Franklin, TN, February 25, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- North American Seminars, Inc. introduces a new physical therapy continuing education course, Diabetes Related Orthopedic and Cardiovascular Disorders - An Evidence Based Course using Therapeutic Exercise Programs for Treatment and Prevention
. In addition, to prepare for this course a new online continuing education course on diabetes provides a foundation of learning to prepare the therapist for the live course. This online course, Fundamentals of Diabetes for the Rehab Professional
is available at www.healthclick.com.
Here is an overview of the live continuing education course:
Diabetes is a chronic, metabolic disease that can cause multiple cardiovascular, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal complications, all of which can result in physical disabilities and early death. Research studies provide supportive evidence for the use of clinical exercise testing and prescribed exercise programs to decrease risk factors for complications related to diabetes. Further, evidence indicates that clinical exercise testing and prescription is effective in improving physical function in patients with diabetes who have cardiovascular, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disabilities. However, patients with diabetes have specific clinical exercise testing and prescription needs and therefore, must be tailored to the patient. This two-day, advanced course provides practical information pertaining to recent research findings of the use of clinical exercise testing and prescription for people with diabetes to improve functional impairments and prevent complications. The application of clinical exercise testing and prescription to treat people with diabetes who have or are at risk for various cardiovascular, orthopaedic and neurological conditions is highlighted. This course describes how the findings of recent studies can be immediately applied to clinical practice, including rehabilitation outcomes and reimbursement, and consists of a combination of dynamic lectures, lab sessions and small group discussion of case studies. At the conclusion of this course, clinicians will be provided clinical practice tools such as a checklist of contraindications for exercise in patients with diabetes, a diabetes-specific exercise evaluation form, spreadsheets for measuring outcomes of exercise and functional tests, and a collection of recent research studies on exercise for people with diabetes.
This course will be presented in the following locations:
March 5 - 6 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at North Shore Medical Center
March 26 - 27 Las Vegas, Nevada at Summerlin Hospital
April 9 - 10 Tacoma, Washington at Multicare Medical System
September 24 - 25 Portland, Oregon at Providence Portland
October 15 - 16 Jacksonville, Florida at St. Vincent Healthcare
For more information on physical therapy continuing education and occupational therapy continuing education courses visit www.healthclick.com.
This course will be instructed by David Taylor MPT, PHD, CSCS
J. David Taylor, MPT, PhD, CSCS completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and an Masters of Physical Therapy degree at Southwest Baptist University. David is recognized as a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Dr. Taylor has been a faculty member at UCA since 2002. As an assistant professor at UCA, David teaches in the area of therapeutic exercise and conducts research in the area of exercise prescription for improving health, which includes treatment of diabetes, reducing risk factors for loss of physical function and mortality, and improving physical function. As a clinician and researcher, David conducts exercise testing, prescribes exercise and provides exercise education and counseling for people with diabetes.
Dr. Taylor has been the principal investigator for multiple research studies that have been presented at numerous national conferences and published in many top-tiered, peer-reviewed journals. His previous and current research is related to the reliability and validity of exercise tests and clinical trials of exercise training for people with diabetes.