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Sesamoiditis - PT38


Pushing off From Pain

by Anne Ahlman, MPT
(4.5 / 958 ratings )

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

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


The term sesamoiditis most commonly refers to inflammation and swelling of the soft tissues in the region of one or both sesamoid bones of the forefoot, with a localized tendinosis of the medial and lateral heads of the flexor hallucis brevis tendons in which they reside, as well as inflammation of the nearby metatarsophalangeal joint capsule.


The goal of this sesamoiditis program is to help physical therapists identify the etiology, presentation and treatments associated with sesamoiditis. After reading this module, you will be able to:
  • Describe the relevant anatomy of the first metatarsophalangeal region, and discuss the mechanisms of injury associated with sesamoiditis
  • Explain the etiology and risk factors associated with sesamoiditis
  • Discuss the most common treatment approaches for patients with sesamoiditis

Approval Information
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. 12S0949 for 05/14/12 to 05/14/13; 13S1538 for 05/15/13 to 05/15/14; 14S1227 for 05/16/14 to 05/16/15; 15S1256 for 05/17/15 to 05/17/16; 16S1787 for 05/18/16 to 05/18/17; 17S0872 for 5/19/17 to 5/19/18).
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CP120018825 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CP130018835 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CP140022315 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CP150023685 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27178 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-539562 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17). 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. 4332 for 05/14/12 to 05/13/13; 5123 for 05/14/13 to 05/13/14; 5685 for 05/14/14 to 05/13/15; 6149 for 05/14/15 to 05/13/16; 2016-179 for 05/14/16 to 05/13/17; 2017-223 for 5/14/17 to 5/13/18).
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE003106 for 06/06/12 to 12/31/12, PTCE003882 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007146 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010067 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 576-2012 for 05/21/12 to 01/31/14; 184-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-827 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18).
This course has been approved by:
The Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 04/16/12 to 04/16/16; 10/01/16 to 10/01/20.
The Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 05/11/12 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. 437-4320 for 05/01/12 to 05/01/13; 437-4944 for 05/01/13 to 05/01/14.). 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.

Course Originally Released on: 5/14/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/2/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/2/2018


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MARY P - Dade City, FL  ·  Jul 08, 2017
informative & personally helpful as I have this condition
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Alistair M - Las Cruces, NM  ·  Jul 01, 2017
great informative course on a topic that is not regularly seen in the clinical setting
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Erin W - Pottstown, PA  ·  Jun 16, 2017
very interesting and made me assess my own foot posture
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Rolando H - Orwigsburg , PA  ·  May 22, 2017
The author seems to know the biomechanical aspect that causes sesamoiditis. Very seldom I see an author explains kinesiology nowadays.
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Ryan S - San Diego, CA  ·  Apr 10, 2017
Very informative about Sesamoiditis
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Price: $19.00
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