This online course approaches electrotherapy from a practical perspective, taking the basic information about current and applying it to practical scenarios encountered by therapists on a daily basis. This unique course brings together theory and practice, and will leave you charged to apply electrotherapy in creative and unique ways to achieve better results with your patients! Which modality? Which parameter settings? What physiological effects are triggered? The course delves into electrotherapeutic modalities used in patient care today, highlighting the benefits and practical applications of each modality. The course is open to OT/COTAs and PT/PTAs.
Course must be completed within 30 days of activation. An online quiz and evaluation form are required for CEUs.
At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to::
Define the major theoretical concepts relevant to electrotherapy
Describe the characteristics of the major waveforms used in clinical electrotherapy
List the indications, precautions and contraindications to the use of electrotherapy
Describe the common protocols recommended in the treatment of pain, muscle weakness, poor coordination, and in other common indications
Select the appropriate protocol and adjust the waveform parameters to best match common clinical presentations of the elderly patient
Yorick Wijting PT, DPT
Yorick was educated in the Netherlands where he received his degree in Physical Therapy. He has practiced physical therapy for more than 20 years in various care settings across Europe, South Africa and the United States. Yorick has extensive training and practical experience in electrotherapy and teaches nationally and internationally to medical professionals on the therapeutic use of electrotherapy. He has been instrumental in promoting and developing the use of electrical stimulation (VitalStim Therapy) by Speech and Language Pathologists in the treatment of dysphagia in the USA and in Europe. He currently lives in California and works with Empi as the Director of Clinical and Market Development, focusing primarily on VitalStim Therapy. In this role he promotes research initiatives, facilitates educational programs and assists in the development of new methodologies and applications for electrotherapy.