Improving Clinical Outcomes: Muscle Strengthening & Re-Education with Electrotherapy
September 18, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
TherapySouth | 1944 Canyon Road, Suite 100 Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Speaker: Rick Proctor, EdD
CEUs: 3 Contact Hours (3.6 CEUs for Alabama Licensees)
Level of Instruction - Introductory
The purpose of this program is to create a knowledge base of electrotherapy waveforms and the adjustable parameters that are utilized in muscle strengthening and re-education. It is this practical knowledge that will assist the clinician in protocol development and treatment delivery to create better patient outcomes.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Describe characteristics of various electrotherapy waveforms utilized in muscle strengthening.
- Describe protocol development to match individual patient needs.
- Discuss the utilization of EMG and EMG triggered stimulation.
- Discuss recommended electrode placement.
- List indications, precautions, warnings, and contraindications of electrotherapy.
Rick Proctor, EdD has served as a clinician and an educator since 1981. For the past 33 years he has taught Therapeutic Modalities, Evaluation, and Rehabilitation courses at colleges and universities and across the nation to clinicians including Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Athletic Trainers. He served as a professor from 1984-1988 at Catawba College and from 1988-2010 at High Point University. He received his undergraduate degree from High Point College, masters from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his doctorate in Exercise Science from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has served in his current position as the Clinical Education Consultant for DJO/Chattanooga since March 2010.
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