Staying in Tune: Preventing and Treating Musician Injuries

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Staying in Tune: Preventing and Treating Musician Injuries

$20 (Free for TNOTA Members)
1 Contact Hour

This course is created by the Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association.

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Kimberly Masker, OTD, OTR/L, CHT discusses the role that occupational therapy can play in the treatment and prevention of musician injuries. Learners will learn more about common injuries, basic treatments, and health practices for musicians. 

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students

Presented by:  

Kimberly Masker, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

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Learning objectives
After completion of this occupational therapy continuing education course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the basic history of musicians’ medicine
  • Understand the role of occupational therapy in the treatment and prevention of musicians’ injuries
  • Apply theoretical foundations to treatment of musicians
  • Describe the risk factors and basic anatomy/physiology of common musicians’ injuries
  • Describe basic treatment modalities for musicians’ injuries
  • Describe basic healthy practice and play foundations
Instructor bio
Kimberly Masker, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
TNOTA Guest Instructor

Kimberly received her OT degree from Washington University in 2000, and received her post-professional doctorate in OT from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) in 2015. She earned her CHT designation in 2007. Kim’s clinical practice is at The Hand Center at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tennessee. Her professional interests focus on nerve injuries, wounds, upper extremity multi-trauma, and treatment of musicians. She has been an adjunct professor of occupational therapy as well as a frequent guest speaker. She is currently an adjunct professor as well as Concentration Track Director for the Hand Therapy track in the post-professional occupational therapy doctorate program at RMUoHP. She enjoys writing for various hand therapy related publications and blogs. She serves as a consultant for Axogen on studies such as pain and peripheral nerve injuries. She has volunteered for several years with the American Society of Hand Therapists, has served as board member as Director of the Education Division and currently as Secretary Treasurer, and is co-editor of the recently released 4th edition of the CHT Test Prep Book. She currently serves as Secretary Treasurer of the Northeast District of the Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association.

Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Complete payment or TNOTA membership log in for course enrollment
  • Attend the live webinar for the full duration
  • Complete the Attendance Attestation exam with a 100% score
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 80% or greater
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
cancellation policy
Live Courses and Webinars
Learner cancellations: In the event that the learner requests to cancel or is unable to attend a course, a refund for the total paid for the course will be granted if Aspire OT is notified via email at within 10 business days prior to date of the scheduled course, minus a non-refundable registration fee of 25% of registration price.  If the learner provides notification of cancellation less then 10 business days prior to the scheduled course, the learner will be offered the opportunity to attend the same webinar on an alternate date or enrollment in the recorded on-demand version of that webinar, instead of a refund.  

No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Provider cancellations: 
In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.
On-Demand web Courses 
Web courses will remain available to learners for 1 year. No refunds will be available for web courses that have been attended or viewed for greater than 30 minutes. In the event of a refund, the learner will be unenrolled in the course immediately upon issuance of a refund. No refunds will be issued for any course in which a certificate has been issued.  

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This occupational therapy continuing education course is being offered as part of Aspire OT's State Association Partnership Program. This course is free for TNOTA Members.