3 Contact Hours
This course addresses treatment concepts and techniques of hand therapy and offers ideas to promote clinical reasoning. This entry-level course is appropriate for occupational and physical therapists and assistants who treat the upper extremity.
Audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA
Skill Level: Entry-Level
Contact Hours: 3
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA
Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from, "Fundamentals of Hand Therapy: Clinical reasoning and treatment guidelines for common diagnoses of the upper extremity (2007)" Edited by Cynthia Cooper, MFA, MA, OTR/L, CHT - Copyright 2009 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.
Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.
By the end of this course, each learner will be able to:
- Identify and discuss three phases of tissue healing.
- Identify and discuss four different types of tightness impeding hand function.
- Administer appropriate range of motion to the hand.
- Discuss basic splinting concepts.
- Discuss different types of exercise prescriptions and when each are indicated.
- Identify and discuss at least 10 different treatment tips.
Here is the course outline:
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2. Course Objectives - Introduction to Hand Therapy
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3. Coursework - Introduction to Hand Therapy
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4. Course Final and Survey - Introduction to Hand Therapy
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The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:
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