Continuing Education Classes for Physical Therapy Professionals

Continuing Education Physical Therapy

The Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) provides continuing education opportunities for physical therapy and rehabilitation specialists, especially those who support patients through the postoperative recovery process. As a leading provider of orthopaedic CME, FORE provides up-to-date strategies for reducing pain, improving functional outcomes and improving patients’ quality of life.

FORE’s conferences are ideal for physical therapists who work in private orthopaedic practices or orthopedic hospital units. They’re of particular value to those who frequently work with patients who have undergone joint reconstruction or replacement surgery, sports injury treatment or nonoperative care for orthopaedic injuries.

Some of FORE’s most popular physical therapy-inclusive courses include:

  • Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Practitioner & Rehabilitation Therapist
  • Trauma 101: Fracture Care for the Community Orthopedist and Orthopaedic PA & NP
  • The Arthroplasty Disaster Conference
  • Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care: Pushing the Envelope

Many of these conferences have designated breakout sessions, allowing physical therapists and rehabilitation professionals to touch on different topics than surgeons and nonoperative clinicians. For instance, physical therapists can discuss the newest techniques in hip, shoulder and knee rehab after trauma surgery, general rehabilitation after total joint arthroplasty and general rehabilitation after head trauma. These sessions are led by doctors of physical therapy who have produced outstanding results and been internationally recognized for their accomplishments in the field.

Once these specific sessions have finished, participants can rejoin the rest of the group to discuss topics such as patient communication strategies, best practices for improving clinical efficiency, the role of technology in orthopedic treatment and tips for collaborating with other healthcare providers. As a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in orthopedic care, these events are widely regarded as some of the best CME classes for medical professionals.

To learn more about continuing education for physical therapy, contact the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education today.