Education

Welcome to Pathways to Education!

The Pathways to Education program is a targeted educational series, provided as a courtesy by for both payor professionals and healthcare providers.

Current Courses

Custom Fitting Back Brace Program for HealthCare Professionals. Course details

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Custom Fitting Knee Brace Program for HealthCare Professionals. Course details

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Electrotherapy for Pain Management and Rehabilitation to Reduce Opioids, Disability Duration and Overall Costs. Course details

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Custom Fitting Spinal Brace Program for HealthCare Professionals

Program Details

This program is intended to provide specialized training to healthcare professionals who fit patients with Prefabricated spinal braces.  The program reviews anatomical and physiological foundations of spinal brace fitting, and specific patient abnormalities that require custom fitting of braces to accommodate.  It reviews the mechanisms of action of spinal braces and how they are applied to patients.  The program provides a detailed explanation of potential brace modifications that require expertise, why and when they are necessary and how to make the modifications on each VQ OrthoCare Spinal Brace to reduce complications, maximize patient outcomes and improve compliance.

Program Details

This program is intended to provide specialized training to healthcare professionals who fit patients with Prefabricated spinal braces.  The program reviews anatomical and physiological foundations of spinal brace fitting, and specific patient abnormalities that require custom fitting of braces to accommodate.  It reviews the mechanisms of action of spinal braces and how they are applied to patients.  The program provides a detailed explanation of potential brace modifications that require expertise, why and when they are necessary and how to make the modifications on each VQ OrthoCare Spinal Brace to reduce complications, maximize patient outcomes and improve compliance.

This program consists of two courses:

  • Physiological Foundations of Spinal Bracing
  • Custom Fitting VQ OrthoCare Spinal Braces

Physiological Foundations of Spinal Bracing provides detailed definitions of anatomical structures of the spine, their functions and how they relate to spinal bracing.  The course also covers common conditions and injuries to the spine and their mechanisms, common abnormalities of the spine to observe in patients and accommodate when performing spinal brace fitting as well common surgical procedures performed to treat back injuries that often require spinal braces.

Custom Fitting VQ OrthoCare Spinal Braces defines custom fitting, what qualifies as custom fitting and how it is different from custom manufactured.  This course will explain when custom fitting is necessary and what abnormalities require custom fitting.  The course will identify the different ways the Ascent LSO and TLSO, Sleeq Max TLSO and Cyperspine TLSOx4 braces can be custom fit to a particular patient and how those modifications are performed.

Course Type:
Self-Paced, Online Courses

Passing:
Participants must pass with a score of 80% or better to receive a completion certificate.  CEUs are not available for this course at this time.

Custom Fitting Knee Brace Program for HealthCare Professionals

Program Details

This program is intended to provide specialized training to healthcare professionals who fit patients with Prefabricated knee braces.  The program reviews anatomical and physiological foundations of knee brace fitting, and specific patient abnormalities that require custom fitting of braces to accommodate.  It reviews the differences between different types of braces, the mechanisms of action of each and how they are applied to patients.  The program provides a detailed explanation of potential brace modifications that require expertise, why and when they are necessary and how to make the modifications on each VQ OrthoCare Knee Brace to reduce complications, maximize patient outcomes and improve compliance.

This program consists of two courses:

  • Physiological Foundations of Knee Bracing
  • Custom Fitting VQ OrthoCare Knee Braces

Basic Anatomy and Physiology covers anatomical directions, planes and movements in the body as well as medical terminology.  This course also covers basic systems of the body related to orthopedic conditions, such as bones muscles, nerves, tendons and ligaments.  It is a prerequisite for

Physiological Foundations of Knee Bracing provides detailed definitions of anatomical structures of the knee, their functions and how they relate to knee bracing.  The course also covers common conditions and injuries to the knee and their mechanisms as well as common anatomical abnormalities to observe in patients and accommodate when performing knee brace fitting.

Custom Fitting VQ OrthoCare Knee Braces defines custom fitting, what qualifies as custom fitting and how it is different from custom manufactured.  This course will explain when custom fitting is necessary and what abnormalities require custom fitting.  The course will identify the different ways the OActive2 and Catalyst Propel OA knee braces can be custom fit to a particular patient and how those modifications are performed.

Course Type:
Self-Paced, Online Courses

Passing:
Participants must pass with a score of 80% or better to receive a completion certificate.  CEUs are not available for this course at this time.

