Pediatric Hand Therapy and Orthotic Intervention for Musculoskeletal Conditions (Hybrid Online CE Course)
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 course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.
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.
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)
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.
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
*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.
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.
Jill Peck-Murray, MOT, OTR/L, CHT
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.