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

  • Oct 28, 2017 – Oct 29, 2017

    6 Trans Am Plaza Drive , Chicago - Oakbrook Terrace , IL 60181

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    Courtyard Chicago Oakbrook Terrace
    6 Trans Am Plaza Drive , Chicago - Oakbrook Terrace , IL 60181

    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chiot-courtyard-chicago-oakbrook-terrace/

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

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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.

    Area Accommodations
    Doubletree Inn at the Colonnade
    4 W. University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218
    Reservations: 410-235-5400
    www.doubletree.com

    Radisson Cross Keys
    5100 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21210
    Reservations: 410-532-6900
    www.radisson.com/unionmemorial

    Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore
    20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
    Reservations: 410-539-8400
    www.radisson.com/hotels/mdbalhar

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  • Feb 24, 2018 – Feb 25, 2018

    7 West 22nd Street, 8th floor, New York, NY 10010

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    KIMA center for physiotherapy and wellness
    7 West 22nd Street, 8th floor, New York, NY 10010

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

    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

    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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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.