Rehabilitation care is evolving. While the mid 20th century saw medicine’s focus shift from acute infectious disease control toward chronic disease management, the role of rehabilitation professionals in the 21st century must also answer this call for chronic care intervention. Poor nutrition and obesity are the two main drivers contributing to the epidemic proportions of chronic disease that is now overwhelming the biomedical model and health care system today. These directly affect pathophysiological conditions managed by healthcare professionals. Further, education in nutritional considerations broadens career opportunities and effectiveness as a practitioner in the wellness and health promotion domains. It also allows healthcare pros to interact more effectively with the rest of the patient care team and take their place on the frontlines of medicine.
This course prepares clinicians to affect neuromuscular, psychoemotional, and neuroendocrine outcomes via identification of nutritional risk factors and resource utilization within a biopsychosocial, multi-disciplinary framework, supported by the World Health Organization, Institute of Medicine, and World Confederation for Physical Therapy. It also prepares them to affect change as partners in the Health People 2020 vision for America, leading the fight against chronic disease. Additionally, understanding the gut-brain-body axis is vital for the prevention and rehabilitation intervention that therapists deliver and this course explains the history and current clinical status of this well-supported phenomenon. Addressing nutrition within a plan of care is an integral facet of rehabilitation now and for the future, and this course provides the building blocks to prepare the rehabilitation professional for cutting-edge practice.
This Seminar-on-Demand is 5 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 5||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, CSCS/NSCA-CPT, Dietitian/Nutritionist, LVN/LPN, NHA, NP, OT/COTA, PT/PTA, RN|
|Instructional Level: Advanced||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Identifying eight major risk factors: Modifiable lifestyle choices
- Osteoarthritis: facts and figures
- Chronic disease management in rehabilitation
- Inflammations long arm of destruction
- Anthropological etiology
- Allostatic load types
- Recognition of when an amygdala highjack is occurring
- What is Epigenome?
- Historical context of preventions
- Nutritional considerations for rehab professionals
- How to influence proactive behaviors
- The biopsychological model: A pentagon of wellness
- Undernutrition screening
- Nutritional education and patient counseling
- Anti-inflammatory sources
- Vitamins and minerals
- Anti-inflammatory diet
- Four nutrition keys for pelvic health
- The FODMAP diet
- Organic foods
- What are GMO's?
- Public health safety recommendations
- Gut-brain axis: The psychoemotional facet
- Portion distortion
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a study on nutritional considerations for rehab professionals.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- List predisposing risk factors for, and prevalence of, chronic disease influenced by nutrition which affect rehab outcomes.
- List common inflammatory mediators and biomarkers.
- Identify precursors of gut dysfunction and changeable morphological and genetic risk factors.
- Identify the “gut-brain-body” axis.
- List the variables which are evolving 21st century practice in rehabilitation.
- Identify outcome measures used in nutritional screening.
- List the systemic impact of using a biopsychosocial intervention method for nutritional counseling in rehabilitation.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 5
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Athletic Trainers, Registered Nurses, Nursing Home Admins, Dietitian/Nutritionists.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
CDR CPE Level 2/ 740 Web-based
Learning Need Codes: 5000, 5050
Performance Indicators: 2.1.3, 4.1.1, 8.3.1, 9.3.1
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
- Financial – Ginger Garner is founder of Living Well Inc. and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.