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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.

Teaching the Motor Skills for Toileting: Using Activity Analysis and Data Collection
Presented by Aditi Mehra, DHS, OTR/L, Jonathan Amey, MEd
Video
Course: #5313Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Toileting skills is an understudied topic, yet it is an essential occupation that is in great demand among parents. This course provides a step-by-step process of the fastest way of teaching children the gross and fine motor mechanics of toileting using a simple 5 min data collection system and a valuable activity analysis which can easily be incorporated into practice.

Post-COVID-19 Patients: Management Strategies for the Occupational Therapist
Presented by Scott Cheatham, PhD, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Live WebinarThu, Nov 4, 2021 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #5356Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Researchers have shown that corrective and restorative rehabilitation has become an integral part of a post-COVID-19 patients’ recovery program. This discussion will cover current evidence regarding the negative physiological effects of COVID-19, medical management and rehabilitation, exercise programming, using technology for monitoring, and the role of the occupational therapist. This presentation is for the occupational therapist who desires an evidence-based update on this topic.

Adapted Toileting and Bathing Chairs 101: A Brief Overview
Presented by Lindsey Veety, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS
Video
Course: #5298Level: Introductory1 Hour
When an individual needs assistance to bathe or toilet knowing which system or supports to choose can be difficult, as there are many different options on the market currently. This presentation gives an introduction to what adapted bathing and toileting systems are, who they would be best used for, compares and contrasts the main systems on the market, and reviews funding options.

Spinal Cord Injury: The Changing Incidence and Prevalence
Presented by Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD, CPAM, CKTP
Live WebinarMon, Nov 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #5331Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will outline the changing face of spinal cord injury (SCI), including trends in causation and demographics. Clinical syndromes, anticipated outcomes, and long-term costs and consequences will also be introduced. This course is the first in a series on SCI and is most beneficial to clinicians in that context.

Spinal Cord Injury: Medical Comorbidities
Presented by Kaitlin Hagen, MOT, OTR/L
Live WebinarTue, Nov 9, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #5341Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course focuses on the medical origin of comorbidities of spinal cord injury and how they impact therapy. Examples of comorbidities that will be discussed include: autonomic dysreflexia, musculoskeletal issues, overuse injuries, pulmonary issues, and medical issues such as UTI's and decreased bone mineral density.

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.

Spinal Cord Injury: Environmental Controls and Community Access
Presented by Kimberly Grear Perone, MBA, MSHA, OTR/L, CPAM, ECHM, CAPS
Live WebinarFri, Nov 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #5349Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides valuable information that can be brought back to the clinic to assist practitioners and patients in the return to their community and homes. In this course, evidenced-based research will be reviewed, resources provided, and case studies discussed.

Evaluation and Treatment Strategies for Facial Palsy, Part 2
Presented by Mara Wernick Robinson, PT, MS
Video
Course: #5293Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This is a 2-part series on facial palsy. Part 2 explains how to make an assessment of a patient's needs, and specific treatment strategies based on exam findings. Case studies, photos and videos are used. The role of occupational therapy, and indications on when to collaborate on medical and surgical interventions, are described in detail. This course is directly related to the practice of occupational therapy and is therefore appropriate for the OT and OTA. Please note the course does not go into detail of rehab for facial paralysis related to stroke.