NDTA Approved Advanced Upper Extremity Course
Back Works, Waterloo
Karen Guha, PT, BScPT, C/NDT, CIDN, NDTA CI
This five-day advanced course is designed for physical and occupational therapists who are interested in further developing their assessment and treatment skills to enhance the client/patient’s upper extremity function. Analysis of functional tasks, specifically the movement components that contribute to a person’s independent performance of reach, grasp, carry and manipulative tasks will be addressed. Therapists will have an opportunity to revisit typical upper extremity biomechanical components, discuss and analyze common impairments of the upper extremity and learn potential treatment strategies to diminish the impact of atypical compensations on the client/patient’s ability to function and participate in daily life routines. The content will be covered through lectures, labs, group problem- solving, and client/patient demonstration by Instructors.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to: Evaluate typical motions of the upper extremity. Identify biomechanical and kinesiological components of the upper extremity. Observe, analyze and evaluate effective and ineffective posture and movement and its impact on a client’s functional abilities/limitations as it relates to upper extremity function. Analyze atypical movement patterns and determine impairments that interfere with upper extremity function. Construct effective treatment strategies that address the client/patient’s primary impairments interfering with efficient use of the upper extremity during functional activities. Design options for handling skills during treatment practicum to optimize the individual’s function and enhance his/her ability to achieve client/patient specific goals
Requirements: Participants must be a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Therapy/Rehab Assistant or Kinesiologist. This course is in-person and requires participants to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19. NDTA Member- $1400 + HST (1582.00 CAD); Non-NDTA Member- $1700 + HST ($1921.00 CAD)