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.

This is an introductory level course

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Course Dates & Locations

  • Oct 19, 2024 – Oct 20, 2024

    7101 Jahnke Road, RICHMOND, VA 23225

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    Chippenham Hospital
    7101 Jahnke Road, RICHMOND, VA 23225

    Course Location
    Chippenham Medical Center
    Kraus Auditorium
    7101 Jahnke Road
    Richmond, VA 23225

    Course Location: The course will take place in the Kraus Auditorium on the campus of CJW Medical Center – Chippenham Hospital Campus. Note: The Kraus Auditorium has recently changed locations. The new Kraus Auditorium is located on the 2nd floor of the Levinson Heart Hospital. After parking in the Parking Deck across the street from Levinson Heart Hospital, enter the Emergency Room Entrance across the street from the parking deck. Once inside, veer toward the right into the Levinson Heart Hospital Lobby. You will see 2 elevators in the lobby. Please take the elevators to the 2nd floor. When you exit the elevators, veer to the left down a short hallway, then turn right at the first hallway and Kraus Auditorium will be on your left.

    Parking: Free parking is available in the parking deck across the street from the Levinson Heart Hospital entrance and the Emergency Room. Please Park in the UPPER LEVELS of the deck as the lower levels are for the Emergency Department and Visitors.

    Area Accommodations
    Sheraton Hotel - 804-323-1144
    9901 Midlothian Tpke, Richmond, VA
    (3.00 miles away)

    Hyatt Place - (804) 560-1566
    201 Arboretum Pl, Richmond, VA 23236
    (3.00 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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  • Nov 2, 2024 – Nov 3, 2024

    415 1st Avenue N, Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98109, SEATTLE, WA 98109

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    The Rehabilitation Institute of Washington
    415 1st Avenue N, Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98109, SEATTLE, WA 98109

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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


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.


  • 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 really enjoyed the hands on taping labs”
  • “This course is a terrific foundation for hand therapy”
  • “Every therapist should be required to have this info.”
  • “GREAT -non-intimidating information with lots of info and Scott is very fun.”
  • “I enjoyed the DOWN-TO-EARTH style & the encouragement to all who are interested to pursue hand therapy”


  • 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.