Chronic noncommunicable diseases are a group of disorders that include cardiovascular disease, some cancers (including breast and colorectal), chronic lung diseases and diabetes. This group of disorders causes 60% of the deaths in the world. We now know that contracting muscle secretes chemical mediators that effectively combat chronic inflammation and chronic noncommunicable diseases, whereas inactive muscle does not secrete these protective mediators. Chronic inflammation is no longer simply considered to be acute inflammation that has lasted longer than two weeks. Instead, chronic inflammation is now considered to be a state in which pro-inflammatory cytokines are two to four times above the level considered to be normal.
The goal of this chronic noncommunicable diseases continuing education module is to introduce physical therapists to current concepts in chronic inflammation, including the link between chronic inflammation and chronic noncommunicable diseases and how physical activity can be used as an intervention in the prevention and management of chronic inflammation and chronic noncommunicable diseases. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Give a current definition of chronic inflammation
- Describe the impact of physical inactivity and obesity on markers of chronic inflammation
- Describe the impact of physical activity as an intervention in the treatment of chronic inflammation and chronic noncommunicable diseases
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by The New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by The Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 11S0235 for 01/01/11 to 01/01/12, 12S0176 for 01/02/12 to 01/02/13; 13S0237 for 01/03/13 to 01/03/14; 14S0412 for 01/04/14 to 01/04/15; 15S0752 for 01/05/15 to 01/05/16; 16S1303 for 01/06/16 to 01/06/17)
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE110016516 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CE120016528 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12; CE130019710 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021545 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150024023 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27048 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 3565 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11, 4144 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12; 4850 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; 5501 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; 6089 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; 6089 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16.)
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE001918 for 1/17/11 to 12/31/12; PTCE003891 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007118 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16.)
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval 739-2010, exp. date 01/31/12, 132-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 721-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16).
This course has been approved by:
The Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 07/23/13 to 07/23/17
The Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 01/30/12 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-3631 for 01/01/11 to 01/01/12, 437-4073 for 01/01/12 to 01/01/13; 437-4633 for 01/01/13 to 01/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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