Hybrid Hand Therapy Review Course - Spokane, WA

Hybrid Hand Therapy Review Course - Spokane, WA 

Date: August 5-6, 2023

Time: 8 am – 5:00 pm each day

Eastern Washington University
310 N. Riverpoint Blvd, Box R
Spokane, WA 99202

Hannah Gift, OTR/L, CHT, COMT UE, CEAS &
Haley Van Escobar, MOTR/L, CHT

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. 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.
  • The second option includes the two-day, 16-hour live course plus access to the Virtual Hand Therapy Review Course plus the widely-acclaimed book, Test Prep for the CHT Exam: Study Outline & Clinical Reference, 4th Edition, also 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.

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

Hannah Gift, OTR/L, CHT, COMT UE, CEAS

Hannah is an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist at SSM Health Physical Therapy in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed the Philadelphia Hand Therapy Fellowship in 2012 and received her CHT and certification in orthopedic manual therapy of the upper extremity in 2017. She currently serves on the ASHT Board of Directors as the Education Division Director and participates in teaching for the Hands-on Orthotics course and the Hand Therapy Review Course. She was co-editor of the 4th edition of the Test Prep for the CHT Exam: Study Outline and Clinical Reference. She is also on faculty for Select Medical and is adjunct faculty at Saint Louis University.

Haley Van Escobar, MOTR/L, CHT

Haley Van Escobar, MOTR/L, CHT is a certified hand therapist with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and more than a decade of experience caring for the upper extremity. She is excited about innovation, great clinical skills, and the ‘why’ we do what we do. Haley provides hand therapy consultation for Naked Prosthetics, the leading manufacturer of partial-hand prosthetics. In this role, constant collaboration with a team of a variety of healthcare professionals allows Haley to get people back to life through prosthetic intervention. Inspired by great clinical outcomes and relationships, Haley works to advance the practice of hand therapy through creating top-tier educational events and workshops, approved for credit by AOTA which can be found on her website. Haley is a contributor to Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, 4th edition, serves as project lead for the ASHT Education Division, and serves on AAHS’s Education Committee.