Online Course: Nutrition Relevancy in Physiotherapy
Optimise your patients' outcomes with an understanding of the relationship between common diseases and diet
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Consuming a suboptimal diet is an important, preventable risk factor for various non-communicable diseases that are commonly encountered by physiotherapists in clinical practice. Because diet can have such a significant impact on patients’ ability to engage in rehabilitation and their overall outcomes, it is beneficial for rehabilitation practitioners to understand the relationship between nutrition and disease processes and when to refer to other practitioners when needed.
This course aims to introduce chronic diseases and other conditions that can be affected and / or managed by diet.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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.
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 1-1.5 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 0.9 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:
- discuss the role of nutritional support for a range of conditions
- explain the relevance of nutrition to physiotherapy
- describe which nutrients can have a positive or negative effect on a range of commonly encountered diseases and conditions
- select an appropriate management strategy for patients with suboptimal diets based on a case scenario
I find nutrition and physical exercise/activity are keystones in all my dealings with clients. This presentation of information encourages providers to open their thoughts to the impact of nutrition on common \'real case\' client issues. The idea is not to become experts or overstep boundaries, but to respectfully incorporate tools to improve client outcomes.
This course gives an overview of what aspects and how nutrition is important for a physio to depict the service to his/her patient as well as in education.
Be sure to do this course and refer to dieticians whenever an appropriate time arrives. All physios should join the health revolution and inform educate our clients on the benefits of a great diet.