2023 Hand Therapy Review Course - Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

November 3-5, 2023
Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
3333 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Course Location:  Mezzanine Conference Room

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, November 3 (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, this pre-course will review the anatomy and biomechanics of each joint and examine the brachial plexus and innervation patterns of the arm and hand.

Days 2 and 3 Description 
Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5

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 case discussion. Each attendee will have a total of 30 minutes in the cadaver lab either Saturday or Sunday. Each lab will have 10 attendees in each lab and five attendees to each cadaver. Groups will spend time reviewing each prosection and answering study questions with an instructor (one instructor per prosection).

Behavioral Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Create a personal learning plan to address at least three areas of personal weakness in their own practice of hand therapy.
  • Explain the three key factors of the relationship between bony anatomy and joint stability for a patient with a “terrible triad” injury to the elbow.
  • Explain at least one diagnosis and its biomechanical contributors that could lead to swan neck deformity of a finger.
  • Discuss the potential risk of SLAC, given two case scenarios of specific non-healing scaphoid fractures.
  • Explain the relationship of capsuloligamentous integrity of the glenohumeral joint to shoulder stability.
  • Design a treatment plan for a patient with a mutilating trauma of the hand.
  • Compare the effects of three modes of heat transmission on upper extremity tissue extensibility.
  • Identify the effects of continuous ultrasound on tendon adherence in a patient with a flexor tendon repair.
  • Design a desensitization program for a patient with hypersensitivity after digit tip amputation.
  • Revise a protocol for a patient with a metacarpal fracture with a complication of a concurrent extensor tendon adhesion.
  • Design an appropriate post-operative plan of care for a patient post thumb CMC arthroplasty.
  • Interpret the results of three special tests for subacromial impingement.

Registration Fees
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 12/31/23.
* 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.

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.

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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.