Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
... because we didn't learn about this in school
A course for health care providers to learn how to better
serve patients with POTS.
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About the Course
Finally! A thorough resource specifically created for rehabilitation providers to treat POTS. The POTS Clinicians Course is a virtual, evidence-based guidebook to serving individuals with POTS in rehabilitation. From developing an understanding of the pathophysiology of POTS and autonomic dysfunction to feeling confident in evaluation, care planning, writing goals, and treatment, all the way through discharge you will be confident in treating clients with POTS in rehabilitation - we guarantee it.
This course includes:
series of short lessons within overarching modules for easy digestion of material and to fit in your schedule, on your time
education on pathophysiology, pharmacologic management, therapy evaluation, and a heavy emphasis on interventions and treatment
packet of education handouts you can give to your clients that will directly guide your intervention sessions and save you time
case studies of therapy in-action
learning outcomes for each module to demonstrate learning
8 hours of CEU-potential content with additional optional modules for learning
certificate of completion
access to a private community of professionals who share your passion for treating patients with POTS
Completely self-paced, to be processed conveniently when it works for you.
Who is this for?
This is appropriate for health care providers (occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, psychology, chiropracters, nursing, and many more) who:
treat one or more individuals with POTS, dysautonomia, or long-covid in clinical practice
serve clients with joint hypermobility, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS)/ chronic fatigue syndrome, mast cell activation syndrome, or related co-occurring conditions
anticipate seeing any of these diagnoses in the future
have one of these conditions and want to serve this population or understand how to better manage your own condition
Why learn about forms of dysautonomia?
1 in 100 teenagers has POTS
between 1-3 million people are living with POTS in the United States alone
20-30% of people post COVID-19 are developing long-covid and at least 60% of those individuals are developing a form of dysautonomia
about half of individuals with EDS or joint hypermobility have POTS
these communities are greatly underserved and need your help
Rehabilitation is known to be an effective treatment for POTS... when done well.
The demand for clinicians is immense. Patients need us. Are you ready for the challenge?
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Megan B., Physical Therapist
Eve K., Occupational Therapist
Melissa K., Physical Therapist
What is included in this course?
This is the course Emily wishes that she had when she started seeing people with POTS. The course covers rehabilitation in POTS from evaluation and treatment through discharge. It includes an overview of the pathophysiology of POTS, pharmacologic management, and revisiting the autonomic nervous system because if you're like me, that got a little murky over the years since learning all of the content in school! You will hear Emily's tips and tricks from working with these patients over the years and a real-world application of the material including case presentation. Additionally, the course includes a packet of handouts for patient education and reference sheets for you to use as a clinician (e.g., common medications with descriptions).
Will I earn CEUs with this course?
You likely can, yes! We are not an approved provider with any professional organizations at this time. However, we will supply you with a certificate of completion, learning outcomes, and a course outline to submit for CE/ CEU credit. This should suffice for the majority of rehabilitation certifying bodies. The course is a total of 8 required hours.
I'm a student. Do you offer a discount?
I get it. Totally. Just email us with your proof of registration in an accredited program, and we will gladly send you a discount offer.
I am not a health care provider. Is this course appropriate for me?
We understand the need to get information into patients' hands. This course has a lot of material that will not be relevant to you personally. We hope to launch a course in the future with content specific for patients. Join our email list to be the first to know!
What are Emily's qualifications to be teaching this material?
Emily is a registered occupational therapist and Ph.D. candidate. She has been serving this population in rehabilitation for 5 years. Additionally, she has conducted several POTS rehab studies and continues to heavily research and stay up-to-date in the literature, as her upcoming doctoral dissertation project will be in this area. Emily regularly presents on this topic locally and internationally with Dysautonomia International and the Ehlers-Danlos society. You can see Emily's CV here.
Is this course on a specific day?
No! We recognize you are a busy professional and it can be hard to make time for continuing education on your own time. That's why we've broken this course into bite-size chunks to be viewed asynchronously when it works for you. We believe you will find the platform easy to navigate, with larger units divided into smaller modules to watch at your own pace.