Hand Therapy for the Non Hand Therapist

Hand Therapy for the Non-Hand Therapist

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Saturday, November 3, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm


670 North Commercial Street, Suite 301
Manchester, NH 03101

Course Cost:



8 continuing education contact hours


Danielle Amero, OTR/L, CHT

Target Audience:

OTs, COTAs, PTs, and PTAs working in any setting looking to improve their knowledge of upper extremity care

This one day course is designed to help therapists practicing in any setting improve their knowledge of hands and upper extremity care. This course will provide the participant with exceptional hands-on learning about the upper quarter including anatomy, pathology, evaluation, and emerging concepts in treatment interventions. Understanding the intricacies of the upper extremity can be complex – this presentation aims to simplify the learning process with the use of anatomical models and hands-on practice opportunities. Once this foundation has been established, participants will have an opportunity to master clinical evaluation skills, brush up on special testing, and then learn how to create and execute an appropriate plan of care utilizing current, evidenced-based treatment interventions. Whether you are a new grad, home health, acute care, mental health, or outpatient therapist, you won’t want to miss this comprehensive course!

Course Objectives:

Following the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify anatomical structures of the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand
  • Describe unique functional features of the upper extremity.
  • Palpate important landmarks of the upper extremity and describe their purpose.
  • Understand and feel comfortable with the basic treatment concepts for tendonitis, arthritis, fractures, and nerve injuries.
  • Develop clinical reasoning and resources for treatment of upper extremity injuries.

Cancellation Policy

Right Hand Therapy reserves the right to reschedule a live workshop with fewer than 6 participants and will return all payments. Right Hand Therapy is not responsible for any travel related expenses. Participants must also notify Right Hand Therapy regarding cancellation of registration no less than 21 days prior to the live course for a partial refund (less $75.00 for administrative fees.)

8:00 – 9:15am

Anatomy of the UE (bones/muscles) and palpation lab

9:15 – 10:15am

Anatomy of the Nervous System and Evaluation Principles

10:15 – 11:45am

Pathology of the Nervous System (CTS, cubital tunnel, radial nerve injuries)

11:45am – 12:45pm


12:45 – 3:00pm

Musculotendinous Injuries and Treatment (impingement syndrome, epicondylitis, Dequervain’s, trigger finger, Dupuytren’s, CMC arthritis)

3:00 – 4:30pm


4:30 – 5:00pm

Questions and wrap-up