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Vermont Occupational Therapy Assistant Continuing Education

Vermont Accepts OnlineCE.com Courses

 

Vermont Continuing Education Requirements:

OTA: 20 hrs biennially - Vermont Accepts 20 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

 


Vermont Automatically accepts courses from AOTA Approved Providers. OnlineCE.com is an AOTA Approved Provider #4023

NBCOT: 36 hours of continuing education every 3 years. The NBCOT accepts 36 hours of OnlineCE courses.

 

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Continuing Education Requirements by NBCOT

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) is the national governing body responsible for credentialing Occupational Therapists (OTR) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA). In order to maintain current certification as an OTR or OTA, therapists must meet all NBCOT continuing education (CE) requirements. A total of thirty-six (36) professional development units during a three year cycle are required. A maximum of 36 hours can be obtained through OnlineCE.com Online Continuing Education Courses.

 

 

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

 

State of Vermont Continuing Education Requirements

Vermont Continuing Education requirements posted on this page are based upon the most up to date information available. Vermont continuing education requirements are subject to change and therefore, Vermont OT/OTA licensee's are ultimately responsible for being up to date with the Vermont continuing education requirements.

Continuing education courses offered on OnlineCE.com provide Online CEU for Vermont Occupational Therapists (OT) and Vermont Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA). The online courses enhance the knowledge bases of OT/OTA to enhance clinical therapy practice. Free 1 hour AOTA approved online home study CE credit course for new Vermont Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant registered users at www.OnlineCE.com

 
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  • Acute Care 101

    Pulmonary System


    2.0

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    • Provide a brief review of the structure and function of the pulmonary system
    • Give an overview of pulmonary evaluation, including physical examination and diagnostic testing
    • Describe pulmonary diseases and disorders, including clinical findings, medical-surgical management and list 3 examples of therapeutic interventions


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    CE Accepted for NBCOT Recert
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Acute Care 102

    Musculoskeletal System


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    • Provide a brief overview of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system
    • Describe the physical therapist ’ s examination and management of the patient with musculoskeletal impairments in the acute care setting
    • Give an overview of fracture management and common orthopedic surgeries seen in the acute care setting  
    • Describe the equipment commonly used by patients with musculoskeletal impairments in the acute care setting


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Acute Care 103
    Nervous System

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    • Describe the structure and function of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system
    • List 5 components included in a neurological exam
    • Define and differentiate 3 various diagnostic procedures including, but not limited to CT scan, MRI, ECG, PET scan, evoked potentials
    • Give an overview of neurologic evaluation, including the physical examination and diagnostic tests
    • Become familiar with and describe symptoms of 10 common neurologic health conditions
    • Discuss and outline conservative and surgical management of these conditions along with and therapeutic interventions and expected outcomes


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Acute Care 104

    Vascular System and Hematology


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    • Review the structure and function of blood and blood vessels
    • Review the vascular and hematologic evaluation, including physical examination and diagnostic and laboratory tests
    • Describe vascular, hematologic and lymphatic health conditions, including clinical findings medical and surgical management and therapeutic intervention


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Acute Care 105

    Gastrointestinal System


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    • Describe the structure and function of the gastrointestinal (GI) system
    • Outline information on the clinical evaluation of the GI system, including physical examination and diagnostic studies
    • Recite an overview of the various diseases and disorders of the GI system
    • Analyze Information on the management of GI disorders, including pharmacologic therapy and surgical procedures
    • List guidelines for therapeutic intervention in patients with GI diseases and disorders


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Acute Care 106

    Oncology


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    • Describe and differentiate the medical assessment and diagnosis of a patient with cancer, including staging and classification
    • Outline 3 various medical and surgical methods of cancer management
    • An overview of a variety of the different body system cancers, including common sites of metastases
    • List 5 examination, evaluation, and intervention considerations for the clinician


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Acute Care 107

    Infectious Disease


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    • Outline and analyze clinical evaluation of infectious diseases and altered immune disorders, including physical examination and laboratory studies
    • Become familiar with various infectious disease processes, including etiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and management
    • List commonly encountered altered immune disorders, including etiology, clinical presentation, and management
    • List 5 precautions and guidelines that a clincian should implement when treating a patient with an infectious disease process or altered immunity


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    CE Accepted for NBCOT Recert
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    AIDS 103

    Manual Therapy Interventions for People Living with HIV Disease


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    • Apply manual therapy interventions for people living with HIV disease
    • List the applicability of soft tissue mobilization, muscle energy technique, and myofacial release in the treatment of patients with HIV disease
    • Describe craniosacral therapy and lymphatic drainage techniques in the treatment of patients with HIV disease


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 104

    Nutritional Deficiencies in AIDS Patients


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    • Identify aspects of macronutrient deficiency and progression to AIDS
    • Describe pathophysiological malnutrition in HIV Disease
    • Discuss micronutrient deficiency and progression to AIDS
    • Identify nutritional therapies in the treatment of AIDS patients


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 105

    Bioelectromagnetic Therapies for HIV/AIDS


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    • Discuss Neuromuscular Manifestations of HIV and Electroacupuncture
    • Review the use of Acupuncture and Microcurrents in AIDS patients
    • Discuss Effects of Massage Therapy on the HIV-Exposed Newborn and Adult
    • Describe how Massage Therapy enhances immune function in adults


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 106

    HIV Facts and Information


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    • Define HIV
    • Outline HIV epidemiology and symptoms
    • Discuss the effects of HIV on health and wellness
    • Review current facts about the HIV and AIDS epidemic both in the U.S. and worldwide


    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    CE Accepted for NBCOT Recert
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    AIDS 107

    Information for Health Care Workers


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    • Discuss strategies for preventing HIV in the health care workplace
    • Outline universal precautions and additional precautions to prevent transmission of HIV by blood
    • Apply what to do when there has been a possible exposure to HIV infection


    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    Expires: 2025-12-31

    AIDS 108
    HIV and AIDS Update: Caring for A Person With HIV and AIDS

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    • Define and discuss confidentiality laws covering the medical records of HIV/AIDS patients
    • Define and discuss behavioral interventions for HIV/AIDS patients
    • Outline the screening of HIV-infected persons for HIV transmission risk


    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    AIDS 109

    AIDS: Clinical Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment


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    • Assess the historical characteristics and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS
    • Describe how HIV is spread and how it may be prevented
    • Summarize the pathophysiology of HIV infection and AIDS
    • Outline the natural history, diagnosis, and stages of HIV infection
    • Illustrate the current treatment strategies for HIV infection and discuss common opportunistic infections associated with HIV


    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    CE Accepted for NBCOT Recert
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    AIDS 110

    HIV and Nutrition


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    • Explain the difference between HIV infection and AIDS
    • Outline the methods of transmission of HIV
    • Explain why early treatment of HIV infection is advantageous
    • Discuss the basic factors in treatment
    • Assess the individual HIV-AIDS patient for nutritional needs
    • Explain the basic nutritional guidelines for the HIV infected patient.
    • Discuss the classification of nutrients and their sources
    • List some tools that may be used to do a nutritional analysis.
    • Recognize AIDS nutritional deficient syndromes and other co morbidities
    • Suggest some food plans/food treatments for nutritional deficiencies caused by the HIV infection or other opportunistic infections.
    • Discuss  the steps to good nutritional counseling
    • Discuss some nutritional problems that may face the HIV patient and list some remedies for these issues.


    Virginia Norris-Schafer, DC, MD

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    AIDS 111
    Global Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS

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    • Identify the classification methods for the diagnosis of HIV infection
    • Describe the methods of transmission of HIV
    • Explain the global epidemiology of HIV
    • Summarize the origin and evolution of SIV and HIV
    • Outline the crossover of HIV to the human population


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 112

    Neurological and Cardiovascular Complications of HIV Infection


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    • Describe the principal HIV-associated neurological complications
    • List the clinical features of HIV-associated dementia
    • Summarize the diagnosis and treatment of HIV neuropathy
    • Identify common cardiovascular complications in HIV patients
    • Explain the etiology of HIV-associated cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 113
    Immune Response to HIV

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    • Outline the general concepts of the immune response to viral infection
    • Compare and contrast innate immunity versus acquired immunity
    • Describe the role of the CD4 T lymphocyte response in HIV infection
    • Explain why the immune response fails in HIV infection
    • Discuss the potential for vaccines to HIV


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 115

    HIV AIDS: Principles and Practice


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    • Summarize the biology and transmission of HIV/AIDS
    • Describe the clinical and serological progression of HIV/AIDS
    • Outline the diagnosis and follow up monitoring for HIV/AIDS
    • Produce a synopsis of the medical management of HIV/AIDS
    • Identify the 5 classes of HAART medications and their mechanism of action
    • Recognize the interactions of vitamins and nutrients with the various classes of HIV medications
    • Identify therapies to address constitutional symptoms, medication side effects, and symptoms of immunosuppression
    • List homeopathic and botanicals that have demonstrated effectiveness in treating HIV

    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 170

    Infection Control and Safety


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    • Recognize the role of occupational therapy personnel in preventing accidents
    • Identify recommendations for safety in the clinic
    • Describe the purposes of special medical equipment
    • Identify precautions that should be taken when treating clients who require special equipment
    • Identify Standard Precautions for infection control and explain the importance of following them with all clients
    • Describe proper techniques of hand-washing
    • Recognize the importance for all health care workers to understand and follow standard procedures used in client care to prevent the transmission of infectious agents
    • Identify proper procedures for handling client injuries
    • Describe guidelines for handling various emergency situations


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    An Overview of CTS
    An Overview of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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    • Describe the the etiology, incidence and prevalence of CTS and list 5 risk factors
    • Identify the anatomy of the carpal tunnel and describe its contents
    • Outline, describe and differentiate 3 provocative maneuvers for diagnosing CTS
    • List and describe 3 conservative treatment interventions for CTS and the advantages of each technique
    • Describe and differentiate open vs. endoscopic CT release along with possible complications


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

    AudioVisual Course

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    CE Accepted for NBCOT Recert
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Anatomy of the Forearm and Hand

    The Basics of Forearm and Hand Anatomy


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    • Identify and match surface landmarks to underlying anatomy
    • Identify and locate joints of the wrist and hand
    • Name the motion that occurs at the joints of the wrist and hand
    • Identify osteology of the wrist, hand and forearm

    Janet Cope, MS, OT

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    Anti Aging Certificate Program
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    • Explain basic concepts of health
    • Identify the health spectrum
    • Recognize the various facts associated with aging
    • Determine the difference between sickly aging and normal aging
    • Recognize the various theories of aging
    • Recognize the most common theory of aging
    • Determine the risks associated with being sedentary
    • Identify the effect of exercise on the cardiovascular system
    • Describe how exercise affects cholesterol and cancer
    • Examine the various components of an exercise program
    • Identify which exercises are best for health and longevity
    • Recognize the relationship between exercise and antioxidants
    • Recognize basic concepts of stress
    • Establish how stress and other emotions can cause disease and ill health
    • Determine the relationship between nutrition and stress
    • Differentiate the relationship between various stress reducing techniques
    • Identify how social relationships, religion and prayer can affect health and aging
    • Recognize the negative and positive factors from consuming alcohol
    • Recognize how alcohol affects nutrition
    • Identify how smoking affects health
    • Identify the relationship between nutrition and smoking
    • Recognize the relationship between second hand smoke and nutrition
    • Identify various smoking cessation techniques
    • Identify the role of antioxidants and free radicals
    • Examine the relationship between antioxidants and heart disease
    • Determine the relationship between diet, cancer, and the environment
    • Identify various antioxidants that can affect cancer
    • Describe how caloric restriction affects longevity
    • Explore basic concepts of weight control and obesity
    • Recognize how obesity affects overall health and promotes disease
    • Identify various dietary patterns and habits
    • Determine how diet patterns affect health and promote disease
    • Explore the typical American diet pattern
    • Review the vegetarian diet pattern
    • Analyze the Mediterranean diet pattern and its components
    • Identify why fruits and vegetables are anti-aging foods
    • Determine how fruits and vegetables offer health benefits
    • Select what components of fish have positive effects on health
    • Recognize how fish affects cardiovascular disease and cancer
    • Identify how garlic affects health and inhibits disease
    • Demonstrate the role grains have in health and longevity
    • Explain the basics of fiber and how it can affect health and disease
    • Identify how nuts can positively affect health and decrease disease
    • Recognize how legumes and soy can affect heart disease
    • Relate how legumes and soy can affect cancer
    • Recognize the beneficial components of yogurt
    • Identify how yogurt can affect the immune system
    • Define what prebiotics are and how they affect health
    • Describe how chocolate can promote health and longevity
    • Explore how tea can positively affect health and decrease disease risk
    • Identify what the beneficial components of wine are
    • Determine the how and when of wine consumption
    • Explain basic concepts of water and signs of dehydration
    • List how water affects disease and promotes health
    • Identify who is susceptible to nutrient deficiencies
    • Determine the relationship between a daily multiple vitamin and health
    • Analyze how growth hormone can promote health and possibly slow aging
    • Explain the risk versus benefit of using testosterone and melatonin
    • Recognize the role of DHEA and DHEA-S on health and longevity
    • Identify the main concepts of an anti-aging strategy

    • This course is not available for purchase using discounted prepaid credits
    • Course Brochure for OT/OTA
    • This course includes a 12 hour continuing education program, E-textbook, and a 70+ page Anti Aging Workbook that contains all the forms and instructions to implement an Anti Aging Program along with a one year step by step implementation guide.

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    CE Accepted for NBCOT Recert
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Assistive Technology 102

    AT for Cognitive Augmentation


    3.0

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    • Apply the human activity assistive technology model to help identify appropriate assistive technologies for individuals with cognitive disabilities
    •  Identify cognitive skills that underlie functional performance for persons with cognitive disabilities
    • Understand what cognitive faculties are commonly compromised in specific disorders
    • Understand the role of assistive technologies in aiding cognitive function
    • Identify and describe some of the technologies, both mainstream and assistive, that are currently available to assist individuals with cognitive impairments


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    CE Accepted for NBCOT Recert
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    Assistive Technology 103

    Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems


    3.0

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    • Describe the different communicative needs of persons with disabilities
    • Discuss the basic approaches to meeting these differing needs
    • Recognize the needs that individuals have for conversation and for graphical output such as writing, mathematics, and drawing
    • Describe the ways that mainstream technologies are used to meet AAC needs
    • Describe the major characteristics of alternative and augmentative communication devices
    • Describe current approaches to speech output in assistive technologies
    • List and describe the major approaches to rate enhancement and vocabulary expansion
    • Describe the major assessment questions that must be asked and answered in determining the most appropriate alternative and augmentative communication device for an individual user
    • Discuss the major goals for and the significance of training in augmentative and alternative communication device use and communicative competence
    • Delineate the steps and procedures involved in implementing an augmentative and alternative communication device for an individual consumer


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    CE Accepted for NBCOT Recert
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    Assistive Technology 104

    Technologies that Enable Mobility


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    • Identity the activity, human, and contextual influences on the use of wheeled mobility
    • Describe the assessment of the consumer for a mobility system
    • Describe the two primary structures of wheelchairs
    • Identify the major characteristics of manual wheelchairs
    • Describe the classifications of powered mobility systems and their characteristics
    • Understand the influence of the relationship between the center of gravity of the user and the center of mass of the wheelchair on the function of the wheelchair
    • Describe the key elements of implementation and training for the use of wheeled mobility devices
    • Identify standardized assessments that are specific to use of wheeled mobility devices


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 105

    Technologies that Aid Transportation


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    • Describe the correct use of child restraint systems for passenger safety
    • Describe the correct use of child restraint systems designed for children with special needs
    • Understand the basic features of standards for crashworthiness of wheelchairs and seating systems
    • Understand the use and basic features of standards for wheelchair tie-downs and occupant restraint systems
    • Identify the major components of driver evaluation
    • Discuss major design features to consider when making a vehicle purchase
    • Discuss vehicle access issues for individuals with disabilities
    • Describe vehicle modifications to promote access for individuals with disabilities
    • Describe primary and secondary driving controls


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Automatically accepted as AOTA Approved Provider #4023
    CE Accepted for NBCOT Recert
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Assistive Technology 106

    Technologies that Aid Manipulation and Control of the Environment


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    • List functional manipulative tasks that can be aided by assistive technologies
    • Describe the different ways manipulation aids are designed to enable manipulation
    • List the features and design properties of electronic page turners
    • List the functions carried out by electronic aids to daily living
    • Describe the different ways that electronic aids to daily living are connected to the devices they control
    • Describe the basic components of electronic aids to daily living and how they are implemented
    • Discuss the uses of robotic devices in aiding manipulation by persons with disabilities
    • Describe an assessment process to identify appropriate manipulation aids


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Automatically accepted as AOTA Approved Provider #4023
    CE Accepted for NBCOT Recert
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Assistive Technology 107
    Enabling Function and Participation with Seating Technologies

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    • Identify the potential outcomes of seating for postural control, tissue integrity, and comfort
    • Describe a comprehensive seating assessment
    • Describe key biomechanical principles related to sitting and seating technologies
    • Describe the principles of seating for postural control
    • Describe the factors that contribute to the development of pressure ulcers
    • Discuss pressure mapping systems and the issues related to their use in the clinic
    • Describe seating technologies used for tissue integrity
    • Discuss the principles of seating for comfort
    • Discuss the design and construction of seating technologies
    • Describe the different characteristics of seating materials
    • Discuss the different classifications of materials used to construct seats
    • Describe the purpose and content of outcome measures specific to seating technologies


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Automatically accepted as AOTA Approved Provider #4023
    CE Accepted for NBCOT Recert
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Assistive Technology 108
    Making the Connection: User Inputs for Assistive Technologies

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    • Describe the elements of the human/technology interface and its role within the assistive technology component of the Human Activity Assistive Technology model
    • Describe the ways that various anatomic sites can be used to control assistive technologies
    • Identify and define the basic selection methods
    • Describe the means by which the user’s physical control can be enhanced
    • Describe the major approaches to electronic speech generation used in ATs
    • Discuss the outcomes that can be achieved through implementation of a motor training program and how technology can be used to improve motor response


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Automatically accepted as AOTA Approved Provider #4023
    CE Accepted for NBCOT Recert
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Assistive Technology 110

    The Aging Brain: When The Mind Dissolves


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    • Recognize and describe 5 signs and symptoms of stroke
    • Cite the incidence of dementia
    • List the functional deficits associated with dementia
    • Identify the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia
    • Describe 5 predictors of mortality in advanced dementia


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Automatically accepted as AOTA Approved Provider #4023
    CE Accepted for NBCOT Recert
    Expires: 2025-12-31

    Assistive Technology 120

    Ethical Issues in Assistive Technology


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    • Describe the 5 types of ethical principles typically applied in health-related studies
    • Understand the major ethical issues involved in the application of assistive technologies
    • Describe the ethical considerations involved in monitoring and surveillance
    • Describe the ways that ATs affect social stigma for people with disabilities
    • Discuss the tradeoffs between privacy and security
    • Describe the ethical considerations associated with the development and application of ambient environments
    • Understand professional ethics and standards of practice


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Automatically accepted as AOTA Approved Provider #4023
    CE Accepted for NBCOT Recert
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    Assistive Technology 121
    Control Interfaces for Assistive Technologies

    3.0

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    • Describe the elements of the human/technology interface and its role within the assistive technology component of the Human Activity Assistive Technology mode
    • Describe the characteristics of control interfaces
    • Identify 3 technologies for direct selection
    • Identify 3 technologies for indirect selection
    • Discuss a framework for control interface assessment
    • Describe context issues related to control interface use
    • Describe 2 strategies for determining the effectiveness of control interfaces


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Automatically accepted as AOTA Approved Provider #4023
    CE Accepted for NBCOT Recert
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    Assistive Technology 122

    Sensory Aids for Persons with Visual Impairments


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    • Describe the major approaches to sensory substitution for visual function, including the advantages and disadvantages of each
    • Describe the major causes of vision loss that can be aided by assistive technologies
    • Describe device use for reading and mobility by persons who have visual impairment
    • Describe how computer outputs are adapted for individuals with visual limitations
    • Describe the major approaches to creating visual access for mobile technologies
    • Describe the major approaches to Internet access for persons with visual impairments
    • Describe the contextual factors that affect assistive technologies for visual impairment
    • Describe the major assessments of visual function that are relevant to assistive technology use


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Automatically accepted as AOTA Approved Provider #4023
    CE Accepted for NBCOT Recert
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    Assistive Technology 123
    Sensory Aids for Persons with Auditory Impairment

    2.0

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    • Describe the major types of hearing loss and their cause
    • Describe the types of hearing aids and their features
    • List ways that people who are hard of hearing or deaf can use telephones
    • Describe how common devices can be adapted for use by a person who is hard of hearing or deaf
    • Discuss the major approaches used to support communication for individuals who are deaf and blind
    • Describe how computer outputs are adapted for individuals with auditory limitations


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 124

    Accessing Mainstream Information and Communication Technologies: The Technology and the Web


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    • Describe the major issues facing people with disabilities who want to use mainstream technologies
    • Describe the user interface for mainstream technologies
    • Describe the major approaches to computer keyboard and mouse emulation
    • Describe the major approaches for generating accessibility to tablet technologies
    • Describe the major approaches for generating accessibility to smart phone technologies


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Boundary Training 101
    Gender Roles and Traits

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    • Discuss the concept of Gender as it relates to society, language and culture
    • Identify Gender roles in Western Society
    • Recognize innate gender traits in males and females
    • Summarize socially imposed gender traits


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 102
    Gender, Power and the Doctor Patient Relationship

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    • Identify aspects of male and female psychological development
    • Relate basic concepts of Gender and Power
    • List female and male leadership factors
    • Discuss gender and the Doctor/Patient relationship
    • Identify the ways which gender affects the Doctor/Patient relationship


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 103
    Sexuality and the Doctor Patient Relationship

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    • Describe what accounts for the differences, in practice style and patient care, between males and females healthcare providers
    • Define differing sexualities in western culture
    • Review sexuality as it relates to the Doctor/Patient relationship
    • Identify misconceptions in personal definitions of male, female, power and sexuality
    • Recognize when Power is misused and becomes a threat


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 104

    Touch and the Doctor Patient Relationship


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    • Define Touch as it relates to perception, gender and culture
    • Discuss the giving up of power as it relates to patients and touch
    • Recognize the perception, intention, and uses of touch
    • Perform an analysis of individual conceptions of gender and sexuality


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 105
    Practical Applications Gender, Sexuality, Touch; Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

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    • Perform an exercise to identify personal concepts of touch
    • Create practical applications for healthcare practitioners with regard to gender, touch, and sexuality
    • Define sexual misconduct
    • Recognize the difference between sexual misconduct and sexual harassment
    • Critique different models of misconduct


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    Boundary Training 106
    Examples and Common Fears About Sexual Misconduct; Caring for the Abused Patient

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    • Describe how misconduct occurs
    • Distinguish between different types of offenders
    • Give examples of case studies in sexual misconduct
    • Identify common fears and misconceptions of sexual misconduct
    • Specify important concepts of treated a patient who has a history of abuse


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    Boundary Training 107

    Consent, Power Issues, Adherence vs.Compliance, Risk Levels One Faces as A Healthcare Provider


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    • Define professional boundaries and relate the issue of consent
    • Describe the three types of power, the three patterns of power, and how power is used
    • Discuss the differences between adherence vs. compliance and transference vs. countertransference
    • Identify anatomical risk levels for touch


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    Boundary Training 108
    Safe Touch Guidelines and Strategies For Safe Touching

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    • Develop safe touch guidelines
    • Create a set of office based interventions and patient based interventions in the development of safe practice strategies
    • Define educational interventions for safe practice strategies
    • Define the basics of the supervision for a safe practice strategy


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    Boundary Training 109
    Safe Practice Analysis; Risk Factor Analysis - Self Assessments

    1.0

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    • Develop and outline for safe practice analysis
    • Perform a risk factor analysis
    • Execute a healthcare provider questionnaire
    • Create a staff evaluation to implement at the office


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    Boundary Training 110
    Buddy and Supervisor Evaluations

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    • Develop and implement a buddy/supervisor evaluation of the healthcare provider and staff
    • Develop and implement a patient evaluation of the healthcare provider and staff
    • Create a system of analysis for the buddy/supervisor, healthcare provider, staff and patient evaluations


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    Boundary Training 111

    Making Necessary Changes in One's Office/Practice; Diffusing Attractions


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    • Develop a plan for change based on the risk factor analysis (RFA) and practice evaluation questionnaires
    • Identify areas of improvement for touch, consent, communication and respect
    • Address concerns raised by staff and patients
    • Discuss ways to defuse attraction


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    Boundary Training 112
    Dealing with Attractions; Creating A Safe Practice

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    • Develop guidelines of dealing with a patient who is attracted to you
    • Develop guidelines of dealing with feeling an attraction
    • Discuss the six factors for a safe practice
    • Describe the new partnership between healthcare providers and patients


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    Breathing Essentials 201

    Mechanics of the Region: Biomechanics of the Cervical, Thoracic/Thorax and Shoulder Girdle


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    • Describe the biomechanics of rotation of a thoracic ring at the levels T1-T7.
    • Describe the biomechanics of the Cervical spine, Thoracic spine, ribs, clavicle and manubrium with elevation of the right or left shoulder.
    • Describe the biomechanics of flexion and extension at the Costotransverse joint at T9.
    • Describe the differences in motion of the mobile segments between T3 -T7 with side flexion occurring first in the Thoracic spine.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Breathing Essentials 202

    Function of Respiration


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    • Describe the physiology of breathing and how altered pH can affect the body.
    • Describe two functions of the diaphragm.
    • Identify limited chest expansion and Bradcliff angles and ski jumps
    • Identify limited lateral costal breathing and how to facilitate normal lateral costal breathing


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    Breathing Essentials 203

    Altered Breathing Patterns and Their Consequences


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    • Describe how altered breathing patterns can alter pH and how this can affect the body.
    • Describe the autonomic nervous system and function.
    • Name three physiological consequences of respiratory alkalosis.
    • Describe suboptimal breathing patterns and their effect on the cervical spine and chronic pain.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Breathing Essentials 204

    Sleep Apnea


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    • Name and describe the different types of sleep apnea.
    • Describe the three levels of Apnea-hypopnea index AHI.
    • List five symptoms of sleep apnea.
    • List two treatments for sleep apnea.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Breathing Essentials 205

    Athletic Performance


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    • Describe the physiological response of aerobic exercise on the respiratory system.
    • Describe the effect of running on the viscera and the diaphragm.
    • Describe the response to inspiratory muscle fatigue on the body.
    • List one device than may increase endurance of the respiratory muscles.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Breathing Essentials 206

    Diaphragm in Critical Care


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    • Describe the anatomical structure of the diaphragm including innervation and blood supply.
    • List four causes that may damage the innervation to the diaphragm and effect normal function.
    • Describe the factors involved in Intensive Care Unit Acquired Weakness.
    • Be able to describe the pros and cons of early mobilization in the ICU.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Cardiopulmonary 101

    Cardiopulmonary Anatomy


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    • Discuss the classification of the cardiopulmonary unit
    • Describe the thorax and its movements
    • List respiratory muscles and their functions
    • Describe the pathway for the flow of oxygen from the atmosphere to the alveolar capillary membrane
    • Outline the flow of blood from the periphery through the heart to the pulmonary and peripheral circulations
    • Explain the lymphatic system
    • Discriminate the clinical implications between the lungs and heart


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Cardiopulmonary 102

    Cardiopulmonary Physiology


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    • Examine normal physiology of the cardiopulmonary system
    • List the mechanical factors involved in breathing and the control of breathing
    • Describe the processes of ventilation, diffusion and perfusion
    • Describe respiratory mechanics related to airway resistance and lung compliance
    • Describe oxyhemoglobin dissociation and the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve
    • Explain electromechanical coupling in the heart
    • Name and describe 3 cardiac reflexes
    • Describe the transport of oxygen by the blood and the transport of carbon dioxide


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Cardiopulmonary 103

    Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology


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    • Discuss how smoking impacts the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems
    • Describe how lung dysfunction leads to cardiac dysfunction
    • Describe how cardiac dysfunction leads to lung dysfunction
    • Differentiate obstructive from restrictive pulmonary pathology and the manifestations of each
    • Name 5 factors that precipitate an asthma attack
    • List 3 risk factors of coronary artery disease
    • Describe the process of artherosclerosis
    • Discuss rheumatoid arthritis and its impact on specific organs


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    Cardiopulmonary 104

    Clinical Assessment of the Cardiopulmonary System


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    • Identify anatomic structures and key topographic landmarks of the chest.
    • Describe various chest wall configurations.
    • Differentiate peripheral and central cyanosis.
    • Differentiate normal bronchial breath sounds from abnormal bronchial breath sounds.
    • Identify various components of a chest examination.
    • List 2 causes of decreased breath sounds.
    • List the steps involved to ausculatate lung sounds.


