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, flexor/extensor tendon injuries, RSI’s, fractures, joint replacements, wound management, sensibility, physical agent modalities, taping and traumatic injuries.

Level:  Introductory

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Course Dates & Locations

  • Sep 10, 2022 – Sep 11, 2022

    800 East Gate Blvd, New York (Garden City), NY 11530

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    Metro Physical Therapy
    800 East Gate Blvd, New York (Garden City), NY 11530

    Course Location
    Metro Physical Therapy
    800 East Gate Blvd.
    Garden City, NY 11530
    T:516-745-8050


    Area Accommodations
    Hampton Inn Garden City
    1 North Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
    (516) 227-2720

    Hilton Garden Inn Westbury
    1575 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
    (516) 683-8200

    Courtyard by Marriott Westbury
    1800 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
    (516) 542-1001

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  • Sep 24, 2022 – Sep 25, 2022

    6000 W. Touhy Ave., Ste. 202, Chicago , IL 60646

    A limited number of seats are available to the public for this course. 

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    Athletico
    6000 W. Touhy Ave., Ste. 202, Chicago , IL 60646

    Course Location
    Athletico
    6000 W. Touhy Ave., Ste. 202
    Chicago, IL 60646

    Marriott Chicago O’Hare
    8535 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631
    (773) 693-4444

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago North Shore - Niles, an IHG Hotel
    7247 North Waukegan Road, Niles, IL 60714
    (847) 588-1900

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - North Shore Conference Center
    9599 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077-1314
    (847) 679-7000

    Hilton Garden Inn Chicago OHare Airport
    2930 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018
    (847) 296-8900

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  • Nov 5, 2022 – Nov 6, 2022

    8235 E. 116th St., #220, Indianapolis - Fishers, IN 46038

    A limited number of seats are available to the public for this course. 

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    Athletico
    8235 E. 116th St., #220, Indianapolis - Fishers, IN 46038

    Course Location
    Athletico
    8235 E. 116th St., #220
    Fishers, IN 46038

    Hampton Inn & Suites Indianapolis-Fishers
    11575 Commercial Drive, Fishers, IN 46038
    (317) 913-0300

    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Fishers
    10495 Crosspoint Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46256
    (317) 570-2111

    Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis - Fishers, an IHG Hotel
    9791 North by Northeast Boulevard, Fishers, IN 46037
    (317) 558-4100

    Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Northeast/Fishers
    9785 North By Northeast Blvd, Fishers, IN 46037
    (317) 577-5900

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  • Dec 3, 2022 – Dec 4, 2022

    Orlando Metro Area, FL

    CONTACT US TO HOST THIS COURSE AT YOUR FACILITY

    Host site receives 4 FREE scholarships for hosting

     

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Educational Credit

A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours will 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, ATs & Assistants.

Therapy Network, Inc. (BOC AP#: P2563) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. Our seminars are eligible for a maximum of 15 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

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, and sensibility
  • Identify signs and symptoms for a variety of diagnoses related to the upper extremity including RSIs, Dupuytren’s and Traumatic Injuries.
  • Identify appropriate static and dynamic splints for the treatment of various upper extremity problems including splint wearing schedule, indications, and contra-indications.
  • Demonstrate Low Tech treatments based on diagnosis and treatment progression
  • Demonstrate appropriate joint and soft tissue mobilizations of the Upper Extremity
  • Demonstrate appropriate therapeutic taping for the Upper Extremity.

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, Continental Breakfast and pre-course quiz
    8:30 Upper Extremity Anatomy: bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves.
    9:30 Wounds
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 Upper Extremity Evaluation
    11:00 Joint Replacements and Fusions of the Upper Extremity
    11:30 LAB: Sensation Testing
    12:00 LUNCH (On your own)
    1:00 Fracture Management and Rehab
    2:00 Repetitive Strain Injuries
    2:30 BREAK
    2:45 LAB: "No Sup for you" Tricks to increasing supination
    3:15 Pediatrics and Hand Therapy
    4:00 LAB: Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilization for the Upper Extremity
    5:30 Questions and Adjourn
  • Day 2

    8:00 Flexor Tendon Injury and Rehab
    9:00 Extensor Tendon Injury and Rehab
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 Arthritis Management
    10:45 Splinting: Indications, applications, and key components.
    11:30 Traumatic Injuries and Complications
    12:00 LUNCH (On your own)
    1:00 Dupuytren's Disease
    1:30 Low Tech vs High Tech Treatment
    2:00 LAB: Low Tech Treatments
    2:30 PAMs: Physical Agent Modalities
    3:00 BREAK
    3:15 Tendon Transfers
    4:00 LAB: Therapeutic Taping of the Upper Extremity
    4:30 Case Studies
    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.