Introduction to Hand Therapy: Evaluation & Treatment On-Site Training
This is a comprehensive, practical, and nonintimidating program designed for the clinician who is interested in pursuing hand therapy or is new to the field.
This is a comprehensive, practical, and non-intimidating program designed for the clinician who is interested in pursuing hand therapy or is new to the field. This course takes an in depth look at the management of common upper extremity diagnosis integrating anatomy and pathology with the evaluation and treatment process. Topics covered include static and dynamic splinting, manual therapy, modalities, edema management, sensibility, ROM, home program development and proper documentation.
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 Upper Extremity Anatomy : bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves.
9:00 Upper Extremity Evaluation: ROM, Motor strength, Sensibility, Edema, Patient’s history, interview
10:45 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
12:00 Lunch (On your own)
1:00 Ligament Instability
2:45 Fracture Management and Rehab
5:30 Questions and Adjourn
8:00 Flexor tendon zone repair and rehab
10:30 Arthritis: Thumb CMC (pre and post)
12:00 Lunch (On your own)
1:00 Dequervains (pre and post)
2:45 Crush injuries
5:00 Questions and Adjourn
Kim Townsend, OTR/L, CHT, M.S. is a private practice hand therapist at the Raleigh Hand Center in Raleigh, NC. Mrs. Townsend brings with her 25 years of experience in the treatment of orthopedic and upper extremity conditions. She earned her MS Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1981 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Certification in Hand Therapy in 1992. Throughout her career she has developed and presented hundreds of seminars and workshops across the United States in the areas of hand therapy protocols, evaluation techniques, the use of modalities and static/dynamic splinting. She has held adjunct faculty positions in the division of Occupational Science at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Durham Technical Community College. Additionally, she has completed the development of a series of splinting workshops to be used to educate therapists throughout Europe.
Robert M. Schneider, OTR/L, CHT is a Senior Hand Therapist at Bethesda Hand Rehab in Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Schneider brings with him 25 years of experience in the treatment of orthopedic and upper extremity conditions. He earned his degree in Occupational Therapy in 1981 from SUNY at Buffalo and his Certification in Hand Therapy in 1992. Bob is an accomplished clinician, instructor and author in the field of upper extremity management having held adjunct teaching positions at Loma Linda University, The University at Buffalo, Medical University of South Carolina. Bob is an experienced educator presenting continuing education seminars nationally on splinting, RSI/CTD management, peripheral nerve injuries and scar/wound management over the past 13 years.
A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours (17 in FL & WA) will be awarded to each participant. This course has been submitted to the State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Boards in which the seminar is being held, if prior approval is required. CA Board of OT Advanced Practice Approved NATA Board of Certification, Inc. Approved Provider # P-2563 AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073 The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA
“I am ABSOLUTELY IMPRESSED with this course”
“BEST CONTINUING ED COURSE I’ve ever attended”
“Every therapist should be required to have this info.”
“GREAT -non-intimidating information with lots of info.”
“I enjoyed the DOWN-TO-EARTH style & the encouragement to all who are interested to pursue hand therapy.”
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