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


Faculty:
Kristin Valdes
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC063900
Brochure Code:
PLW76147
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: 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.

Sign up now for this hands-on live webcast, and learn how to get to the root cause of impairment faster with a comprehensive assessment that combines the best evaluations currently available. Revolutionize your therapy toolbox with innovative interventions you can use immediately to accelerate progress. And design advanced plans of care for a variety of common upper extremity diagnoses, fluently combining techniques for optimal outcomes.

Join the former president of the American Society of Hand Therapists, Kristin Valdes, for this live webcast as she guides you through a proven framework for upper extremity rehabilitation that has helped countless patients regain lost function and rediscover life without the pain.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  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 professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Athletic Trainers

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Exercise Physiologists

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Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

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Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours.


California Nurses

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Florida Nurses

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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or 0.6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


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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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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 6.25 continuing competency hours.


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.


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 7.5 contact hours. 


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. 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.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 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.


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



Faculty

Kristin Valdes Related seminars and products: 1

OTD, OT, CHT


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 capstone coordinator and associate professor at Gannon University in Ruskin, FL. In addition, she has published over 40 peer-reviewed studies, and she serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Hand Therapy.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kristin Valdes is the owner of Hand Works Therapy. She is an assistant professor at Gannon University occupational therapy doctorate program. Dr. Valdes receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Kristin Valdes has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

Click here to purchase the DVD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.


Additional Resources

To order the book, Ortho Notes: Clinical Examination Pocket Guide, please visit our product store.


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 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.


Objectives

  1. Evaluate the latest advances in upper extremity rehabilitation and their implications for your patients.
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive assessment, identifying and differentiating root causes of pain and impairment.
  3. Integrate the most effective interventions for restoring function and improving ROM, strength, dexterity, mobility, stability, proprioception and sensation.
  4. Combine multiple approaches for better outcomes, including provocative testing, neuromuscular reeducation, elastic taping, graded motor imagery, mirror therapy, eccentric exercises and more.
  5. Design effective, innovative plans of care for a wide range of upper extremity diagnoses.
  6. Apply the assessments and interventions discussed in this seminar to a series of interactive case scenarios.

Outline

HOT TOPICS AND INNOVATIONS
  • Give your patients the benefit of 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
  • Today’s best tests and assessments for:
    • Pain
    • Stiffness
    • Range of motion
    • Muscle testing
    • Sensation
    • Pinch
    • Skin condition
    • Deformities
    • Function
  • Hands-on lab
UPGRADE YOUR UPPER EXTREMITY REHAB TOOLBOX
  • Innovative techniques to:
    • Decrease pain and edema
    • Improve range of motion
    • Reduce scar adherence and hypersensitivity
    • Build strength, dexterity, and stability
    • Improve proprioception and sensation
    • Enhance function
  • Hands-on lab
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
  • Hands-on lab
DESIGN ADVANCED, INNOVATIVE PLANS OF CARE FOR YOUR PATIENTS
  • 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
  • Hands-on lab
CASE STUDIES: PUT KNOWLEDGE TO PRACTICE
  • Case study 1: Correctly identify the root cause of impairment
  • Case study 2: Problem solve a complex upper extremity injury and develop an effective treatment plan
  • Case study 3: Develop an advanced plan of care for a patient with severer tendinitis
  • Case study 4: Overcome barriers to effective strategy implementation
DON’T LEAVE MONEY ON THE TABLE!
  • Coding and billing updates for upper extremity diagnoses
  • Justify therapy with the right progress measures
  • Avoid denials and audits with these tips

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants

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