Physical agent modalities (PAMs) can be a valuable adjunct treatment to enhance outcomes of patients receiving therapy services. This course is geared toward OT students and practitioners and aims to educate the therapist in how to incorporate safe and effective application of PAMs into clinical practice. The course consists of a 2-day live workshop for lab demonstration and hands-on practice opportunities. This course was designed to meet Florida PAMs certification training requirements including 4 hours of live training on ultrasound and 4 hours of live training on e-stim modalities. This course also includes 1 hour of training on superficial hot/cold modalities. Participants will be provided with modality equipment and supplies.
Following the course, participants will be able to:
What to Expect/Instructional Methods
Participants must sign and submit a waiver to RHT prior to being considered fully registered for the course. PAMs equipment will be available onsite at NSU for use by the first 28 participants who register. We will provide all associated supplies to use this equipment including electrodes, ultrasound gel, and printed handouts. Learning outcomes will be assessed during live observation and demonstration of skills, as well as via a pre- and post-test during the course. Class size is limited to ensure ample opportunities for individual instruction and practice. Participants complete the course following successful demonstration of skills throughout the live workshop and will be issued a certificate of completion at the end of the 12-hour workshop.
Please sign and submit this waiver to [email protected] to complete your registration: RHT_NSU Workshop PAMs Waiver
How to Prepare for the Live Workshop
Participants should dress comfortably in layers to permit access to pertinent anatomy (tank top, etc). Participants will be working in groups of four participants per set of PAMs equipment.
Please bring the following items from home for personal use during the workshop:
- towel and facecloth
Access to modality equipment including TENS, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and superficial modalities will be provided.
ADA and Special Requests:
Please contact Right Hand prior to purchase to discuss any particular needs and/or requests.
Right Hand Therapy reserves the right to cancel a live workshop with fewer than 28 participants, or due to circumstances outside of its control, and will return all payments. Participants must also notify Right Hand Therapy regarding cancellation of registration no less than 45 days prior to the live course for a partial refund (less $75.00 for administrative fees.)