Electrotherapy for Pain Management and Rehabilitation

  • Reduce Opioids
  • Reduce Disability Duration
  • Reduce Overall Costs

Description:

This course explains the foundations of electrotherapy and how this conservative treatment option can reduce opioids, reduce disability duration and reduce overall costs.  The course will cover what electrical stimulation is, what it is indicated for, how it works, as well as the differences between commonly used types of electrotherapy like TENS and Interferential. Lastly, electrotherapy is compared to other commonly used treatments in terms of costs and risks and reviews nationally recognized guidelines for its use.

  • CEU
    (CEUs provided by CEU Institute for Nurses and Adjusters)

Course Type:

Free, Self-Paced Online Course

This course is approved for CEUs for nurses (nationwide) and adjusters in the following states:

State Status License Type Approval Date Exp Date Hrs Course # Category
CA Active Adjuster-Ind 9/15/2020 9/30/2022 1 384591 Self-Study
CA Active WC Adjuster 7/24/2020 9/9/9999 1 Certificate Only Self-Study
FL Active Adjuster 7/27/2020 9/9/9999 1 114019 Self-Study
GA Active Adjuster 8/20/2020 9/9/9999 1 59618 Self-Study
IN Active Adjuster 8/18/2020 8/31/2022 1 38167 Self-Study
KY Active Adjuster 7/30/2020 6/30/2022 1 C23779 Self-Study
OR Active Adjuster 7/29/2020 7/31/2022 1 6000072571 Self-Study
OR Active Adjuster-WC 7/24/2020 9/9/9999 1 WC Cert Only Self-Study
TX Active Adjuster 8/28/2020 8/28/2022 1 124385 Self-Study

 

If you are interested in CEUs for adjusters in a state not listed above, contact us.

In order to provide an educational forum that meets the objectives of a range of professionals, the Pathways to Education course curriculum  has been developed along two tracks:

Clinical Advances

  • Taught by medical professionals
  • Focused on surgical and rehabilitative procedures associated with common disease states in orthopedic, rehabilitation and pain management

Therapeutic Advances

  • Taught by industry professionals

  • Focused exclusively on the therapeutic modalities relevant to orthopedics

  • Pain management and rehabilitation

If you have questions regarding an online Pathways to Education Course, or if you have registered for a course but have not received your log in information yet e-mail alanw@vqorthocare.com or mocelnik@vorthocare.com.

Clinical Advances Curriculum

Pathways to Education’s Clinical Advances courses are provided as a courtesy for payor professionals and healthcare providers.  Each is designed to maximize attendees’ knowledge of advances in orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation practices and therapeutic interventions.

In order to provide our audience with the most up-to-date educational experience, Clinical Advances courses are taught by board-certified Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Physical and Occupational therapists.

Each Clinical Advances course includes the following:

  • History and etiology of the specific disease state
  • Clinical examinations, tests or other diagnostics routinely performed to confirm the patient’s diagnosis
  • Advances in orthopedic and spine surgery, including a discussion of potential risks and complications
  • Rehabilitation of postoperative or chronic pain patients
  • Routine treatment modalities prescribed

Our speakers are local area medical professional with relevant clinical experience in the specific disease state. All are highly regarded in the payor and medical communities, with extensive expertise regarding clinical outcomes associated with orthopedic conditions, pain management, and rehabilitation.

Your Pathways to Education representative will arrange for all logistical considerations, including audio/visual and written materials, refreshments, speakers, and certificates of completion.

We are a proud member of AdvaMed, whose compliance guidelines are followed throughout the Pathways to Education series.

Therapeutic Advances Curriculum

Pathways to Education’s Therapeutic Advances courses are provided as a courtesy for payor professionals and healthcare providers. Each is designed to maximize attendees’ knowledge of clinical modalities and devices in orthopedics, pain management and rehabilitation.

In order to provide our audience with the most up-to-date educational experience, Therapeutic Advances courses are
taught by industry professionals experienced in the application
of therapeutic modalities.

Each Therapeutic Advances course includes the following:

  • History behind the use of therapeutic modalities
  • Clinical indications for use of these modalities
  • Competitive analysis and HCPCS coding
  • Patient application, including a discussion of potential risks and contraindications
  • Frequently asked questions about modalities

Our speakers are industry professionals with relevant practical experience in the use of modalities.  All are highly regarded in the payor and medical communities, with extensive expertise regarding clinical outcomes associated with use of these modalities.

Your Pathways to Education representative will arrange for all logistical considerations, including audio/visual and written materials, refreshments, speakers, and certificates of completion.

We are a proud member of AdvaMed, whose compliance guidelines are followed throughout the Pathways to Education series.