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Orthosis - An Overview

Course #: 014-1237

Price: $15.75

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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#06488 . This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.175 CEUs, Introductory, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, and Preparatory Methods.. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • Florida Board Of Occupational Therapy: 1.50 Hours
  • North Dakota State Board of Occupational Practice: 1.50 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 1.75 Hours

Please note this course is pending AOTA approval

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CEU Course Description 

Occupational therapists who use their fabrication skills often should also have a good working knowledge of the mechanics of the hand and upper extremity. This helps them ensure their orthoses promote function and prevent injury simultaneously. Therapists should also be aware of other healthcare providers who can assist in meeting the full spectrum of their patients’ needs. This will help them present patients with the devices that are best suited for their lives. Creating and fitting orthoses is a learned skill that is a valuable asset for any therapist, regardless of what practice setting they work in. This specialized area helps therapists gain a deeper understanding of biomechanics and joint motion to encourage improved upper extremity function.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Define OT’s role in orthoses.
  2. Contrast the main types of orthoses and the populations/diagnoses each is indicated for.
  3. Determine which relevant providers play a role in fitting and recommending orthoses for certain clinical scenarios.
  4. Identify how orthoses can assist with positioning to prevent deformities.
CEU Course Outline
  1. Section 1: Introduction
  2. Section 2: Purpose & OT Scope
  3. Section 2: Personal Reflection
  4. Section 2: Key Words
  5. Section 3: Biomechanics & Evaluation
  6. Section 3: Personal Reflection
  7. Section 3: Key Words
  8. Section 4: Diagnostic Indications for Orthoses
  9. Section 4: Personal Reflection
  10. Section 4: Key Words
  11. Section 5: Reimbursement & Continuing Education
  12. Section 6: Case Study
  13. Section 7: Case Study Review
  14. Section 8: Case Study
  15. Section 9: Case Study Review
  16. References

Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP

Instructional Level: Introductory

Course Category: OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, Preparatory Methods, Foundational Knowledge

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants 

This course expires on 02/18/2028

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Course Date: 2021-11-29

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