This course is offered in partnership with Treatment 2 Go Exploring Hand Therapy, an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association.  This fantastic 1.2 AOTA CEU (12 Contact Hour) AOTA approved provider (NBCOT® 15 contact hour) movie course will challenge your clinical skills. Paul Bonzani MOTR, CHT is an extraordinary instructor taking you from occupation functional concepts/approcahes, to anatomical considerations, to soft tissue pathology to neuroanotomy and biomechanics. The instructor discusses common and not so common cumulative trauma disorders or repetitive strain disorders from the shoulder to the finger. Evidenced and occupation based approach to quantify implementation for CTDs.  @ HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

Cumulative Trauma Disorders: An Evidenced-Based Approach



Paul Bonzani is a graduate of the Occupational Therapy program at New York University. After 10 years in general rehabilitation practice, Paul specialized in hand and upper extremity orthopedics in 1988. He has been the clinical director of three major university programs and has been performing continuing education seminars in the areas of upper extremity orthopedics, peripheral nerve rehabilitation, physical agent modalities and repetitive stress injuries since 1994. He is the author of multiple book chapters and journal articles ranging from repetitive stress injuries to reconstructive microsurgical rehabilitation. After 27 years of clinical practice, Paul has completed his MHS from the University of Florida in 2007. Paul now resides in Manchester, N.H. and is the clinical lead in hand therapy at Concord Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire.

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Course Description

  • Identify pertinent anatomic structures relating to a variety of pathologies
  • Recognize the clinical symptoms and signs of common and not so common CTDs
  • Determine occupation based rationale for therapy intervention for CTD
  • Differentiate between tendonopathies and nerve pathologies
  • Identify Neuroanatomy and biomechanics involvement relating to CTD
  • Determine approprate therapy intervention for specific CTDs
  • Recognize subtle differences in pathologies and treatment techniques

Course Outline

SECTION 1: Introduction

Chapter 1: Biophysocial Approach to Management

  • Introduction and effect of behavioral issues and strategies for management to include occupation functional concepts/approaches

SECTION 2: Biology of Soft Tissue Pain

Chapter 2: Tendonitis & Tendonopathies

  • Tendon anatomy and biomechanics
  • Development of tendonitis and tendonopathies

Chapter 3: Shoulder

  • Tendon issues of the shoulder (Impingement syndrome, Rotator Cuff tears, Biceps tendonitis)
  • Shoulder assessment and treatment lab (will benefit if you have a model)

Chapter 4: Sports Elbow

Chapter 5: Medial and lateral Epicondylitis

  • Tendon and ligament issues of the elbow (medial, lateral epicondylitis, Medial collateral ligament injuries)
  • Elbow assessment and treatment lab (would be good if you have a model)

Chapter 6: Hand and Wrist

Chapter 7: Treatment of the Hand and Wrist

  • Wrist and hand tendon issues (DeQuervains, ECU tendonitis, Intersection syndrome, Trigger Finger)
  • Wrist and hand assessment and treatment lab

SECTION 3: Nerve Compression Syndromes

Chapter 8: Anatomy and Neurophysiology of the Peripheral Nerve

  • Neuroanatomy and Biomechanics

Chapter 9: Proximal Nerve Compressions

  • Proximal Nerve Compressions (Suprascapular Nerve compression, Quadrilateral space syndrome)
  • Lecture/assessment / treatment techniques

Chapter 10: Median Nerve

  • Median Nerve Compressions (Pronator syndrome, AIN syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) Lecture / assessment and Treatment

Chapter 11: Ulnar Nerve

  • Ulnar Nerve Compressions (Cubital tunnel Syndrome, Guyon’s canal compression)

Chapter 12: Radial Nerve

  • Radial Nerve Compressions (Radial Tunnel and RSN compression (wartenbergs)

Chapter 13: Thoracic Outlet

  • TOS Assessment and treatment (lecture and lab)

Approval Info

CEUs: 1.2 AL/FL CE Broker 326575
Contact Hours: 12 CA approved 40-H48 12 hrs

Alabama and Florida CE Broker OT Live #20-326575 for 12 contact hours
Domain of OT, Occupational Therapy Process

Treatment2go is an AOTA approved provider ID #3397. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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