UE Institute - An Online Study Group for the Novice Practitioner

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Description:
A one-year survey of hand therapy topics, UE Institute is an online study tool developed to provide structure and support for new hand therapists, and to help mentoring pairs organize format and content. This program is free to ASHT members.

  • Program is targeted to therapists with 0-3 years experience, as well as change of career therapists
  • Includes one online lesson per month (with rotating instructors) from January 2020 to November 2020

January 15th Course - "Clincial Mechanics of the Hand and Wrist" - Registration coming soon!


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Post-Session UE Institute E-Community Q&A

After each live session, The UE Institute E-Community will host questions and answers sessions related to each monthly online session as well as general information and communication exchanges for novice hand therapists to advance their professional career and/or their preparation for the CHT exam.

Instructions on How To Access UE Institute E-Community.


Learning Objectives:
At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify one method of assessment for each topic in the syllabus
  2. Determine basic science and anatomy of nine different common hand therapy diagnoses
  3. Relate pathology to intervention for basic hand therapy diagnoses

2020 Academic Calendar:

  • January 15 - Clinical Mechanics of the Hand and Wrist
    Presented by Jodi Moore, OTD, OT/L, CHT
     
  • February 19 - Clinical Mechanics of the Elbow
    Presented by Romina Astifidis, MS, PT, CHT
     
  • March 18 - Clinical Mechanics of the Shoulder 
    Presented by Romina Astifidis, MS, PT, CHT
  • April 22 - Clinical Examination of the Hand AND Tendinopathy
    Presented by Alessia DiGennaro Kerner, OTR/L, CHT and Karol Spraggs-Young, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
     
  • May 20 - Physical Agent Modalities AND Manual Therapy
    Presented by Jodi Moore, OTD, OT/L, CHT
     
  • June 17 - Hand Fractures AND Distal Radial Fractures
    Presented by Alessia DiGennaro Kerner, OTR/L, CHT and Karol Spraggs-Young, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
     
  • July 15 - Carpal Fractures AND Wrist Injuries
    Presented by Jill Yannick, OTR/L, CHT
     
  • August 19 - Flexor and Extensor Tendons 
    Presented by Romina Astifidis, MS, PT, CHT
     
  • September 16 - Peripheral Nerve Injuries AND Chronic Pain
    Presented by Susanne Higgins, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
     
  • October 21 - Arthritic and Connective Tissue Conditions AND Orthosis Design
    Presented by Kim Kraft, PT, DPT, CHT

Textbooks Used:

  • Skirven, T. M., Osterman, A. L., Fedorczyk, J. M., Amadio, P. C. (Eds.). (2011). Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Etremity (6th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Mosby. ISBN: 978-0-323-05602-1.
  • Cooper, C. (Ed.).(2014). Fundamentals of Hand Therapy (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MS: Mosby. ISBN: 978-0-323-09104-6

* The required readings for each class will be provided to students upon registration.


Continuing Education:
Attendees earn 1 continuing education hour/0.1 CEU for each monthly session attended. Additionally, attendees who complete the nine lessons with the program series will receive a certificate of completion.


Registration:
Free for ASHT members but registration is required for each monthly session.


January 15th Course - "Clinical Mechanics of the Hand and Wrist" - Registration to open soon!


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