Hannah Gift, OTR/L, CHT, COMT UE, CEAS
(* The material for this course was provided by Alessia DiGennaro Kerner, OTR/L, CHT)
At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Perform a systematic examination of the hand and wrist for thorough evaluation of hand and wrist injuries.
- Explain the importance of a thorough case history in the evaluation of a hand or wrist injury.
- Perform a physical evaluation, including visual observation/inspection and palpation, of a hand or wrist injury to assist with evaluation and treatment planning.
- Verbalize which standardized and non-standardized evaluation components (goniometry, MMT, provocative testing, etc.) are important components of a hand or wrist evaluation.
- Identify the pathophysiology behind tendinopathies.
- Differentiate between operative and non-operative treatment approaches to management of tendinopathies.
- Review tendinopathies of the hand and wrist by location and determine implications for therapy.
- Choose an orthosis or treatment approach for the client with a tendinopathy.
Duration: One hour
CE Credit: 1 continuing education hour, or 0.1 CEU
Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity (6th ed.). Skirven, T. M., Osterman, A. L., Fedorczyk, J. M., Amadio, P. C. (Eds.).(2011). Philadelphia, PA: Mosby. ISBN: 978-0-323-05602-1
- Review Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, 41
Fundamentals of Hand Therapy (2nd ed.). Cooper, C. (Ed.).(2014). St. Louis, MS: Mosby.
- Review Chapters 5, 28