Introduction

3 Contact Hours

Description: This course discusses motion between body segments and the factors that can restrict such motion such as contractures, edema, adhesions, mechanical blocks, disc herniations neural tension, and weakness. This intermediate level course is appropriate for occupational and physical therapists and assistants who work with individuals with limited range of motion.

Instructors

Joel Desotelle, MS OTR/L

Joel is an occupational therapist who specializes in neurological disorders in children and adults.  He received his Bachelors of Science (B.S) degree in occupational therapy from Keuka College (Keuka Park, NY) in 1995 and his post-graduate Masters of Science (M.S.) degree from Misericordia University (Dallas, PA) in 2010.  He holds a post-graduate certificate in pediatrics from Misericordia University (2006) and has worked in a variety of settings from out-patient pediatrics to in-patient adults.  Joel is an experienced author and instructor who has presented on a wide range of topics including stroke rehab, neuromuscular disorders, autism, sensory dysfunction, dementia, falls, and outcomes-based therapy.

Course Text (required): Physical Agents in Rehabilitation: From Research to Practice, 3rd ed. (2009) edited by Michelle Cameron, MD, PT, OCS - Copyright 2009 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 

Audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA

Skill Level: Intermediate

Contact Hours: 3


The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA 

Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from "Physical Agents in Rehabilitation: From Research to Practice, 3rd ed. (2009)" edited by Michelle Cameron, MD, PT, OCS - Copyright 2009 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.


Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course you will be able to:

1. Describe types of motion;

2. Describe patterns of motion restriction;

3. Identify and describe tissues and pathologies that can cause motion restrictions;

4. Identify contraindications and precautions to range of motion;

5. Discuss treatment approaches to motion restriction.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Motion Restrictions: Pathology to Treatment

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3. Coursework - Motion Restrictions: Pathology to Treatment

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4. Course Final and Survey - Motion Restrictions: Pathology to Treatment

Completion

The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion