Live Webinar for Therapists. Complete both sessions for 14.5 Contact Hours (1.45 CEUs)
October 14 and 15, 2023
7:40 am EST • 6:40 am CST • 5:40 am MST • 4:40 am PST (US)
Learn to comprehensively manage the pediatric patient with limb loss and enhance your clinical decision-making skills to improve functional outcomes. Pre-prosthetic training, Immediate post-op needs, prosthetic training for both upper and lower limb as well as ADLs, running and sports, managing complications and future advances in care will be addressed. Learn and practice manual techniques that can be implemented immediately. Video demos, research, expert opinions, patient perspectives and additional resources will also be included. Finally, critical problem solving for multi-limb involvement to maximize independence and a review of the lifespan needs of this population is also included.
- Modify an individual rehab program using current evidence-based techniques taking into consideration the lifetime needs in the pediatric population.
- Apply two evidence-based assessments to evaluate a patient’s functional impairment related to movement and posture.
- Determine an appropriate treatment intervention for balance and foot clearance with common gait deviations.
- Apply three interventions to facilitate mobility and ADL independence for upper limb loss, lower limb loss and with multi-limb loss.
- Recognize three common complications that can occur over the lifetime with limb difference/absence.
- Identify the role of OT, PT, prosthetists and other members of the multidisciplinary team across the spectrum of rehabilitation for the pediatric patient with limb loss/limb difference.
This course is designed for: PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, ATCs and other Educators who are working with patients who have limb loss.
Inger Brueckner, MS, PT, has practiced vestibular rehabilitation since 1994. She began teaching after completing the Emory University/APTA Vestibular Competency course in 2003. In 2010 she joined the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Center for Concussion as the creator and director of PACER (Progressive Acute Concussion Exertional Rehabilitation). She is a member of a multi-disciplinary team focused on providing cutting-edge, effective, safe rehabilitation. Working for Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, CO, she has presented research findings at APTA CSM, published journal article, book chapter, developed protocols, and been invited to speak at international, national, and local conferences. She is passionate about providing the best care for all patients in a collaborative medical team, sharing lessons learned through continuing education.
Additionally, Inger Brueckner is the principle physical therapist treating limb loss at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center. Her experience spans many age groups, causes and levels of limb loss and amputee working in a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the advancement of function in this population. With a master’s in PT, Inger has worked primarily as an outpatient therapist and hospital-based outpatient center. She co-authored an article on pre-prosthetic training and has presented at national and international conferences.
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