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Occupational Therapy’s Role With People Who Live With Chronic Pain
Presented by Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA
Live WebinarMon, Jan 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST   Starts in 3h 16m
Course: #4997Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides an overview of occupational therapy’s role with patients who live with chronic pain in an era when people need alternatives to pain medication. It provides evidence-based information and attempts to quell the myths about chronic pain. This is Day 1 of a virtual conference on pain management.

Ergonomics and Pain
Presented by Marissa Marchioni, OTD, OTR/L, CEAS
Live WebinarTue, Jan 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4996Level: Introductory1 Hour
Attend this presentation to learn about basic ergonomic principles and applications to a variety of settings. We examine applications and strategies for educating clients about the importance of ergonomics and body mechanics for the prevention of pain. This is Day 2 of a virtual conference on pain management.

Mindfulness Practices for Managing Pain and Promoting Occupational Performance
Presented by Richard Sabel, MA, MPH, OTR, GCFP
Live WebinarWed, Jan 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #5002Level: Introductory1 Hour
The past decade has seen exponential growth in the use of mindfulness-based interventions among health professionals. This program will explore how approaches such as Yoga, Tai Chi, Feldenkrais, breath, and meditation can be used by occupational therapy practitioners to manage pain and promote occupational performance. This is Day 3 of a virtual conference on pain management. **Please bring a straw to the course for the demonstration portion of the course.

Nonpharmacological Pain Management Strategies: A Lifestyle Redesign® Approach
Presented by Lindsey Reeves, OTD, OTR/L, CEAS
Live WebinarThu, Jan 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4982Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about nonpharmacological pain management strategies with a focus on Lifestyle Redesign® as an occupational therapy treatment approach for chronic pain conditions. An introduction to lifestyle, behavioral, and self-management strategies that can be utilized to reduce pain, improve coping, and increase patient self-efficacy in order to improve function and quality of life will be reviewed. This is Day 4 of a virtual conference on pain management.

OT and Acute Pain: Staying True to Our Holistic Roots
Presented by Megan Doyle, MS, OTR/L, FPS, Cert-APHPT
Live WebinarFri, Jan 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4994Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide a broad introduction to the most up to date pain neurophysiology, and the application of the biopsychosocial model of pain to the scope of occupational therapy in the treatment of acute pain. A multitude of holistic interventions to address when working with clients with acute pain will then be discussed, with an emphasis on achieving increased occupational engagement and self-management of pain interference. This is Day 5 of a virtual conference on pain management.

Academic Innovation: Curricular Redesign to Meet the Needs of the Times
Presented by Laura Stimler, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, C/NDT, Sara Story, OTD, OTR/L, BCG, CAPS
Live WebinarMon, Feb 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST
Course: #5005Level: Introductory1 Hour
This presentation will describe current uses for clinical simulation learning activities in occupational therapy education settings. Innovative approaches for teaching complex acute care content will be explored, including a unique collaboration between an occupational therapy program and a local non-profit medical surplus recovery organization (MSRO).

Feeding and Nutrition Interventions for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Presented by Samantha Heidenreich, OTD, MOT
Live WebinarTue, Feb 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #5027Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course reviews the feeding behaviors and habits of children with autism, as well as the brain/gut relationship and nutritional implications for feeding. Participants will be instructed on how to create appropriate plans of care and intervention for feeding specifically for the ASD population, with an emphasis on nutrition.

Nurture the Leader Inside: Making an Impact as Occupational Therapy Professionals
Presented by Krista Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD
Live WebinarThu, Feb 4, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #5013Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Leadership, or becoming a leader, can feel outside of who we identify ourselves as occupational therapy professionals however, with our unique skill sets, we are often qualified to step into a leadership role at work, and in our communities. This course can help attendees understand leadership, how to grow and integrate their own leadership skills into everyday, practical life situations in order to make a positive impact.

Creating Functional Homes for Dementia
Presented by Emily Reilly, DHSc, MSOTR/L, ECHM
Live WebinarMon, Feb 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST
Course: #5007Level: Introductory1 Hour
The home environment and the care team can greatly empower or inhibit a person’s quality of life and participation. Occupational Therapists can support clients and families within the home by creating spaces that are safe, functional and intuitive.

Using Principles of Yoga to Benefit the Adult Patient
Presented by Lisa Mechler, MA, CCC-SLP, RYT200
Live WebinarWed, Feb 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST
Course: #5017Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will review fundamental principles of yoga and demonstrate simple movements and breathing techniques that can be applied when working with adult patients in acute care and outpatient settings. Benefits and contraindications will also be discussed.