Pediatric Hand Therapy and Splinting
Skill Level: Intermediate
Who Should Attend:
- For therapists with prior pediatrics experience
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Hand Therapists
|Sep 21 - Sep 22, 2013|
Winston Salem, NC
|Oct 5 - Oct 6, 2013|
Dallas, TX area (Plano)
When presented with pediatric patients with complex conditions, therapists may face multiple challenges including specialized splinting needs (such as making a finger splint for a one week old infant), pre-surgical and post-surgical intervention strategies (such as deciding when to start therapy after a tendon transfer), and developmental or functional issues (such as how to get a child with no elbow flexion to be able to feed himself).
During the first day, this presentation focuses on common pediatric conditions that result in a child being referred to therapy including Cerebral Palsy, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Radial Ray Deficiencies, Camptodactyly, Thumb-in Palm Deformities, Trigger Fingers, Epidermolysis Bullosa, and Arthrogryposis. The presenter will share her expertise in knowledge of normal hand development, evaluation and therapeutic intervention, including splinting. She also brings treatment ideas for a hands-on sharing demonstration.
The second day focuses on pediatric splinting with demonstration and fabrication of nine splints. When working with the pediatric population, therapists are challenged by the need to fabricate small size splints and the decisions regarding splint purpose, style, design and materials. The biggest challenge may involve gaining the child's cooperation during the splint fabrication and compliance with the splint use at home. After attending this course, participants should be able to rise to all of these challenges.
Program subject to change. Participants are cautioned to apply new information and skills within the scope of state licensure law.
Upon completion, participant will be able to::
- recognize the normal development of the hand and implications for treatment.
- identify the following conditions found in pediatric hand patients and develop a pre and post-operative treatment plan: Brachial Plexus Injuries; Radial Ray Deficiencies; Thumb-in-Palm Deformities; Trigger Thumbs/Fingers; Arthrogryposis; Camptodactyly; Syndactyly releases; Common Pediatric Injuries; Cerebral Palsy and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
- identify immobilization and mobilization splinting principles as they apply to pediatric patients.
- identify appropriate splint options for the above listed conditions and fabricate the appropriate splint from a provided pattern
|8:00-8:30||Review of the course content
Unique Aspects of Pediatric Hand Therapy
|8:30-8:45||Normal Hand Development|
|8:45-9:00||Pediatric Hand Evaluation|
|9:00-10:00||Therapy for Children with Brachial Plexus Palsy|
|10:15-12:15||Treating Children with Congenital Hand Differences:
|1:00-2:00||Sharing of treatment ideas|
|2:00-3:00||Pediatric Trauma-fractures, tendon injuries, etc|
|3:15-4:30||UE Management of the Child with Cerebral Palsy|
|4:30-5:30||Treatment of Pediatric Rheumatological Conditions|
|9:15-10:15||Demonstration and fabrication of dorsal wrist splint|
|10:15-11:15||Demonstration and fabrication of volar based MP stabilization thumb splint|
|11:15-11:45||Demonstration and fabrication of weight bearing splints|
|11:45-11:55||Demonstration and fabrication of foam/noodle splints|
|11:55-12:00||Demonstration and fabrication of neoprene supination assist splint|
|12:45-1:45||Demonstration and fabrication of camptodactyly (Serial static ext.) splint|
|1:45-2:50||Demonstration and fabrication of 2 piece dorsal resting splint|
14 credit hours
Accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Check with your state board/credentialing agency to verify. Certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the course and may be used for CEU verification of credits. CE Credits vary by state. Please check with your state board/certifying agency to confirm conversion of contact hours to CE. See links below.
Physical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 14 contact hours.
California OT Board: This course and instructor have been approved by the CA Board of OT for 3.5 contact hours of post-professional education in the advanced practice area of hand therapy. (Approval #22-H5)
Idaho Occupational Therapy Board: This course has been approved by the Idaho Occupational Therapy Board.Approval #4078.
Idaho Physical Therapy Board: This course has been approved by the Idaho Physical Therapy Board. Approval #4079
Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy: Approved CE Sponsor by Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy, Division of Professional Regulations, #216.000227 for courses completed by 09-30-2014.
North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by virtue of Illinois CE Provider Approval #216.000227 for 14 contact hours. (Course must be completed by 09-30-2014)
NY State Physical Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider for courses completed by 05-10-2016 of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy.
Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners as meeting continuing education requirements for PTs for 14 CEU. Approval# 53591A. (Course must be taken between 11-02-2012 and 11-01-2013).
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy : This course has been approved by virtue of Illinois CE Provider Approval #216.000227 for 14 contact hours. (Course must be completed by 09-30-2014).
AOTA Approved Provider #6177. These states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA:
District of Columbia
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Jill Peck-Murray, MOT, OTR/L, CHT specializes in the treatment of pediatric patients with upper extremity problems. She has worked as an occupational therapist at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego since 1982 and has been a certified hand therapist since 1995.
She is a frequent presenter on the national level, lecturing about pediatric hand therapy, pediatric splinting, and treatment of specific diagnoses including Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, muscle diseases, brachial plexus injuries, congenital anomalies, arthrogryposis, and cerebral palsy. She developed and co-taught the course "Introduction to Hand Therapy" at Grossmont College in San Diego, CA., for 3 years. Jill has been teaching the Pediatric Hand Therapy and Splinting workshops since 2005.
Jill wrote a chapter on Pediatric Splinting in the latest edition of Jacob and Austin's book on Splinting Principles, and has co-authored the book entitled "101 Creative Therapy Ideas."
She is involved with several professional organizations, and is currently President of the San Diego Hand Special Interest Group.
What People are Saying about Jill Peck-Murray:
- Jill's enthusiasm for pediatric splinting is awesome! A quality learning experience.
- Jill's ability to cover a variety of different clinical areas was impressive!
- Jill is an experienced and excellent teacher.
- Great course!
- A great resource...appreciate Jill's organization and sticking to the schedule.
- ... very informative and will provide me with lots of new knowledge and clinical skills to use with my patients.
- Phenomenal course! Creative, intelligent, energetic and patient instructor. I'm excited to apply all the content from the course.
- I can walk away from this course with so many great ideas and creative ways to address the challenging pediatric population.
|Note: Early Bird rates are in effect if your application is postmarked four weeks or more prior to registration.||Early Bird Rate||Late Registration Rate|
|Pediatric Hand Therapy and Splinting||$449||$504|
Dates & Locations
|Sep 21 - Sep 22, 2013:Winston Salem, NC|
|Oct 5 - Oct 6, 2013:Dallas, TX area (Plano)|
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