Simply the Wrist

Simply, the Wrist

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$240.00Add to cart


Saturday, November 2, 2019
8:00 am – 4:00 pm


Homewood Suites by Hilton Augusta
377 Western Avenue
Augusta, ME 04330

Course Cost:



7 continuing education contact hours


Lisa Owen, MS, OTR/L, CLT, CHT

Target Audience:

OTs, COTAs, PTs, PTAs, and CHTs interested in hand therapy/wrist rehabilitation

Right Hand Therapy is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education – Provider #11677.  AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

This live course will provide the participant with exceptional hands-on learning about the carpal joints, pathology, evaluation and emerging concepts in conservative wrist rehabilitation interventions. Understanding the wrist is complex – this presentation aims to simplify the learning process with the use of anatomical models and hands on practice opportunities. It is important for the therapist to fully understand this joint’s complex biomechanics and sensorimotor system that impacts alignment and function. Once this foundation has been established, participants will learn how to perform a basic clinical evaluation, and then learn how to create and execute an appropriate plan of care utilizing various fun, functional and evidenced-based treatment interventions. Participants will also receive a FREE carpal puzzle model as part of this course!  This educational level of this course is intermediate and a certificate of completion will be issued to all participants completing this CEU requirement.

Course Objectives:

Following the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the major anatomical structures of the wrist and be able to recognize normal vs abnormal wrist biomechanics.
  • Explain the importance of proprioception and an intact sensorimotor system, and be able to demonstrate how to perform Joint Position Sense testing.
  • Differentiate between the various carpal instability patterns that impact functional use of the hand.
  • Demonstrate commonly used special tests for the wrist, and be able to interpret their findings to differentiate between potential carpal instability vs. other pathology.
  • Create individualized treatment plans for their patients utilizing functional and evidenced-based interventions specific to wrist rehabilitation.
  • Learning outcomes will be assessed during hands-on lab sessions via observation and demonstration of skills, as well as via a pre- and post-test.

ADA and Special Requests:

Please contact Right Hand prior to purchase to discuss any particular needs and/or requests.

What people are saying about this course:

“Fantastic pacing, handouts and goodies!  Really helps with integration of concepts…refreshing refresher with clinical pearls.”  -Susan R.

“Good 1 day course.  Relevant to practice.  Great presenter.”  -Joanne B.

“Excellent overall review of treatment ideas – helps “refresh” you.  The anatomy review was excellent – my head still spinning.  Pacing of course excellent.  Booklet was very well put together.”  -Anonymous

“I am a visual learner and this was very helpful.  [This course] met my expectations plus some!”  -Dawn F.

“Hands on learning is great.  Exceeded expectations, will definitely take more courses through RHT.  Lisa is a very dynamic speaker.  Great course, would highly recommend to others.”  -Deb C.

“I liked that it included so many treatment ideas, and taping and splinting too!”  -Anonymous

“Lisa is a great presenter and made the information very understandable.”  -Cara R.

“Lisa is incredibly knowledgeable and a wonderful presenter.  The hands on components were very helpful.”  -Alexandra S.

“Very thorough.  Loved the treatment ideas”  -Shari P.

“It was a great mix between discussion and hands on learning.”  -Jennifer P.

“Exceeded [expectations].  Lisa brings the hands on experience to a whole new level – 3D models, interventions ideas, orthosis options, K-tape…”  -Melanie G.

“The wrist puzzle helps to visualize how the bone articulate and move.  Lisa is able to make hand anatomy exciting – even at 8am on a Saturday morning.”  -Jane S.

“Well organized, great AV and course manual.  Plenty of lab time.  Enjoyed the smaller class size for discussion.”  -Anne S.

“Exceeded my expectations…good reference materials for all facets of wrist, evaluation to treatment.”  -Rose W.

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 – 8:10am


8:10 – 10:00am

Review of SL, midcarpal, LT, TFCC and DRUJ anatomy, biomechanics and pathomechanics

10:00 – 11:15am

Proprioception/Joint Position Sense (JPS) testing

11:15am – 12:00pm


12:00 – 1:00pm


1:00 – 1:45pm

Special Tests for the Wrist

1:45 – 3:00pm

Treatment: Stability/proprioception training, taping techniques, splint options

3:00 – 3:45pm

Patient Case Studies

3:45 – 4:00pm

Questions and wrap-up


There is a block of rooms available for this event at Homewood Suites by Hilton.  Rooms are available for $89 a night from 11/1 – 11/3.  Use the link below (or copy/paste into your browser) to automatically receive the group rate or call 207-480-2050 to make reservations.  Please be sure to mention code RHT to receive this exclusive rate and book by 11:59pm on 9/1.


Discount Code: RHT

Group Name: Right Hand Therapy

Hotel: Homewood Suites by Hilton Augusta, ME

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Link to download course brochure:  Simply the Wrist Brochure | Augusta. ME