We are excited to announce our calendar of Free CEU Virtual Inservices in October – December!

*Please note:
– To register for an inservice, 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.
– Remember to save your Zoom links in your Outlook/Gmail, etc calendars.

Tuesday, October 26th
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Advancements in Upper Extremity Prosthetic Technology
Level: Introductory
Instructor: Brooke O’Steen, OTR, Upper Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
– 1 Free CEU for Occupational Therapists in Indiana, Illinois & Wisconsin
– (Pending submission approval) 1 Free CEU for Occupational Therapists in Kentucky
Learn about the latest advancements in upper extremity technology and surgical procedures and how they equate to function and outcomes. This course covers the latest in multi-articulating hands, and advanced programs such as Targeted Muscle Reinnervation, Pattern Recognition, Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interface, and Osseointegration, along with the OT’s role in ensuring the best fit and overall function for your patient!
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V7BRkp_zQAG7jhZyEbBzyw

Tuesday, November 9th
12:00n – 1:00pm EST
Amputee Gait Analysis
Level: Introductory
Instructor: Renee Van Veld, PT, DPT, Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
– 1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin & Kentucky
This course will demonstrate proper alignment of the prosthesis to physical therapists and physical therapy assistants along with potential alignment situations they may notice during their therapy sessions that will ultimately affect their patient’s gait and comfort. Proper education on this subject can help avoid gait deviations and pressure on their residual limb. Efficient gait equates to socket comfort, and physical therapists play a key role in identifying these issues during therapy.
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BkjOQB4MS1euB7lkQLW22g

Tuesday, November 16th
12:00n – 1:00pm EST
Lower Extremity Prosthetic Components Linked to Function for OTs
Level: Introductory
Instructor: Brooke O’Steen, OTR, Upper Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
– 1 Free CEU for Occupational Therapists in Indiana, Illinois & Wisconsin
– (Pending submission approval) 1 Free CEU for Occupational Therapists in Kentucky
This course will define and explore Medicare Functional Levels (i.e. K-levels) for patients with lower extremity limb loss. Each level will be linked to common types of prosthetic feet and knees components and attendees will learn how they play a factor into the patient’s overall function and outcome. Implications for Occupational Therapy interventions for each level will also be addressed to ensure a full understanding of what K-Level their patients are in and how they can progress!
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_86A4bZ-KQ6Cq9yjX7D2qrg

Thursday, December 2nd
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Components Deeper Dive: K3-K4 Knees & Feet
Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Renee Van Veld, PT, DPT, Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
– 1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin & Kentucky
This 1-hour inservice for PTs/PTAs will cover prosthetic feet and knees currently available for patients with lower extremity limb loss in the K3 or K4 Medicare Functional Level. Characteristics of each component will be presented along with patient selection criteria. Gait training considerations will be presented based on component characteristics. A certified prosthetist will co-present with a physical therapist.
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r5q_50M5RQeKqVUqFPw6Mw

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
  • 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, IPTA in Illinois, ILOTA in Illinois, 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.  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