On-Demand Webinar – Strategies for the Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
On-Demand Webinar: This course will discuss unique approaches for identifying all symptoms of TOS. Specific ways to identify double crush entrapments will be demonstrated in a video using the “Scratch and Collapse Test” as described by Drs. Mackinnon and Hagerts. Evaluation and treatment of Postural Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a new category of TOS, will be discussed and compared to Arterial/Venous TOS. The sequence in designing and treating TOS will discussed as well as time frames for treatment. The importance of patient education and actual home exercises will be reviewed. Information learned in this webinar can immediately be used in the clinic
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Program subject to change. Post test at end of course will assess your new knowledge. At the end of the course each participant will be given a course evaluation and a self reflective questionnaire.
This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.
After completing this module, participants will be able to:
- Identify 3 of the 5 specific tests for clinical symptoms of TOS
- Identify 1 indication for the use of each of 3 specific TOS tests
- Recognize the proper sequence for testing and treating all upper quadrant entrapments
- Recognize the steps for differential diagnosing TOS using the Scratch and Collapse test and Tinels
- Identify 3 clinical strategies for HEP
2 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.
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 post-test 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 2 contact hours.
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 05-10-2022)
These states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA:
District of Columbia
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District of Columbia
*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.
|20 Min||Identifying Entrapment Sites for TOS|
|15 Min||Differential Diagnosis of Posture TOS vs Arterial/Venus TOS|
|25 Min||Developing Exercise Strategies|
|20 Min||Patient Education|
|15 Min||Prioritizing of Treatment Options|
|20 Min||Review of Home Exercise Programs|
|5 Min||Q&A, Post-course assessment|
Susan W. Stralka, PT, DPT, MS
is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 40 years of clinical practice treating difficult pain syndromes, entrapment neuropathies and other musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN with a Masters Degree and then a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Dr. Stralka and two other colleagues wrote the first examination for the Orthopedic Specialty Certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy. She serves on the nomination committee for The Academy of Hand and Upper Extremity of the American Physical Therapy Association.
She has many publications to her credit and the two most recent were Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (2019) in Fundamentals of Hand Therapy, 3rd edition and Graded Motor Imagery in the last edition of Rehabilitation of the Hand in 2018.
Dr. Stralka has presented many courses to physicians and other health care individuals. She lectures both nationally and internationally. In December 2019 she lectured in Malmo, Sweden for the Hand and Upper Extremity Post graduate courses, and at the International Federation Society of Hand Therapist in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Dr. Stralka has received numerous honors throughout her career and was the recipient of the Dorothy B. Kaufmann Lectureship Award by the Philadelphia Hand Rehabilitation Foundation. In 2016, she was one of the recipients of the Honored Professors Award at the Philadelphia Hand Symposium. In 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2019 she had the privilege of seeing patients, lecturing and working with Dr. Birgitta Rosen OT, PhD at the Skane University Hospital in Malmo, Sweden. Susan continues to work part-time seeing patients, lecturing and teaching webinars.
Classes taught by Susan W. Stralka: