Hands On Orthotics Course – St. Louis, MO 04-06-19

Course Details

Title: Hands On Orthotics – St. Louis, MO  (with pediatric focus)
Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 8 am – 5:00 pm

Shriners Hospital for Children St. Louis
Occupational Therapy Department
4400 Clayton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Cara Smith, PT, CHT

Course Description:
Hands On Orthotics is a lab-intensive, customized course designed to improve orthotic fabrication skills. At this site, the content will be presented within the framework of the unique attributes of the pediatric population. This course is for intermediate practitioners/hand therapists. Participants receive a course manual, and orthoses are customized according to the class.


  • Course participants will demonstrate ability to fabricate seven custom orthoses
  • Course participants will identify indications/contraindications of the orthoses shown below
  • Course participants will demonstrate knowledge of practical applications of orthoses


  • Thumb spica
  • C bar
  • Sugar tong
  • Posterior long arm
  • Static progressive elbow extension
  • Static progressive finger flexion
  • Serial casting

Registration Fee:
Members $280
Non-Members $325

Attendees can earn up to 8 continuing education hours/0.8 CEUs.

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 education@asht.org.

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

Cara Smith, PT, CHT

Cara Smith graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center with a Masters of Physical Therapy. She completed the Evelyn J. Mackin Hand Therapy Fellowship in 2010 and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2013. She is currently the Hand Therapy Program Coordinator at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Cara is also involved in providing upper extremity education to the orthopedic and sports physical therapy residents at UT Southwestern.