This popular, interactive, and engaging format includes lecture, Q&A,
small group discussions, self-quizzes, activities in pairs, and excerpts
from videos and podcasts. Multiple short lab segments will allow you to
complete activities online that you can later include in patient
education, in addition to unique slide presentations to test your
knowledge before, during, and after this new course that can provide
key insights for optimal patient outcomes.
Instruction level: Various
CE contact hours 8.0 (IL) *** Duration: 7.0 hours
Intended audience: PTs and PTAs; OTs, OTAs
Implications of dietary insufficiencies and deficiencies in the management of patients with
How nutrition information may help improve function in common patient problems/impairments:
Muscle atrophy or weakness
Fatigue, low energy
Loss of ROM
Incidence of chronic degenerative and autoimmune diseases based on population studies.
Role of nutrition screening and education by PT professionals to alleviate
impairments, alleviate functional limitations, and to promote and maintain health and wellness:
Review of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act
Specific language in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice
APTA position statement “The Role of the Physical Therapist in Diet and Nutrition" (06/03/2015)
APTA Physical Therapist Scope of Practice
Overview of macronutrients, micronutrients, and phytonutrients and their physiological effects
Additions to the PT’s subjective examination and/or past medical history
Functional Nutrition and Functional Medicine approaches
Current diet and nutrition information for physical therapy practice:
Processed foods including added sugars, refined oils, and white flour
Low carb, high fat vs low fat, ketogenic, Paleo and other diets
Protein from animal and plant sources
Sodium and DASH
Food sensitivities such as gluten, lactose, additives, and preservatives
Strategies for sharing information:
Mantras for the rehab professional:
Very simple techniques to help weight loss, optimize nutrient absorption, and minimize
Food labels: Helping patients decipher nutrition and ingredient information
NUDGES as part of promotion and maintenance of health, wellness, and quality of life in
all age populations
Community event opportunities
Resources for patients and clinicians
Low cost and free resources available through the internet and apps. Plus books, education
materials, and a plethora of online links for interactive quizzes and further exploration.
By the completion of the course the participant will be able to:
Explain the difference between correlation and causation related to nutrition science and
Describe 2 potential confounding factors in observational studies.
Identify macronutrients, micronutrients, and phytonutrients from a list of food components.
Contrast new “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” with current recommendations by selected
List 5 common patient problems that may benefit from nutrition information to help improve
Develop 3 nutrition screening questions for 2 of your current patients.
Describe a plan for sharing diet and nutrition information with 2 of your current patients.
This course is relevant to the advancement, extension and enhancement of
providing patient/client management, including but not limited to physical
therapy examination, evaluation, intervention, and prevention and providing
physical therapy services or fulfilling the other professional roles of a
physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. (See Illinois
Physical Therapy Act, Administrative Code, section 1340.61)
IMPORTANT! 2-3 days prior to the CE event,
you will receive your CE materials and Zoom registration link by email. This gives you the
opportunity to preview, download or print, save, and refer back to the
information at any time. If you do not receive your CE material
please contact us before the day of the course or workshop.
Sheryl Poremba, PT, CCM
Sheryl focuses on the practical, most direct treatments for her patients to see immediate results. Her exceptional clinical experience and teaching background enables her to actively involve her patients in their treatment program. Sheryl has used several key tools/props extensively in acute care, home health, and outpatient settings, including a variety of foam rolls, the Magic Circle, yoga blocks, straps, and STM tools. She has introduced them to hundreds of clinicians during the last 30 years to help them individualize treatment with every patient.
With a strong foundation in PNF from Northwestern University (PT school) and the Institute of Physical Art, Sheryl has added the Pilates Method and principles of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons to her rehab, exercise, and movement repertoire. She has also been incorporating ...
After the event and when your Evaluation has been completed you will
receive an email containing your Certificate of Attendance
indicating the CE contact hours completed. If you are
unable to attend the entire course or workshop,
you will receive an amended certificate indicating your
actual hours of attendance.
Seating is limited. Please register
Registrations are accepted by phone if paying by credit
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Rehab Connections reserves the right to modify the content
and the scheduled speakers when circumstances are beyond
Rehab Connections is an approved continuing education
sponsor through the State of Illinois; PT License No:
216-000101; OT License No: 224-000048.
Registration fee, less a $50 administration fee per
session, is refunded if notice of cancellation is received
more than 7 days in advance of the course or workshop. Cancellations
made less than 7 days in advance of the course or workshop date forfeit
the entire tuition fee. Tuition can be transferred to another individual
or another course or workshop, one time only. No transfer, refund or
credit will be given for cancellation 3 days or less before the workshop
or course, or when handouts or other CE materials are available
electronically, including but not limited to emailed or downloadable pdf documents.
Rehab Connections reserves the right to cancel the course or workshop
up to 3 days prior to the CE event. Rehab Connections will
not be responsible for any charges incurred by the
registrant due to the cancellation of the CE event, other
than the course or workshop tuition.
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workshop, such as specials, deals, introductory price, group