Occupational Therapy: Conservative and Surgical Management of the Osteoarthritic Hand and Wrist, 2nd Ed.

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About Course #I6401

Release Date: March 5, 2019

Expiration Date: March 5, 2022

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis found in the hand and upper extremity. As many as 54.4 million Americans – or approximately 28% of the adult population – are affected. This intermediate-level course provides OTs and OTAs with a detailed overview of the pathophysiology and mechanics of the joints of the hand of those diagnosed with OA. The course offers practitioners in-depth knowledge of several of the most common medical and evidence-based treatments, and it provides instruction for application of techniques in occupational therapy evaluation and intervention. These include specific occupational therapy interventions, physical agent modalities, splinting, adaptive equipment, and joint protection to allow clients to engage in meaningful daily occupations.

0.2 AOTA CEUs are awarded for successful completion of this course.

About the Author(s)

Debbie Amini, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is the director of professional development for the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). She received her bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy from Quinnipiac University, her master’s degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and her doctorate in education from North Carolina State University. Dr Amini served a 3-year term as chair of AOTA’s Commission on Practice and is the author of several AOTA of­ficial documents.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools' policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

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