Innovative, Inexpensive, and Engaging Treatment Solutions

When: July 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm America/New York Timezone
Where: Arbor Hotel and Conference Center 6401 62nd Street Lubbock, Texas 79424, Lubbock Texas 79424
Aveanna Healthcare, formerly Epic Pediatric Therapy

“Dollar Tree” Therapy- Innovative, Inexpensive, and Engaging Treatment Solutions To Maximize Functional Outcomes

Presented by: Deborah Fisher, MS, OTR, CHT

Ever left a course disappointed with the lack of practical treatment ideas to help enhance your practice? This course will expand your treatment tool box with a multitude of evidenced based therapies treating common orthopedic and neuroogical conditions with little to no expense. Especially with recent cut backs, therapists are left with decreasing supplies to meet the needs of their clients. Learn how effective treatment tools can be transformed from common objects found around the house, workplace, or even discount stores, to effective “out of the box” therapies. Additionally, explore numerous free or inexpensive apps that aid with time consuming assessments as well as serve as treatments. These treatment solutions will not only target such areas as maximizing ROM, strength, proprioception, balance, cognition, fine motor skills, and overall function, but break tedious and boring treatments into multisensory, fun function interventions.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:

  1. Reproduce how to adapt such items as rubber bands, magnets, pipe cleaners, and other everyday items to treat fine motor impairments
  2. List common objects that can maximize strength, upper and lower body range of motion
  3. Recognize several untraditional but therapeutic uses for kinesiology and duct tape
  4. Identify several free or inexpensive apps that can be used as an effective treatment or assessment tool
  5. Identify alternative, cost effecive materials that can be used to make common orthotics use to treat orthopedic & neurological conditions
  6. Explain how and what to use to work on lower and upper body function using rhythmic auditory cueing
  7. List & perform a variety of interactive, fun, evidenced based treatment techniques to improve functional performance to maximize coordination, ROM, proprioception, etc.

Presenter Biography:

Debbie Fisher has specialized in rehabilitation of the upper extremity and neurological conditions for the past 17 years.   In addition to being an OTR / CHT, she holds a teaching certification in Biology and Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and Masters of Science from Washington University.  She has advanced training in Integrative Dry Needling, Graston, LSVT, stroke rehabilitation, Handwriting Without Tears, Yoga Fitness, and ballroom dance.  Additionally, Debbie has been working with her husband Cody Fisher, an internationally known magician, for over a decade on the use of magic as a therapeutic modality. Together Cody and Debbie have taken the use of magic to a unique level and have adapted the use of magic to be used to in a variety of clinic settings as a form of therapeutic interventions.   Debbie and Cody have been published, and invited to lecture for the International Society of Hand Therapist, American Society of Hand Therapist, Project Magic, Texas Society of Hand Therapist, Alaska Occupational Therapy Association, Montana Occupational Therapy Association, and Texas Occupational Therapy Association.  Debbie currently works for Baylor Scott and White Hospital, and frequently lectures around the country.


This course is pending approval from TSHA, TOTA and TPA.