Therapeutic Management of Flexor Tendon Injuries in Pediatric Patients

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The post operative management of flexor tendon repair requires specific knowledge of the appropriate treatment intervention, especially for the pediatric population. This hybrid online course will review basic flexor tendon anatomy, compare the etiology of adult vs. pediatric injuries, describe common surgical intervention, and review research/rationale for early active treatment.

The instructors will present an evidence-based, step-by-step approach, stressing a balance between tendon protection and healing. Pediatric focused treatment suggestions and home program ideas will be provided for each step of the process, including later scar management techniques.

An instructional video will demonstrate how to make a pediatric dorsal blocking orthosis and attendees will independently fabricate their own orthosis. A case study will allow attendees to devise their own treatment plan.  This treatment plan and a photo of the orthosis will be submitted for instructor review and will subsequently be discussed in a live interactive Zoom classroom led by the instructors.

Course features:

  • recorded lectures
  • recorded step-by-step demonstrations and specialized techniques for fabrication of orthosis
  • independent orthosis fabrication: we include thermoplastics and splint supplies for you to fabricate a dorsal blocking orthosis (supplies can only ship to US mailing addresses)
  • case study assignment
  • one-hour interactive Virtual Classroom Zoom meetings–focusing on case studies, review of fabrication techniques, Q & A
  • You must attend the Zoom Interactive classroom session in addition to viewing all recordings to receive full CE credits.
  • You are required to provide a heating pan, heavy duty hole punch and splinting scissors.
  • Please read course requirements carefully BEFORE registering for this course. All hybrid online courses are final sale.

Please read course requirements carefully before registering for this course. Online courses are final sale and are not refundable. Please note that supplies for fabrication of dorsal blocking orthosis can only ship to US mailing addresses.

You must register a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the Zoom series to allow time to receive your course supplies and have time to fabricate your orthosis.

Prerequisite to enroll:

(only one of the following)

Course Requirements:

As a requirement of this course, you will need to:

  • view recorded lectures and demonstrations prior to attending the Virtual Classroom via Zoom.
  • have access to splinting tools and supplies.
  • have access to another person (child or adult) on whom you can fabricate a dorsal blocking orthosis (DBO).
  • complete a dorsal blocking orthosis fabricated on another person.
  • photograph and share access to photos of your dorsal blocking orthoses. You will submit links to your photos in your cloud storage, i.e. Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, etc. (Due to file size limitations, file uploads may not be supported by email.)
  • demonstrate proficiency with orthosis fabrication. Instructor will evaluate orthosis fabrication and determine proficiency of 100% correct using 3 variables.
  • complete quizzes at end of each lesson, and case study assignments.
  • participate in a scheduled one-hour Virtual Classroom sessions (via Zoom) with the instructors. This will review fabrication techniques, completed orthoses, case studies and provide additional opportunity for questions and answers.
  • complete course post-test with a passing grade of 85%
  • complete course evaluation.

 Technology Requirements:

  • computer/tablet with speakers and good internet access to view course videos.
  • computer/tablet with webcam, microphone and speakers or Smartphone will be needed to participate in Zoom meeting with instructor.
  • Smartphone camera or digital camera/camcorder will be needed to photograph or video record fabrication of specific orthoses.
  • ability to share links to your photographs/short videos of orthoses, stored in your cloud-based storage, i.e. Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, YouTube account, Vimeo account, etc. (Due to file size limitations, file uploads may not be supported by email.)
  • email access for communication about the course.

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Identify three characteristics of appropriate pediatric candidates for early active motion treatment protocols
  • Describe the current recommended position of the wrist, MP joints and IP joints in an appropriate immobilization device after surgical repair of a flexor tendon.
  • Fabricate a dorsal blocking orthosis following the instructional video. The participant will submit a photo of the orthosis which will be critiqued in a live Zoom with instructors.
  • List two factors that should be assessed at each visit to determine pace of progression of your treatment protocol.
  • Identify 2 strategies to help improve compliance with home program and orthotic use for a pediatric patient who recently underwent surgical repair of the flexor tendon.
  • Devise a treatment plan for assigned case study and submit it for review in a live Zoom with the instructors
Content Time to complete
Introduction and flexor tendon anatomy 20 minutes
Comparison of adult and pediatric injuries

Common surgical intervention

20 minutes
Research and rationale for use of early active treatment 30 minutes
Instructional video on DBO 30 minutes
Fabrication of own DBO 60 minutes
Evidence-based treatment approach 30 minutes
Scar management techniques 15 minutes
Case assignment 30 minutes
Zoom with instructors 60 minutes
Post test 5 minutes

Total:              300 minutes (5 hours)

5 Contact Hours (5 clock hours)

Prerequisite to enroll:

(only one of the following)

This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation. This hybrid online CE 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 CEUs.

Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as:

  • AOTA approved provider of OT and OTA continuing education (#6177)
  • approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy.
  • approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by IDFPR/ Illinois Board of Physical Therapy (#216000227).

This course is approved by:

  • Rehab Education, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider (#6177) of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 07923. This (blended) distance learning-interactive activity is offered at 0.5 CEUs Intermediate level | OT Service Delivery and Foundational Knowledge. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. (Course must be completed before 9/18/2028.)


  • Arkansas Physical Therapy Association: This course has been approved by the Arkansas APTA for 5 contact hours. Approval #APTA-AR 2019


  • California OT Board: This course and instructor have been approved by the CA Board of OT for 1.5 contact hours of post-professional education in the advanced practice area of hand therapy. Approval #22-H32.


  • Physical Therapy Board of CaliforniaCA Board of Physical Therapy: 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 5 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 09-30-2024)


  • 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 05-10-2025)


  • States that Accept AOTA Approval / PT State Boards’ Approval Reciprocity

    The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. At the time of listing, these states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA. For an up-to-date list, see the AOTA website.

    Alabama
    Alaska
    Arkansas
    Arizona*
    California
    Delaware
    District of Columbia
    Florida **(self-report to CE Broker)
    Georgia*
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Kentucky
    Louisiana*
    Maryland
    Massachusetts
    Michigan
    Minnesota
    Mississippi*
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nevada
    New Hampshire
    New Mexico
    New York
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Ohio
    Oregon
    Oklahoma
    Pennsylvania
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina*
    South Dakota
    Tennessee*
    Texas
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Wisconsin (self study courses only)

    *see CE Broker
    **FL licensees may need to self-submit courses in CE Broker

    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 PT State boards*:

    Alaska
    Delaware
    District of Columbia
    Hawaii
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Michigan
    Montana
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania
    Tennessee
    Utah
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Wyoming

    The following PT Boards accept courses approved by other APTA state associations*:

    Alaska
    Arizona
    Delaware
    District of Columbia
    Florida **(self-report to CE Broker)
    Georgia
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Rhode Island
    South Dakota
    Utah
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Wyoming

    The following PT Boards do not require pre-approval for continuing education activities as long as they are “directly related to the licensee’s practice of physical therapy” and/or meet the guidelines established by the board.

    Alabama
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    Iowa
    New Hampshire
    Washington
    Wisconsin

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

    +HTCC… Hand Therapy Certification Commission (view recertification requirements)
    Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC): This course is accepted by HTCC towards re-certification.

    State PT Boards
    State OT Boards

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Date

Aug 18 2024

Time

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Delivery Methods

Online Hybrid Course

Location

Online Zoom following self-study Modules
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