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    • Thursday, April 29, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • Saturday, May 08, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • New Orleans, Louisiana

    Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis. We aren't just helping the millions of people with arthritis to live better; we're charting the course to a cure.

    Please help me and Arthritis Warriors everywhere! 

    Arthritis Warriors bravely face the pain, limitations and challenges the disease causes. Challenges like getting correctly diagnosed, endless doctor’s visits and treatments, insurance hurdles, missing school or work, struggling with everyday tasks, giving up favorite hobbies or activities. 

    I Walk to Cure Arthritis to improve the lives of Arthritis Warriors everywhere. At this incredible event, we come out as a community to turn No into Yes. We blaze new trails to a lifetime of Yes — while raising funds for resources and research to find better treatments and a cure. Walk to Cure Arthritis is incredibly FUN, too! 

    Please donate to help me reach my fundraising goal. You’ll also be helping fuel the Live Yes! Arthritis Network and expand our movement. Together, we’ll conquer arthritis for good. 


    Event Location


    • Thursday, June 03, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Rotunda of the State Capitol, 900 North 3rd Street Baton Rouge, LA

    Thursday June 3, 2021 


    • Advocate for proposed bills that effect our profession and the community we serve.
    • Tell your personal story of what occupational therapy means to you.
    • Make professional connections with congressional members as well as fellow practitioners. 


    • Louisiana State Capital in downtown Baton Rouge
    • 900 North 3rd Street Baton Rouge, LA 
    • Look for our LOTA sign and booth on the HOUSE side of the Rotunda - you can't miss us!
    • Parking is allowed in any public parking lot 

    Tentative Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

    • Stay as long, or little, as you like. Any amount of support is appreciated! 
    • Time of the event is subject to change, due to last-minute changes in the legislative session – so please register! 


    • Encouraged, but NOT required
    • Perks of registering: we'll know to look for you. PLUS, you'll get reminder emails as the event gets closer and get updates with any changes.


    • Business casual
    • Scrubs and work uniforms are also appropriate

    For More Information 

    • Contact Sam Francioni, Legislative Chair, at samanthamermigas@gmail.com

    • Saturday, June 05, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, LA

    • Saturday, June 05, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Static Splinting with Confidence


    Course Description: This course prepares the clinician to fabricate well-designed, well-fitting splints to meet appropriate splinting objectives. Principles of splinting, selection of materials, and diagnoses for which to fabricate the demonstrated splints are discussed. Design of splint patterns and fabrication of 5 splints used for common diagnoses are demonstrated. Following each demonstration, participants fabricate the splints on a partner with guidance as needed from the instructor.

    Course Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:

    1. List five splinting objectives

    2. List three mechanical principles of splint fabrication

    3. Identify an appropriate splinting material given the type of splint, diagnosis and other relevant patient characteristics.

    4. Identify the “safe position” and explain why it is called the safe position splint

    5. List one advantage of a dorsal splint design and one advantage of a volar splint design

    6. List two splint complications and identify how to avoid or correct them

    7. Name two conditions for which one would fabricate each of the five splints fabricated during the seminar

    8. Be able to fabricate 5 commonly used static splints

    Course Schedule 6.5 hours

    8:30-9:00 Registration

    9:00-9:30 Lecture: Splinting objectives, mechanical principles of splinting, fabrication materials

    9:30-10:00 Complications and how to avoid them; splint patterns

    10:00-10:45 Static wrist splint lab

    10:45-12:00 Hand-based and forearm-based thumb spica lab

    12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own

    1:00-2:00 Resting hand splint/safe position splint lab

    2:00-2:45 Trigger finger splint

    2:45-3:30 Mallet splint

    3:30-4:00 Review of splints, splint evaluation, splint instructions and integration with the treatment plan

    4:00-4:30 Question and answer


    Susan Mitchell, MS, OTR/L, CHT has been practicing occupational therapy for over 30 years and has been a certified hand therapist since 1993. Having obtained her BS in Occupational Therapy in 1987 from the University of New Hampshire, Susan then moved on to earn her Masters of Science in Health Care Administration in 1995 at California State University. She offered her therapy skills at the Hand Rehabilitation Clinic in Beverly Hills for a decade before joining the team at Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic in 2009 where she still currently works. She co-authored a research article in the Orthopedics journal, presented a preconference institute at ASHT, and has taught numerous instructional courses, including several splinting workshops.

