation of a lower extremity amputee, and with adequate documentation, can lead to a financial gain for your practice. Join us for a unique and hands-on session; tackling the most common and challenging occupational issues that lower extremity amputees face such as toileting, dressing, and general home management that physical and occupational therapists can’t typically address with therapy time restrictions. Using a team approach, we can help provide patients of various amputation levels regain their independence in real-life scenarios.
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7j4RXwpcSQOzQJbfNjIYyQ

Looking for more? No problem! If you would like to schedule an in-person or virtual presentation for you and your therapy team, simply contact Theron Steinke.

Free Virtual or In-Person CEU Courses for Occupational Therapists:

  • Upper Extremity Prosthetics: Knowing the Facts & Facing the Fears
  • Body Powered Prosthetics vs Myoelectrics
  • Advancements in Upper Extremity Prosthetic Technology
  • Preparing the Patient for the Prosthetic Process
  • ADL Training for Upper Extremity Amputees
  • ADL Training for Lower Extremity Amputees
  • Partial Hand Prosthetics – Acute & Outpatient Settings
  • Prosthetic Components Linked to K-Levels & Function
  • Targeted Muscle Reinnervation: A Comprehensive Approach

Free Virtual or In-Person CEU Courses for Physical Therapists:

  • Prosthetics: The Puzzle Pieces
  • Prosthetic Suspension Techniques
  • Acute Care Rehab Recommendations for Patients with Amputations
  • Post-Acute Care Rehab Recommendations for Patients with Amputations
  • Amputee Gait Analysis
  • Amputee Gait Interventions
  • Lower Extremity Prosthetics: Common Components Linked to K-Levels for Best Patient Outcomes
  • Components Deeper Dive: K1 & K2 Prosthetic Feet & Knees
  • Components Deeper Dive: K3 & K4 Prosthetic Feet & Knees
  • Overview of Lower Extremity Orthotics
  • Overview of Cervical/Spinal Orthotics

Joint Presentations for both Occupational & Physical Therapists:

  • Advancements in Prosthetic Technology: Options for either Direct Socket System or Connect TF
  • The Prosthetic Process: How OTs & PTs Contribute to Prosthetic Prescription for Best Patient Outcomes
  • Community Reintegration for Patients Living with Limb Loss
  • Functional Task Training for Patients Living with Limb Loss.

    SRT is proud to offer continuing education courses free of charge to hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient therapy clinics, as well as home health and dialysis clinics. Our courses are approved through either INAPTA in Indiana, IOTA in Indiana, WOTA in Wisconsin, WPTA in Wisconsin, KPTA in Kentucky, and KLOTA in Kentucky depending on the course. All courses are also available to Physical and Occupational Therapy Universities. For more information on any of these events or inservices, please contact Theron Steinke, Community Relations, at 419.212.2525 or theron.steinke@srtpo.net*Currently not every course is pre-approved in every state. Contact Theron for details.

All Upper Extremity course are presented by Brooke O’Steen, OTR, Upper Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist. With over 15 years of occupational therapy experience, Brooke is a part of SRT’s Upper Extremity Team and provides one-on-one education to therapists, medical professionals, and patients during their therapy treatment sessions; brainstorming and problem solving to provide optimum patient care. Brooke has been a full-status continuing education provider for Indiana Occupational Therapy Association since 2012 and has presented at over 20 IOTA District Meetings and Conferences. brooke.osteen@srtpo.net

All Lower Extremity prosthetic courses are presented by Renée Van Veld, PT, DPT, Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist. Dr. Van Veld has over 20 years of experience as a physical therapist treating patients with lower extremity amputations.  While continuing direct patient care, she has taught in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the University of Indianapolis for 14 years, managing all aspects of the clinical education program and teaching graduate students about examination of and intervention for patients with amputations.  In her role as Director of Clinical Education, she routinely visited all clinical practice settings and provided continuing education to practicing clinicians.  renee.vanveld@srtpo.net