32.W3 - Facilitating Therapy Services for Total Worker Health®

Next Webinar Date

  • Friday, January 20, 2023 from 10am to 1pm EST (official release)

Webinar Prerequisites

Please note: Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists wishing to register for this webinar must have already registered for the following two courses in order to obtain the Occupational Health Practitioner (OHP) certificate:

Course Description

This interactive course is the final step to achieve the Occupational Health Practitioner (OHP) certificate. The interactive webinar applies learning from prerequisite OHP independent study courses, discusses current services offered by participants, and facilitates development of an occupational health practitioner portfolio and program reflection. Participants are connected with a mentor to assist with developing competencies that integrate best practices for therapy services at the workplace or clinic to meet the Total Worker Health® needs of employers. Total Worker Health® is defined as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness-prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.

An OHP Certificate is awarded to physical therapists or occupational therapists upon completion of 1) Recorded and live webinar components, 2) Acceptable individual practitioner portfolio submission, and 3) Program Reflection submission that is peer-reviewed to substantiate mastery of evidenced-based content from two or more monographs of the OHP independent study courses.

Total Worker Health® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Use of this mark by the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, APTA, Inc. does not imply endorsement by HHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Course Overview

Course Format: Online

Contact Hours: 8 contact hours

Course Format: On-demand and live webinars with submission of an individual portfolio and case reflection for peer review.

  • 2-hours for review of pre-recorded videos that cover:
    • Expert Panel: Employer Case Reflection, Job Fitness Exam Program.
    • Expert Panel: Individual Case Reflection, Work Rehabilitation After a Prolonged Episode of Care.
  • 3-hours for live webinar with Total Worker Health® review and case applications
    • Interactive problem-based case reviews to facilitate Total Worker Health® outcomes
    • Forging relationships to provide direct-to-employer services
    • Assessing employer program needs for therapy services to promote Total Worker Health®
  • 3-hours for development of individual portfolio and occupational health reflection

Facilitating Therapy Services for Total Worker Health®

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Online Only
AOPT Member $495
Non-AOPT Member $645

Cancellation Policy

If notification of cancellation is received in writing prior to initiating any part of the course, the registration fee will be refunded less a 20% administrative fee. Absolutely no refunds will be given after the start of the course.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss core concepts of Occupational Health PT/OT practice, including the APTA Clinical Practice Guideline to Optimize Work Participation after Injury and Illness
  2. Conduct a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis of self-competence and be knowledgeable of resources for professional growth in Occupational Health
  3. Identify barriers of direct-to-employer services
  4. Discuss strategies for access, services, and outcomes to build relationships with employers
  5. Apply concepts of Total Worker Health® to individual therapy cases
  6. Conduct an employer needs assessment for Occupational Health services to facilitate Total Worker Health®
  7. Develop an individual portfolio and case reflection to demonstrate competency in Occupational Health practice

Topics and Authors

  • Chris Petrosino, PT, PhD
  • Alison B. Helmetsie, PT, DPT, OCS
  • Gwen Simons, Esq, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • Drew Snyder, PT, DPT, Esq
  • Rick Wickstrom, PT, DPT, CPE, CME
  • Steve Allison, PT, DPT, CME