Using a wheelchair places a significant strain on the upper extremity. Therapists should be proactive in preventing repetitive strain injuries to help clients maintain independence and improve their quality of life.
Course created on May 26, 2022
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 04756; CE Broker/2.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-916911; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Intermediate, Rehabilitation; RESNA/0.2 Intermediate
- After this course, participants will be able to analyze the three common repetitive strain injuries associated with wheelchair use in daily activities.
- After this course, participants will be able to independently list three activity modification strategies that address postural risk factors for repetitive strain injuries.
- After this course, participants will be able to accurately identify two components of an upper extremity therapeutic exercise program to prevent repetitive strain injuries.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-35 Minutes||Review of upper extremity anatomy and common repetitive stress injuries|
|35-55 Minutes||Review of wheelchair positioning and how it contributes to functional reach and upper extremity health|
|55-85 Minutes||Discussion of functional activity modification: functional reach patterns, transfers, sleep positions|
|85-105 Minutes||Discussion of evidence-based upper extremity therapeutic exercise|
|105-115 Minutes||Case Study|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Sara Kate Frye
OTD, MS, OTR/L, ATP
Sara Kate Frye is an occupational therapist with a broad background in physical rehabilitation in acute rehabilitation settings. She is an assistant professor in the Institute for Occupational Therapy Education at Widener University and maintains a clinical practice with Penn Medicine at Home. She has multiple publications on managing the neurologic upper extremity, and her current research agenda focuses on lifestyle medicine and self-management of chronic conditions.
Non-financial: Sara Frye has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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