Physical Therapy: Conservative and Surgical Management of the Osteoarthritic Hand and Wrist

32.00
Online
This intermediate-level course provides physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with a detailed overview of the pathophysiology and mechanics of the joints of the hand of those diagnosed with OA. The course offers practitioners in-depth knowledge of several of the most common medical and evidence-based practices and provides instruction for technique application in physical therapy examination and evaluation, as well as intervention. 

Course Objectives:

1.     Describethe etiology and pathophysiology of osteoarthritis of the hand and wrist.

2.     Describethe process and criteria for reaching a medical diagnosis of osteoarthritis.

3.     Identifythe goals and treatment options for managing osteoarthritis, including physicaltherapy examination and interventions.

4.     Describethe management and treatment of osteoarthritis of the proximal and distalinterphalangeal joints, including physical therapy interventions.

5.     Describethe management and treatment of osteoarthritis of the carpometacarpal thumbjoint, including physical therapy interventions.

6.     Describethe management and treatment of osteoarthritis of the wrist, including physicaltherapy interventions.



About the Author:
Teri Bielefeld Fagan, PT, CHT, is a graduate of the Program in Physical Therapy at Marquette University, Milwaukee. She was formerly employed at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee where she held the position of PT clinical hand specialist in the Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic for 35 years. Teri has been involved as a clinical instructor in the physical therapy programs at Marquette University, Carroll University, Concordia University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been a certified hand therapist since 1991 and has lectured nationally and internationally on numerous hand rehabilitation topics. Her publications include “The Unstable Metacarpophalangeal Joint in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Anatomy, Pathomechanics, and Physical Rehabilitation Considerations,” in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (2005), “The Carpometacarpal Joint of the Thumb: Stability, Deformity, and Therapeutic Intervention,” published in the same journal (2003), a monologue titled Hand Splinting for the American Physical Therapy Association (Orthopaedic Section), and a chapter in Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 6th edition, titled “Therapist’s Management of the Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint with Osteoarthritis.” Teri served four terms as President of the Hand Rehabilitation Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and two terms as Treasurer, currently serving as the Bylaws Chairperson. Teri received the Marquette University 2000 Merit Award for distinguished professional achievement and the American Physical Therapy Association Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall Award for Clinical Excellence in 1998. She was named the Marquette University Physical Therapy Alumna of the Year in 1995, and she received an Outstanding Service Award from the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin in 1992 and the M. P. Murray Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice from the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association in 1987.
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Physical Therapy: Conservative and Surgical Management of the Osteoarthritic Hand and Wrist

32.00
This intermediate-level course provides physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with a detailed overview of the pathophysiology and mechanics of the joints of the hand of those diagnosed with OA. The course offers practitioners in-depth knowledge of several of the most common medical and evidence-based practices and provides instruction for technique application in physical therapy examination and evaluation, as well as intervention. 

Course Objectives:

1.     Describethe etiology and pathophysiology of osteoarthritis of the hand and wrist.

2.     Describethe process and criteria for reaching a medical diagnosis of osteoarthritis.

3.     Identifythe goals and treatment options for managing osteoarthritis, including physicaltherapy examination and interventions.

4.     Describethe management and treatment of osteoarthritis of the proximal and distalinterphalangeal joints, including physical therapy interventions.

5.     Describethe management and treatment of osteoarthritis of the carpometacarpal thumbjoint, including physical therapy interventions.

6.     Describethe management and treatment of osteoarthritis of the wrist, including physicaltherapy interventions.



About the Author:
Teri Bielefeld Fagan, PT, CHT, is a graduate of the Program in Physical Therapy at Marquette University, Milwaukee. She was formerly employed at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee where she held the position of PT clinical hand specialist in the Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic for 35 years. Teri has been involved as a clinical instructor in the physical therapy programs at Marquette University, Carroll University, Concordia University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been a certified hand therapist since 1991 and has lectured nationally and internationally on numerous hand rehabilitation topics. Her publications include “The Unstable Metacarpophalangeal Joint in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Anatomy, Pathomechanics, and Physical Rehabilitation Considerations,” in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (2005), “The Carpometacarpal Joint of the Thumb: Stability, Deformity, and Therapeutic Intervention,” published in the same journal (2003), a monologue titled Hand Splinting for the American Physical Therapy Association (Orthopaedic Section), and a chapter in Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 6th edition, titled “Therapist’s Management of the Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint with Osteoarthritis.” Teri served four terms as President of the Hand Rehabilitation Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and two terms as Treasurer, currently serving as the Bylaws Chairperson. Teri received the Marquette University 2000 Merit Award for distinguished professional achievement and the American Physical Therapy Association Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall Award for Clinical Excellence in 1998. She was named the Marquette University Physical Therapy Alumna of the Year in 1995, and she received an Outstanding Service Award from the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin in 1992 and the M. P. Murray Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice from the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association in 1987.