Hand and Upper Extremity Rehab: The Essentials, Part 1 Series


This interactive course provides a variety of learning methods and tools to assist the novice hand therapist to the more experienced hand therapist in the education and training of hand and upper extremity rehabilitation.

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%.  Practice exams are offered for the learner at the end of each lesson to prepare the learner for the final exam.

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

  • Identify anatomy of the upper extremity and its relationship to successful rehabilitation process.
  • Develop a plan of care for hand patients.
  • Understand the underlying mechanisms of disorders of the upper extremity.
  • Identify the appropriate modalities to utilize for treating a multitude of upper extremity disorders.
  • Describe upper extremity wound care management.
  • Identify upper extremity neuroanatomy and its relationship to successful rehabilitation process.
  • Select appropriate evidence-based treatment and rehabilitation techniques for hand patients.
  • Discuss current splinting techniques and their proper utilization for specific disorders.
  • Understand the surgical and therapeutic management of a wide array of disorders.
  • Describe hand integrating biomechanical assessment with clinical problem solving.

This course is comprised of 10 lessons.  Each lesson has sub-topics relating to the lesson title.  Each lesson will take you approximately 1-2 hours to complete as you go through and finish all assignments.

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