AOTA APP Provider

Saebo is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 5081. This Distance Learning - Independent format is offered at .1 CEUs, beginner level, Occupational Therapy Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition


This 1.5 contact hour self-study course will introduce you to the basic principles of electrical stimulation along with the physiological effects and clinical applications. Indications, contraindications, types of current, waveforms, and parameter descriptions will also be discussed. Upon completion of all modules, and successful passing of the quiz (≥ 80%), you will be awarded 1.5 NBCOT PDU (0.15 AOTA CEUs) for your participation. This introductory CEU course is intended for medical professionals (e.g. OT/OTA, PT/PTA, Physicians, Orthotists) directly related to the rehabilitation of a patient or client. To participate in this CEU and receive credit, the participant must be a licensed, treating clinician.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Complete the following to earn 1.5 Hours of CEUs

    • Overview

    • Download the Handout

    • Objectives

    • Introduction to Electrotherapy: Learn the Basics of Electrical Stimulation

    • Course Review

    • Electrotherapy Quiz

    • Course Feedback Survey


Upon Completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the principles of electrical stimulation

  • Discuss common indications and contraindications

  • Describe various forms of electrical stimulation currently available and explain their purpose

  • Describe the effects of electrotherapy on muscle tissue

  • Explain the basic elements of electrotherapy and define individual parameters used

  • Discuss appropriate electrode placement, setup, and configuration

  • Explain the principles of tissue impedance and the impact on current flow


  • Brief overview of the history and principles of electrical stimulation

  • Indications and contraindications

  • Types of electrical stimulation currently available

  • Review of the human tissue response to electricity

  • Waveforms overview

  • Electrotherapy clinical application techniques

  • Pain treatment

  • Review of presentation

  • 10-question quiz


  • Cancellations

    If Saebo decides to cancel this course, for whatever reason, a notification will be sent to the original email used for participation in this course. If the participant would like to cancel their participation, please provide a short email to [email protected] and you will be removed from the course.

  • Extra Accommodations

    Please provide extra accommodation requests via email to [email protected] explaining what you require to participate in the course(s) of your choosing. We will do our best to accommodate you if given a substantial amount of time prior to participation.