Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education
Kellan Quigley, OTD, MS, OTR/L is currently an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Instructor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine Florida.
This course is designed to provide an overview of diagnoses and treatment considerations for common orthopedic conditions encountered by occupational therapy practitioners in the acute care setting. The course begins with an exploration of the important skills that practitioners brings to the multidisciplinary team when facilitating the return of patients to their full self-care potential.Lessons include information on conditions involving the cranium, thorax, spine, pelvis, and lower extremity as well as implications for the OTP and client during the therapeutic process. Throughout the course, learners will have the opportunity to apply new information to various case scenarios and interactive elements to enhance retention.
*Orthopedic conditions of the upper extremity are covered more specifically in the course related to hand therapy and are not highlighted in this unit’s content.
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