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Continuing Education for Rehabilitation Professionals

Evaluation and Treatment of the Hand: One Week to One Year

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Evaluation and Treatment of the Hand: One Week to One Year     $89.85

This lecture is part of the following course:
Essentials of Hand Therapy for the Non-Hand Therapist


This course aims to augment knowledge of upper extremity rehabilitation by highlighting effective, underutilized patterns of practice for common injuries often seen by non-hand therapists: basic wrist injuries, nerve compression and tendinitis. The lecture reviews common acronyms, abbreviations, tools and assessments used in the treatment of the hand.

Continuing education credits

  • This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.
  • AOTA: This program is offered for 0.30 CEUs, Intermediate Level:

    • Domain of OT: Client Factors.
    • Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation and Intervention.

    EDUCATA is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

  • NBCOT: 3.75 PDU (Course includes assessment component.)

Note: Post-test must be passed with a score of 80% or more in order to receive certificate of completion.

Contact Hours: 3.00


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to:

  1. Utilize a standardized hand therapy assessment tool.
  2. Design clinic and home exercise programs per healing phase and muscle contraction type.
  3. Integrate functional rating and pain severity scales in documentation and treatment planning.
  4. Identify the critical structures in the hand and wrist to release, strengthen and protect.


The professor of this course has NOT endorsed or received any compensation from the manufacturers or distributors of any of the materials discussed in this presentation.

Financial: Ms. Paterson owns her own private practice, working in outpatient hand rehabilitation and performing arts medicine. She receives compensation as the professor of this course.

Nonfinancial: In the past, Ms. Paterson has taught continuing education with such companies as California Education Connection and Centre for Hand Therapy in California. She has also been invited to teach seminars on hand therapy and treating performing artists by a variety of healthcare organizations.

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