Traveling Course - Foundations in Hand Therapy: Elbow to Finger Topics

Traveling Course

Title: Foundations in Hand Therapy: Elbow to Finger Topics

Presenter: Mary Barnes, MOT, CHT, CIDN (bio)

This is an evidence-informed course for the upper extremity practitioner to survey topics relevant to proficiency in hand therapy and CHT Exam Prep. Fundamentals and algorithms for therapeutic evaluation and intervention will be reviewed. The course begins with a hands-on anatomy lab. Participants will identify structures on themselves, a partner and the instructor. An in-depth review of the extensor mechanism is presented with an evidence-informed review of treatments, protocols and orthotics. Evidence-informed treatment for flexor and extensor tendon injuries, OA, neuropathies and wrist pain will be explored. 

This course will present information-focused interventions based on a strong body of evidence and clinical experience. 

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify surface anatomy and perform provocative tests.
  2. Describe effective treatment techniques and the elements of orthotic design for most common upper extremity conditions.
  3. Discuss the extensor mechanism and apply the latest treatments and orthotics to avoid and correct deformities.
  4. Utilized improved evaluation techniques using ASHT standards.
  5. Gain insight into chronic pain and develop treatment strategies.
  6. Demonstrate clinical judgement in choosing provocative tests and protocols considering sensitivity, specificity, PPV and LR.

Course Agenda

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