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.
- 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.