Contact Hours2 Hours
In many healthcare settings, the rehabilitation therapist creates a Home Program for the patient to use at home. The home program may be designed in conjunction with ongoing therapy sessions and may be the final take-away from the therapy care provided. Often the home program is referred to as a Home Exercise program but the content can cover many other elements. The rehabilitation therapist needs to use his or her knowledge, judgment and skills to assess the need for a home program, then design an appropriate one and educate the patient or caregiver(s) in the safe and proper use of the program. This course will discuss the evidence underlying use of Home Programs, exercise prescription and related therapy outcomes. Strategies and resources for home program development, patient engagement and compliance will be reviewed.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- List types of home programs and patient populations benefiting from home programs.
- Discuss common factors affecting compliance with home programs.
- Identify several strategies to increase patient engagement with home programs.
- Describe 3 therapist interventions to promote adherence to a home program.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.