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Cardiopulmonary 105

    Body Positioning


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    • Explain how gravity influences normal physiological function
    • Describe physiological effects of various body positions
    • List 5 indications for body positioning to optimize oxygen transport
    • List 10 indications for frequent changing of body positions
    • Describe the physiological effects of various body positions including supine, side-lying, prone and head down position
    • Differentiate prescriptive from routine body positioning
    • Outline the principles of monitoring oxygen transport variables before, during and after positioning a patient


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    Cardiopulmonary 106

    Clinical Application of Airway Clearance Techniques ACTS


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    • Describe and differentiate the use of various airway clearance techniques
    • List 5 advantages and 5 disadvantages of various airway clearance techniques
    • Describe the type of equipment used for various airway clearance techniques
    • Describe the type of patient appropriate for each airway clearance techniques
    • Describe various considerations when selecting an airway clearance techniques
    • Examine outcome measures used for evaluating the effectiveness of airway clearance techniques
    • Discuss the costs associated with various airway clearance techniques


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    Cardiopulmonary 107

    Patient Education


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    • Describe the benefits of patient education and the impact it has on health-care costs
    • Contrast and compare a variety of teaching methods used in patient education
    • Describe the various aspects of planning for patient education
    • Describe concepts of adult learning theories and models
    • Examine ways to evaluate the effectiveness of patient education


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    Clinical Examination of the Hand

    Key Aspects in the Clinical Hand Examination


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    • Discuss 5 components of a hand examination
    • Differentiate between intrinsic and extrinsic muscle tightness
    • Describe 3 examination tools to obtain subjective and objective data
    • Become familiar with normal hand anatomy in order to recognize pathology


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 101

    Diagnosis and Management of Acute Concussion


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    • Define “concussion” and create a list of 3 criteria used for making a diagnosis of acute concussion 
    • List 5 common signs and symptoms of concussion
    • Examine and describe the SCAT 3 in the assessment of concussion and outline it’s primary features
    • Explain 3 key components in the follow-up evaluation and management of acute concussion
    • Outline and discuss the graduated approach to return-to-activity protocol


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 101 - 110

    Concussion: Comprehensive Overview


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    • This course includes all of the educational objectives for the courses Concussion 101 through Concussion 110

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 102

    Sport Concussion and the Female Athlete


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    • Compare and contrast 3 physical and physiologic aspects of the female athlete and concussion
    • Examine and describe the process of sport concussion management
    • List 5 recommendations for concussion assessment
    • Examine and describe 3 symptoms that occur during prolonged recovery following sport concussion
    • Discuss 3 recommendations for the management of female athletes with sport concussion


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 103

    The Current State of Sports Concussion


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    • Explore and discuss the epidemiology of concussion
    • Describe the mechanism and pathophysiology of concussion
    • Outline 3 key aspects in the assessment of concussion
    • Formulate a plan that includes 3 treatment techniques for the management of concussion
    • Examine recovery patterns and list 3 long-term effects of concussion


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 104

    Sideline Sports Concussion Assessment


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    • Describe 3 reasons why it is difficult to define concussion
    • List and outline 5 pathognomonic signs of in-competition acute concussion
    • List and describe 5 components included in a sideline concussion assessment tool
    • Describe the King-Devick test and explain how it would be used
    • Propose 5 tips that are important for improving one’s ability to make accurate decisions when performing a sideline concussion assessment


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 105

    Pathophysiology of Sports Concussion


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    • Provide the most commonly accepted definition of concussion by McCrory
    • Describe 3 mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of sports concussion
    • Examine and outline cerebral blood flow changes that occur in sports concussion
    • Compare and contrast 4 symptoms and the pathophysiology that occurs with sports concussion


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    Concussion 106

    Blood-Based Biomarkers for the Identification of Sports-Related Concussion


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    • Describe the neurobiology of serum biomarkers for traumatic brain injury and list 3 blood-based brain biomarkers of sports-related concussion
    • Describe the diagnosis of sports-related concussion using blood-based biomarkers
    • Describe the role that serum biomarkers play in the prognosis of symptom resolution and return to play
    • Describe the diagnostic process for chronic traumatic encephalopathy
    • List 3 challenges that need to be addressed before the use of blood-based biomarkers can be used on the sideline


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    Concussion 107

    Sports Related Concussion: Acute Management and Post-Concussion Issues


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    • Outline and describe 6 clinical domains that should be included when considering a diagnosis of concussion
    • Describe 5 intrinsic factors suspected to play a role in the duration of clinical recovery from SRC
    • Describe the role of neuropsychological testing in the assessment of SRC
    • Outline the stages, progression and rationale involved in return-to-learn and return-to-sport decisions
    • Describe the role that pharmacotherapy plays in the treatment of concussion
    • Outline and describe how the established 22 symptoms of concussion are categorized, and provide an example of each


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    Concussion 108

    Estimating Concussion Incidence Using Sports Injury Surveillance Systems: Complexities and Potential Pitfalls


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    • Name 3 sports injury surveillance systems that exist and describe what type of data they collect
    • Describe what sports are included in data collection surveillance systems
    • Define at-risk exposure time and describe it's significance and how it is calculated
    • Propose 2 challenges to comparability across sports injury surveillance systems
    • Outline 5 issues and discuss strengths, limitations, and future directions for estimating concussion incidence via sports injury surveillance systems


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 109

    Neuropsychological Screening of Sport-Related Concussion


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    • Describe the importance of neuropsychological screening in sport-related concussion
    • Discuss the role of the neuropsychologist in the screening process of sport-related concussion
    • Outline and define conventional approaches to neurocognitive testing vs computerized neurocognitive testing as it relates to sport-concussion
    • Discuss the role of the neuropsychologist after sport-related concussion
    • Compare and contrast the assessment of sport-related concussion in various stages including baseline, acute post injury and subacute and chronic assessment


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 110

    Imaging of Concussion in Young Athletes


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    • Describe gender differences in concussion
    • Describe factors and considerations regarding the timing of imaging
    • Discuss considerations regarding patient selection for imaging
    • Describe two pathological findings on imaging of an individual with concussion
    • Outline 3 Current concerns regarding imaging of sports-related concussion
    • List and describe 5 important things that referring physicians need to know


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    Core Stability 201

    Foundation Form and Function


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    Hour 1 and 2

    • Describe the components of the core and the function of the core.
    • Describe the function of the diaphragm as it relates to posture, muscular relationships and stability of the spine.
    • Describe the function and structure of the superficial muscle system of the body.
    • Describe two concepts of spinal stability. 

    Hour 3

    • Demonstrate how to determine the length of quadratus lumborum and erector spinae. 
    • Demonstrate how to evaluate Transversus abdominus function
    • Demonstrate how to facilitate the core and initiate a core training program

    Hour 4

    • List three pathologies related to less than optimal core function.
    • Describe three postural strategies that the patient may develop when the core is in dysfunction.
    • Describe how weakness of the abdominals can alter diaphragm contractions.
    • Explain how respiratory fatigue can alter core control.


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    COTA Skills 114

    Cultural Diversity of the Aging Population


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    • Explain the meaning of diversity and compare 3 related terms
    • Explore and explain 3 personal experiences, beliefs, values, and attitudes regarding diversity
    • Discuss the need to accept the uniqueness of each individual and the importance of being sensitive to issues of diversity in the practice of OT with elders
    • Outline 3 strategies to facilitate interaction with elders of diverse backgrounds


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    COTA Skills 115

    Ethical Aspects in the Work with Elders


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    • Discuss steps for ethical consideration
    • Become familiar with the language of ethics
    • Re???ne and explain personal and professional ethical commitments


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    COTA Skills 116
    Working with Families and Caregivers of Elders

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    • De???ne the role of the certi???ed COTA in family and caregiver training
    • Understand role changes within family systems at the onset of debilitating conditions in elders
    • Discuss communication strategies that maximize comprehension during elder, family, and caregiver education
    • Identify stressors that affect quality of care, ability to cope, and emotional responses in the elder-caregiver relationship
    • Identify techniques to minimize caregiver stress
    • Define and identify signs of elder abuse and neglect, and discuss reporting requirements


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    COTA Skills 117
    Addressing Sexual Activity of Elders

    1.0

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    • Discuss the ways that values can in???uence attitudes about elder sexuality
    • Identify primary myths about elder sexuality
    • Discuss how elder homosexuals have been ignored by society
    • Describe normal, age-related, sexual, physiological changes
    • Describe sexually transmitted diseases and the elder population
    • Discuss the treatment team members ’ roles in addressing elders ’ sexual concerns
    • Discuss the ways elders ’ sexuality is commonly dealt with in nursing facilities
    • List the components of the permission, limited information, speci???c suggestions, and intensive therapy model (PLISSIT), and discuss ways that the COTA can apply this model
    • Identify strategies for elder sexual education
    • List intervention and safety sides for addressing sexual concerns of elders who experience strokes, heart disease, and arthritis
    • Increase personal comfort to discuss elder sexual concerns


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    COTA Skills 118

    Use of Medications by Elders


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    • Identify factors that predispose elders to adverse drug events, and discuss strategies to detect medication problems
    • De???ne polypharmacy and identify recommended interventions to diminish drug-related problems of polypharmacy in elders
    • Identify classes of medications commonly associated with adverse drug reactions in elders
    • Identify and describe skills needed for safe self-medication
    • Apply the OT Practice Framework: Domain and Process, second edition, to analyze self-medication for individuals with various conditions
    • Explain the ways that adaptive devices compensate for skills needed for safe self-medication
    • Describe elder and caregiver education needs regarding self-medication


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    COTA Skills 119
    Considerations of Mobility

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    • Discuss the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act regulations pertaining to the use of physical restraints
    • Describe the steps in the establishment of a restraint reduction program
    • Describe the role of the certi???ed OTA in restraint reduction
    • Outline the basic steps in evaluating the ???t of a wheelchair
    • Describe the major precautions to consider when elders should use wheelchairs
    • Describe essential considerations when evaluating and ???tting a bariatric person with a wheelchair
    • Identify three reasons that elder adults are at a greater risk for falls than the general population
    • Identify environmental, biological, psychosocial, and functional causes of falls
    • Describe key considerations during the evaluation process for elder adults at risk for falls
    • Describe recommended and evidence-based interventions to prevent falls
    • Discuss potential desired outcomes of fall prevention interventions
    • Discuss ways elders may gain access to public transportation
    • Describe ways elders may become safer pedestrians
    • Describe a driving evaluation, and identify criteria for this assessment
    • Describe visual and physical changes in elders that may affect their ability to drive


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    COTA Skills 120

    Working with Elders Who Have Vision Impairments


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    • Describe typical physiological changes affecting vision that occur with aging
    • Name and describe the major ocular diseases affecting vision in elders
    • Describe common vision de???cits resulting from neurological insults in elders
    • Describe psychosocial implications of vision impairments in elders, possible effects on rehabilitation, and on functional outcomes
    • Describe the use of the OT Practice Framework's  dynamic, interactive process of evaluation, intervention, and outcomes to address functional de???cits in elder clients resulting from visual impairment
    • Identify general principles to enhance vision
    • Identify environmental or contextual considerations and interventions to increase independence and safety in elders with low vision 
    • Identify general principles in intervention of visual dysfunction after brain insult
    • Identify team members and community resources that registered OTR's and COTA's may collaborate with to improve functional outcomes in elders with low vision


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    COTA Skills 121
    Working with Elders Who Have Hearing Impairments

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    • Describe sensorineural and conductive hearing losses
    • Describe ways that slow, progressive changes in the auditory system interfere with occupations that require communication
    • List environmental modi???cations that reduce background noise in homes and institutions
    • Describe possible safety recommendations for home and institutional environments where hearing-impaired elders reside
    • Describe the effect of age-related hearing loss on socialization, communication, and travel and its possible contribution to feelings of isolation for hearing-impaired elders
    • List suggestions for improving communication with hearing-impaired elders
    • Describe possible behaviors that may indicate hearing impairment


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    COTA Skills 122

    Strategies to Maintain Continence in Elders


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    • Determine the prevalence and cost associated with incontinence
    • Indicate common causes of incontinence
    • Review the normal anatomy and physiology of urination and defecation
    • Identify the different types of urinary and fecal incontinence
    • Explain the effect of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act in dealing with the problem of incontinence in nursing homes
    • Specify the role of each team member, emphasizing the importance of an interdisciplinary approach
    • Identify the COTA's role in the management of incontinence
    • List suggestions for the management of incontinence


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    COTA Skills 123
    Dysphagia and Other Eating and Nutritional Concerns with Elders

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    • Discuss the increased incidence of swallowing, eating, and nutritional problems occurring with elders
    • Identify the basic anatomical structures related to swallowing and the swallow sequence
    • Relate the physiological changes and the onset of increased age-related medical conditions with the increased incidence of swallowing problems
    • Identify intervention strategies and precautions for improving oral intake and nutrition
    • Discuss the roles of the team members and the importance of teamwork in addressing swallowing and nutritional concerns
    • Relate ideas for managing different types of feeding problems
    • Discuss the psychological and ethical concerns that are present when swallowing problems develop


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    COTA Skills 124
    Working with Elders Who Have Had Cerebrovascular Accidents

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    • Discuss cerebrovascular accidents by describing the major features of strokes affecting the main arteries of the brain
    • Discuss at least 3 considerations in the OT evaluation of elders who have had a stroke
    • Describe the sequence of facilitating midline alignment while elders are supine, sitting, and standing, and explain the steps to follow when transferring elders from a supine position to the edge of the bed or from a sitting to a standing position
    • Explain precautions for handling an elder's hemiplegic upper extremity


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    COTA Skills 125

    Working with Elders Who Have Dementia and Alzheimers Disease


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    • Describe person-centered care and personhood
    • Gain awareness and sensitivity to the cognitive, physical, and psychosocial needs of elders with AD
    • Describe occupation-focused care and list 5 suggestions to promote wellness through task simpli???cation and modi???cation
    • Identify caregiving techniques, approaches, and interventions that can be used to help empower elders who have AD to participate in daily living tasks
    • Suggest 3 appropriate communication responses to elders with AD
    • Problem solve antecedents and list 3 approaches to refocus unwanted behavioral responses


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    COTA Skills 126
    Working with Elders Who Have Psychiatric Conditions

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    • Understand the prevalence of mental illness among elders
    • Discuss trends in approaches to support well-being, and circumvent the in???uences of diseases of meaning in daily life
    • Become acquainted with psychiatric diagnoses common among institutionalized and community dwelling elders
    • Describe the importance of considering both mental health and medical conditions when working with elders
    • Identify assessments commonly used by OT practitioners with elders who have mental illness
    • Describe intervention approaches commonly used with elders who have mental illness


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    COTA Skills 127

    Working with Elders Who Have Orthopedic Conditions


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    • Identify 3 causes of fractures in the elder population
    • Identify terminology related to fractures and their management
    • Describe 3 precautions required after a hip pinning and implications of such a procedure relative to occupational performance
    • Describe the precautions required after a total hip replacement and the implications of such a procedure relative to occupational performance
    • Identify adaptive equipment and modi???ed methods of performance that bene???t elders with hip fractures
    • Identify the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout
    • Describe the effects of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout on occupational performance
    • Explain the principles of joint protection, work simpli???cation, and energy conservation


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    COTA Skills 128
    Working with Elders Who Have Cardiovascular Conditions

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    • Identify the signs and symptoms of cardiac dysfunction
    • Describe the phases of cardiac rehabilitation
    • Recognize the role of occupational therapy in cardiac rehabilitation
    • Describe assessments, intervention techniques, and precautions used with elders who have cardiac conditions
    • Describe intervention approaches for elders with cardiac conditions in various treatment settings


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    COTA Skills 129
    Working with Elders Who Have Pulmonary Conditions

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    • De???ne chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Identify common symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Identify the psychosocial effect of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on elders
    • List conditions that affect the sexual functioning of elders with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Describe assessment and intervention for elders with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


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    COTA Skills 130

    Working with Elders Who Have Oncological Conditions


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    • Identify 4 common oncological diagnoses associated with aging
    • Discuss cancer treatment provided to elders with cancer and the associated side effects
    • Describe the role of OT with the elder cancer patient, and list 3 different approaches that might be used with them
    • Identify 3common complications that elders receiving cancer treatment often face, and discuss the impact of these on the OT intervention process
    • Describe modi???ed approaches to daily occupations that might be used by the COTA when working with an elder who has cancer


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    Cultural Competency 201

    Developing the Knowledge and Skills in Caring for Those From Other Races and Cultures


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    • Develop an appreciation of the impact of culture group, minority group and racial group on the health care relationship
    • Increase sensitivity, knowledge and skills to promote effective intercultural interactions
    • Identify the professional's own cultural identity/judgments /biases and their impact on their behavior and how they are perceived by clients and patients
    • Recognize cultural variables that appear in verbal and non-verbal communication
    • Examine the influence of culture in our patient population
    • Differentiate the provider's culture

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    Cultural Competency 202

    How to Develop the Needed Skills and Understanding to Care for the Rising Latino Population in the US


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    • Examine the historical background of the various Latino/Hispanic groups in the U.S.
    • Develop the skills needed to care for people from Spanish speaking parts of the world
    • Increase our understanding of the cultural traits of Latino/Hispanic groups in the U.S.
    • Summarize specific traits of various Latino/Hispanic groups
    • Recognize how we can narrow the gap between us

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    Cultural Competency 203

    Become a Culturally Competent Provider - Caring for: Asians, Blacks, Middle Easterners, etc.


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    • Develop an appreciation of the impact of culture group, minority group and racial group on the health care relationship.
    • Increase sensitivity, knowledge and skills to promote effective intercultural interactions.
    • Identify our own provider culture/judgments /biases and their impact.
    • Examine characteristics of Asians, Blacks and Middle Easterners.
    • Summarize how to care for patients of these three ethnic/racial groups and how to narrow the gap between us
    • Develop an understanding/plan of how to reach out to these populations.

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    Cultural Competency 204

    Understanding Cultural Competence in Health Care


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    • Describe cultural diversity
    • Recognize the need for cultural competence in health care
    • Explain the concept of health disparity
    • Define culture and cultural competence
    • Differentiate between the concepts of culture, race, ethnicity, diversity, and minority
    • Describe the Cultural Competence Continuum
    • Discuss the interdependency between the levels of cultural competence

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    Cultural Competency 205

    Culture: Perspectives, Myths, and Misconceptions


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    • Discuss the evolution of multicultural policy
    • Describe the phases of multiculturalism
    • Discuss three major perspectives on culture and diversity that have influenced healthcare literature and practice
    • Identify the common myths and misconceptions associated with culture
    • Recognize the paradoxical dilemmas associated with cultural competence

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    Dementia Training
    Presentation and Clinical Management of Dementia

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    • Describe diagnostic criteria in the presentation of dementia
    • Describe aspects of cognition, ADL and behavior affected by dementia
    • Become familiar with differential diagnosis for dementia
    • Outline the management of dementia including pharmacologic and non drug therapies
    • Review arguments for and against disclosure of a diagnosis of dementia

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    Documentation 201

    Payment Policy and Coding


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    • Provide a brief overview of health care reform and its impact on physical therapy and third-party payers in context of reform environment
    • Describe Medicare settings that outpatient services are provided in, as well as the characteristic policies and key compliance elements required by Medicare and other third-party payers
    • Outline Medicare guidelines for documenting skilled therapy services
    • List the components of documentation for Medicare, including initial evaluations including plan of care, progress notes, session notes, reevaluations, and discharge summaries
    • Understand basics of functional limitation reporting, physician quality reporting system and diagnosis coding and CPT coding for billing and payment purposes
    • Summarize guidelines for CPT coding that may facilitate payment for services and minimize payment delays and denials

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    Documentation 202
    Developing and Documenting Effective Goals

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    • Differentiate between goals and outcomes
    • Describe the important aspects of writing goals at the participation, activity, and impairment levels
    • Distinguish between short-term and long-term goals
    • Describe the essential components of a well-written functional goal Identify poorly written goals and make modifications to goals
    • Appropriately document participation and activity goals for a written report

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    Documentation 203

    Documenting the Plan of Care


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    • Identify and describe the components of documentation of the plan of care
    • Appropriately document a plan of care as part of an initial evaluation
    • Discuss the importance of documenting informed consent

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    Documentation 204

    Documentation in Pediatrics


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    • Describe the laws governing documentation in early intervention and school-based settings in the United States
    • Identify commonly used standardized assessments in early intervention and school-based settings
    • Document components of early intervention evaluations and session notes, which are family-centered, child-specific, routines-based, and aligned with the natural environment
    • Document components of school-based evaluations and session notes, which are child-centered and specific to the school setting
    • Create goals for a pediatric client based on best practice standards, including making goals child-centered, context-specific and addressing specific tasks or functional activities

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    Driver Rehab 101

    The Driver Rehabilitation Team


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    • Describe conceptual framework models that driver rehab specialists use.
    • Explain the importance of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health on driver rehab.
    • Describe how technological changes shaped transportation.
    • Explore how the automobile has become a predominant form of transportation.
    • Discuss why older drivers may not want to stop driving.
    • Describe community mobility services.


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    Driver Rehab 102

    Measuring Driving Potential Before Hitting the Road


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    • Discuss who can benefit from the Adapted Driving Decision Guide
    • Recognize the role the clinical evaluation plays in helping to determine a client's readiness to drive
    • Describe the risk factors that contribute to driving cessation
    • Outline the range of assessment tests to administer during the clinical evaluation
    • Explore the role of the driver rehabilitation specialist in assessing drivers with hearing and visual impairments
    • Name and describe the six conceptual domains of cognitive functioning
    • Identify factors that are useful for predicting accidents.
    • Explain why DRS should be familiar with drug categories
    • Describe the different classifications of drugs
    • Discuss the impact that wheeled mobility and seating evals have on driving
    • Compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of driver simulations
    • Identify factors contributing to simulator sickness and how to minimize the effects.


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    Driver Rehab 103

    On-Road Driver Evaluation and Training


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    • Describe the steps involved for on-road eval and training.
    • Increase awareness of issues or potential problems with vehicles in order to help clients select appropriate adaptive equipment and vehicles.
    • Recognize what to ask clients when meeting with them for the first time.
    • Outline 3 of the broader issues surrounding driving evaluation to adopt a client-centered approach.
    • List 5 general principles that should inform on-road evaluations.
    • Know which strategies are appropriate in different situations.
    • Describe the factors that are required for effective implementation of a driver rehabilitation and training program.


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    Driver Rehab 104

    Documenting Driver Rehab Services and Outcomes and Funding for Driver Rehab Services and Equipment


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    • Outline and define the four basic parts of the eval report.
    • List the five steps in interpreting eval results.
    • Identify sources of funding for equipment and services.
    • Discuss the restrictions of each type of funding.
    • Recognize advantages/disadvantages of insurance reimbursement.
    • Explain the importance of documentation.


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    Driver Rehab 105

    Universal Design and the Automobile, Wheeled Mobility Tiedown Systems and In-Vehicle Intelligent Transport Systems


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    • Explain the universal design principles and application to vehicle design process.
    • Identify design considerations for disabled and elderly.
    • Identify three principles for voluntary equipment standards.
    • Describe principles of occupant protection.
    • Explain the importance of intelligent transport systems.
    • Discuss the importance of efficient user interface design.
    • Compare and contrast a range of vehicles to which adaptations could be made.
    • Explain what types of adaptations can be made to enhance motor vehicle usability.
    • Compare and contrast behavioral models for understanding the process of driving cessation.
    • Recognize options specific to the client's community mobility needs.


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    Driver Rehab 106

    Legal and Professional Ethics in Driver Rehab, Research and Evidenced Based Practice and Emergent Functional Brain Imaging and Driver Rehab


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  • Increase awareness of state requirement reporting laws.
  • Discuss ethical issues related to DRS.
  • Recognize the importance of research in driver rehab.
  • Define steps in the research process.
  • Compare and contrast neuroimaging techniques.
  • Explain various imaging modalities and their application for eval driving performance.


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    Driver Rehab 107

    Developing a Driver Rehab Program


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    • Identify key aspects of a business plan.
    • Describe several program delivery models.
    • Discuss the importance of proper staffing.
    • Identify program implementation steps.
    • Explore liability considerations.


