Advances in Hand Therapy:
From Evaluation to Treatment - Physical Therapy Seminar
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
This one-day course is designed to give attendees 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. To
ensure full comprehension of the seminar concepts, attendees will have the
opportunity to practice evaluation tests during a lab session so that they can
feel confident in their practice. Attend this course and develop the skills to
treat even your most challenging hand patients.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Examine the intricate anatomy of the hand and
determine how this impacts function
Describe how to effectively evaluate common hand pathologies
Participate in a hands-on lab to increase your confidence with commonly used
Discover treatment techniques for hand pathologies, including De Quervain's,
carpal tunnel syndrome, and wrist fractures
Discuss principles for splinting and identify commonly used splints
What You Should Bring
Participants are asked to wear short sleeves or other attire that will allow
access to the arm and elbow.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
JOSH GERRITY, OTR/L, CHT, is a licensed
occupational therapist and certified hand therapist with over 13 years of
experience in orthopedics. He earned his bachelor's degree in occupational
therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, and received his
hand certification in 2009. Mr. Gerrity is currently employed with the Bone and
Joint Center, also in Bismarck, where he works with a group of orthopedic
surgeons including two board certified hand specialists. He is an annual guest
lecturer for the University of Mary physical therapy department and 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. Mr. Gerrity is also registered with the National Board of
Certification for Occupational Therapists and is a member of the American
Society of Hand Therapists.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
Physical Therapist Assistants
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved
Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The
assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content,
products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory,
Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
Cross Country Education is recognized by the New York State Education
Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for
physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This
seminar is awarded 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to
offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved
Provider # P3097 6 CEUs will be awarded.
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required
by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM