Unique Aspects of Performing Arts Medicine

Description: This webinar provides participants with an overview of caring for performing artists, including the similarities and differences between athletes and performing artists and key components of the history and physical exam of a performing artist.  Additionally, several performing artist diagnoses and treatment plans will be explored in a case based approach.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the similarities and differences between caring for athletes and performing artists.
  • Discuss the key components of the history and physical exam of a performing artist.
  • Explain the unique diagnoses and treatments in performing artists to better appreciate the creativity clinicians must have when caring for these patients.

    Instructor: Maria E. Reese, MD, Medical Director, Performing Arts Medicine, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; Sports Medicine Physiatrist and Attending Physician, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants

    Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

    Continuing Education Credits

    Physical Therapy 

    This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

    Occupational Therapy 

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.1 CEUs or 1 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process

    Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

    • Web browser: Latest stable version of Apple Safari, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox
    • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
    • Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as they are not supported.

      Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


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