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Assistive Devices for Ambulation - PT48
Assistive Devices for Ambulation
An Update

PT48 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Meri Goehring, PT, PhD, GCS and Mary Green, PT, MS, JD and Allison Lieberman, PT, MSPT, GCS
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The goal of this assistive devices for ambulation continuing education program is to provide therapists with a review of some of the research regarding common ambulation assistive devices used by adults, to review changes in design features of selected devices and to present information on some newer devices.
  • Demonstrate understanding of some of the research findings regarding ambulation assistive devices
  • Review selected ambulation assistive devices, including newer devices as well as devices with updated design features
  • Describe the potential advantages and disadvantages of selected ambulation assistive devices

Approval Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 13S0583 for 03/18/13 to 03/18/14; 14S0489 for 03/19/14 to 03/19/15; 15S0615 for 03/20/15 to 03/20/16; 16S0770 for 03/21/16 to 03/21/17; 17S0891 for 3/22/17 to 3/22/18); the Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE130020477 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021428 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023686 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27136 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-518455 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17); the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 4892 for 03/18/13 to 03/17/14; 5505 for 03/18/14 to 03/17/15; 6041 for 03/18/15 to 03/17/16; 2016-34 for 03/18/16 to 03/17/17; 2017-100 for 03/18/17 to 03/17/18); the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE004394 for 03/18/13 to 12/31/14, PTCE007009 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010085 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18); and the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 1051-2012 for 02/26/13 to 01/31/14; 190-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-1395 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 03/21/13 to 03/21/17 and by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 03/12/13 to 07/31/14; 08/01/14 to 07/31/16.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4682 for 03/01/13 to 03/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 12/31/2016

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