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Dystonia: Current Knowledge and Treatment

$36.00 [4.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #03-684

Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the organization to which you're licensed:

  • Tennessee Physical Therapy Association: 1.50 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 4.00 Hours
In order to take this course, follow the steps below:
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CEU Course Description

Dystonia, a movement disorder that affects daily living of many patients, causes intermittent or sustained abnormal postures and movements and can present in a focal or a generalized manner. The first goal of this CEU course is to summarize the current knowledge in limb and task-specific dystonias. This section with look deeper into differences between upper extremity and lower extremity dystonia, posttraumatic dystonia, peripherally induced dystonia and complex regional pain syndrome. It will also discuss pathogenesis, plasticity, and functional imaging, as well as current knowledge gaps and key research priorities. Finally, the first section will relay different treatment options involving botulinum toxin, brain stimulation, and traditional therapies. The second section of this course explores cervical dystonia and factors relating to physical activity. This section revolves around a cross sectional study with 173 subjects that participated in a questionnaire-based study regarding specifics about employment, self-efficacy for physical activity, enjoyment of physical activity, and severity of fatigue. The final section of this course also revolves around cervical dystonia and looks further into the unmet needs in disease management. This section discusses various modalities, surgical, and rehabilitation options. Here we look at what the current research knows, what is considered “uncertain” with specific therapies, and future perspectives in each area. The reading materials for this course include articles from Frontiers in Neurology and BioMed Central Neurology Ltd.


CEU Course Objectives

  1. Enumerate important factors in measurements of plasticity.
  2. Explain how patients with runner’s dystonia often describe their initial symptom.
  3. Examine what individuals with cervical dystonia often report as hindering them from performing physical activity.
  4. Identify distinguishing clinical features of peripherally induced dystonia from other dystonias.
  5. Describe the treatment of choice for cervical dystonia.

 

CEU Course Syllabus

  Clinical Features and Types   0.9 Contact Hours  
  Pathogenesis   0.6 Contact Hours
  Rehabilitation   0.7 Contact Hours
  Cervical Dystonia and Exercise     1.1 Contact Hours
  Cervical Dystonia Management   0.7 Contact Hours

Total = 4 Contact Hours

Instructional level:  Intermediate

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Board Approval Status

Physical Therapists

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! Accepts Alabama Board of Physical Therapy (Effective October 1, 2014, the Alabama Board of Physical Therapy does not pre-approve continuing education providers. It is the licensee’s responsibility to determine if the continuing education activities completed meet the requirements of the board.)
Alaska YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Arizona We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Arkansas YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
California YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Colorado YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Connecticut YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Delaware We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
District of Columbia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Florida We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Georgia YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board (Many PTs in Georgia have taken our classes though it is their responsibility to ensure that the material is appropriate for their licensing. It is always advised to check with your state board.)
Hawaii YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Idaho YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Illinois YES! Accepts Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (License No. 216.000269)
Indiana YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Iowa YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Kansas YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Kentucky YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Louisiana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Maine YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Maryland We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Massachusetts YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Michigan YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Minnesota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Mississippi YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Missouri YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Montana YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Nebraska YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Nevada YES! Accepts Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
New Hampshire YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
New Jersey We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
New Mexico We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
New York YES! Accepts New York State Education Department
North Carolina YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
North Dakota YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Ohio We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Oklahoma We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Oregon YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Pennsylvania We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Rhode Island YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
South Carolina YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
South Dakota YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Tennessee YES! Accepts Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA Approval #2018-130) (Approval #TPTA Approval #2018-131)
Texas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Utah YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Vermont YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Virginia YES! Accepts Virginia Physical Therapy Association (Approval #Approval #CEUL015273)
Washington YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
West Virginia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Wisconsin YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Wyoming YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board

Physical Therapist Assistants

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! Accepts Alabama Board of Physical Therapy (Effective October 1, 2014, the Alabama Board of Physical Therapy does not pre-approve continuing education providers. It is the licensee’s responsibility to determine if the continuing education activities completed meet the requirements of the board.)
Alaska YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Arizona We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Arkansas YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
California YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Colorado YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Connecticut YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Delaware We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
District of Columbia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Florida We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Georgia YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Hawaii YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Idaho YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Illinois YES! Accepts Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (License No. 216.000269)
Indiana YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Iowa YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Kansas YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Kentucky YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Louisiana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Maine YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Maryland We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Massachusetts YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Michigan YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Minnesota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Mississippi YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Missouri YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Montana YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Nebraska YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Nevada YES! Accepts Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
New Hampshire YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
New Jersey We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
New Mexico We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
New York YES! Accepts New York State Education Department
North Carolina YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
North Dakota YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Ohio We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Oklahoma We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Oregon YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Pennsylvania We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Rhode Island YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
South Carolina YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
South Dakota YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Tennessee YES! Accepts Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA Approval #2018-130) (Approval #TPTA Approval #2018-131)
Texas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia board approvals.
Utah YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Vermont YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Virginia YES! Accepts Virginia Physical Therapy Association (Approval #Approval #CEUL015273)
Washington YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
West Virginia YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Wisconsin YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board
Wyoming YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board

Occupational Therapists

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Alaska YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Arizona YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Arkansas YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
California YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Colorado YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Connecticut YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Delaware YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
District of Columbia YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Florida YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Georgia YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Hawaii YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Idaho YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Illinois YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Indiana YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Iowa YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Kansas YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Kentucky YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Louisiana YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Maine YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Maryland YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Massachusetts YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Michigan YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Minnesota YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Mississippi YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Missouri YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Montana YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Nebraska YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Nevada YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
New Hampshire YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
New Jersey YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
New Mexico YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
New York YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
North Carolina YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
North Dakota YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Ohio YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Oklahoma YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Oregon YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Pennsylvania YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Rhode Island YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
South Carolina YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
South Dakota YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Tennessee YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Texas YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Utah YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Vermont YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Virginia YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Washington YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
West Virginia YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Wisconsin YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)
Wyoming YES! Accepts National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses)

The board approval status information is provided based on our current understanding of the licensing agencies. Please note that it is the responsibility of each licensee to verify acceptance of our courses with their licensing agency.

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