Carpal Tunnel Solutions: Get a Grip on Results with Clinical Practice Guidelines and Manual Therapy
Do you feel frustrated by the lack of positive outcomes for your clients who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)? Are you looking for a better approach to offer them? While some clinicians continue to rely on old modalities and exercise approaches for CTS, they often end up witnessing their clients resorting to surgical decompression despite their best efforts. It's time to move beyond standardized rehab protocols and discover the power of manual therapy, a key component that leads to successful outcomes for people with CTS, as recommended by the recently released clinical practice guidel...Read moreines (CPGs).
This live interactive webinar focuses on the critical tests that can accurately identify CTS and will help you understand which interventions truly work so you can streamline your examination and treatment process. The root causes of CTS lie in chronic strain and repetitive motion, which lead to inflammation of the flexor tendons and median nerve. This, in turn, results in fascial adhesions, tingling, numbness, weakness, pain, and stiffness. Managing these adhesions or scar tissue is crucial for restoring better mobility and function, enabling clients to tolerate exercise and activities with less pain. Join us as we learn how to integrate high-quality manual interventions with appropriate bracing techniques and patient education so you can significantly speed up patient recovery in a conservative way. Less...
- List 5 examination tools for CTS.
- Perform an assessment to document response to CTS treatment.
- Summarize clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for CTS.
- Demonstrate 5 manual therapy interventions to address CTS impairments.
- All Levels
Friday, August 18, 2023
07:00 PM EDT - 10:00 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Theresa A. Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Introduction and its risk factors including signs, symptoms, and differential diagnosis of CTS. Evaluation methods and overview of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) with relevant tests.
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Interventions for CTS: Assistive technology, orthoses, and biophysical agents (electrotherapy, light, ultrasound, iontophoresis, magnets). Exercise and stretching techniques, nerve glides. Manual Therapy (MT) interventions and research findings.
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Specific MT techniques: Neurodynamic mobilization, ULTT, MT/STM (soft tissue mobilization) including arm pull with neural glides in PNF diagonals, forearm muscle play, and negative pressure cupping therapy. Case studies and conclusion.
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours
New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy
Texas Physical Therapy Association
Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
Ohio Physical Therapy Association
Michigan Board of Physical Therapy
Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice
New York State Education Department's State Board for Occupational Therapy
New York State Education Department's State Board for Massage Therapy
Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board
New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Michigan Board of Massage Therapy
Florida Board of Massage Therapy
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