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Innovative Treatments for Tendinopathy and Nerve Compression: Stop the Pain Before It Leads to Surgery -- and Keep It from Coming Back!

You work hard to help your upper extremity patients avoid unnecessary surgeries, but sometimes it can feel like an uphill battle. Localizing the problem ca...
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Faculty:
Nancy Krolikowski
Duration:
6 Hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Dec 06, 2019

Description

You work hard to help your upper extremity patients avoid unnecessary surgeries, but sometimes it can feel like an uphill battle.

Localizing the problem can be a daunting task, and without a clear target, you might be tempted to lean on standard therapy protocols. But unless you’re dealing with a textbook case, this can quickly worsen the pain and inflammation, leaving your patients frustrated, pained by activities that give them purpose, and resigned to surgical options.

Getting your patients on the road to recovery doesn’t have to be difficult.

Watch your colleagues at this hands-on recording, and learn a proven framework that has helped countless patients – from athletes with tendonitis to nurses with carpal tunnel syndrome – regain lost function and reexperience life without the pain.

Get to the root cause of impairment quickly with a comprehensive assessment that combines the best evaluations currently available. Revolutionize your therapy toolbox with innovative interventions you can use immediately to accelerate progress. And design advanced plans of care for a variety of common upper extremity diagnoses, fluently combining techniques for optimal outcomes.

Purchase today, become the go-to resource for resolving frustrating upper extremity injuries in your facility, and feel the satisfaction of returning your patients to the activities they value.

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Hot Topics and Innovations in Upper Extremity Rehab
  • Give your patients the benefit of cutting edge research and treatments
Hands-On Lab: Upgrade Your Assessment and Clinical Reasoning Skills
  • Get to the root causes of impairments faster with the best evaluations for:
    • Pain
    • Paresthesia
    • Muscle weakness
    • Burning sensation
    • Edema
    • Locking and snapping fingers
    • Decreased AROM
Hands-On Lab: Revolutionize Your Rehab Toolbox
  • Practice effective techniques you can use immediately to:
    • Resolve pain and paresthesia
    • Reduce edema
    • Improve tissue extensibility
    • Strengthen and condition muscles without increasing inflammation
    • Enhance endurance
    • Modify tasks and workstations to prevent recurrence
    • Improve self-management skills
How to Combine Techniques More Effectively for Better Outcomes
  • Provocative testing
  • Myofascial assessment
  • Myofascial release
  • Joint mobilization
  • Thermal modalities
  • Ultrasound
  • Occupational profiling
  • Task modifications
  • Workstation and equipment modifications
  • Patient education
  • Self-care techniques
  • Strengthening approaches
Hands-On Lab: Design Advanced, Innovative Plans of Care for Your Patients
  • Practice developing comprehensive treatment strategies for common impairments, including:
    • Epicondylitis
    • Tendonitis
    • De Quervain’s syndrome
    • Trigger finger
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Cubital tunnel syndrome
    • Pronator syndrome
    • Intersection syndrome
    • Myofascial pain
    • PIP joint sprain/strain
Case Studies: Put Knowledge to Practice
  • Case study 1: Correctly select the root cause of impairment
  • Case study 2: Problem solve a complex hand injury and develop an effective treatment plan
  • Case study 3: Develop an advanced plan of care for a patient with severe carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Case study 5: Overcome barriers to effective strategy implementation
Don’t Leave Money on the Table!
  • Coding and billing updates for upper extremity diagnoses
  • Justify therapy with the right progress measures
  • Avoid denials and audits with these tips

Faculty

Nancy Krolikowski, OTD, OTR/L, CHT Related seminars and products: 1


Nancy Krolikowski, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, is an expert in hand therapy, with over 40 years of experience helping countless patients recover lost function and return to the activities they value. Over the years, she has owned two hand therapy practices and managed the hand therapy department of a major national upper extremity trauma center.

Dr. Krolikowski travels internationally to present seminars on hand and upper extremity management and is known for her engaging approach to teaching. A graduate of South University West Palm Beach’s doctoral program, she continues her clinical work at Sentara Health Care, and she serves as program director for the OTA program at her alma mater’s Virginia Beach location.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Nancy Krolikowski is the director of the occupational therapy assistant program at South University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Nancy Krolikowski has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.