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Upper Extremity and Hand Therapy- Module 9: Pediatric and Geriatric Hand Therapy

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   5
Registration Fee:   $60

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
1.Identify general principles of pediatric hand therapy
2.Understand basic growth and development
3.Identify components of pediatric hand therapy
4.Identify common pediatric hand conditions
5.Discuss congenital deformities
6.Identify specific birth injuries
7.Discuss and identify acquired trauma
8.Understand case studies related to pediatric hand therapy
9.Define Ageism
10.Discuss and understand aging and body image
11.Discuss elder abuse
12.Identify tips from the field
13.Identify timelines and healing: changes associated with aging

14.Better understand how to communicate with older hand therapy clients 15.Identify strategies for success
16.Identify evaluation tips for geriatric hand therapy
17.Understand case studies related to geriatric hand therapy

Target Audience
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants

Confirmation Notes
Methods of Instruction: Online course available via internet
Educational Level:Intermediate
CEU Information: Click here for CEU approvals.

This course is derived from the textbook by Cynthia Cooper “Fundamentals of Hand Therapy: Clinical Reasoning and Treatment Guidelines for Common Diagnoses of the Upper Extremity” © 2007. This illustrated text and reference emphasizes the fundamentals of hand therapy – for both specialists and non-specialists who encounter clients with hand issues. It provides a consistent format with tips and guidelines for hand therapy treatment. Coverage includes hand anatomy, key terms and concepts, and the evaluation process. A focus on professional issues includes clients with functional somatic syndromes and challenging behavior, client-therapist rapport, and the roles of therapy assistants. Providing many case studies, this text helps therapists think critically about clients' individual needs.
Module 9: Pediatric and Geriatric Hand Therapy covers chapters 26 through 27.
Chapter 26: Pediatric Hand Therapy
Chapter 27: Geriatric Hand Therapy

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM