This course introduces the pathophysiology and potential functional sequelae of obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP). An evidence-based overview of examination and intervention principles is provided. This activity is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 0.5 hours of general and 0.5 hours of Direct Access CE credit.
Course created on April 10, 2018
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; DE/1.0; FL/1.0; GA/1.0; HI/1.0; IA/1.0; IACET/0.1; ID/1.0; IL EITP/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; OK/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
- By correctly identifying the anatomical structures and typical mechanisms of injury, the participant will be able to accurately discuss the pathophysiology underlying OBPP.
- The participant will be able to list three maternal or child-centered risk factors for OBPP.
- The participant will be able to identify four appropriate tests and measures to be used in the physical therapist examination of a child with an OBPP.
- The participant will be able to list three effective interventions for a child with OBPP.
- The participant will be able to describe at least three ways in which an OBPP may impact function as a child grows from infancy into adulthood.
|0-10 Minutes||Background, review of learner outcomes|
|10-25 Minutes||Overview of OBPP|
|25-40 Minutes||Examination in OBPP|
|40-50 Minutes||Evidenced-based Interventions for OBPP|
|50-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
PT, DPT, PhD, PCS
Dr. Kenyon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Kenyon heads the Grand Valley Power Mobility Project, an inter-professional research, and service project that provides power mobility training for children and young adults who are not typically considered to be candidates for power mobility use. Dr. Kenyon presents nationally and internationally on topics related to pediatric physical therapist practice and has published multiple journal articles and book chapters pertaining to topics in pediatrics. Dr. Kenyon currently serves on the Committee of Content Experts for the Pediatric Specialty Council of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
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