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Advances in Hand Therapy: From Evaluation to Treatment
Audio CD
$199.99 USD
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Product Details
Format:
Audio CD
Author:
JOSH GERRITY, OTR/L, CHT
Publisher:
Vyne Education
Copyright:
10/30/2012
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
AUD020091
Objectives
Examine the intricate anatomy of the hand and determine how this impacts function

Describe how to effectively evaluate common hand pathologies

Participate in a hands-on lab to increase your confidence with commonly used evaluation tests

Discover treatment techniques for hand pathologies, including De Quervain's, carpal tunnel syndrome, and wrist fractures

Discuss principles for splinting and identify commonly used splints
Outline

ANATOMY AND KINESIOLOGY OF THE HAND

  • Bones and soft tissues of the hand
  • Extensor mechanism of the finger
  • Flexor pulley system of the finger
  • Vascular supply of the hand
  • Nerve supply of the hand
  • Kinesiology of the hand and wrist

 

EVALUATION OF COMMON HAND PATHOLOGIES

  • DeQuervain's
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Metacarpophalangeal (MCP) collateral ligament instability
  • Proximal Interphalangeal Joint (PIP) volar plate and collateral ligament instability
  • Sagittal band attenuation
  • Trigger finger
  • Thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) osteoarthritis
  • Extensor pollicis longus rupture
  • Extensor indicis proprius rupture
  • Flexor digitorum superficialis and profundus rupture
  • Intrinsic tightness
  • Arterial insufficiency
  • Oblique retinacular ligament tightness

 

PRACTICE SPECIALIZED TESTS FOR HAND EVALUATION (LAB SESSION)

  • Finkelstein's
  • Tinel's
  • Phalens/reverse phalens
  • MCP/PIP collateral ligament stability test
  • Bouvier
  • Load and grind test for thumb CMC osteoarthritis
  • Assessment of EPL and EIP ruptures
  • Assessment of FDS and FDP ruptures
  • Bunnel Testing for intrinsic tightness
  • Allen's
  • Assessment of the oblique retinacular ligament

 

TREATMENT OF COMMON HAND PATHOLOGIES

  • DeQuervain's
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Collateral ligament instabilities
  • Extensor tendon injuries
  • Flexor tendon injuries
  • Finger fractures
  • Hand fractures
  • Wrist fractures

 

SPLINTING BASICS

  • Classification of splints
  • Indications/Contraindications
  • Important landmarks and pressure areas
  • Types of material

Examples of common splints

Author

JOSH GERRITY, OTR/L, CHT

JOSH GERRITY, OTR/L, CHT, is a licensed occupational therapist and certified hand therapist with over 13 years of experience in orthopedics. He earned his bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, and received his hand certification in 2009. Mr. Gerrity is currently employed with the Bone and Joint Center, also in Bismarck, where he works with a group of orthopedic surgeons including two board certified hand specialists. He is an annual guest lecturer for the University of Mary physical therapy department and also participates in a biannual Orthopedic Update Seminar held in Bismarck for therapists, physicians, and nurses in the North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana region. Mr. Gerrity is also registered with the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapists and is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.

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Audience
Occupational Therapists
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
Physical Therapists
Physical Therapist Assistants
Rehabilitation Managers
Athletic Trainers