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    Ethical Awareness 201

    Legal Foundations


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    • Describe the basis of the American legal system
    • Compare and contrast constitutional, statutory, common and administrative law
    • List the differences between criminal and civil law
    • Explain the civil litigation explosion
    • Summarize tort reform


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    Ethical Awareness 202
    Ethical Foundations

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    • Differentiate morals and ethics
    • Explain the purpose of professional codes of ethics
    • Compare and contrast legal and professional health care ethics
    • Define situational ethics
    • Identify the four principles of biomedical ethics


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    Ethical Awareness 203

    The Law of Health Care Malpractice


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    • List the external and internal factors affecting the exposure to malpractice liability
    • Describe the legal basis for imposing malpractice liability of a patient injury
    • Define the concept of abandonment
    • Outline the four elements needed to prove malpractice
    • Compare and contrast ordinary negligence versus professional negligence
    • Explain vicarious liability
    • Summarize defenses to malpractice actions
    • Describe the importance of patient care documentation


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    Ethical Awareness 204
    Intentional Wrongs

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    • Describe the concept of intentional torts
    • Differentiate assault and battery
    • Define defamation, slander and libel
    • Summarize the mandatory reporting requirements for health care professionals
    • Outline the four principle forms of invasion of privacy
    • Classify the types of criminal activity 
    • Describe the steps in a criminal prosecution
    • Explain the classifications of homicide


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    Ethical Awareness 205

    Ethical and Legal Issues in Employment


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    • Differentiate employment at will versus employment under contract
    • Summarize the history of federal regulation of labor – management relations
    • Describe the five major sections of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
    • Recognize sexual harassment in the workplace
    • Define “ordinary reasonable person” as it pertains to sexual harassment
    • Differentiate the vicarious liability of an employer relative to employees and independent contractors
    • Explain the considerations in writing a letter of recommendation
    • Outline the requirements for an enforceable restrictive covenant


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    Ethical Awareness 206
    Business Law and Ethics

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    • Summarize the antitrust laws
    • Discuss the importance of the attorney – heath care professional client relationship
    • Define the elements of a binding contract
    • Explain breach of contract and possible contractual remedies
    • Describe the various forms of business organization
    • Outline the good Samaritan laws
    • Recognize the requirements for HIPAA compliance
    • Assess the necessity and limitations of professional liability insurance


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    Ethical Awareness 207

    Legal and Ethical Issues in Education


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    • Summarize the major federal statutes regulating education
    • Discuss federal education law derived from constitutional protections
    • Outline a risk management strategy for academic discipline in health professional educational programs
    • Assess liability for student conduct in the clinical setting
    • Outline procedures to minimize liability when incorporating students in the clinical setting


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    Ethical Awareness 208
    Ethics in Focus

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    • Explain patient informed consent to intervention
    • List the requirements of sufficient informed consent
    • Describe pertinent considerations in life and death decision making including euthanasia
    • Recognize issues of nondiscrimination against participants in health care delivery
    • Explain pro bono health care services
    • Outline professional practice issues of financial responsibility and gifts
    • Summarize the ethical issues of impaired providers and intra and inter-professional relations
    • Define the ethical issues in research and the informed consent process


    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethics and Aging 201
    Challenges to the Received View

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    Hour 1
    • Summarize the history of ethics and aging
    • Define the “Four Principles” approach to bioethics
    • Describe how the focus on autonomy influences medical care for the aging
    • Explain why a singular emphasis on autonomy undermines self-respect and self-identity
    Hour 2
    • Define “Relational” autonomy
    • Explain how a feminist ethic informs the concept of autonomy
    • Summarize the use of the narrative framework in the development of an individual morality
    • Describe communicative ethics

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethics for Professionals 101

    Morality and Ethics in Professional Practice


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    • Define morality and ethics and distinguish between the two
    • Describe three moralities that health professionals must integrate into their own moral life
    • Identify some major sources of moral beliefs in Western societies
    • Distinguish between an ethical issue and ethical problem
    • List three ways that ethics is useful in everyday professional practice
    • Describe what material cooperation entails
    • Identify some mechanisms available to protect the personal moral convictions of health professionals


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Ethics for Professionals 102

    Ethical Problems, Ethical Distress and Ethical Dilemma's


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    • Identify the goal of professional ethics activity.
    • Describe the basic idea of a caring response and some ways this response in a professional relationship is distinguished from expressions of care in other types of relationships.
    • Identify three component parts of any ethical problem.
    • Describe what an agent is and, more importantly, what it is to be a moral agent.
    • Name the three prototypical ethical problems.
    • Describe the role of emotions in ethical distress.
    • Distinguish between two varieties of ethical distress.
    • Compare the fundamental difference between ethical distress and an ethical dilemma.
    • Define ethical paternalism or parentalism.
    • Describe a type of ethical dilemma that challenges a professionals desire (and duty) to treat everyone fairly and equitably.
    • Identify the fundamental difference between distress or dilemma problems and locus of authority problems.
    • Identify four criteria that will assist you in deciding who should assume authority for a specific ethical decision to achieve a caring response.
    • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
    • Become familiar with the Guide to Professional Conduct for PT
    • Indiana PTs - become familiar with the IN PT Rules and Practice Act
    • Texas PTs - become familiar with the TX PT Rules and Practice Act
    • Utah PTs - become familiar with the UT PT Rules and Practice Act


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Ethics for Professionals 103

    The Analysis of Ethical Problems in Professional Life


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    • Identify six steps in the analysis of ethical problems encountered in everyday professional life and how each plays a part in arriving at a caring response.
    • Describe the central role of narrative and virtue theories in gathering relevant information for a caring response.
    • List four areas of inquiry that will be useful when gathering relevant information to make sure you have the story straight.
    • Describe the role of conduct-related ethical theories and approaches in arriving at a caring response.
    • Describe why imagination is an essential aspect of seeking out the practical alternatives in an ethically challenging situation.
    • Discuss how courage assists you in a caring response.
    • Identify two benefits of taking time to reflect on and evaluate the action afterward.
    • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
    • Become familiar with the Guide to Professional Conduct for PT's


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Ethics for Professionals 104

    Ethics of Confidential Information


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    • Define the terms confidential information and confidentiality.
    • Identify the relationship of a patient's legal right to privacy with his reasonable expectations regarding confidential information.
    • Describe how the telling and keeping of secrets is relevant to understanding the importance of confidentiality.
    • Discuss the ethical norms involved in keeping and breaking professional confidences.
    • Name five general legal exceptions to the professional standard of practice that confidences should not be broken.
    • Consider practical options that a professional can take when faced with the possibility of breaking a confidence.
    • Discuss some important aspects of documentation that affect confidentiality.
    • Compare ethical issues of confidentiality traditionally conceived with those that have arisen because of computerized medical records and patient care information systems.
    • Describe the key ethical strengths and challenges of the recent U.S. federal regulations related to privacy considerations (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).
    • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
    • Review and become familiar with the TX PT Rules
    • Read case scenarios illustrating ethical decision making


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    Ethics for Professionals 105

    Informed Consent


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    • Describe three basic legal concepts that led to the doctrine of informed consent.
    • Describe three approaches to determining the disclosure standard for judging that a patient or client has been informed.
    • Discuss three major aspects of the process of obtaining informed consent.
    • Distinguish "general consent" from "special consent" documents.
    • Differentiate between the never-competent and once-competent patient or client and the challenges posed by each in regard to informed consent.
    • Compare informed consent as it is used in health care practice and in human studies research.
    • Describe some considerations one must always take into account to be sure one is being culturally competent and honoring cultural difference when informed consent is the standard.


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Ethics for Professionals 200

    Ethics in the Practice of Occupational Therapy


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    • Give 1 definition of ethics as it is related to the field of OT.
    • Define the difference between an ethical dilemma and ethical distress.
    • When presented with or confronted with a specific ethical problem, identify the ethical principle that must be considered in practice and that relate to AOTA and/of NBCOT Principles of Ethics.
    • List and explain at 4 professional behaviors that reflect the issues that members of AOTA frequently raise.
    • Following the process of ethical decision making, determine how to handle a particular situation with consideration of the principles of the Code of Ethics.
    • Become familiar with the general rules governing the practice of OT


    Stephanie Lancaster, OTR

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    Feeding Intervention 101

    The Basics of Feeding


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    • Define 5 factors that influence feeding, eating, and mealtime occupations.
    • Outline the sequence of typical feeding and self-feeding skills.
    • Describe how feeding contributes to and reflects the parent-child relationship.
    • Analyze how a disability can interfere with feeding interactions.
    • Explain the evaluation of and intervention for oral sensory and motor impairments as they affect feeding skills of children.
    • Define and describe swallowing disorders and intervention for swallowing problems.


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Fibromyalgia 104

    Bodywork Approaches to Fibromyalgia


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    • Review different bodywork approaches in the treatment of fibromyalgia
    • Compare and contrast 3 patterns of dysfunction seen in patients with fibromyalgia
    • Examine the soft tissue stress response sequence
    • Differentiate responses between postural and phasic muscles
    • Discuss important tests involved in the assessment and treatment of patients with fibromyalgia
    • Examine the neuromuscular technique
    • Describe 3 Muscle Energy Techniques
    • Analyze positional release variations and rules of treatment
    • Become familiar with respiratory function assessments and responses
    • Outline a summary of soft tissue approaches to treat fibromyalgia


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    Fibromyalgia 107

    Fibromyalgia and Related Disorders


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    • Discuss the treatment of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome
    • Become familiar with differential diagnosis for fibromyalgia
    • Outline and describe the epidemiology and clinical presentation of fibromyalgia
    • Describe the pharmacological management of fibromyalgia
    • Describe 5 functional outcomes in chronic muscle pain


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Gender and Sensitivity 101

    Professional Boundaries in Healthcare Relationship; Harassment vs. Misconduct


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    • Examine the impact of sexual boundaries on the health care relationship
    • Recognize the most common misconceptions about sexual boundaries
    • Distinguish between sexual misconduct and sexual harassment
    • Demonstrate the need for providing safety for patients
    • Identify the inherent dangers of being in a power position

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    Gender and Sensitivity 102

    Caring for Those Who Have Been Sexually Abused; Patient Protection Protocol


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    • Define sex abuse
    • Identify the characteristics of an abused individual
    • Appraise the effects of abuse on the health care relationship
    • Create an individualized Patient Protection Protocol
    • Develop office procedures and policies that will create a safe and comfortable environment for all patients

    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Geriatric Rehab 101

    Geriatric Pharmacology


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    • Outline the pattern of drug use in older adults
    • List 5 common adverse drug reactions in older adults
    • Define and differentiate drug classes commonly used in older adults and their impact on therapy
    • Become familiar with drugs used for treatment of pain, cardiac conditions, respiratory and gastrointestinal drugs
    • Outline strategies for coordinating therapy with drug treatment


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    Geriatric Rehab 102

    Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults


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    • Outline and describe the role of physical activity for older adults
    • Outline the physical stress theory
    • Outline and define 5 elements of an exercise prescription
    • Become familiar with 5 types of exercises for older adults including aquatics, Tai Chi, stretching, strengthening and plyometrics


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    Geriatric Rehab 104

    Evaluation of the Acute and Medically Complex Patient


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    • Analyze 3 reasons for the importance of the chart review in the evaluation of the acute and medically complex patient
    • List 5 causes and clinical signs of electrolyte abnormality
    • Review and describe 5 causes and signs of acid-base imbalances
    • Outline the process of completing a systems review of the patient
    • Become familiar with signs and symptoms of nutrional deficiency
    • Outline signs associated with coronary artery disease and heart failure
    • Outline signs associated with sepsis, vertigo, dehydration and metabolic syndrome


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    Geriatric Rehab 105

    Impaired Aerobic Capacity/Endurance


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    • Define 3 factors that influence aerobic capacity in older adults
    • Describe the physiology of aerobic capacity and exercise
    • List tests and measures to assess aerobic capacity and endurance
    • Describe commonly used scales including angina, dyspnea, claudication and perceived exertion scales
    • Review and outline 3 methods for evaluation, diagnosis and prognosis of older adults with aerobic impairment
    • List and describe 5 interventions used with older adults with aerobic impairment


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 106

    Impaired Muscle Performance


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    • Outline changes in muscle structure and function associated with aging
    • Outline changes in metabolic function associated with aging
    • Become familiar with evidence-supported suggestions for resistance training
    • Describe adaptations in muscle power, strength, size and composition with resistance exercise
    • Discuss nutritional intake as a countermeasure for sarcopenia


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    Geriatric Rehab 107

    Impaired Motor Control


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    • Define and differentiate common motor control impairments including paresis, abnormal tone, fractionated movement deficits, ataxia, hypokinesia, somatosensory loss, and perceptual deficits
    • Outline and explain at least 5 tests to assess motor control impairment
    • Become familiar with diagnosis and prognosis of motor control impairments
    • Compare and contrast 3 movement system diagnostic categories for motor control impairments
    • Discuss current evidence underlying impaired motor control interventions


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    Geriatric Rehab 108

    Impaired Posture


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    • Differentiate normal and abnormal postures
    • List and define 5 age-related changes that influence spinal alignment
    • Explain common spinal conditions such as osteoporosis, spinal osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis
    • Outline and describe the role of therapy in managing patients with postural dysfunctions
    • Become familiar with evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and developing plan of care with patients with postural dysfunction
    • Examine external supports used with patients with postural dysfunction


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 109

    Ambulation: Impact of Age-Related Changes on Functional Mobility


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    • Explain characteristics of gait and changes that occur with aging
    • Outline and define pathologic gait changes
    • Define speed, distance and general requirements for functional ambulation
    • Outline components involved with examining and evaluating gait
    • Become familiar with interventions and develop plan of care for patients with gait changes


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    Geriatric Rehab 110

    Balance and Falls


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    • Outline and describe the seriousness of the problem of falling
    • List 5 risk factors for falling
    • Outline the balance and postural control centers of the body
    • Examine 5 evaluation techniques for assessing balance and risk of falls
    • Outline 3 tests and measures for balance and falls
    • Describe the importance of neuromuscular testing in balance and falls
    • Define and differentiate 5 functional balance measures
    • Become familiar with balance training and exercise interventions


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    Geriatric Rehab 111

    Management of Urinary Incontinence in Men and Women


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    • Explain the mechanism of continence
    • Outline the pathophysiology of incontinence
    • List 3 risk factors for urinary incontinence
    • Become familiar with 3 interventions for incontinence including pelvic floor muscle exercises, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, behavioral interventions, weight loss, fluid management, pharmacologic interventions and more
    • Describe the physical exam in regards to incontinence
    • Become familiar with 5 outcome measures for urinary incontinence


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    Geriatric Rehab 112

    Conservative Pain Management for Older Adults


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    • Become familiar with the prevalence, challenges and costs of pain management in older adults
    • Describe the biophysical model of persistent pain
    • List age-related changes associated with pain
    • Outline methods of examination and evaluation of the patient with pain
    • Outline a plan of care and list 5 interventions for patients with pain
    • Review case studies that highlight clinical management of pain


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 113

    Wellness for the Aging Adult


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    • Summarize the importance of wellness for the aging adult
    • Identify and describe 3 domains of wellness
    • Outline methods of screening for physical activity and wellness programs
    • Review baseline measure for physical activity and exercise focused wellness programs
    • List the importance of strength training and aerobic training and the enhancement of mobility


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    Geriatric Rehab 114

    Hospice and End of Life


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    • Define and describe the concept of a "good death"
    • Outline and describe the physiological process of dying
    • Examine 3 progressive changes that occur in the final months or terminal phase
    • List 5 physiologic signs of approaching death
    • List 5 psychosocial and spiritual signs, symptoms and interventions for the actively dying
    • Become familiar with hospice and palliative care
    • Review models of physical therapy practice in hospice and palliative care


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 103
    Breaking down the biomechanical and biochemical aspects of longevity

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    • Breakdown the biomechanical processes of spinal degeneration
    • Explain the biochemical processes that occur in the geriatric population in 
    • Differentiate between various diagnosis of structural and chemical conditions seen in geriatric patients
    • Analyze the radiological findings and how they influence clinical decisions
    • Explain Syndrome X and how it affects physiology
    • Differentiate trauma and its late effects on the body

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    Geriatrics 200

    Effects of Aging on the Cardiovascular System


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    • List 3 changes in the vascular structure that occur with age
    • Discuss the endothelial function in aging
    • Outline 5 effects of aging on the structure of the heart
    • Describe the response of the aging heart on exercise
    • Describe and analyze myocardial function in the aging heart at rest

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 201

    Bone and Joint Aging


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    • Outline 3 functions of the musculoskeletal system
    • List 5 changes that occur with aging in articular cartilage
    • List 5 changes that occur with aging in the skeleton including structural and metabolic changes
    • List 3 changes that occur with aging in soft tissue
    • Examine and list 5 consequences of bone and joint aging

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 202

    Normal Cognitive Aging


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    • Describe attention and processing speed as it relates to aging
    • Describe age-related changes that occur in short term and long term memory
    • Become familiar with 1 method for evaluating executive functions
    • List lifestyle factors associated with aging and describe how they may be affected
    • Compare and describe how social activities and health factors are effected by cognitive aging

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    Geriatrics 203

    Diagnosis and Management of Coronary Artery Disease


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    • Describe the clinical manifestations of CAD
    • Outline and describe 5 techniques for diagnosis CAD
    • List 5 risk factors for CAD
    • Outline the protocol for therapy for stable angina
    • Become familiar with acute coronary syndromes

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 204

    Hypertension


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    • Become familiar with the epidemiology of hypertension
    • Describe the pathogenesis associated with hypertension
    • List 5 risk factors for hypertension
    • Outline 5 complications of hypertension
    • Describe the management and treatment of hypertension

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 205

    Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


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    • Become familiar with the incidence and epidemiology of COPD in the elderly
    • Describe the pathogenesis of COPD
    • Become familiar with medications used to treat asthma
    • Outline management techniques for the treatment of asthma
    • Examine and compare differential diagnosis of asthma and COPD

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 206

    Dementia Diagnosis


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    • Review and define definitions of dementia
    • List 3 risk factors for dementia
    • Become familiar with other disorders associated with dementia
    • Describe clinical features in differential diagnosis of dementia
    • Identify 3 key points of dementia

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 207

    Presentation and Clinical Management of Dementia


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    • Describe diagnostic criteria in the presentation of dementia
    • Describe aspects of cognition, ADL and behavior affected by dementia
    • Become familiar with differential diagnosis for dementia
    • Outline the management of dementia including pharmacologic and non drug therapies
    • Review arguments for and against disclosure of a diagnosis of dementia

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 208

    Alzheimer's Disease


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    • Describe the pathology and mechanisms of Alzheimer's
    • Describe the genetics of Alzheimer's
    • Outline clinical criteria for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's
    • Describe components of a clinical evaluation for Alzheimer's
    • Review treatment for Alzheimer's
    • List behavioral symptoms in Alzheimer's

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 209

    Parkinsonism and Other Movement Disorders


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    • Outline and describe the classification of movement disorders
    • List and describe the clinical features of Parkinson's Disease
    • List 10 causes of Parkinson's Disease
    • Describe the neuropathology of Parkinson's Disease
    • List 5 drugs used to treat motor impairments in Parkinson's Disease
    • Become familiar with hyperkinetic movement disorders

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 209 - 210

    Parkinsonism, Other Movement Disorders and Neuromuscular Disorders


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    • Outline and describe the classification of movement disorders
    • List and describe the clinical features of Parkinson's Disease
    • List 10 causes of Parkinson's Disease
    • Describe the neuropathology of Parkinson's Disease
    • List 5 drugs used to treat motor impairments in Parkinson's Disease
    • Become familiar with hyperkinetic movement disorders
    • Outline  features of neuromuscular disorders according to location
    • Outline  features of peripheral neuropathies including diabetic neuropathy
    • Become familiar with neurogenic claudication and spinal stenosis
    • Describe inflammatory myopathy
    • Review and differentiate endocrine and metabolic myopathies

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 210

    Neuromuscular Disorders


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    • Outline  features of neuromuscular disorders according to location
    • Outline  features of peripheral neuropathies including diabetic neuropathy
    • Become familiar with neurogenic claudication and spinal stenosis
    • Describe inflammatory myopathy
    • Review and differentiate endocrine and metabolic myopathies

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 237 - 240
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    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Hand Clinics 106

    Understand Stability of the Distal Radioulnar Joint Through an Understanding of Its Anatomy


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    • Describe the anatomy of the DRUJ from various points of view
    • Examine structures that help stabilize the DRUJ
    • Describe a radiographic examination of the DRUJ
    • Outline structures seen on a distal view of the DRUJ
    • Describe the core of stability of the DRUJ
    • Outline the innervation of the DRUJ and its ligaments
    • Describe the muscular stability of the DRUJ


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    Hand Clinics 107

    Imaging the Distal Radioulnar Joint


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    • Become familiar with imaging techniques of the DRUJ
    • Describe radiography for the DRUJ
    • Describe scintigraphy for the DRUJ
    • Compare and contrast CT scan and MRI of the DRUJ
    • Outline procedures for postoperative imaging of the DRUJ


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    Hand Clinics 108

    Arthroscopic and Open Repair of the TFCC


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    • Become familiar with arthroscopic and open repair techniques of the TFCC
    • Describe the diagnosis of a TFCC injury
    • Outline the classification of a TFCC injury
    • Outline and describe examination techniques for a TFCC injury
    • List treatment techniques for a TFCC injury
    • Become familiar with the technique for arthroscopic debridement
    • Outline the technique of an arthroscopic TFCC repair
    • Outline the technique of an open TFCC repair


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    Hand Clinics 109

    Ulnar Impaction


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    • Become familiar with ulnar impaction syndrome
    • Describe the biomechanics of the ulnar side of the wrist
    • Describe the examination and diagnosis of ulnar impaction syndrome
    • Outline treatment techniques for ulnar impaction syndrome
    • Describe the procedure for an ulnar-shortening osteotomy
    • Outline the Wafer procedure for the treatment of ulnar impaction syndrome


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    Hand Clinics 110

    Historical Perspective on the Etiology of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)


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    • Describe the historical perspective on the etiology of RA
    • Recite evidence of RA in literature and art
    • Describe paleopathological evidence of RA
    • Become familiar with contemporary research of RA
    • Outline current hypotheses of RA


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    Hand Clinics 111

    Advances in the Medical Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis


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    • Become familiar with advances in the medical treatment of RA
    • Describe  articular and systemic effects of RA
    • List 3 cardiovascular, bone and airway manifestations of RA
    • Outline pharmaceutical options for the treatment of RA
    • List 5 complications of medical treatment of RA
    • Describe perioperative management of RA


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    Hand Clinics 112

    Controversy in the Surgical Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)


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    • Outline controversies in the surgical treatment of RA
    • Define the principles of surgical intervention of RA
    • List 3 essential concepts in the surgical treatment of RA
    • Describe 3 situations that are an indication for immediate surgery in the treatment of RA
    • Become familiar with orthopedic procedures in the treatment of RA
    • Describe the efficacy and indication of surgical treatment for RA including synovectomies, tenosynovectomies, wrist procedures, arthroplasties and procedures on IP joints


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    Hand Clinics 113

    Rheumatoid Elbow


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    • Review normal elbow anatomy
    • Describe pathophysiology of the rheumatoid elbow
    • Discuss the clinical presentation of the rheumatoid elbow
    • Outline management techniques including intraarticular injection, synovectomy, radial head excision
    • Describe the role of arthroscopy in the treatment of the rheumatiod elbow
    • Describe total arthroplasty in the treatment of the rheumatoid elbow
    • Review 5 case studies highlighting the management of the rheumatoid elbow


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    Hand Clinics 114

    Rheumatoid Thumb


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    • Describe normal anatomy of the thumb
    • Outline classification and pathophysiology of the rheumatoid thumb
    • Describe surgical management of boutonniere and swan neck deformity of the rheumatoid thumb
    • List 3 technical tips for MCP arthroplasty  and IP joint arthordesis
    • Review postoperative management of the rheumatoid thumb
    • Become familiar with expected outcomes and prognosis


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    Hand Therapy 101

    Hand, Elbow and Shoulder: Core Knowledge in Orthopedics


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    • Describe normal anatomy of the hand which is fundamental to recognizing and treating pathology.
    • List and examine 5 components involved in a comprehensive physical examination of the hand.
    • Describe various types of phalangeal fractures and understand general principles of conservative and operative treatment interventions.
    • Describe various types of metacarpal fractures and understand general principles of conservative and operative treatment interventions.
    •  Compare and contrast fractures of the thumb and how various fractures are treated.
    • Become familiar with classification of thumb injuries and methods of thumb reconstruction.
    • Summarize diagnostic techniques and management of distal radius fractures and outcome measures.
    • Differentiate various surgical techniques used to stabilize fractures and how these techniques impact rehabilitation protocols.
    • Examine and describe the distal radioulnar joint and triangular fibrocartilage complex and types of injuries that result in ulnar-ided wrist pain.
    • Recognize the importance of carpal kinematics and the role of the scaphoid along with carpal anatomy and biomechanics.
    • Become familiar with various aspects of scaphoid fractures and nonunions as well as current treatment options.
    • Recognize the incidence and impact of all carpal bone fractures as well as carpal instabilities ? how they are diagnosed and treated both conservatively and surgically.
    • Become familiar with diagnostic methods used to diagnosis carpal instabilities and understand each classification or category of carpal instability.
    • Define flexor tendon zones, tendon nutrition and healing as well as repair techniques and treatment protocols.
    • Define extensor tendon zones of injury, repair techniques and treatment protocols.
    • Become familiar with a wide range of tendonitis conditions, differential diagnosis and treatment options.
    • Review nerve anatomy and physiology and understand how nerve regenerate.
    • Differentiate between various levels of nerve injury, predict outcome and understand classification of nerve injury.
    • Outline and examine nerve compression syndromes and recognize common site of entrapment for peripheral nerves.
    • Recognize signs and symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome as well as differentiate stages and symptoms of a more advanced condition.
    • Become familiar with the basic tenants of tendon transfers as well as pre-operative evaluation of muscles and nerves commonly transferred to restore function after paralysis.
    • Describe the pathoantomy and pathophysiology of Dupuytrens disease and list common surgical interventions and complications/outcomes.
    • Describe various type of fingertip injuries including nail bed and fingertip amputations and understand options for soft tissue coverage and management.
    • Understand the importance of a comprehensive history and physical exam with hand infections and list principles of treatment.
    • Become familiar with specific anatomic infections and how infection can impair hand function.
    • Familiarize yourself with key concepts in replantation as well as contraindications.
    • Describ the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis on joints of the hand and wrist.
    • Become familiar with surgical treatment options for osteoarthritis in the wrist and hand.
    • Identify outcomes after surgical intervention for arthritic conditions of the hand and wrist.
    • Differentiate rheumatoid arthritis (RA) including clinical features, pathophysiology and management of RA.
    • Become familiar with the different operative techniques and surgical procedures often performed on patients with RA and indicate functional outcomes.
    • Become familiar with soft tissue neoplasms (benign and malignant) and basic principles of tumor diagnostics, and various classifications. And stages of tumors.
    • Become familiar with various bone tumors of the upper extremity.


