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Moving Forward: Occupational Therapy's Unique Contribution in Treating and Promoting Pelvic Health
Presented by Richard Sabel, MA, MPH, OTR, GCFP
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Course: #5170Level: Introductory2 Hours
Pelvic health issues impact the lives of millions of men, women, and children, often limiting their ability to engage in meaningful occupations. This program will clarify functions of the pelvic floor, as well as causes and types of disorders, while illuminating occupational therapy's vital and unique contribution to working with this population.

Understanding Lymphedema: Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Treatment
Presented by Linda Grenus, OTR/L, CHT, CLT
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Course: #5154Level: Introductory1 Hour
Understanding lymphedema is an introductory course that will review the lymphatic system anatomy, pathophysiology, and indications/contraindications to treatment. At-risk individuals with types of cancers and vascular disorders associated with lymphedema as well as techniques for the non-CLT client will be presented.

Living Life to its Fullest: One Breath at a Time
Presented by Richard Sabel, MA, MPH, OTR, GCFP
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Course: #5130Level: Introductory1 Hour
The average healthy person breathes more than 20,000 cycles of breath per day. This program will offer simple, practical approaches to promote efficient breathing and engagement in meaningful occupations for our clients and ourselves.

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.

Occupational Therapy’s Value in Provision of Quality Care to Prevent Readmissions
Presented by Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP, FACRM, Marla R. Robinson, MSc, OTR/L, BCPR, BT-C, FAOTA
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Course: #5127Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will review the current literature regarding risks for hospital readmission and identify evidence-based interventions for occupational therapy practitioners to implement in acute care and post-acute practice settings.

Augmented Mobility Intervention
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #5093Level: Introductory1 Hour
Augmented mobility is used with clients who require assistance in ambulation. This category of equipment includes walking canes, crutches, walkers, and gait trainers. Augmented mobility is used to prevent falls, increase mobility, and provide strengthening and dynamic weight-bearing. This course will systematically present each of these options with clinical indicators.

This course is part of the Wheelchair Seating Back To The Basics Topic.

Dependent Mobility Intervention
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #5092Level: Introductory1 Hour
Dependent mobility devices are not designed for self-propulsion. These include adaptive strollers, transport chairs, tilt in space manual wheelchairs, reclining manual wheelchairs, and standard manual wheelchairs. For very small children, adaptive strollers are often required to meet positional and dependent mobility needs. Other dependent mobility bases, such as transport chairs and standard wheelchairs, are used for quick trips or for temporary use. Clients may also use a dependent mobility base as a back-up to a power wheelchair.

This course is part of the Wheelchair Seating Back To The Basics Topic.

Durable Medical Equipment for Activities of Daily Living
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #5090Level: Introductory1 Hour
Clients who use wheelchair seating and mobility equipment often have other durable medical equipment (DME) needs, as well. Durable medical equipment is often used to assist activities of daily living and so clinicians are active participants in selecting the appropriate equipment for a client’s needs. This course will address bath/shower equipment, toileting equipment, patient lifts, and adaptive car seats.

This course is part of the Wheelchair Seating Back To The Basics Topic.

A Sensory Approach to Home
Presented by Britt Collins-Feist, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #5064Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides the participants with sensory strategies including yoga and mindfulness activities to help create home-based therapy ideas for their families. You will learn about sensory regulation and modulation and how to build sensory strategies into a child’s everyday life.