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Information Literacy in Clinical Practice: Where Do You Find Your Evidence?

Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT

April 27, 2015

Today, we will talk about how you get your information and how to use technology to do that. We will go over the steps of information literacy, because it is not a term that we are very familiar with...   Read More

Medicare Billing Update

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

April 13, 2015

We will be talking a little bit about therapy coding and billing in long-term care. I wish this was not my area of expertise, but unfortunately this is what long-term care sometimes becomes for us. Fi...   Read More

Spinal Orthoses: Use and Application in Adults and Pediatrics

Jared Howell, MS, CPO, LPO

March 31, 2015

This course has been primarily geared to physical therapy, physical therapy assistants, and other health care providers that might interface with patients that are wearing orthoses and/or prostheses....   Read More

Medicare Documentation Update

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

March 23, 2015

We have the next hour to talk about Medicare documentation updates. Let me start off by saying that the biggest update is the Jimmo versus Sebelius case, and that is not really new. That came out a ye...   Read More

Power Wheelchairs: An Overview of Advanced Features

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

March 13, 2015

When we get into complex, rehab power wheelchairs, we have a lot more options. We can provide various access methods to clients who may be unable to use a joystick. We can provide access to power seat...   Read More


Power Wheelchair Assessment: Mobility Training as a Part of the School Day

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

March 3, 2015

Today, we will talk about pre-mobility training. These are techniques used to develop skills before a power wheelchair is recommended. We will also talk about mobility training, which usually occurs a...   Read More


Indoor Rainy Day, Snowy Day Fun

Amy M Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

February 27, 2015

Today, we will be describing and applying the benefits of physical activity for both children and adolescents. We will describe and apply general exercise principles for children and adolescents. We w...   Read More

Choosing and Using the Best Assessments in Mental Health

Elizabeth Cara, Ph.D., OTR/L, MFC

February 25, 2015

Today, I want to give you the context of assessment in mental health and assessing psychiatric conditions. Briefly, I will review the process and principles of evaluation. I will compare and contrast...   Read More

Power Wheelchair Assessment: The Team Evaluation

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

February 17, 2015

In this second part of this series, we will be covering the actual assessment. Now that we think this client is ready for the assessment, how do we get through that assessment? Part of that assessment...   Read More


Power Wheelchair Assessment: Determining and Developing Readiness

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

February 10, 2015

This course is the first of a series of webinars that address power wheelchairs providing independent mobility for clients. Today, our emphasis is going to be on how to determine if someone is ready f...   Read More


The Clinical Implementation of Pediatric Constraint Induced Therapy: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Protocols

Stephanie DeLuca, Ph.D.

February 3, 2015

Pediatric Constraint Induced Therapy is a topic of much discussion within the rehabilitation field amongst occupational therapists, physical therapists, physiatrists, and everyone in rehabilitation. T...   Read More


The Importance of Early Mobility

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

February 1, 2015

We will be focusing on the importance of providing early mobility for some of our youngest clients, the developmental implications of doing so, and the research that backs that up. As we go through, w...   Read More


Mounting Assistive Technology to Wheelchairs

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

January 20, 2015

Mounting is important because it mounts a piece of assistive technology in a way that is safe, secure, and optimizes function for client. Regardless of our role on that team, it is very important that...   Read More


Accessible Home Modifications

Rob Horkheimer, PT, MPT, CEAC, CAPS, ECHM

January 19, 2015

The first course objective is to be able to describe the difference between ADA design and individualized accessible design. It is important to be able to distinguish between the two. There are a lot...   Read More

Keys to Occupational Therapy with Hand Transplants

Marie Pace, M.H.S., OTR/L, CHT

January 15, 2015

I currently work for a company called Centers for Rehab Services that provides therapy for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. I have been working in the hand transplant, or upper extremity t...   Read More


The Burned Hand

Jennifer Conway, OTR/L

January 9, 2015

Today’s presentation is on The Burned Hand and our objectives are to talk about the importance of palmar creases with palmar contact burns; discuss splinting: how, when, and in what position; review...   Read More


Attachment and Mental Health of Infants and Toddlers

Elizabeth Cara, Ph.D., OTR/L, MFC

January 9, 2015

Today we will talk about the context and history of attachment. Then we will discuss secure and insecure patterns of attachment, as well as patterns throughout the lifespan. We will discuss occupation...   Read More


Component Skills for Pre-Writing in Early Childhood

Helene Gillespie, Ph.D., OTR/L

January 4, 2015

Today we are going to talk about some of the developmental skills that the young child needs prior to printing instruction. We will cover developmental components that contribute to pre-handwriting sk...   Read More


Executive Cognitive Functions Following TBI: Rehabilitation Perspectives

Steven Wheeler, PhD, OTR/L, CBIS

January 2, 2015

It is a pleasure to speak about what I consider to be one of the biggest challenges of brain injury rehabilitation, particularly for occupational therapy practitioners. I would like to begin with defi...   Read More


Balance Treatment Using Household Items

Kenneth L Miller, PT, DPT, CEEAA

November 5, 2014

The first objective for this course is to introduce how to use the ICF. You will see much more use of the ICF in the coming months to the next coming years, because it is a nice way to framework our p...   Read More

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