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    Hand Therapy 111

    Therapist's Management of Distal Radius Fractures (DRF)


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    • Discuss the components included in an evaluation of the patient with DRF
    • Outline and discuss the 3 phases of rehabilitation for DRF
    • Differentiate treatment guidelines according to fracture management technique
    • List and define 5 complications associated with DRF
    • Discuss the importance of future research and exploration of DRF


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    Hand Therapy 112

    Management of Fractures and Dislocations of the Elbow


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    • Become familiar with fractures at the distal humerus
    • Become familiar with fractures of the olecranon process, capitellum, trochlea and radial head
    • Outline and describe nonoperative and surgical treatment options
    • Discuss complications of treatment
    • Define and differentiate Type I, II and III fractures
    • Compare and contrast dislocations of the elbow including exam, classification and treatment


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    Hand Therapy 113

    Elbow Tendinopathies: Clinical Presentation and Therapist's Management of Tennis Elbow


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    • Describe and examine the histopathology of tendinopathies
    • Become familiar with differential diagnosis for lateral epicondylitis
    • Describe the presenting features of tennis elbow
    • Outline components of a clinical exam for tennis elbow
    • Outline and describe the phases of rehab for tennis elbow


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    Hand Therapy 114

    Clinical Examination of the Hand


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    • Outline and describe components of a comprehensive hand evaluation
    • Describe techniques for testing intrinsic and extrinsic muscles of the hand
    • Describe manual muscle testing grades for muscles of the hand
    • Perform tests to evaluate for intrinsic tightness and tightness of the oblique retinacular ligament
    • Review testing procedures for grip and pinch strengths
    • Describe nerve supply to the hand including motor and sensory function
    • Review vascularity of the hand and describe the Allen's test


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    Hand Therapy 115

    Clinical Examination of the Wrist


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    • Describe components involved in a comprehensive evaluation of the wrist
    • Describe the relevance for the use of injection in diagnosing wrist pathologies
    • Name the 5 zones of the wrist and list important structures within each zone
    • Become familiar with conditions that may effect each of the 5 zones of the wrist
    • Outline steps involved in performing the grind test
    • Describe  various tests for assessing scaphoid instability
    • Describe tests for assessing the TFCC and ulnar sided instability
    (This course has the same content as Hand Therapy 132 only the delivery format is different. Do not take this course if you have already taken Hand Therapy 132)


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    Hand Therapy 116

    Clinical Examination of the Elbow


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    • Describe components involved in a comprehensive evaluation of the elbow
    • Outline components involved in the physical exam of the elbow
    • Describe conditions that effect the medial side of the elbow
    • Describe conditions that effect the lateral side of the elbow
    • Describe tests for assessing conditions that effect the elbow


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    Hand Therapy 117

    Diagnostic Imaging of the Upper Extremity


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    • Become familiar with techniques used for diagnostic imaging of the upper extremity
    • Describe and differentiate imaging techniques used to evaluate the UE
    • Describe the technique of various imaging methods such as bone scintigraphy, tomography, arteriography, MRI and more
    • List 3 complications that may result from the use of arteriography
    • Describe the indications for the use of each imaging technique
    • Outline and describe clinical applications and the use of each diagnostic imaging technique


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    Hand Therapy 118

    Therapeutic Management of Dupuytren's Disease


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    • Become familiar witih postoperative rehab techniques following surgery for Dupuytren's
    • Describe care of the patient with Dupuytren's disease during the first 2 weeks following surgery
    • Describe post operative management of the patient with Dupuytren's during the 2nd and 3rd week
    • Describe post operative management of the patient with Dupuytren's during week 4-6
    • List and describe complications that may occur with surgery for Dupuytren's
    • Outline grading systems used to evaluate flare-up following surgery


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    Hand Therapy 119

    Dupuytren's Disease: Surgical Management


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    • List 4 indications for the surgical intervention of Dupuytren's disease
    • Describe the presenting symptoms of Dupuytren's disease
    • Outline the pathoanatomy and the structures involved in Dupuytren's disease
    • List 4 types of surgery commonly used for the treatment of Dupuytren's disease
    • Review various studiesand results involving the use of collagenase
    • List and describe complications commonly seen in Dupuytren's disease
    • Become familiar with post operative management of hand therapy following Dupuytrens surgery


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    Hand Therapy 120

    Fractures: General Principles of Surgical Management


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    • Describe the history, physical exam and radiographic assessement performed for each patient with a fracture
    • List 5 goals of fracture management
    • Outline, describe and differentiate fracture classification systems
    • Evaluate and describe various choices for fracture fixation including the use of external fixators, Kirschner wires, screws and plates
    • Briefly describe the occurances of what happens during each stage of fracture healing
    • List and describe complications following surgery for fracture management


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    Hand Therapy 121

    Management of Hand and Wrist Tendinopathies


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    • Become familiar with the management of hand and wrist tendinopathies
    • Describe the pathology involved in stenosing tendovaginitis
    • List and describe 3 principles and interventions for managing tendinopathies
    • Outline the anatomy and pathomechanics involved in trigger finger
    • Describe the pathology, diagnosis and management of de Quervain's
    • Describe the anatomy and management of intersection syndrome
    • Become familiar with tenosynovitis associated with systemic disorders and infections


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    Hand Therapy 123

    Evolution of Basal Joint Arthroplasty and Technology in Hand Surgery, Thumb Basal Joint: Utilizing New Technology for the Treatment of a Common Problem


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    • Review treatment methods for CMC arthritis
    • Review the procedure of LRTI arthroplasty
    • Discuss hand therapy rehab protocol following LRTI procedure
    • Become familiar with technological advances and surgical devices being used to treat CMC arthritis
    • List 5 considerations for new technology for thumb CMC arthritis
    • Become familiar with the Arthrex Mini TightRope Suture Button Suspensionplasty procedure
    • Read a case study related to the Arthrex Mini TightRope Suture Button Suspensionplasty procedure
    • List 2 risks for the Arthrex Mini TightRope Suture Button Suspensionplasty procedure


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    Hand Therapy 124
    Current Uses of Botulinum Toxin A as an Adjunct to Hand Therapy Interventions of Hand Conditions

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    • Become familiar with the neurotoxin Botulinum A
    • Undertstand its current uses as an adjunct form of treatment in hand conditions
    • Review its role in the treatment of stroke and spasticity, focal dystonia, vasospastic disorders, Raynaud's and other conditions
    • Discuss its role in the use of pain syndromes
    • Outline the complications and risk of botox


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    Hand Therapy 125

    Advances in Nerve Transfer Surgery


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    • List 3 indications, principles and considerations for nerve transfers
    • Become familiar with nerve transfers for restoring function to the upper extremity
    • Review transfer techniques for isolated radial, median and ulnar nerve injuries


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    Hand Therapy 129

    Understanding Lateral Epicondylitis and Treatment Options


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    • Understand, identify and describe the significance of the lateral epicondyle and the common extensor tendon
    • Explain 3 causative factors that may lead to developing LE
    • Identify the main movements or activities that put someone at risk for LE
    • Describe the pathophysiology involved in LE
    • Describe 5 conservative treatment interventions for LE
    • Outline and describe post-operative rehab protocols following surgery and list 3 possible complications
    • Discuss what prolotherapy is, what it does, how it works and what the research says
    • State 2 indications for surgical intervention
    • Outline the basic principles of surgery and list 3 operative techniques
    • Discuss research findings and the efficacy of elbow surgery and the efficacy of treatment techniques

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    Hand Therapy 129 - 130
    Common Conditions of the Elbow

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    Hour 1 - 2

    • Understand, identify and describe the significance of the lateral epicondyle and the common extensor tendon
    • Explain 3 causative factors that may lead to developing LE
    • Identify the main movements or activities that put someone at risk for LE
    • Describe the pathophysiology involved in LE
    • Describe 5 conservative treatment interventions for LE
    • Outline and describe post-operative rehab protocols following surgery and list 3 possible complications
    • Discuss what prolotherapy is, what it does, how it works and what the research says
    • State 2 indications for surgical intervention
    • Outline the basic principles of surgery and list 3 operative techniques
    • Discuss research findings and the efficacy of elbow surgery and the efficacy of treatment techniques

    Hour 3

    • Describe the 3 joints that make up the elbow and explain static and dynamic forces that stabilize the elbow
    • Define the boundaries of the cubital tunnel and explain the route of the ulnar nerve as it travels around the elbow
    • List and describe the phases involved in throwing and how this activity places stress on the medial aspect of the elbow
    • List and describe 5 conditions that produce medial-sided elbow pain including presenting signs and symptoms and how each condition is diagnosed
    • Consider differential diagnosis and list 2 conditions that result in anterior, posterior and lateral elbow pain


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    Hand Therapy 130

    Common Causes for Medial-Sided Elbow Pain


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    • Describe the 3 joints that make up the elbow and explain static and dynamic forces that stabilize the elbow
    • Define the boundaries of the cubital tunnel and explain the route of the ulnar nerve as it travels around the elbow
    • List and describe the phases involved in throwing and how this activity places stress on the medial aspect of the elbow
    • List and describe 5 conditions that produce medial-sided elbow pain including presenting signs and symptoms and how each condition is diagnosed
    • Consider differential diagnosis and list 2 conditions that result in anterior, posterior and lateral elbow pain


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    Hand Therapy 131
    Understanding Dupuytren's Disease: Treatment Options and More

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    • Discuss the history DD and how this condition got its name
    • List 5 common risk factors for developing DD
    • Describe the epidemiology of DD
    • Describe 2 common signs and symptoms of DD including which digits are most commonly involved and which digits are generally spared
    • Examine and describe the normal anatomy and the significance of the palmar aponeurosis
    • Describe the pathogenesis of DD including defining and differentiating between the 3 stage of the disease: proliferative, involutional, residual
    • Outline common steps involved in making a diagnosis of DD
    • List and describe 3 conservative treatment interventions including the advantages of each
    • Describe the role of hand therapy in the treatment of DD
    • List 5 possible complications following surgery


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    Hand Therapy 132
    Clinical Examination of the Wrist

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    • Identify 3 key components to a through wrist examination
    • List the 3 dorsal zones of the wrist and describe 3 important anatomic structures located within each zone
    • List the 2 volar zones of the wrist and describe 3 important anatomic structures located within each zone
    • Name the 6 extensor compartments of the wrist and list the tendons located within each compartment
    • Describe 3 clinical syndromes that effect the extensor tendons
    • List and describe 3 clinical syndromes that effect each dorsal zone of the wrist
    • List and describe 3 clinical syndromes that effect each volar zone of the wrist
    • Describe 1 test used to assess scaphoid instability
    • Explain the significance of the Allen’s test
    • List and describe 2 tests used to identify Median Nerve compression
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    Hand Therapy 133
    Therapist's Management of Distal Radius Fractures and CTS after DRF

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    • Identify and describe 5 examination components used for evaluating a pt after DRF
    • List and describe 4 factors that can influence the progression of therapy with a pt after DFR
    • Outline and describe the 3 phases of therapy (early, motion/mobilization, function/strength phase)
    • Describe 3 interventions to increase motion of the joints, tendons and intrinsic muscles of a pt after DRF
    • Outline and describe the function and strength phase of rehabilitation
    • List 2 key points for a HEP Identify and describe 3 common complications after DRF


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    Hand Therapy 134
    Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Wrist

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    • Describe the bony anatomy of the carpus and identify the 8 individual bones of the wrist
    • Locate and identify the joints that make up the wrist including the radiocarpal and midcarpal joints
    • List and identify 5 ligaments that play a role in stabilizing the carpus
    • Discuss the vascular anatomy of the carpus and list 2 sources of blood supply
    • Examine and explain the kinematics of the wrist and describe the significance of individual movement of the carpal bones
    • Discuss the kinetics of the carpus and explain how force is transmitted through the distal radius and ulna


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    Hand Therapy 135
    About Scaphoid Fractures

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    Part I: Diagnosis and Management of Acute Scaphoid Fractures
    • Describe the mechanism of injury for a scaphoid fracture
    • Describe 3 methods for diagnosing a scaphoid fracture
    • List and describe 2 conservative methods of treatment
    • List and describe 2 surgical methods of treatment
    Part II: Imaging for Acute and Chronic Scaphoid Fractures
    • List 3 reasons why an accurate diagnosis of scaphoid fracture is important
    • Describe the traditional use of radiography in the treatment of scaphoid fractures including the significance and timing of follow-up radiographs
    • List 2 advantages and disadvantages for the use of MRI
    • Describe the best imaging device for the detection and assessment of chronic scaphoid fractures
    • Discuss the use of 3-D imaging and list 3 advantages of bone modeling
    Part III: Arthroscopic Management of Scaphoid Nonunion
    • Discuss the principles of surgical treatment of scaphoid nonunion
    • Describe the rationale of arthroscopic bone grafting
    • Describe how arthroscopic bone grafting promotes scaphoid union
    • List 2 contraindications for the use of arthroscopic bone grafting
    • Describe 2 different surgical techniques for the use of scaphoid fractures


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    Hand Therapy 137
    Complications of Hand Infections

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    • Outline and describe 2 risk factors that predispose patients to the development of complications during the treatment of hand infections 
    • State and describe where infection can affect the hand
    • Explain how immunosuppressive medications can affect hand infections
    • Discuss how delayed presentation effects hand infections 
    • Describe complications such as osteomyelitis, stiffness, and soft tissue defects


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    Hand Therapy 138
    Hand Infections Associated with Systemic Conditions

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    • Examine the diagnosis of HIV and explain how it compromises the immune system
    • Describe the diagnoses of herpetic whitlow, human papillomavirus (HPV) and fungal infections
    • Examine the condition of diabetes including diagnosis, presentation, treatment and discuss why people with diabetes are at an increased risk for hand infections
    • Describe necrotizing fasciitis and it’s treatment
    • Examine the diagnoses of rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis and transplant patients and describe why these people are at increased risk for hand infection


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Hand Therapy 141
    Biomechanical Factors in the Stability of the Forearm

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    • Describe biomechanical factors that influence the stability of the forearm
    • Examine the structure and function of the forearm 
    • Describe injuries of the PRUJ Describe injuries of the DRUJ 
    • Describe injuries of the Central Band 
    • Describe injuries associated with attrition of the central band


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Hand Therapy 142
    Acute Distal Radioulnar Joint Instability: Evaluation and Treatment

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    • Outline and describe the anatomy of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) and list primary and secondary stabilizers of the joint 
    • Differentiate simple vs complex DRUJ dislocations 
    • Explore TFCC injuries and describe Palmer’s classification of injuries 
    • Examine clinical and radiographic methods for diagnosing DRUJ instability 
    • Describe Galeazzi and Essex-Lopresti and how they effect the stability of the DRUJ


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Hand Therapy 143
    Elbow Instability: Evaluation and Treatment

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    • Describe the anatomic components and primary stabilizers of the elbow
    • Describe the mechanism of injury for elbow dislocations
    • List and describe 3 treatment considerations for elbow dislocations in the acute setting
    • Examine and describe “Terrible Triad” injuries and discuss how they occur
    • Outline 3 mechanisms that contribute to chronic instability of the elbow due to ligamentous inefficiency


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Hand Therapy 144
    Elbow Fracture-Dislocations Determining Treatment Strategies

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    • Outline and describe the three main patterns of elbow-fracture dislocation 
    • Describe 3 important components of a work-up for elbow-fracture dislocations seen in the emergency room 
    • Outline and describe 5 fixation techniques for elbow-fracture dislocation 
    • Recite 3 main principles related to aftercare and rehabilitation 
    • Examine various complications that occur following elbow-fracture dislocations


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Hand Therapy 145
    Elbow injuries and Treatment

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    Part I - Ulnar Collateral Ligament Evaluation and Diagnostics

    • Describe the anatomy and biomechanics of the elbow joint
    • Describe pertinent components of an evaluation for a suspected UCL injury
    • Outline the specific steps and how to perform the milking test and the moving valgus stress test
    • Explore techniques used for imaging the thrower’s elbow
    • List and describe differential diagnosis for the overhead throwing athlete including differential diagnosis for Ulnar collateral Ligament (UCL) injury, flexor-pronator injury,  Valgus Extension Overload (VEO) /  Posteromedial impingement , Olecranon stress fracture, Ulnar nerve pathology



    Part II - Sprains, Strains, and Partial Tears of the Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament of the Elbow
    • Become familiar with examination and imaging techniques for athletes with medial sided elbow pain
    • Describe conservative treatment techniques for sprains and partial tears of the medial ulnar collateral ligament (MUCL)
    • List 2 indications and 2 contraindications for surgical repair of the MUCL
    • Explore the surgical technique used to repair MUCL tears
    • Outline the postoperative protocol for therapy following surgical repair
    • List 3 potential complications following surgical intervention


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Hand Therapy 146
    Hand Infections Epidemiology and Public Health Burden

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    • Discuss the history of hand infections and list the “5 great spaces” of the hand as described by Dr. Allan Kanavel
    • Discuss the epidemiology of hand infections and describe 2 key points related to incidence, and economic impact
    • Describe the 2 most common bacteria responsible for common hand infections and become familiar with antibacterial resistance
    • Outline and describe 6 risk factors and comorbidities for developing hand infections, including diabetes, HIV, immunosuppression, IV drug use, occupation and region
    • Discuss 4 principles of diagnosis and rehabilitation of hand infections


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Hand Therapy 147
    Conditions and Injuries Affecting the Nerves Around the Elbow

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    • Describe and outline the anatomy of the Median nerve 
    • Describe and outline the anatomy of the Ulnar nerve
    • Describe and outline the anatomy of the Radial nerve 
    • List five most common sites for compression of the ulnar nerve around the elbow 
    • Outline and describe 3 conditions that effect each nerve: median, ulnar and radial
    • Identify common sites of compression of the median and radial nerves


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Hand Therapy 148
    Scaphoid fractures in athletes

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      •Describe the mechanism of injury for how scaphoid fractures occur
      •Outline the presentation and diagnosis for confirming a scaphoid fracture
      •Summarize the classification system and process for classifying a scaphoid fracture
      •Outline and examine treatment options for the treatment of scaphoid fractures
      •Describe the process for determining when its appropriate for return to sport and activity


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Hand Therapy 149
    Instability in the Setting of Distal Radius Fractures

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    • Describe normal anatomy and function of the distal radioulnar joint (DRJ) 
    • Outline and describe pathology of the (DRJ) 
    • Summarize 3 key components of an evaluation of the (DRJ) 
    • Examine and describe Triangular Fibrocartilage Tears (TFCC) 
    • Outline key treatment interventions for acute distal radius fractures, ulna styloid fractures, and chronic distal radius malunion


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Hippotherapy 101

    Know Your Pelvis: Anatomy of the Pelvis with Interactive Dissection


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    • Describe the bones that make up the pelvis
    • List 3 ligaments that stabilize the pelvis
    • List 3 functions of the pelvis
    • Differentiate the boundaries of the greater pelvis from the lesser pelvis
    • List and describe 3 muscles that have attachments withiin the pelvis
    • List and describe 5 muscles that have attachments to the pelvis
    • List 5 differences between the male and female pelvis
    • List and describe the nerve and blood supply to the pelvis
    • Describe 4 motions that occur at the pelvis
    • Examine bony and soft tissue anatomy of the pelvis using interactive dissection


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Hippotherapy 102

    Core Anatomy: Anatomy of the Core with Interactive Dissection


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    • Identify the superior, inferior, anterior and posterior boundaries of the core
    • List 4 important functions of the core
    • Outline and describe bony structures, joint articulations, nerve and blood supply and significant landmarks within the core
    • Describe and demonstrate 4 movements of the core and list the primary muscle that is involved in creating that action
    • Define and differentiate core stability vs. core strength
    • Define and differentiate proprioception vs. kinesthesia
    • List 10 muscles of the core and discuss their origin, insertions, actions and innervations
    • Locate and examine 5 deep muscles of the core using interactive dissection
    • Locate and examine 5 superficial muscles of the core using interactive dissection


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Hippotherapy 103

    Anatomy of the Shoulder Complex with Interactive Dissection


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    • List and describe the 3 bones that make up the shoulder complex
    • Describe the significance of the clavicle
    • Describe the 4 joints that make up the shoulder complex and demonstrate the movements that occur at each joint
    • Describe the supporting structures of the glenohumeral joint and differentiate between primary and secondary stabilizers
    • List and describe the muscles that make up the rotator cuff
    • Explain the scapulohumeral rhythm Explain the function and anatomy of the brachial plexus
    • Locate and examine the bones and articulations of the shoulder complex using interactive dissection
    • Locate and examine 10 muscles of the shoulder complex using interactive dissection and describe their origin, insertion, action and innervation
    • Locate and examine the parts of the brachial plexus using interactive dissection


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    IASTM 201 - 203

    Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations to the Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity and the Spine


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    Hour 1

    • List 3 factors which impact the mechanical properties of fascia
    • Recall 3 important functions of fascia
    • Cite 3 negative biological effects of fibrosis
    • Describe 3 proposed neurophysiological effects of IASTM
    • Itemize three biological effects of IASTM

    Hour 2

    • Cite 8 indications for using IASTM for upper/lower quarter musculoskeletal conditions
    • Provide 8 indications for using IASTM for upper/lower quarter musculoskeletal conditions
    • Enumerate 8 indications for using IASTM for upper/lower quarter musculoskeletal conditions
    • when using IASTM for musculoskeletal disorders.
    • List 2 features of IASTM tools and the effect that these features have on the treatment effect (tissue penetration)
    • Summarize 5 IASTM basic stroke techniques
    • Apply IASTM techniques for over 30 common upper quarter musculoskeletal conditions

    Hour 3

    • Outline 3 general purposes for using instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilizations (IASTM) for lower quarter musculoskeletal disorders.
    • Recall 3 clinical indications for using IASTM to the hip
    • State 3 clinical indications for providing IASTM to the lumbar spine
    • Present 3 clinical indications for using IASTM for knee-related musculoskeletal disorders
    • Itemize 3 clinical conditions of the lower leg and foot for which IASTM would be appropriate

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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    Implicit Bias
    The Connection of Implicit Bias: Barriers to Care and Disparities in Access to and the Delivery of Health Care

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    • Define the concepts of implicit bias and equitable access to health care
    • Describe historical factors impacting trust in the medical system
    • Recognize and understand the impact of implicit bias on perception, judgment, and actions that may result in inequitable decision making, failure to effectively communicate, and barriers or disparities in access to and the delivery of health care services
    • Identify appropriate methods of addressing implicit bias
    • Identify strategies to ensure that healthcare providesr are enhancing access to care and reducing disparities in the access to and delivery of healthcare services (e.g., understanding differences in needs of diverse population, establishing diversity and inclusion initiatives, and working to enhance personal cultural sensitivity)

    This course is being offered in partnership with OnlineCE.com, ChiroCredit.com, and PharmCon; divisions of Knowfully Learning Group

    Jeanine Abrons, PharmD, MS

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    Infectious Disease 101
    Evidence Based Decontamination for Manual Providers

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    • Define the terminology of decontamination, disinfection and sterilization in a clinical setting.
    • Explain the basis of universal precautions and its implementation
    • Discuss the latest research and evidence for risk of treatment table contamination in chiropractic and manual therapy offices.
    • Learn the recommended evidence based disinfection methods of clinician hands, tables and equipment for manual providers.
    • Identify the Spaulding Classification System for disinfection and sterilization of patient care items and equipment.


    Brett Kinsler, DC

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    Infectious Disease 102

    Hepatitis C: A New Era


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    • Examine and describe key characteristics related to the pathophysiology of Hepatitis C including those related to transmission, acute and chronic phase
    • List and examine 3 key steps to diagnosing Hepatitis C
    • Compare and contrast 2 ways for staging fibrosis seen in Hepatitis C
    • Examine and describe 2 clinical manifestations seen in Hepatitis C
    • Examine and describe pharmacologic vs. nonpharmacologic therapies seen in Hepatitis C

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Kinesiology 101

    Kinesiology of the Shoulder Complex


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    • Describe the osteology and osteologic features of the shoulder complex
    • Describe the 4 joints within the shoulder complex and their associated features
    • List 6 kinematic principles of the shoulder complex
    • Describe the brachial plexus and innervation of muscles and joints of the shoulder complex
    • Summarize the function of the rotator cuff muscles and stabilizing tissues of the structures of the shoulder complex
    • Discuss why the glenoid labrum is so vulnerable to injury
    • Describe the vulnerability of the supraspinatus tendon


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Kinesiology 102
    Kinesiology of the Elbow and Forearm

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    • Discuss osteology and arthrology of the elbow and forearm
    • Describe kinematics of the elbow joint and forearm
    • Compare and contrast muscle and joint interactions
    • Outline and describe the path of innervation of the brachial plexus
    • Discuss sensory innervation of the joints
    • Summarize muscle actions that act on the elbow
    • Summarize muscle actions that act on the forearm


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Kinesiology 103

    Kinesiology of the Wrist


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    • Identify carpal bones and osteologic features of the bones of the wrist
    • Discuss joint structures and ligaments of the wrist
    • Describe the kinematics of wrist motion
    • Define carpal instability
    • Compare and contrast muscle and joint interactions of the wrist
    • Outline functional innervations of the wrist
    • Discuss the function of muscles of the wrist


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Kinesiology 104

    Kinesiology of the Hand


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    • Identify bones and osteologic features of the hand
    • Discuss joint structures and ligaments of the hand
    • Describe the kinematics of the hand
    • Define and differentiate extrinsic and intrinsic muscles of the hand
    • Compare and contrast muscle and joint interactions of the hand
    • Outline sensory innervations of the hand
    • List joint deformities caused by rheumatoid arthritis


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Lymphology 101

    Lipedema


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    • Recite the definition of lipedema and list 5 signs and symptoms
    • Describe the pathophysiology and pathology associated with lipedema
    • List 5 complications and combinations with other diseases
    • Explain the prognosis for patients with lipedema
    • Differentiate between the diagnosis of lipedema and and common differential diagnosis
    • Become familiar with the role of therapy for patients with lipedema


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Lymphology 102

    Generalized Edemas in Women


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    • Define and differentiate cyclic-idiopathic, idiopathic-orthostatic and idiopathic edema syndromes
    • Define and describe edema syndromes independent of the menstrual cycle
    • Describe 3 generalized edemas caused by abuse of diuretics and or laxatives
    • Become familiar and list the components of rehabilitation with generalized edemas
    • Describe the physiological edema that occurs during pregnancy


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Lymphology 103

    Decongestive Kinesiotherapy, Respiratory Therapy, Physiotherapy and Other PT Techniques


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    • Recite the basic principles of Decongestive Kinesiotherapy and Respiratory Therapy
    • Describe the functional rehab of pts with lymphedema
    • Recall 3 effects of radiation
    • Describe the chronic effects of radiation
    • Compare and contrast principles of manual lymph drainage
    • Describe the treatment of radiation-induced fibrosis
    • Become familiar with compression therapy with radiation induced plexopathy


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Lymphology 105

    Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) and Venous-Lymphostatic Insufficiency (VLI)


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    • Recall the physiology with venous hemodynamics of the leg
    • Recite the pathophysiology of venous hemodynamics in CVI
    • Describe post-thrombotic syndrome and understand treatment, pathophysiology and clinical stages
    • Become familiar with suprafascial CVI
    • Compare and contrast the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of CVI
    • List 5 methods of prevention for CVI and VLI
    • Describe components of complete decongesitive therapy and drug therapy used with CVI and VLI


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Lymphology 106

    Radiological Diagnostic Procedures in Edema of the Extremities


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    • Become familiar with soft tissue x-rays
    • Compare and contrast cross-section imaging including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound
    • Differentiate between the use of direct and indirect lymphography
    • Describe radiological diagnostics using radioisotopes including lymphoscintigraphy and isotope lymphography
    • Describe the respective value of each of the imaging procedures


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Management of Common Sports Injuries

    Dealing with Common Sports Injuries


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    • Recognize pathology associated with common sports injuries
    • Outline the mechanism of injury for various hand injuries
    • Recognize treatment interventions for upper extremity injuries

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Medical Errors 101
    Avoiding Medical Errors

