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Hand, Upper Extremity, And Orthopedics CEU Courses for OTs

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Understanding and Managing Common Muscular Dystrophies
Presented by Amber L. Ward, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, ATP/SMS
Live WebinarThu, Oct 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #5342Level: Introductory2 Hours
The genetic diseases under the muscular dystrophy umbrella all present very differently and have their own unique needs and challenges for the OT practitioner. This course explores the symptoms and causes of the conditions, current research, resources, and interventions to enhance occupational engagement in the most common types.

Non-Surgical Shoulder Conditions: A Review for the Occupational Therapist
Presented by Scott Cheatham, PhD, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Live WebinarTue, Nov 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #5354Level: Intermediate2 Hours
The shoulder is one of the most injured body regions with up to 50% of individuals suffering from shoulder pain annually. Common shoulder conditions include rotator cuff disorders, AC joint conditions, and glenohumeral joint disorders. This course will provide an evidence-based review of common non-surgical shoulder conditions.

Spinal Cord Injury: Upper Extremity Assessment and Intervention
Presented by Alaena McCool, MS, OTR/L, CPAM
Live WebinarWed, Nov 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #5335Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course discusses current, reliable, and standardized assessments and evidence-based interventions for the upper extremity within the spinal cord injury population. It focuses on the shoulder, elbow, and hand. It also discusses current research trends, new ways to identify, intervene, and modify approaches when treating the upper extremities. It will end with case study examples.

Spinal Cord Injury: Splinting
Presented by Sara Kate Frye, MS, OTR/L, ATP
Live WebinarThu, Nov 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #5340Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course discusses common splinting interventions for people with spinal cord injury. Splinting options for both passive positioning and function will be discussed.

Upper Extremity Assessments, Part 2
Presented by Marie Pace, M.H.S., OTR/L, CHT
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Course: #5198Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will cover the topic of assessment in hand therapy. Included in the course are a review of goniometry within the hand and thumb, edema measurement, and functional assessment tools. This is Part 2 of a 2-part course.

Upper Extremity Assessments, Part 1
Presented by Marie Pace, M.H.S., OTR/L, CHT
Video
Course: #5197Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will cover the topic of assessment in hand therapy. Included in the course are a review of goniometry within the hand and thumb, edema measurement, and functional assessment tools. This is Part 1 of a 2-part course.

Understanding Lymphedema: Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Treatment
Presented by Linda Grenus, OTR/L, CHT, CLT
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Course: #5154Level: Introductory1 Hour
Understanding lymphedema is an introductory course that will review the lymphatic system anatomy, pathophysiology, and indications/contraindications to treatment. At-risk individuals with types of cancers and vascular disorders associated with lymphedema as well as techniques for the non-CLT client will be presented.

Upper Extremity Reconstructive Surgery for Tetraplegia: The Role of OT
Presented by Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD, CPAM, CKTP
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Course: #5151Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will review the role of reconstructive surgery post tetraplegia to restore UE function. Using lecture, empirical data, and case studies, we will explore options for surgical interventions, anticipated outcomes, and interventions to optimize those outcomes.

Post-Op Management of Thumb Arthroplasty: An Overview
Presented by Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT
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Course: #5129Level: Introductory1 Hour
Occupational therapy practitioners play an important role in educating clients on what to expect after surgery including guidance of post-operative therapy protocols and returning to function. This course will discuss the surgical management of CMC thumb arthritis, specifically the ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition (LRTI) surgery as well as post-operative expectations.

Knee Joint Arthroplasty: A Review for the Occupational Therapist
Presented by Scott Cheatham, PhD, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Video
Course: #4967Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Joint arthroplasty is a common surgical procedure in middle age and older individuals who suffer from an arthritic or damaged joint. This two-part series will provide an evidence-based review of common hip and knee arthroplasty procedures along with post-surgical management strategies. Part 2 of this series will discuss knee joint arthroplasty.