This is a comprehensive, practical, and non-intimidating program designed for the clinician who is interested in pursuing hand therapy or is new to the field. This course takes an in-depth look at the management of common upper extremity diagnosis integrating anatomy and pathology with the evaluation and treatment process. Topics covered include exercise and activity progression, static and dynamic splinting, soft tissue assessment-treatment, edema management, sensibility, ROM, home program development and proper documentation.

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Course Dates & Locations

  • Aug 19, 2017 – Aug 20, 2017

    3002 South Harbor Boulevard , Santa Ana (Los Angeles Area), CA 92704

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    Courtyard Costa Mesa South Coast Metro
    3002 South Harbor Boulevard , Santa Ana (Los Angeles Area), CA 92704

    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/snasa-courtyard-costa-mesa-south-coast-metro/

    There are NO room blocks or discounts at this hotel.

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  • Sep 9, 2017 – Sep 10, 2017

    7 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

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    KIMA center for physiotherapy and wellness
    7 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

    Course Location
    KIMA Center for Physiotherapy & Wellness
    7 West 22nd Street
    8th Floor
    New York, NY 10010

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    http://www.mta.info/

    Area Accommodations
    Hilton New York Fashion District
    152 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001
    (212) 858-5888

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York City - Chelsea
    128 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001
    (212) 564-0994

    Hilton Garden Inn New York/Chelsea
    121 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001
    (212) 564-2181

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  • Sep 9, 2017 – Sep 10, 2017

    9709 3rd Ave NE Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98125

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    Pima Medical Institute
    9709 3rd Ave NE Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98125

    Classroom: 407

    Area Accommodations
    Hampton Inn & Suites
    9550 1st Ave NE
    Seattle, WA, 98115
    (206) 522-6991
    (walking distance)

    Hotel Deca
    4507 Brooklyn Ave NE
    Seattle, WA 98105
    (206) 634-2000
    (3.5 miles)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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  • Oct 14, 2017 – Oct 15, 2017

    Dallas , TX 75244

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  • Oct 28, 2017 – Oct 29, 2017

    Chicago, IL 60018

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  • Nov 11, 2017 – Nov 12, 2017

    5601 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21239

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    Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital
    5601 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21239

    Parker Rooms 3 and 4
    Main Hospital
    Parking outside of main entrance
    Please enter through main entrance as some of the doors are closed on the weekends.

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  • Dec 9, 2017 – Dec 10, 2017

    55 Fogg Rd, Boston (S. Weymouth), MA 02190

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    South Shore Hospital
    55 Fogg Rd, Boston (S. Weymouth), MA 02190

    South Shore Hospital
    55 Fogg Road at Rte 18
    South Weymouth, MA 02190
    Emerson Conference Room "A"
    Tel: 781-340-8000

    Map and Driving Directions:
    Link: http://www.sshosp.org/directions/direction_ssh.htm

    South Shore Hospital is easily accessible from Route 3.
    Northbound on Route 3. Take exit 16 off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From North
    Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From Logan Airport
    Follow signs out of the airport for I-93 south. There will be a $3 toll immediately outside the airport. Proceed through the Ted Williams Tunnel and follow signs for Exit 23, to I-93 south. Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From West
    Follow the Mass Pike (I-90) to exit 14 (I-95/Route 128 south). When I-95 splits from Route 128, remain on Route 128 south (which is now also I-93 north). When I-93 north splits north, travel on to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 south on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From South
    Follow Route 3 northbound to exit 16. Travel south on Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    Follow Route 24 north to I-93 north. Follow to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    Area Accommodations
    Holiday Inn 781-871-0545
    929 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA
    (2.9 miles away)

    Comfort Inn - Rockland - 781-982-1000
    850 Hingham St, Rockland, MA
    (3.0 miles away)

    Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree – 781-848-0600
    50 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA
    (5.0 miles away)

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Educational Credit

A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hourswill be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATC & Assistants.

NOTE: CE Credit for FL Licensed PTAs will reflect Tx content only per FPTA regulations.

BOC Board of Certification, Inc. Approved Provider # P‐2563

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073 Category 1 Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Audience

This course is intended for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs and ATs

NOTE: Nothing in this course is to enable or permit the learner to apply techniques outside of the scope of practice in their individual state and discipline.

Objectives

  • Identify the proper procedures for basic upper extremity evaluations including ROM, rapid grip, edema, sensibility, and proper documentation
  • Identify signs and symptoms for a variety of diagnoses related to the upper extremity including nerve compression, DeQuervains, Dupuytren’s Contracture, Trigger Finger etc
  • Identify appropriate static and dynamic splints for the treatment of various upper extremity problems including splint wearing schedule, indications, and contra-indications.
  • Select and prioritize treatment options and develop effective home programs to reduce the number of necessary therapy sessions.
  • Identify several techniques to assess the “non-compliant patient”.
  • Identify the “warning signs” of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD) as early interventions may prevent further development of symptoms.

Participants Comments

  • “I am ABSOLUTELY IMPRESSED with this course”
  • “BEST CONTINUING ED COURSE I’ve ever attended”
  • “Every therapist should be required to have this info.”
  • “GREAT -non-intimidating information with lots of info.”
  • “I enjoyed the DOWN-TO-EARTH style & the encouragement to all who are interested to pursue hand therapy”

Schedule

  • Day 1

    8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
    8:30 Upper Extremity Anatomy: bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves.
    9:00 Upper Extremity Evaluation: ROM, Motor strength, Sensibility, Edema, Patient’s history, interview
    10:15 BREAK
    10:30 RSI, Ligament Injuries and Instabilities
    - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    - Gamekeeper’s Thumb
    - Volar plate injury (PIP joint)
    12:00 LUNCH (On your own)
    1:00 Ligament’s Continued
    - Collateral ligament tear
    - Carpal ligament instability & TFCC
    ...splinting and rehab program
    2:45 Fracture Management and Rehab
    - Finger (distal, middle & proximal phalanges)
    - Metacarpal, Carpal, & Radius/Ulna
    ...splinting, edema mgmt, wound care, precautions, appropriate modalities & strengthening following casting, open reduction, and external fixation techniques.
    3:15 BREAK
    3:30 Fractures Continued
    5:30 Questions and Adjourn
  • Day 2

    8:00 Flexor tendon zone repair and rehab s/p tenolysis extensor tendon laceration, repair, and rehab
    10:15 BREAK
    10:30 Arthritis:
    - Thumb CMC (pre and post)
    - Rheumatoid Arthritis
    - Flexor tenosynovitis
    - Extensor tenosynovitis
    - Trigger thumb / finger
    - MP joint arthroplasties (implants)
    12:00 LUNCH (On your own)
    1:00 Epicondolytis
    Dequervains (pre and post)
    Wrist Ganglions
    Dupuytren’s Contractures
    2:45 Traumatic injuries and Complications
    - Nerve lacerations (radial, median, ulnar, & digital)
    - Crush Injuries
    3:15 BREAK
    3:30 Traumatic injuries Continued
    - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome **(CRPS/RSD)
    - ”The Stiff Hand”
    - Infections
    5:00 Questions and Adjourn

Cancellation Policy

Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Therapy Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. TNI is NOT responsible for registrants nonrefundable airfare, accommodations or fees.