“Education on Tour” Traveling Course and Hands On Orthotics Course – Columbia, TN

June 7, 2019 to June 8, 2019
35° 36' 54.2592" N, 87° 2' 7.0188" W


Education on Tour Traveling Course - Columbia, TN and
Hands On Orthotics Course - Columbia, TN

ASHT is proud to offer the "Foundations in Hand Therapy" Traveling Course on Day 1 (Friday) and the Hands On Orthotics Course on Day 2 (Saturday). You have the option to register for one or both of these courses.

Registration Fee:

One Day/One Course (attending either the Friday or Saturday course)
Members $280
Non-Members $325

Two Days/Both Courses (attending both the Friday and Saturday course)
Members  $450
Non-Members $510

Traveling Course: "Foundations in Hand Therapy: Elbow to Finger Topics" - Day 1

Date: June 7, 2019 (Friday)
Time: 8 am – 5:00 pm

Maury Regional Hospital Annex
1223 Trotwood Avenue
Columbia, TN 38401
Education Conference Room - First Floor

Mary Barnes, MOT, CHT
Lisa Perrone, OTR/L, CHT

Course Description:
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:

  • Utilize improved evaluation techniques, differential diagnostic skills and provocative tests to improve patient care.
  • Gain insight into how chronic pain can be cortically sustained and develop treatment strategies. 
  • Describe effective treatment techniques and the elements of orthotic design for most common upper extremity injuries.
  • Discuss the extensor mechanism and identify treatments and orthotics to avoid and correct deformities. 
  • Demonstrate clinical judgment by choosing provocative tests considering sensitivity, specificity, PPR, and LR.
  • Utilize evidence-informed programs for fractures, stiff hands and wrists, nerve injuries, tendon injuries, CPRS, arthritis, sprains and strains.

Attendees can earn up to 8 continuing education hours/0.8 CEUs.

"Hands On Orthotics" Course - Day 2

Date: June 8, 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 8 am – 5:00 pm

Maury Regional Physical Therapy Center
858 James Campbell Blvd.
Columbia, TN 38401

Mary Barnes, MOT, CHT
Lisa Perrone, OTR/L, CHT

Course Description:
Hands On Orthotics is a lab-intensive, customized course designed to improve orthotic fabrication skills. This course is for intermediate practitioners/hand therapists. Participants receive a course manual, and orthoses are customized according to the class.


  • Course participants will demonstrate ability to fabricate up to eight custom orthoses
  • Course participants will identify indications/contraindications of the orthoses shown below
  • Course participants will demonstrate knowledge of practical applications of orthoses


  • Radial nerve
  • Ulnar gutter/metacarpal fx
  • Static progressive PIP ext with 5th banjo tuner - ulnar gutter base
  • CMC OA or thumb spica
  • Mallet and trigger finger
  • St. John protocol DBS, Manchester hand based
  • Muenster
  • Static progressive finger flexion - volar wrist base

Attendees can earn up to 8 continuing education hours/0.8 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 these courses, contact education@asht.org or call 856-380-6862.