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  Arthritis Unloaded: Rheumatoid

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CEUs: .8 NBCOT® 10 PDUs
Contact Hours: 8.0 FL/AL LIVE OT #20-288052

University & multi-center Licensure available upon request; all courses single user only.
Domain of OT, Occupational Therapy Process


George LaCour OTR, CHT


This interactive online ebook learning style enhances the therapist's comprehension of the course content. You can access the text and photos from your IPAD but not the FLASH video embedded clips. However all other tablets or PADs that allow Flash you will be able to view the entire course. You can access the exam via IPAD and all other tablets/PADs.ARTHRITIS Unloaded: Rheumatoid. This is an excellent course which covers pathophysiology, biomechanics, therapy implementation, joint protection, modalities with documentation suggestions, adaptive equipment, and more. You will love this fantastic way to learn with our proprietary E-book. Included are 24 interactive movie FLASH clips to enhance your understanding of the content. George LaCour OTR, CHT presents in an easy to follow style making the this course interesting, interactive and clinically relevant. This course is a mixed learning level from basic discussion about anatomy to intermediate and beyond. Text learning, video Flash clips, PowerPoint, and online exam. Must pass (80%) online exam to redeem your AOTA APP certificate.

At the completion of this course, the therapist will be able to

  • Demonstrate understanding of the anatomy of the joint
  • Understand the stages of RA
  • Apply evaluation techniques specific to RA
  • Discuss conservative treatment measures
  • Demonstrate understanding of surgical interventions associated with arthritis
  • Differentiate appropriate documentation for RA and modalities
  • Identify splint options for specific deformities associated with RA

  • Course Outline:

  • Chapter 1: Anatomy
  • Bone, Cartilage, Synovium, Synovial Fluid
  • Extensor Tendons, Flexor Tendons
  • The Joint in Motion, Pathology of the Joint
  • Chapter 2: Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • General Overview, Clinical Picture of RA, Pathologic Process of RA
  • The RA Effect, Diagnosis of RA, Stages of RA, Common Clinical Signs
  • Chapter 3: Evaluation of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Observation / Palpation, Pain, Range of Motion / Stability / Strength
  • Functional Assessment
  • Differential Diagnosis / Special Testing, Deformity Patterns
  • Chapter 4: General Treatment Considerations for RA
  • Goals of Conservative Management
  • Medical Management, Joint Protection Principles, Modalities
  • Therapeutic Exercises, Splinting, Adaptive Equipment / Devices
  • Chapter 5: Surgical Intervention
  • Chapter 6: The Thumb
  • Chapter 7: The Hand (MCP/PIP/DIP Joints)
  • Chapter 8: The Wrist
  • Chapter 9: The Elbow
  • Chapter 10: The Shoulder
  • Chapter 11: Tendon Reconstruction
  • Appendix A: Treatment Protocols
  • Appendix B: Splint Patterns
  • References

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    Discounted Add On Item(s) Available with this Product

    Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, 3rd Ed Book - A Quick Reference Guide and Review - Book $229.00
    Caring for the Painful Thumb - More Than a Splint - Book $35.00
    Arthritis OA: Updates and Innovations - Online Interactive Book $149.00
    Anatomy Glove Learning System - Glove and 1 year Access to Online Videos - Products $27.99


    this is a nice and informative course!!
    Good but very repetitive of the OA course.
    Rachel Compere OTR/L, CHT  
    Another great course. Detailed with anatomy and clinical considerations. The protocols were an added bonus, as were all the patient education information. Thank you again for your efforts in bringing good clinical content in an easy to learn form
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