Needs Assessment (From the AOTA manual)
RehabSurge, Inc. is NOT an accredited AOTA continuing education provider.
Category 3: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
About the Author
Caroline Joy Co, PT, DPT, CHT, CSFA, is a licensed physical therapist and certified hand therapist whose clinical experience includes acute, subacute, home health and outpatient settings. Her background includes Community Based Therapy designed to assist people with disabilities access therapy in their communities using predominantly local resources. She is the President and CEO of PTSponsor.com, an online resource for U.S. hospitals and clinics that seek to sponsor and hire foreign-trained physical therapists. She specializes in hand therapy through an integrated approach that includes education, counsel and exercise. She is also certified in functional assessment for work hardening and work conditioning.
She is also the President of Rehabsurge, Inc. Rehabsurge, Inc. is a continuing education company and a contracting agency. Her past affiliations include Long Beach Medical Center, Horizon Health and Subacute Center, and Grandell Therapy and Nursing Center. She was a professional speaker for Summit Professional Education, Cross Country Education and Dogwood Institute for Hand therapy courses; myofascial release and nerve mobilization courses; and coding, billing, documentation and ethics. She received her transitional doctorate from A.T. Still University and her BS in Physical Therapy from University of the Philippines- College of Allied Medical Professions. She is licensed in California, Nevada and New York.
Rehabsurge, Inc.’s mission is to support health care and education professionals to continue their educational and professional development. Rehabsurge is committed to identifying, promoting, and implementing innovative continuing education activity which can increase and impart professional knowledge and skills through books, audiobooks or digital e-books based on sound scientific and clinically derived research. The first Rehabsurge continuing education book was published in July 2009. As a sponsor of Continuing Education (CE) seminars and workshops we enable professionals to enhance their skills, pursue professional interests and redefine their specialties within their respective disciplines while earning CEUs, CE credits or Contact Hours. Offerings include CE books, audiobooks and digital e-books focused on the latest treatment and assessment approaches, as well as discussions of alternative and state-of-the art therapies.
Rehabsurge, Inc. exists to provide the latest treatment and assessment approaches to the practicing clinician. The basic proposition of our business is simple, solid, and timeless. When we bring the latest knowledge and skill to our clients, then we successfully nurture and protect our brand- Rehabsurge, Inc. That is the key to fulfilling our ultimate obligation to provide consistently attractive books, audiobooks and digital e-books.
Rehabsurge, Inc. seeks to ensure that all students have access to its activities. To that end, it is committed to providing support services and assistance required for equal access for learners with disabilities. Rehabsurge, Inc. has a firm commitment to meeting the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Rehabsurge, Inc. will provide support services and assistance for students with disabilities, including reasonable accommodations, modifications, and appropriate services to all learners with documented disabilities.
To comply with professional boards/associations standards, all planners, speakers and reviewers involved in the development of continuing education content are required to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount, occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in their presentation content over which the individual has control. Relevant financial relationships must be disclosed to the audience.
As part of its accreditation with boards/associations, Rehabsurge, Inc. is required to resolve any reported conflicts of interest prior to the educational activity. The presentation will be scientifically balanced and free of commercial bias or influence.
To comply with professional boards/associations standards:
I declare that I or my family do not have any financial relationship in any amount, occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in my presentation. Additionally, all Planners involved do not have any financial relationship.
Caroline Joy Co, PT, DPT, CHT, CSFA
Physical Therapists/Assistants : Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming
Occupational Therapists/Assistants: Ohio
Doctors of Chiropractic: Iowa, Nebraska, New Jersey