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Hot Topics:

  • Thu, May 10, 2012
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital

Join DCOTA at the Medstart National Rehabilitation Hospital for a presentation on cutting edge technology in rehabilitation.  

Presentation:

The purpose of this workshop is to expose clinicians to the latest in prosthetic arm devices & emphasize the importance of Occupational Therapy in training individuals on how to incorporate the prosthetic limb in functional tasks.  Attendees will review the medical management of limb amputation at the transradial and partial hand levels, as well as learn of the vital role Occupational Therapy plays during the acute medical stage.

Presented by:

Rahsaan J. Holley, MS, OTR/L; Alexander W. Dromerick, MD; Diane Atkins, OTR/L; Bambi Lombardi, OTR/L; Helga Robinette, OTR/L; Brian Monroe, CPO & Laura Katzenberger, CPO

Cost:

This event is FREE for DCOTA members and $20 for non-members.  Join at any time to attend the event for free!  By joining DCOTA you contribute to your state association and get free continuing education at least four times a year at Hot Topics events.  If you are a DCOTA member and have not received your private invitation, please email us at districtOT@gmail.com

Nonmembers may pay via this website or via cash, check or credit card the night of the event!  You may also join via cash, check or credit card at the event!


Location:

Medstar National Rehabiliation Hospital is located at 102 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20010.  Metrorail accessible via Brookland Station on the Red Line and Metrobus.  Parking is available in Blue or Yellow garages for a fee.


Presentation Summary:

The workshop will introduce Occupational Therapists to the latest in prosthetic upper limb technology for transradial and partial hand amputees. Leading clinicians in the field of arm amputation and prosthetic arm training will provide an overview of current commercially available prosthetic devices and discuss effective rehabilitation approaches during the pre-amputation, post-amputation, pre-prostheis, and prosthetic arm training stages. Attendees will review the medical management of limb amputation at the transradial and partial hand levels, as well as learn of the vital role Occupational Therapy plays during the acute medical stage. Current research highlights the fact that recipients of prosthetic arm devices are more likely not to use the prosthesis if Occupational Therapy is not prescribed with the provision of the device. The purpose of this workshop is to expose clinicians to the latest in prosthetic arm devices & emphasize the importance of Occupational Therapy in training individuals on how to incorporate the prosthetic limb in functional tasks



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