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PT42 Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging in the Treatment of Low Back Pain
Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging in the Treatment of Low Back Pain
Author: Mary Evans Conway, PT, MOMT
The goal of this continuing education program is to inform physical therapists about the capabilities and use of conventional grayscale brightness mode rehabilitative ultrasound imaging for treatment of patients with low back pain. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe of the formation of conventional B mode RUSI images.
- Identify the type of information provided by B mode RUSI image echogenicity of the tissue, and describe the architecture of the image as related to the lumbar spine.
- Understand the validity and reliability of the images generated by B mode RUSI and how they can be applied to lumbar and abdominal muscle function.
Gannett Education is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/15.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #GED012010TPTA2012004 for 1/1/2010 to 1/31/2013 and #1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
Gannett Education is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 12S1245 for 07/23/12 to 07/23/13), the Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CP120018911 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CP130018962 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13); the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 4378 for 07/23/12 to 0722/13); the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE003187 for 07/07/12 to 12/31/12); and the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 642-2012 for 06/19/12 to 01/31/14). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 06/13/12 to 06/13/16 and by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 05/29/12 to 07/31/13.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4356 for 07/01/12 to 07/01/13). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.