2018 ASHT Hand Therapy Review Course - Live Seminar

Date: 06/22/18- 06/24/18

Time: 8-5

Location/Facility: DeKalb Medical

City/State: Decatur, GA

Discipline(s): OT PT

Subject: Hand & Upper Extremity

Seminar Sponsor: ASHT

Phone Number: 856-380-6862

Contact Email: asht@asht.org

Website/Register: Click Here

Day 1 Description
Friday, June 22 (Pre-course)

Foundational Science of the Upper Extremity: An Anatomy and Kinesiology Review
A working knowledge of the anatomy and kinesiology of the upper extremity provides a solid foundation for therapeutic evaluation and intervention. Using classroom-lecture style, this pre-course will review the anatomy and biomechanics of each joint and examine the brachial plexus and innervation patterns of the arm and hand.

Day 1 Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the foundational science and anatomical concepts which inform effective clinical decision-making and practice in upper extremity rehabilitation.
  2. Differentiate the biomechanical aspects of normal and abnormal motion as influenced by the musculoskeletal system of the upper extremity.

Days 2 and 3 Description
Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24

Comprehensive Survey of Hand Therapy Review Course Description
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of the evaluation and intervention processes pursued for typical diagnoses in upper extremity rehabilitation. Advanced clinicians will describe fundamental concepts, clinical reasoning, and evidence to provide a multi-faceted approach to the hand therapy process. Adjunctive methods for intervention will be analyzed as a means to facilitate outcomes, and expert panels will be offered throughout the weekend to allow a high level of attendee-faculty interaction via discussion panels.

Days 2 and 3 Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize key assessment and treatment tenets of hand therapy practice with particular focus on clinical reasoning, case discussion, and evidence-based practice.
  2. Identify appropriate plans of care for a variety of diagnoses including but not limited to fractures, tendon injuries, arthritic conditions, peripheral nerve injuries and complex multi-system injuries within the upper extremity.
  3. Identify appropriate orthoses utilization for a variety of diagnoses within the upper extremity.