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Review Series: Hand And Upper Extremity CEU Courses for OTs

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Joint Hypermobility Syndromes: Assessment and Intervention
Presented by Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Video
Course: #5376Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will cover upper extremity assessment and treatment strategies for the pediatric/young adult population affected by joint hypermobility syndromes. The treatment focuses on both orthopedic strategies along with adaptive methods for these individuals.

Post-Mastectomy and/or Axillary Node Dissection Rehabilitation Protocol
Presented by Abi Roxana Guerra, PT, DPT, CLT-ALM, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy
Video
Course: #5423Level: Introductory2 Hours
The purpose of this presentation is to offer Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and patients a guide to confidently engage in treatment protocols specific to post-mastectomy and/or axillary node dissection. This educational guide covers a range of motion exercises; self-care/ADLs; energy conservation and cancer-related fatigue; outcomes measures to include in evaluation; as well as warning signs to prevent infection, lymphedema, and contractures.

Assessment and Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Presented by Cameron Van Oort, BSc, MSc, MScOT, CHT
Video
Course: #5370Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition, although it is often confused with other pathologies of the upper extremity. This course provides an overview of carpal tunnel syndrome with regards to assessment and conservative as well as surgical management options.

Non-Surgical Shoulder Conditions: A Review for the Occupational Therapist
Presented by Scott Cheatham, PhD, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
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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.

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