We are excited to announce our calendar of Free CEU Virtual Inservices in the month of June! Free CEUs available for Indiana Physical & Occupational Therapists!

*Please note
– To register, each date has its own registration link listed below.
– Some course topics are offered on more than one date.
– Times and CEUs vary by course.
– Sorry, these courses are not open to students.

Tuesday, June 2nd
12:00n – 1:00pm EST
Post-Acute Rehab Recommendations for Patients with Limb Loss
Level: Basic to Intermediate
Instructor: Renee Van Veld, PT, DPT
1 Free CEU for Indiana Physical Therapists
This 1-hour 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. Presenter will cover content applicable to  PTs and PTAs.
Click Here to Register for June 2nd!

Wednesday, June 3rd
12:00n – 1:00pm EST
Prosthetic Suspension Techniques
1 Free CEU for Indiana Physical Therapists
Instructor: Renee Van Veld, PT, DPT
Level: Basic to Intermediate
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. 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.
Click Here to Register for June 3rd!

Tuesday, June 9th
7:00 – 9:00PM EST
Community Reintegration for Patients with Limb Loss
2 Free CEUs for BOTH Indiana Physical & Occupational Therapists
Instructors: Brooke O’Steen, OTR & Renee Van Veld, PT, DPT
Level: Basic to Intermediate
This 2-hour continuing education course is presented in an interdisciplinary format for PTs, PTAs, OTRs, COTAs, and CPs (Certified Prosthetists). Attendees will learn tips for navigating common community destinations such as grocery stores and movie theaters that could present barriers for people wearing prosthetic devices.  Tricks for managing community-based processes such as self-checkout lanes and gas stations will also be presented.  Content is derived from a combination of clinical experience on the part of the presenters and wide-ranging feedback from people with years of experience wearing prosthetic limbs.
Click Here to Register for June 9th!

Tuesday, June 10th
7:00 – 9:00AM EST
Community Reintegration for Patients with Limb Loss
2 Free CEUs for BOTH Indiana Physical & Occupational Therapists
Instructors: Brooke O’Steen, OTR & Renee Van Veld, PT, DPT
Level: Basic to Intermediate
This 2-hour continuing education course is presented in an interdisciplinary format for PTs, PTAs, OTRs, COTAs, and CPs (Certified Prosthetists). Attendees will learn tips for navigating common community destinations such as grocery stores and movie theaters that could present barriers for people wearing prosthetic devices.  Tricks for managing community-based processes such as self-checkout lanes and gas stations will also be presented.  Content is derived from a combination of clinical experience on the part of the presenters and wide-ranging feedback from people with years of experience wearing prosthetic limbs.
Click Here to Register for June 10th!

Thursday, June 11th
7:00 – 8:00am EST
Partial Hand Prosthetics
1 Free CEU for Indiana Occupational Therapists
Instructor: Brooke O’Steen, OTR
Level: Basic to Intermediate
Partial hand amputations are very common and very complex, but they don’t have to be intimidating! Attendees will explore the wide variety of partial hand surgical levels, discuss the pros and cons of each surgical option, formulate educated opinions on limb salvage vs. amputation and learn the optimal rehab recommendations to provide the patient with the best outcome possible. This course also features a case study of a traumatic firework explosion to a patient’s dominate hand. Learn what the patient ultimately chose… and why!
Click Here to Register for June 11th!

Tuesday, June 16th
7:00 – 9:00pm EST
Patients with Limb Loss: Linking Pre-Prosthetic Care in Post-Acute Care Settings with Desired Prosthetic Outcomes
2 Free CEUs for BOTH Indiana Physical & Occupational Therapists
Instructors: Brooke O’Steen, OTR & Renee Van Veld, PT, DPT
Level: Basic to Intermediate
During this 2-hour, lecture-based course, participants will receive an overview of best practices during the post-acute and pre-prosthetic phase of rehabilitation for patients with either upper or lower extremity limb loss.  Instruction will be interdisciplinary to ensure holistic care of each patient and eventual successful prosthetic fitting and use.
Click Here to Register for June 16th!

Thursday, June 25th
7:00 – 8:00pm EST
Preparing the Patient for an Upper Extremity Prosthesis
1 Free CEU for Indiana Occupational Therapists
Instructor: Brooke O’Steen, OTR
Level: Basic to Intermediate
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.
Click Here to Register for June 25th!

Looking for more? No problem! Reach out to us if you are looking for custom continuing education!

SRT has provided thousands of free continuing education hours for physical therapists, occupational therapists and students on a variety of prosthetic and orthotic topics.

SRT is excited to announce that we have officially launched our online education platform and are now able to do our regular 1-hour inservices via Zoom! The content has remained exactly the same, and provides the same CEUs!

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@srtpo.com

*Currently not every course is pre-approved in every state. Contact Theron Steinke for details.

Free 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 & Lower Extremity Amputees
  • Partial Hand Prosthetics – Acute & Outpatient Settings

Free 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
  • Functional Task Training
  • Overview of Lower Extremity Orthotics
  • Overview of Cervical/Spinal Orthotics

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 14 IOTA District Meetings and Conferences.

All Lower Extremity 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.

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

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