SRT is excited to announce our calendar of Free CEU Virtual Inservices this Winter!

*Please note:
– To register for an inservice, please do not reply to this email. Each date has its own registration link listed below.
– Some course topics are offered more than once on the same day.
– Listed course times are all EST.
– CEUs vary by course, state and PT vs OT.
– Please ensure that you are able to attend each inservice that you register for as we often and quickly reach our capacity. Should you be prompted that a course is already full, please email theron.steinke@srtpo.net to be placed on a waiting list.

Wednesday, January 13th
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Upper Extremity Body Powered vs Myoelectrics
Instructor: Brooke O’Steen, OTR, Upper Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Occupational Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Illinois
Light and durable, a body powered prosthesis may be an option for your patient. Learn about the different types of harnesses, cables, as well as placement strategies and tension settings of the terminal device. Learn the scapular stability your patient will need to operate the prosthesis, and if your patient is appropriate for a hook or possible alternative. In contrast, Myoelectrics are the most natural and functional prosthesis available, using the patient’s muscle to control the hand, elbow or both. Learn about the myo-site testing, strength of EMG signals, programming, wrist rotators, single vs dual sites, and which terminal device works best. It may sound intimidating, but with a team approach, you can provide your patient with optimal care with your new skill set. In this course, we will compare these two approaches and discover what is best for your patient!

Click Here to Register for January 13th!

Wednesday, January 20th
12:00n – 1:00pm EST
Acute Care Rehab Recommendations for Patients with Limb Loss
Instructor: Renee Van Veld, PT, DPT, Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Illinois
This 50-minute continuing education course will provide attendees with guidelines for current evidence-based care of patients with lower extremity limb loss in the acute care setting.  Information will include post-operative edema management, phantom limb pain/sensation, preferred patient positioning, and ways to promote positive post-discharge outcomes.  Presenter will cover content applicable to both PT/PTA and OT/COTA rehabilitation processes as appropriate, determined by attendees.

Click Here to Register for January 20th!

Wednesday, January 20th
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Acute Care Rehab Recommendations for Patients with Limb Loss
Instructor: Renee Van Veld, PT, DPT, Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Illinois
This 50-minute continuing education course will provide attendees with guidelines for current evidence-based care of patients with lower extremity limb loss in the acute care setting.  Information will include post-operative edema management, phantom limb pain/sensation, preferred patient positioning, and ways to promote positive post-discharge outcomes.  Presenter will cover content applicable to both PT/PTA and OT/COTA rehabilitation processes as appropriate, determined by attendees.

Click here to Register for January 20th!

Monday, January 25th
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation: A Comprehensive Approach
Instructor: Brooke O’Steen, OTR, Upper Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Occupational Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Illinois
Learn about the latest advancements in upper extremity technology and surgical procedures as well as the OT’s role in ensuring the best fit for your patient! This course covers the basic knowledge that an Occupational Therapist needs to know when treating an upper extremity amputee who has undergone the TMR (Targeted Muscle Reinnervation) surgery. Discover what the parameters are for your patient to be a candidate, the overall timeline, and therapeutic strategies to achieve the best outcome possible for this very advanced procedure.

Click Here to Register for January 25th!

Wednesday, February 10th
12:00n – 1:00pm EST
Overview of Lower Extremity Orthotics
Instructed by SRT’s Team of Certified Orthotists
1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Illinois
This 50-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.

Click Here to Register for February 10th!

 

Wednesday, February 10th
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Overview of Lower Extremity Orthotics
Instructed by SRT’s Team of Certified Orthotists
1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Illinois
This 50-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.

Click Here to Register for February 10th!

 

Tuesday, February 16th
12:00n – 1:00pm EST
Therapy Implications of New Lower Extremity Prosthetic Socket Design: Direct Socket System
Instructors: Brooke O’Steen, OTR & Renee Van Veld, PT, DPT – Upper & Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialists
1 Free CEU for Physical and Occupational Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Illinois
This 60-minute inservice will 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.

Click Here to Register for February 16th!

Friday, February 19th
12:00n – 1:00pm EST
Therapy Implications of New Lower Extremity Prosthetic Socket Design: Connect ® TF Socket
Instructors: Brooke O’Steen, OTR & Renee Van Veld, PT, DPT – Upper & Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialists
1 Free CEU for Physical and Occupational Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Illinois
This 60-minute inservice 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.

Click Here to Register for February 19th!

Wednesday, February 24th
12:00n – 1:00pm EST
Overview of Cervical & Spinal Orthotics
Instructed by SRT’s Team of Certified Orthotists
1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Illinois
This 50-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.

Click Here to Register for February 24th!

 

Wednesday, February 24th
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Overview of Cervical & Spinal Orthotics
Instructed by SRT’s Team of Certified Orthotists
1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Illinois
This 50-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.

Click Here to Register for February 24th!

 Wednesday, March 10th
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Therapy Implications of New Lower Extremity Prosthetic Socket Design: Direct Socket System
Instructors: Brooke O’Steen, OTR & Renee Van Veld, PT, DPT – Upper & Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialists
1 Free CEU for Physical and Occupational Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Illinois
This 60-minute inservice will 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.

Click Here to Register for March 10th!

Thursday, March 11th
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Therapy Implications of New Lower Extremity Prosthetic Socket Design: Connect ® TF Socket
Instructors: Brooke O’Steen, OTR & Renee Van Veld, PT, DPT – Upper & Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialists
1 Free CEU for Physical and Occupational Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Illinois
This 60-minute inservice 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.

Click Here to Register for March 11th!

Looking for More? No problem! If you would like to schedule a virtual presentation for you and your therapy team, simply contact Theron Steinke.

Free Virtual CEU Courses for Occupational Therapists:

  • Basics of Upper Extremity Prosthetics
  • Body Powered Prosthetics
  • Myoelectrics
  • Advancements in Technology
  • Preparing the Patient for the Prosthetic Process
  • ADLs for Upper Extremity Amputees
  • ADLs for Lower Extremity Amputees and the OT’s Role
  • Partial Hand Prosthetics – Acute & Outpatient Settings
  • Targeted Muscle Reinnervation: A Comprehensive Approach

Free Virtual CEU Courses for Physical Therapists:

  • Basics of Lower Extremity Prosthetics
  • Prosthetic Suspension Techniques
  • Acute Care Rehab for Patients with Amputations
  • Post-Acute Care Rehab for Patients with Amputations
  • Prosthetic Gait Analysis
  • Lower Extremity Prosthetics: Common Components Linked to K-Levels for Best Patient Outcomes
  • 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

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, IPTA in Illinois, and WPTA in Wisconsin, 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.  In addition, she has experience in producing peer-reviewed presentations on the regional and national level, as well as peer-reviewed research publications. Dr. Van Veld is utilizing her extensive education experience to instruct clinicians in best practice management of patients with amputations.  Concurrently, she is expanding her student teaching to include DPT students at other university doctoral programs in Indiana. renee.vanveld@srtpo.net

SRT is also available for presentations at Physical & Occupational Therapy Universities:

Education Universities