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 2) Introduction to Hand Therapy Course. Perth, WA: 13 April 2019
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Date: Saturday  13 April  2019

Closing Date: 29 March 2019 (or until fully booked)
Venue: Cliftons Perth, Parmelia House, 191 St Georges Terrace, Perth
This is a 1-day course. Register from 8.15am for an 8.30am start, the course will finish at 5.00pm.

Course Fee: $350.00

Introduction to Hand Therapy is a one-day course designed for those with less than 12 months experience in hand therapy. You may:

  • have just started out in hand therapy
  • be preparing for your impending rotation into hands
  • be looking to acquire the skills required for an entry level position in private practice
  • be a university student looking to bridge the gap between study and work.

This is an interactive day of learning with hands on practice of basic assessment and treatment techniques, in addition to review of upper limb anatomy.  Rather than provide treatment protocols, this course will assist therapists to understand the WHY of each protocol and use their clinical reasoning skills, in addition to the ‘recipe’. 

This course is the first in your journey toward becoming an AHT, and is followed by the Fundamentals of Hand Therapy Course. 

This course is aimed at: students, new graduates, or experienced therapists aiming to learn a new skill set.  No experience or knowledge of hand therapy is required. This course is a prerequisite to our Fundamentals of Hand Therapy course.

Professional Development Credit

This is a certificate workshop, so participants are encouraged to undertake the assessment that will allow them to claim 9 CPD hours for attendance at one day course, and successful completion examination. Participants not wishing to undertake assessment may claim 7 hours credit for attendance one day course. 

What you will learn / Course Objectives
At the completion of this course, therapists will:

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of upper limb anatomy
  2. Complete an initial assessment including history taking and physical / clinical assessment
  3. Apply clinical reasoning to plan a treatment approach
  4. Identify principles and purpose of splinting and appraise orthoses fabrication and relevance to treatment
  5. Understand limits and extent of Hand Therapy and when referral is appropriate

Intellectual Property Disclaimer:
By registering for this course you agree that during the course, any contributions verbally or in writing which you make in regards to improving, altering or amending the content of the course, may be used by the AHTA in subsequent courses and will become the intellectual property of AHTA.

The Intellectual Property of this course remains with the presenter and not the AHTA.
(Please contact Kelly at the office by email events@ahta.com.au if you have any queries in relation to this disclaimer)

About the Presenter - CHRISTINA HARWOOD
Occupational Therapist & Practitioner of Hand Therapy

Christina graduated with a Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland in 2001, after completing a science degree in anatomy and biology.  She worked in a variety of settings throughout the UK and at home in Oz, before focusing on Hand Therapy full time in 2004.  Christina became a Member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association in 2006 and has previously served as State Representative, and Membership Secretary.  Christina has completed research projects on scar management, splinting for rotation deficits of the forearm, and most recently midcarpal instability, all of which she has presented at both national and state conferences.  She was co-author of her first published paper in November 2015.  Chris has a special interest in wrists, trauma and sport injuries, and loves to teach.  She is a presenter of the AHTA Fundamentals Course.  After experiencing public and private practices in Queensland, Western Australia and England, Chris has finally settled down to Bayside Hand Therapy in Wynnum, Brisbane


Please note any dietary requirements in the delivery instructions box when completing the online registration form.

Course and Booking Enquiries
To book, please click "add to cart" above. For other enquiries, please contact Kelly Toner on email events@ahta.com.au.

*Please read the AHTA Policy on Cancellation/Refunds of Workshop fees which can be found on the Workshop and Courses page of the website.