This 2.5 day course will provide participants with a framework for clinical reasoning by providing a comprehensive basis for understanding hand injuries and conditions. It should facilitate the development of a strong foundation for those therapists transitioning into hand therapy and enable the transition from being a therapist who works in hands to a practitioner in hand therapy for more experienced therapists.
This 2-day comprehensive course covers both the conservative management principles and the common surgical procedures for arthritis. By the end of this course, you will have extensive knowledge of the types of arthritis (including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, gout, juvenile Idiopathic arthritis, and septic arthritis), common deformities, and relevant rehabilitation guidelines for common surgical procedures. These procedures include partial and total joint replacements such as MCP, PIP, DIP joint replacements, CMC joint procedures and wrist joint salvage procedures, tenosynovectomy, joint debridement, joint fusions, arthrodesis, and tendon transfers.
The focus of this two-day course is on the design and fabrication of mobilisation orthoses. A dynamic format using lectures, case studies, demonstrations and hands-on practical activities will help participants to improve their theoretical knowledge and proficiency in the fabrication of mobilisation orthoses.