Teletherapy for the Upper Extremity Specialist

Teletherapy for the Upper Extremity Specialist

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CONTACT HOURS:2 Hours
CEU:0.2
AOTA: OTP, Professional Issues,
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NBCOT®:2.5 PDUs
STATE: AL BOARD 2hrs
FL AOTA #3397 2hrs

Start Your Telehealth Practice Today: This introductory course is designed for occupational therapists and physical therapists who are certified hand therapists or upper extremity specialists who would like to learn more about the emerging field of upper extremity teletherapy, a subspecialty of telehealth.

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Hand Therapy Certification

This course is accepted by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission towards re-certification.

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Start Your Telehealth Practice Today: This introductory course is designed for occupational therapists and physical therapists who are certified hand therapists or upper extremity specialists who would like to learn more about the emerging field of upper extremity teletherapy, a subspecialty of telehealth. This course is for you if you are interested in adding this convenient service to your existing practice or private practice, or if you want to provide continuity of care for your patients that cannot travel to therapy due to time, weather, or location. All participants will learn the definition of telehealth, review research, reimbursement, rules and regulations. By the end of this course, you will also be able to review the steps to determine if a patient is appropriate for teletherapy, what your role is as a hand therapist, and how to use this method to provide the same quality care as traditional face to face therapy sessions. Lastly, Michelle will share recorded clips of real recorded teletherapy sessions and you will be provided with a recommended set up checklist to start you on your way to starting teletherapy. Mixed level learning course – Instructional Methods include PowerPoint presentation and lecture. Comprehensive exam provided at end of course.

 

  • Identify what telehealth is
  • Review the advantages and disadvantages of using teletherapy for UE injuries
  • Identify UE conditions appropriate and inappropriate for telehealth, and what contraindications might exist.
  • Review telehealth reeimbursement strategies
  • Determine the role of the Certified Hand Therapist in the teletherapy service model.
  • Review the steps of an evaluation and treatment plan for an upper extremity teletherapy patient.
  • Determine a set-up checklist prior to starting a teletherapy practice.
  • Define Telehealth.

 

Telehealth

Teletherapy subspecialty

 

  • . Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using teletherapy for UE injuries

 

Advantages for the teletherapist

Advantage for the patient

 

  • Describe the role of the Certified Hand Therapist in the teletherapy service model.
  • Identify UE conditions appropriate and inappropriate for telehealth, and what contraindications might exist
  • Discuss telehealth reimbursement strategies.

 

Laws

Insurance

Cash-based

Medicare

 

  • Review the steps of an evaluation and treatment for an upper extremity teletherapy patient

 

Self-assessments

Range of motion

Education

Ergonomics

Strengthening

Functional activities

Modifications

 

  • Determine a set-up checklist prior to starting a teletherapy practice.

 

Equipment and technology

Paperwork

Marketing

Therapeutic materials

 

Michelle Coil graduated with her Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2004 and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2012. She has spent nearly 15 years in clinical practice in the areas of upper extremity orthopedic rehabilitation; and has developed expertise and special skills in functional cast fabrication and splint/orthotic interventions. In 2009, she made her first functional cast and has been sharing her craft ever since. She is a clinical pearl contributor to the upcoming second edition Splinting the Hand and Upper Extremity: Principles and Process chapter on functional casting. Currently, she is devoting her time as founder of Virtual Hand Care, LLC, a teletherapy platform for clients with UE injuries. She is passionate about the promotion of hand therapy and has created the Hand Nerds Facebook group to assist with mentoring clinicians. Michelle compliments her clinical work with additional certifications as an Ergonomic Assessment Specialist and Professional Yoga Therapist.

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