Certificate Education Course


Certificate Program in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation - The program consists of four graduate level courses offered in an online learning format requiring only 3 on-campus weekend sessions.

– The courses will consist of the basic science underlying examination and clinical intervention of the hand and upper quarter as well as treatment strategies used in rehabilitation.

Evelyn J. Mackin Hand Therapy Fellowship - Applicants must demonstrate interest in the area of hand rehabilitation, have at least one year of clinical experience, and be a licensed occupational or physical      therapist.
Hand Therapy Fellowship - Fellowship term is 6 months in most cases.

– There is no fee for this fellowship.

Hand Therapy Fellowship, Texas Woman’s U - The fellowship is a 12 week intensive educational program which includes didactic, clinical and experiential training in hand therapy.
Hand Therapy Training Program - Year long program consisting of weekend lectures and lab training sessions. Lectures are approximately one day per month, and lab sessions are provided via direct patient care at Kaiser Permanente facilities.
Splinting for the Upper Extremity - Host a splinting workshop at your facility, or provide in-house training for your staff.

– Choose from a variety of Basic, Intermediate or Advanced level topics in Upper Extremity Splinting… or customize a workshop to meet your staff’s needs.

Splints Illustrated (LLC) splinting course - Custom design a splinting seminar to meet your participants educational needs. Lab instruction format provides a “hands on” learning experience.
UE hand splinting - Monthly small group hand splinting courses. Variety of levels and topics available.
Ultrasound and Electrical Stimulation: Clinical Review - Focus on evidence-based clinical review, and practical applications for neuro, rehab and orthopaedic patients – using therapeutic ultrasound, TENS, FES, and     iontophoresis
Introduction to Hand Therapy - Staying true to the title, this is an introductory course in the management of common upper extremity pathologies.
Manual Therapy of the Upper Extremity: Joint & Soft Tissue Mobilization - This is an intermediate level workshop designed to further the manual therapy  skills of clinicians with state of the art information based on years of clinical practice and research.

– This course will provide the optimal continuing education experience equipping the participant with manual therapy techniques and exercise regimes immediately applicable upon return to the clinic.

Modalities for the Upper Extremity - Lecture will address the theoretical basis and efficacy of each modality, physical properties (parameters) of the devices, the body’s physiological response to electrical stimulation, indications and contraindications, and application techniques.
The Shoulder Complex - With a focus on guidelines instead of protocol you will learn to manage your patient’s symptoms from the evaluation process rather than the diagnosis.
Modalities:  Ultrasound and Electrical Stimulation - Focus on evidence based clinical review and practical applications for neuro, rehab, and orthopedic patients using therapeutic ultrasound, TNS, FES, and iontophoresis.
ASHT Galveston Prep Course for the CHT Exam - You’ll learn about a variety of topics ranging from modalities to tendons and wounds.

– The ASHT Test Prep for the CHT Exam Manual was updated and improved in 2006 and includes new chapters on research, shoulder disorders, congenital disorders and elbow disorders.

Splinting for Joint Stiffness, Tissue Remodeling and Correction of the Hand - Immerse yourself in two days of intensive splinting labs as you learn a biomechanical approach to splinting for correction of deformity and rebalancing of hand function.

– Enhance your splinting skills using thermoplastic and plaster; know what is needed to reverse joint stiffness and contractures for prevention or correction of deformity.

– Includes measurement of splint forces, objective measure of splint outcomes, and review of new splint classification system.

Introduction to Upper Extremity Joint Mobilization  – Staying true to the title, this is an introductory course that begins with the concepts and theory of joint mobilization and extending into the hands on skills required to effectively and safely adopt this very effective form of therapy.
The Hand, Wrist & Elbow Complex - This is an excellent workshop for the experienced clinician currently treating upper extremity pathologies who wants to expand their clinical skills to reflect a more specialized practice.

– This is a very comprehensive two-day workshop emphasizing the structural and biomechanical basis of hand function and their relationship to the entire upper extremity.

Advanced Splinting for the Upper Extremity - Lab-intensive splinting workshop enhances advanced splinting skills and  techniques from a cost conscious perspective.

– Problem-solve and fabricate compound splints designed for complex injuries. Learn about low-cost, effective splinting techniques, mobilization splinting components, and a variety of splint materials.

Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilization from the Hand to the Elbow - Hone your skills as you learn and practice joint mobilization of the thumb, fingers,  wrist and elbow; and soft tissue mobilization of the wrist and forearm.

– Review principles of joint and soft tissue mobilization, anatomy and biomechanics.

Antomical & Biomechanical Basis of  Hand Therapy - This course explores the relationship of anatomy and biomechanics to current hand therapy treatment and provides a format for group discussion about clinical     decision making.

– With a focus on tendon, bone and joint injuries, this course will help you develop the ability to more precisely alter treatment protocols based on specific anatomical and biomechanicsl knowledge.

