A Therapist’s Guide to Wrist Rehabilitation

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Saturday, May 2, 2020
8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center
3975 Embassy Parkway
Akron, OH 44333

Course Cost:



8.0 continuing education contact hours


Lisa Owen, OTR/L, CLT, CHT & Kristy Pegg, OTR/L, CHT

Target Audience:

Intermediate practitioners (OTs, COTAs, PTs, PTAs, and 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 common deformities such as DISI, VISI, mid-carpal instability and TFCC injuries with the use of anatomical models and hands on practice opportunities. It is important for the therapist to fully understand the healing process, biomechanics, and sensorimotor system that impacts alignment and function of the wrist. Once this foundation has been established, participants will learn how to confidently perform a comprehensive clinical evaluation, interpret findings, and synthesize and execute an effective plan of care utilizing evidenced-based and functional treatment interventions.  Participants will 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.
  • Demonstrate how to perform and interpret Joint Position Sense testing.
  • Differentiate between various carpal instability patterns that impact functional use of the hand including VISI, DISI, mid-carpal instability and DRUJ instability.
  • Demonstrate how to perform commonly used special tests for the wrist.
  • Understand and select appropriate orthotic options for the symptomatic wrist.
  • Create individualized treatment plans utilizing functional and evidenced-based interventions specific to wrist rehabilitation.
  • Learning outcomes will be assessed with a pre- and post-test, and during hands-on lab sessions via observation and demonstration of skills.

ADA and Special Requests:

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

Cancellation Policy

Right Hand Therapy reserves the right to cancel a live workshop with fewer than 10 participants and will return all payments. Participants must also notify Right Hand Therapy regarding cancellation of registration no less than 45 days prior to the live course for a partial refund (less $75.00 for administrative fees.) 

8:00 – 10:00am

Review of SL, midcarpal, LT, TFCC and DRUJ anatomy, biomechanics and pathomechanics/Lab: use of 3D models

10:00 – 11:15am

Making“Sense”of the Sensorimotor System (SMS)/Lab: JPS testing

11:15 – 12:15pm

How to perform a comprehensive clinical evaluation/Lab: Palpation

12:15 – 1:15pm


1:15 – 2:15pm

Lab: Special tests for the wrist

2:15 – 4:15pm

Lab:  Taping techniques, proprioception/stability training, therapeutic exercises, functional activities, orthotic options

4:15 – 4:45pm

Case Studies

4:45 – 5:00pm

Questions & Wrap-up

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

Kristy Pegg, OTR/L, CHT

Kristy Pegg is the Lead Occupational Hand Therapist at Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center for Hand Therapy supervising a team of up to 16 therapists in addition to treating her own patient caseload.  Kristy has been a Certified Hand Therapist for over 18 years and has been teaching upper extremity and hand topics for over 20 years.  Her areas of specific interest include custom orthosis fabrication and wrist kinematics and rehabilitation.  She has presented for the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) in their Prep Course for the CHT Exam, and has presented at several Ohio state conferences.  Kristy is the inventor of the Comfort Cool® Ulnarbooster™ wrist brace for ulnar sided wrist pain,  Most recently she was awarded the “Model Practice Award” by the Ohio OT Association for contributing significantly to the field of Occupational Therapy.

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