Management of Upper Extremity Tendon Injuries and Fractures with Hands-On Orthotic Fabrication Labs

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 orthotic fabrication (splinting) 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.
Course Contents:

  • Architecture of the hand & Wrist
  • Flexor Tendon Anatomy, Biomechanics and Management of Tendon Injuries
  • Extensor Tendon Anatomy, Biomechanics and Management of Extensor Tendon Injuries
  • Distal Radius Fractures
  • Fractures and Dislocations of the Hand
  • Hands on Orthotic Fabrication (splinting) Labs

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.

 Course Objectives:

Upon completion of course, therapist will be able to:

  • identify the anatomy of the hand, with special focus on flexor tendons, and extensor tendons
  • list the various methods for management of flexor and extensor tendons using various methods described in the literature & practice
  • list/recognize the different methods for the management of hand fractures – Metacarpal, Proximal and Middle phalanges fractures
  • list/recognize the different methods for management of distal radius fractures
  • fabricate dynamic and static progressive orthoses for the wrist and hand
  • utilize clinical reasoning for treatment of various injuries of the hand based on skeletal and tendon mechanics

CE Credits

14 hours

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.


Arizona Physical Therapy Association: This course has been approved by the Arizona Physical Therapy Association for 14 continuing competance contact hours. Approval #16-1201. Arizona licensed physical therapists are urged to review Arizona Administrative Code R4-24-402 prior to committing to this or any course to meet their continuing competence requirements. (Course must be taken between 02-14-2017 and 02-13-2018).

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.

FL State Occupational Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider for general Live CE courses. This course has been approved for 14 contact hours. (Course must be taken between 01-1-2017 and 02-28-2019)

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 09-30-2018)

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 05-10-2019)

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

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

*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

7:30 : 8:00 Registration
8:00 – 10:00 Architecture of the Hand
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 Flexor Tendon Anatomy and Management
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Extensor Tendon Anatomy and Management
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 5:00 Distal Radius Fractures

Day 2

8:00 – 10:00 Fractures of the Hand
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 Orthotic Fabrication Lab – Wrist
a) Static Progressive Wrist Extension Splint
b) Dynamic Supination Splint
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Orthotic Fabrication Lab – Hand
a)  Dorsal Blocking Splint
b)  Yoke Splint (ICAM)
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:00 Orthotic Fabrication Lab – Hand (Continued)
a) Mallet Finger and Boutonniere Splint
b) Dynamic & Static Progressive MCP/PIP flexion Splint

Shrikant J. Chinchalkar OTR, CHT

Shrikant-J-ChinchalkarShrikant J. Chinchalkar OTR, CHT is a hand therapist at the Hand & Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Centre in London, Ontario, Canada. He graduated from Nagpur University, India in 1971.

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 :

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 Upper Extremity Tendon Injuries and Fractures with Hands-On Orthotic Fabrication Labs$479.00$529.00

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