Instructional Concurrent Session VII

Date/Time: Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Collaborative Pathway for Prosthetic Rehabilitation after TMR Surgery: An Advanced Approach

Description:

Upper limb amputations are most frequently due to trauma and require collaboration between multiple parties of the patient’s care team, including the physician, prosthetist and therapist. As technology in surgical procedures and prosthetics advance, the methods of intervention need to advance as well. The role of skilled occupational and physical therapy in the treatment of upper limb amputees has been shown in the literature to be a critical factor on patient outcomes after limb loss and the adoption of the given prosthesis. The certified hand therapist is uniquely qualified to perform the rehabilitation due to the nature of traumatic amputation, subsequent innervation changes, ADL modifications, and prosthetic training. This course aims to update the participant on current advances TMR surgery, outline a care pathway focusing on the collaboration of physician, prosthetist and therapist, provide evidence based information on prosthetic rehabilitation techniques, educate on the different stages of myosite training in prosthetics from dual site to pattern recognition, and provide relevant take home strategies to improve patient function through all stages from amputation to full functional use.

Objective(s):

  • Understand the new advances in upper limb TMR surgeries and the impact on therapy intervention
  • Discuss the collaborative role in the care pathway for physicians, prosthetists and therapists
  • Discuss the collaborative role in the care pathway for physicians, prosthetists and therapists

Curb Your Burnout: Skill Building for the Wholehearted Hand Therapist

Description:

Today’s healthcare environment has therapists working harder with limited resources. These challenging times are leading to higher rates of burnout. Burnout in healthcare has been shown to have an adverse effect on job satisfaction, patient satisfaction, quality of care, and increased rate of errors. This course will provide evidence-based tools and strategies to decrease burnout that can be immediately implemented in the clinic to better improve patient compliance and outcomes. These techniques promote empathy and compassion, for ourselves and those we serve. This instructional course is geared towards the therapist (of any level) looking to re-energize themselves as clinicians, handle difficult patients, and better manage the stress that comes with today’s healthcare environment. This course will incorporate clinically proven reliable and valid contributions from the field of positive psychology and The Daring Way ™ (based on the research of Brené Brown, PhD).

Objective(s):

  • Understand how to apply evidence-based tools and strategies designed to decrease clinician burnout and improve well-being at work and beyond
  • Understand and apply the latest evidence-based studies from the field of positive psychology as they relate to the healthcare environment and their relevance to optimizing outcomes
  • Describe how to develop patient /therapist trust to improve adherence, maximize outcomes while limiting clinician burnout

Working in Concert: Collaboration in the Assessment and Intervention of Musicians with Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Description:

Musculoskeletal disorders have been identified as one of the primary medical problems affecting musicians. Musicians are susceptible to developing musculoskeletal conditions due to the repetitive nature of constant practice and the sustained awkward and asymmetrical postures and movements required to play certain instruments. Musculoskeletal injuries which result from playing an instrument are defined as playing-related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMDs). PRMDs may reduce the quality of a musician’s playing by interfering with their ability to execute precisely controlled and timed movements of the upper extremities; this can be career-threatening for some professional musicians. The reported lifetime prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints in professional musicians ranges from 62 to 93%. The incidence of PRMDs in college music students is similar to professional musicians. The purpose of this presentation is to review the playing-related client factors, performance skills, and performance patterns which contribute to the development of PRMDs in musicians and discuss strategies for occupation-based assessment and intervention. The speakers will also discuss the results of a pilot study, designed in collaboration with the School of Music at the University of Minnesota, to assess the effectiveness of a novel education and exercise-based musculoskeletal health promotion program for college piano students.

Objective(s):

  • At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to describe the common musculoskeletal problems affecting musicians.
  • At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to describe the playing-related factors which contribute to the development of playing-related musculoskeletal disorders in musicians.
  • At the conclusion of this session, participants will discuss musician-specific strategies to implement in the interventions for musicians with playing-related musculoskeletal disorders.

Wrist Evaluation: Becoming a More Effective Detective

Description:

Wrist pain and injuries can be illusive and difficult to identify. Patients arrive with a vague diagnosis, a variety of unrelatable symptoms, and we find ourselves playing detective in order to figure out the source of the problem. This course will provide a systematic approach to the wrist evaluation, allowing the therapist to efficiently identify affected structures, rule out differential diagnosis', and provide the patient with a plan of action. Therapists will also gain clinical pearls, more effective patient communication strategies, and see examples of how this systematic approach is put in place.

Objective(s):

  • Describe a focused systematic approach to evaluation of anatomical structures of the wrist for patients with an unidentified diagnosis (i.e. “wrist pain”/”wrist sprain”).
  • Interpret objective findings and subjective reports in order to determine the source of an unidentified wrist injury.
  • Identify less common symptoms related to wrist injuries through evaluation in order to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
  • Utilize effective communication strategies to secure correct and correlated subjective information from patients.