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Hand Therapy Symposium

Fri, May 20, 2016
Grandview Medical Center - OU Auditorium
405 W Grand Ave, Dayton, OH 45405 - Directions

For: OT's, OTA's, PT's, PTA's, PA's, NP's and AT's


Athletic Trainers - CEU hours pending approval
Occupational Therapists / Therapy Assistants - 5.0 Contact Hours
Physical Therapists / Therapy Assistants - 5.0 Contact Hours
Physician Assistants / Nurse Practioners - CME hours pending approval
For more info email .

Cost: $75


8am - Registration
8:30am - 3:30pm
(Lunch: Noon - 1pm)

Course Description:

In this ever changing healthcare environment, today's rehabilitation practitioners are expected to be able provide quality specialized care to a variety of clientele in multiple clinical settings. This symposium, provided by Kettering Health Network's team of Hand Surgeons and Certified Hand Therapists, is designed with that general practitioner in mind.

Hand Therapy for the General Practitioner is a comprehensive course focused on expanding the knowledge and skill set of everyday Occupational & Physical Therapists who want to increase their understanding of upper extremity anatomy as well as sharpen their clinical reasoning skills in relation to basic Hand and Upper Extremity rehabilitation.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the basic anatomical structures of the upper extremity with emphasis on the ulnar side of the wrist.
  • Identify basic anatomy and sites of compression of the median, ulnar and radial nerves in the upper extremity.
  • Understand the provocative testing and differential diagnoses related to upper extremity nerve compression syndromes and ulnar-sided wrist pain.
  • Explore various conservative treatment options in managing upper extremity nerve compression and ulnar-sided wrist pain.
  • Identify the anatomical principals associated with upper extremity splinting.
  • Identify patient barriers regarding exercise compliance and explore various treatment strategies to facilitate improved program adherence.
  • Understand and describe the latest surgical approaches available for tendon management and their effect on therapeutic outcomes.
  • Identify various ethical dilemmas in the outpatient setting and discuss various resources available to resolve these issues.