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Review Series: Hand And Upper Extremity CEU Courses for OTs

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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.

Upper Extremity Assessments, Part 2
Presented by Marie Pace, M.H.S., OTR/L, CHT
Video
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.

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.

Rehabilitation of Intrinsic Muscle Pathology
Presented by Paul Bonzani, MHS, OTR/L, CHT
Video
Course: #5096Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course reviews normal biomechanical function of the intrinsic mechanisms of digital function as a basis for understanding pathomechanics due to soft tissue and neural injuries affecting the hand. Remediation strategies to prevent deformity and enhance occupational performance are presented.

Dynamic Splinting: Splinting for Special Populations, Part 4
Presented by Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS
Video
Course: #5067Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course offers a closer look at the benefits and inherent risks associated with the application of dynamic splinting in conjunction with specific population groups. Specific methods and applications are discussed for use with clients who present with long-term dynamic splinting needs.

Dynamic Splinting: Splinting for Elbow Function, Part 3
Presented by Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS
Video
Course: #5066Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course reviews the world of dynamic splint fabrication and application via an examination of the methods associated with fabricating and/or implementing dynamic elbow splints to manage a client’s elbow and forearm-based range of motion, support, and joint protection needs. Custom and pre-fabricated designs are discussed and compared.

Dynamic Splinting: Splinting for Wrist Function, Part 2
Presented by Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS
Video
Course: #5045Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course offers a closer look at the world of dynamic splint fabrication and application via an examination of the methods associated with fabricating and/or implementing dynamic wrist splints to manage a client’s wrist-based range of motion, support, and joint protection needs.

Dynamic Splinting: Building the Foundation for Success, Part 1
Presented by Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS
Video
Course: #5044Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Following a brief anatomical review of hand structures in order to ensure understanding of the theory, purpose, and methods behind many dynamic splint designs, Dr. Davin offers a comparison of the qualities of static splinting as compared to dynamic splinting. An overview of various dynamic splinting options is introduced and serves to build foundational knowledge as it relates to dynamic splinting in preparation for upcoming courses within this series.