This comprehensive two day course is designed for therapists who want to enhance their theoretical knowledge to be better able to problem solve and design treatment programs for a variety of common hand injuries. The course addresses anatomy of the hand and management of various conditions through lecture, and slide presentation. Video clips and animation of pathomechanics and treatment are presented to further enhance the educational experience.

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. Post test at end of course will assess your new knowledge.

 Course Objectives:

Upon completion of course, therapist will:

  • identify the anatomy of the hand
  • recognize and demonstrate the various methods used in evaluation of the hand and its dysfunction
  • identify the different types of flexor and extensor tendon injuries, and management of various zones
  • identify different methods of management of fractures of the wrist and hand
  • recognize the principles and techniques used for a variety of common hand injuries

Course features an in-depth presentation of:

  • Architecture of the hand
  • wound healing
  • edema control
  • hand evaluation
  • flexor tendon anatomy and management
  • extensor tendon anatomy and management
  • management of hand fractures
  • management of distal radius fractures
  • pip joint injuries

CE Credits

14 contact hours in upper extremity and hand therapy education

BOC Skill Level: Essential

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.

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 05-10-2022)

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider #6177: See states that currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT

  • AOTA Approval States

    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
    New Hampshire
    New Mexico
    New York
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    South Dakota

    *Disclaimer: Rehab Education LLC provides this list for your convenience. At the time of listing, the following state boards accept courses by virtue of approval by other organizations. It is the responsibility of the participant registering for a course to check with their state board to confirm rules and regulations regarding acceptance of contact hours for live and online courses.

    The following PT Boards accept courses approved by other state PT boards or APTA state associations*:

    North Carolina

    The following PT Boards accept courses approved by other APTA state associations*:

    Rhode Island

    The following PT Boards accept courses provided by AOTA approved providers*:

    District of Columbia
    Rhode Island

    *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.

    State PT Boards
    State OT Boards


Day 1: 8:00 am – 5:00pm. Registration begins at 7:30 am.

Day 2: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Sign-in begins at 7:30 am.

Hours for course in Akron OH on October 18-19, 2013 are Friday, October 18: 11am-8:30pm and Saturday, October 19: 8am-4pm

Day 1

8:00 – 9:00 Pre-Test
Architecture of the hand
9:00 – 15:15 Wound Healing
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 Edema formation and control
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Evaluation of the hand – Hands-on lab
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 5:00 Flexor tendon anatomy, injuries and management


Day 2

8:00 – 10:00 Extensor tendon anatomy, injuries and management
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 Fractures of the hand
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Distal radius fractures
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:00 PIP Joint Injuries
Post-course assessment

Shrikant J. Chinchalkar OTR, CHTShrikant-J-Chinchalkar is a hand therapist at the Hand & Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Centre in London, Ontario, Canada.  He has over 40 years of clinical experience in treating upper extremity conditions and over 30 years of teaching experience. He designed and developed Hand Therapy programs at four major teaching centers in Canada. He conducted many instructional courses on upper extremity rehabilitation in over 20 countries in the world and has won many awards for his presentations.  He has over 250 presentations to his credit. 

He was awarded the “Dr. Paul Brand Award of Excellence” by the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), “Award of Leadership” by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), “Award of Excellence” by the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Hospital, “Best Educator” by the Western University and the “Lifetime Membership Award” by the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists. He authored five book chapters and has published 27 papers and 15 abstracts in numerous peer-reviewed journals related to Upper Extremity Surgery and Therapy. 

More classes taught by Shrikant J. Chinchalkar :

Comments about the instructor…

“Excellent speaker! Particularly impressed with his ability to apply biomechanical understanding to critical thinking in practice management.”

“Excellent presentation!”

“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 RateLate Registration Rate
Management of Common Hand Injuries$439.00$494.00

Dates & Locations

There are currently no scheduled workshops at this time.

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