Special Topics in Nutrition for Rehabilitation Professionals
By: WebExercises Academy

Course Description

The purpose of the Special Topics course is to provide enrollees with an advanced level of knowledge of nutrition, nutrition and aging, nutrition assessment, and dietary prescription including supplements. Topics for enrollees will include special dietary considerations for pain, arthritis, inflammation, allergies, toxins, clinical nutrition for the lifespan youth and older adults, the microbiome, athletics, and emerging research on the gut biome. The course will be presented in a multimedia approach including visual, auditory, and interactive components to optimize learning for all participants. This course is not designed to train the rehab professional to prescribe supplements or diets, nor does it replace prudent referral to licensed dietary services.Explain the concept of systemic inflammation and how it can negatively impact rehabilitation and patient outcomesDescribe how systemic inflammation can come from a patient’s diet and how it can delay healing and promote painOutline a diet prescription for a patient with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and/or tendon pain according to peer-reviewed evidenceExplain the current evidence for supplements used for conditions commonly seen in clinical practiceExplain what constitutes the gut biomeArticulate how the gut biome influences multiples systems, especially the brain, which can impact recovery from injuries seen in clinical practiceDescribe the clinical dietary assessment and needs of women that are pregnant to reduce pain, prevent pelvic floor dysfunction, and promote health for babyDetail the clinical dietary assessment and needs of infants to promote developmentExplain the the clinical dietary assessment and needs of older adults to improve balance, cognition, prevent falls/fracturesDescribe the clinical dietary needs for athletes to improve performance, optimize recovery, and prevent injuryDescribe the impact of diet on clinical management related to the integumentary systemAnalyze and make recommendations for patient cases related to nutrition and: athletes, older adults, pregnancy, arthritis, gut biome, and chronic pain.

Course Details

  • Special Topics in Nutrition for Rehabilitation Professionals
  • By:    WebExercises Academy
  • Instructor:    Sean Wells, DPT
  • Total CE Hours:    4.5
  • Course Format:     Online Distance Learning
  • Course Categories:     Chiropractic Assistants, DC Continuing Education
  • Course Subjects | CE HOURS:
    • Nutrition  -4.5 CE Hours