This intermediate to advanced level course focuses on the management of wrist and carpal kinematics. This lecture and lab course is designed to enhance the understanding of the complexity of the wrist joint, and the assessment and management of various conditions affecting the wrist.

The purpose of this course is to enhance theoretical knowledge to be better able to problem solve and design treatment programs for a variety of upper extremity conditions.

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:

  • recognize the complexity of the wrist
  • demonstrate a sequential examination of the wrist
  • develop a treatment plan based on physiological, biological and biomechanical principles for the wrist
  • recognize the principles  and  perform joint mobilization for the wrist and carpals (joint mobilization lab)

This course features an in-depth presentation of:

  • anatomy of the wrist
  • kinematics of the wrist and forearm
  • evaluation of the wrist–with hands-on lab
  • distal radius fractures
  • carpal dislocations and instabilities
  • carpal fractures
  • common surgical procedures of the wrist
  • Joint mobilization lab 
  • TFCC injuries
  • management of the stiff wrist
  • CPM for the wrist and forearm

Video clips presented throughout the PowerPoint presentations demonstrate clinical reasoning and simplify understanding of this complex topic. Several ideas for research will be generated during the course to stimulate evidence based practice. 

CE Credits

14 contact hours in upper extremity and hand therapy education

BOC Level: Advanced

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.


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-H9.

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

7:30 : 8:00 Registration
8:00 – 10:00 Pre-Test
Anatomy of the Wrist and Forearm
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 Wrist and Forearm Kinematics
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 – 3:00 Hands on Evaluation of the Wrist
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 5:00 Carpal Dislocation and Instabilities

Day 2

7:30 : 8:00 Registration
8:00 – 10:00 Carpal Fractures
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 Distal Radius Fractures
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 – 2:00 Common Surgical Procedures of the Wrist
2:00 – 3:00 TFCC Tears
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:00 Joint Mobilization Wrist – Hands on

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
The Wrist and Carpals: An Analytical Approach to Rehabilitation of the Wrist$479.00$529.00

Dates & Locations

There are currently no scheduled workshops at this time.

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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.