Role of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Diabetes Management – 3 Hours (VIDEO 🎥)



As therapists, we often provide symptomatic care for diabetes-related complications, especially when a patient has been diagnosed with diabetes for several years. However, I believe that therapists should also be involved in the curative phase and prevention of diabetes. This course aims to help physical therapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) identify diabetes in individuals long before they are formally diagnosed. As allied health professionals, we should be involved in complete patient care, from lifestyle modifications to their long-term physical and mental well-being. This course will highlight the role of OTs in cognitive aspects and the role of PTs in creating customized exercise prescriptions for individual patient needs. Diabetes management is not a one-size-fits-all diet and exercise regimen. It takes a village to manage a patient with diabetes. Therefore, I hope we can raise awareness and encourage our medical colleagues to involve PTs and OTs in symptomatic therapy and in preventing the disease. The course will cover the latest evidence-based research, including a special section on the effect of COVID-19 on diabetes. It will also teach how to work together as a PT/OT team and individual roles that can be life-changing for the patient.

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

  • Gain an insight into the challenges the patients face in understanding diabetes due to limited resources available and lack of psychosocial assistance.
  • Empower the clinicians by discussing and addressing the needs of the patients facing challenges with their diagnosis.
  • Understand the role of therapists and how they can help the patients and their families physically and psychosocially.
  • Bring awareness about utilizing therapies for the diagnosis of diabetes.
  • Use evidence-based treatment strategies for treatments and customize them to patient and family needs, their co-morbidities, and medications.


Contact Hours : 3 Hours – AOTA 0.3 CEUS

Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants, Nursing Professionals

Course Fee: $35 / Participant

Author: Dr. Rina Pandya, PT DPT, has an extensive physical therapy career that spans over 20 years through the UK, the USA, and the Middle East. She has worked in NHS (National Health Service) and American health care, providing PT services in acute care, in-patient rehab, skilled nursing facilities, home healthcare, and outpatient clinics. In addition to being a clinician, she has developed specialty programs based on evidence-based practice as a project manager. She has also managed a Physical Therapy department as Department Head in a premier private hospital in Oman. Rina graduated from Manipal University, India, in 2000 and from the University of Michigan in 2018 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She has also been an educator and presented live seminars nationally and internationally. Rina is a member of the APTA, HCPC-UK, and OAP-Oman.

Course completion: The CE certificate will be emailed within 24 hours of test completion.

Electronic Reporting: Within 24 hours (if applicable)

Instructional Methods:  Online Independent Self-Study. A passing score of 70% is required to complete the course, and a printable certificate will be emailed to you in PDF format.

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Biologix Solutions LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, offering distance learning-independent courses at the Intermediate level. With approval ID# 9837, this course is worth 0.3 CEUs and falls under Category 1 – OT Service Delivery. Please note that the assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply AOTA’s endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

The current term of approval extends from 6/21/2017 through 6/30/2025. Provider ID: 9837.

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