APTA Launches Innovative Course on Nutrition and Physical Therapy Outcomes
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has unveiled its latest addition to the Learning Center: a comprehensive and innovative course on nutrition. With the ever-growing importance of nutrition in healthcare, this course aims to equip physical therapy professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide holistic care to their patients.
Nutrition is fundamental to good healing and enhanced outcomes — do you include it when considering your patient evaluations and management plans? This course provides you with foundational knowledge in the use of nutrition as part of a physical therapist patient and client management plan.
Enhance Patient Care with APTA's New Nutrition Course for Physical Therapists
The new nutrition course, titled "Enhancing PT Patient Outcomes Through the Introduction of Clinical Nutrition," has been meticulously designed by a team of experts in the field, including instructors from Mend, ATI Physical Therapy and Ivy Rehab. It offers a deep dive into the fundamental principles of nutrition and explores the vital role it plays in optimizing patient outcomes. By blending evidence-based research, practical case studies, and nutrition fundamentals, this course promises to revolutionize the way physical therapy professionals approach nutrition.
“Physical therapists spend more one-on-one time with recovering patients than nearly any other type of healthcare provider. This presents PTs with a unique opportunity to coach patients toward the right type of nutrition the body needs to recover after injury or surgery. We are excited to partner with the APTA and leaders at ATI and Ivy to provide the foundational knowledge PTs need to integrate nutrition into their practice. The course curriculum covers a broad range of topics, including health as the health of society, APTA guidance and scope of practice, foundational concepts, clinical evidence, and a PT’s role versus that of a dietitian.", said Mend VP of Clinical Research and course instructor, Dr. Erin Owen.
Unleashing the Power of Nutrition in Physical Therapy Practice
The course curriculum covers a broad range of topics, including health as the health of society, APTA guidance and scope of practice, foundational concepts, clinical evidence, and your role versus that of a dietitian." Participants will also explore the latest advancements in nutritional science, debunk common myths, and gain practical tools for implementing nutritional interventions.
APTA's Learning Center provides a convenient and accessible platform for professionals to advance their knowledge and skills. With a user-friendly interface, interactive modules, and expert-led content, the Learning Center ensures that practitioners can enhance their expertise at their own pace, all while earning Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
The nutrition course is now live on APTA's Learning Center. Physical therapy professionals can enroll today and gain immediate access to this transformative educational experience.
For more information and to enroll in the course, please visit:https://learningcenter.apta.