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COURSE TITLE: Pediatric Orthopedic and Sport Upper Extremity Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Returning Kids to Play
COURSE DATES: April 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Upper extremity orthopedic and sports injuries are common in the pediatric population and require special considerations when presenting for physical therapy intervention. Research shows that upper extremity injuries in the pediatric population may be due to poor activity management and mechanisms that differ from adults, including deficits in strength, neuromuscular control, and/or inherent joint laxity. Children and adolescents are constantly learning new coordination and neuromuscular patterns throughout their grown and development, impacting the treatment of these injuries. This course will discuss common pediatric orthopedic and sports injuries of the upper extremity and will present the current research pertaining to diagnosis, intervention, and returning kids to play.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- identify common pediatric orthopedic and sports injuries of the upper extremity,
- identify common signs, symptoms, and tests used to diagnose pediatric upper extremity injuries,
- understand and utilize an effective upper extremity intervention progression to return youth to activities safely and quickly,
- understand and utilize current research literature related to the most effective interventions for different stages of pediatric upper extremity rehabilitation.
COURSE DESIGN: This online course is designed so that participants may access the course materials and interactive forum asynchronously (at times that are convenient to his/her/their schedule) for the period that the course is open. The interactive forum provides a space for course participants to engage with each other and the course instructors.
- Lesson 1: Pediatric Upper Extremity Orthopedic Diagnoses
- Lesson 2: Pediatric Upper Extremity Examination
- Lesson 3: Pediatric Upper Extremity Rehabilitation- Acute Through Advanced
- Lesson 4: Pediatric Upper Extremity Rehabilitation- Advanced Treatment to Return to Sport Decision Making
- Participants must complete all learning activities in each of the four (4) course Lessons; learning activities may include, but are not limited to, viewing video recorded presentations, completing readings, posting to the interactive course forum, and completing quizzes.
- Participants must achieve a minimum score of at least 70% on the course post-test to receive full course CEU credit.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: 3 Contact Hours (0.3 CEU)
REGISTRATION OPEN THROUGH: April 30, 2021
Dr. Bellm is a 2011 graduate from Saint Louis University and a 2012 graduate from the Ohio State Orthopedic Residency program. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of youth and overhead athletes. He is active in research on shoulder strength and range of motion testing. He is the lead therapist for the Thrower’s clinic at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). He also serves as a mentor and education coordinator for the orthopedic and sports residency at CCHMC. He has lectured locally and nationally on a variety of subjects related to the youth overhead athlete.
Dr. Lindegren is a physical therapist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Goodman Physical Therapy. She graduated from Emory University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and then completed her orthopedic physical therapy residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She is a board certified orthopedic specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She has experience presenting locally and nationally on topics pertaining to the youth athlete and is passionate about improving care for this population. She has clinical interests in upper extremity conditions, low back pain, pelvic floor rehabilitation, injury prevention, swimming rehabilitation, chronic pain, and disordered eating.
COURSE SYLLABUS: PEDIATRIC UE_2020-21_SYLLABUS
REGISTRATION: APTA Pediatrics Members receive 50% discount before August 1.
In addition to this course, please visit COURSE CATALOG for the list of 2020 Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Self-Paced Course Bundle options. Enrollment options include single course enrollment OR multi-course enrollment.
Registration links for the 2020 APPT Course Bundle Series for individuals currently registered as Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Members.
Registration links for the 2020 APPT Course Bundle Series for individuals not currently registered as Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Members.