April is National OT Month!
April is Occupational Therapy Month! It is a way to recognize the importance of Occupational Therapy and those who have chosen this path as a profession. We hope you will share with others your passion for OT this month and all year long!
Postural Control for UE and LE Function: NDT Approach, Motor Learning, Evidence Based Practice
Speaker: Monica Diamond PT, MS, NCS, C/NDT
Postural control is essential for all function. Participants will enhance their skills in evaluating and treating the postural control problems of the individual with a neurological diagnosis (adolescents, adults, geriatrics). Participants will appreciate how adequate postural control lays the foundation for functional movement and will learn to assess the impact of inadequate control in their patients. Postural control requirements for functions such as moving in bed, performing activities and ADL’s in sitting, and carrying out activities in standing and walking will be addressed. Participants will learn how to recognize correct and incorrect components of postural control, and how to facilitate improved functional use of the arm and leg through effective assessment and treatment of postural control. Problem solving for individual patient needs will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Lectures, labs and video case examples will ensure effective carryover from the seminar setting to the clinic.
June 4-5, 2016
Bryan Medical Center
Click here for full course details, speaker bio, CEU information, to download a brochure or to register
"What an eye opener!"-Gregory Perras, PTA "This course provided a thorough overview of the beginning fundamental strategies to be used in treatment sessions with my patients. This course is equally focuses on OT and PT related material and Monica Diamond is a very professional presenter who is extremely approachable."-Christina Sanford, OT
"Fantastic course! We had plenty of opportunities to practice the techniques we learned. I will be able to take what I learned and immediately use it in my practice."-Stephanie Collins, PT
The 2016 NOTA Conference was a wild success this year! The Conference was held in Omaha at the College of Saint Mary, Friday, March 18th and Saturday, March 19th, 2016. The annual conference is just one of the many ways that NOTA strives to ensure your membership continues to be valuable to you both personally and professionally!
A record number, 119 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and students participated in the conference in addition to the many volunteers, 14 vendors, 8 sponsors, and 21 poster presenters. This is exponential growth from the 2014 spring conference!
Conference kicked off with a Pre-Conference Town Hall Meeting: “Vision, Progress, and Issues Facing Occupational Therapy in Nebraska”. Friday evening a NOTA Friends reception provided a great opportunity for networking and conversation as well as visiting with vendors and poster presenters. The evening capped off with a powerful keynote “All Hands Make the Future” by Christina Metzler, AOTA’s Chief Public Affairs Officer.
Saturday held another day full of activity and energy! The morning kicked off with a special breakfast opportunity to speak with our NOTA lobbyist Dr. Steve Bowen. Three tracks were offered in the morning and afternoon sessions. The morning tracks available were “Vision Rehabilitation after TBI or CVA”, The Power of the Interactive Metronome in Outpatient Pediatric Therapy”, and “Lymphedema and Cancer Rehabilitation: Closing the Gap in Patient Care”. Afternoon tracks available were: “Rural Health OT: Bringing Our Services to Rural Nebraska”, “Handwriting! It’s A Big Deal,” “Everyday Ergonomics: Integrating Ergonomics into Your Practice for Yourself, Your Clients and Your Organization” and “On Pins and Needles: OT Interventions for Neuropathic Conditions of the Upper Extremity, Including Orthosis Fabrication and Manual Treatment”. Afternoon networking with vendors and poster presentations as well as NOTA Award and door prize presentations made for a full day! We also honored several individuals. Courtney Kossow, OTR/L was named Practitioner of the Year, Melissa Kimmerling, EdD, MS, OTR/L, was named Contributor of the Year, and Kelly Roth, was named Occupational Therapy student of the Year.
Thank you to our Gold Sponsors, College of Saint Mary, Creighton University, and Mobility Motoring! Thank you Silver Sponsor Nebraska Methodist College, and Friend Sponsors Aegis Therapies, Coloplast, and Ensign Services. NOTA Conference also hosted the following vendors: Cariant Health Partners, CHI Health,Custom Medical Solutions, ENCORE! Rehabilitation Services, Hanger Clinic, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital,Mobilis Home Medical Equipment, Nebraska AgrAbility, Ride Designs, RehabVisions, Select Rehabilitation,The Shape Right System, LLC, Total Respiratory and Rehab, and University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
Friday night’s cocktail hour and Saturday’s breakfast and lunch were provided by College of Saint Mary Chartwell’s Catering.
Check the notaonline.org website for the 2017 NOTA Conference dates which will be announced shortly! We hope you will join us!
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