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    • List some of the most common medical errors reported in the US health care system
    • List the three major systems that the President of the US in 2000 mentioned in his speech regarding errors in the health care system and discuss ways these tools could help decrease errors in our health care system
    • Name a few organizations that collect data from health organizations to help analyze medical errors to help correct on a state level, and a national level
    • Discuss the Evidence Based Practice and converse why this is an important concept in preventing medical errors
    • Name the industry that is the template for a medical error system that works on each level of the structure, denying individual blame
    • List some concepts in quality improvement that AHRQ and other organizations are working on to decrease Medical errors


    Virginia Norris-Schafer, DC, MD

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    Medical Errors 202a

    Definitions, Concepts, Scope of the Problem and Types of Errors


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    • Define Medical Error
    • Discuss Medical Errors in the Context of Other Types of Error
    • Illustrate the Scope of the Medical Error Problem
    • List Serious Reportable Medical Events
    • Define Key Events in the Field of Patient Safety
    • Review the Epidemiology of Medical Error
    • Describe the Taxonomy of Medical Error
    • Identify commonly misdiagnosed conditions
    • Identify populations of special vulnerability
    • Review Types of Medical Errors
    • Discuss Falls and Teamwork/Communication Errors and how to prevent them


    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    Medical Errors 202b

    Types of Medical Errors, Risk Factors and Prevention


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    • Summarize the following types of medical errors:
      1. medication errors
      2. handoff errors
      3. diagnostic errors
      4. healthcare acquired infections
      5. device associated infections
    • List factors that increase the risk of the above medical errors
    • Describe strategies to prevent the above medical errors

    • Recommend taking Medical Errors 202a prior to taking this course

    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    Neuroanatomy Review Related to Upper Extremity Function

    Neuroanatomy of the UE


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    • Locate major divisions and structures of the CNS
    • Name functions of CNS structures, and their integration with other structures
    • Identify effects of CNS dysfunction on upper extremity function, behavior and occupational performance

    Sue Ordinetz, MEd, MS, OT

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    Neurology UE 101

    Neuroanatomy


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    • Differentiate between the central and peripheral nervous systems
    • Identify significant structures within the nervous system
    • List and describe 5 primary functions of structures within the nervous system
    • Describe the vascular supply to the brain
    • Discuss components of the cervical, brachial, and lumbosacral plexuses


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 102

    Motor Control and Learning


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    • Define motor control and motor learning
    • Outline and examine the relationship among motor control, motor learning, and motor development
    • Distinguish between the hierarchic and systems models of motor control
    • Explain the development of postural control and balance
    • Describe the role of experience and feedback in motor control and motor learning
    • Relate motor control and motor learning theories to therapeutic intervention


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 103

    Motor Development


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    • Define the life span concept of development
    • Compare and contrast the relationship of cognition and motivation to motor development
    • Identify important motor accomplishments of the first 3 years of life
    • Describe the acquisition and refinement of fundamental movement patterns during childhood
    • Explain age-related changes in functional movement patterns across the life span
    • Differentiate how age-related systems changes affect posture, balance, and gait in older adults


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 104

    Positioning and Handling to Foster Motor Function


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    • Examine and describe the importance of using positioning and handling as interventions when treating children with neurologic deficits
    • Describe the use of positioning and handling as interventions to improve function in children with neurologic deficits
    • List handling tips that can be used when treating children with neurologic deficits
    • Explain transitional movements used in treating children with neurologic deficits
    • Identify the goals for use of adaptive equipment with children who have neurologic deficits


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 105

    Cerebral Palsy


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    • Describe and outline the incidence, etiology, and classification of cerebral palsy (CP)
    • Describe the clinical manifestations and associated deficits seen in children with CP throughout the life span
    • Explain the physical therapy management of children with CP throughout the life span
    • Discuss the medical and surgical management of children with CP
    • Articulate the role of the physical therapist assistant in the treatment of children with CP
    • Recognize the importance of functional training throughout the life span of a child with CP


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 106

    Myelomeningocele


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    • Examine the incidence, etiology, and clinical manifestations of myelomeningocele
    • Describe common complications seen in children with myelomeningocele
    • Differentiate the medical and surgical management of children with myelomeningocele
    • Articulate the role of the therapist assistant in the treatment of children with myelomeningocele
    • Explain appropriate interventions for children with myelomeningocele
    • Recognize the importance of functional training throughout the life span of a child with myelomeningocele


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 107

    Genetic Disorders


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    • Describe different modes of genetic transmission
    • Discuss the incidence, etiology, and clinical manifestations of specific genetic disorders
    • Outline and describe the medical and surgical management of children with genetic disorders
    • Articulate the role of the therapy assistant in the management of children with genetic disorders
    • Identify appropriate therapy interventions used with children with genetic disorders
    • Recognize the importance of functional training throughout the life span of a child with a genetic disorder


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 108

    Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation


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    • State the philosophy of PDF
    • List the PNF patterns for the extremities and trunk
    • Describe applications of extremity and trunk patterns in neurorehabilitation
    • Explain the use of PNF patterns and techniques within postures of the developmental sequence
    • Identify which PNF techniques are most appropriate to promote the different stages of motor control
    • Describe the rationale for using the PNF approach in neurorehabilitation
    • Discuss the motor learning strategies used in PNF


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 109

    Cerebrovascular Accidents


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    • Describethe etiology and clinical manifestations of stroke
    • Identify common complications seen in patients who have sustained CVAs
    • Explain the role of the therapy assistant in the treatment of patients with stroke
    • Describe appropriate treatment interventions for patients who have experienced strokes
    • Recognize the importance of functional training for patients who have had strokes


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 110

    Traumatic Brain Injury


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    • Identify causes and mechanisms of TBI
    • List secondary complications associated with TBI
    • Explain specific treatment interventions to facilitate functional movement
    • Discuss strategies that will improve cognitive deficits


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 111

    Other Neurologic Disorders


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    • Describe the incidence, etiology, and clinical manifestations of Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and postpolio syndrome
    • Examine the typical medical and surgical management of persons with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and postpolio syndrome
    • Identify specific treatment interventions relative to the stage/degree of progression and level of impairment or functional limitations of persons with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and postpolio syndrome
    • Discuss strategies for patient and family education to address functional limitations of individuals with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and postpolio syndrome


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 112

    Traditional Sensorimotor Approach to Intervention


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    • Trace the flow of information in the central and peripheral nervous systems that leads to purposeful movement
    • Define the sensorimotor system, its locus in the brain, and its function during motor performance
    • List the structures that constitute the higher, middle, and lower levels of the central nervous system components for movement
    • Name the four traditional sensorimotor approaches to intervention and the theorist responsible for each
    • Name the two models of motor control that form the basis for the sensorimotor approaches to treatment
    • Briefly describe each of the four traditional sensorimotor approaches to intervention; compare and contrast their similarities and their differences
    • Define proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and how this approach facilitates adaptive responses that are performed in daily occupations
    • Outline and describe the principles of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and how to apply them to enhance client performance
    • Describe the influence of sensory input on motor learning
    • Use the proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation evaluation to determine factors limiting clients ’ participation in their occupation
    • Identify theoretic foundations of neurodevelopmental treatment, as well as current principles of evaluation and intervention
    • Identify management strategies associated with neurodevelopmental treatment intervention and treatment techniques
    • Integrate neurodevelopmental treatment within an occupation-centered and client-centered approach to evaluation and intervention
    • Discuss the relationship between evidence-based practice and neurodevelopmental treatment, and discuss types of evidence available to support the use of neurodevelopmental treatment in occupational therapy


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 113

    Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System


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    •  Describe the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    • Describe the diff erences between familial and sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    • Describe the role of the occupational therapist for a client with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    • Describe the three subtypes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    • Identify the symptoms and incidence of Alzheimer's disease
    • Describe the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease
    • Describe the overall model of medical management of Alzheimer ’ s disease used by primary care providers and other health professionals
    • Describe an approach to evaluation used by occupational therapists
    • Identify stages of disease progression and general methods of treatment interventions associated with stages of dementia
    • Describe the course and stages of Huntington’s disease
    • Identify current research regarding the etiology of the disease
    • Describe the medical management of Huntington’s disease
    • Describe the purpose of occupational therapy for a client with Huntington's disease
    • Describe the three typical forms of multiple sclerosis
    • Describe current research regarding the etiology of the disease
    • Describe the symptoms of multiple sclerosis
    • Describe complications that may occur as a result of the disease
    • Describe the role of the occupational therapist for a person with multiple sclerosis
    • Describe the course and stages of Parkinson’s disease
    • Identify current research on the etiology of the disease
    • Describe the medical management of Parkinson’s disease
    • Describe the role of the occupational therapist for a client with Parkinson’s disease


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 114

    Interventions for Clients with Movement Limitations


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    • Appreciate the complexity of motor responses, and discuss methods used to influence body systems and their effects on functional behaviors.
    • Outline the differences in recovery related to healing, compensation, substitution, habituation, and adaptation.
    • Analyze the similarities and differences among impairment training of specific body systems, functional training, augmented feedback training, and learning-based sensorimotor retraining.
    • Select appropriate intervention strategies to optimize desired outcomes.
    •  Analyze variables that may both positively and negatively affect complex motor responses and a patient’s ability to participate in functional activities.
    •  Identify procedures and sequences required to attain the most successful therapeutic outcome that best meets the needs and goals of the client and the family.
    • Consider the contribution of the client, the client’s support systems, research evidence,neurophysiology, and the best practice standards available to optimize outcomes.


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 115

    Movement Dysfunction Associated with Hemiplegia


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    •  Identify the various types of neurovascular disease.
    •  Identify the atypical patterns of movement in clients with residual hemiplegia.
    •  Identify significant primary and secondary body systemimpairments that interfere with functional movement patterns and limit ability to participate.
    • Describe a reeducation intervention strategy for improving functional movement in clients who have had a stroke.

       



    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 116

    Aging, Dementia and Disorders of Cognition


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    •  Define the basic terminology and discuss the prevalence of cognitive disturbances seen in older persons.
    • Describe normative changes in brain function with normal aging and their relevance to the diagnoses of delirium and dementias.
    • Discuss how symptoms are altered with normal aging for an individual.
    •  Describe normal sensory changes with aging and how they alter a person’s overall ability to adapt to stress.
    • Describe how, and for what type of patient, to use the Mini-Mental State Examination as a part of the physical or occupational therapy examination.
    • Describe common sensory changes with dementia and implications for adapting PT or OT evaluation and intervention.
    • Discuss common changes in learning styles with aging and implications for adaptingPT or OTintervention to enhance patients’ ability to perform at their highest functional level.
    • Describe how environmental design and ergonomics can enhance patient performance in activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living.
    • Describe a strategy to evaluate a patient’s emotional capacity to participate in a learning task and its clinical relevance to both OT and PT outcomes.
    • Describe criteria for delirium and reversible dementia and sample strategies for modifying evaluation and treatment procedures.
    • Discuss symptoms and disease progression in irreversible dementia.
    • Discuss the therapist’s role on the treatment team in educating key caregivers and support personnel and sample training strategies.
    • Discuss treatment skills that are helpful in working with persons who have irreversible dementia.
    • Describe research activities and new findings that affect physical evaluation and treatment of the patient with dementia or delirium.


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Neurology UE 122
    Peripheral Nerve Injuries of the Upper Extremity

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    • Explain classification of nerve injuries of the UE
    • Describe 3 motor and 3 sensory symptoms of PNI of the UE
    • Describe 3 diagnostic criteria for PNI of the UE
    • List 5 differential diagnosis for PNI of the UE
    • List 5 rehab goals for PNI of the UE
    • Briefly outline conservative treatment involved with different types of PNI of the UE


    Riddhi Patel, PT

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    Oncology Rehab 101

    Breast Cancer Recovery: Rehabilitation After Breast Cancer


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    • Describe and list local and systemic treatments for breast cancer
    • Discuss physical and psychosocial implications of breast cancer treatment
    • Outline and describe the process of evaluation for individuals with breast cancer
    • Create appropriate rehabilitative goals for individuals with breast cancer
    • Design an appropriate rehabilitative session for breast cancer patients


    Naomi Aaronson, MA, OTR/L, CHT

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    OT Analysis and Group Process 101

    Occupational Analysis and Group Process


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    • Describe how the occupational therapy practice framework (OTPF) may structure activity analysis for intervention
    • Define terms from the OTPF as they are used in activity analysis
    • Describe the stages of groups Identify the types of groups
    • Differentiate between occupation, task, and activity Discuss the basic concepts of group process and acuity analysis


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    OT Analysis and Group Process 102

    Activity Analysis


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    • Describe the process of activity analysis
    • Describe the process of activity configuration and activity synthesis
    • Discuss the process of activity match
    • Differentiate between occupation, activity, and tasks
    • Compare and contrast a variety of activity analyses
    • Discuss how Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) theory helps practitioners conduct activity analyses
    • Identify a variety of therapeutic media and how they are used in practice
    • Identify ways to “grade” and adapt activities


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    OT Analysis and Group Process 103

    Interpersonal Relationships and Communication


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    • Identify components of communication
    • Define groups and components of group structure
    • Identify and give examples of different group models
    • Identify the stages of group development
    • Discuss methods of establishing rapport within a group
    • Explain how to plan and lead an effective occupational therapy group

       



    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    OT Practice Guidelines 101

    OT Practice Framework: Domain and Process


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    • Define the domains of OT practice
    • Outline the OT process
    • Analyze activities in terms of areas of performance, performance skills, performance patterns, and client factors
    • Provide examples of how contexts impact occupations
    • Describe intervention approaches


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    OT Practice Guidelines 102

    OT Practitioner: Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships


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    • Identify the different roles an OT practitioner
    • Describe 3 levels of performance for OT practitioners
    • Discuss minimum responsibilities of the OT and the OTA in service delivery as described in the Standards of Practice
    • Outlilne and describe the levels of supervision and parameters that affect these levels
    • Identify practices that contribute to successful supervisory relationships
    • Describe the different types of teams in health care and recognize the importance of interdisciplinary teams
    • Describe tools that can be used to maintain and document continuing competency


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    OT Practice Guidelines 103

    Service Management Functions


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    • Explain the various service management functions
    • Identify factors leading to a safe and efficient clinical environment
    • Describe how the spread of infection is prevented in the workplace
    • Explain the factors taken into consideration for scheduling staff appointments
    • Define 3 categories of funding sources that reimburse for OT services
    • Recognize the importance of program planning and evaluation as service management functions
    • Describe and understand documentation that occurs at various stages in the OT process, and identify the fundamental elements in a client
    • Describe the integration of professional development and research into practice


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    OT Practice Guidelines 104

    Clinical Reasoning


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    • Explain the nature of clinical reasoning
    • Outline and describe the 3 elements of clinical reasoning
    • Describe the thought processes and strategies of clinical reasoning used by OT practitioners
    • Compare the clinical reasoning skills of the novice vs. the expert
    • Identify 3 ways the OT practitioner can develop clinical reasoning skills


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    OT Practice Guidelines 105

    Practicing Legally and Ethically


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    • Define and discuss the purpose of a code of ethics
    • Identify the seven principles in the OT Code of Ethics
    • Describe the function of the Ethics Commission
    • Outline the steps to ethical decision-making
    • Distinguish between ethical and legal behavior
    • Explain the purpose and implementation of state laws regulating OT
    • Describe the disciplinary processes developed by state regulatory boards and the professional association
    • Discuss the similarities and differences of morals, ethics, and laws and their connection to the practice of OT


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    OT Practice Guidelines 106

    Models of Practice and Frames of Reference


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    • Define theory, model of practice (MOP), and frame of reference (FOR)
    • Discuss the importance of using a model of practice and frame of reference
    • Analyze and report 3 reasons how research supports practice
    • Identify the components of a frame of reference
    • Summarize selected OT models of practice
    • Identify the principles guiding selected frames of reference


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pain 104

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain Management


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    • Extrapolate the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMS) for Pain Management as it pertains to prevalence of use, safety and cost
    • Discuss the Epidemiology of Pain
    • Assess pain in patients
    • Classify pain by extrapolating the physiology and biochemistry of pain
    • Compare the sensation, attention and behavioral aspects of pain
    • Recognize the anthroposophic concepts of pain
    • Summarize concepts of pain in spiritual healing, homeopathy, naturopathy, osteopathy and traditional Chinese medicine


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Pain 105

    Cancer: Pathology, Physical Activity, Nutrition, Massage Therapy and Acupuncture


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    • Outline the nature of and hallmarks of cancer
    • Summarize the relationship between physical activity and cancer
    • Summarize the relationship between nutrition and cancer
    • Summarize the relationship between massage therapy and cancer
    • Summarize the relationship between acupuncture and cancer
    • Summarize the relationship between manual therapy and cancer


    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    Pain 106

    Pain, Inflammation, Back Pain, Fibromyalgia and Peripheral Neuropathy


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    • Summarize the assessment and diagnosis of pain
    • List and describe 5 common causes of back pain and how to prevent injury
    • Outline the causes of fibromyalgia
    • Illustrate the mechanisms of inflammation and pain
    • Discuss the pain of peripheral neuropathy


    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    Pain 203
    Introduction to Pain and The Patient's Voice

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    • Identify key professionals and describe the various roles that each person on the interprofessional pain team plays
    • Understand the impact that chronic pain can have across varied life domains
    • Describe the link between the individual experience of pain and the social environment
    • Examine the association between healthcare provider-patient communication and health outcomes


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pain 204

    Neuroanatomy of the Nociceptive System and Neurophysiology of Pain


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    • Appreciate the different types of peripheral nociceptors and their associated axons
    • Describe the pathways involved in transmitting nociceptive information within the nervous system
    • Describe the organization of the dorsal horn and the termination patterns of afferent inputs
    • Examine the areas of the nervous system involved in the perception, integration and response to nociception
    • Become familiar with the neurophysiology underlying somatic and visceral pain
    • Outline and describe mechanisms of sensitization in the peripheral and central nervous system
    • Describe ways in which the brain controls nociceptive processing
    • Identify and describe brain structures involved in the perception of pain


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pain 205
    Assessing Pain

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    • Define and explain the difference between pain assessment and pain measurement
    • Describe the type of pain evaluation commonly used
    • Describe some of the most commonly used pain measurement tools
    • Become familiar with some consensus guidelines around pain assessment
    • Explore and discuss the impact which culture, ethnicity, religion and gender can have on pain assessment


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pain 206
    Neuropathic Pain and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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    • Describe the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying neuropathic pain and complex regional pain syndrome
    • Identify symptoms that alert the clinician to the possible presence of these conditions
    • Become familiar with current diagnostic criteria and their limitations
    • Describe a methodical approach to examination and treatment, based on current international evidence and guidelines


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pain 207

    Manual Therapy and Influence on Pain Perception


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    • Understand manual therapy in the context of biopsychosocial management of  musculoskeletal pain
    • Describe the effects of manual therapy on local tissue, spinal and supraspinal pain mechanisms
    • Describe the effects of pleasant touch on pain
    • Examine the effects of treatment-related pain on pain perception
    • Analyze the effects of manual therapy on motor control
    • Explain how manual therapy may be applied in practice


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pain 208

    Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)


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    • Discuss the use of TENS and acupuncture for pain management and list 5 indications and contraindications/risks.
    • Describe and analyze 2 principles underpinning various techniques of TENS and acupuncture
    • Describe the research supporting the analgesic mechanisms of action of TENS and acupuncture.
    • Summarize clinical research evidence on clinical effectiveness for TENS and acupuncture
    • Discuss why the clinical experience of outcome when using TENS and acupuncture sometimes differs from some of the clinical research findings.


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pathology 112

    The Breast


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    • Describe normal anatomy of the breast
    • List 5 factors of breast cancer
    • Explain the incidence of breast cancer and its impact on society
    • Explain the pathogenesis of fibrocystic changes and describe 3 histological changes
    • Describe the most common benign breast tumor including appearance, histological features and peak age of incidence


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Pathology 113

    The Skin


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    • Define and differentiate skin lesions such as macule, papule, vesicle, pustule, ulcer and scar
    • Describe skin lesions caused by mechanical trauma
    • Explain short term and long term effects of ultraviolet light on the skin
    • Describe skin infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites
    • Describe typical lesions of acne vulgaris and explain their pathogenesis
    • Describe 2 manifestations of seborrheic dermatitis
    • List the most important neoplastic skin lesions involving the dermis


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Pathology 114

    Fluid and Hemodynamic Disorders


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    • Define edema and give 5 clinical examples
    • Define shock and explain it pathogenesis
    • List 5 conditions that predispose an individual to arterial thrombi
    • Define emboli and give 5 clinical examples
    • Describe the 5 clinical consquences of venous and arterial thrombi


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Pathology 115

    Cell Pathology


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    • List the most important causes of cell injury
    • Describe 3 types of cell adaptations
    • Describe cellular aging
    • Compare 2 forms of cell death: necrosis and apoptosis
    • Describe various forms of necrosis and give examples of each


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Pathology 116

    Inflammation


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    • Define inflammation and describe the cellular events that occur during acute inflammation
    • Describe the vascular changes that occur during acute inflammation
    • Explain the function of proteins and the clotting system in inflammation
    • Explain the functions of cytokines released in inflammation
    • Describe and differentiate local and systemic symptoms of inflammation


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Pediatrics 101 OTA

    Pediatric Skills for OTA's


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    • Describe the basics of the OT Practice Framework and its relationship to clinical practice.
    • Identify key components of a pediatric medical system.
    • Outline the sequence of normal development of the child and adolescent.
    • Explore how to apply activity analysis to treatment intervention.
    • Describe signs and symptoms of various pediatric health conditions.
    • Describe the role of the COTA in choosing therapeutic media.
    • Describe characteristics of assitive technology and its importance in making technology decisions.
    • Describe 3 reasons related to the importance of splinting and orthotics management.
    • Describe the use of animal-assisted services.


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pediatrics 201

    Sports Injuries in Children


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    • Become familiar with prevention as a key way to manage sports injuries.
    • Explain and identify the 7 risk factors for injury.
    • Identify different types of injuries and major sites of injury.
    • Become familiar with rehabilitation protocols and methods for return to play.
    • Become familiar with working with young athletes with physical disabilities.
    • Describe 3 uses for clinical application through case study


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Pediatrics 202

    Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy


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    • Describe and explore the role of the therapist in the treatment, examination and evaluation of children with MD or SMA.
    • Describe and differentiate classification/types of MD.
    • Summarize and outline 3 key features of the Vignos Functional Rating Scale for Duchenne MD.
    • Recognize diagnosis and pathophysiology of SMA.
    • Describe clinical application through case studies.


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    Pediatrics 203

    Brachial Plexus Injuries (BPI)


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    • Describe the incidence, etiology and pathophysiology of BPI
    • Become familiar with the changes in body structure and function that occur with various levels of BPI
    • Define therapy goals and identify appropriate treatment interventions for children with BPI
    • Define and differentiate Erbs palsy from Klumpkes palsy
    • Become familiar with the medical management, orthopedic surgery and orthopedic concerns of infants and children with BPI
    • Become familiar with outcomes of children with BPI
    • Apply clinical application with the use of case studies


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    Pediatrics 204

    Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC)


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    • Become familiar with the incidence and etiology of AMC
    • Examine and explain how a diagnosis of AMC is determined
    • Name 2 clinical manifestations of AMC
    • Become familiar with the medical management of infants and children with AMC
    • Identify 5 therapy interventions for infants with AMC
    • Discuss the importance of stretching and splinting programs as well as other adaptive equipment
    • Describe therapy intervention for the pre-school aged child with AMC
    • Name 3 therapy interventions for the adolescent with AMC
    • Become familiar with the challenges that the child with AMC faces as during transition to adulthood
    • Review clinical application through case study


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    Pediatrics 205

    Cerebral Palsy (CP)


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    • Become familiar with the classification, etiology and pathophysiology of CP
    • Explore and examine how an infant or child is diagnosed with CP
    • Compare and contrast single-system and multi-system impairments
    • Discuss the role of Occupational and Physical Therapy in the treatment CP
    • Become familiar with determinants of prognosis or outcome
    • List 5 treatment goals and interventions for the infant with CP
    • List 5 treatment goals and interventions for the child with CP
    • Describe the importance of reducing primary impairment and preventing secondary impairment in the infant/child with CP
    • Discuss the importance and significance of family involvement and key characteristics that must observed
    • List factors that must be addressed in preparation for the transition to adulthood in the adolescent with CP


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    Pediatrics 206

    Sensory-Based Learning Strategies


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    • Define sensory processing and self-regulation.
    • List at least five symptoms that may indicate a Sensory Processing Disorder.
    • Explain the Fussy Baby Analogy in relation to the three sensory-based learning strategies.
    • Describe at least three examples of ways that each sensory-based learning strategy can be used in a school setting.
    • Develop a sensory schedule based on given guidelines.
    • Assess the effectiveness of sensory-based learning strategies through data collection.


