The Hand Wrist and Elbow Complex: Evaluation and Treatment On-Site Training
This two-day seminar will present a comprehensive overviewof the structural and biomechanical basis of hand, wrist & elbow function and their relationship to the entire upper extremity.
This two-day seminar will present a comprehensive overview of the structural and biomechanical basis of hand, wrist & elbow function and their relationship to the entire upper extremity. This unique approach thoroughly examines the relationship of these structures to human performance and suggest strategies for functional improvement. Common pathologies, mechanisms of injury, and progressive pre and post-operative treatment involving fractures, RSI/CTDs, tendon/nerve lacerations, arthritis, sprains/strains and dislocations will be covered with strong reference to their impact on function. Treatment topics include splinting/positioning, electrical and thermal modalities, , therapeutic activity, pain management, sensibility, ROM, home programs and proper documentation. This seminar will NOT present a “protocol driven approach” to rehabilitation. Rather, the participant will learn a “framework” for physical examination that will permit rapid synthesis of findings into a “dynamic treatment plan” designed to increase patient satisfaction and outcomes.
8:30 Functional biomechanics of the elbow:
9:15 Osseous Pathologies/Functional considerations:
10:30 Soft tissue pathologies of the elbow:
11:00 Neurological pathology of the Elbow:
12:00 LUNCH (On your own)
1:00 Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, ...pain syndromes of the elbow
3:00 Lab 1 - Physical examination of the elbow
4:00 Biomechanical assessment of the wrist (...or what the heck is going on here!)
5:30 Questions and Adjourn
8:00 Functional Anatomy of the Wrist
8:30 Ligament injuries of the wrist
9:30 Osseous injuries of the wrist (...or there is more to it than the Colles fracture)
10:45 Soft tissue and neurological pathologies of the wrist.
11:30 Lab 2: Physical examination of the wrist.
12:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00 Rehabilitation of the thumb
1:30 Functional anatomy and biomechanics of the hand
3:00 Soft tissue/neurological pathology of the hand:
4:00 Lab 3: Hand examination and mobilization
5:00 Questions and Adjourn
Paul J. Bonzani, OTR/L, CHT, M.S. ...currently maintains a very busy clinical practice in Asheville, NC. Throughout his career he has had the fortunate opportunity to work with some of the finest hand surgeons and therapists in the country having held management positions at both The University of Vermont— Fletcher Allen Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center. Additionally he has been an adjunct instructor in both the Duke University Physical Therapy Program and the Program in Occupational Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Mr. Bonzani brings 20 years of clinical experience in orthopedic and industrial rehabilitation. Paul has presented nationally in the areas of biomechanics and rehabilitation of the shoulder, nerve compression syndromes, RSI/CTD management and pain syndromes. He has published on the subjects of CTD/RSI management, thumb reconstruction and management of the rheumatoid elbow.
Clinical specialties include rehabilitation of the elbow and hand, chronic pain syndromes, TOS, nerve compression syndromes and neural tension disorders of the upper limb. Current research interest’s include functional outcome measures following fractures and upper quadrant sensate deficits.
Paul is a clinician, researcher and educator and considered to be one of the leading hand therapists in the care of shoulder, elbow and hand injuries in North America.
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.
“EXCELLENT!! ...I loved the interactive slides, hands-on labs and Paul’s down to earth approach and humor. These 2 days flew by. –thank you”
“Paul is an excellent presenter who makes an incredible amount of information available and accessible in a concise and non threatening manner. I did not feel overwhelmed at any time.”
“...BEST cont. ed course I’ve been to in 15 years.”
“I really got my money's worth and then some”
“...Paul really showed the relationship of the joint structures & how they affect evaluations and treatments.”
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