Hands-on Therapy for Hands-on Hand Therapists:
Manual Therapy for the Upper Extremity
Date: May 13, 2023
Time: 8 am – 5:00 pm
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Pam Kikillus, PT, CHT, FAAOMPT
This lab-based course is a comprehensive review of manual therapy, including joint, soft issue and nerve mobilization techniques of the entire upper extremity. Techniques developed by Maitland, Hartman, Kaltenborn and Cyriax will be explained and demonstrated. Participants will have the opportunity to identify end feel, choose appropriate mobilization grades and practice each technique during the course. This course focuses on hands-on application of techniques to decrease pain, improve range of motion and improve function with upper extremity dysfunction.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Explain the differences in grades I-IV of joint mobilization
- Safely and effectively mobilize the glenohumeral joint
- Safely and effectively mobilize the proximal and distal radioulnar joints
- Safely and effectively mobilize the joints in the elbow, digits, and wrist
- Determine the effectiveness of manual therapy techniques
Continuing Education Credit:
The course has been approved for 8 contact hours, or 0.8 CEUS, from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Board of Certification of Certified Athletic Trainers (BOC-ATC)
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 email@example.com. 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.
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Pam Kikillus is a physical therapist, certified hand therapist, fellowship-trained manual therapist and an orthopedic certified specialist. She practices physical therapy in the Tacoma Washington area and teaches in local physical therapy and physical therapy assistant programs in the area.
Pam has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national PT conferences. She is an active member of the orthopedic specialty council of the American Board of PT specialties. She has extensive experience with item writing for the national PT exam and the Orthopedic Specialty exam.