Pediatric Hand Therapy and Orthotic Intervention for Musculoskeletal Conditions (Hybrid Online CE Course)

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Pediatric patients are different from adult patients and can pose many challenges. This specialized hybrid online CE course provides a valuable learning opportunity for a pediatric therapist who is challenged by the orthopedic issues that arise when treating musculoskeletal conditions and for hand therapists who treat adults and are challenged when faced with a pediatric patient.

This hybrid online CE course consists of recorded lectures, recorded demonstrations showing fabrication of orthoses and specialized techniques. You will participate in independent fabrication assignments, case studies, quizzes and two interactive Virtual Classroom meetings with instructor (via Zoom) –focusing on case studies, review of fabrication techniques, Q & A, and course evaluation. You will also have access to communicate with the instructor throughout the course via email communication.

Thermoplastics and splint supplies are included in the course fee and will be mailed to you – an $85 value. You are required to provide a heating pan, heavy duty hole punch and splinting scissors. Download list of required supplies.

All Virtual Classroom meetings via Zoom will be held at 1:00-2:00pm PST ; 2:00 -3:00 MST; 3:00-4:00pm CST 4:00-5:00pm EST. You will need to attend BOTH meetings of your selected session to receive full CE credits.

Please read course requirements carefully BEFORE registering for this course. All courses are final sale.

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

Course Objectives:

Upon completion, participant will be able to::

  • 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.

CE Credits

15.5 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 15.5 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)

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider #6177: Rehab Education, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider (#6177) of professional development. This Distance Learning-Interactive CE course is offered at 1.55 CEU (15.5 contact hours) Intermediate level | OT Service Delivery/Foundational Knowledge.

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT): Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT): Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) / ProCert has awarded certification in the amount of 14 Continuing Competence Units (CCUs) to this activity. Approved CCUs are a unit of relative value of an activity based on its evaluation against a rigorous and comprehensive set of standards representing the quality of an activity. The CCU determination is a valuation applying many factors including, but not limited to, duration of the activity. No conclusion should be drawn that CCUs correlate to course hours. (Course must be taken between 04-21-2016 and 04-20-2021) Please check with your state physical therapy board to determine if they currently accept the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) certification.

  • AOTA Approval States

    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:

    Alaska
    Arkansas
    Delaware
    District of Columbia
    Florida **(self-report to CE Broker)
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Maryland
    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)

    *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

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

Instructors:

Jill Peck-Murray, MOT, OTR/L, CHT

 jill-peck-murray is a pediatric hand therapist. She worked as an occupational therapist/hand therapist at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA from 1982 through 2017. During these 35 years, she gained expertise with special skills in creative splinting/orthotic intervention and developed the hand therapy program for the hospital.

She is currently devoting her time to sharing her knowledge with the therapy community by teaching continuing education courses. She has been teaching Pediatric oriented CE courses nationwide through Rehab Education, LLC since 2007.

Jill has authored numerous journal articles, chapters on pediatric splinting/orthotic intervention in “Orthotic Intervention for the Hand and Upper Extremity” and “Foundations for Pediatric Occupational Therapy”.  She has also co-authored a book entitled “101 Creative Therapy Ideas.

She has presented at annual conferences for professional organizations  (AOTA, ASHT and OTAC).  She is currently the President of the San Diego Hand Special Interest Group.

Classes taught by Jill Peck-Murray: