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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
Video
Course: #4012 Level: 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
Video
Course: #3978 Level: 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
Video
Course: #3961 Level: 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
Video
Course: #3903 Level: 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
Video
Course: #3795 Level: 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
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Course: #3821 Level: 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.

Phalanx Fractures: Achieving Best Outcomes
Presented by Rachel Pigott, OTR/L, CHT
Video
Course: #3769 Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will examine biomechanical and anatomical factors which impact choice in initial conservative or surgical intervention for phalanx fractures. Evidence based rehabilitation methods for best outcomes in phalanx fractures will be outlined including strategies to address potential complications.

Metacarpal Fractures: Achieving Best Outcomes
Presented by Rachel Pigott, OTR/L, CHT
Video
Course: #3768 Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will examine biomechanical and anatomical factors which impact choice in initial conservative or surgical intervention for metacarpal fractures. Evidence based rehabilitation methods for best outcomes in metacarpal fractures will be outlined including strategies to address potential complications.

Thumbs Up For Function: Orthoses For The Osteoarthritic CMC Joint
Presented by Jeanine Beasley, Ed.D., OTR, CHT, FAOTA
Video
Course: #3571 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
A wide variety of orthotic designs are utilized by the occupational therapist (OT) to treat the painful osteoarthritic (OA) carpometacarpal (CMC) joint of the thumb. The purpose of this webinar is to provide the OT with an update of evidenced based orthotic interventions for the OA CMC joint to: reduce pain, increase pinch strength, increase joint stability and increase function.

Using PNF to Improve Upper Extremity and Trunk Function
Presented by Brian Hickman, PT, DPT, NCS, GCS, CSRS
Video
Course: #3677 Level: Introductory2 Hours
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a technique that can help therapists optimize the efficiency, strength, and quality of movement in a wide variety of patients and situations. This course will describe how PNF can be integrated into practice to improve upper extremity function and ADL performance.