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Physical and Occupational Therapy Courses by LTC

The Learning and Training Center (LTC) is a therapist owned company and a provider of continuing education (CE) courses for Physical Therapists (PT), Occupational Therapists (OT), Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA), Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA) across the United States of America.

Our distinguished and nationally reputed faculty are committed to assuring that class participants learn effective and relevant techniques on related subjects, and empower their critical problem solving skills.

We believe that updating knowledge through taking continuing education courses, especially for health care professionals, are crucial and essential to the health of all individuals.

Therefore, we are committed to:

  • Provide high quality evidence-based CE courses in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy fields
  • Update the clinician's existing knowledge on their related field, and help improve their own practice
  • Offer a variety of teaching methods, including case studies, group discussion to accentuate the learning, memory and problem solving skills

The Learning and Training Center was established in 2004, and is currently based in St. Louis, MO.

Current Course Offerings

We offer a full range of Continuing Education Courses for Physical and Occupational Therapists.

Our courses include topics that specialize in the field of Neurology, Orthopedics, Geriatrics and Pharmacology.

Listed below are our current courses that we offer:

COURSE # 1: Stroke Survivor: Effective Management in Physical and Occupational Therapy - DR. PRADIP GHOSH

This two-day course will focus on therapeutic management of stroke survivors and address the latest research and clinical advances that have impacted the functional improvement following rehabilitation of individual with stroke. The concepts and principles of this intermediate to advance-level course will enhance the clinician’s knowledge base and hands-on skills through lecture, case studies, videotape presentations and lab sessions.





COURSE # 3: Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Neurodegenerative and Demyelinating Diseases: An Evidence Based Course- DR. PRADIP GHOSH

This two-day course will provide a comprehensive overview on recent advances in the management of individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD), Alzheimer's disease (AD), multiple sclerosis (MS), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

This course will review and discuss recent advances related to management of individuals who have PD, AD, MS, and ALS and will analyze the implications of current advances of management of these individuals in physical and occupational therapy.





COURSE # 4: Therapeutic Management Of Patient With Cardiovascular Disease - DR. ETHEL FRESE

This two-day course will provide a comprehensive overview of the therapeutic management of patients with cardiovascular disease that are especially applicable in the field of both physical therapy and occupational therapy.
     This course will review the physiology as well as pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system and exercise physiology concepts. Instruction will focus on the management of patients with coronary artery disease, hypertension, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, pacemakers, peripheral arterial disease, venous disease, and pulmonary embolism.
     The concepts and principles of this course will enhance the participant's knowledge and clinical skills through lecture, case studies, videotape presentations, and demonstration/practice. Emphasis will be placed on practical methods for evaluation, clinical decision making process and effective treatment strategies using appropriate exercise. Evidence based information on a variety of therapeutic approaches will be discussed that will provide a foundation from which appropriate decision can be made with regard to patient needs.





COURSE # 5: Patients with Cardiovascular Disease: Effective Management in Physical and Occupational Therapy - DR. JOHN LOWMAN

This two-day course is designed to address these complexities and to provide contemporary strategies for the provision of efficacious physical and occupational therapy. The course will review the physiology of the cardiovascular system and principles of exercise physiology, as well as review relevant laboratory tests and basic interpretation of EKG.  Course content also includes the pathophysiology and medical/surgical management of cardiovascular diseases, with an emphasis on the implications for PT and OT. The focus will be on health conditions commonly seen by PTs and OTs, including hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, metabolic syndrome, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, electrophysiological disorders (e.g., atrial fibrillation, pacemakers), peripheral arterial disease, and venous thromboembolism (i.e., deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism). An emphasis will be on an evidence-based evaluation and assessment of impairments and activity limitations, including functional capacity and functional performance testing, as well as on exercise prescription and physical activity recommendations, including resistance, functional, and endurance training, breathing techniques, and energy conservation/work simplification.





