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Digital Seminar

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


Speaker:
Kristin Valdes, OTD, OT, CHT
Duration:
Approx. 6 Hours
Copyright:
Apr 15, 2024
Product Code:
POS063900
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


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 training 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.

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Speaker

Kristin Valdes, OTD, OT, CHT's Profile

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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.


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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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Total Reviews: 1

Comments

Irene K

"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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