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Doctor of Physical Therapy


Continuing Education

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at St. Ambrose University offers a number of continuing education opportunities in collaboration with the Quad City Consortium for Continuing Education, which includes Genesis Health System, UnityPoint Health, Rock Valley Physical Therapy, and the Children's Therapy Center.

Upcoming Events

Pharmacology in Rehabilitation
St. Ambrose University welcomes Dr. Charles Ciccone on June 15 and 16, 2017 to the Center for Health Sciences. Charles Ciccone, PT, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. He earned his BS in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 1975 and his PhD in Physiology from Rutgers University in 1983. Dr. Ciccone served as an Editorial Board member and Editor for "Evidence and Practice and Reviews" for the journal Physical Therapy. He also serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Group of PT Magazine.

Physical therapists and other rehabilitation specialists recognize the fact that drugs can influence their patients' responses to physical rehabilitation. Medications may provide beneficial effects that act synergistically with the rehabilitation treatment, or they can generate side effects that may adversely affect rehabilitation goals. Hence, many therapists want to learn more about pharmacology and how drug therapy can interact with rehabilitation. This course presents some of the basic drug classes and the physiologic basis of their action. Drugs will be grouped according to their general effects and the type of disorders they are routinely used to treat. Special emphasis will be placed on drugs that are commonly used to treat disorders seen in patients receiving physical therapy and how drug therapy interacts with rehabilitation.

Audiences welcome to attend: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, other rehabilitation specialists, Nursing, and Speech-Language Pathology.

Cost: Two day course fee: $340, QCCCE; Member fee $300. Clinical Education Vouchers accepted.

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