Understanding Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - PT30

Understanding Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

by Melissa Chung, PT, DPT, NCS
(4.6 / 901 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive and fatal neuromuscular disease that causes degeneration of motor neurons. The perfect treatment strategy for patients with ALS has yet to be found, but the consensus is that the most important aspect of treating patients with ALS is to improve quality of life and to maintain independence for as long as possible.


The purpose of this amyotrophic lateral sclerosis continuing education module is to provide physical therapists with information about ALS as well as the best treatment options for this disease. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Understand the pathophysiology of ALS
  • Identify signs and symptoms of ALS
  • State appropriate interventions for patients depending on each stage of the disease

Approval Information
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 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 for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S1965 for 11/17/19 to 11/17/20).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE18-538446 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1910-189 for 2/1/20 to 1/31/22).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 10/30/15 to 10/30/19.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/31/19 to 07/31/21.
Other states may accept this course for meetingtheir CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 11/14/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/8/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/8/2021


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

It is now required that all CE is completed and reported to CE Broker before you renew your license. When you complete continuing education with us, OnCourse Learning will report your hours for you.

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Susan G - Glendale, AZ  ·  Feb 21, 2020
informative and helpful
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linda b - San Juan Capistrano, CA  ·  Feb 20, 2020
Good practical methodology in order to evaluate and treat.
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Kristi W - Dublin, OH  ·  Jan 30, 2020
This course was a helpful review of ALS.
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Almario Alexis G. O - JACKSONVILLE, FL  ·  Jan 03, 2020
Very informative and refreshing
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Vanessa J - Tomball, TX  ·  Dec 15, 2019
informative and good for clinicians
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50