ASHT Hand Therapy Review Course – April 11-13
Washington University School of Medicine is hosting the 2014 American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) Comprehensive Survey of Hand Therapy Review Course April 11-13. The course descriptions and objectives of this three-day event are:
Friday, April 11 (Pre-course)
Foundational Science of the Upper Extremity:
An Anatomy and Kinesiology Review
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Nora Barrett OTR/L, CHT, Susanne Higgins, MHS, OTR, CHT, Vicki Kaskutas, OTD, MHS, OT/L (pictured right), and Rachel Pigott, OTR/ L, CHT
A working knowledge of the anatomy and kinesiology of the upper extremity provides a solid foundation for therapeutic evaluation and intervention. Using classroom and cadaver lab components, this pre-course will review the anatomy and biomechanics of each joint, examine the brachial plexus and innervation patterns of the arm and hand, and allow for guided dissection using formalin-fixed cadaveric specimens.
- To review the foundational science concepts which inform effective clinical decision-making and practice in upper extremity rehabilitation.
- To examine the biomechanical aspects of normal and abnormal motion as influenced by the musculoskeletal system of the upper extremity.
- To provide an opportunity for kinesthetic learning through examination of cadaveric specimens.
Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13
Comprehensive Survey of Hand Therapy Review Course
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Nora Barrett, OTR/L, CHT, Valeri Calhoun, OTR/ L, CHT, Susanne Higgins, MHS, OTR, CHT, Rachel Pigott, OTR/ L, CHT, Rhonda Powell, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, and Rebecca von der Heyde, PhD, OTR/L, CHT
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of the evaluation and intervention processes pursued for typical diagnoses in upper extremity rehabilitation. Advanced clinicians will employ fundamental concepts, clinical reasoning, and evidence to provide a multi-faceted approach to the hand therapy process. Adjunctive methods for intervention will be analyzed as a means to facilitate outcomes and expert panels will be offered throughout the weekend to allow a high level of attendee-faculty interaction via case discussion.
- To provide a comprehensive review of hand therapy practice with particular focus on clinical reasoning, case discussion, and evidence-based practice.
- To create an opportunity for active learning and application of hand therapy principles to facilitate retention of presented information.
- To offer a structured approach to the study of upper extremity rehabilitation that may serve as a means to prepare for the certified hand therapist exam.
Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please visit:http://www.asht.org/event/asht-2014-hand-therapy-review-course-st-louis-mo-0
Instructors Nora Barret,t OTR/L, CHT, Rhonda Powell, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, and Rebecca von der Heyde, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, are graduates of the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine.