Hybrid Hand Therapy Review Course

Upcoming Courses

Course Overview

Course Description:
The ASHT Hand Therapy Review Course provides a comprehensive review of the evaluation and intervention processes pursued for typical diagnoses in upper extremity rehabilitation. This NEW course is an interactive review course that allows hands-on practice of palpation, special testing, manual therapy techniques, and treatment interventions discussed in the traditional Hand Therapy Review Course (HTRC). A cadaver lab will be led by a CHT to review pertinent anatomy (excluding the Chicago course, which does not offer a live cadaver lab). This course is perfect for kinesthetic learners and therapists that work in a setting with limited access to a live mentor.

The course provides an opportunity for active learning and application of hand and upper extremity therapy principles to facilitate retention of presented information. The course also offers a structured study approach to upper extremity rehabilitation that may serve as a means to prepare for the CHT Exam.

Participation in this course includes a two-day, 16-hour live course, for a total of 16 contact hours, or 1.6 CEUs. Participation to the live course will be limited to 32 attendees.

Additionally, there are two optional registration selections available:

  • The first option includes the two-day, 16-hour live course plus access to the Virtual Hand Therapy Course, for a total of 36 contact hours, or 3.6 CEUs.

Course Objectives:

  1. Participants will describe origins and insertions of the muscles of the upper quarter.
  2. Participants will demonstrate an ability to palpate superficial anatomical structures.
  3. Participants will describe subjective and objective evaluation findings consistent with structures contributing to upper quarter symptoms, including bone, joint, nerve, ligament, nerve, and non-musculoskeletal symptoms.
  4. Participants will perform an evaluation to screen contributions of the cervical spine on upper quarter symptoms.
  5. Participants will perform special testing to rule in or rule out conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.
  6. Participants will evaluate joint play in the joints of the upper extremity and create a treatment plan incorporating joint mobilization to decrease pain or improve range of motion.
  7. Participants will create a treatment plan for conditions of the upper quarter including traumatic hand injuries, nerve compressions, and shoulder disorders.
  8. Participants will create a personal learning plan to address at least three areas of personal weakness in their own practice of hand therapy.

Registration Fees:
Live, Two-day Course:
 $450 for members;  $500 for non-members

Live, Two-day Course Plus Virtual Hand Therapy Review Course access:
$660 for members;  $765 for non-members

Live, Two-day Course Plus Virtual Hand Therapy Review Course access Plus Book, Test Prep for the CHT Exam: Study Outline & Clinical Reference, 4th Edition:
 $760 for members;  $900 for non-members

Continuing Education Credit:
The two-day course has been approved for 16 contact hours, or 1.6 CEUS, from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Board of Certification of Certified Athletic Trainers (BOC-ATC)

If you also select the Virtual Hand Therapy Review Course, you will receive an additional 20 contact hours, or 2.0 CEUs, for a total of 36 contact hours, or 3.6 CEUs.