COURSE # 6: Safe and Effective Management of Patients with Cardiovascular Disease: What Therapists Need to Know - DR. WILLIAM DE TURK

This two-day course will provide a comprehensive overview of management of patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension and other related cardiovascular pathologies.  Detailed information on monitoring strategies, exercise program development and mechanical devices frequently encountered will be provided, together with interventions appropriate to this patient population. Instruction will include review of clinically-relevant cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, and exercise physiology including metabolic pathways and energy systems. Participants will gain knowledge in current diagnostic schemes (eg, Acute Coronary Syndrome), medical and surgical management, and interventions appropriate to acute, out-patient and rehab settings. The course will also focus on evaluation skills (eg, select heart and lung sounds), and practical electrocardiography (coupled with appropriate responses); attendees will learn how to use vital signs to manage individual treatment sessions as well as how to advance patients through a rehab program by developing exercise prescriptions. Skills and understanding will be obtained through lecture, videotape presentations and laboratory exercises. Case studies will pull together and summarize course components.





COURSE # 7: Therapeutic Management of Patients with Pulmonary Disease - DR. ETHEL FRESE

This two-day course will provide a comprehensive overview of the therapeutic management of patients with obstructive and/or restrictive pulmonary disease that are especially applicable to physical and occupational therapists. This course will review normal pulmonary anatomy and physiology as well as pulmonary pathophysiology.  Instruction will focus on management of patients with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, bronchiectasis, atelectasis, pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis, pneumothorax and respiratory failure. The concepts and principles included in this course will enhance the participant’s knowledge and clinical skills through lecture, case discussions, and demonstration/practice. Emphasis will be placed on practical methods for examination, clinical decision making, and effective treatment strategies including exercise prescription.  Evidence-based information a variety of therapeutic approaches will be discussed that will provide a foundation from which appropriate decisions can be made regarding patient needs.





COURSE # 8: Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy: Practical Management of Patient with Dizziness and Balance Dysfunction - DR JEFFERY WALTER

This evidence-based course will train clinicians in the practical management of vestibular disorders.

The course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills.





COURSE # 9: Evaluation and Treatment of Patient with Dizziness and Balance Disorders: A Comprehensive Approach Through Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy by DR. SARAVANAN CHOCKALINGAM

This two-day course will provide a comprehensive overview of the evaluation and treatment of patients with dizziness and balance disorders.

The concepts and principles of this basic to intermediate-level course will enhance the clinician's knowledge base and hands-on skills through lecture, small group discussion, case studies, videotape presentations and skills-practice lab sessions.





COURSE # 10: Patients with Vestibular Dysfunction: Effective Management of Dizziness and Balance Disorders through Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy - DR. SARA MACDOWELL

This two-day evidence-based course is designed for clinicians who treat patients with vestibular dysfunctions and balance disorders in acute, out-patient, or in-patient settings. This course will enhance the clinician’s knowledge base and hands-on skill through lecture, case studies, demonstration and practice, and video presentation. Instruction will focus on review and analysis of relevant topics including anatomy and physiology of vestibular and balance systems, assessment of vestibular disorders, diagnostic tests, medical management, rehabilitation with appropriate treatment strategies, and concepts behind a successful vestibular rehabilitation and balance program





COURSE # 11: Management of the Acutely-ill Patients in the ICU Environment: What Therapists Need to Know - DR. WILLIAM DETURK

This two-day course will provide a comprehensive overview of the Intensive Care Unit environment. Detailed information on equipment that the therapist is likely to encounter will be provided, together with select interventions appropriate to this patient population. Underlying concepts and principles will be presented which will enhance the clinician's knowledge base. skills and understanding will be obtained through lecture, videotape presentations and laboratory practice sessions. Case studies will pull together and summarize course components.





Course # 12: Therapeutic Management of Patients with Fracture, Joint Replacement and Shoulder Disorders

This two day course comprising of lectures and extensive hands on laboratory components is designed to help clinicians achieve superior outcomes when working on patients with fractures, joint replacement and shoulder disorders.

This course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary methodology in managing patients with hip and knee and shoulder arthroplasty and the identification and management of common upper and lower extremity fractures in the elderly following reduction and stabilization.

This course will also emphasize source of pain and dysfunction in the shoulder by location along with palpation, assessment and therapeutic interventions for management of shoulder problems.





Meet Our Faculty

Testimonials

I am excited that I will take back new ideas to the clinic and use right away with my patients.
- Samantha B. (PT from Illinois)
Instructor is very knowledgeable. Dr. Ghosh explained complicated topic with ease and simplicity.
- Oliver P. (OT from Kentucy)

Contact

The Learning and Training Center
c/o Sarbani Ghosh
16327 Champion Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Email: :ltcenter@charter.net
Phone: :(636)536-0272