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Positioning the Head
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3098Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will discuss various strategies to optimize head position. First, we will explore strategies beyond the head support, including specific positioning interventions and addressing visual issues. Second, we will explore posterior head supports in depth, matching specific features to client needs. Third, we will explore other options which may be required if posterior support alone is inadequate, including anterior head support.

Thumbs Up For Function: Orthoses For The Osteoarthritic CMC Joint
Presented by Jeanine Beasley, Ed.D., OTR, CHT, FAOTA
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3346Level: Intermediate1 Hour
A wide variety of orthotic designs are utilized by the rehab therapist to treat the painful osteoarthritic (OA) carpometacarpal (CMC) joint of the thumb. The purpose of this webinar is to provide an update of evidenced based orthotic interventions for the OA CMC joint to: reduce pain, increase pinch strength, increase joint stability and increase function.

Management of the Hemiplegic Shoulder
Presented by Christine Griffin, OTR/L, MS, BCPR
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3386Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Occupational performance for stroke patients is limited by hemiplegia of the shoulder complex and upper limb. Discussion will include anatomy of the shoulder and scapula, biomechanics, evaluation of the hemiplegic shoulder complex and trunk, and current evidence for treatment techniques and interventions such as NMES, taping, pain management, and functional use.

Delivering Culturally Competent Care: Strategies for Clinicians
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, CFPS
Recorded WebinarAudioText/Transcript
Course: #3946Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course defines cultural and linguistic competency and related terms and presents factors that may affect the ability to provide culturally and linguistically competent care. This session addresses the need for self-awareness in culturally and linguistically competent medical care, the differences between disease and illness, and factors that may influence a patient's experience of illness as well as the health beliefs and practices of some cultures. The session offers an approach to eliciting a patient’s cultural health beliefs that can help inform therapists to deliver culturally appropriate treatments. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

LGBTQ Cultural Competence: Improving Care to the LGBTQ Community
Presented by Liz Margolies
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4093Level: Introductory1 Hour
The course addresses the health disparities of LGBTQ individuals, based the social determinants of health, including barriers to accessing care, lack of routine sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data collection, discrimination, and lack of provider knowledge about LGBTQ health. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Dynamic Seating
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3093Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Dynamic seating has four primary functions – to allow movement, to diffuse force, to protect the client, and to protect the seating system and mounting hardware. This course will take a look at the product options, discuss clinical indicators and contra-indicators for dynamic components and present case studies to illustrate these points.

Tennessee Ethics in Physical Therapy: Bioethics and Our Code of Ethics
Presented by Brigette Cuffia, PT, JD
Course: #4590Level: Intermediate3 Hours
This course is specifically designed for PTs and PTAs licensed in the state of Tennessee. Physical therapists make ethical decisions on a daily basis. In routine clinical practice PTs and PTAs are also faced with tough situations known as ethical dilemmas. Understanding bioethics and the APTA Code of Ethics can help therapists make decisions regarding ethical issues in an informed way. Models of ethical decision making will be presented and clinical examples analyzed. Upon taking this course therapists will more readily recognize the ethical makeup of their clinical practice and feel more confident in their ethical decision making. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Accessibility Consultation, Environmental Modifications, and Universal Design
Presented by Shoshana Shamberg, OTR/L, MS, FAOTA
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2897Level: Advanced2 Hours
Accessibility consultation is a growing specialty for medical and design/build professionals. This training program provides a common language and understanding of the specialized knowledge and skills needed to implement a team approach to service delivery. Crucial knowledge includes UD design principles, legislative compliance, design/build problems/solutions, and specialized products to promote safety, independence and quality of life for both caregivers and consumers. Using case studies and a multi-media format, practical applications and problem solving strategies using a team bulding approach will be presented to help eliminate environmental barriers using universal design principles.

Alzheimer's 101: An Overview for Healthcare Professionals
Presented by Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3127Level: Introductory2 Hours
This course will provide an overview for the healthcare professional about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Participants will learn strategies related to improving communication with patients and families, understanding and managing behavioral challenges, and promoting independence.

Tendon Trauma: Keys to Optimal Outcomes
Presented by Rebecca Neiduski, Ph.D., OTR/L, CHT
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3257Level: Advanced1 Hour
This advanced level course will explore clinical reasoning following traumatic flexor tendon injuries to the upper extremity. From the mechanism of injury to the progression of therapy, participants will be challenged to use clinical data to drive treatment planning and measure outcomes.

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