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This course utilizes content from the textbook “Fundamental of Hand Therapy” Second Edition, by Cynthia Cooper, MFA, MA, OTR/L, CHT © 2014, published by Elsevier.

Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This course has been written for hand therapy specialists and non-specialist with illustrated text and references that emphasize treatment fundamentals , providing tips and guidelines for hand therapy treatment, and enhances critical thinking about clients' individual needs.

Throughout this text you will find coverage of anatomy, fractures, tendon injuries, shoulder disorders, elbow and wrist disorders, evaluation, pain, tendinopathy, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, wound care, arthritis, peripheral nerve problems and integrative strategies. Also included is the emphasis on the development of clinical reasoning skills, describing the components of the evaluation process.  Cases studies have been implemented to demonstrate the use of clinical reasoning and to highlight the 'human' side of each client.

To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 596 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 5 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Modules In Course

Module 1: Hand Therapy Concepts, Evaluation and Treatment Techniques

Included in Module 1:

Chapter 1:  Fundamentals:  Hand Therapy Concepts and Treatment Techniques
Chapter 2:  Functional Anatomy
Chapter 3:  Edema Reduction Techniques: A Biological Rational for Selection
Chapter 4:  Tissue-Specific Exercises for the Upper Extremity
Chapter 5:  Evaluation of the Hand and Upper Extremity
Chapter 6:  Clinical Reasoning and Problem Solving to Prevent Pitfalls in Hand Injuries
Chapter 7:  Orthoses:  Essential Concepts
Module 2: Assessment of Functional Outcomes, Hand Coordination, Pain and Integrative Strategies

Included in Module 2: 

Chapter 8:  Assessment of Functional Outcomes
Chapter 9:  Hand Coordination
Chapter 10:  Roles of Therapy Assistants in Hand Therapy
Chapter 11:  Some Thoughts on Professionalism
Chapter 12:  Perspectives on Pain
Chapter 13:  Fundamental of Client-Therapist Rapport
Chapter 14:  How Hand Therapists' Words Affect the Therapeutic Relationship
Chapter 15:  Clients with Functional Somatic Syndromes or Challenging Behavior
Chapter 16:  Narratives in Hand Therapy
Chapter 17:  Personality Type and Patient Education in Hand Therapy
Chapter 18:  Using Dance in Hand Therapy
Chapter 19:  Applying Pilates Concepts to Hand Therapy: Connecting through the Hand
Chapter 20:  Yoga Therapeutics:  A Biopsychosocial Approach
Module 3: Wound Care, Peripheral Nerve Problems, and Common Shoulder and Elbow Diagnoses

Included in Module 3: 

Chapter 21:  Wound Care
Chapter 22:  Common Shoulder Diagnoses
Chapter 23:  Elbow Diagnoses
Chapter 24:  Peripheral Nerve Problems
Module 4: Wrist and Hand Fractures, Wrist Instability, Tendonopathies, Tendon Injuries, and Finger Sprains and Deformities

Included in Module 4:

Chapter 25:  Wrist Fractures
Chapter 26:  Wrist Instabilities
Chapter 27:  Hand Fractures
Chapter 28:  Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Tendinopathies
Chapter 29:  Finger Sprains and Deformities
Chapter 30:  Flexor Tendon Injury
Chapter 31:  Extensor Tendon Injury
Module 5: Tendon Transfers, Arthritis, Burns, Infection, Ganglions, Tumors, Traumatic Hand Injury, Preventing and Treating Stiffness, Dupuytren’s Disease, and Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Included in Module 5:
Chapter 32:  Tendon Transfers
Chapter 33:  Arthritis
Chapter 34:  Burns
Chapter 35:  Infections
Chapter 36:  Ganglions and Tumors of the Hand and Wrist
Chapter 37:  Traumatic Hand an Injury Involving Multiple Structures
Chapter 38:  Preventing and Testing Stiffness
Chapter 39:  Dupuytren's Disease
Chapter 40:  The Neurological Hand
Chapter 41:  Hand Therapy for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy