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This course will focus on developing an understanding of Rehabilitation; what it is, why it is important, and the global need for rehabilitation. It will also examine the health, social and economic benefits of rehabilitation.
The aim of this course is to provide foundational knowledge of rehabilitation, so that you can understand it as a health strategy.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- What is Rehabilitation
- Models of Disability and Functioning
- Global Needs for Rehabilitation
- Benefits of Rehabilitation
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy Clinicians, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers, Community Health Workers, Nurses and Medical Doctors.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 4-4.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 3.8 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- explain what is meant by the term rehabilitation
- describe conceptual models related to rehabilitation based on a case study
- discuss the demographic trends triggering the growing need for rehabilitation
- describe five benefits of rehabilitation
South African Society of Physiotherapy
This course was submitted for accreditation with the SASP. You can start and finish this course and download the certificate at a later stage.
South African Society of Physiotherapy: PPB007/PT000/2021/389 (4 General CEUs Level 1)
Texas Physical Therapy Association
United States - Texas
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2312053TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 4.58 CCUs.
Course recognised by
Physioplus courses should meet the CPD requirements for the Australian Physiotherapy Board (AHPRA). Physioplus is an approved course provider of the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC).
Physioplus meets the CPD standards of the Health and Social Professions Council of Ireland (CORU). All activities completed on Physioplus are accepted and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
Physioplus meets the CPD standards of the Lebanese Order of Physiotherapy. All activities completed on Physioplus are accepted and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
Physioplus courses are recognised under the recertification programme by the New Zealand Board. Courses can be included in registered Physiotherapists CPD plan and recorded as part of the required 100 hours of CPD over a three year period.
United Kingdom UK (HCPC)
Physioplus meets the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) CPD standards and all activities completed on Physioplus are accepted by the HCPC and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United States – Montana
The State Board does not pre-approve any activities or sponsors for CE credits. Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development as Category B activities.
United States – States accepting accreditation from other States
Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia
The state board of physical therapy accepts courses accredited by other States. As a result, Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development based on the Texas Physical Therapy Association accreditation - please check with your state board.
United States – States not requiring accreditation
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Utah, Washington
The state board of physical therapy either does not require course pre-approval or does not require CEUs for re-licensure. As a result, Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development - please check with your state board.
Physiotherapist, United States
I would 100% recommend Physioplus! This is a well-designed course with insightful information. You will complete this course feeling intellectually rewarded!
Physiotherapist, Trinidad And Tobago
This course is a powerful reminder of who we are and our purpose as "rehabilitators". I am encouraged to continue to practice my profession as I am reminded of how much we have to offer to this world!
I am a nurse practitioner in Kenya. I am very happy with this online course! Every rehabilitation professional should participate in this course as it can shape the face of rehabilitation and the perspective of rehabilitation to both the clients and the healthcare professionals. THANK YOU!
This is one of the most important courses that should be done by all health care providers, not only the physiotherapists. I learned valuable principles of rehabilitation during this course. I'm looking forward to sharing my experience with my colleagues and apply it in my workplace.
This course has greatly brought insight into the aspects that are majorly neglected in Africa during rehabilitation. This will change my current practice!
Precious Pearl Luis
Occupational Therapist, Philippines
I like how detailed everything is! The videos have transcripts that provide more understanding especially if English is not your first language. I like how they attached resources on each topic so it is easier to track
I thoroughly enjoyed this course! It was a great way to consolidate the information I already knew and to gather new information on the topic of Rehabilitation. The course was very well outlined. The course page had a logical flow and I could easily follow my progress which meant I didn't miss out on any of the activities/study material I was supposed to complete. The course content was relevant and presented in a concise manner. I felt the course length was appropriate. I am very grateful to everyone who was involved in creating this course.
Doctor of Medicine, Uganda
I have really enjoyed the course! Although I have always considered my unit to be providing comprehensive clinical care, the course has indicated to me how much more we still need to add for our patient population being managed for chronic medical conditions such as HIV/AIDS. The course is indeed insightful on what rehabilitation is and how much it can supplement patient care!
I really enjoyed this course - the variety in delivery modes made the time fly by!!
This is the best, organized course I've ever attended!
Hussein Ahmed Ngabo
Occupational Therapist, Uganda
This is an amazing course! All medical, health and social care professionals need to take the time to do this course. Trust me it is worth it!
I enjoyed participating in this course. It's really holistic and eye-opening!