OT Deep Physical Agent Modalities 2-Part Workshop

Date: 2/23/2013 - 3/10/2013
Time: 8:00am Speaker(s): Selena McGill, OTR/L, CHT
Continuing Education Unit Hours: Up to 36

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Event Contact(s):
Rebecca Richmond, MPH, CPH
Rehab Continuing Education Coordinator
Phone: 502-582-7673

Part 1: February 23-24, 2013 • Part 2: March 9-10, 2013

By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Utilize critical thinking and problem solving to evaluate or contribute to the evaluation of the client, for application and selection of the deep physical agent to be utilized with occupational therapy practice across commonly treated diagnoses.
  2. Have a thorough knowledge of the effects of the deep physical agent which is to be utilized and be able to explain to clients these effects.
  3. Effectively explain the precautions, contraindications, and rationale of the specific deep physical agent utilized.
  4. Develop and justify the occupational therapy intervention plan specifically delineating the adjunctive strategy, including settings and parameters of the DPAM utilized, associated with the use of each deep physical agent.
  5. Safely and appropriately administer the deep physical agents.
  6. Properly develop a plan of care that includes deep physical agents and document the parameters of intervention which include the client’s response to treatment; pre-post skin integrity; the recommendations for the progression of the intervention process.

Speaker Bio

Selena McGill, OTR/L, CHT, graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1994 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. She began specializing in hand therapy 14 years ago. Ms. McGill has taught multiple Deep Physical Agent Modalities courses over the past 5 years to Occupational Therapists

Continuing Education

Occupational Therapy

This course has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy for continued competency requirements. Thirty six contact hours will be awarded.

The DPAM course offers 36 hours of instruction designed to meet the requirements of the Kentucky Administration Regulation 201 KAR28:170. This course is designed specifically for occupational therapists in accordance with the standards set forth in KRS 319A.180 and 201 KAR 28:170. Upon successful completion of this course, participant will have met the educational standards to apply for Certification by the State of Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy (KBLOT). Once the participant successfully completes five supervised clinical deep physical agent modality treatments, the occupational therapist will be eligible to apply for DPAM Specialty Certification.

Program brochure


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220 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202
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Event Pricing

Part 1 only (Feb 23-24) $300.00
Part 2 only (Mar 9-10) $300.00
Part 1 AND 2 $600.00



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