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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and POTS: Holistic Approach to Hand Therapy

Course: #6427Level: Intermediate 2 Hours 240 Reviews

A holistic occupational therapy approach to the treatment of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), including a demonstration of breathing and progressive relaxation techniques to address multiple systems involved in EDS, will be discussed in this course. This course will also focus on assessing appropriate, functional, and practical hand orthoses for clients with hypermobile EDS who may require multiple orthoses to stabilize joints of the hand and digits.

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 09616; CE Broker/2.0 CE Broker #20-1223940; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Intermediate, Rehabilitation

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to evaluate the signs and symptoms of EDS.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to differentiate the multiple systems affected by a connective tissue disorder and apply appropriate holistic approach to treatment.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to distinguish appropriate orthoses to stabilize hyper-mobile joints in the hand.

Course created on July 2, 2024


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Survey
10-20 Minutes Classification of EDS
20-30 Minutes Systems involved in EDS
30-45 Minutes Case study
45-60 Minutes Orthoses
60-70 Minutes Hand strengthening exercises
70-75 Minutes Components of treatment
75-85 Minutes POTS and OT intervention
85-95 Minutes MCAS and OT intervention
95-105 Minutes OT intervention for psychosocial issues
105-110 Minutes Guided meditation
110-120 Minutes Summary; Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Eun-Jin Bibianna Lee received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Eun-Jin Bibianna Lee has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 09616. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.2 CEUs/contact hours (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CE Broker

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 2.0 hours. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 2.5 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Rehabilitation Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

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