Robotics and PT: The New Age of Function, Movement, and Recovery

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Course Type: Audio Course | The Source

Presenter(s): Melissa Pullia PT, MSPT, ATP; Brenda Hyland-Miller, PT, MBA

Price: $75 Member & Members' Office Managers (must be registered by APTA member) | $120 Nonmember (subject to change)

CEU: 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours)

Description: Rehabilitation robots are innovative technology tools that physical therapists (PTs) use to assist in the evaluation of patients, to optimize the delivery of high-intensity movement treatments, and to assist with mobilization of individuals. Technological advances show evidence that robotics technology helps neurologically impaired patients continue toward recovery. Strides in robotic technology (eg, breakthroughs in assessment, rehabilitation, and mobility aids) are changing the front lines of clinical care and benefiting patients and clinicians as never before.

There is little doubt that increasing numbers of PTs will become directly and more routinely exposed to robotics in their practice settings.

Don't miss your chance to explore this exciting, expanding field. Get an inside look at current designs, innovative uses, and future potential of robots and physical therapy. Explore the distinct fields within physical therapy that are reaping measurable, unprecedented results, new concepts that are being adopted, applications of use, populations being served, and the fast-changing impact on physical therapy and patient care.

This course covers:

  • Description of rehabilitation robots
  • Common robotic properties and characteristics
  • Design, delivery, and technology differences
  • Current uses in rehabilitation
  • Upper and lower extremity robotics
  • Promising patient populations
  • Trends in research and evidence supporting robotics
  • Opportunities for PTs, neurological recovery programs, and curriculums

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