PT/OT Professionals: Interactive Online High Intensity Rehab Course Delivers Better Methods for Addressing Functional Decline

Programs and Resources
In collaboration with the University of Colorado (CU), AHCA/NCAL is launching a new online educational program titled High Intensity Physical Rehabilitation in Medically Complex Populations. This program is offered through ahcancalED and is designed for physical therapy and occupational therapy rehabilitation professionals (PT, PTA, OT, OTA).  

The course presents an evidence-based approach for the implementation of a high intensity progressive rehabilitation model. The goal of the course is to teach rehabilitation professionals better methods of addressing functional decline due to underlying medical complexity and deconditioning from hospitalizations or illness.  

CU recommends that the course be taken over an eight-week period to allow rehab professionals time to implement and practice the concepts as they are learned. Documentation will be provided by AHCA/NCAL to rehab professionals who successfully complete the course, so that they can apply to their respective state licensing boards for continuing education credits.  

The course fee is $495 for an employee or contracted employee registering as affiliated with an AHCA member facility and $595 for all other non-member registrants. Individuals will register and pay for the course through the ahcancalED platform at ahcancal.org/restoreregistration. Then, within 48 hours, registrants will receive further instructions on how to go to the CU platform and enroll in the course and begin their coursework.  

Questions about the program should also be directed to educate@ahca.org​.