Instructional Concurrent Session II
Getting a Grasp on Practice: ASHT Practice Division Update
This short course will provide an update from the Practice Division. A committee report and current updates from the Practice Management, Advocacy, and Federal and State Regulations Committees will be provided. Topics will include an update on current legislation, updates on CPT and L-code billing procedures, a review of commonly asked FAQs on the e-community, and pertinent regulatory and state updates.
- Participants will be able to describe at least two legislative bills that can impact their current practice.
- Participants will be able to describe at least two billing and reimbursement updates that can impact their current practice.
- Participants will be able to describe at least two pertinent state or regulatory updates that can impact their current practice.
Pediatric Congenital Hand Differences “Treating the Whole Child”
Speakers will discuss various congenital hand differences including but not limited to symbrachydactyly, syndactyly, polydactyly, radial and ulnar dysplasia, amniotic band syndrome, camptodactyly, and amyoplasia.
- Describe age appropriate therapeutic strategies used to treat children born with a congenital hand difference.
- Describe appropriate splinting interventions for children born with a hand difference.
- Discuss the importance of the psychosocial wellbeing of children born with a hand difference.
- Discuss appropriate timing for surgery of children born with a hand difference
Relative Motion Splinting: Your New Cornerstone Therapy Tool
This session will explore new indications for relative motion splinting (RMS) for treating: 1) various hand pain problems, 2) boutonniere deformity, 3) PIP extensor lag and 4) improving post-surgical/medical management of Dupuytrens contracture. RMS is changing hand therapy practice and is now widely used in extensor tendon management. There is emerging evidence that relative motion splinting after surgery or injury decreases therapy treatment time, reduces stiffness and decreases time lost to work for clients with other hand problems.
- Introduction of the “pencil test” a simple test to determine if RMS could be used to treat your clients with hand pain.
- Clinical case examples of how RMS has been used to treat our clients with hand pain, boutonniere deformity and tendon lags. Also, tips on how we have begun incorporating it as a tool to assist in postop management in Dupuytrens contracture.
- Discussion on emerging ideas for how to treat the above conditions using RMS. A brief review of how to make a RMS. (no hands-on)
The Scratch Collapse Test: A New Tool for Your Peripheral Nerve Exam
The SCT is a sensory stimulus test that has demonstrated its utility in the evaluation of patients with complex peripheral nerve injuries. This course will introduce the test, describe the situations where it is most useful and instruct attendees in its performance. Video samples of test performance with a variety of patients will be shared and a lab period will be included.
- To describe the basic concept of the scratch collapse test with an understanding of the relationship of substance P levels with areas of nerve injury
- To demonstrate the test accurately and be able to accurately interpret test results
- To demonstrate an understanding of the concept of "heirarchy of test results"