2017 Irvine Hand Therapy Review Course - Program

2017 Hand Therapy Review Course - Orange, CA
Friday, February 24, 2017 - Sunday, February 26, 2017
UC Irvine Medical Center - Orange, CA

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Day 1: Pre:Course: Foundational Science of the Upper Extremity: An Anatomy and Kinesiology Review
Days 2 and 3: Comprehensive Survey of Hand Therapy Review Course

Day 1 Description
Friday, February 24 (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.

Day 1 Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Create an individual learning plan to address three identified areas of weakness in hand therapy topics.
  2. Explain interaction betwween boney anatomy, static and dynamic stabilizers, and proprioceptive reflexes necessary to allow pain free range of motion and force transmission across the following joints: digits, thumb, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. .

Friday, February 24, 2017

Time Anatomical Sessions Faculty
11:00-11:30am Registration  
11:30-11:35am Introductions Diane Coker, DPT, CHT
11:35am-12:45pm Anatomy of the Shoulder and Elbow Tambra Marik, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
12:45-2:00pm Brachial Plexus and Upper Extremity Innervations Nora Barrett, OTR/L, CHT
2:00-2:30pm Snack Break  
2:30-3:15pm Anatomy of the Forearm and Wrist Diane Coker, DPT, CHT
3:15-5:15pm Anatomy of the Hand Diane Coker, DPT, CHT
5:15-5:30pm Q & A  

Days 2 and 3 Description
Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26

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 discussion panels. 

Days 2 and 3 Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Design appropriate treatment plans for patients with four common upper extremity peripheral nerve diagnoses including ulnar neuropathy, median neuropathy, and radial neuropathy and upper brachial plexus injuries.
  2. Create custom treatment plans for patients with three discrete levels of crush or blast injuries: Finger level, wrist level, distal forearm level injury.  
  3. Justify clinical application of three physical agents for patients with upper extremity diagnoses.
  4. Determine how to modify hand therapy protocols for the following conditions:  hand fractures (phalangeal, metacarpal), wrist fractures (carpal or distal radius), and tendon injuries (flexor or extensor injuries).
  5. Discuss three discrete patterns of wrist instability using patient history, symptoms, diagnostic testing, and clinical special testing.
  6. Propose an appropriate treatment plan including orthosis and safe exercise progression for 90% of patients with Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex injuries and ulnar wrist pain. 
  7. Design a custom program considering post-operative limitations for each patient after arthroplasties, including one each of the following procedures: shoulder reverse or traditional arthroplasty, elbow total arthroplasty, wrist total arthroplasty, thumb carpometacarpophalangeal interposition arthroplasty and index, middle, ring, and small digits metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal arthroplasty.
  8. Identify two appropriate rehabilitation goals and three interventions to promote post-operative healing and recovery of function in the spectrum of three conditions of rotator cuff injury (tendinitis, tendinosis, and rotator cuff tear), and two instability conditions of the shoulder (traumatic unidirectional and atraumatic multidirectional). 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Time Topic Faculty
7:30-8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast  
8:00-8:05am Introductions Diane Coker, DPT, CHT
8:05-9:05am Evaluation of the Upper Extremity Audra Ponci Bado, MPT, OCS, CHT
9:05-9:35am Principles of Soft Tissue Healing Christina Schmidt, OTR/L, CHT
9:35-9:50am Coffee Break  
9:50-10:50am Shoulder Diagnoses and Treatment Tambra Marik, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
10:50am-12:00pm Elbow Diagnoses and Treatment Tambra Marik, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
12:00-1:00pm Lunch  
1:00-2:00pm Multi-trauma and Complex Injuries Nora Barrett, OTR/L, CHT
2:00-3:00pm Peripheral Nerve Injuries Nora Bareet, OTR/L, CHT
3:00-3:30pm Snack Break  
3:30-5:00pm Physical Agents Alessia DiGennaro Kerner, OTR/L, CHT
5:00-5:30pm Q & A  


Sunday, February 26, 2017​

Time Topic Faculty
7:30-7:45am Registration and Continental Breakfast  
7:45-8:15am CHT Exam Preparation Diane Coker, DPT, CHT
8:15-9:15am Fractures Linda deHaas, MPT, OCS, CHT
9:15-10:15am Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation Joanne Mimm, MPT, CHT
10:15-10:45am Coffee Break  
10:45-11:45am Extensor Tendon Rehabilitation Christina Schmidt, OTR/L, CHT
11:45am-12:30pm Tendon Transfers Joanne Mimm, MPT, CHT
12:30-1:30pm Lunch  
1:30-2:30pm Wrist Biomechanics and Instabilities Elizabeth Byrne, MPT, OCS, CHT, ATc
2:30-3:30pm Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain and Salvage Procedures Elizabth Byrne, MPT, OCS, CHT, ATc
3:30-4:00pm Snack Break  
4:00-4:45pm Arthritis & Joint Reconstruction Vicky Adams, OTR/L, CHT
4:45-5:30pm Ligamentous Injuries & Tendinopathies Stephanie Djang, MPT, CHT

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