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Biofeedback for Occupational Therapy

Course #: 014-1311

Price: $11.25

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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#05160. This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.125 CEUs, Introductory, Preparatory Methods. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

CE Credit Hours: 1.25 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

Biofeedback is a mind-body technique that increases a person’s awareness of their body by using visual and auditory cues (also known as feedback). This feedback is used to make someone more attune to physical manifestations of stress, such as a faster breathing rate, spikes in body temperature, increased heart rate, and more muscle tension. Occupational therapists receive education and training in a variety of techniques to manage physical symptoms such as these. They can teach these techniques to patients or use them during sessions to improve someone’s ability to manage their health. Biofeedback is one such treatment modality that therapists can use for a range of physical and mental health concerns. After completing a thorough, client-centered evaluation with patients to identify particular areas of need, therapists can then use this intervention tool to address those areas. As with most other modalities, biofeedback is best used as one part of an occupational therapy plan of care alongside patient education, skills training, and other stress management tools.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Identify the basis for biofeedback along with its associated benefits and how it can be used in occupational therapy practice.
  2. Compare the differences in implementing biofeedback with various populations and health conditions.
  3. Describe three ways that biofeedback can be used to support occupation.
  4. Identify three types of equipment used to implement this modality.
  5. Identify who would benefit from high-tech with sophisticated equipment to low-tech with mobile applications or no equipment at all.
CEU Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Section 1: History and Background
  • Section 2: Purpose
  • Section 3 Biofeedback Methods and Technology
  • Section 4: Equipment
  • Section 5: Applications
  • Section 6: Certification
  • Section 7: Standards and Reimbursement
  • Section 8: Pros and Cons
  • Section 9: Case Study
  • Section 10: Case Study Review
  • Section 11: Case Study
  • Section 12: Case Study Review
  • References 

Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP

Educational Level: introductory

Course Category: Preparatory Methods

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants 

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Course Date: 2022-07-29

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