This unique intermediate level course has been designed by an instructor that has worked closely with fellowship trained hand surgeons. This course will provide the medical professional with information needed to effectively evaluate and treat conditions of the elbow, hand and wrist through advanced clinical algorithmic solving. This course offers an in-depth look into the fascinating anatomy of the upper extremity. Specific complex case studies were selected to review treatment options of the elbow, wrist and hand and will be followed by in-depth discussion of the various rehabilitation approaches. This course will also provide information that will improve outcomes by providing information on how to build a cutting-edge upper extremity therapy program. Topics that will be discussed include: soft tissue injuries, flexor and extensor tendon repair and rehabilitation, edema management, scar remodeling, the stiff hand, fractures, splinting concepts and arthritis. Surgical considerations and techniques will be presented to assist the clinician with the development of a thorough treatment program. Special attention is provided to “clinical pearls” tips for the clinician in managing complex wrist and hand disorders. This course has been designed for the therapist to immediately apply the information in the clinical setting. This course is applicable for PT, PTA, OT, ATC.
Understanding a surgeon’s “algorithm” enabled me to identify specific surgical procedures and the projected outcomes.More Instructor Info
All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.There are no course dates available for this course. This is available for a private course at your facility, Learn more