Free Occupational Therapy CEUs

Free Occupational Therapy CEUs

Hello and welcome! This webpage is dedicated to providing free occupational therapy CEUs. We are constantly updating this page with more free ceus for OT’s, so check back often! 

How Does It Work?

It’s super simple to get started. 

Step 1) Click on the green buttons to go to our free CEU partners website 

Step 2) Read and study the course material

Step 3) Take the test and print your CEU certificate

Step 4) That’s it! 

 

Since stretching exercises are commonly prescribed in training and rehabilitation programs, this CE course provides physical therapists with the determined frequency of on-going hamstring stretching required to maintain knee extension range of motion following an initial stretching program.

The article for this course is from Physiotherapy New Zealand, www.physiotherapy.org.nz, as first published in the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the criteria of a hamstring muscle group stretching program to be sufficient for eliciting significant changes in knee extension range of motion.

2.  Investigate how many times per week an on-going stretching program is required in order to maintain the improvement in range of motion following an initial stretching program.

3.  Identify how to increase compliance rates with home exercise programs once a client is discharged from therapy. – 1 OT contact hour

Occupational therapists who use their fabrication skills often should also have a good working knowledge of the mechanics of the hand and upper extremity. This helps them ensure their orthoses promote function and prevent injury simultaneously. Therapists should also be aware of other healthcare providers who can assist in meeting the full spectrum of their patients’ needs. This will help them present patients with the devices that are best suited for their lives. Creating and fitting orthoses is a learned skill that is a valuable asset for any therapist, regardless of what practice setting they work in. This specialized area helps therapists gain a deeper understanding of biomechanics and joint motion to encourage improved upper extremity function.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Define OT’s role in orthoses.
  2. Contrast the main types of orthoses and the populations/diagnoses each is indicated for.
  3. Determine which relevant providers play a role in fitting and recommending orthoses for certain clinical scenarios.
  4. Identify how orthoses can assist with positioning to prevent deformities. – 1.0 contact hour
This 1.25 hour continuing education course provides a general overview of common motor-based interventions utilized in neurorehabilitation. Various techniques will be integrated into a mixed-method plan of care to restore functional use of the affected upper extremity. The course will be presented in a case study format and will utilize various media including photos and videos. Completion of this course will result in 1.25 hours of AOTA Approved CEUs.
 
CEU Objectives:
 
  • Integrate a mixed method approach to improve functional performance in neurological injuries

  • Analyze movement patterns and utilize positional training to increase volitional movement for neurological injuries

  • Combine task-oriented interventions with biomechanical interventions to improve occupational engagement – 1 OT Contact Hour

This 1.5-hour self-study course will introduce you to the basic principles of electrical stimulation along with the physiological effects and clinical applications. Indications, contraindications, types of current, waveforms, and parameter descriptions will also be discussed. Upon completion of all modules, and successful passing of the quiz (≥ 80%), you will be awarded 1.5 NBCOT PDU (0.15 AOTA CEUs) for your participation. This introductory CEU course is intended for medical professionals (e.g. OT/OTA, PT/PTA, Physicians, Orthotists) directly related to the rehabilitation of a patient or client. To participate in this CEU and receive credit, the participant must be a licensed, treating clinician.
 
Course Objectives:
 
  • Explain the principles of electrical stimulation

  • Discuss common indications and contraindications

  • Describe various forms of electrical stimulation currently available and explain their purpose

  • Describe the effects of electrotherapy on muscle tissue

  • Explain the basic elements of electrotherapy and define individual parameters used

  • Discuss appropriate electrode placement, setup, and configuration

  • Explain the principles of tissue impedance and the impact on current flow -1.5 contact hours

Free CEU course offered for a limited time. Understand and learn ways to mitigate the mental health impacts of a pandemic on nurses, other healthcare professionals, and patients. Review recent pandemics and current coronavirus (COVID-19) issues. This course focuses on preventing and addressing stress and anxiety during this unprecedented crisis and focuses on strategies for mental well-being.

 

LEARNING OUTCOME AND OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion of this course, you will have gained an understanding of and ways to mitigate the mental health impacts of a pandemic. Specific learning objectives to address potential learning gaps include:

  • Define the term “pandemic.”
  • Describe the psychological effects of a widespread infectious illness on the general population and effects unique to healthcare workers.
  • Summarize strategies to reduce mental health impacts among patients and healthcare workers.
  • Discuss the “duty of care” concept. -1.5 contact hours

Free Occupational Therapy Continuing Education

To take the free course listed above, simply click the link above and then download the course material for free. Then take their test and get a 70% or better score. The test is free to take. To receive the online certificate for the CEU credit, simply take the free test and once you pass. Print out or download the CEU certificate all for free. Now you’re one step closer towards renewing your license.

We care about your education and long term continuing education. That is why our free CEU credits for athletic training will always be free. We believe in continuing education and long term care of our occupational therapists. Don’t forget to check out the website often because we are going to add new free CEU courses! Occupational Therapy CEUS courses are always going to be free on our website.

More Free Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses

Take free ceus and earn free OT CEUs! Explore our library of 550+ evidence-based courses from top-tier presenters. Choose from select one-hour courses, then use promo code 1FREECOURSE for your free course at checkout. You will not need a credit card.

OT Mastery is a premier CE education provider for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants and our mission is to provide online continuing education nationwide. We are committed to making our online education programs accessible and affordable for our users as well as keeping up with trends in the fields we serve. We continually add new, digital courseware to our ever expanding library overseen by our licensed courseware administrators.

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Yes, these are 100% free occupational therapy ceus.

Yes they will but we recommend checking with your state board just to make sure. Since the CEU courses are free, take them and get the credit, then ask your state board for confirmation.

Typically you can take up to a certain amount of CEUs per your state board. Visit your state board’s website to learn more.

Yes, they continuing education courses are accepted by NBCOT.

Most of them are but it’s up to you to determine if they AOTA approved and if NBCOT accepts the CEU. Since they free, we recommend taking them and then asking your state board if they accept the CEUs.

Yes, these free CEUs are only for occupational therapists.