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Monday, January 21 | Tuesday, January 22 | Wednesday, January 23 | Thursday, January 24
* Should you choose to preselect regular (not preconference) Tuesday-Thursday sessions during the registration process, please be advised that preselection is not a guarantee of a seat. Attendees are asked to preselect to better determine room size and all efforts will be made to accommodate sessions in the largest rooms possible. All attendees are encouraged to show up to sessions early. Attendees are also encouraged to select alternative sessions in the event their first choice is full.
Location: Hilton Bayfront| Cobalt 501
Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Speakers: Carol Waggy, PT, PhD, CHT, Mia Erickson, PT, EdD, CHT
CEUs: 0.9 (9.0 contact hours/CCUs)
Preconference Pricing: Standard (1A)
The purpose of this course is to provide attendees with a comprehensive review of wrist and hand anatomy, radiology, examination procedures, and treatment strategies. The speakers will discuss self-report measures and their use in hand therapy. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice special tests in a lab format. In addition, the speakers will present treatment approaches—including best available evidence—for fractures, tendon injuries, nerve injuries, thumb osteoarthritis, and others. Attendees will be provided with tips from the field and as well as common pitfalls in managing wrist and hand disorders.
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Joint Program: Neurology
Time: 8:00 am–10:00 am (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Catherine E. Lang, PT, PhD
Level: Multiple Level
Persons with stroke most often receive therapy services in inpatient and outpatient facilities which specialize in neurologic rehabilitation. It is not uncommon, however, for persons with stroke to seek upper-extremity rehabilitation in specialized hand clinics. The goals of this session are to provide a comprehensive approach for assessing upper-extremity impairment and function after stroke and present a framework for selecting and tailoring interventions. The target audience is clinicians unfamiliar with this population. The session will include a review of common stroke-induced upper-extremity impairments, their underlying neural mechanisms, and clinical assessment strategies. It will also include upper-extremity function, functional assessment, and a description of how various impairments contribute to loss of function after stroke. Because a goal of stroke rehabilitation is to improve daily life, the speaker will also include a short discussion of accelerometry, an objective method for assessing upper-extremity activity outside the clinic. The session will conclude with information regarding how assessment data from each of these levels can be used in clinical decision making in order to optimize the provision of upper-extremity stroke rehabilitation services.
Joint Program: Pediatrics
Time: 11:00 am–1:00 pm (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Susan V. Duff, PT, MPT, EdD, OTR/L; Gregory G. Heuer, MD; James R. Bain, MD; Carol Dematteo, PT, MSc, OT
The purpose of this course is to review state-of-the-art assessment and intervention strategies for infants who sustain a perinatal brachial plexus injury. Attendees will learn how to integrate the current evidence and appreciate the range in outcome from nonsurgical and surgical intervention for this population. The speakers will review assessment tools used to determine the level of injury and the degree of recovery across time including the Active Movement Scale, neural imaging techniques, ultrasound, motion analysis, and needle and surface electromyography. An algorithm used to make surgical decisions will be outlined and discussed. The presenters will review current microsurgical techniques and shoulder reconstruction strategies and examine nonsurgical treatment options. Finally, case studies will provide examples of nonsurgical and surgical outcomes from infancy to childhood. This course will end with a discussion on current intervention options and outcome for this population.
Joint Program: Hand Rehabilitation
Time: 3:00 pm–5:00 pm (See Program for Room)
This is a joint program. See full description at Neurology programming.
Speakers: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC; Lynn S. McGivern, JD, LLM; Bridget Morehouse, PT, MBA
Much confusion exists in the practice of hand therapy as it relates to the coding, billing, documentation, compliance, and practice. Can a certified hand therapist (CHT)/occupational therapist work on a Plan of Care (POC) for a CHT/physical therapist (PT)? Can each establish a POC and work together, apart? What documentation is required for splinting, or materials, or follow-up? Why are private practice hand therapists at greater compliance risk than hospitals or rehab agency providers? This session will answer these questions, as well as unravel other areas of confusion and provide a guide to compliant practice of coding, billing, and documentation.
Joint Program: Sports Physical Therapy
Speakers: Kevin Lawrence, PT, MS, DHS, OCS
This session will focus on injuries of the forearm, wrist, and hand experienced by various athletes through their participation in various sports. These will include injuries to bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and the vascular supply. Mechanisms of injuries, examination procedures, and interventions will be presented. Criteria for "return to play" also will be covered based on the phases of healing and the demands of the sport.
This is a joint program. See full description at Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management programming.
This is a joint program. See full description at Oncology programming.
Speakers: Emily Altman, PT, DPT, CHT; Wen-Yau Jennie Yen, PT, DPT, CHT
Level: Multiple Level
Effective postoperative rehabilitation of fractures requires a solid knowledge of the mechanism of fracture (the path of deforming force) and its impact on the bone itself and surrounding soft tissue structures. This course will be a fast-paced, proximal-to-distal review of fractures between the distal humerus and the distal phalanx. The speakers will describe the mechanism(s) of injury and classic behaviors/biomechanical features of each fracture. Some surgical repair options and their rationales will be discussed. The speakers believe that knowledge of the physiology of bone, soft tissue damage, and repair, and an understanding of the mechanism of injury and immediate postfracture management are the essential ingredients for knowing how to progress patients through their rehabilitation. Because of this, protocols and guidelines will not be a focus of this presentation. The presentation will include a wealth of X-ray images to illustrate the didactic information.
Speakers: Susan W. Stralka, PT, DPT, MS
Entrapment lesions require early recognition as well as intervention. This course will identify ways to rule out potential sources of both neurogenic and musculoskeletal disorders associated with entrapment. Emphasis will be placed on assessment procedures to identify acute, chronic, and central sensitization lesions. The speaker will discuss concepts using graded motor imagery and other treatment strategies.