Hand, Upper Extremity, And Orthopedics CEU Courses for OTs

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Introduction to Myofascial Release
Presented by Robert McAlister, PhD, OTR/L
Course: #4220Level: Introductory1 Hour
This one-hour workshop is designed as an entry level course for the therapist who wants to know more about myofascial release and its benefits. The course will provide an overview of myofascial release, with emphasis upon strategies and techniques that can be used to treat orthopedic musculoskeletal conditions in a variety of practice settings.

Wounds: The OT Perspective
Presented by Nora Barrett, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Course: #4110Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will cover the OT perspective of evaluating, treating and dressing wounds from initial encounter through wound closure with functional implications and clinical pearls addressed. Orthotics and documentation will be reviewed through various wound cases.

Introduction to Utilizing 3D Printing in Occupational Therapy
Presented by SueAnn Woods, MOT, OTR/L, CLT, CHT
Course: #4056Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will give an overview to the basics of 3D printers and filaments for the OT practitioner. This course will cover indications, contraindications, and precautions from an OT and public health/environmental health perspective. The course will give users practical ideas, resources, and strategies for quick start.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Presented by Marie Pace, M.H.S., OTR/L, CHT
Course: #4067Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will describe the varieties of cubital tunnel surgeries that are done and the course of therapy that would follow. Diagnostic criteria and conservative measures will also be presented.

Case Studies for the Master Clinician: The Osteoarthritic Thumb
Presented by Jeanine Beasley, Ed.D., OTR, CHT, FAOTA, Virginia O'Brien, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Course: #4012Level: Advanced2.5 Hours
This case study will examine assessments and a problem-based approach to the conservative treatment of the osteoarthritic thumb. Evidence-based treatment approaches will be presented including orthoses, the dynamic stability approach, and joint protection interventions.

An Evidenced-Based Approach To Conservative Management Of Trigger Finger
Presented by Dianna Lunsford, OTD, M.Ed, OTR/L, CHT
Course: #3978Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide an overview of trigger finger including the anatomy, etiology, incidence and prevalence. This course will also discuss the current evidence based approaches to treating trigger finger.

The Pediatric Thumb
Presented by Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Course: #3961Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will provide education in both congenital and traumatic thumb conditions in the pediatric populations and therapeutic treatment to address the conditions.

Intervention Techniques for the Hemiplegic Upper Limb
Presented by Christine Griffin, OTR/L, MS, BCPR
Course: #3903Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Evidence based intervention techniques for the hemiplegic upper limb are required to increase functional performance for individuals with stroke. Discussion will include current evidence for intervention techniques such as NMES, slings, splints, traditional neurorehabilitation techniques, and functional use.

Case Studies for the Master Clinician: Brachial Plexus Birth Injury
Presented by Patti Sharp, OTD, MS, OTR/L
Course: #3795Level: Advanced3 Hours
This course will briefly review the brachial plexus and walk the learner through prolonged treatment of a child with a brachial plexus birth injury. Topics covered include epidemiology, presentation, assessment, surgical and therapeutic management.

20Q: Adaptive Equipment Pioneer
Presented by Fred Sammons, PhD (HON), OT, FAOTA
Course: #3821Level: Introductory1 Hour
In our 20Q, we are talking to Fred Sammons, one of the early pioneers in occupational therapy. He has been an occupational therapist for over 60 years. During that time, he has been an innovator in designing, manufacturing, and distributing adaptive equipment for people with disabilities while collaborating with occupational therapists and clients to identify needs and to generate product ideas.