Advanced Clinical Reasoning for Pediatric Upper Extremity Conditions – NEW!

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.

Required pre-requisites: attendance at Pediatric Hand Therapy and Orthotic Intervention (Splinting) for Musculoskeletal Conditions OR current experience with common pediatric hand conditions and a good working knowledge of UE anatomy.

 Course Objectives:

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

CE Credits

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. See links below.

 

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 05-10-2019)

Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners as meeting continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs for 13 CCUs. Approval #62939TX. (Course must be taken between 10-27-2017 and 10-27-2019)

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    *NBCOT…National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (view PDU requirements)

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    Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC): This course is accepted by HTCC towards re-certification.

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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

Catherine Brooks, MPH, OTR, CHT Catherine Brooks, MPH, OTR, CHT has been practicing as an Occupational Therapist since 1989. With a career started in New York City at Hospital for Special Surgery, Catherine has extensive experience with pediatric orthopedics, developmental pediatrics and, specifically, Cerebral Palsy. Catherine has presented several research projects and taught instructional courses at peer –reviewed meetings including AAOS, AACPDM and ASSH. Catherine completed the 8 week pediatric NDT (Neurodevelopmental Training) course in 1996 and qualified as a CHT in 1998, bringing together her interests in both pediatric and Upper Extremity rehabilitation. Now based in Southern California, Catherine has worked in adults and pediatrics at UCSD, Children’s Hospital of San Diego and Kaiser Permanente.

jill-peck-murrayJill Peck-Murray, MOT, OTR/L, CHT specializes in the treatment of pediatric patients with upper extremity problems. She has worked as an occupational therapist at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego since 1982 and she has been a certified hand therapist since 1995. She has been teaching on Pediatric Hand Therapy and Splinting since 2007 around the country for Rehab Education.  She has written a chapter on Pediatric Splinting in the latest edition of Jacob and Austin’s book on Splinting Principles. She has co-authored a book entitled “101 Creative Therapy Ideas.” She has several other journal articles pending publication. She is involved with several professional organizations. She is President of the San Diego Hand Special Interest Group.

Tuition

Note: Early Bird rates are in effect if your application is postmarked four weeks or more prior to registration.Early Bird RateLate Registration Rate
Advanced Clinical Reasoning for Pediatric Upper Extremity Conditions – NEW!$479.00$529.00

Dates & Locations

DateCity
Apr 28 - Apr 29, 2018Maple Grove (Minneapolis Area), MN
Jun 22 - Jun 23, 2018St. Petersburg (Tampa Area), FL
Oct 12 - Oct 13, 2018Atlanta, GA

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