The following CE content, developed by PPS Industry Partner Hands-On Diagnostics, is now available! Read "Diagnostic Testing Is Transforming Physical Therapy" and then complete a short quiz to claim your CE credits.
Overview & Learning Objectives
Noninvasive medical diagnostic testing – for instance, handheld devices that use ultrasound technology – has transformed how physical therapy can be done. This article will explore why diagnostic testing should be an important component of every physical therapy practice.
After reading this article, the reader will be able to:
Outline the types of diagnostic testing, such as the musculoskeletal ultrasound and EMG/NCS testing that are available to today’s physical therapist.
Explain why these diagnostic tests are accurate and useful tools for patient management.
Discuss how diagnostic testing offers new clinical and business options for physical therapists and their practices, helping them achieve better clinical outcomes.
CEU Approval and Certification
The Private Practice Section, APTA, designates this educational article for up to 0.1 CEUs. Upon completion of reading the article and achieving a score of 70% or higher on the post-test, the reader will be eligible to claim the credit. Credit can be claimed until February 2, 2023.
To claim this free CEU credit, the learner will need to enter their name and email address to take the CEU exam. By doing so, the learner agrees to share their contact information with the sponsor.
Private Practice Section online CEUs are accepted by the following physical therapy licensure boards, as allowed by the type of course requirements in state regulations: AL, AZ, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NY, NC, ND, OR, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY. Those in Oklahoma may apply individually for credit.
The Private Practice Section is accredited by the California Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CPTAAP-12) and the Texas Physical Therapy Association (Provider # 2008027TX). Consequently, all courses are accepted by California and Texas.
PPS online courses are not automatically approved in AK, AR, LA, MD, NV, NM, NJ, OH, OK and PA, though individuals may be able to seek credit depending upon your state regulations.
PPS issues CEUs/CCUs based on the following definitions: 1 CEU = 10 contact hours/10 CCUs. .1 CEU = 1 contact hour/1 CCU. 1 contact hour/1 CCU = 60 minutes of structured educational activity.