The unique anatomy and physiology of the elbow joint are explored in the context of contracture development. Contributions of neurological mechanisms of bicipital co-contraction and shoulder girdle substitution to elbow stiffness are elucidate as are implications for therapy management. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on February 4, 2020
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/1.0; AL/1.0; AR/1.0; AZ/1.0; CA/1.0; CO/1.0; CT/1.0; DC/1.0; DE/1.0; FL/1.0; GA/1.0; HI/1.0; IA/1.0; IACET/0.1; ID/1.0; IL/1.0; IN/1.0; KS/1.0; KY/1.0 Category 2; MA/1.0; ME/1.0; MI/1.0; MO/1.0; MS/1.0; MT/1.0; NC/1.0; ND/1.0; NE/1.0; NH/1.0; NY/1.0; OR/1.0; PA/1.0; RI/1.0; SC/1.0; SD/1.0; TN/1.0; TX/1.0; UT/1.0; VA/1.0; VT/1.0; WA/1.0; WI/1.0; WY/1.0
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the physiological timing of contracture development.
- After this course, participants will be able to list neurophysiological/occupation-based phenomena associated with the development of elbow stiffness.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe preventative strategies designed to reduce occupational performance deficits with elbow stiffness.
|5-25 Minutes||Evolutionary/anatomical/biomechanical review of the elbow joint|
|25-40 Minutes||The development of stiffness: General process and unique considerations of the elbow joint.|
|40-55 Minutes||Motor learning and movement of the elbow|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
MHS, OTR/L, CHT
Paul Bonzani is an assistant clinical professor in the department of occupational therapy at the University of New Hampshire. He teaches the human movement and adult development courses in the required curricula and elective courses in upper extremity rehabilitation/orthotic fabrication and physical agent modalities. Additionally, he co-teaches a course on the psychobiological manifestations and management of the human stress response. Paul obtained his CHT credential in 1991 and continues to practice in addition to his educational responsibilities. Finally, Paul has authored multiple textbook chapters and review articles on varied upper extremity rehabilitation topics including, functional anatomy, tendinopathy management, elbow rehabilitation, and mobilization orthoses.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
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