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    Pediatrics 207

    Evaluation and Intervention to Develop Hand Skills


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    • Outline and describe the sequence of hand function development in infants and children
    • List 3 factors which contribute to the development of hand function
    • Describe 3 ways that hand function problems affect children's occupational performance
    • Summarize and examine 3 assessment tools and methods that are useful in evaluating children's hand skills?
    • Analyze how intervention practice models and principles are used by OTs to promote hand function
    • Describe how OTs use specific intervention strategies to improve hand function given a wide range of diagnoses
    • Explore and list 3 assistive technologies and adapted techniques that can be used to improve children's hand function and increase participation in play, school, and activities of daily living
    • Describe 2 ways in which research supports OT practice models for hand function interventions


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    Pediatrics 208

    Sensory Integration


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    • Define the term “sensory integration” as it relates to neurobiologic processes and as a frame of reference in OT
    • List and describe sensory systems emphasized in Ayres Sensory Integration and examine why they are considered important
    • List 3 ways in which sensory experiences support brain function and describe 2 conditions under which they optimally influence neuroplastic changes
    • List 3 key hallmarks of development in the tactile, proprioceptive, and vestibular systems, and describe how each developmental achievement in each system contributes to mastery of occupations from early infancy through childhood
    • Explore and recite 2 pieces of research that exists for the different types of sensory integration problems in childhood
    • List and examine 3 key indicators of problems in sensory modulation, perception, vestibular-bilateral functions, and praxis, and describe how each area affect child behavior
    • List 3 primary methods and specific instruments that are used to assess sensory integration


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    Pediatrics 209

    Interventions and Strategies for Challenging Behaviors


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    • List and describe 4 functions of challenging behaviors
    • Explore and describe 3 ways a therapist can prevent challenging behaviors from occurring
    • Name and outline 3 strategies for supporting positive behaviors in children
    • Summarize 3 principles and strategies to reduce challenging behaviors
    • Describe how positive behavior support and functional behavioral analysis are used to support student behaviors in school contexts


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    Pediatrics 210

    Activities of Daily Living


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    • Describe 3 factors that affect performance of ADLs and sleep habits of children?
    • Examine and explain how and when to evaluate ADL skills and describe 3 formal evaluations available
    • List and analyze 5 general intervention strategies and approaches used to promote ADL skills including healthy sleep and rest
    • Describe what evidence is available to support the use of specific intervention techniques with specific groups of children with disabilities
    • Describe 2 ways to modify the environment, equipment, or techniques to support ADL development and sleep in children with disabilities
    • Summarize the effects of context on a child's performance and parental expectations for ADL, sleep, and rest


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    Pediatrics 211

    Play in Pediatrics


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    • Describe key components involved in the relationship of play to OT
    • List and describe 3 play theories that have shaped OT's lens on play
    • Compare and contrast 3 assessment tools that OTs use for evaluation and intervention planning purposes
    • Describe how individual and environmental factors facilitate and/or inhibit play
    • Analyze 3 ways that play is used in OT intervention
    • Summarize 3 ways that OTs advocate for play in today's society


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    Pediatrics 212

    Prewriting and Handwriting Skills


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    • Describe the role of the OT in evaluation of and intervention for children with handwriting difficulties
    • List and outline 5 factors that contribute to handwriting readiness for young children
    • Describe 3 methods for evaluating handwriting and functional written communication
    • Examine and describe 3 ways that performance skills, client factors, performance patterns, and context influence the student's participation in the writing process
    • Recite 5 ways that handwriting fits into the educational writing process
    • Rationalize how remedial and compensatory strategies improve a student's written communication
    • Explore 5 ways that OT practitioners use pediatric OT models of practice and handwriting intervention programs to improve children's handwriting
    • Examine 3 handwriting interventions and programs that are supported with research evidence


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    Pediatrics 213

    Influencing Participation Through Assistive Technology


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    • Analyze 3 purposes of assistive devices and services and their relevance to the practice of OT
    • Describe 2 ways that legal mandates influence assistive technology service delivery
    • Outline 3 key components of guiding frameworks and models that influence decisions about assistive technology
    • Summarize 3 ways that teams collaborate to provide assistive technology services
    • Explore 3 ways that assistive technology enhances childhood occupations
    • Examine and describe 3 assessments that are used to evaluate the need for, selection of, and effects of assistive technology
    • Describe how sociocultural differences influence the acceptance of assistive technology
    • Describe the continuum of and interrelationship between no-tech and high-tech solutions
    • Examine how evidence-based practices are used throughout the service delivery process
    • List 5 resources for continued competence in the evaluation, selection, and implementation of assistive technology


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    Pediatrics 214

    Mobility


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    • Describe 5 ways that mobility is important to a young child's development
    • Examine 5 factors that should be considered during an evaluation for seating and mobility equipment
    • Summarize 3 ways that mobility is assessed and categorized for different levels of motor function
    • List 4 alternative methods of mobility appropriate to meet the child's developmental and functional needs
    • Research and describe what power mobility devices are currently available
    • Examine how OTs and family determine the most appropriate device
    • Describe how technology is used to assess seating and positioning
    • List 5 devices that are available to children with unique seating and position needs
    • Summarize how positioning and seating affect function and successful use of a mobility device
    • Describe how biomechanical principles are applied to position and seating


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    Pediatrics 215

    Test of Playfulness


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    • Become familiar with the Test of Playfulness (ToP)
    • Explain the steps involved in administering and scoring the ToP
    • Examine evidence for validity and reliability for the ToP
    • Describe environmental influences of playfulness
    • Explain the Test of Environmental Supportivenss (TOES)
    • Read case studies to review clinical application


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    Pediatrics 216

    Power of Object Play for Infants and Toddlers


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    • Explore the therapeutic power of object play
    • Identify 3 sources of power in therapeutic occupations
    • Review and recite literature on object play
    • Discuss the significance of integrating development, play and occupation
    • Idenitify various uses of object of play in practice
    • List criteria for selecting objects to enhance motivation
    • Review the use of object play to address common performance skills
    • Describe the use of object play to develop environmental negotiation skills


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    Pediatrics 217

    Play and the Sensory Integrative Approach


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    • Describe sensory integrative contributions to various stages of play development
    • List 5 ways that sensory integrative deficits affect play
    • Examiine how deficits in play affect sensory integrative functions
    • Become familiar with play in the context of OT using a sensory integrative approach
    • Read case studies and understand clinical application


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    Pediatrics 218

    Play in Middle Childhood


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    • Explore the development that occurs during the ages of middle childhood
    • List and describe the major hallmarks of middle childhood
    • Describe important components in constructing a play environment
    • Become familiar with characteristics of play during middle childhood
    • Read case studies as a clinical guide to treatment and clinical application

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    Pediatrics 219

    Play, Leisure and Social Participation in Educational Settings


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    • Become familiar with the background of play behavior
    • Describe the importance of play and leisure activities in school settings
    • Explain the deficits that occur when children do not play
    • Examine the Occupational Therapy process in the educational setting
    • Review interventions for play in educational settings
    • Describe outcomes for play  and leisure exploration and participation


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    Pediatrics 220

    Integrating Children with Disabilities into Family Play


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    • Describe 3 waays that play relates to the family
    • Describe play as therapeutic medium
    • Examine the role of family play as part of the therapeutic process
    • Summarize how play is influenced by values, culture and settings
    • Consider the impact of a child with a disability on family and play


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    Pediatrics 221

    Play in Children with Autism: Structure and Experience


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    • Describe and outline the structure of play
    • List the differences between structure and experience of play for children with autism
    • Outline 5 interventions to support play for children with autism
    • Read case examples to understand clinical application
    • Examine intervention strategies used by OT's to promote and enhance development of play
    • List 5 goals for promoting play in children with autism


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    Pediatrics 222

    Play in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Doing With-Not Doing To


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    • Define the characteristics of play
    • Outline and describe 5 limitations in children with cerebral palsy
    • Examine the role of play in treatment and daily life
    • Review and list 5 considerations for play in treatment
    • Describe the various ways that play can be used in treatment
    • Outline the role of adults when facilitating play
    • Read case studies to review clinical application


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    Pediatrics 223

    School-Based Occupational Therapy


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    • Examine and describe how major legislation guides and regulates education for students with and without disabilities
    • Analyze 3 ways that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Elementary and Secondary Education Act affects the role of OTs in schools
    • Explore which major amendments to IDEA have been implemented over the past 3 decades
    • Outline the major provisions of Part B of IDEA— free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment
    • Describe how OTs provide services under Part B of IDEA, including referral, evaluation, individual education program, and interventions
    • Examine 3 ways that OT services that support students with and without disabilities are integrated into the classroom and across school environments
    • Provide 3 examples of indirect and direct OT services
    • Discuss how OTs under the IDEA 2004, ESEA, and No Child Left Behind Act provide early intervention services and response to intervention
    • Explain how OTs promote school mental health within a multitiered, public health model


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    Pediatrics 224

    Early Intervention


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    • Describe what is meant by early intervention
    • Examine how federal legislation and regulations provide the framework for OT services in early intervention
    • Discuss what is best practice in early intervention
    • Explore how OTs partner with families and other professionals to provide developmentally appropriate and family-centered services
    • Describe which OT practices and service delivery models support early intervention in the natural environment
    • Describe which strategies OTs use to promote children's performance and participation


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    Pediatrics 225

    Use of Standardized Tests in Pediatric Practice


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    • Describe 5 characteristics of commonly used standardized pediatric tests
    • Contrast 3 differences between norm- and criterion-referenced tests and the purpose of each
    • Explain 3 ways in which performance- and observation-based tests differ
    • Examine what descriptive statistics are used in standardized pediatric tests
    • Explain what standard scores used in standardized pediatric tests mean
    • Examine and describe how reliability and validity relate to a test's integrity
    • Describe how OT's demonstrate competency in and ethical use of standardized tests


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    Pediatrics 226

    Visual Perception


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    • Define visual perception
    • Describe the typical development of visual-perceptual skills
    • Identify factors that contribute to typical or atypical development of visual perception
    • Explain the effects of visual-perceptual problems on occupations and life activities such as activities of daily living, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation
    • Describe models and theories that may be used in structuring intervention plans for children who have problems with visual-perceptual skills
    • Identify assessments and methods useful in the evaluation of visual-perceptual skills in children
    • Describe intervention strategies for assisting children in improving or compensating for problems with visual-perceptual skills
    • Give case examples, including principles of evaluation and intervention.


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    Pediatrics 242

    Application of Motor Control/Motor Learning to Practice


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    • List the key concepts of motor control and motor learning theories
    • Outline 3 principles and strategies of contemporary motor control interventions
    • Describe how practitioners develop evidence-based interventions for children with motor control deficits
    • Identify which child, task, and environmental factors influence motor skill acquisition and occupational performance
    • Describe how practitioners apply motor learning concepts to promote children's occupational performance
    • Analyze how the transfer of learning, feedback, practice, sequencing and adapting tasks, modeling or demonstration, and mental rehearsal are used to promote children's motor performance


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    Pediatrics 243
    Cognitive Interventions for Children

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    • Outline and describe theories that provide the foundation for cognitive approaches
    • Define and explain terms such as cognition and metacognition
    • Examine 3 concepts, principles, and key features defining a cognitive intervention
    • Examine how cognitive strategies are applied in occupational therapy practice
    • Explore how Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance is applied


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    Pediatrics 244

    Interventions to Promote Social Participation for Children with Mental Health and Behavioral Disorders


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    • Outline and describe the diagnostic categories and potential problems of children who may have social participation deficits
    • Name 2 major theories that explain social skill deficits in children
    • Describe the role of OT and other team members who provide services to children and youth with social skill impairments
    • Examine and describe 3 specific skills that can be addressed with social skills interventions
    • Describe how theories and approaches inform social skills intervention
    • Analyze 3 principles and strategies that occupational therapists use to improve social skills in children
    • Summarize evidence that supports interventions that can be used with children who have social skill impairments


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    Pediatrics 245
    Feeding Intervention

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    • Outline common medical conditions associated with feeding and swallowing disorders
    • Name and examine cranial nerves that influence oral motor control and swallowing
    • Outline and explain the typical developmental sequences for oral feeding and self-feeding skills
    • Describe how OTs evaluate feeding, eating, and swallowing
    • Examine and describe 3 supplemental diagnostic tests used to evaluate underlying causes for feeding disorders
    • Describe the major components of a comprehensive intervention plan for pediatric feeding, eating, and swallowing problems
    • Describe how positioning influences self-feeding and swallowing skills
    • Explain what OT's do to modify foods and liquids in the feeding intervention plan
    • Summarize theoretical principles and strategies associated with behavioral interventions for selective eating or food refusal
    • List and describe 3 safety considerations for OTs working with children with feeding and swallowing disorders


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    Pediatrics 246

    Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, Driving, and Community Participation


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    • List and describe the instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) during childhood
    • Examine how participation in IADL and community activities contributes to occupational development for children and youth of all abilities
    • Describe the developmental opportunities and expectations for participation in IADL and community participation for children and youth
    • Examine and explain 3 theoretical foundations of occupation-based interventions for improving participation and performance of IADL and community activities and the evidence that supports these interventions
    • Describe 3 assessments specifically used to evaluate IADL and community participation for children and youth
    • Examine approaches and strategies used by an OT to increase participation and performance of IADL and community activities for children and youth with special needs
    • Describe and examine how emotional well-being, health, peer relationships, and life satisfaction are associated with IADL and community participation


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    Pediatrics 247
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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    • Examine and describe the scope of knowledge and the various roles required for competent practice in the neonatal intensive care unit
    • Describe what is meant by “potentially better practices to support neurodevelopment in the NICU,” as developed by the collaborative Vermont Oxford Network project
    • Describe and outline 3 ways in which the intrauterine and NICU extrauterine environments differ
    • Describe 3 protective interventions used to reduce avoidable stimulation from excessive or inappropriate light, sound, and caregiving practices in the NICU
    • Describe why protected sleep is so important to an infant in the third trimester, whether in the womb or the NICU
    • List and examine 3 factors that are considered in evaluating an infant in the NICU
    • Outline and describe 6 neurobehavioral states, as defined by Brazelton and Als


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    Pediatrics 248
    Hospital and Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

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    • Describe 5 characteristics of children's hospitals and the functions of OTs in these settings
    • Describe which types of children are commonly treated in hospital-based rehabilitation units, other specialized inpatient units, and outpatient therapy services
    • Describe OT interventions in children's hospitals, and examine what evidence exists to support interventions for children with common diagnoses
    • Outline 3 intervention approaches and 3 teaching strategies that are commonly used in pediatric rehabilitation
    • Describe how OTs establish collaborative relationships with other providers in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teams
    • Outline how OTs promote family participation in rehabilitation and address transition home as part of discharge planning


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    Pediatrics 249

    Intervention for Children Who Are Blind or Who Have Visual Impairment


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    • Define terminology and compare blindness and visual impairment in children and youth
    • List and describe the members and roles of the inter-professional team who may be involved with children who are blind or visually impaired
    • Describe 3 ways in which visual impairment will affect occupational performance
    • Examine 3 concepts and client factors related to occupational performance of children who are blind or visually impaired
    • Describe 3 types of assessments used in the evaluation of a child who is blind or visually impaired
    • Describe 3 ways in which theory will guide practice when working with this population
    • Examine and discuss evidence that supports OT intervention with infants, children, or youth with blindness/visual impairment


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    Pediatrics 250
    Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    • Define autism spectrum disorder and describe how it impacts the occupational performance of individuals
    • Describe 3 ways in which ASD in one family member affects the entire family
    • Outline the OTs role in assessment and intervention in ASD
    • Summarize 5 ways that OTs assist families to improve the occupational performance of children with ASD as well as overall family functioning


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    Pediatrics 251

    Neuromotor: Cerebral Palsy


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    • Describe 3 clinical characteristics associated with the different types of cerebral palsy
    • Describe how primary and secondary impairments associated with cerebral palsy contribute to functional limitations
    • Describe 3 current theories of motor control and how they are applied to interventions for children with cerebral palsy
    • Examine 3 ways in which impaired muscle tone influences activity and participation in children diagnosed with cerebral palsy
    • Describe 2 ways in which rehabilitative and compensatory approaches are applied in comprehensive services for children with cerebral palsy


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pediatrics 252
    Pediatric Hand Therapy

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    • Describe 3 ways that OTs who specialize in pediatric hand therapy apply frames of reference to evaluation and intervention
    • Describe 3 assessment and evaluations used by OTs in a pediatric hand therapy setting and explain how they guide intervention planning
    • List and describe 5 common diagnoses and associated impairments treated by pediatric hand therapists
    • Examine 3 interventions that OTs implement with children who have upper extremity impairment
    • Examine 3 ways in which OTs in pediatric hand therapy apply interventions to achieve desired clinical outcomes


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pharmacology 102
    Pharmacology for Physical Therapy Practitioners

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    • Define and analyze the general principles of the nervous system, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic uses and toxicology of drugs.
    • Describe the different drug sources, drug classification groups, and routes of administration.
    • Describe the effects of basic physical therapy modalities, such as exercise, heat, cold, and manual techniques, on pharmacokinetics.
    • Discuss the mechanism of action, adverse effects, modification of some effects, and side effects of the drugs used to treat the common cardiovascular, pulmonary, orthopedic, metabolic, and neurological conditions commonly encountered by physical therapists.
    • Develop the abilities to find up-to-date information on drugs and apply such in current physical therapy practice in conjunction with the different physical therapy modalities.


    Eloisa Aniceta, PT

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    Postural Control 101

    Development of Postural Control


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    • Describe the development of postural control systems and the influence of that development on gross- and fine-motor development.
    • Discuss atypical development of postural control and its influence on the development of gross- and fine-motor skills.
    • Identify appropriate assessment tools available for the evaluation of postural control.
    • Identify appropriate treatment techniques for facilitating reactive and anticipatory postural control.

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Range of Motion Measurement of the Hand

    Basics Concepts in ROM of the Hand


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    • Define ROM techniques including AROM, PROM, Total Active ROM, Total PROM, Flexion-DPC, and Torque ROM
    • Identify principles for measuring ROM of the wrist and hand
    • Identify appropriate selection of goniometer for measuring joints of the wrist and hand


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Rehab 111

    Spinal Cord and Head Injury Rehabilitation


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    • Identify the anatomy of upper motor neuron tract systems and discuss the functionality of upper motor neuron tract systems
    • Explain the effects of a spinal cord injury
    • Discuss the anatomy and functionality of regions of the brain
    • Describe complications post injury of brain and spinal cord injury
    • Describe standard treatment procedures prior to rehabilitation of brain and spinal cord injured patients
    • Explain the difference between neurological deficit rigidity versus disuse atrophy/spasm of spinal cord and head injured patients
    • Describe treatment options for rehabilitation of spinal cord and head injured patients
    • Explain treatment methods to transition C curve locomotion to S curve locomotion
    • Explain treatment methods for atrophy and spasm
    • Discuss most current curative research for spinal cord and head injured patients

    Linda Simon, DC

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    Rehab 130

    Evaluation and Treatment of Non-Surgical Rotator Cuff Disorders


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    • Recite 3 risk factors for developing rotator cuff tendonosis
    • State the purpose of the scapula reposition and scapula assistance test.
    • Explain how to perform the external rotation lag sign and recall the purpose of this test
    • Paraphrase one evidence - based test cluster for diagnosing a rotator cuff tear.
    • Recall two indications/goals for performing posterior glenohumeral joint mobilizations.
    • Cite the clinical prediction rule (CPR) for favorable outcome in patients undergoing conservative management for rotator cuff disorders
    • Identify two criteria for phase I rehabilitation exercises for rotator cuff disorders

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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    Rehab 131

    Rehabilitation Following Rotator Cuff Repair


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    • Recall 3 potential reasons, based on expert opinion, that may contribute to the high re-tear rate following rotator cuff repair.
    • Recite 4 factors that impact the rehabilitation program for patients following rotator cuff repair.
    • Summarize the DeOrio classification for rotator cuff tear size.
    • State 3 appropriate exercises during weeks 0-2 following rotator cuff repair
    • Provide 2 appropriate exercises during weeks 6-8 following rotator cuff repair
    • Name 3 appropriate exercises during weeks 8-12 following rotator cuff repair

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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    Rehab 159

    Strength


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    • Define and differentiate between key elements of muscle performance; strength, power, muscle endurance
    • List key factors that influence the tension-producing capacity of normal skeletal muscle
    • Explain the relationships among muscle fatigue, recovery from exercise and overtraining
    • List precautions and contraindications for resistance exercise
    • Describe principles and concepts of specificity or exercise, transfer of training overload, and reversibility as they relate to resistance exercise
    • Describe the adaptation of muscle, connective tissue and bone to resistive exercise
    • State general principles for application and implementation of resistance exercise

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    Rehab 160

    Balance


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    • Describe the physiological components of balance
    • Outline changes in balance across the lifespan
    • Define the role of the balance system in regaining function
    • Describe the assessment of balance as a means to determine fall risk and to guide treatment
    • Explain how to develop an appropriate exercise program to treat impairments and functional limitations related to balance

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    Rehab 161

    Endurance


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    • Define the concept of endurance for both the cardiovascular and muscular systems
    • Describe the physiological responses in the heart, lungs, and peripheral structures to exercise
    • Explain the roles and response of skeletal muscles and respiratory muscles to exercise
    • Identify 5 effects of disuse and-or immobility and aging on exercise response
    • Outline the acute response to aerobic, isometric, and resistive exercise
    • List 3 benefits of chronic aerobic exercise
    • List 5 cardiovascular and pulmonary risk factors and explain how to reduce the risk with exercise

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    Rehab 162

    Coordination and Proprioception


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    • Describe the nature and complexity of "coordinated movement"
    • Describe and objectively measure disorders of coordination
    • Explain elements of neuromuscular control and functional stability
    • Define proprioception
    • Describe the importance of proprioception and its contribution to normal movement
    • Define common disorders of proprioception
    • Rationalize the important role of ligaments in position sense
    • Recognize, perform and analyze various therapeutic interventions that focus on proprioceptive deficits
    • Differentiate and apply methods of problem-solving, multitasking, cognitive overlays, and multistep commands to improve coordination

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    Rehab 163

    Range of Motion (ROM)and Stretching


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    • Describe conditions that may effect joint motion
    • Describe impairments in joint ROM
    • Describe normal and abnormal joint end-feels
    • Explain capsular patterns
    • Explore the scientific basis of stretch
    • List and explain principles of ROM and stretching
    • List and explain various types of stretching exercises
    • List and explain the precautions and contraindications to ROM and stretching

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    Rehab 164

    Anatomy and Pathophysiology of the CORE


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    • Define the hip and trunk CORE
    • Evaluate the CORE muscles and structure
    • Delineate the difference between local and global muscles on the back
    • Identify the muscles of the abdominal area that are considered stabilizing
    • Identify the spinal muscles that stiffen the spine
    • Evaluate the CORE dysfunction 
    • Instruct patients in exercises designed to strength hip and trunk muscles
    • Identify the correlation between muscle weakness in the hip and lower extremity injuries

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    Rehab 165

    Strength Training Concepts in Athletes


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    • Describe the physiological adaptations within the muscle following strength exercises
    • Provide examples of the changes that occur with neural adaptations within muscle
    • List the major contributors to improving muscle strength
    • Explain the differences among strength, power, and endurance
    • Distinguish among how to train Type I, Type IIA, and Type IIB muscle fiber types
    • Identify the number of repetitions, sets, and amount of resistance necessary to increase muscle strength and hypertrophy
    • Describe the effects of aging on muscle
    • Describe the phases of periodization training
    • Describe the differences among eccentric, concentric, and isometric exercises
    • Provide examples of off-season, in-season, and maintenance programs for athletes

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    Rehab 166

    Plyometrics in Rehabilitation


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    • Explore and outline the physiology of plyometric exercises
    • Design a functional progression of plyometric exercises
    • Determine the physiological requirements before starting a plyometric exercise program
    • Determine the importance of posture and jumping techniques in plyometric exercises
    • Identify the landing strategies in plyometric exercises
    • Design a plyometric training program
    • Integrate foot work into speed development programs
    • Give objectives for jumping patterns
    • Describe how to progress an athlete in work, intensity, and volume

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    Rehab 167

    Overuse Injury and Muscle Damage


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    • Define exercise training and identify the goal of exercise training for athletes
    • List and explain the training principles
    • Define and explain the goals of periodization
    • Describe the cycle types within each phase of periodization
    • Define and differentiate between overreaching and the overtraining syndrome (OTS)
    • Distinguish between sympathetic and parasympathetic forms of OTS
    • Discuss the major hypotheses proposed to explain the causes and mechanisms of OTS
    • Identify components important to monitor during training
    • Suggest techniques to prevent OTS
    • Identify treatment for OTS
    • Define detraining and indicate the factors that influence the magnitude and rate of loss of training adaptations
    • Describe the consequences of detraining on the metabolic system, cardiorespiratory and the neuromuscular system

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    Rehab 168

    Physiological Effects of Overtraining and Detraining


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    • Identify the predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors of muscle damage and overuse
    • Describe muscle damage secondary to metabolic overload and  to mechanical factors
    • Summarize the physiological effects of muscle damage
    • Compare the damaging effects of isometric, concentric, and eccentric exercises on the muscle
    • Identify the increased risk of muscle damage in the young athlete
    • List the classification of muscle strain
    • Describe the healing of muscle cells and fibers
    • Summarize the appropriate management of damage to muscle

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    Rehab 178

    Principles of Rehabilitation for Muscle and Tendon Injuries


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    • Define the muscle-tendon unit
    • Describe the stages of tissue healing and the importance of application of this knowledge in rehabilitation
    • State the mechanism of injury for strains
    • Identify characteristics of the different grades of strains and application of this to rehabilitation
    • Describe the classifications of tendon pathology
    • State key aspects of the clinical evaluation
    • Identify rehabilitation principles for acute and chronic injuries and design appropriate rehabilitation interventions
    • Describe rehabilitation treatment techniques for common muscle-tendon pathologies

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    Rehab 179

    Aquatic Rehabilitation


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    • Explain the physical properties of water, including buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, viscosity, and fluid dynamics
    • Identify the effect of immersion on weight bearing and appropriately apply weight-bearing guidelines in a clinical situation
    • Explain the physiologic responses of water immersion
    • Compare and contrast the physiologic response of exercise on land and in water
    • Identify and apply recommended guidelines for cardiovascular conditioning in water
    • Design a comprehensive aquatic-based rehabilitation program for an athlete that uses the principles of stretching, strengthening, balance, and aerobic conditioning

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    Rehab 180

    Rehabilitation Considerations for the Female Athlete


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    • Explain the biomechanical and neuromuscular factors that predispose females to lower extremity injury
    • Relate biomechanical and neuromuscular factors to the lower extremity injuries more commonly experienced by females
    • Describe specific rehabilitation interventions targeting the neuromuscular and biomechanical risk factors associated with lower extremity injury in female athletes

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    Rehab 181

    Plyometric Training and Drills


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    • Explain the fundamental basis of plyometric training, its origins, and its applications
    • Describe the mechanical and neuromuscular physiologic processes involved in the stretch-shortening cycle and how it applies to plyometrics
    • Describe the important clinical considerations surrounding the appropriate use of plyometrics in the orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation setting
    • Describe and apply important fundamentals for the use of plyometrics as a rehabilitation tool, including pretraining assessment, application of exercise prescription principles, and injury prevention
    • Design a basic plyometric training program at low-, medium-, and high-intensity levels
    • Use a variety of upper and lower extremity plyometric exercises as a part of the rehabilitation process

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    Rehab 194
    Cardiovascular Considerations in the Female Athlete

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    • Define sudden cardiac death (SCD) and list 2 epidemiologic and gender differences between male and female athletes
    • Discuss 2 findings related to athletic remodeling in athletes
    • Examine and explain 2 structural differences related to myocardial wall thickness and list 3 reasons related to these differences
    • Describe oxygen consumption, congenital heart disease and bicuspid aortic valve differences between male and female athletes
    • Examine and describe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC)
    • Describe the significance of the Marfan Syndrome

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Rehab 195

    Nutritional Aspects of the Female Athlete


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    • Discuss 5 factors that effect the nutritional needs of a female athlete
    • Describe the macronutrient needs of a female athlete including carbohydrates, fats and proteins
    • Describe the micronutrient needs of a female athlete including iron, vitamin D, zinc, calcium, magnesium and B vitamins
    • Define and differentiate other nutritional concerns including runners gut, gut ischemia, fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccaharides, monosaccharides and polyols
    • Examine and outline the effects of 4 important supplements including caffeine, creatine, Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, Beta-alanine

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Shoulder Rehab 101

    Functional Anatomy and Assessment


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    • Review functional anatomy of the shoulder joint
    • Define and explore conservative management of rotator cuff, capsulitis and frozen shoulder
    • Define predisposing factors of impingement
    • Identify rotator cuff pathology and functional considerations
    • Understand the conservative and postoperative treatment of rotator cuff disease
    • Differentiate shoulder arthroplasty vs. arthrodesis
    • Differentiate the pathology involved in anterior, posterior and multidirectional instability
    • Define treatment principles for shoulder instability
    • Become familiar with various shoulder exercises and the progression of exercise programs
    • Incorporate proprioceptive exercises into a shoulder rehab program
    • Explore the application of therapy


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Shoulder Rehab 102

    Examination of the Shoulder


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    • Describe the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder joint
    • Describe scapulothoracic motion and identify 3 factors that increase stress on the rotator cuff
    • List 5 components included in a comprehensive evaluation of the shoulder
    • List and describe 3 provocative examinations used to evaluate the rotator cuff
    • Differentiate diagnostic imaging techniques used in shoulder evaluations


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    Shoulder Rehab 103

    Tendinopathy of the Rotator Cuff and Proximal Biceps


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    • Describe the pathomechanics involved in rotator cuff injury
    • Describe 3 nonoperative treatment interventions in the treatment of rotator cuff pathology
    • List surgical procedures and describe results in the management of rotator cuff pathology
    • Differentiate the results and advantages/disadvantages of arthroscopic rotator cuff debridement
    • Explore the diagnosis and treatment for bicipital tendinosis
    • Describe the technique involved for open biceps tenodesis


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    Shoulder Rehab 104

    Glenohumeral Instability, Adhesive Capsulitis, and Superior Labral Anteroposterior Lesions


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    • List 3 different nonoperative techniques for managing anterior glenohumeral dislocations.
    • Describe 2 techniques involved in the surgical management of glenohumeral instability.
    • Differentiate the 3 phases of adhesive capsulitis.
    • Describe surgical and nonsurgical management of adhesive capsulitis.
    • Examine the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of superior labral anteroposterior lesions.


