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Online OT CEU Course

 

The Bridge Online OT Course for Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Students working in Adult Practice Settings with Physical Conditions

Kinesiology+Physiology+Functional Anatomy+OT Treatment Application 

Author and Speaker

Statement from the Online OT Course Creator 

Michelle Eliason, MS, OTR/L, CDS, CKTS

[email protected]

You can learn more about my clinical experience by checking out my Bio. When I created this online OT course, I designed it to completely cater to the student/clinician who felt lost. Maybe it seemed like you were in two different programs in school when you took your science classes versus when you took your OT classes. Or maybe you got through your entire program and then realized you never actually learned how to ‘treat’ the client for 8-12 weeks…everyday. My greatest desire is that every occupational therapy practitioner feels a secure grasp on their entire scope of practice. It is only when the gap is bridged between academia and clinical application that the profession will be respected and OT will begin to be known as a profession that gets holistic results. This online OT course combines the key elements that I have found most necessary in working with adults in occupational therapy and combines it with research of how to design treatment plans to get results in occupational therapy practice. I hope you enjoy!

– Michelle Eliason, MS, OTR/L

Course Description

Course Description

The Functional Anatomy Application for Occupational Therapy interventions is hosted by the Continuing Education department of Buffalo Occupational Therapy PLLC for an online OT course intensive for Occupational Therapy (OT/OTA) students and practitioners who require additional training on human anatomy, kinesiology, physiology as it relates to clinical practice in the OT process. 

Table of Contents for the Online Occupational Therapy Course:

Course Content

Unit 1 – Foundational Principles of Physiology and Movement

  • Bones and Muscles (Musculoskeletal System)
  • Nervous System
  • Motor Learning and Neuro-recovery Treatment Approaches
  • Range of Motion and Manual Muscle Testing

Unit 2 – Neck, Spine, Pelvis for Postural Alignment, Balance & Stability

  • The Spine
  • The Vertebral Column
  • The Pelvis
  • Posture
  • Posture, balance, and stability
  • Common Problems of the Neck, Spine, and Pelvis
  • Sitting Posture and Balance
  • Standing Posture & Balance
  • Postural Exercises

Unit 3 – Lower Extremity

  • Occupational Therapy Role in Lower Extremities
  • Body Structures of the Lower Extremities
  • Knee Joint
  • Ankle Joints
  • Toes
  • Gait Analysis
  • Functional Ambulation or ‘Functional Mobility’
  • Common Problems of the Lower Extremity
  • Abnormal Gait Patterns
  • Lower Body Occupational Therapy Interventions

Unit 4 – Upper Extremity

  • Introduction
  • Shoulder
  • The Elbow
  • The Wrist and Extrinsic Hand
  • The Hand

Unit 5 – Occupational Therapy Application

  • Introduction
  • Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Clinical Process
  • Types of Interventions that can be done by an Occupational Therapy Practitioner

Course Learning Objectives:

Course Learning Objectives and Expectations

Introduction

 

The learner will match the 5 common occupational therapy frameworks used in adult occupational therapy with their definitions to show the ability to remember core principles of occupational therapy practice

 

(1) Foundational Principles of Physiology and Movement and how it relates directly to the Occupational Therapy process

 

The learner will match the 5 common muscle roles to their definitions in order to successfully perform activity analysis and identify the structures and functions required for occupational performance.

 

The learner will select the 2 most appropriate ‘motor learning strategy’ that describes the technique used in 2  case studies at the end of learning modules of unit one. 

 

The learner will articulate  and demonstrate the ability to guide someone through an AROM screen and MMT Screen as evidenced by video submission of themselves performing these assessments on another person and articulating concept rationale.

 

(2) Incorporating principles of the neck, spine, and pelvis for postural alignment, balance and stability as it relates to functional performance and improving occupational participation 

 

The learner will identify 2 concepts of interest from Unit 2 and discuss in written, verbal, or video submission their enlightened understanding of concepts and how it will impact their future practice. 

 

The learner will articulate  and demonstrate the ability to guide someone through (1) thoracic extension using facilitatory techniques and their ability to guide someone in Sitting/Standing Lumbar Spine Anteriorly/Anterior pelvic tilt using facilitatory techniques as evidenced by video submission of themselves performing these assessments on another person and articulating concept rationale.

 

(3) The role of Occupational Therapy in Lower Extremity function and how to work with an interdisciplinary team 

 

The learner will match 6 common dysfunctional gait patterns with their description to show the ability to remember core principles of occupational therapy practice in lower extremity dysfunction and promote holistic wellness in functional ambulation when working with an interdisciplinary team. 

 

The learner will identify concepts of interest from Unit 3 and discuss in written, verbal, or video submission their enlightened understanding of concepts and how it will impact their future practice. 

 

(4) Upper Extremity function and common diagnoses 

 

The learner will match the description of 8 common problems of the upper extremity with their description to show the ability to remember core principles of occupational therapy practice in upper extremity dysfunction and promote holistic wellness in functional ambulation when working with an interdisciplinary team. 

 

The learner will identify 2 concepts of interest from Unit 4 and discuss in written, verbal, or video submission their enlightened understanding of concepts and how it will impact their future practice. 

 

(5) Occupational Therapy Application in the evaluation and treatment planning process

 

The learner will identify 2 concepts of interest from Unit 5 and discuss in written, verbal, or video submission their enlightened understanding of concepts and how it will impact their future practice. 

 

The learner will connect the information presented on occupational therapy application to their knowledge of the occupational therapy practice framework and devise an appropriate therapeutic continuum based on the specific occupational performance deficits listed in a case study using at least 3 concepts from the overall course. 

 

Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures: 

Buffalo Occupational Therapy is not receiving any perks or financial assets from any third party or publisher for the recommendations of any products or ideas. 

Although this course is strictcly for the benefit of education, Buffalo Occupational Therapy does benefit financially from the purchase of this CEU and any supplemental products that may be mentioned inadvertently referenced. Buffalo Occupational Therapy provides CEU courses for the purpose of fostering occupational therapy professional excellence and not for the promotion of Buffalo Occupational Therapy products that exist for a separate purpose. Therefore, we are committed to the abstantia of promotion.

 

Details of Online OT Course

AOTA CEUs/Contact Hours: 2.2 AOTA CEUs / 22.24 Contact Hours

Date and Course Completion Requirements: The material will be accessible to you AT YOUR OWN PACE FOR 1 YEAR of access and you must complete this course within that time period. You must complete all course objects and applicable assessments.

Ask Questions: This is an asynchronous learning platform. Submit questions via e-mail, receive answer via video/audio whichever is appropriate posted to website (FAQ page)

Cost:

  • $599.00
  • (Typical courses for 2 or more CEUs are a minimum of $700.00 without interaction with the instructor. We are giving you 2.2 CEUS and ongoing support throughout your course plus the instructor manually reviews all written and video submissions. 

 

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Information requires you have a general working understanding of anatomy, physiology, OTPF terminology and a general idea of treatment application in OT.

Target Audience: Occupational Therapy (OT/OTA) students and practitioners looking for additional instruction on applying the relevant topics of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and activity analysis to the OT treatment process to make treatment creation easier in the OT process!

Where: Asynchronous Online Learning Platform

Host: Buffalo Occupational Therapy will be organizing and delivering the program, Michelle Eliason, MS, OTR/L, CKTS will be teaching!

Instructional Methods: (1) The Manual (2) The Workbook (3) The Companion Guide (4) Access to the online learning modules to help guide you through the materials. (5) Video instruction (6) Audio instruction (7) Ability to ask questions throughout the year and have them be answered via audio or video on the FAQs page.

 

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