2019 ASHT Hand Therapy Review Course - Baltimore, MD

* The 3-Day course is now sold out. There are a limited number of spots available for the 2-Day course. To be placed on a waiting list for the 3-Day course or to register for the 2-Day course, please email education@asht.org.

Day 1: Pre:Course: Foundational Science of the Upper Extremity: An Anatomy and Kinesiology Review
Days 2 and 3: Comprehensive Survey of Hand Therapy

Day 1 Description
Friday, September 20 (Pre-course)

Foundational Science of the Upper Extremity: An Anatomy and Kinesiology Review
A working knowledge of the anatomy and kinesiology of the upper extremity provides a solid foundation for therapeutic evaluation and intervention. Using classroom-lecture style and cadaver lab prosection projected into a lecture hall, this pre course will review the anatomy and biomechanics of each joint, examine the brachial plexus and innervation patterns of the arm and hand, and allow for faculty guided anatomy review with cadaveric specimens. Adjunctive methods for intervention will be analyzed as a means to facilitate outcomes and expert panels will be offered throughout the weekend to allow a high level of attendee-faculty interaction via case discussion. Each attendee will have a total of 30 minutes in the cadaver lab either on Saturday or Sunday. Each lab will have 10 attendees in each lab and 5 attendees to each cadaver. Groups will spend time reviewing each prosection and answering study questions with an instructor (one instructor per prosection).

Day 1 Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Create an individual learning plan to address three identified areas of weakness in hand therapy topics.
  2. Explain interaction between boney anatomy, static and dynamic stabilizers, and proprioceptive reflexes necessary to allow pain free range of motion and force transmission across the following joints: digits, thumb, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.

Days 2 and 3 Description
Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22

Comprehensive Survey of Hand Therapy Review Course Description
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of the evaluation and intervention processes pursued for typical diagnoses in upper extremity rehabilitation. Advanced clinicians will describe fundamental concepts, clinical reasoning, and evidence to provide a multi-faceted approach to the hand therapy process. Adjunctive methods for intervention will be analyzed as a means to facilitate outcomes, and expert panels will be offered throughout the weekend to allow a high level of attendee-faculty interaction via discusssion panels.

Days 2 and 3 Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Design appropriate treatment plans for patients with four common upper extremity peripheral nerve diagnoses including ulnar neuropathy, median neuropathy, and radial neuropathy and upper brachial plexus injuries.
  2. Create custom treatment plans for patients with three discrete levels of crush or blast injuries: Finger level, wrist level, distal forearm level injury.  
  3. Justify clinical application of three physical agents for patients with upper extremity diagnoses.
  4. Determine how to modify hand therapy protocols for the following conditions:  hand fractures (phalangeal, metacarpal), wrist fractures (carpal or distal radius), and tendon injuries (flexor or extensor injuries).
  5. Discuss three discrete patterns of wrist instability using patient history, symptoms, diagnostic testing, and clinical special testing.
  6. Propose an appropriate treatment plan including orthosis and safe exercise progression for 90% of patients with Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex injuries and ulnar wrist pain. 
  7. Design a custom program considering post-operative limitations for each patient after arthroplasties, including one each of the following procedures: shoulder reverse or traditional arthroplasty, elbow total arthroplasty, wrist total arthroplasty, thumb carpometacarpophalangeal interposition arthroplasty and index, middle, ring, and small digits metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal arthroplasty.
  8. Identify two appropriate rehabilitation goals and three interventions to promote post-operative healing and recovery of function in the spectrum of three conditions of rotator cuff injury (tendinitis, tendinosis, and rotator cuff tear), and two instability conditions of the shoulder (traumatic unidirectional and atraumatic multidirectional). 

Registration is on a first come first served basis. Limited enrollment is planned to ensure quality of course and ample instructor-participant attention. Cancellation of registration up to two weeks prior to course date will result in a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS AFTER THIS ESTABLISHED DEADLINE. It is the responsibility of the registrant to notify ASHT of cancellation in writing or by email to education@asht.org. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of notification. In the unlikely event that a course is canceled, ASHT will provide full refund of the registration fee only.

All grievances may be directed to the ASHT Education Division by sending an email to:

Three Days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Members: $450
Non-Members $560
Education Plus Associate: 3-Day Registration Plus New ASHT Associate Membership (for Non-Members) $735 *
Education Plus Affiliate: 3-Day Registration Plus New ASHT Affiliate Membership (for Non-Members) $735 *

* Education Plus combines new Associate or Affiliate Membership dues and HTRC 3-day registration into one payment. Membership will be valid thru 12/31/19.
* Education Plus is solely for non-members who would like to join ASHT; it is not for existing members who would like to renew their membership.

For further information about Associate of Affiliate Membership, please visit Membership Categories.

Two Days: Saturday and Sunday
Members $380
Non-Members $475

The 2-day course option consists of an adjacent room (about 10-15 feet away from the main conference room). In this room, you will have access to the presenters' audio and video via a live projected feed as well as view all of the live power point presentations on a screen. The 2-day registrants will receive the same course manual as the 3-day registrants, which includes the handouts from all three days. You will also have online access to all handouts (handouts will be made available online shortly before the live event date, and an email notification will be sent at that time).

The 2-day course offers 15.5 contact hours, or 1.55 CEUs. The price is $380 members;  $475 non-members.  

Continuing Education Units (Occupational Therapists)   
Friday                         8.0 contact hours
Saturday                     7.5 contact hours / 8.0 contact hours (with cadaver lab)
Sunday                       7.5 contact hours / 8.0 contact hours (with cadaver lab)

This continuing education activity offers a maximum of 23.5 contact hours, or 2.35 CEUS (for three-day course) and 15.5 contact hours, or 1.5 CEUs (for two-day course)

Continuing Competence Units (Physical Therapists)   
An application for CE credit has been filed with the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). Determination of credit is pending. Further information will be posted shortly.

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Participants will receive a course syllabus containing a printed copy of session presentations upon arrival at the course. A week before the course, a link will be distributed to all registered attendees for downloading the course schedule and syllabus. 

For further information or questions regarding this course, contact education@asht.org or call 856-380-6862.

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