Happy New Year, friends of SRT!

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.

Thursday, January 13th
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Advancements in Upper Extremity Prosthetic Technology
Instructor: Brooke O’Steen, OTR, Upper Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Occupational Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & 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_GVwSuarDR8OdW8hQrrH81g

Wednesday, January 19th
12:00n – 1:00pm EST
Acute Care Rehab Recommendations for Patients with Limb Loss
Instructor: Renee VanVeld, PT, DPT, Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Kentucky
This 60-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.
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Wtav8uPHRb-jjJS960dlZw

Wednesday, January 19th
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Acute Care Rehab Recommendations for Patients with Limb Loss
Instructor: Renee VanVeld, PT, DPT, Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Kentucky
This 60-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.
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lwCEXpFCRZSUHwI2C1wnkg

Tuesday, February 8th
12:00n – 1:00pm EST
Lower Extremity Prosthetic Components Linked to Function
Instructor: Brooke O’Steen, OTR, Upper Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Occupational Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & 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_Es7D5He7Te6AW9-yTVUhJA

Tuesday, February 22nd
12:00n – 1:00pm EST
Post-Acute Care Rehab Recommendations for Patients with Limb Loss
Instructor: 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 limb loss in post-acute care settings including sub-acute rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation, home health, and outpatient rehabilitation.  The presentation will focus on essential aspects of care to prepare patients for eventual fitting of a prosthesis, including but not limited to: edema control, positioning to prevent contracture, phantom limb pain/sensation, transfer training, exercise progression, and pre-gait training activities.  Presenter will cover content applicable to both PT/PTA and OT/COTA interventions as determined by attendees.
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4XuECzuJSquWwkUPxSH9Xg

Wednesday, March 16th
6:30 – 8:30pm EST
The Prosthetic Process: How OTs & PTs Contribute to Prosthetic Prescriptions for Best Outcomes
Instructors: Brooke O’Steen, OTR & Renee VanVeld, PT, DPT, Upper & Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
2 Free CEUs for Physical & Occupational Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Kentucky
This 2-hour interdisciplinary course explains the prosthetic process where it overlaps with OT and PT patient care and education for patients with upper or lower limb loss.  Descriptive information about appropriate documentation to justify best prosthetic components is included.  K-levels for patients with lower extremity amputations will be presented to link pre-prosthetic care to eventual prosthetic fitting for patients.
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JBg3ylCARb2kjSk95eHdUA?_x_zm_rtaid=kjdxJgFxQtObdtcY8o8jUg.1639596188348.3d9aa3ec61fc761251d298effbb42a64&_x_zm_rhtaid=191

Tuesday, March 22nd
12:00n – 1:00pm EST
Preparing the Patient for an Upper Extremity Prosthesis
Instructor: Brooke O’Steen, OTR, Upper Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Occupational Therapists in Indiana & Wisconsin

  • 1 Free CEU Pending Approval for Kentucky Occupational Therapists

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://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_L_H11zjsSIOl4TT3yuNVgA

Tuesday, March 22nd
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Preparing the Patient for an Upper Extremity Prosthesis
Instructor: Brooke O’Steen, OTR, Upper Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Occupational Therapists in Indiana & Wisconsin

  • 1 Free CEU Pending Approval for Kentucky Occupational Therapists

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://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kw_Vqu_4R6eUysarCxHrAg

Thursday, March 24th
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Prosthetic Suspension Techniques
Instructor: Renee VanVeld, PT, DPT, Lower Extremity Clinical & Education Specialist
1 Free CEU for Physical Therapists in Indiana, Wisconsin & Kentucky
Before an amputee takes that first step, the two most crucial aspects of their prosthesis are suspension and sock management. It can make the difference between a painful and comfortable step. Physical therapists can learn the various styles and designs of suspension, and the pros and cons of each style. How does roll-on suction compare to sleeve suction, skin fit suction, or even elevated suction? Additionally, learn how to identify the various types of socks and sock thicknesses, and the correct utilization of each. Education in this area is crucial for your therapy sessions, and can ultimately affect your patient’s gait, comfort, and progress.
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_prYF-3UbQDmy7eekV_uHlg

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.  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