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



Course Description:

As therapists, we have often involved in symptomatic care of diabetes-related complications. This happens mostly when a patient is diagnosed with diabetes for several years. I would like to present this course with a perspective of involving therapists in not only the curative phase but also for the prevention of diabetes. This course helps PT and OT identify diabetes in an individual long before they are formally diagnosed. We, as allied health professionals, should be involved in the complete care of the patient from lifestyle modifications onwards 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 for customized exercise prescriptions for individual patient needs. We are far from one size fits all regimen of diet and exercise as far as management of diabetes is concerned. It takes a village to manage a patient with diabetes. I am hoping we take this awareness and share it with our medical colleagues, and seek involvement not just in symptomatic therapy but also in the prevention of disease processes.

The candidate will learn latest evidence based research, *special section on Covid-19 effect on diabetes, how to work together as a PT/OT team as well as individual roles that are life changing for the patient.

Learning Objectives:

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

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


Contact Hours : 3 Hours / 3 PDR 

Teaching Method : Online Independent Self-Study 

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), American health care providing PT services in acute care, in-patient rehab, skilled nursing facility, home healthcare and outpatient clinic. In addition to being a clinician she has developed specialty programs based on evidence-based practice in her role as a project manager. She has also managed a Physical Therapy department as Department Head in premier private hospital in Oman. Rina graduated from Manipal University, India in 2000 as well as University of Michigan, in 2018 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She has also been an educator and has been presenting live seminars both nationally and internationally. Rina is a member of the APTA, HCPC-UK and OAP-Oman.

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

Electronic Reporting: Within 24 hours (if applicable)

Approvals: State Board of Physical Therapy & American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) State Chapters Approved. Please visit accreditation section for fill list: Click Here

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