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    Shoulder Rehab 106

    Impingement Syndrome and Impingement-Related Instability


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    • Become familiar with impingement syndrome
    • List 3 extrinsic factors related to impingement syndrome
    • List 3 intrinsic factors related to impingement syndrome
    • Describe and differentiate the pathological stages of impingement syndrome
    • Become familiar with shoulder-strengthening exercises
    • Describe the classification of rotator cuff disease
    • Examine and outline key features of rotator cuff disease in the athlete
    • Examine rehabilitation issues related to pathologic conditions
    • Review case studies for clinical application


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    Shoulder Rehab 107

    Shoulder Instability


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    • Become familiar with shoulder instability
    • Review muscle mechanics and understand anatomy that contributes to shoulder dislocation and stability
    • Define SLAP lesions and describe the characteristics of each type of SLAP lesion
    • Review nonoperative treatment of SLAP lesions
    • Outline 3 important features of postoperative treatment for SLAP lesions
    • Describe the term rotator interval capsule and anatomy
    • Become familiar with posterior instability along with symptoms and rehab
    • Describe scapular kinetics associated with glenohumeral joint instability
    • Read case studies to highlight clinical application


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    Shoulder Rehab 108

    Etiology and Evaluation of Rotator Cuff Pathologic Conditions and Rehabilitation


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    • Describe the etiology and classification of rotator cuff injury
    • Describe and differentiate different types of rotator cuff tears
    • Outline components of a shoulder evaluation for rotator cuff injury
    • List and describe 3 tests used for evaluating a patient with rotator cuff injury
    • Become familiar with biomechanical concepts involved with rehabilitation
    • List and describe 3 rehabilitation principles involved in the treatment of rotator cuff injury
    • Read and review case studies to understand clinical application


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    Shoulder Rehab 109

    Visceral Referred Pain to the Shoulder


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    • Become familiar with visceral disease or condition that may cause referred pain to the shoulder
    • Describe and differentiate visceral pain from musculoskeletal pain
    • List 5 signs that may indicate a possible visceral disease or condition
    • Review and recite 5 theories on visceral referred pain
    • List organs and pathologic conditions and describe how they might refer pain to the shoulder
    • List various signs and symptoms of conditions that may refer pain to the shoulder
    • Read and review case studies to understand clinical application


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    Shoulder Rehab 110

    Myofascial Trigger Points of the Shoulder


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    • Become familiar with the management of trigger points of the shoulder
    • Recite criteria for identification of a myofascial trigger point
    • Examine and outline palpation techniques for indentification of trigger points
    • Describe the pathogenesis of trigger points
    • Outline treatment options and treatment techniques for trigger points
    • Outline the use of 5 modalities used for treating trigger points


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    Shoulder Rehab 111

    Strength Training Concepts


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    • Become familiar with and examine strength training concepts
    • Define and differentiate different types of muscle actions
    • Examine fiber types and specific adaptations
    • Define and differentiate hypertrophy versus hyperplasia
    • Describe mechanical changes in passive and dynamic muscle stiffness
    • List properties of eccentric, concentric and isometric strengthening
    • List 5 variables that affects strength training


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    Shoulder Rehab 112

    Rotator Cuff Repairs


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    • Become familiar with the etiology of rotator cuff tears
    • Describe and differentiate various imaging techniques for diagnosing rotator cuff tears
    • Outline nonoperative techniques for treatment of rotator cuff tears
    • Examine operative techniques for rotator cuff repairs
    • Explain results and expected outcomes for rotator cuff repairs
    • Read case studies to highlight clinical application


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    Shoulder Rehab 113

    Total Shoulder Replacements


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    • List 5 clinical considerations for total shoulder replacement
    • Outline components for a comprehensive examination of the shoulder
    • Describe and differentiate pathological conditions about the shoulder
    • Outline rehabilitation protocols and categories of rehab following shoulder arthroplasty


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Shoulder Rehab 114
    Evaluation of the Adolescent Overhead Athlete

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    • Summarize the relationship between glenohumeral internal rotation deficit(GIRD), SLAP tears, posterior impingement, scapula dyskinesis and shoulder micro-instability
    • Effectively diagnose SLAP tears, posterior impingement, scapula dyskinesis and shoulder mico-instability using screening and clinical tests.
    • Cite common pitching pathomechanics and describe their association with specific elbow injuries.
    • Paraphrase the peel back model for SLAP tears
    • Relate proper pitching biomechanics with injury prevention strategies for the adolescent overhead athlete


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    Shoulder Rehab 115

    Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques for the Shoulder Scapula Complex


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    • Describe and perform contemporary scapula mobilization techniques
    • Apply innovative soft tissue mobilization techniques for the patient with shoulder hypomobility
    • Gain deeper insight into the causes and treatment of scapula dyskinesia
    • Define and differentiate the anatomical relationship between the rotator cuff muscles and the glenohumeral joint capsule
    • Become acquainted with soft tissue mobilization techniques for sub deltoid bursitis


    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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    Shoulder Rehab 116

    Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Non Surgical and Surgical SLAP Tears


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    • Review functional anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder - scapula complex
    • Become familiar and understand current strategies for the evaluation of patients with scapular disorders
    • List and describe innovative  scapular mobilization techniques for the patient with scapular dyskinesia
    • Differentiate the relationship between scapular dyskinesia, soft tissue/muscle tightness, and shoulder pathology
    • Apply a sytematic scapular muscle training program / protocol for patients with scapular dyskinesia


    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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    Shoulder Rehab 117

    Anterior Shoulder Instability


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    • Recite the overall incidence of anterior glenohumeral instability
    • Describe the pathophysiology of anterior shoulder instability
    • Define and explaine 5 key features related to the clinical presentation of instabilty
    • Explain differential diagnosis for anterior shoulder instability
    • Examine and describe surgical and non-surgical treatment options


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Shoulder Rehab 118
    Posterior Shoulder Instability

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    • Recite the overall incidence of posterior shoulder instability
    • Describe the pathophysiology of posterior shoulder instability
    • Examine and explain 3 key features related to the clinical presentation of shoulder instability
    • Explain differential diagnosis for posterior shoulder instability
    • Examine and describe surgical and non-surgical treatment options


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    Shoulder Rehab 119

    Multidirectional Shoulder Instability


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    • Recite the overall incidence of multidirectional shoulder instability
    • Describe the pathophysiology of multidirectional shoulder instability
    • Examine and explain 3 key features related to the clinical presentation of shoulder instability
    • Explain differential diagnosis for multidirectional shoulder instability
    • Examine and describe surgical and non-surgical treatment options


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Shoulder Rehab 120

    Superior Labral Pathology Involving the Long Head Biceps


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    • Recite the overall incidence of superior labral tears
    • Describe the pathophysiology of superior labral tears
    • Understand the clinical presentation of superior labral tears
    • Explain differential diagnosis for superior labral tears
    • Examine and describe surgical and non-surgical treatment options


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 101

    Soft Tissue Injury: The Neglected Cause of Musculoskeletal Disorders


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    • Explain the anatomy and functionality of healthy soft tissue components
    • Explain the effects of injury on soft tissue
    • Define effects of injured soft tissue on functionality of the spine and extremities
    • Discuss patterns of musculoskeletal relationships of recruiting other structures after injury and their effects on functionality
    • Describe various methods of treatment for dysfunctional soft tissue
    • Explain relationship of injured tissue to its surrounding structures, its effects and treatment
    • Explain compensation and recruitment of healthy tissue to the broader scope of complications and the effective treatment of primary and now secondary effects of injury
    • Describe rehabilitation exercises in relation to proprioception

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 102

    Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS): Current Advances in Treatment


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    • Differentiate localized MPS and fibromyalgia
    • Become familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of MPS
    • Describe theory and benefits of Myofascial Release (MFR) as a treatment for soft tissue conditions including MPS
    • Summarize 3 key points of traditional and modern Myofascial techniques

    Eloisa Aniceta, PT

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 103

    Comprehensive Introduction to Soft tissue Injury and Treatment


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    • Explain the types of soft tissue
    • Demonstrate and discuss diagnostic evaluation of soft tissue injury
    • Explain pain patterns of neurological injury for differential diagnosis
    • Discuss types of soft tissue injuries
    • Evaluate soft tissue changes associated with pain
    • Discuss the mechanisms of healing soft tissue injuries
    • Describe diagnostic tools in determining soft tissue injuries
    • Explain the use of ice and heat in soft tissue injuries
    • Demonstrate and discuss stretching; passive, active and postfacilitation
    • Demonstrate and discuss somatic technique
    • Demonstrate and discuss strain/counterstrain
    • Demonstrate and discuss friction massage
    • Demonstrate and discuss Postisometric relaxation
    • Demonstrate and discuss electrical muscle stimulation and ultrasound
    • Demonstrate and discuss triggerpoint ultrasound in treatment
    • Discuss massage therapy
    • Demonstrate and discuss myofascial release
    • Demonstrate and discuss active release
    • Demonstrate and discuss Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
    • Discuss cold laser therapy
    • Demonstrate and discuss exercise rehabilitation and muscle strengthening
    • Discuss mobilization and manipulation

    Linda Simon, DC

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 104

    The Shoulder: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment


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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the shoulder and its soft tissue
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the shoulder and its soft tissue.
    • Demonstrate the active and passive examination of the shoulder and soft tissue.
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bony structures, joints, ligaments, tendons, bursa and muscles of the shoulder
    • Describe sports injures to the shoulder.
    • Describe injuries to the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the shoulder.
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for pathological conditions of the bony structures, joints, ligaments, tendons, bursa and muscles of the shoulder.
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the shoulder.
    • Define functional relationships of the shoulder with associated regions

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 105

    Elbow, Wrist and Hand: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment


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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the elbow, wrist, and hand and associated soft tissue
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the elbow, wrist, and hand and associated soft tissue
    • Demonstrate the passive examination of the elbow, wrist, and hand and associated soft tissue
    • Demonstrate the active examination of the elbow, wrist, and hand and associated soft tissue
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bony structures, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia, bursa and nerves of the elbow, wrist, and hand
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for pathological conditions of the bony structures of the elbow, wrist and hand
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia, bursa and nerves of the elbow, wrist and hand
    • Define functional relationships between the elbow, wrist and hand and with other regions

    Linda Simon, DC

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 106

    The Cervical Spine: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment


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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the bones and joints of the cervical spine, ligaments and muscles of the cervical spine and the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the bones and joints of the cervical spine, the ligaments and muscles of the cervical spine and the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Demonstrate the passive examination of the bones and joints of the cervical spine, the ligaments and muscles of the cervical spine and the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Demonstrate the active examination of the bones and joints of the cervical spine, the ligaments and muscles of the cervical spine and the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Discuss imaging of the cervical spine
    • Discuss advanced testing of the soft tissue of the cervical spine
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bony structures, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Explain the mechanism of acceleration/deceleration impact
    • Explain the effects on the cervical spine from acceleration/deceleration injury, and specifically the effects on the soft tissues structures
    • Explain the grading system for acceleration/deceleration injury
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the pathological conditions of the bony structures, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, nerves and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the sequela of acceleration/deceleration injury
    • Define relationships of the cervical spine with other regions

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 107

    The TMJ: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment


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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the TMJ and its soft tissue
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the TMJ and its soft tissue
    • Demonstrate the passive examination of the TMJ and soft tissue
    • Demonstrate the active examination of the TMJ and soft tissue
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bony structures of the TMJ
    • Describe pathological conditions of the joints of the TMJ
    • Describe pathological conditions of the ligaments of the TMJ
    • Describe pathological conditions of the muscles of the TMJ
    • Describe injuries to the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the TMJ
    • Describe injuries from acceleration/deceleration impact to the TMJ
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the joints of the TMJ
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the ligaments of the TMJ
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the muscles of the TMJ
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the TMJ
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for acceleration/deceleration injury to the TMJ
    • Define functional relationships of the TMJ with associated regions

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 108

    Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment


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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Demonstrate the passive examination of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Demonstrate the active examination of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Discuss imaging of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Discuss relationships of the thoracic spine and ribs with other regions

    Linda Simon, DC

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    Spinal Cord Injuries 101

    Understanding Spinal Cord Injury: Advances in Recovery


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    • Discuss the history and epidemiology of spinal cord injury
    • Describe the anatomy of the vertebral column, including spinal cord, coverings, nerves, vascular supply, spinal tracts and autonomic nervous system
    • Compare and differentiate between different levels and classifications of spinal cord injury
    • Explain prognosis for recovery and prediction for outcome following spinal cord injury
    • Compare pharmacological and surgical interventions to enhance recovery and regeneration


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Spinal Cord Injuries 102

    Spinal Cord Injury: Activities of Daily Living


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    • Describe and differentiate functional outcomes related to level of SCI
    • Become familiar with various adaptive equipment which may be used according to level of injury
    • Examine 5 components involved in a bladder management program for both men and women
    • Describe methods of communication used by individuals according to level of SCI
    • Describe the role of therapist in educating patients with SCI


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Spinal Cord Injuries 103

    Spinal Cord Injuries: Transfer Techniques


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    • Identify 10 patient considerations when learning transfer techniques
    • Become familiar with transfer risks and how to avoid them
    • Discuss the importance of proper transfer ergonomics
    • Identify the significance of wheelchair management to aid transfer techniques
    • List and describe 5 different types of transfers


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Spinal Cord Injuries 104

    Spinal Cord Injuries: Functional Electrical Stimulation


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    • Discuss the history of FES
    • Become familiar with various uses of FES with SCI rehabilitation
    • Differentiate the parameters for the use of FES with SCI rehabilitation
    • List 5 contraindications for FES
    • Examine the physiology of FES
    • Identify and define key terminology associated with FES
    • Discuss the effects of FES
    • Describe how FES can be used with cardiovascular reconditioning
    • Discuss the role of FES with standing and gait
    • Identify the significance of FES in the restoration of upper limb function


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Spinal Cord Injuries 105

    Spinal Cord Injury: Exercise and Fitness


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    • Become familiar with various exercise considerations for the individual with SCI
    • Differentiate work, anaerobic and aerobic capacity
    • Describe and analyze how exercise impacts the autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems in the individual with SCI
    • Discuss exercise parameters for the individual with SCI
    • Identify metabolic alterations as a result of SCI to lipid profiles, glucose metabolism, body composition and osteopenia
    • Discuss barriers to exercise implementation


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Spinal Cord Injuries 106

    Spinal Cord Injury: Seating and Positioning


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    • Identify key components of a comprehensive seating and wheeled mobility evaluation
    • Discuss the considerations involved in selecting a power vs. a manual wheelchair
    • Outline the importance of postural considerations involving the pelvis, trunk, upper and lower extremities and head positioning
    • Differentiate frame types of manual wheelchairs
    • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of wheel types and tire options
    • Become familiar with various components of power wheelchairs
    • Become familiar with different forces on tissue
    • Outline the process of selecting an appropriate wheelchair cushion


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Splinting 101

    Anatomic and Biomechanical Principles of Splinting


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    • Define the anatomical terminology used in splint prescriptions
    • Relate anatomy of the upper extremity to splint design
    • Identify arches of the hand
    • Identify creases of the hand
    • Articulate the importance of the hand's arches and creases to splinting
    • Recall actions and nerve innervations of upper extremity musculature
    • Differentiate prehensile and grasp patterns of the hand
    • Apply basic biomechanical principles to splint design
    • Describe the correct width and length for a forearm splint
    • Describe uses of padding in a splint
    • Explain the reason splint edges should be rolled or flared
    • Relate contour to splint fabrication
    • Describe the change in skin and soft tissue mechanics with scar tissue, material application, edema, contractures, wounds, and infection


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Splinting 102

    Clinical Examination for Splinting


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    • List components of a clinical examination for splinting
    • Describe components of a history, an observation, and palpation
    • Describe the resting hand posture
    • Relate how skin, vein, bone, joint, muscle, tendon, and nerve assessments are relevant to splinting
    • Identify specific assessments that can be used in a clinical examination before splinting
    • Explain the three phases of wound healing
    • Recognize the identifying signs of abnormal illness behavior
    • Explain how a therapist can assess a person's knowledge of splint precautions and wear and care instructions


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    Splinting 103

    Clinical Reasoning for Splint Fabrication


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    • Describe clinical reasoning approaches and how they apply to splinting
    • Identify essential components of a splint referral
    • Discuss reasons for the importance of communication with the physician about a splint referral
    • Discuss diagnostic implications for splint provision
    • List helpful hints regarding the hand evaluation
    • Explain factors the therapist considers when selecting a splinting approach and design
    • Describe what therapists problem solve during splint fabrication
    • Describe areas that require monitoring after splint fabrication is completed
    • Describe the reflection process of the therapist before, during, and after splint fabrication
    • Discuss important considerations concerning a splint-wearing schedule
    • Identify conditions that determine splint discontinuation
    • Identify patient safety issues to consider when splinting errors occur
    • Discuss factors about splint cost and reimbursement
    • Discuss how Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations influence splint provision in a clinic
    • Discuss documentation with splint fabrication


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Splinting 105

    Splints Acting on the Wrist


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    • Discuss diagnostic indications for wrist immobilization splints
    • Identify reasons to serial splint with a wrist immobilization splint
    • Identify major features of wrist immobilization splints
    • Outline 5 steps involved in the fabrication process for a volar or dorsal wrist splint
    • Relate hints for a proper fit to a wrist immobilization splint
    • Review precautions for wrist immobilization splinting
    • Use clinical reasoning to evaluate a problematic wrist immobilization splint
    • Use clinical reasoning to evaluate a fabricated wrist immobilization splint
    • Apply knowledge about the application of wrist immobilization splints to a case study
    • Describe the importance of evidenced-based practice with wrist splint provision
    • Describe the appropriate use of prefabricated wrist splints

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    Splinting 106

    Thumb Immobilization Splints


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    • Discuss important functional and anatomic considerations for splinting the thumb
    • List appropriate thumb and wrist positions in a thumb immobilization splint
    • Identify the three components of a thumb immobilization splint
    • Describe the reasons for supporting the joints of the thumb
    • Discuss the diagnostic indications for a thumb immobilization splint
    • Discuss the process of pattern making and splint fabrication for a thumb immobilization splint
    • Describe elements of a proper fit of a thumb immobilization splint
    • List general and specific precautions for a thumb immobilization splint
    • Use clinical reasoning to evaluate fit problems of a thumb immobilization splint
    • Use clinical reasoning to evaluate a fabricated thumb immobilization splint
    • Apply knowledge about thumb immobilization splinting to a case study
    • Outline 3 steps related to the importance of evidenced-based practice with thumb immobilization splint provision
    • Describe the appropriate use of prefabricated thumb splints

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    Splinting 107

    Hand Immobilization Splints


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    • List diagnoses that benefit from resting hand splints
    • Describe the functional or mid-joint position of the wrist, thumb, and digits
    • Describe the antideformity or intrinsic-plus position of the wrist, thumb, and digits
    • List the purposes of a resting hand splint
    • Identify the components of a resting hand splint
    • Explain the precautions to consider when fabricating a resting hand splint
    • Determine a resting hand splint-wearing schedule for different diagnostic indications
    • Describe splint-cleaning techniques that address infection control
    • Apply knowledge about the application of the resting hand splint to a case study
    • Use clinical judgment to evaluate a fabricated resting hand splint

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    Splinting 108

    Elbow Immobilization Splints


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    • Define anatomic and biomechanical considerations for splinting the elbow
    • Discuss clinical/diagnostic indications for elbow immobilization splints
    • Identify the components of elbow immobilization splints
    • Describe the fabrication process for an anterior and posterior elbow splint
    • Review precautions for elbow immobilization splinting
    • Use clinical reasoning to evaluate a problematic elbow immobilization splint
    • Use clinical reasoning to evaluate a fabricated elbow immobilization splint
    • Apply knowledge about the application of elbow immobilization splints to a case study

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    Splinting 109

    Mobilization Splints: Dynamic, Serial-Static, and Static Progressive Splinting


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    • Analyze and describe the biomechanics of dynamic splinting
    • Identify effects of force on soft tissue
    • Understand the way to apply appropriate tension
    • Identify common uses of dynamic splinting
    • List the goals of dynamic splinting
    • List the materials necessary for fabrication of a dynamic splint
    • Explain the risks of applying dynamic force
    • Identify contraindications for application of a dynamic splint
    • Describe the fabrication steps of three dynamic splints
    • Identify instances in which dynamic splinting is appropriate
    • Explain sources of force in dynamic splinting

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    Splinting 110

    Splinting for the Fingers


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    • Explain the functional and anatomic considerations for splinting the fingers
    • Identify diagnostic indications for splinting the fingers
    • Describe a mallet finger
    • Describe a boutonniere deformity
    • Describe a swan-neck deformity
    • Name three structures that provide support to the stability of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint
    • Explain what buddy straps are
    • Apply clinical reasoning to evaluate finger splints in terms of materials used, strapping type and placement, and fit
    • Discuss the process of making a mallet splint, a gutter splint, and a PIP hyperextension block splint

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    Splinting 111

    Splinting for Nerve Injuries


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    • Identify the components of a peripheral nerve
    • Describe a peripheral nerve’s response to injury and repair
    • List the operative procedures used for nerve repair
    • List the three purposes for splinting nerve palsies
    • Describe the nerve injury classification
    • Identify the locations for low and high peripheral nerve lesions.
    • Explain causes of radial, ulnar, and median nerve lesions
    • Review the sensory and motor distributions of the radial, median, and ulnar nerves
    • Explain the functional effects of radial, ulnar, and median nerve lesions
    • Identify the splinting approaches and rationale for radial, ulnar, and median nerve injuries
    • Use clinical judgment to evaluate a problematic splint for a nerve lesion
    • Use clinical judgment to evaluate a fabricated hand-based ulnar nerve splint

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    Splinting 112

    Antispasticity Splinting


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    • Identify and describe the two historic trends in upper extremity tone-reduction splinting
    • Compare the strengths and weaknesses of dorsal and volar forearm platforms
    • Discuss the neurophysiologic rationale supporting the use of the finger spreader and hard cone
    • Discriminate between the passive and dynamic components of spasticity
    • Describe the difference between submaximum and maximum ranges as they relate to tone-reduction splints
    • Identify and describe the two major components of orthokinetic splints
    • Describe one unique characteristic for each of the following materials: plaster bandage, fiberglass bandage, inflatable splints, cylindrical foam, neoprene
    • Successfully fabricate and clinically evaluate the proper fit of a thermoplastic hard cone
    • Use clinical judgment to correctly analyze two case studies

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    Splinting 113

    Splinting on Older Adults


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    • Describe special considerations for splinting older adults in different treatment settings
    • Identify age-related changes and medical conditions that may affect splint provision
    • Explain how medication side effects may affect splint design and care instructions for older adults
    • Recognize how an older adult’s occupational performance may influence splint use and design based various factors
    • Be familiar with a variety of prefabricated splint options and materials available to custom design splints
    • Describe factors that influence methods of instruction for an older adult and caregiver

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Splinting 114

    Pediatric Splinting


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    • Explain the impact of upper extremity splinting on the development of childhood occupations
    • Describe the major features and purposes of a resting hand, wrist, thumb, serpentine and weight-bearing splints
    • Describe the process of fabricating each of these splints, as well as individual variations
    • Explain precautions for these splints and their variations
    • Explain how to provide instructions to care providers to maximize correct application and usage of splints
    • Judge when a splint is fitting properly and identify and correct errors in the fit of a splint
    • Examine evidence for splinting children and recommended future areas needed research

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    Sports Medicine 224

    Microinstability and Internal Impingement in Overhead Athletes


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    • Summarize the rationale and 3 techniques for clinical evaluation for athletes with microinstability and impingement
    • List the most appropriate imaging techniques to evaluate athletes with microinstability and impingement
    • Outline non-operative and conservative treatment techniques
    • Review author's preferred surgical technique for treatment
    • Discuss treatment outcomes

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    Sports Medicine 225

    Arthroscopic Management of the Contact Athlete with Instability


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    • Review shoulder anatomy and pathoanatomy involved in instability
    • Become familiar with the incidence of instability in contact athletes
    • Define the treatment algorithm for managing patients with shoulder instability
    • List criteria and outcomes for patients undergoing arthroscopic treatment
    • Explore and explain which CT is the most accurate imaging modality for evaluation of glenoid bone loss

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    Sports Medicine 226

    Pediatric and Adolescent Shoulder Instability


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    • Become familiar with the anatomy and biomechanics of traumatic and nontraumatic instability in young patients
    • List 3 techniques for evaluating a young patient with suspected shoulder instability
    • Review treatment and outcomes for acute management of shoulder dislocation in a young athlete
    • Review operative treatment techniques for multidirectional shoulder instability
    • Outline and examine 3 rehabilitiation guidelines used after arthroscopic anterior stabilization

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    Sports Medicine 227

    From the Unstable Painful Shoulder to Multidirectional Instability in the Young Athlete


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    • Become familiar with the diagnosis of unstable painful shoulder (UPS)
    • Define key components involved in making a diagnosis of UPS
    • Describe 3 imaging techniques used for making a diagnosis of UPS
    • Become familiar with the treatment and outcomes for UPS
    • Outline the condition of multidirectional instability along with diagnosis and treatment

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    Stroke Rehab 110

    Activity-Based Intervention in Stroke Rehab


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    • Differentiate between activity-based interventions whose aim is to train specific task performance and those whose aim is to help people develop strategies and skills that can be generalized to a variety of tasks
    • Apply 3 principles from multidisciplinary research findings that support the efficacy of task-based interventions in stroke rehabilitation
    • Design effective practice opportunities for stroke survivors to recover motor, cognitive, and participation skills
    • Apply principles of activity analysis and synthesis when designing occupational therapy intervention for stroke survivors


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    Stroke Rehab 111
    Vestibular Rehab and Stroke

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    • Understand key components of the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system
    • Understand stroke syndromes that are associated with vestibular signs and symptoms
    • Understand general concepts of vestibular rehabilitation


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    Stroke Rehab 112

    Rehabilitation Technologies to Promote Upper Limb Recovery After Stroke


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    • Discuss the rationale for using rehabilitation technologies and theories that have guided their development
    • Describe similarities and differences among different technology devices, specifically how they work and what they might add to the therapist's repertoire of treatment tools
    • Evaluate results of empirical studies on the use of rehabilitation technologies for the paretic upper limb after stroke
    • Identify considerations for choosing rehabilitation technologies for clinical use, including their potential benefits and limitations


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    Stroke Rehab 113
    Managing Visual and Visuospacial Impairments to Optimize Function

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    • Describe how visual information is processed by the central nervous system
    • Examine and explore how everyday living is affected if visual and spatial impairments are present
    • Be aware of procedures to perform a visual screening after a brain injury
    • Implement at least five intervention strategies focused on decreasing activity limitations and participation restrictions for those living with visual and spatial impairments


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    Stroke Rehab 114
    Impact of Neurobehavioral Deficits on Activities of Daily Living

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    • Establish a relationship between neurobehavioral concepts and task performance
    • Apply the theory on which the Árnadóttir OT-ADL Neurobehavioral Evaluation (A-ONE) is based as a structure for clinical observations of stroke patients
    • Provide conceptual and operational definitions for neurobehavioral impairments and disability
    • Apply clinical reasoning skills based on the A-ONE theory for hypothesis testing
    • Relate the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and the OT Practice Framework to the concepts used in the A-ONE
    • Provide examples of how strokes can cause different patterns of impairments affecting task performance


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    Stroke Rehab 115

    Enhancing Performance of ADL


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    • Understand how to implement the OT process in a manner that is client centered and is based on top-down reasoning and an occupation-based and/or occupation-focused approach to evaluation and intervention
    • Describe the ADL Taxonomy, a structured self-report of a person’s strengths and problems with personal and instrumental activities of daily living (ADLs)
    • Understand how to evaluate the quality of performance of instrumental ADL tasks for a person with stroke
    • Understand how to write occupation-focused documentation, including writing client-centered goals, for each step of the intervention processUnderstand the different models of practice that can be used to plan and implement occupation-based and/or occupation-focused interventions to enhance a person's performance of instrumental ADL tasks.


