Understanding the Role of Rehab Professionals in Diabetes Management - Dr. Rina Pandya PT. DPT

Duration 2 h


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About Course

Therapists are often involved in the symptomatic care of diabetes-related complications. This happens mostly when a patient is diagnosed with diabetes for several years. This course will be presented with a perspective of involving therapists in not only the curative phase but also in the prevention of diabetes. This course helps PT and OT identify diabetes in an individual long before they are formally diagnosed. We, as allied health professionals, should be involved in the complete care of the patient from lifestyle modifications onwards to their long-term physical and mental well-being.

This course will highlight the role of OTs in cognitive aspects and the role of PTs in customized exercise prescriptions for individual patient needs. We are far from one size fit all regimen of diet and exercise as far as the management of diabetes is concerned. It takes a village to manage a patient with diabetes. I am hoping we take this awareness and share it with our medical colleagues, and seek involvement not just in symptomatic therapy but also in the prevention of disease processes.

The attendees will learn the latest evidence-based research, *special section on Covid-19 effect on diabetes, how to work together as a PT/OT team as well as individual roles that are life-changing for the patient. (Intermediate Level Course)

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Dr. Rina Pandya PT. DPT has an extensive physical therapy career that spans over 20 years, through the UK, the USA and the Middle East. She has worked in NHS (National Health Service),American health care providing PT services in acute care, in-patient diabetic rehab, skilled nursing facility, home healthcare, and outpatient clinic. In addition to being a clinician, she has developed specialty programs based on evidence-based practice in her role as a project manager. She has also managed a Physical Therapy department as Department Head in a premier private hospital in Oman. Rina graduated from Manipal University, India in 2000 as well as the University of Michigan, in 2018 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She has also been an educator with Summit Professional Education conducting live seminars. Rina is a member of the APTA, HCPC-UK, and OAP-Oman.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. To gain an insight about the challenges faced by the patients in understanding about diabetes due to limited resources available and lack of psychosocial assistance.

2. To empower the clinicians with discussing and addressing the need of the patient facing with challenges with their diagnosis

3. To understand the role of PT and OT, and how they can help the patients and their families both physically and psychosocially. To bring awareness to medical fraternity about utilizing therapies for the diagnosis of Diabetes and Pre-diabetes, not just for complications of.

4. To use evidence based strategies for treatments and customizing to patient and family needs.


Pre-Study: 30 Minutes Plan to read the course materials, references and review the post test before the start time. Please be prepared to share patient case study and related question during the discussion time.

30 min: diabetes statistics and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

45 min: role of OT in diabetes management : pediatric and adult population

45 min: role of PT in diabetes management and criteria for exercise prescription: effects of exercises, types of exercises and diagnoses specific exercises.

Post-test: Research, identify, and submit your post test question answers on the online form. This is an open book test you can take multiple times if needed to obtain the 70% score

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Motivations Inc. provides training courses for medical rehabilitation professionals, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and athletic training. We focus on innovative evaluation and treatment approaches to facilitate patient recovery from accidents, illnesses and developmental delays—in dynamic settings taught by the industry's finest.