Management of Upper Extremity Tendon Injuries and Fractures
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. During hands-on lab sessions, course instructor(s) will evaluate each participant’s techniques/skills learned to determine proficiency for course completion. This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.
Upon completion of course, therapist will be able to :
- 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
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.
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 09-30-2020)
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 #1801-18. (Course must be taken between 02-1-2018 and 01-31-2020).
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)
Board of Certification, Inc (BOC) Approved Provider #P8271: Rehab Education, LLC is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 14 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
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
*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.
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
is a hand therapist with 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.
Classes taught by Shrikant J. Chinchalkar :
- Upper Extremity Tendon Injury Update: Advances in Clinical Management
- 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