    Course Location:

    Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic

    8080 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

    • Saturday, September 11, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    • Friday, September 24, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Saturday, September 25, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Online
    • Saturday, November 13, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (CST)
    • Zoom

Past events

Saturday, March 06, 2021 LOTA Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday, December 05, 2020 Virtual Live LSVT BIG Training & Certification Course
Saturday, May 09, 2020 Walk to Cure Arthritis 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (CANCELED) Legislative Day 2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020 Annual Spring Conference
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 LOTA Super Bowl Pool Fundraiser
Saturday, November 02, 2019 FALL CONFERENCE
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Southeast District Meeting
Monday, October 21, 2019 Northeast District Medeting
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Southeast District Meeting
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Southeast District Meeting
Thursday, May 09, 2019 Legislative Day 2019
Saturday, March 09, 2019 Reaching for New Heights: Evidence-Based Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder
Friday, October 19, 2018 2018 Fall Conference
Thursday, May 31, 2018 Northwest Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Southeast District Meeting
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Southeast District Meeting
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Legislative Day 2018
Sunday, December 31, 2017 Newsletter Published
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Northwest District Meeting
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Southeast District Meeting
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Southeast District Meeting
Thursday, November 02, 2017 Presentation to LSU New Orleans Students
Saturday, October 07, 2017 LOTA Board of Directors
Thursday, October 05, 2017 BPCC Presentation to Students
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 LSU Shreveport Presentation to Students
Saturday, September 30, 2017 An occupational therapist's approach to vestibular therapy: applying principles in various settings
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 LOTA Legislative Day 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017 2017 LOTA Spring Conference
Monday, February 20, 2017 South Central District Workshop - Edema Management
Friday, October 07, 2016 Current Concepts in Pain Science: Manual Therapy Techniques for Minimizing Pain and Maximizing Function
Thursday, June 23, 2016 Occupational Therapy Gulf Coast Educational Symposium
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 South Central District Meeting
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 LOTA Legislative Day 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016 Approved Provider
Saturday, March 12, 2016 Southern Student Conclave
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 South Central District Meeting
Saturday, December 05, 2015 Wheelchair Rehabilitation
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 South Central District Meeting
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 Southeast District Meeting
Saturday, August 22, 2015 Prosthetics and Successful Rehabilitation of Upper Limb Amputee
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Legislative Day
Saturday, May 16, 2015 NDT Two-Day Course
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Acadiana District Meeting
Friday, March 06, 2015 LOTA Spring Conference & Annual Business Meeting
Saturday, October 18, 2014 The Complex Shoulder: Where is the Pain Coming From?
Thursday, May 15, 2014 Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities
Monday, April 28, 2014 Legislative Day
Friday, March 21, 2014 LOTA Spring Conference & Annual Business Meeting
Monday, February 24, 2014 Southeast District Meeting
Monday, February 24, 2014 Northeast District Meeting
Saturday, June 01, 2013 AOTA Fieldwork Educators Certification Course
Thursday, March 28, 2013 Acadiana District Meeting
Friday, March 22, 2013 LOTA Spring Conference & Annual Business Meeting
Thursday, March 14, 2013 Northeast District Meeting
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Southeast District Meeting
Friday, November 30, 2012 Fall Workshop
Saturday, September 22, 2012 September Seminar - Low Vision Rehabilitation
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 LOTA Acadiana District Meeting
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Acadiana District Meeting
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Legislative Day
Friday, March 23, 2012 LOTA Spring Conference & Annual Business Meeting
Friday, December 02, 2011 LOTA December Workshop


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