We are excited to announce our calendar of Free CEU Virtual Inservices this Summer!

*Please note:
– To register for an inservice, please click on the corresponding registration link listed below the course description.
– Listed course times are all EST.
– CEUs vary by Course, State and PT vs OT. Please read descriptions carefully.
– The July 21st Christmas in July course is not pre-approved for any Category I CEUs. Read details below.

Wednesday, June 23rd
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Partial Hand Prosthetics
Level: Introductory
Instructor: Brooke O’Steen, OTR, Upper Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Occupational Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Illinois
Join us as we discuss a case study of a traumatic firework explosion to the patient’s dominant hand. Participants will put their Occupational Therapy skills to work as they explore the pros and cons of each surgical option that was presented to the patient and formulate an educated opinion on whether to salvage the limb or amputate. Participants will also learn about the wide variety of partial hand devices, their pros and cons as well as therapy implications for both the acute and outpatient therapy settings.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gXWeMHQTSquzGcEFeq–rA

Wednesday, July 14th
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
ADL Training for Upper Extremity Amputees
Level: Introductory
Instructor: Brooke O’Steen, OTR, Upper Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist

  • 1 Free CEU for Occupational Therapists in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin

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://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DMD4FaZMRZ-n0tXRdSkwUA

Wednesday, July 21st
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Christmas in July! Top 10 Ways that Prosthetic Patients Fall Through the Cracks
Level: Introductory…and Hysterical
Instructors: Brooke O’Steen, OTR & Renee Van Veld, PT, DPT, Upper & Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialists

  • This course has not been pre-approved for any Category 1 CEUs.
  • However, some states allow for attendees submit courses on their own such Category 2 .

In this fun presentation, join the team as they follow the case study of Buddy the Elf, a traumatic upper extremity amputation as a result of an unsafe work environment at Santa’s Workshop. Meanwhile, attendees can learn about common gaps in care for patients with limb loss specific to care setting, propose solutions to resolve these common gaps in care, and discuss ideal progression of care for best final outcomes.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_68fk2dh2QGuEMxody9U0kA

Tuesday, August 3rd
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Lower Extremity Prosthetics: Common Components Linked to K-Levels for Best Patient Outcomes
Level: Introductory
Instructor: Renee Van Veld, PT, DPT, Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist

  • 1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Indiana, Illinois & Wisconsin

This inservice for PTs/PTAs will cover prosthetic feet and knees currently available for patients with lower extremity limb loss in the K1 or K2 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://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VcZSdvAOTpuFLbRMDWx32A

Thursday, August 19th
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Components Deeper Dive: K1-K2 Knees & Feet
Level: Introductory
Instructor: Renee Van Veld, PT, DPT, Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist

  • 1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin, and Illinois

This 1-hour inservice for PTs/PTAs will cover prosthetic feet and knees currently available for patients with lower extremity limb loss in the K1 or K2 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_AtSdL_9HRJCZSHDXkiO4hA

Tuesday, August 24th
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Preparing the Patient for an Upper Extremity Prosthesis
Level: Introductory
Instructor: Brooke O’Steen, OTR, Upper Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist

  • 1 Free CEU for Occupational Therapists in Indiana , Illinois and Wisconsin

Physical and mental preparation for the fitting process is crucial, and will include shaping the residual limb and setting optimistic, yet realistic expectations for the first test socket fitting. Many steps must be taken in order to pave the way for a successful outcome such as exercises for shoulder girdle strength and stability, building EMG signal strength and endurance, and will also involve more advanced training with electrodes and site development tools.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I7AuIeSFSMuR4UkHB_RkqQ

Tuesday, September 21st
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Upper Extremity Prosthetics: Knowing the Facts & Facing the Fears
Level: Introductory
Instructor: Brooke O’Steen, OTR, Upper Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist

  • 1 Free CEU for Occupational Therapists in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kentucky

An Occupational Therapist has an essential role in the overall rehabilitation of an upper extremity amputee. In this course, attendees will learn the statistics of how often upper extremity amputations occur, specific causes of amputations, and tackle the most common challenges of a new transradial, transhumeral, partial hand or bilateral amputee. This course will also follow several real-life patient case studies from amputation, through the rehabilitation and fitting process and overall outcome.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3Z20jeZ0SQ6USZw3B40bSA

Wednesday, September 22nd
7:00 – 8:00pm 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 & Wisconsin
  • (Pending submission approval) 1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Illinois

An Occupational Therapist has an essential role in the overall rehabilitation of an upper extremity amputee. In this course, attendees will learn the statistics of how often upper extremity amputations occur, specific causes of amputations, and tackle the most common challenges of a new transradial, transhumeral, partial hand or bilateral amputee. This course will also follow several real-life patient case studies from amputation, through the rehabilitation and fitting process and overall outcome.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DyP99_ABQcKbP4Tvu6FP3g

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
  • ADLs Training for Lower Extremity Amputees and the OT’s Role
  • 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
  • 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:

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