Hand Therapy Track

Students pursuing the Hand Therapy track must complete the following three courses.

OTD 6294 - Management of the Shoulder:Advanced instruction in the evaluation and treatment of the shoulder complex, with a focus on anatomy, pathology and clinical assessment. Principles of treatment are emphasized, including therapeutic progression for shoulder conditions, including rotator cuff tears, impingement syndromes, scapular dysfunction, labral tears, and fractures.  Conservative treatment options and post-operative intervention methods are extensively discussed.

OTD 6296 - Tendon and Nerve Injuries: Advanced instruction in anatomy and pathology of tendon and nerve injuries of the hand is presented with an emphasis on the performance of comprehensive evaluation and treatment.  Conservative care, including splint fabrication, and post-operative interventions for a variety of conditions including, but not limited to extrinsic flexor and extensor tendon injuries, repair, and rehabilitation considerations are addressed.

OTD 6295 - Management of the Wrist and Forearm:  Advanced instruction in evaluation and treatment of the wrist and forearm, with a focus on anatomy, pathology and clinical assessment. Principles of intervention are emphasized, including therapeutic progression for an extensive list of wrist and forearm conditions including ligament tears, tendonitis, fractures, dislocations, and carpal instabilities. Conservative treatment options and post-operative interventions are extensively discussed.


Course offerings by term

(Note:  dates below are for planning purposes and actual course delivery dates may vary slightly)


Spring Term - Courses and course offering dates

OTD 6295                                            2/7 to 4/2

 

Summer Term - Courses and course offering dates

OTD 6296                                            

5/30 to 7/19



Fall Term - Courses and course offering dates

OTD 6294                                           8/22 to 10/15