32.W3 - Facilitating Therapy Services for Total Worker Health®

Next Webinar For Capstone Presentations

  • Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm EST

These webinars will feature final capstone presentation by OHP Candidates in a one focus area for occupational health practice. If you would like to attend as a guest, please send an email request for the zoom link to orthoisc@orthopt.org at least one week prior to the event.

Course Prerequisites

Registration for this course is restricted to Physical Therapists or Occupational Therapists who have completed the following prerequisite independent study courses:

Course Description

This interactive course is the final step to achieve the Occupational Health Practitioner (OHP) certificate. The course requires a final capstone project and webinar presentation that applies learning from prerequisite OHP independent study courses. Participants are assigned a mentor to promote competencies that facilitate therapy services for Total Worker Health® at the workplace or clinic, and to develop a peer-reviewed case presentation to demonstrate application in one of the monographs for the OHP Independent Study Courses: 

  • Total Worker Health® Protection and Promotion Programs
  • Functional Job Analysis and Employment Exams
  • Entry Point Care for Workers with Job Participation Barriers
  • Ergonomics for General Industry, Office, and Healthcare
  • Work Rehabilitation to Manage Prolonged Episodes of Care
  • Functional Capacity and Disability Determination

Total Worker Health® is defined as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness-prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.

An OHP Certificate is awarded to physical therapists and occupational therapists upon acceptable completion of 1) Two pre-recorded webinars (expert panel discussions), 2) Application materials that include a current resume and OHP individual profile, and 3) Peer-reviewed capstone project and presentation to substantiate mastery of evidenced-based content from one monograph area of the OHP pre-requisite independent study courses.

Total Worker Health® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Use of this mark by the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, APTA, Inc. does not imply endorsement by HHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Course Overview

Course Format: Online

Contact Hours: 12 contact hours

Course Format: On-demand and live webinars, with development of an individual portfolio and peer-reviewed capstone project presentation.

  • Pre-recorded webinars (2 hours)
    • Expert Panel: Employer Case Reflection, Job Fitness Exam Program.
    • Expert Panel: Individual Case Reflection, Work Rehabilitation After a Prolonged Episode of Care.
  • Develop an individual profile and capstone project presentation (7 hours)
  • Capstone Presentation Webinar (3 hours)
    • Present capstone project about one area of occupational health practice.
    • Review capstone presentations by other webinar participants
    • Reflect as a group on future directions of therapy services to meet employer and worker needs to promote Total Worker Health®

Facilitating Therapy Services for Total Worker Health®

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Online Only
AOPT Member $495
Non-AOPT Member $645

Cancellation Policy

If notification of cancellation is received in writing prior to initiating any part of the course, the registration fee will be refunded less a 20% administrative fee. Absolutely no refunds will be given after the start of the course.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply core concepts and best practices of occupational health.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge from pre-requisite independent study courses and Clinical Practice Guidelines to Optimize Work Participation after Injury and Illness
  3. Conduct a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis of self-competence and resources for professional growth in Occupational Health
  4. Identify barriers to providing direct-to-employer services
  5. Discuss strategies for improving access, services, and outcomes to build relationships with employers, workers and other stakeholders
  6. Apply concepts of the Total Worker Health® approach to meet the needs of individual or employer clients
  7. Develop an individual portfolio and capstone project presentation to demonstrate competency in occupational health practice

Topics and Authors

  • Chris Petrosino, PT, PhD
  • Alison B. Helmetsie, PT, DPT, OCS
  • Gwen Simons, Esq, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • Drew Snyder, PT, DPT, Esq
  • Rick Wickstrom, PT, DPT, CPE, CME
  • Steve Allison, PT, DPT, CME