Treating Tendonitis in the Upper Extremity including Taping, IASTM, and Joint Alignment

This one-day, combined concepts course will teach new techniques that can be used to treat pain conditions in the upper extremity. Includes extensive demonstrations, lab and video evidence to present the concept of muscle imbalance and alignment. Focus on the agonist/antagonist muscle relationship, joint kinematics with movement as well as compensation movement patterns. Learn to recognize which muscles are “under functioning “and which are “over functioning”. Explore techniques on how to improve joint ROM, eliminate pain and sensitivity, and restore balance to the upper extremity. Joint mobilization and taping applications will clearly demonstrate muscle imbalance. Current research will be included to support these concepts.

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

Course Objectives:

After completion of this course, therapist will be able to:

  • Identify 3 Movement With Motion (MWM) joint glides for a patient with shoulder tendonitis pain.
  • List 2 Agonist and Antagonist muscle relationships in a patient with Elbow Tendonitis
  • Independently create a treatment plan that includes 2 manual joint corrections for a patient with thumb pain
  • Independently create a treatment plan including 2 taping techniques for a patient with ECU Tendonitis.
  • Explain how joint alignment and muscle imbalance influence a patient with finger pain.
  • Independently develop a treatment plan that incorporates taping, cupping, and IASTM strokes for a patient with wrist tendonitis.

CE Credits

7.5 contact hours

BOC Level: Essential

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 7.5 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 09-30-2020)

New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 7.5 continuing education credits. Approval #1902-78. (Course must be taken between 03-26-2019 and 01-31-2020).

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)

Ohio Physical Therapy Association: Approval Pending

PA State Board of Physical Therapy: Per PA rules and regulations, Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy now recognizes as approved any course certified by FSBPT’s ProCert or approved by another state PT Board, or approved by the APTA and its components which includes the state chapters, regional chapters, and sections.

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 7.5 CEU. Approval #70409. (Course must be taken between 07-21-2019 and 07-20-2021)

Board of Certification, Inc (BOC) Approved Provider #P8271: Rehab Education, LLC is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 7.5 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program. (Course must be taken between 01-1-2019 and 12-31-2019)

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider #6177: See states that currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT): Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) / ProCert has awarded certification in the amount of 5 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 07-2-2019 and 07-1-2021) Click Here to view the state physical therapy boards that currently accept the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) certification.

  • AOTA Approval States

    These states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA:

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    District of Columbia
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    Oregon
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    Tennessee
    Texas
    Vermont
    Virginia

    *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 state PT boards or APTA state associations*:

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

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    Utah
    Vermont
    Wisconsin

    The following PT Boards accept courses provided by AOTA approved providers*:

    Arizona
    District of Columbia
    Rhode Island

    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.

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Day One

7:30 – 8:.00 Registration
8:00 – 9:45 Introduction to the concepts of Taping, “MWM” (mobilization with motion) and Fascia (Cupping/IASTM)
9:45 – 10:45 Shoulder Tendonitis and pain: what is going on? Concepts of Muscle Imbalance and Joint Alignment, Anatomy, Restoring Balance, Joint Mobilization, Taping- Muscle and Joint
10:45 -11.00 Break
11:00 -12.00 Elbow Tendonitis and pain: what is going on? Concepts of Muscle Imbalance and Joint, Alignment, Anatomy, Restoring Balance, Joint Mobilization, Taping- Muscle and Joint
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Wrist Tendonitis and pain: what is going on? Concepts of Muscle Imbalance and Joint Alignment, Anatomy, Restoring Balance, Joint Mobilization, Taping- Muscle and Joint
2:00 – 3:15 Hand and Finger Pain: what is going on? Concepts of Muscle Imbalance and Joint Alignment, Anatomy, Restoring Balance, Joint Mobilization, Taping- Muscle and Joint
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:15 Thumb Tendonitis and Pain: what is going on? Concepts of Muscle Imbalance and Joint Alignment, Anatomy, Restoring Balance, Joint Mobilization, Taping- Muscle and Joint
4:15 – 4:30 Current Techniques – Cupping, IASTM, Sensory Reeducation
4:30 – 5:00 Wrap up
Research Discussion, Summary, Questions

Instructors:

Alison Taylor, OTR/L, CHT, CKTI

graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 1990, from Sydney University, Australia. She has worked in and out of the United States for over 29 years and obtained her CHT in 2001. Since that time Alison has presented at 6 ASHT Conferences, multiple state ASHT and OT conferences, and special interest group meetings in GA, IL, NH, SC, TX and LA.

She became a KinesioTaping Instructor in 2011 and actively lectures throughout the USA on UE and LE taping.  Alison presented at the International KinesioTaping symposium in Hawaii in 2017 on “Tennis Elbow”, and was published in the Kinesio “Advanced Healing Magazine”

Alison is a guest lecturer for the OT programs at Texas Women’s University (Denton) and LSU (Shreveport). She lectures nationally on Hand Therapy and is developing protocols for tennis elbow and radial nerve impairment. Her specialties include hands, UE sports orthopedics and tendonitis.  Her background also includes neurology, geriatrics, spinal cord and acute care.

Classes taught by Alison Taylor:

This course exceeded my expectations. Alison Taylor is an amazing teacher and therapist.

Can’t wait to try these techniques tomorrow on my patients!