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Pediatric Hand Therapy and Orthotic Intervention for Musculoskeletal Conditions

Rehab Education

Format(s):   Online Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   15.5
Registration Fee:   $479

By the end of this course, participants will: Identify 3 unique aspects of hand therapy for pediatric patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Identify the appropriate age norms for 3 specific developmental skills below the age of 5 years that affect hand skill development List 3 pediatric evaluation tools that are standardized for use on pediatric patients with upper extremity conditions. Choose 2 treatment techniques that would be appropriate to utilize after surgery for a pediatric patient with one of the following conditions: brachial plexus palsy, upper extremity trauma, congenital hand conditions, neuromuscular disorders, and rheumatologic conditions Identify 3 ways to improve compliance and wear time with orthotic intervention for a pediatric patient with musculoskeletal conditions Compare two differences in treatment of flexor tendon repair of the hand for pediatric patients vs. adult patients. Adapt 3 common items found in the home or clinic into treatment or home program ideas for improving motion or function of the upper extremity Create 6 orthoses, from beginning of the design process to the finalization of the orthotic fabrication, correctly utilizing all of the orthotic mechanical principles. Critique each fabricated orthosis for correct fit by utilizing 3 factors: freedom of distal joints, 3 points of pressure, appropriate application of straps. Propose 3 appropriate therapy goals and treatment strategies for the pediatric patient with neuromuscular condition described in the scenario.

Target Audience

For Pediatric Therapists who treat hands, and Hand Therapists who treat children! Pediatric patients are different from adult patients and can pose many challenges. This specialized, hands-on hybrid online CE course provides a valuable learning opportunity for therapists who are challenged by the orthopedic issues that arise when treating musculoskeletal conditions in a pediatric patient. In addition to didactic learning, you will enhance your clinical skills by fabricating 6 orthoses. Pediatric patients are different from adult patients and can pose many challenges. In this hybrid online CE course with 2 one-hour Virtual Classroom meetings, you will: learn strategies to successfully meet these challenges and understand approaches for evaluating, treating, and providing orthoses (splints) and home programs for the pediatric patient with musculoskeletal conditions. gain knowledge and skills through lectures, demonstrations, independent orthotic fabrication labs, and case scenarios. focus on planning treatment, therapy ideas, orthoses recommendations, and goals setting. successfully create and design 6 orthoses (splints). Presented with support from evidence-based information regarding normal hand development, evaluation, therapeutic intervention and orthotic intervention. Course features: recorded lectures recorded step-by-step demonstrations and specialized techniques for fabrication of orthoses independent orthosis fabrication: we include thermoplastics and splint supplies for you to fabricate 6 orthoses -- an $85 value (supplies can only ship to US mailing addresses) case study assignments two one-hour interactive Virtual Classroom Zoom meetingsā€“focusing on case studies, review of fabrication techniques, Q & A email access to the instructor throughout the course Prior to the first Virtual Classroom Zoom meeting, you must complete 5 1/2 hours of recordings, case study assignments and fabricate several orthoses Prior to the second Virtual Classroom Zoom meeting, you must complete 3 hours of recordings, case study assignments and fabricate several orthoses. Please consider the above requirements when you select your Virtual Classroom Zoom meetings. You must attend BOTH meetings of your selected session to receive full CE credits. You are required to provide a heating pan, heavy duty hole punch and splinting scissors. Download list of course supplies. Please read course requirements carefully BEFORE registering for this course. All courses are final sale. Course includes review of: normal hand skill development from birth to 5 years most common pediatric outcomes measures and evaluation tools for orthopedic conditions developmental and functional issues for children with musculoskeletal conditions identification of specific orthotic intervention for children with musculoskeletal conditions pre-surgical and post-surgical intervention strategies for commonly treated pediatric musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and rheumatologic conditions. overview of orthotic intervention principles and techniques specifically for pediatric patients decision making skills for therapy intervention, home program and orthotic intervention methods to encourage cooperation during fabrication with pediatric patients methods to enhance compliance with use of the orthoses with pediatric patients review of available prefabricated orthoses for pediatric patients

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Online Seminars
Location:   Online
Dates:   04-11-2022 - 12-31-2022, 12:00AM 12:00AM