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Advances in Hand Therapy: From Evaluation to Treatment

Hand Therapy EssentialsAccurate assessment of hand pathologies is critical for treatment of the hand. Incorrect treatment can cause injuries not to heal or possibly other deformities to develop. Understanding the anatomy and structures within the hand is needed to effectively treat these conditions and prevent further functional impairments.
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Faculty:
Josh Gerrity
Duration:
4 Hours 59 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 31, 2014

Description

Hand Therapy Essentials
Accurate assessment of hand pathologies is critical for treatment of the hand. Incorrect treatment can cause injuries not to heal or possibly other deformities to develop. Understanding the anatomy and structures within the hand is needed to effectively treat these conditions and prevent further functional impairments.

This recording is designed to give learners a better understanding of the intricate anatomy of the hand and how to accurately evaluate and treat common hand pathologies. Attendees will discuss commonly mistreated injuries and identify treatment recommendations for dealing with these cases in their practice. In addition, this course provides tips and concepts behind different types of splints commonly used for treatment of common hand pathologies. This course gives you tools needed to develop the skills to treat even your most challenging hand patients.

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ANATOMY AND KINESIOLOGY OF THE HAND

  • Bones and soft tissues of the hand
  • Extensor mechanism of the finger
  • Flexor pulley system of the finger
  • Vascular supply of the hand
  • Nerve supply of the hand
  • Kinesiology of the hand and wrist

EVALUATION OF COMMON HAND PATHOLOGIES

  • DeQuervain's
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Metacarpophalangeal (MCP) collateral ligament instability
  • Proximal Interphalangeal Joint (PIP) volar plate and collateral ligament instability
  • Sagittal band attenuation
  • Trigger finger
  • Thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) osteoarthritis
  • Extensor pollicis longus rupture
  • Extensor indicis proprius rupture
  • Flexor digitorum superficialis and profundus rupture
  • Intrinsic tightness
  • Arterial insufficiency
  • Oblique retinacular ligament tightness

PRACTICE SPECIALIZED TESTS FOR HAND EVALUATION (LAB SESSION)

  • Finkelstein's
  • Tinel's
  • Phalens/reverse phalens
  • MCP/PIP collateral ligament stability test
  • Bouvier
  • Load and grind test for thumb CMC osteoarthritis
  • Assessment of EPL and EIP ruptures
  • Assessment of FDS and FDP ruptures
  • Bunnel Testing for intrinsic tightness
  • Allen's
  • Assessment of the oblique retinacular ligament

TREATMENT OF COMMON HAND PATHOLOGIES

  • DeQuervain's
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Collateral ligament instabilities
  • Extensor tendon injuries
  • Flexor tendon injuries
  • Finger fractures
  • Hand fractures
  • Wrist fractures

SPLINTING BASICS

  • Classification of splints
  • Indications/Contraindications
  • Important landmarks and pressure areas
  • Types of material
  • Examples of common splints

Faculty

Josh Gerrity, OTR/L, CHT, Related seminars and products: 3


Josh Gerrity, OTR/L, CHT, is an expert in hand therapy with over 18 years of experience helping patients recover from hand and wrist impairments and return to normal daily function. Certified in hand therapy, he practices at the Bone and Joint Center in Bismarck, ND, where he works with a group of hand specialists and orthopedic surgeons.

Mr. Gerrity travels nationally to present seminars on hand therapy, and he is known for his dynamic, hands-on teaching style. He serves as a guest lecturer on rehabilitation of hand pathologies for the University of Mary, his alma mater, and he also participates in a biannual Orthopedic Update Seminar held in Bismarck for therapists, physicians, and nurses in the North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana region.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Josh Gerrity has an employment relationship with Bone and Joint Center. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Josh Gerrity has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.