Pharmacology in Rehabilitation: Musculoskeletal Medications

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Course Type: Online

Author(s): Charles D. Ciccone, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Price: $90 Member | $150 Nonmember (subject to change)

CEU: 0.6 CEUs/CCUs (6.0 contact hours)

Description: This content area addresses drugs that affect the musculoskeletal system. Medications used to treat pain and inflammation will be discussed first, with particular emphasis on analgesic and anti-inflammatory applications seen routinely in physical rehabilitation. Drugs used to control skeletal muscle hyperexcitability and treat muscle spasms and spasticity will then be addressed. Implications of general anesthetics and local anesthetics are discussed, focusing on their use in surgical, postsurgical, and other clinical situations. This course then discusses the use of therapeutic electricity (iontophoresis) and ultrasound (phonophoresis) to enhance transdermal drug delivery of musculoskeletal medications. This content area concludes with a summary of how specific medications can help improve function and reduce disability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.

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