Simply the Wrist

Simply, the Wrist: Simplifying the Wrist Complex

Registration for this course is on hold until further notice.  Thank you for your understanding.


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, OTAs, PTs, PTAs, CHTs

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 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. There will be a hands-on splint fabrication demo/lab and participants will also receive a FREE carpal puzzle model as part of this course!

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.

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 – 4:00pm

Treatment: Stability/proprioception training, taping techniques and splint demo/lab

4:00 – 4:45pm

Patient Case Studies

4:45 – 5:00pm

Questions and wrap-up