Presented by Jodi Moore, OTD, OT/L, CHT
At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Apply the principle of modalities when developing therapeutic interventions.
- Understand the short and long term effects of thermal and electrical modalities.
- Demonstrate proper patient positioning for optimal and safe application of the modality.
- Identify precautions and contraindications of thermal and electrical use with specific diagnosis or conditions.
- Document correctly in the patient chart the parameters used, time completed, body part treated, and patient’s toleration.
- Understand tissue physiology and responses to immobilization.
- Understand tissues response to motion and stress.
- Demonstrate techniques (and a variety of Grades) for mobilizing tight joint structures.
- Discuss pathologies that can contribute to motion restrictions.
Attendees earn 1 continuing education hour/0.1 CEU for this course.
Free to ASHT Members
The UE Institute is a complimentary, ASHT members-only benefit.
Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity (6th ed.). Skirven, T. M., Osterman, A. L., Fedorczyk, J. M., Amadio, P. C. (Eds.). (2011). Philadelphia, PA: Mosby. ISBN: 978-0-323-05602-1
Review Chapters 67, 117, 120 and 125
View Video 65-1: Demonstration of MEM home program (Artzberger 2010)
Note: The video is online content. When you access the book, “Rehabilitation of the Hand,” information on how to access the videos is located inside the cover.
Flowers, K, LaStayo, P. (2012). Effect of total end range time on improving passive range of motion. Journal of Hand Therapy, 25(1) 48-55.