Ohio Physical Therapist Continuing Education

Ohio Accepts Courses


Ohio Continuing Education Requirements:

PT: 24 hrs biennially - Ohio Accepts 24 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses


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Continuing Education Requirements for Certified Hand Therapists:  

The Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) is the governing body that is responsible for credentialing certified hand therapists (CHT). In order to maintain the CHT credential, a CHT must accumulate a minimum of 80 contact hours of professional development activities during their five-year accrual period. Professional development hours may be earned in seven different categories. offers courses in 3 Categories: A, B and C.

Category A - Formal Courses in Upper Extremity Therapy, 3 hours or more in length. All 80 hours can be earned in this category. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

Category B - Informal Courses in Upper Extremity Therapy, less than 3 hours in length. Maximum accepted: 30 hours per 5-year accrual cycle. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

Category C - Formal Courses with General Clinical OT or PT content. Maximum accepted: 20 hours per 5-year accrual cycle. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.


State of Ohio Continuing Education Requirements

Ohio Continuing Education requirements posted on this page are based upon the most up to date information available. Ohio continuing education requirements are subject to change and therefore, Ohio PT/PTA licensee's are ultimately responsible for being up to date with the Ohio continuing education requirements.


Continuing education courses offered on provide Online CEU for Ohio Physical Therapists (PT) and Ohio Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA). The online courses enhance the knowledge bases of PT/PTA to enhance clinical therapy practice. Free 1 hour online home study CE credit course for new Ohio Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant registered users at

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  • An Overview of CTS
    An Overview of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


    $18.00 USD

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    • Describe the the etiology, incidence and prevalence of CTS and list 5 risk factors
    • Identify the anatomy of the carpal tunnel and describe its contents
    • Outline, describe and differentiate 3 provocative maneuvers for diagnosing CTS
    • List and describe 3 conservative treatment interventions for CTS and the advantages of each technique
    • Describe and differentiate open vs. endoscopic CT release along with possible complications

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

    AudioVisual Course

    Expires: 2023-10-01

    Arthritis 102
    Ankylosing Spondylitis: The Stiff Back


    $18.00 USD

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    • Define and explore Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Enumerate and differentiate 3 symptoms
    • Describe 5 therapy examination tools
    • Examine and summarize 3 surgical options
    • Outline and examine therapy treatment interventions

    Riddhi Patel, PT

    AudioVisual Course

    Expires: 2023-10-01

    Breathing Essentials 201 - 207

    $162.00 USD

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    • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Breathing Essentials 201 through Breathing Essentials 207

    Course Group includes all Breathing Essentials Courses numbered 201 through 207

    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

    AudioVisual Course

    Expires: 2023-10-01

    Edema 101
    Edema: An Overview


    $18.00 USD

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    • Define edema 
    • List 3 key features of different types of edema 
    • Differentiate between different types of edema 
    • Examine and explain how to identify different types of edema 
    • Describe three treatment approaches for various types of edema

    Kristyn Fletcher, PT, DPT, CLT

    AudioVisual Course

    Expires: 2023-10-01

    Ethics for Professionals 103-105

    The Analysis of Ethical Problems in Professional Life, Ethics of Confidential Information, Informed Consent


    $72.00 USD

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    The Analysis of Ethical Problems in Professional life

    • Identify six steps in the analysis of ethical problems encountered in everyday professional life and how each plays a part in arriving at a caring response.
    • Describe the central role of narrative and virtue theories in gathering relevant information for a caring response.
    • List four areas of inquiry that will be useful when gathering relevant information to make sure you have the story straight.
    • Describe the role of conduct-related ethical theories and approaches in arriving at a caring response.
    • Describe why imagination is an essential aspect of seeking out the practical alternatives in an ethically challenging situation.
    • Discuss how courage assists you in a caring response.
    • Identify two benefits of taking time to reflect on and evaluate the action afterward.
    • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
    • Become familiar with the Guide to Professional Conduct for PT's

