Physical Agent Modalities for Occupational Therapists (PAMS Certification) (PAMS Certification) | Allegany College of Maryland

This is a two-part course offered over a total of 4 classroom days. Part One: Ultrasound for Occupational Therapists and Assistants will be offered March 5th and 6th and Part Two: Electrical Stimulations for Occupational Therapists and Assistants will be offered March 7th and 8th. Both courses are instructed by Jeremy Oldham, M.Ed, PTA. Jeremy is the Clinical Coordinator and a full-time faculty member in ACM’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program. He has a B.S. in Kinesiology from Penn State University, an A.A.S. in Physical Therapist Assistant from ACM, and a Master’s of Education from Frostburg State University. He has been a practicing PTA since 2004 and is licensed in both Maryland and Pennsylvania.

These are lab courses and each participant will be experiencing and applying treatment techniques. While it may not be necessary to actually deliver Ultra Sound or E-Stim, it is necessary to identify anatomical landmarks for protocols/applications. Therefore, dress should be casual/comfortable. Layering sports bra/tank top/T-shirt with long-sleeve sweat shirts will provide comfort and accessibility.

Part I: Ultrasound for Occupational Therapy (CHE415)

This 2-day course will thoroughly cover all aspects of therapeutic ultrasound (US). It is specifically designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of therapeutic ultrasound and its application within the context of occupational therapy. Discussions will include history, attention to physical properties, physiological effects, application, indications, contraindications, and documentation to maximize reimbursement. Hands-on demonstrations and lab experiences are interspersed throughout the didactic materials to reinforce and enhance the clinical reasoning and problem-solving. Options for application and integration of modalities into the occupational therapy treatment plan will be discussed at length.

The combination of lecture, demonstration, reference materials and significant amounts of lab practice will prepare the participants to apply learned information in the clinical setting. Participants are cautioned to do so only within the scope of each practitioner’s own state licensure law. This course has been approved for 15 Contact Hours by the Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice.

3/4 & 3/5, Mon/Tues (2 sessions)

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 ACM: AH - 236

 Instructor: Jeremy Oldham, M. Ed, PTA

 Course Cost: $249.00

 Maryland Senior Course Cost: $240.00

 

Part II:

Electrical Stimulation for Occupational Therapy (CHE333)

This 2 day course will thoroughly cover all aspects of electrical stimulation. It is specifically designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of electrical stimulation and its application within the context of occupational therapy. Discussions will cover the physics and basic principles of electrical stimulation, including definitions, terminology, and clinical examples and will progress to explain the various types of electric currents utilized clinically, including AD, DC, microcurrent, Russian current, and interferential current. The participant will then be instructed in the appropriate parameters and methods of utilization to achieve treatment goals, e.g. pain reduction, muscle re-education, edema reduction, wound care, and reduction of muscle spasm. Each lecture topic will be followed by ands-on examples and practice application of the aforementioned material.

The combination of lecture, demonstration, reference materials and significant amounts of lab practice will prepare the participants to apply learned information in the clinical setting. Participants are cautioned to do so only within the scope of each practitioner’s own state licensure law. This course has been approved for 15 contact hours by the Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice.

Part I: 3/2 & 3/3, Monday, Tuesday (2 sessions)

Part II: 3/4 & 3/5, Wednesday, Thursday (2 sessions)

8:30 AM– 4:30 PM

ACM: AH - 236

Instructor: Jeremy Oldham, M. Ed, PTA

Course Cost: $249.00 for each part

Maryland Senior Course Cost:  $240.00

 


3/2-3/5, Monday (2 Sessions)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
ACM: Allied Health Building
Instructor: Jeremy Oldham, M.Ed, PTA

CHE415 Course Cost: $249.00

CHE333 Course Cost: $249.00

 

CHE415 MD Sr Course Cost: $240

CHE333 MD Sr Course Cost: $240.00


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