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.
Duration: One hour
CE Credit: 1 continuing education hour, or 0.1 CEU
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, 125
View Video 65-1: Demonstration of MEM home program (Artzberger 2010)
Article from Journal of Hand Therapy. Flowers, K; LaStayo, P. (2012). “Effect of total end range time on improving passive range of motion.” 25(1) 48-55.