    Ethics of Confidential Information

    • Define the terms confidential information and confidentiality.
    • Identify the relationship of a patient's legal right to privacy with his reasonable expectations regarding confidential information.
    • Describe how the telling and keeping of secrets is relevant to understanding the importance of confidentiality.
    • Discuss the ethical norms involved in keeping and breaking professional confidences.
    • Name five general legal exceptions to the professional standard of practice that confidences should not be broken.
    • Consider practical options that a professional can take when faced with the possibility of breaking a confidence.
    • Discuss some important aspects of documentation that affect confidentiality.
    • Compare ethical issues of confidentiality traditionally conceived with those that have arisen because of computerized medical records and patient care information systems.
    • Describe the key ethical strengths and challenges of the recent U.S. federal regulations related to privacy considerations (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).
    • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
    • Review and become familiar with the TX PT Rules
    • Read case scenarios illustrating ethical decision making

    Informed Consent

    • Describe three basic legal concepts that led to the doctrine of informed consent.
    • Describe three approaches to determining the disclosure standard for judging that a patient or client has been informed.
    • Discuss three major aspects of the process of obtaining informed consent.
    • Distinguish "general consent" from "special consent" documents.
    • Differentiate between the never-competent and once-competent patient or client and the challenges posed by each in regard to informed consent.
    • Compare informed consent as it is used in health care practice and in human studies research.
    • Describe some considerations one must always take into account to be sure one is being culturally competent and honoring cultural difference when informed consent is the standard.

    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

    Downloadable Course in PDF

    Expires: 2023-10-01

    Lymphedema 101
    Complete Decongestive Therapy: The Gold Standard for Lymphedema Treatment:An Overview


    $18.00 USD

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    • Define lymphedema 
    • Summarize the 4 components of complete decongestive therapy (CDT) 
    • Recite 3 indications for CDT 
    • Recall 3 contraindications for CDT 
    • Explain the course of treatment for lymphedema with CDT

    Kristyn Fletcher, PT, DPT, CLT

    AudioVisual Course

    Expires: 2023-10-01

    Shoulder Rehab 121
    Biceps Tendinopathy: Biceps Tendinitis


    $18.00 USD

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    • Define biceps tendinopathy and list 3 presenting characteristics of the condition
    • Examine and differentiate normal anatomy vs. pathology of the biceps
    • Describe 3 symptoms of biceps tendinitis
    • Discuss differential diagnosis for biceps tendinitis
    • Outline and describe 2 examination techniques for diagnosing biceps tendinitis
    • Examine and describe 3 therapeutic interventions in the treatment of biceps tendinitis

    Riddhi Patel, PT

    AudioVisual Course

    Expires: 2023-10-01

    Yoga and Rehab 101
    Yoga and Rehabilitation


    $36.00 USD

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    • Briefly outline the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga 
    • Enumerate classification of asanas 
    • List 5 benefits of asanas or yogic postures 
    • Understand the application of asanas with therapy 
    • List 5 Asanas for low back pain 
    • List 3 Asanas for hip stretches 
    • Name 5 poses/ asanas for upper extremity strengthening 
    • Recite contraindications for all poses

    Riddhi Patel, PT

    AudioVisual Course

    Expires: 2023-10-01

    Yoga and Rehab 102
    Pranayama and Pulmonary Rehabilitation


    $54.00 USD

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    Hour # 1

    • Describe what is Pranayama
    • List 5 benefits of Pranayama or Yogic Breathing

    Hour #2

    • Understand the application of Pranayama with Rehab
    • List 3 simple Breathing exercises for warm up

    Hour #3

    • List 9 Yogendra Pranayama
    • Summarize importance of Breathing correct
    • Be familiar with contraindication for all Pranayama

    Riddhi Patel, PT

    AudioVisual Course

    Expires: 2023-10-01