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    Stroke Rehab 116
    Parenting After Stroke

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    • Describe visual history
    • Describe transitional tasks
    • Have a basic understanding of one-handed baby care task performance
    • Identify examples of adapted baby care equipment
    • Apply parent child collaboration to a baby care task
    • Identify an emotional or cognitive problem that can affect baby care
    • Appreciate the importance of teamwork between OTs and mental health practitioners in services to parents who have had strokes


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    Stroke Rehab 117
    Dysphagia Management

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    • Describe the normal anatomy and physiology of the swallowing mechanism
    • Discuss the effects of stroke on the swallowing mechanism
    • Describe clinical and instrumental assessment of dysphagia following stroke
    • Describe various rehabilitative and compensatory techniques used to treat dysphagia after a stroke
    • Discuss the efficacy of dysphagia intervention following stroke


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    Stroke Rehab 118

    Seating and Wheeled Mobility Prescription


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    • Understand the seating system and mobility system evaluation process
    • Appreciate the difference between seating for rest and seating for activity performance
    • Implement a treatment plan and identify the goals of the mobility device and seating and positioning system
    • Appreciate the pros and cons of different mobility bases and seating system components
    • Understand the influence of the seating system on carryover of treatment goals
    • Appreciate the importance of the team process throughout the evaluation and fitting/ delivery process
    • Understand the importance of fitting and training with the recommended seating system and mobility device


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    Stroke Rehab 128
    Gait Awareness

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    • Understand normal gait components
    • Identify common gait deviations after a stroke
    • Understand the basics of gait retraining, including common outcome measures used to demonstrate improvement
    • Describe the relationship of bone mineral density to ambulation function after stroke
    • Examine the pathologic and impairment evidence along with the therapeutic suggestions for individuals who demonstrate contraversive pushing
    • Identify and describe commonly used orthoses and assistive devices


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    Surgical Techniques 101

    Arthroscopic Repair of Posterior Shoulder Instability (PSI)


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    • Review pathoanatomy associated with PSI
    • Discuss indications and contraindications for arthroscopic repair of PSI
    • Become familiar with surgical techniques for arthroscopic repair of PSI
    • Examine postoperative considerations and rehabiliation protocols for arthroscopic repair of PSI
    • List 3 complications involved in the arthroscopic repair of PSI


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    Surgical Techniques 102

    Arthroscopic Management of Glenohumeral Arthritis (GA)


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    • Review the pathoanatomy associated with GA
    • Discuss indications and contraindications for arthroscopic management of GA
    • Become familiar with surgical technique for arthroscopic management of GA
    • Examine postoperative considerations and rehabiliation protocols for GA
    • List 3 complications of arthroscopic management of GA


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    Surgical Techniques 103

    Arthroscopic Management of Shoulder Stiffness (SS)


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    • Review preoperative considerations for arthroscopic management of SS
    • Discuss indications and contraindications for arthroscopic management of SS
    • Become familiar with surgical technique for arthroscopic management of SS
    • Examine postoperative considerations and rehabiliation protocols for SS
    • List 3 complications of arthroscopic management of SS


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    Surgical Techniques 104

    Arthroscopic Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis (LE)


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    • Examine and explain the pathology involved in LE
    • Explain the components for performing a comprehensive physical examination on a patient with LE
    • Become familiar with imaging used for LE
    • Explain the indications and contraindications for arthroscopic treatment of LE
    • Become familiar with the surgical technique for arthroscopic treatment of LE
    • Describe and outline the rehabilitation process, complications and expected outcomes following arthroscopic treatment of LE


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    Surgical Techniques 105

    Open Treatment of Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis


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    • Describe the pathology involved in medial and lateral epicondylitis
    • Explain the components for performing a comprehensive physical examination on a patient with medial and lateral epicondylitis
    • Become familiar with imaging used in the diagnosis of medial and lateral epicondylitis
    • Explain the indications and contraindications for open treatment of medial and lateral epicondylitis
    • Become familiar with the surgical technique for open treatment of medial and lateral epicondylitis
    • Explore the rehabilitation process, complications and expected outcomes following open treatment of medial and lateral epicondylitis


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    Surgical Techniques 106

    Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Reconstruction


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    • Describe the mechanism of injury in athletes with UCL injury
    • Explain preoperative considerations including physical exam, imaging techniques, indications and contraindications to surgery
    • Become familiar with the surgical technique for reconstruction of the UCL
    • Outline the rehabilitation process, complications and expected outcomes following reconstruction of the UCL


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    Surgical Techniques 107

    Distal Biceps Repair


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    • Review preoperative considerations for DBR
    • Discuss indications and contraindications for DBR
    • Become familiar with surgical technique for DBR
    • Examine postoperative considerations and rehabiliation protocols for DBR
    • List 3 complications of DBR


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    Surgical Techniques 108

    Surgical Treatment of Posterolateral Instability of the Elbow


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    • Describe the pathology involved in PIE
    • Review preoperative considerations for PIE
    • Discuss indications and contraindications for PIE
    • Become familiar with surgical technique for PIE
    • Examine postoperative considerations and rehabiliation protocols for PIE
    • List 3 complications of PIE


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    Surgical Techniques 117

    Open Rotator Cuff Repair


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    • Explore pathology of the rotator cuff
    • Describe and differentiate 5 tests for assessing the rotator cuff
    • List and describe 3 imaging techniques for assessing the rotator cuff
    • Define and explain how rotator cuff tears are classified
    • Discuss the goals and treatment of rotator cuff injury
    • Review anatomy of the rotator cuff and related structures
    • Describe the technique for acromioplasty
    • Discuss post-op care, complications and anticipated outcomes

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    Surgical Techniques 118
    Distal Biceps Tendon Repair

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    • Discuss pathology of distal biceps rupture
    • Become familiar with physical examination for distal biceps rupture
    • List indications and contraindications for distal biceps repair
    • Review anatomy of the biceps and the antecubital fossa
    • Describe the Boyd and Anderson two-incision technique for distal biceps repair
    • Discuss complications, post-op care and anticipated outcomes

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    Surgical Techniques 119

    Dislocation Reduction of the Shoulder Joint


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    • Review anatomy of the shoulder joint
    • Discuss pathophysiology of shoulder joint dislocation
    • Become familiar with physical examination for shoulder dislocation
    • List indications for shoulder joint relocation
    • Review technique for performing Stimson maneuver
    • Review Scapular manipulation technique
    • Review External rotation method
    • Review Milch technique
    • Review  traction-counter-traction technique
    • Review Spaso technique
    • Review Posterior dislocation reduction technique
    • Review technique for Inferior dislocation reduction
    • Discuss post reduction care, complications and anticipated outcomes

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    Surgical Techniques 119-120
    Dislocation Reduction of the Shoulder Joint, Arthroscopic Bankart Repair

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    Part 1:

    • Review anatomy of the shoulder joint
    • Discuss pathophysiology of shoulder joint dislocation
    • Become familiar with physical examination for shoulder dislocation
    • List indications for shoulder joint relocation
    • Review technique for performing Stimson maneuver
    • Review Scapular manipulation technique
    • Review External rotation method
    • Review Milch technique
    • Review  traction-counter-traction technique
    • Review Spaso technique
    • Review Posterior dislocation reduction technique
    • Review technique for Inferior dislocation reduction
    • Discuss post reduction care, complications and anticipated outcomes

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    • Review anatomy of the shoulder joint
    • Become familiar with shoulder joint dislocations
    • Describe Bankart lesioins
    • List 4 indicaitons for performing arthroscopic Bankart repair
    • List 5 contraindications for performing arthroscopic Bankart repair
    • Review technique for performing arthroscopic Bankart repair
    • Discuss post-op management, complications and anticipated outcomes

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    Surgical Techniques 120

    Arthroscopic Bankart Repair


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    • Review anatomy of the shoulder joint
    • Become familiar with shoulder joint dislocations
    • Describe Bankart lesioins
    • List 4 indicaitons for performing arthroscopic Bankart repair
    • List 5 contraindications for performing arthroscopic Bankart repair
    • Review technique for performing arthroscopic Bankart repair
    • Discuss post-op management, complications and anticipated outcomes

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    Swallowing Disorders 101

    Adult Swallowing Disorders


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    • Become familiar with the prevalence and incidence of dysphagia as well as what diagnoses precipitate it.
    • Identify anatomy and physiology involved in swallowing along with peripheral and neurologic controls.
    • Become familiar with swallowing issues for the elderly.
    • Recognize signs vs. symptoms of dysphagia and distinguish oropharyngeal impairment with esophageal impairment.
    • Describe the nervous system in order to be familiar with swallowing disorders that result from neurologic disease.
    • Identify characteristics of dysphagia and dysphagia-related problems seen in patients with neurologic disease.
    • List treatment options and practices in different forms of neurogenic dysphagia.
    • Recognize dysphagia and how it relates to various head and neck cancers.
    • List factors that contribute to dysphagia in patients being treated for head and neck cancers.
    • Become familiar with esophagopharyngeal disorders along with examination and treatment options.
    • Describe the importance of along with the components of the physical evaluation of the swallowing mechanism.
    • Describe the basic components of a fluoroscopic and endoscopic swallowing exam.
    • List 5 strengths and 5 weaknesses of each exam.
    • Identify treatment considerations that apply to most patients with dysphagia.
    • Describe the major categories for the treatment of dysphagia.
    • Identify steps for formulating effective treatment plans.
    • Become familiar and describe 3 behavioral treatment strategies.
    • Define and outline 5 basic principles of medical ethics and how ethics relate to swallowing disorders.

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    Swallowing Disorders 102

    Dysphagia Unplugged


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    • Define dysphagia and its ramifications
    • Discuss the epidemiology of dysphagia
    • Discuss the medical and social consequences of dysphagia
    • Provide an overview of the clinical management of dysphagia
    • Discuss the role of persons who manage dysphagia
    • Discuss the types of settings in which dysphagic patients might be seen and how this might affect their management


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    Swallowing Disorders 103

    Normal Swallowing in Adults


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    • Define the key anatomic structures involved in swallowing
    • Define the groups of muscles that participate in swallowing
    • Define the peripheral and central neurologic controls for swallowing
    • Discuss the key physiologic components that occur when moving a bolus from the mouth to the stomach
    • Discuss how normal swallowing is affected by bolus type and delivery
    • Describe swallowing associated with normal aging


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    Swallowing Disorders 104

    Normal Swallowing and Development in the Term and Preterm Infant


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    • Identify and understand core concepts of newborn development
    • Identify the difference between a nonnutritive suck and a nutritive suck
    • Identify and understand the benefits of breast milk
    • Identify and understand the major swallowing milestones between birth and age 12 month


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    Swallowing Disorders 105

    Adult Neurologic Disorders


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    • Explain why is it important to possess a basic understanding of the nervous system to clinically manage swallowing disorders resulting from neurologic disease
    • Name some of the sensorimotor characteristics associated with impairments at different levels of the nervous system
    • Identify some of the dysphagia characteristics that might be seen in diseases affecting various levels of the nervous system
    • Describe some of the dysphagia-related problems that might be seen in patients with neurologic disease
    • Describe some aspects of change in dysphagia over time in neurologic diseases
    • Identify some of the more common treatment issues, decisions, options, and/or practices in different forms of neurogenic dysphagia


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    Swallowing Disorders 106

    Dysphagia and Head/Neck Cancer


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    • Define cancer and describe its potential impact on the individual patient
    • Describe the various treatments for head/neck cancer and their side effects
    • Describe factors that contribute to dysphagia in patients being treated for head/neck cancer
    • Describe the dysphagia characteristics that might be associated with head/neck cancer treated with different modalities
    • Elaborate on dysphagia-related complications seen in patients treated for head/neck cancer
    • Discuss the when, what, and why aspects of dysphagia intervention for patients being treated for head/neck cancer.


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    Swallowing Disorders 107

    Esophageal Disorders


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    • Discuss the structural disorders of the esophagus that affect swallowing
    • Discuss the motor disorders of the esophagus that affect swallowing
    • Detail disorders of the pharyngoesophageal segment
    • Show how disorders of esophageal origin might affect other aspects of the swallowing chain
    • Discuss possible treatment approaches for swallowing disorders of esophageal and pharyngoesophageal origin


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    Swallowing Disorders 108

    Respiratory and Iatrogenic Disorders


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    • Detail how disorders of respiration might affect swallowing performance
    • Discuss common medical and surgical complications that lead to or exacerbate dysphagia
    • Review how artificial supports for respiration might interfere with swallowing
    • List surgical procedures that may lead to postoperative dysphagia
    • Explore traumatic injuries and how a traumatic injury may effect swallowing performance


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    Swallowing Disorders 109

    Clinical Evaluation of Adults


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    • Describe the rationale for early detection of swallowing disorders
    • Review the main components of the clinical evaluation of swallowing in adults
    • Present the strengths and weaknesses of evaluation protocols
    • Discuss noninvasive techniques for improving the diagnostic accuracy of the clinical examination
    • Review standardized tests for dysphagia
    • Present potential adjunctive measures of swallowing performance


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    Swallowing Disorders 110

    Instrumental Swallowing Examinations: Videofluoroscopy and Endoscopy


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    • Explain why it is important to “image” the swallowing mechanism and evaluate swallow function with an instrumental study
    • List 5 basic guidelines to help determine whether any instrumental swallowing examination is indicated
    • Describe the basic components and potential modifications of a fluoroscopic swallowing examination and an endoscopic swallowing examination
    • Describe and differentiate strengths and weaknesses of the fluoroscopic swallowing examination and the endoscopic swallowing examination
    • Compare the endoscopic examination with the fluoroscopic examination


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    Therapeutic Modalities 101
    Physical Agents in Rehabilitation

    20.0

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    Therapeutic Modalities 201

    Physiology of Physical Agents


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    • List and examine 3 categories of physical agents
    • Outline and describe 4 effects of physical agents
    • List contraindications and precautions for the use of physical agents
    • Describe the process for evaluating and planning for the use of physical agents
    • List important considerations for documentation for the use of physical agents

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    Therapeutic Modalities 209

    Electrical Currents


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    Introduction to Electrical Currents

    • Define and describe 3 electrical current parameters including waveforms, time-dependent and other electrical current parameters
    • Describe 3 positive effects of electrical currents
    • List 3 contraindications and precautions for the use of electrical currents
    • Outline the steps for application including patient positioning, electrode type and placement and list 3 general considerations


    Electrical Currents for Muscle Contraction

    • Describe the physiology involved in muscle contraction in the innervated muscle
    • Describe clinical application for orthopedic, neurologic and sports medicine
    • Describe muscle contraction for denervated muscle
    • List 5 precautions and contraindications
    • Outline parameters including, but not limited to, electrode placement, positioning, frequency and amplitude for the use of electrical stimulation for innervated muscles

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    Therapeutic Modalities 210

    Lasers and Lights and Ultraviolet Light


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    • Discuss the physical properties of electromagnetic radiation
    • Become familiar with the history and physical properties of lasers and lights
    • List and describe 6 effects of lasers and lights
    • Review the indications and contraindications for the use of lasers and lights
    • Outline the steps involved in the application of lasers and lights
    • Discuss important components involved in documentation with the use of lasers and lights
    • Read case studies to understand clinical application
    • Outline and describe the physical properties of ultraviolet radiation
    • Describe 5 effects of ultraviolet radiation
    • List and examine 2 clinical indications for the use of ultraviolet radiation
    • List 5 contraindications and adverse effects for the use of ultraviolet radiation
    • Describe application techniques for ultraviolet radiation

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    Therapeutic Modalities 211
    Traction

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    • Describe 5 clinical indications for the use of spinal traction
    • Outline and describe application techniques for mechanical traction, lumbar, cervical, self and positional traction
    • Examine important aspects included in documentation for the use of traction


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    Therapeutic Modalities 212

    Electrical Currents for Soft Tissue Healing and Pain Control


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    Electrical Currents for Soft Tissue Healing

    • Explain how electrical stimulation facilitates wound healing
    • Describe 3 parameters for electrical stimulation to promote wound healing
    • Explore and list 2 parameters for the use of iontophoresis
    • Describe the use of electrical currents for edema control
    • List 3 precautions and 3 contraindications for the use of electrical currents in tissue healing


    Electrical Currents for Pain Control

    • Describe the use of conventional TENS, Low-rate and Burst-Mode TENS for the use of pain control
    • List and describe 3 contraindications for the use of electrical currents for pain control
    • Examine parameters such as waveform, electrode placement, amplitude, treatment time and frequency in the use of electrical currents for the use ofpain control
    • Read case studies and highlight clinical application

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    Therapeutic Modalities 213

    Hydrotherapy


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    • Define 4 physical properties of water
    • Describe 6 physiological effects of hydrotherapy
    • Examine 4 uses for the use of hydrotherapy in clinical practice
    • List and describe 4 adverse effects and 5 contraindications and precautions for hydrotherapy
    • Compare and contrast clinical use and application techniques
    • Examine and describe 3 important safety considerations for infection prevention

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    Therapeutic Modalities 214

    Compression


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    • Describe 3 benefits and the effects of the use of external compression
    • Outline and describe 5 clinical indications for the use of external compression
    • List 5 contraindications and precautions
    • Outline and describe application techniques for bandaging, compression garments, and compression pumps
    • Examine the adverse effects of external compression


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    Vision and Aging 101

    Vision and Aging


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    • Become familiar with the importance of primary vision care in geriatrics
    • Identify normal age-related vision changes in the aging population
    • Describe 5 age-related systemic and neurological diseases
    • Differentiate between anterior and posterior segment diseases in the older adult
    • Become familiar with the optometric examination of the older adult
    • List 5 factors that complicate eye examination in the older adult
    • Describe auditory impairment in the older adult
    • Describe 3 pharmacological aspects of aging
    • Identify options for vision correction in the older adult
    • Discuss the option of contact lenses and the older adult
    • Describe the importance of functional therapy in rehab of the older adult
    • Identify important factors in the care of older adults who are visually impaired
    • Outline and compare 3 common issues facing the older driver
    • Identify key nutritional concerns in the older adult
    • Describe the delivery of vision care in nontraditional settings
    • Discuss 5 public health aspects involving care of the older adult
    • Become familiar with 3ethical issues involving care of the older adult
    • Desccribe the field of vision rehab and the aging population


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    Visual Perception 101

    Visual Perception


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    • Recognize typical development of visual- perceptual skills
    • List 5 factors that contribute to typical or atypical development of visual perception
    • List 3 assessment tools used to evaluate visual-perceptual skills in children
    • Outline and compare 3 intervention strategies for assisting children in improving or compensating for problems with visual-perceptual skills
    • Describe 5 effects of visual-perceptual problems on occupations and life activities
    • Become familiar with models and theories that may be used in structuring intervention plans for children who have problems with visual-perceptual skills
    • List 5 intervention strategies used to assist children in improving or compensating for visual-perceptual skill deficit

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    Wound Management 106

    Anatomy and Physiology of Skin and Soft Tissue


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    • Describe the mechanisms by which the skin is able to provide its 6 major functions
    • Describe the structures, function and cellular composition of the skin layers, including layers within the dermis and eipdermis
    • Explain the relationship between skin pigmentation and protection against ultraviolet light
    • Compare and contrast the structural and cellular development of the skin in the fetus, premature infant, full-term neonate, adolescent and adult
    • Describe at least 2 effects on the skin of the following: hydration, sun, nutrition, soaps and medications
    • Compare and contrast the structure and function of dark and light pigmented skin


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    Wound Management 107

    Wound Healing Physiology


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    • Compare and contrast wound healing processes for each type of closure: primary, intention, secondary intention and tertiary intention
    • Distinguish between partial thickness and full thickness wound repair
    • Explain the difference between acute and chronic full thickness wounds
    • Describe 4 characteristics of a chronic wound
    • Describe the role of various types of cells in the wound repair process
    • Describe features and characteristics of scarless healing
    • Distinguish between keloid and hypertrophic scarring and the treatment of each
    • Identify conditions and comorbidities that affect the wound healing process


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    Wound Management 108

    Types of Skin Damage and Differential Diagnosis


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    • Describe the process of at least 5 factors that contribute to skin damage
    • Distinguish among the following terms; macule, papule, plaque, nodule, wheal, pustule, vescile and bulla
    • Describe 4 types of mechanical trauma by the extent of tissue damage associated with each
    • Discuss 3 interventions for preventing each type of mechanical trauma
    • Describe 3 preventive interventions for 3 common causes of chemical damage
    • Describe the process of an allergic contact dermatitis
    • Identify factors that predispose a patient to candidiasis
    • Describe manifestations and care of skin damage due to irradiation


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    Wound Management 109

    Skin and Wound Inspection and Assessment


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    • Differentiate between skin inspection and assessment
    • List 6 factors to consider when assessing darkly pigmented skin
    • Distinguish between wound assessment and evaluation of healing
    • Define partial-thickness and full-thickness tissue loss
    • Compare and contrast a normal and an abnormal finding for each wound assessment parameter
    • Describe how to measure the length, width, depth tunneling and undermining of a wound


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    Wound Management 110

    Pressure Ulcers: Impact, Etiology and Classification


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    • Describe the incidence and prevalence of pressure ulcers in various clinical settings and vulnerable patient populations
    • Define pressure ulcer
    • Identify the 3 most common locations at which pressure ulcers develop
    • Describe the role of subcutaneous tissue and muscle in preventing pressure ulcers
    • Describe the role of the causative factors for pressure ulcer formation


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    Wound Management 111

    Developing and Maintaining a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program


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    • Explain 3 justifications for a pressure ulcer prevention program
    • Distinguish between an avoidable and an unavoidable pressure ulcer
    • List components of a best practice bundle of a pressure ulcer prevention program
    • Distinguish between a pressure ulcer risk assessment and a skin assessment
    • Identify the risk factor subscales in the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk
    • Distinguish between turning and repositioning
    • Describe 5 repositioning techniques


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    Wound Management 112

    Support Surfaces


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    • List 3 limitations to the reliance of capillary closing values for support surface evaluation
    • List 4 factors to consider when interpreting the significance of interface tissue pressure readings
    • Define pressure redistribution, immersion and envelopment
    • Explain the difference between a reactive and an active support surface
    • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of support surface categories and features
    • List factors to consider for appropriate selection of a support surface


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    Wound Management 113

    Neuropathic Wounds: The Diabetic Wound


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    • Describe 3 types of neuropathy that may occur in the patient with diabetes
    • Identify critical factors to be included in the history and physical exam of the patient with lower-extremity neuropathic disease
    • Describe the correlation of protective sensation with risk for diabetic foot ulcer
    • Distinguish among the musculoskeletal foot deformities that lead to focal areas of high pressure in the patient with peripheral neuropathy
    • Identify key concepts in effective and appropriate offloading


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    Wound Management 114

    Wound Debridement


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    • Describe the role of debridement in the wound healing process
    • List contraindications to debridement
    • Distinguish between selective and nonselective debridement
    • Compare and contract 4 methods of debridement: autolysis, chemical, mechanical and sharp
    • List debridement options for the infected wound
    • Describe 5 factors to consider when selecting a debridement approach
    • For each method of debridement, list 2 advantages, disadvantages and relevant special considerations


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    Wound Management 115

    Topical Management


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    • Identify 3 principles of wound management
    • Describe the characteristics of a physiologic wound environment
    • Identify at least 5 objectives in creating a physiologic wound environment
    • Define the terms occlusive, semiocclusive, moisture retentive, primary dressing and secondary dressing
    • List 2 indications and 1 contraindication for each dressing category
    • Describe the factors to consider when selecting a wound dressing


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    Wound Management 116

    Electrical Stimulation


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    • Become familiar with electrical stimulation for the use of wound healing
    • Define terminology associated with electrical stimulation for wound healing
    • Explain the physiologic effects of electrical stimulation
    • List at least 2 indications for electrical stimulation
    • List at least 2 contraindications for electrical stimulation


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    Wound Management 117

    Ultraviolet Light and Ultrasound


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    • Become familiar with ultraviolet light and ultrasound for the use of wound healing
    • List at least 1 indication each for ultraviolet-C, high frequency ultrasound and low frequency ultrasound use
    • List at least 2 contraindications for each modality
    • Explain the mechanisms of action for each modality


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    Wound Management 118

    Burns


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    • Identify the 3 phases of burn care and discuss the goal of each phase
    • Discuss the causes of burns including thermal, chemical and electrical injuries
    • Identify how the 3 zones of tissue damage relate to the depth of the burn wound
    • Describe 3 methods commonly used to calculate the total body surface area of a burn
    • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of at least 4 topical burn care products and dressings
    • Identify 3 principles of managing burn wounds in an outpatient setting


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    Wound Management 119

    Surgical Wounds and Incision Care


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    • Discuss current issues related to surgical wound infection and recommendations made by national collaboratives or evidenced-based guidelines to address these problems and improve outcomes
    • Compare intrinsic and extrinsic patient characteristics associated with surgical wound healing complications or infection
    • Identify wound assessment characteristics comparing the ASEPSIS method of evaluating wounds with Center for Disease Control and Prevention-defined characteristics for surgical site infection
    • Identify evidence-based measures for surgical wounds including dressing, topical treatment, and care of sutures, staples and tissue adhesives
    • Discuss 3 aspects of care or evaluation for patients with surgical wounds and how they can help to promote healing and prevent complications of healing


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