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    • 6 Mar 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom meeting

    Current Evidence for Rehabilitation of the Repaired Tendon

    Speaker: April D. O’Connell, OT/L, CHT

    March 6, 2021 via Zoom Call

    This course will benefit intermediate to advanced level practitioners (OT’s, COTA’s, PT’s, PTA’s and CHT’s) and will provide you with 7 ceu’s.

    Speaker: Ms. April D. O’Connell is a licensed Occupational Therapist and a Certified Hand Therapist who received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational therapy from Boston University in 2001 and has over 15 years of clinical experience and training.

    Course Objectives: 

    • 1.      Perform a patient-centered evaluation involving review of medical history, patient-rated outcomes and subjective account to systematically lead to diagnostically appropriate plan of care.
    • 2.      Describe anatomical and biomechanical principles that form the framework of post-operative extensor tendon evaluation and treatment. 
    • 3.      Explain how biomechanical dysfunction of the hand can create functional impairment.
    • 4.      Identify important indications and contraindications for therapeutic interventions and protocols for post-operative extensor tendon repair.
    • 5.      Identify current research and upcoming trends in tendon repair rehabilitation
    • 6.      Ascertain appropriate orthotic device with a basic understanding of how to fabricate them for extensor tendon repairs
    • 7.      Identify the rehabilitation protocols associated with each zone and the evidence and science for using each protocol
    • 8.      Explain rationale for when to progress the patient through each flexor tendon protocol
    • 9.      Design a treatment algorithm to target complex zone 2 tendon repairs
    • 10.  Identify complications to repairs in real time and devise effective strategies to maximize   function

    Course will be from 8:00am – 4:00pm and will be virtual. Once registered and closer to the course, SCHTA will be sending a link for the Zoom call.



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