Course Curriculum

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    Complete the following to earn 0.5 Hours of CEUs

    • Overview

    • Download Course Handout

    • SaeboStretch: A Dynamic Resting Hand Splint for Neurophysiological Changes

    • Course Review

    • Test Your Knowledge

    • Course Feedback Survey

Overview

This 30-minute continuing education course will introduce you to the basic principles of the SaeboStretch, evidence-based research concerning the purpose and use of dynamic splints for neurological recovery, and reasons to avoid static splinting for the upper extremity with spasticity. This introductory CEU course is intended for medical professionals (e.g. OT/OTA, PT/PTA, Physicians, Orthotists) directly related to the rehabilitation of a patient or client. To participate in this CEU and receive credit, the participant must be a licensed, treating clinician. Completion of this course will reward the participant with 0.5 NBCOT PDUs (0.05 AOTA CEUs), following completion of the presentation and a ≥80% score on the quiz. You will have 90 days to complete this course. This course will provide evidence-based research on splinting for upper limbs with spasticity, why the SaeboStretch is designed to assist clients with spasticity, and why dynamic splinting is required for clients with spasticity in their hand.

Objectives

Upon Completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the stretch reflex and spasticity

  • Identify and/or explain EBR related to splinting neurological patients

  • Identify and/or explain EBR related to stretching for neurological patients

  • Discuss EBR and application to preparatory activities for therapy purposes

  • Describe what the SaeboStretch is and its components

  • Describe the features and benefits of the SaeboStretch

Agenda

  • Brief overview of the evidence-based research behind the stretch reflex and spasticity

  • Brief overview of the evidence-based research behind splinting a spastic upper limb

  • Reasons why static splinting does not work for neurological recovery

  • Introduction to the SaeboStretch

  • Brief overview of the evidence-based research behind dynamic splinting for the neurologically impaired upper limb

  • Review of presentation handout for quiz

  • 10-question quiz

Instructor(s)

Director of Clinical Services, Saebo, Inc.

Dr. Scott Thompson, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, CSRS, LSVT-BIG

Dr. Scott Thompson is a doctor of occupational therapy specializing in geriatrics and neurological rehabilitation with advanced treatment certifications in CSRS, LSVT-BIG and Saebo certifications. He currently is the Director of Clinical Services for Saebo, Inc., which includes product and business development, CEU development, research, marketing, sales, and online instructional videos. He also works as a per diem therapist to remain connected to clients, colleagues, and treatment, serves on multiple college advisory boards, and is a former executive chair for his State's Association and Foundation.

Accommodations

  • Cancellations

    If Saebo decides to cancel this course, for whatever reason, a notification will be sent to the original email used for participation in this course. If the participant would like to cancel their participation, please provide a short email to sthompson@saebo.com and you will be removed from the course.

  • Extra Accommodations

    Please provide extra accommodation requests via email to sthompson@saebo.com explaining what you require to participate in the course(s) of your choosing. We will do our best to accommodate you if given a substantial amount of time prior to participation.