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Documentation: Reporting Skill and Progress Part 4

presented by Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTCCS, MPA, MSG, PhD, FAPTA

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Financial: This course was produced in partnership with MedBridge and Great Seminars Online. Carole B. Lewis is President and a shareholder of Great Seminars Online and receives compensation from Greater Seminars Online and also receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Carole B. Lewis is the President of Great Seminars Online.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 55 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 16 Minutes

This course is Part 4 in a five-part series on documentation with a focus on reporting skill and progress and how you can get the best out of your documentation. This course documents how to show skill as a therapist with low-level patients. The low-level patient from Part 3 returns to perform her first full treatment session after initial evaluation. The home exercise program is reviewed at the end of the session, with recommendations for how the patient can incorporate some of the exercises into her daily functional tasks.

This is course 4 in a series of five. Below are all the courses in the series.

Meet Your Instructor

Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTCCS, MPA, MSG, PhD, FAPTA

Dr. Lewis has worked in home health, long-term care, acute hospitals, rehabilitation departments and outpatient clinics. She started a private practice in Washington, D.C. in 1981 and continues to work as a clinician. Dr. Lewis received her two master's degrees in health care management and gerontology from the University of Southern California. and her PhD…

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1. Application to Actual Cases: Lower-Level Treatment

This chapter revisits the low-level patient from Part 3 of this series to review the home exercise program prescribed after her initial evaluation. The patient performs more balance exercises and is taught proper positioning and timing for muscle stretching. TheraBand exercises to improve muscle strength are introduced.

2. Examining Gait and Endurance

This chapter works on various aspects of gait training with the patient, including incorporating the patient's goal to dance, to increase step length.

3. Home Exercise Review

This chapter reviews the home exercise program with the patient and explains incorporating the exercises into daily functional tasks and activities.

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