A Clinical Practice Update

Presented by Rehab Connections   


How can PT/OT help decrease symptoms, potentially minimize progression of degenerative changes, and support other nondrug therapies and self-care in our patients and clients with osteoarthritis?

This new virtual workshop focuses on selected lower extremity joints that are common sites of osteoarthritis. According to the CDC, OA affects 32.5 million US adults, and OA is the most common type of arthritis according to the Arthritis Foundation. During rehabilitation, clinicians address what aggravates and alleviates symptoms to restore normal ADL function, however they also can play a key role to help determine possible factors that contribute to joint disease and help prevent further degeneration.

In an interactive, fast-paced, virtual learning experience, clinicians will be introduced to current perspectives and new guidelines in the management of osteoarthritis that may include many “ah ha” moments as we connect the dots to optimize our patients’ function and minimize pain.

Instruction level: Various
CE contact hours: 4.0 (IL) *** Duration: 3.3 hours
Intended audience: PTs, PTAs



By the completion of the workshop the participant will be able to correctly:

  1. Discern factors perpetuating symptoms and contributing to progressive degeneration.
  2. Describe the causes and impact of chronic, systemic inflammation on joint health.
  3. Discuss the role of PT/OT in skilled maintenance care for osteoarthritis including self-care, functional strength tests, measurements, “booster” sessions, and wellness strategies.
  4. Reference key points in Clinical Practice Guidelines relevant to their individual expertise, experience, and patient values.

IMPORTANT! 2-3 days prior to the CE event, you will receive your CE materials 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.

Course Presenter

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  ... 

Registration: 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Workshop: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Tuition: $108

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 early!
Registrations are accepted by phone if paying by credit card. For more information about the courses offered by Rehab Connections please call (708) 301-9933.

Rehab Connections reserves the right to modify the content and the scheduled speakers when circumstances are beyond our control.

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 course. 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.

No transfer, refund or credit will be given for any discounted course or workshop, such as specials, deals, introductory price, group discounts, etc.

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