Z 6/16/21 Treating Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) in Pediatric Patients

Time: June 16, 2021, 4 pm - 5:30 pm Central Standard Time.

Note: If you are unable to attend the live event, you will be automatically enrolled in the on-demand version.  

Description: This webinar will review the etiology and interdisciplinary treatment of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) in pediatric patients. Participants will demonstrate an understanding of treatment for physical, occupational, and psychological impairments associated with this condition. Specific treatment approaches will be related to the patient’s participation in ADL/IADL, school activities, and recreational activities.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Outline the etiology and common symptoms experienced for individuals with POTS.
  • Discuss the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to promote self-management of POTS.
  • Develop a cardiovascular conditioning and strengthening program for individuals with POTS.
  • Identify at least 3 activity modifications, healthy habits, and/or pacing strategies for individuals with POTS to integrate into their daily routine to manage the condition.
  • Describe how cognitive behavioral therapy interventions can positively impact coping with POTS.

Instructors: Diane Amstutz, PhD; Pediatric Psychologist, Pain Management Center, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Leah Hanson, OTR/L, Senior Occupational Therapist, Pain Management Center; Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Wendy Wurtzel, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist, Pain Management Center, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab 

Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

Continuing Education Credits

Physical Therapy 

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this course for 1.5 Contact Hours.  Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.  This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours

Occupational Therapy

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 00509. This distance learning – independent and interactive webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery/Foundational Knowledge]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.


Diane Amstutz, PhD
Financial: Receives a salary from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab 
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Leah Hanson, OTR/L
Financial: Receives a salary from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab 
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Wendy Wurtzel, PT, DPTA
Financial: Receives a salary from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab 
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 

  • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


Online Learning Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants OTA and PTA Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists