Deep Physical Agent Modalities for OT Practitioners 11-94200-47205

The course begins with didactic online Monday, November 28, 2022

Six weeks of online units and onsite lab demonstration and supervised competency check-offs.
This course is designed specifically for occupational therapy practitioners to the standards outlined in Kentucky Administration Regulation 201KAR28:170. The course will cover therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation, muscle re-education, TENS, Iontophoresis, wound healing/pain theory and edema control.

Cost Including Text Book

Current ASOT Students $320.00

ASOT Alumnus/Alumna $370.00

OTR/L & COTA/L $470.00

No refunds given after the course begins Monday, November 28, 2022


Registration open through 11/25/2022 1:00 PM EST
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Details & Schedule

36 Contact Hours – Approved by the Kentucky Board of Licensure of Occupational Therapy (KBLOT)


Online Course Units of Study (28hrs.)

  • Principles of physics related to specific properties of light, Water, temperature, sound, and electricity (3hrs.)

  • Physiological, neurophysiological, and electrophysiological changes that occur as a result of DPAM use (3hrs.)

  • Theory and Principles of the utilization of DPAM agents including guidelines for treatment or administration of agents within the physiological framework of occupational therapy (2hrs.)

  • Rationale and application of the use of DPAMs (3hrs.)

  • The physical concepts of ion movement within the human body (2hrs.)

  • Critical thinking and decision making regarding the indication and contraindications in the use of DPAMs (3hrs.)

  • Benefits of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (3hrs.)

  • Benefits of Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (3hrs.)

  • Benefits of Ultrasound (3hrs.)

  • Benefits of Iontophoresis (3hrs.)



On-site Lab Demonstration, Competency Check-Offs (8hrs.)

Friday, January 13th, 2023

Upon successful completion and five supervised clinical deep physical agent modality treatments, the therapist is eligible to apply for DPAM Specialty Certification by (KBLOT).




Location for Onsite Lab Skills and Supervised Check-Offs

Sponsored by the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy

Room 120 - Kosair Charities College of Health & Natural Science

901 S. Third St.
Louisville, KY 40203

(502) 588-7196

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