This intermediate level course is designed to enhance the understanding of the impact of tendon injuries and fractures on the wrist and hand. The comprehensive course provides an analytical approach to the rehabilitation of tendon injuries and fractures, combined with hands-on mobilization lab sessions.
Animation and video-clips of cadaver dissection, surgery, pathomechanics, and treatment enhance the learning experience. Class size is limited to maximize participant to faculty interaction.
Program subject to change. Participants are cautioned to apply new information and skills within the scope of state licensure law.
During hands-on lab sessions, course instructor(s) will evaluate each participant’s techniques/skills learned to determine proficiency for course completion.
Upon completion of course, therapist will understand :
- identify the anatomy of the pip joint, flexor tendons, and extensor tendons
- recognize normal physiology of digital motion
- list the various methods for management of flexor and extensor tendons using various methods described in the literature
- list/recognize the different methods for the management of pip joint injuries
- list/recognize the different methods for management of distal radius fractures
- list/recognize the different methods for principles of wrist and hand splinting
- recognize the principles and perform joint mobilization for the wrist and carpals (joint mobilization lab)
14 contact hours in upper extremity and hand therapy education
This course is accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Rules and regulations change frequently without notification, and apply differently to live and online courses. Please check with your state board to confirm accuracy of this list and acceptance of contact hours. Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the course and may be used for CEU verification of credits. CE credits vary by state. Please check with your state board/certifying agency to confirm conversion of contact hours to CE. See links below.
Physical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 14 contact hours.
California OT Board: This course and instructor have been approved by the CA Board of OT for 14 contact hours of post-professional education in the advanced practice area of hand therapy. Approval #22-H2.
Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy: Approved CE Sponsor by Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy, Division of Professional Regulations, Approval #216.000227. (Course must be taken prior to 09-30-2016)
New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 14 continuing education credits, Approval #011-2014. (Course must be taken between 02-1-2014 and 01-31-2016).
NY State Physical Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy. (Course must be taken prior to 05-10-2016)
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider #6177: These states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA:
District of Columbia
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
District of Columbia
*NBCOT…National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (view PDU requirements)
+HTCC… Hand Therapy Certification Commission (view recertification requirements)
Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC): This course is accepted by HTCC towards re-certification.
Day 1: 8:00am – 5:00pm Registration begins at 7:30am
Day 2: 8:00am – 4:00pm Sign-in begins at 7:30am
Agenda Day 1:
Flexor Tendon Anatomy and Injuries
|10:15-12:00||Flexor Tendon Complications and Management|
|12:00-1:00||Lunch, on your own|
|1:00-3:00||Extensor Tendon Anatomy and Management|
|3:15-5:00||Joint Structure and Joint Mobilization Concept|
Agenda Day 2:
|8:00-10:00||Fractures of the wrist|
|10:15-12:00||Fractures of the Hand|
|12:00-1:00||Lunch, on your own|
|1:00-4:00||Joint Mobilization Hands-on Lab
Shrikant J. Chinchalkar OTR, CHT
He has over 35 years of clinical experience in treating upper extremity conditions. Shrikant has conducted instructional courses on “Biomechanics of the Hand” at the American Society for the Surgery of the Hand, the American Association of Hand Surgery, the American Society of Hand Therapists, Australian Hand Therapy Association, South African Society of Hand Therapists and Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists’ annual meetings.
He has presented papers and has conducted instructional courses on “Upper Extremity Rehabilitation” in Canada, USA, Mexico, Australia, Singapore, Belgium, Italy, France, Greece, Finland, UK, South Africa, India, Spain, Turkey and Venezuela. Shrikant was awarded the 2003 “Paul Brand Award of Excellence in Hand Therapy” by the American Society of Hand Therapists. He received the “Best Clinical Paper” and “Best Poster Presentation” awards at the annual meeting of ASHT and an “Award of Excellence” by the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Hospital in London, Ontario. He received an “Outstanding Alumnae” award by the All India Occupational Therapists Association in 2008. He has published papers and abstracts in numerous journals related to Upper Extremity Surgery and Therapy.
Classes taught by Shrikant J. Chinchalkar :
- Management of Upper Extremity Tendon Injuries and Fractures
- Simplifying Management of the Wrist and Elbow: An Analytical Approach to Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
- The Wrist and Carpals: An Analytical Approach to Rehabilitation of the Wrist
- Simplifying Biomechanics of the Elbow
- Management of Upper Extremity Stiff Joints
- Management of Common Hand Injuries
- The Hand: An Analytical Approach to Hand Rehabilitation
Comments about the instructor…
“Excellent speaker! Particularly impressed with his ability to apply biomechanical understanding to critical thinking in practice management.”
“Excellent instruction overall–lots of things to think about.”
“Excellent job correlating biomechanics with impact on treatment/conditions seen post injury.”
“…very thorough without being overwhelming.”
“Wonderful class. Very informative and comprehensive.”
|Note: Early Bird rates are in effect if your application is postmarked four weeks or more prior to registration.||Early Bird Rate||Late Registration Rate|
|Management of Upper Extremity Tendon Injuries and Fractures||$439.00||$494.00|
Dates & Locations
|Apr 23 - Apr 24, 2016||Houston, TX|
Live courses require a minimum number of participants to operate. You will receive a written confirmation when minimum is met. Do not purchase non-refundable travel until you receive official written confirmation. Please see our cancellation policy here.