Education Center

Enhanced Medical Rehabilitation

The goal of this course is to blend current evidence and best clinical practice into a didactic and interactive electronic format to assist clinicians in delivering their interventions in a way to improve patient engagement to enhance outcomes. In order for patients to benefit from rehabilitation, they need to be engaged. Patient engagement is defined as “deliberate effort and commitment to working toward the goals of rehabilitation therapy, typically demonstrated through active participation and cooperation with treatment providers.” (Lequerica, 2009) In an effort to improve patient engagement and subsequently patient outcomes, E-MR, techniques focusing on an interactive patient-directed approach was developed. E-MR is a set of patient engagement skills that a clinician can employ throughout their treatment sessions. This course will provide the tools for clinicians to understand and then implement E-MR into their clinical practice.

Course Objectives:

  • 1. Understand the evidenced based background of E-MR through scientific literature and theory
  • 2. Apply the principles of E-MR for use in medically impaired older adults, including those with neurological disorders
  • 3. Actively demonstrate how to provide E-MR Before, During, and After each therapeutic activity within a treatment session through the application of cases. 

 Course Launched February 2020

Marghuretta Bland

PT, DPT, MSCI

Dr. Marghuretta Bland PT, DPT, MSCI is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Neurology, and Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine. Within her current faculty position she is actively engaged in clinical research focused on stroke rehabilitation and therapist delivery of care. She is the Course Master for the Diagnosis and Management of Neuromuscular Conditions course within the DPT program. In addition to her teaching responsibilities within the Program in Physical Therapy, she provides skilled physical therapy services in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and is actively involved in research. In 2016, Dr. Bland received the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Emerging Leader Award. She is currently the Chair of the Neurologic Specialty Council and is Co-Chair of the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the Core Set of outcome measures Clinical Practice Guideline.

Peggy Barco

OTD, OTR/L,SCDCM, CDRS, FAOTA

Dr. Barco is an Associate Professor in the Program of Occupational Therapy and Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis currently active in clinical education, clinical practice and rehabilitation focused research. Her professional backgrounds in occupational therapy and social work have inspired her interests in cognitive rehabilitation with adults with neurological disorders, Enhanced Medical Rehabilitation (EMR) and driving and community mobility (DCM) in older adults. She has presented nationally, authored numerous peer reviewed manuscripts, written text book chapters and created on-line continuing education courses her areas of expertise. She is also dual certified as a driving and community mobility (DCM) specialist by The American Occupational Therapy Association and also by the Association of Driving Rehabilitation Specialists. 

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Enhanced Medical Rehabilitation
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. The goal of this course is to blend current evidence and best clinical practice into a didactic and interactive electronic format to assist clinicians in delivering their interventions in a way to improve patient engagement to enhance outcomes. In order for patients to benefit from rehabilitation, they need to be engaged. Patient engagement is defined as “deliberate effort and commitment to working toward the goals of rehabilitation therapy, typically demonstrated through active participation and cooperation with treatment providers.” (Lequerica, 2009) In an effort to improve patient engagement and subsequently patient outcomes, E-MR, techniques focusing on an interactive patient-directed approach was developed. E-MR is a set of patient engagement skills that a clinician can employ throughout their treatment sessions. This course will provide the tools for clinicians to understand and then implement E-MR into their clinical practice.
Course Evaluation
9 Questions
9 Questions Completion of this evaluation will help with the development of additional courses.
Post Test
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  7/10 points to pass Must receive a 70% pass rate to receive the CEU/Contact hour certificate
Completion Certificate/CEU
Live Viewing: 0.15 Contact Hours/CEU credits and certificate available
Live Viewing: 0.15 Contact Hours/CEU credits and certificate available