Shriners Hospitals for Children Hosts Seminar on Management of Upper Extremity in Children with Cerebral Palsy

How to maximize upper extremity function in children with cerebral palsy will be the topic of discussion  when occupational therapists and other health professionals meet at Shriners Hospitals for Children —Northern California on Saturday, November 12.  Management of the Upper Extremity in Children with Cerebral Palsy is the title of the seminar, which scheduled from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., in the hospital auditorium. It is approved for 6.5 hours of continuing education credit.

  • To register for the seminar, please complete this form.
  • Printable version of the Upper Extremity Seminar agenda.

The course is presented by the medical staff and occupational therapists at the Northern California Shriners Hospital in partnership with their colleagues at the Shriners Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. Dr. Jon R. Davids, assistant chief of orthopaedics and director of the Cerebral Palsy Center of Excellence at the Northern California hospital, will welcome participants.  Katie Cantrill, OT, will join Dr. Davids for the welcome and other presentations.

Driven by excellence in all facets of care, the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento is home to one of the largest cerebral palsy programs in Northern California. All children benefit from a comprehensive program that includes movement analysis, spasticity management, complex surgical care and rehabilitation. The on-site team includes a musculoskeletal pediatrician, physical and occupational therapists, kinesiologists, and orthotists. Patients also benefit from clinical trials and scientific research led by doctors and scientists determined to improve outcomes for children diagnosed with cerebral palsy. All care takes place in a state-of-the-art medical center devoted exclusively to the medical needs of children.Occupational Hand Threrapy

 

 

To request further information, please contact the Staff Development office at 916-453-2041 or send email to ncal.education@shrinenet.org.  The registration fee is $95, and the fee includes all continuing education credits, presentations, conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Free parking is available in the Shriners Hospital garage.

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Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California is a regional pediatric medical center providing care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis.   Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000 or go online to here.
Media Contact:  Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 | ccurran@shrinenet.org

 

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