– Discussion on tendons will be enhanced by anatomical drawings, review of tendon anatomy, video of fresh cadaver tendon anatomy/excursion exercises and small group discussion of tendon case studies.

– Discussion on fractures includes anatomy relative to bone healing, type of fracture and fracture stability, X-rays and case studies enhance group discussion.

ASHT’s 30th Annual Meeting - Leading the way in Hand Therapy Education for 30 Years
Management of Common Hand Injuries  – Features in-depth presentations of: wound healing, hand evaluation, edema   control, flexor tendon anatomy and management, extensor tendon anatomy and management, management of hand fractures, management of distal radius  fractures, cumulative trauma disorders, PIP joint dysfunction, reflex sympathetic systrophy.
Doctors Demystify Current Science for Experienced Hand Therapists - Detailed anatomy review including cross-sectional analysis. Bone, tendon, nerve, skin healing at macroscopic, cellular, molecular levels.

– Biomechanical principles; surgical concepts. Teaching methods includes model making, self-assessment exams, videos, hands-on demonstrations.

Simplifying Management of the Wist and Elbow - Learn to sequentially assess and examine the wrist and elbow-through lecture and hands-on evaluation labs.

– Learn to problem solve and systematically plan treatment based on physiological,   biological and biomechanical principles.

Biomechanics of the Hand: An Analytical Approach to Hand Rehabilitation - Features in-depth presentations of: Architecture of the Hand, Muscle Physiology,  Wound Healing, Hand Mechanics and Vector Analysis, Biomechanics of the

– Thumb, Hand Fractures, Distal Radius Fractures, Nerve Injuries, Physiology of  Digital Flexion and Digital Extension, Management of Flexor and Extensor Tendon     Injuries, Secondary Deformities of the Hand, and more.

The Thumb: A Fresh Grasp of Comprehension - This NEW course delves into detailed anatomy, kinesiology, pathomechanics,  clinical evaluation and treatment of thumb problems while focusing on current  evidence-based practice knowledge.
Ultrasound and Electrical Stimulation: Clinical Review - Focus on evidence-based clinical review, and practical applications for neuro,  rehab and orthopaedic patients – using therapeutic ultrasound, TENS, FES, and   iontophoresis.

– Dispel the myths and learn interesting and exciting clinical applications for traditional modalities–supported by research and literature.

Graston Technique Module 3 – Treatment and Rehabilitation Methods - Functional and kinetic treatment with Graston Technique, incorporating dynamicsof active patient participation through motion and symptom provocation.

– Course includes expanded use of GT, introduction of Kinesiotaping and the use of low-tech modalities.

– Designed for clinicians who focus on repetitive stress injuries and/or athletic  injuries.

– Includes treatment and rehabilitation protocols.

Innovative Solutions for Digital Dilemmas  – This course explores unique and effective treatment approaches for common finger stiffness problems based on accurate knowledge of anatomy and  kinesiology.

– A comprehensive review of digital anatomy and its kinesiology is followed by a hands-on lab to review accurate methodology for evaluating and quantifying interosseous tightness, the most common cause of digital stiffness.

– Further course dialogue includes the scientific basis for teating stiffness, the role  of motor cortex remapping, and the rationale for digital edema reduction.

Pediatric Hand Therapy and Splinting  – Learn to meet the multiple challenges of treating pediatric upper extremity conditions, including: Cerebral Palsy, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Radial Ray Deficiencies, Camptodactyly, Thumb-in Palm Deformities, Trigger Fingers, Epidermolysis Bullosa, and Arthrogryposis.

– Focus on normal hand development, evaluation and therapeutic intervention ; includes splinting lab.

Splinting for Neuro and Acute Care - Learn about: principles of splinting and tissue response to splinting ;  neurophysiological theoretical frameworks; current trends in prefabricated splints;     how and why to use Focused Rigidity Casting; and much more.
Orthopaedic Therapy of the Shoulder - Learn to treat a variety of shoulder pathologies using advanced manual therapy  techniques in this lab-intensive, evidence-based workshop.

– Features in-depth biomedical evaluation, and an eclectic approach to the manual treatment of shoulder pathologies.

Management of Upper Extremity Tendon Injuries and Fractures - Enhance your understanding of the impact of tendon injuries and fractures on the wrist and hand.

– Analytical approach to the rehabilitation of tendon injuries and fractures is combined with hands-

RETREAT:  Mobilization Splinting for the Experienced Therapist   – In this course you will: – Review biomechanics of splint designs – Solve your current splinting dilemmas – Master alternate splint designs  – Learn efficient designs for splints – Acquire hints to increase your efficiency – Review the mechanics of dynamic splinting.
Fifth Annual Teton Hand and Upper Extremity Conference - A Review of Upper Extremity Pathology, Surgical Procedures, and Therapeutic Intervention; this is a course for orthopaedic surgeons and hand therapists.
The Philadelphia Meeting- Surgery & Rehabilitation of the Hand: with Emphasis on the Elbow - Pre-conference tutorial and one-day research seminar available.