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Advanced Clinical Reasoning for Pediatric Upper Extremity Conditions – NEW!

Rehab Education

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   13
Registration Fee:   $529

At the end of the course, the attendee will
Identify at least one of the systems that may be contributing to the primary limiting factor for a given pediatric upper extremity condition.
Identify the primary limiting factor for 3 given pediatric upper extremity conditions.
Demonstrate 2 soft tissue and/or neuro-mobilization techniques that would be appropriate for a pediatric patient with upper extremity limitations.
Demonstrate 2 movement strategies (proximal handling techniques, developmental positions, or composite motor patterns) to help gain distal motion in upper extremity conditions.
List 2 treatment techniques that would be appropriate to utilize for a patient with distal hand problems (i.e. thumb in palm deformity, camptodactyly, clinodactyly).
Identify 3 ways to address persistent pain in a pediatric patient
Discuss 3 elbow issues that might interfere with gaining full motion after an elbow injury or fracture.
List 2 incidences when a referral for more in-depth diagnostics or medical management is indicated for a pediatric patient.
Determine 1 treatment goal to address the primary limiting factor in a provided case scenario and list 1 movement strategy and 1 orthopedic strategy to achieve that goal for a pediatric patient

Confirmation Notes
13 contact hours
This course is accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Rules and regulations change frequently without notification, and apply differently to live and online courses. Please check with your state board to confirm accuracy of this list and acceptance of contact hours. Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the course and may be used for CEU verification of credits. CE credits vary by state. Please check with your state board/certifying agency to confirm conversion of contact hours to CE
AOTA Approved Provider
Physical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 13 contact hours.
Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy: Approved CE Sponsor by Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy, Division of Professional Regulations, Approval #216.000227. (Course must be taken prior to 09-30-2018)
NY State Physical Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy. (Course must be taken prior to 05-10-2018)
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider #6177: These states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA:
Alaska Arkansas Delaware District of Columbia Illinois Indiana Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nevada New Hampshire New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oregon Oklahoma Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Texas Vermont Virginia The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
*Disclaimer: Rehab Education LLC provides this list for your convenience. At the time of listing, the following state boards accept courses by virtue of approval by other organizations. It is the responsibility of the participant registering for a course to check with their state board to confirm rules and regulations regarding acceptance of contact hours for live and online courses.
The following PT Boards accept courses approved by other state PT boards or APTA state associations*:
Georgia Kentucky Montana North Carolina Oregon Virginia The following PT Boards accept courses approved by other APTA state associations*: Arizona Florida Indiana Mississippi Missouri Rhode Island Utah Vermont Wisconsin
The following PT Boards accept courses provided by AOTA approved providers*:
Arizona District of Columbia Rhode Island

Day One
7:30-8:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:00-10:15 Concept Introduction: Systems identification to determine primary limiting factors Systems: Skin, fascia, muscle, tendon, nerve, bone Primary limiting factor determination Developmental ramifications Functional deficit 10:15 – 10:30 Break 10:30-12:00 Anatomy/biomechanics of the upper extremity & composite movement patterns 12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own 1:00 – 2:00 Analyzing distal hand conditions Break out session: identification of systems involvement and primary limiting factors 2:00-3:15 Analyzing orthopedic trauma to the upper extremity 3:15-3:30 Break 3:30 – 5:00 Lab: Practice soft tissue treatment techniques Break out session: Small group discussion and appropriate use of cast/orthoses
Day Two
7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast and Networking 8:00-9:15 Analyzing neuromuscular upper extremity conditions Lab: Proximal handling techniques to gain distal motion 9:15-10:15 Analyzing sports injury/overuse conditions Lab: Postural/core strength assessment and treatment 10:15-10:30 Break 10:30-12:00 Analyzing persistent pain and CPRS (complex regional pain syndrome) Lab: Neuro-mobilization techniques: glides/sliders Lab: CRPS treatment techniques 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch 1:00 -2:15 Advanced clinical reasoning solidification Break out session: Small group discussion of case scenarios 2:15-2:45 Post-test game show style quiz

The treatment of upper extremity pediatric conditions can be complex and challenging for therapists. Analyzing these conditions requires a good knowledge of development, anatomy and biomechanics to understand the underlying problems. In order to help the therapist plan and focus treatment, this course will outline a clinical problem solving framework that includes identifying the systems involved (skin, fascia, muscle, tendon, nerve, bone), defining the primary limiting factor(s), noting the developmental ramifications and addressing the resulting functional deficits.
Instructors will show how to use this framework to analyze, problem solve and plan treatment for various pediatric upper extremity diagnoses including distal hand conditions, orthopedic upper extremity trauma, neuromuscular involvement, sports injuries/overuse injuries and persistent pain/complex regional pain syndrome. Attendees will learn soft tissue treatment techniques, proximal handling techniques to gain distal motion, postural/core strength assessment & treatment, neuro-mobilization techniques, CRPS treatment techniques, and discuss appropriate use of casting/orthoses.
The course will use break out sessions, lab practice time, small group discussions of sample cases and quiz-show style questions and answers to facilitate new clinical reasoning skills for the attendees.

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