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Andrew J. Opett

PT, DPT, OCS

Andrew Opett received a bachelor of science degree in biology from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1996; a bachelor of science degree in health sciences from Nazareth College of Rochester, New York, in 2000; and a master of science degree in physical therapy from Nazareth College of Rochester, New York, in 2001. He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, in 2012. Dr. Opett is board certified as a clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dr. Opett is clinical assistant professor at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, and teaches course content in human gross anatomy, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, pharmacology, and musculoskeletal management. He supervises student research projects within the realm of diagnosis and treatment of spine-related complaints. He also continues to practice physical therapy part-time in the Rochester area. Dr. Opett currently serves as the vice chair of the New York State Board for Physical Therapy. He also serves as the chair of the ethics committee for the New York State Physical Therapy Association.

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Tissue Injury: Mechanisms of Inflammation and Repair

Presented by Andrew J. Opett, PT, DPT, OCS

Tissue Injury: Mechanisms of Inflammation and Repair

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Video Runtime: 32 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 39 Minutes

This course provides an overview of the inflammatory process and the process of tissue repair following injury. The three distinct phases of inflammation and tissue repair will be discussed. The major chemical mediators of inflammation and their effects will be covered. The inflammation and tissue healing process in specific musculoskeletal tissues, including bone, muscle, tendon, ligament, and cartilage, will be discussed.

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Modalities and Physical Agents for the Rehab Professional: Part 1

Presented by Andrew J. Opett, PT, DPT, OCS

Modalities and Physical Agents for the Rehab Professional: Part 1

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Video Runtime: 29 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 34 Minutes

This is Part 1 of a two-part course series that provides a comprehensive overview of the use of physical agents in a rehabilitation setting. The course will give an overview of thermal agents, hydrotherapy, traction, and compression. Specific physiological processes that are affected by these physical agents will be addressed. Integration of these physical agents into an overall plan of care for the rehabilitation patient will be discussed. Safety concerns and implications for the health care professional will be covered.

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Modalities and Physical Agents for the Rehab Professional: Part 2

Presented by Andrew J. Opett, PT, DPT, OCS

Modalities and Physical Agents for the Rehab Professional: Part 2

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Video Runtime: 40 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 31 Minutes

Part 2 of this course series provides a comprehensive overview of the use of physical agents in a rehabilitation setting. Part 2 will give an overview of ultrasound, electromagnetic radiation, and electrical currents. Specific physiological processes that are affected by these physical agents will be addressed. Integration of these physical agents into an overall plan of care for the rehabilitation patient will be discussed. Safety concerns and implications for the health care professional will be covered.

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Pharmacology for Rehabilitation: Considerations for the Aging Adult (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Andrew J. Opett, PT, DPT, OCS

Pharmacology for Rehabilitation: Considerations for the Aging Adult (Recorded Webinar)

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This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses. This course will review basic principles of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics as it relates to managing patients as a rehabilitation professional. Select classes of drugs will be presented including those used to treat autonomic, cardiovascular, central nervous system, musculoskeletal, and endocrine conditions. Special emphasis will be placed on drug interactions, identifying adverse effects, and the importance of the medication review as part of a comprehensive patient history.

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Differential Diagnosis & Screening: Urogenital/Endocrine/Immunological

Presented by Andrew J. Opett, PT, DPT, OCS

Differential Diagnosis & Screening: Urogenital/Endocrine/Immunological

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Rehabilitation specialists are serving an increasingly larger role as primary care providers in health care. With the number of adults over the age of 65 projected to increase significantly in the next few decades, providers will be evaluating and treating older adults with complex medical problems. This course will cover considerations for evaluating and screening older adults for urogenital, endocrine, metabolic, and immunological conditions and associated pharmacological adverse effects. Recognition of risk factors and identification of red flags for underlying medical conditions that require referral will be addressed.

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Differential Diagnosis & Screening: Introductory Concepts, Cardiovascular & Respiratory

Presented by Andrew J. Opett, PT, DPT, OCS

Differential Diagnosis & Screening: Introductory Concepts, Cardiovascular & Respiratory

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Rehabilitation specialists are serving an increasingly large role as primary care providers in health care. With the number of adults over the age of 65 projected to increase significantly in the next few decades, providers will be evaluating and treating older adults with complex medical problems. This course will cover considerations for evaluating and screening older adults for cardiovascular and respiratory conditions and associated pharmacological adverse effects. Recognition of risk factors and identification of red flags for underlying medical conditions that require referral will be addressed.

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Principles of Mobility and Function for Rehabilitation Professionals

Presented by Andrew J. Opett, PT, DPT, OCS

Principles of Mobility and Function for Rehabilitation Professionals

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This course will cover principles that are relevant for clinicians working with patients in a rehabilitation setting. Principles of body mechanics, bed mobility, patient transfers, and ambulation patterns and techniques will be discussed. Demonstration videos and still images will be utilized with a focus on patient and caregiver safety. An overview of commonly used functional scales in rehabilitation settings will be discussed. This course is appropriate for nurses working in inpatient rehabilitation settings. Other providers such as physical therapists and occupational therapists who are new to working in acute rehabilitation settings may also benefit from this course content.

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Cranial and Peripheral Nerve Function and Impairments

Presented by Andrew J. Opett, PT, DPT, OCS and Patty Anderson, OTR/L, CHT

Cranial and Peripheral Nerve Function and Impairments

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This course is part of our NCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge NCS Prep-Program.

This course provides an overview of the anatomy and function of cranial and peripheral nerves. The pathophysiology and expected clinical findings related to cranial and peripheral nerve injury are discussed. The process of peripheral nerve recovery after injury and an overview of peripheral neuropathies are covered. Clinical testing of cranial nerve function will also be discussed.

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Inflammatory and Diabetic Neuropathies

Presented by Andrew J. Opett, PT, DPT, OCS

Inflammatory and Diabetic Neuropathies

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This course is part of our NCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge NCS Prep-Program.

This course provides a comprehensive overview of neuropathies associated with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), and Diabetes Neuropathy (DN). Etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical presentation of these conditions will be discussed. Typical medical management of these conditions is discussed. Physical therapy management principles, including contraindications and precautions with exercise prescription based upon the current evidence, are discussed. The effect of neuropathy on the autonomic nervous system and its implications on function will be covered.

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Sep 21, 2018

Pharmacology for the Rehabilitation Professional: Considerations for the Aging Adult

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