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Substance abuse may yield a greater impact in rehabilitation as the single biggest preventable risk factor for disease, beyond that even of diet and physical activity. Of our patients who smoke, the World Health Organization reports that half of them will die. Smokers also impact those around them, with 1.2 million deaths attributed to second-hand smoke.
According to research, smoking leads to suboptimal physical therapy treatment outcomes in all four physical therapy and rehabilitation practice areas: musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular/pulmonary, and integumentary health. This reinforces the need for the implementation and effective application of evidence-based smoking interventions within physical therapy and rehabilitation practice and education.
And yet, research also reveals that only a small minority of physical therapists employ, and physical therapy schools include, tobacco cessation counseling (TCC) education. The literature posits that TCC education is consistent with professional values espoused by physical therapists, which can be useful for occupational therapy as well, and this course will cover the public health guidelines for TCC, and also tackle other common substance abuse issues, including discussion of the risks and benefits of steroid injection practices in orthopaedic practice and a review of environmental toxins and how they impact our practice, outcomes, and health and functioning.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the adverse impact of tobacco use and other substance abuse (including steroid injections).
- Describe the adverse impact of environmental pollutant exposure.
- List the major endocrine disruptors supported in the evidence base to cause adverse health effects.
- Summarize the 5 A’s approach for tobacco and other substance abuse cessation.
- Review the USPHS Tobacco Cessation Guidelines.
- Discuss basic interventions to assist tobacco and substance abuse cessation.
- Discuss the importance of using a multidisciplinary team approach in tobacco and substance abuse cessation.
- Describe basic approaches to behavioral and pharmacology therapies in tobacco and substance abuse cessation.
- List resources available to help with cessation.
- Review the major diagnostic criteria for differential diagnosis of substance abuse disorders.
- Cite evidence-based screening tools for substance abuse.
- Summarize simple interventions for cessation assistance.
- List the parameters for when to refer to specialists.
This course is also part of the Lifestyle Medicine Certificate program. Requirements for this program is outlined below:
- LIFESTYLE MEDICINE CERTIFICATE
- Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MYT) Modules 1-4 (2o on-line hours)
- 2 Elective Modules (4 on-line hours)
NOTE: This program can be completed entirely online. No other modules are required, however, we do strongly recommend you consider completing the PYT Certification, as it goes hand in hand with the Lifestyle Medicine (LM) curriculum. It offers hands-on experience with implementation of everything you learn in the online LM Certificate program.
For further information about this program go to proyogatherapy.org.
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as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.
NOTE: This course is excluded from the subscription plan.