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Today's Best Treatments for the Upper Extremity: Rapidly Resolve Hand, Wrist & Elbow Problems with Ease


Speaker:
Kristin Valdes, OTD, OT, CHT
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC063900
Brochure Code:
PWZ91261
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD

Dates

Normal Price:      $249.99 - Now:  $49.99 - Exclusive offer when combined with this live training.

Description

When you’re working with upper extremity patients, sometimes progress can feel like an uphill battle.

Many patients have difficulty describing upper extremity symptoms, so localizing the problem can be a challenge. Scar tissue and edema often limit tissue gliding so much that it interferes with exercises and functional tasks. And when standard treatment protocols fall short of expectations, this can leave your patients frustrated, pained by activities that give them purpose, and resigned to surgical options.

But with the latest advances in upper extremity rehabilitation, helping your patients achieve their functional goals is easier than ever.

Dive deep into swift and precise diagnostic techniques, harnessing a holistic assessment approach that amalgamates the finest evaluations in the field. Elevate your therapeutic arsenal with pioneering interventions, ready to be integrated into your practice for rapid patient progress. Master the art of crafting sophisticated care plans tailored to a spectrum of prevalent upper extremity conditions, seamlessly merging various techniques for unparalleled results.

Tune in to witness Kristin Valdes, the esteemed former president of the American Society of Hand Therapists, as she guides you through a triedand- true blueprint for upper extremity rehabilitation. This dynamic webinar promises not just knowledge, but a transformative experience, equipping you with strategies that have empowered numerous patients to reclaim their lost functions and lead a life free from debilitating pain.

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - Relevant relationships

Dr. Danny Porcelli is an independent contractor presenter with RockTape USA. His relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company has been mitigated.
 
All other members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the remaining committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


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NOTE: Each purchase includes CE credit for one individual (participants in full attendance will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others.

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, interactive webinar only. This webinar is being broadcast live in real-time and must be attended live, in its entirety, in order to earn credit. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web-based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
 


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Earn up to 6.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Athletic Trainers

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Chiropractors

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**Please note that Chiropractors and/or Chiropractor Assistants must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to PACE.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.0 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. 

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

 

PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved provider # 3322. This Distance Learning - Interactive activity is offered at .6  CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. 

 


Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.

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Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.


Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 6.0 continuing competency hours.


Hawaii Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Hawaii Physical Therapists. The Continuing Competence Requirements Under HRS Chapter 461J-10.13 for Hawaii Licensed Physical Therapists part III. A. 3. confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 6.0 CE Credit Hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category I continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. Participants must attend at least three (3) contact hours to receive Category I credit. Participants who complete less than three (3) contact hours will receive Category II credit.


Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This activity consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Michigan Physical Therapists. Regulation R. 338.7163 states the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education if it is approved by another state board of physical therapy. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 7.2 contact hours. 


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216.000270. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Oklahoma Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Oklahoma Physical Therapists. Oklahoma Administrative Code 435:20-9-3.1 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs offered by providers approved by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Tennessee Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This activity consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Physical Therapists. Rule 1150-01-.12(5)(d) states the Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education if it is approved by another state board of physical therapy. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy continuing education. 


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider  #2406032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. Instructional Level: . This activity will provide 6.0 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continued competency credit hours for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (1)(c) states that type 1 continued competency credits can be earned by attending courses that are directly related to the clinical practice of physical therapy and have been approved by local, state, or federal government agencies. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Wisconsin Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

6.0 contact hours have been approved by the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association. You must attend at least 80% of the seminar to receive a certificate of attendance.


Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 6.0 hours for completing this program.


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 360 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



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Kristin Valdes, OTD, OT, CHT, is an expert in upper extremity rehabilitation, with over 30 years of experience in private practice helping patients recover lost function and return to the activities they value. A past president of the American Society of Hand Therapists, her clinical expertise spans treatment of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, as well as arthritis management and orthosis fabrication.

Dr. Valdes travels nationally to present seminars on upper extremity rehabilitation and is known for her engaging, hands-on teaching style. She earned her doctorate in occupational therapy with a specialization in hand rehabilitation from Rocky Mountain University of Health Care Professions in Provo, UT, and she works as a professor at Touro University in Nevada. In addition, she has published a number of peer-reviewed studies, and she received the MacDermid Lifetime Scientific Achievement award for her contributions in research for the advancement of the field of hand therapy.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Kristin Valdes has employment relationships with Touro University and Dignity Health Physical Therapy. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kristin Valdes is a member of the American Association for Hand Surgery and the American Society of Hand Therapists. She is a peer reviewer and editor for several peer review journals, for a complete list contact PESI, Inc.


Additional Info

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 60-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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Objectives

  1. Evaluate the latest advances in upper extremity rehabilitation to improve patient function.
  2. Identify root causes of pain and impairment and its impact on function.
  3. Choose interventions for restoring function and managing symptoms of chronic wrist pain.
  4. Examine the application to functional outcomes for graded motor imagery and mirror therapy.
  5. Develop plans of care for osteoarthritis to improve patient function.
  6. Determine functional improvement interventions to address a complex upper extremity injury.

Outline

Benefit from cutting-edge research and treatment:

  • Neuromuscular reeducation apps
  • Elastic taping
  • Proprioception deficit assessment and training
  • Evidence-based pain treatment
  • Eccentric exercises for tendinopathy

CONFIDENTLY IDENTIFY THE ROOT CAUSE OF IMPAIRMENT

Utilize today’s top tests and assessments for:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Range of motion
  • Muscle testing
  • Sensation
  • Pinch
  • Skin condition
  • Deformities
  • Function

UPGRADE YOUR UPPER EXTREMITY REHAB TOOLBOX

Implement innovative techniques to:

  • Decrease pain and edema
  • Improve range of motion
  • Reduce scar adherence and hypersensitivity
  • Build strength, dexterity, and stability
  • Enhance proprioception and sensation
  • Boost overall function

COMBINE MULTIPLE APPROACHES FOR BETTER OUTCOMES

  • Synergistic strategies for effectively integrating:
    • Provocative testing
    • App-based neuromuscular re-education
    • Elastic taping
    • Home program instruction
    • Laterality training
    • Graded motor imagery
    • Mirror therapy
    • CMC stability exercises
    • Sensory re-education
    • Buddy taping
    • Eccentric exercises

DESIGN ADVANCED, INNOVATIVE PLANS OF CARE

  • Develop comprehensive solutions for common impairments:
    • Mallet finger
    • Trigger finger
    • Finger dislocation
    • Fractures
    • De Quervain’s
    • Joint instability
    • Tunnel syndromes
    • Tennis elbow
    • Golfer’s elbow
    • Complex regional pain syndrome
    • Tendinitis
    • Osteoarthritis

CASE STUDIES: APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE

  • Case study 1: Identify the root cause of impairment
  • Case study 2: Address a complex upper extremity injury
  • Case study 3: Plan care for severe tendinitis
  • Case study 4: Overcome strategy implementation barriers

MAXIMIZE YOUR PRACTICE’S POTENTIAL

  • Stay updated with coding and billing for upper extremity diagnoses
  • Justify therapy with the right progress measures
  • Avoid denials and audits with expert tips

DEMONSTRATION LAB SESSIONS

  • Engage in practical sessions integrated throughout the seminar to apply and practice the techniques and strategies discussed

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Chiropractors
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians

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"Thank you very much for a wonderful presentation. This class was jam-packed with useful information.I will be sure to re-watch it again and recommend to my colleagues. "

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