Using a wheelchair places a significant strain on the upper extremity. Therapists should be proactive in preventing repetitive strain injuries to help clients maintain independence and improve their quality of life. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on April 20, 2022
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; LA/2.0; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MN/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NJ/2.0; NM/2.0; NV/0.2; NY/2.0; OH/2.0; OK/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- After this course, participants will be able to analyze the three common repetitive strain injuries associated with wheelchair use in daily activities.
- After this course, participants will be able to independently list three activity modification strategies that address postural risk factors for repetitive strain injuries.
- After this course, participants will be able to accurately identify two components of an upper extremity therapeutic exercise program to prevent repetitive strain injuries.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-35 Minutes||Review of upper extremity anatomy and common repetitive stress injuries|
|35-55 Minutes||Review of wheelchair positioning and how it contributes to functional reach and upper extremity health|
|55-85 Minutes||Discussion of functional activity modification: functional reach patterns, transfers, sleep positions|
|85-105 Minutes||Discussion of evidence-based upper extremity therapeutic exercise|
|105-115 Minutes||Case Study|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
MS, OTR/L, ATP
Sara Kate Frye is an occupational therapist with a broad background in neurorehabilitation in both the acute-inpatient and homecare settings. She is currently a Therapy Professional Development Specialist for Penn Medicine at Home. She earned her bachelors and masters in occupational therapy from Towson University and is currently in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program at Thomas Jefferson University.
Non-financial: Sara Frye has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by PhysicalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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