Training the Generalist to Evaluate & Treat Common Shoulder Pathologies in the Geriatric Population

Touro College School of Health Sciences
1700 Union Boulevard, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Who:
School of Health Sciences
When:
November 29, 2018, 5:00 PM - November 29, 2018, 7:00 PM
Where:
Touro College School of Health Sciences
1700 Union Boulevard, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Contact:

SHS.Alumni@Touro.edu

This two hour workshop will provide OT & PT practitioners with the basic knowledge and skills to quickly and accurately assess common shoulder pathologies and develop an appropriate plan of care to address upper extremity pain and dysfunction in patients with concurrent diagnoses. RSVP Today!

Many therapists practicing in outpatient, acute, subacute and skilled nursing facility settings are often unprepared to accurately assess common shoulder pathologies which in many cases, are secondary causes of disability.  Lack of knowledge regarding palpation, special testing, and other diagnostic criteria leaves them at a disadvantage when planning interventions.  This course aims to provide OT & PT practitioners with the basic knowledge and skills to quickly and accurately assess common shoulder pathologies and develop an appropriate plan of care to address upper extremity pain and dysfunction in patients with concurrent diagnoses.

At the end of this course, therapists will:

  1. Be able to demonstrate proper techniques for administering special tests to assess a variety of common shoulder pathologies.
  2. Be able to describe correct palpation techniques of the upper quarter as part of the assessment process.
  3. Be able to interpret upper quarter assessment findings to develop an effective treatment plan.

Registration is required to attend.

General Cost: $40

Cost for Alumni and Clinical Instructors: $20

Darlene Piraino has been an Occupational Therapist since 2000 and a Certified Hand Therapist since 2005.  Darlene has practiced in outpatient hands, hospital based acute care, and skilled nursing facilities. Darlene has guest lectured for various occupational therapy programs on the topic of stroke rehabilitation and has presented at the 2011 New England APTA conference on developing a student program.  Currently, she is the regional director of compliance and education for Preferred Therapy Solutions charged with developing educational modules on treatment of the upper extremity and is a resource for clinical questions pertaining to the upper extremity.  Darlene also maintains a role as an adjunct professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at Stony Brook University and New York Institute of Technology.

Pamela Karp has been an Occupational Therapist since 1999 and a Certified Hand Therapist since 2005.  Pamela has practiced in hospital based acute care and outpatient hands.  She has guest lectured for various occupational therapy programs on the topics of splinting and transitioning from student to clinician, and has presented on work-related upper extremity disorders at the 2015 AOTA national conference.  Currently, she is assistant professor at New York Institute of Technology teaching a variety of courses related to occupational therapy theory, adult development, upper extremity rehabilitation, splinting, and modalities.  Pamela is also working toward completion of her doctoral degree.

Contact Info

SHS.Alumni@Touro.edu