Project Description

This course is designed to assist clinicians in integrating information regarding the use of different types of modalities appropriately when treating patients. The four types of modalities that will be reviewed are Vibration Technology, Class 4 Laser, Blood Flow Restriction, and Shockwave Therapy.

This interactive, evidence-based, one day course includes lectures, case study analysis and hands-on labs/demos sampling different modality units. Lectures cover biophysical principles, physiological/therapeutic effects, indications/contraindications, as well as dosimetric and application parameters. Different brands of modalities will be reviewed and compared.

Participants will learn the pros and cons of each brand and how to integrate into treatment. The appropriate selection and application of physical agents, based on the existing pathology, impairments, and functional limitations will be discussed, demonstrated, and performed by participants. This course is designed to prepare clinicians for safe and evidence-based usage of different types of modalities in the field of rehabilitation.


1:16 Instructor to Attendee

MODULE Includes

  • Course Manual
  • Approved CE/CCU – 8 Contact Hours
  • Certificate of completion
  • Introduction and fundamental concepts to Vibration Technology, Shockwave Therapy, Blood Flow Restriction, and Class 4 Laser Therapy
  • Compare and contrast different modalities and different brands of modalities
  • Pros and cons
  • Evidence based protocols/case studies
  • Indication and contraindications
  • Clinical application
  • When to choose type of modality for treatment
  • Demos of different modality brands
  • Demo modality units to compare and contrast
  • How to integrate modality treatment with manual therapy
  • Identify and correctly distinguish indications and contraindications of each type of modality treatment
  • List and explain the physiological/therapeutic effects of each modality type
  • Explain the biophysical foundation of each modality type
  • Select and discuss appropriate dosimetric and application parameters
  • Apply each modality treatment based on research/case studies
  • Discuss benefits and cons of each modality type
  • Identify the different types of modalities (Class 4 Laser, Vibration Technology, Blood Flow Restriction, and Shockwave Therapy)
  • List appropriate treatment parameters for a variety of clinical diagnoses using the different types of modalities
  • Identity and differentiate the use and choice of parameters for each of the electrical modalities with different patient populations and for different diagnoses, including muscle strengthening and re-education, pain and edema control.
9:30am-9:45am Check-In/Registration
9:45am-11:15am Lecture – Shockwave Therapy
11:15am-12:15pm Lab – Shockwave Therapy
12:15pm-12:30pm Break
12:30pm-2:00pm Lecture – BFR
2:00pm-2:30pm Lab – BFR
2:30pm-3:30pm Lecture – Laser Therapy Class III/Class IV
3:30pm-5:00pm Lab – Laser Therapy Class III/Class IV
5:00pm-5:15pm Break
5:15pm-6:15pm Lecture – Vibration Technology
Lab – Vibration Technology
6:15pm-6:45pm Written Exam
6:45pm-7:15pm Q&A/Participant Evaluation








KOHED is required to disclose financial or other association with any manufacture, commercial products/supporters. KOHED discloses such association. The options will be used during the course for demonstration and practice purposes and will be offered for purchase. In no way is the sale of the products the primary purpose of this course. The techniques and products offered during the course are generalized and providers should decide what products, vendors, and treatment is best for each individual patient.

Approved Continuing Education (CE) credits & hours in CA, CT, FL, HI, NC, NY, NV, TX, WA… more to come

Continuing education requirements are subject to change.
The licensee is responsible to review board’s regulations and decide if the seminar is acceptable and applicable for continuing education units/hours.