This course series will explore conservative treatment combinations including modalities, Botulinum toxin injections, dynamic and static splinting, and hands-on soft tissue and joint mobilization for patients with soft tissue and joint contractures of the upper extremity. Neurological and orthopedic-caused contractures will be addressed separately. The series consists of three courses: The Shoulder Complex; The Elbow; and The Wrist and Hand. This course is open captioned.
Course created on March 1, 2016
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/1.5; AL/1.5; AR/1.5; AZ/1.5; CA/1.5; CO/1.5; CT/1.5; DE/1.5; GA/1.5; HI/1.5; IA/1.5; IACET/0.2; ID/1.5; IL/1.5; IN/1.5; KS/1.5; KY/1.5 Category 2; MA/1.5; ME/1.5; MI/1.5; MO/1.5; MS/1.5; MT/1.5; NC/1.5; ND/1.5; NE/1.5; NH/1.5; NY/1.5; OR/1.5; PA/1.5; RI/1.5; SD/1.5; TN/1.5; TX/1.5; UT/1.5; VA/1.5; VT/1.5; WA/1.5; WI/1.5; WY/1.5
- By the end of this course, the participants will be able to identify the joint and soft tissue structures of the shoulder complex that are commonly problematic in neurological and orthopedic contractures
- By the end of this course, the participants will be able to recognize in post-course testing, best combined use of conservative treatments including modalities, splinting, hands-on manual treatments, and Botulinum toxin injection guidance to treat patients with contractures of the shoulder complex .
- By the end of this course, the participants will be able to discuss and later incorporate into the participant's daily practice, evidence-based conservative treatments as well as those pending clinical trials which have demonstrated successful use in the clinic for these impairments.
|5-25 Minutes||Basic anatomy and biomechanics review of the shoulder complex, pertinent to soft-tissue and joint contractures|
|25-55 Minutes||Conservative treatment of patients with contractures of the shoulder complex, due to orthopedic causes including adhesive capsulitis|
|55-85 Minutes||Conservative treatment of patients with contractures of the shoulder complex, due to neurological causes|
|85-90 Minutes||Q and A, Summary|
Ellen Pong, DPT, MOT, BA
Dr. Ellie Pong practices outpatient occupational therapy and physical therapy in Milton, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, English and Art from Louisiana College, and her Master of Occupational Therapy and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She served in the US Navy as a Data Systems Technician, and has worked in a number of capacities including newspaper photographer and graphic artist before joining this profession. Dr. Pong is a writer in this profession for textbooks and other projects. Dr. Pong currently specializes in consultation neurological evaluations, treatment of patients with arthrofibrosis, provision of in-office guidance of botulinium injections for patients with hypertonic muscle pathologies, and services during intrathecal Baclofen pump trials. She is participating in a worldwide clinical trial that is testing a new medication on boys with Duchenne's muscular dystrophy as well as a clinical trial testing a new Botox on children with cerebral palsy. She expects to complete a doctorate in Education within the next two years.
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