Physical Therapist Continuing Education
This section is for health professionals, specifically Physical Therapists, Physiotherapists, Physiotherapy Assistants and Physical Therapy Assistants interested best practice guidelines for treating clients with osteoporosis.
I provide updates on my MelioGuide Building Better Bones course and MelioGuide Pro content – specifically continuing education credits and best practice guidelines for Physical Therapists.
This continuing education video tutorial illustrates how to facilitate spinal muscle activation with correct head posture. Ensure that your clients are using their cervical long next extensors and not hanging on their ligamentum nuchae.
Many clients (especially those with osteoporosis and are concerned about the risk of falling off the ball) find working with an exercise ball (or Physioball) to be a intimidating experience. Individuals with osteoporosis need to be guided into the tabletop position without compromising their postural alignment. Getting your client comfortable on the Physioball is the foundation [...]
Traction is a popular method used by Physical Therapists and other health care providers to offer back pain relief for clients. But, how do you give pain relief for a client with lumbar back pain when they are unable to come to your office or mount a treatment table because of mobility problems? In this [...]
Since launching MelioGuide, I have had many people contact me and ask whether they should be on an osteoporosis medication such as a bisphosphonate. In each case, I encourage the individual to have a conversation with his or her physician about the effectiveness of the medication and potential risks associated with taking the medication.
Inservice training is a popular, convenient and economical way to train your staff. I recently delivered the first of two Inservice training sessions to the Physical Therapy department at a local hospital in Ottawa.
Every day the MelioGuide website is visited by Health Professionals like you and by clients looking for a safe and effective osteoporosis exercise program.
Several years ago at the World Physiotherapy Conference in Vancouver, I was approached by a Physiotherapist who was very excited about Nordic Walking. She had recently introduced Nordic Walking and Urban Poling to her clients in the Vancouver area. She thought that this was the greatest thing for her clients. After that meeting, I took [...]
The Government of Ontario, through HealthForcOntario, recently announced that the Allied Health Professional Development Fund (AHPDF) is being offered once again. The funding is available for the period April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012.
I had the pleasure of attending the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario award ceremony on June 13, 2011. The event took place at the University Club in Toronto.
The MelioGuide Building Better Bones online course has been approved by the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) for 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Building Better Bones is a continuing education course for Physical Therapists.