The Essentials, Part 2-06: Stiff Hand


This interactive course is designed to provide the novice hand therapist to the more experienced hand therapist knowledge about the anatomical structures affected by, the pathological processes involved, and management of stiff hand.

Teaching methods for this course include course content delivered in text format, animation, graphics, and live web links.  To pass the course learners must successfully complete the final exam at the end of the course with a minimum passing score of 80%.

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify causes of the stiff hand.
  • Describe medical and therapeutic intervention techniques for the stiff hand. 
  • Describe various types of splints used for the stiff hand and the rationale for static splinting, dynamic splinting, serial static splinting, and static progressive splinting.

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