Course Code: REL-ACU-0-PT25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2023
Summarize the application and use of therapeutic ultrasound for successful musculoskeletal injury intervention.
Identify four ultrasound parameters specific to the treatment goal of increasing tissue temperature.
Summarize the current literature regarding the effectiveness of ultrasound application for musculoskeletal injuries.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Treatment Indications and Safe Application
Purpose of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Mechanisms of Action
Precautions and Considerations
Section 3: Treatment Parameters for Musculoskeletal Injuries
Effective Radiating Area
Considerations for Treatment Parameters
Section 4: Effectiveness of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Barriers to Ultrasound Research
Section 5: Conclusion
Nicole Fogarty, PT, DPT
Nicole Fogarty holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University. She has experience working as a Physical Therapist in outpatient orthopedic and acute inpatient settings. She has additional training in medical screening and lumbopelvic examination and treatment. Nicole enjoys using her clinical experience and interest in current rehabilitation research as a Physical Therapy writer for Relias.
Disclosure: Nicole Fogarty, PT, DPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
The target audience for this course is: Physical Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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