A wide variety of orthotic designs are utilized by the occupational therapist (OT) to treat the painful osteoarthritic (OA) carpometacarpal (CMC) joint of the thumb. The purpose of this webinar is to provide the OT with an update of evidenced based orthotic interventions for the OA CMC joint to: reduce pain, increase pinch strength, increase joint stability and increase function.
Course created on March 22, 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; 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 identify three orthotic designs that have been reported in the literature to reduce pain at the CMC joint.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe two outcome measures that have reported improved function when clients wore a CMC orthosis.
- After this course, participants will be able to report the orthotic design that provides the most joint stability in contrast to the design that allowed the most hand function.
|10-20 Minutes||Types of orthoses|
|20-30 Minutes||Orthosis fabrication|
|30-40 Minutes||Outcome measures|
|40-50 Minutes||Joint protection|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Jeanine Beasley, Ed.D., OTR, CHT, FAOTA
Jeanine Beasley, EdD, OTR, CHT, FAOTA is an Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist, and professor at Grand Valley State University’s Occupational Science and Therapy Department. She also works as a Hand Therapist at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jeanine is a frequent guest lecturer and has spoken in 16 states and 8 countries. She has authored and co-authored several book chapters and journal articles on hand therapy.
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