Hands On Orthotics Course – San Antonio, TX 09- 25-26 -2021

September 25, 2021 to September 26, 2021
Concentra 29° 25' 26.8392" N, 98° 29' 37.0608" W

Course Details

* Please note registration closes on Thursday, 9/23/21 @ 11:59 pm ET.

Title: Hands On Orthotics – San Antonio, TX
Date: September 25-26, 2021 (two-day course)
Time: 8 am – 5:00 pm

San Antonio - Downtown
400 E. Quincy Street
San Antonio, TX 78215

Cara Smith, PT, DPT, CHT and Christian Ely, MSOT, OTR/L, COMT-UE, CES, CHT

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all participants will be required to wear a mask throughout the course.

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


  • Course participants will demonstrate ability to fabricate 16 custom orthoses
  • Course participants will identify indications/contraindications of the orthoses shown below
  • Course participants will demonstrate knowledge of practical applications of orthoses


  • Wrist orthosis
  • Forearm based thumb spica
  • Hand based thumb spica
  • Resting hand orthosis 
  • Ulnar gutter 
  • Hand based fracture brace
  • Figure 8
  • Gutter
  • Mallet
  • Web spacer
  • Relative motion orthosis
  • Posterior long arm
  • Muenster
  • Humeral fracture brace
  • Low profile Radial nerve
  • Static progressive metacarpophalangeal flexion orthosis 

Registration Fee:
Members $450
Non-Members $510


  • This course has been approved for 16 contact hours, or 1.6 CEUS, from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
  • This course has been approved for 16 contact hours, or 1.6 CEUS, from the Board of Certification – Certified Athletic Trainers. (BOC-ATC).
  • This course has been approved for 16 continuing competence units (16 CCUs), from the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA).

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 this course, contact education@asht.org