Time: All Day
City/State: Atlanta, GA
Discipline(s): OT PT
Seminar Sponsor: Rehab Education, LLC
Phone Number: (845) 368-2458
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The treatment of upper extremity pediatric conditions can be complex and challenging for therapists. Analyzing these conditions requires a good knowledge of development, anatomy and biomechanics to understand the underlying problems. In order to help the therapist plan and focus treatment, this course will outline a clinical problem solving framework that includes identifying the systems involved (skin, fascia, muscle, tendon, nerve, bone), defining the primary limiting factor(s), noting the developmental ramifications and addressing the resulting functional deficits.
Instructors will show how to use this framework to analyze, problem solve and plan treatment for various pediatric upper extremity diagnoses including distal hand conditions, orthopedic upper extremity trauma, neuromuscular involvement, sports injuries/overuse injuries and persistent pain/complex regional pain syndrome. Attendees will learn soft tissue treatment techniques, proximal handling techniques to gain distal motion, postural/core strength assessment & treatment, neuro-mobilization techniques, CRPS treatment techniques, and discuss appropriate use of casting/orthoses.
The course will use break out sessions, lab practice time, small group discussions of sample cases and quiz-show style questions and answers to facilitate new clinical reasoning skills for the attendees.
Required pre-requisites: attendance at Pediatric Hand Therapy and Orthotic Intervention (Splinting) for Musculoskeletal Conditions OR current experience with common pediatric hand conditions and a good working knowledge of UE anatomy.Click here for more RehabEd and Pediatric CE courses.