Pediatric Hand Therapy

Cooper_sChapter 26: Pediatric Hand Therapy

This chapter addresses general principles of pediatric hand therapy and common pediatric hand conditions resulting from congenital deformities or acquired trauma.

Highlights include:

  • a detailed review of normal growth, and development of grasp, manipulation and play skills
  • guidelines for use of splints and casts
  • strategies for improving ROM, muscle strength, dexterity, sensation and sensitivity
  • evaluation tips, operative and non-operative treatment recommendations for numerous
  • pediatric hand conditions
  • clinical pearls
  • tips on communicating with the doctor and patient/family
  • 3 case studies

Photographs illustrate congenital deformities common in the pediatric upper extremity.

(Fundamentals of Hand Therapy by Cooper: “Pediatric Hand Therapy” by Lynn Bassini, MA, OTR, CHT and Mukund Patel, MD, FACS  – Copyright: 2007)

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Program subject to change. Participants are cautioned to apply new information and skills within the scope of state licensure law.

 Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • understand normal growth and development of grasp, manipulation and play skills in children
  • identify congenital anomalies of the hand and upper extremity
  • identify acquired trauma conditions of the pediatric hand patient
  • identify the non-operative and operative treatment of all the pediatric hand conditions seen in hand therapy
  • identify strategies for improving ROM, muscle strength, dexterity, sensation and sensitivity
  • identify strategies for effective parent and child education

CE Credits

4 Contact Hours

Regulations for self-study courses vary by state and profession. If you are taking this course for CE credits required for licensure, please contact your licensing board to confirm acceptance of this online course prior to registering. Courses must be relevant to your field of practice.

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Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy: This course has been approved by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 4 contact hours.

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 4 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 09-30-2014)

North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by virtue of Illinois CE Provider Approval #216.000227 for 4 contact hours. (Course must be taken prior to 09-30-2014)

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 05-10-2016)

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy: This online course has been approved by virtue of Illinois CE Provider Approval #216.000227 for 4 contact hours. Per Virginia State Board Regulation #18V AC112-20-131, this course can be used only as a Type 2 course for license renewal. (Course must be taken prior to 09-30-2014)

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The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

*NBCOT…National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (view PDU requirements
+HTCC… Hand Therapy Certification Commission  (view recertification requirements)

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