Current Evidence Based Protocols on the Use of Therapeutic Modalities

Course Content

Total learning: 2 lessons / 1 quiz Time: 52 weeks

Current Evidence Based Protocols on the Use of Therapeutic Modalities , Course Content

Chapter 1: Therapeutic Modalities

  • Biofeedback (CPT code 90901)
  • Compression (97016)
  • Continuous Passive Motion (CPM)
  • Contrast Baths (CPT code 97034)
  • Diathermy (Short Wave) (CPT code 97024)
  • Electrical Stimulation (CPT code G0283)
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (CPT code 0019T, 0101T)
  • Fluidotherapy (CPT 97022)
  • Infrared Therapy (CPT 97026)
  • Iontophoresis (CPT 97033)
  • Laser Therapy (Low-Level)
  • Paraffin Bath (CPT Code 97018)
  • Spinal Decompression Therapy and Mechanical Traction (97012)
  • Thermotherapy – Superficial Heat and Cold (CPT 97010)
  • Ultrasound (CPT 97035)
  • Ultrasound – Sonophoresis/Phonophoresis
  • Whirlpool (CPT 97022)/ Hydrotherapy (CPT 97036)

Chapter 2: Therapeutic Procedures

  • Aquatic Therapy with Therapeutic Exercise (CPT code 97113)
  • Gait Training (includes Stair Climbing) (CPT Code 97116)
  • Manual Therapy (e.g. connective tissue massage, joint mobilization and manipulation, and manual traction) (CPT Code 97140)
  • Massage including Effluerage, Petrissage, and/or Tapotement (Stroking, Compression, Percussion) (CPT code 97124)
  • Neuromuscular Reeducation of Movement, Balance, Coordination, Kinesthetic Sense, Posture and/or Proprioception for Sitting and/or Standing Activities (CPT code 97112)
  • Orthotic Management & Prosthetic Training (CPT codes 97760-97762)
  • Self-Care/Home Management Training (e.g., activities of daily living [ADL] and compensatory training, meal preparation, safety procedures, and instructions in use of assistive technology devices/adaptive equipment) (CPT code 97535)
  • Therapeutic Activities – Dynamic Activities to Improve Functional Performance (CPT code 97530)
  • Therapeutic Exercises to Develop Strength and Endurance, Range of Motion, and Flexibility (CPT code 97110)
  • Wheelchair Management (Assessment, Fitting and Training) (CPT Code 97542)
  • Work Hardening/Work Conditioning (CPT Code 97545-97546)
  • Sidebar: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Chapter 3: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Guidelines for Cervical and Thoracic Spine Disorders
  • Guidelines for Low Back Dysfunction
  • Guidelines for Ankle/Foot Disorders
  • Guidelines for Shoulder Disorders
  • Guidelines for Chronic Pain Conditions (Including Fibromyalgia)
  • Guidelines for Fall Prevention
  • Guidelines for Frail Elderly
  • Guidelines for Osteoarthritis
  • Guidelines for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Guidelines for Osteoporosis
  • Guidelines for CVA
  • Guidelines for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Chapter 4: Therapeutic Injections and Physician Administered Modalities

  • Acupuncture
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Dorsal Nerve-Root Ganglion Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Epidural Steroid Injection (epidural steroid injection)
  • Epiduroscopy and Epidural Lysis of Adhesions
  • Intradiscal Steroid Therapy
  • Joint Injections
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
  • Prolotherapy
  • Radiofrequency Medial Branch Neurotomy/Facet Rhizotomy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Shoulder-Joint Injections
  • Soft-Tissue Injections
  • Subacromial Injections
  • Sympathetic Injections
  • Trigger-Point Injections and Dry Needling Treatment
  • Viscosupplementation/Intracapsular Acid Salts
  • Zygapophyseal (Facet) Injection

Chapter 5: Common Medications Used for Pain Management

  • Acetaminophen
  • Bisphosphonates
  • Calcitonin
  • Glucosamine
  • Muscle Relaxants, Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
  • Narcotics
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Opioids
  • Steroids, Oral
  • Topical Agents
  • Tramadol
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin C