This course reviews normal biomechanical function of the intrinsic mechanisms of digital function as a basis for understanding pathomechanics due to soft tissue and neural injuries affecting the hand. Remediation strategies to prevent deformity and enhance occupational performance are presented.
This course is part of our Hand Therapy Review Series. This content would fall under the "Upper Extremity Evaluation & Intervention" topic area for the CHT examination.
Course created on March 26, 2021
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Advanced, OT Service Delivery, 01926; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-795873; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Advanced, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to compare the intrinsic muscles of the hand and identify their functions.
- After this course, participants will be able to compare and contrast the following conditions of intrinsic pathology: Boutonniere, swan-neck, mallet deformities, intrinsic contribution to trigger digit deformities, myofascial intrinsic hand pain, lumbrical/interosseous ruptures, and adhesions, and loss of neuronal control of the intrinsic muscles.
- After this course, participants will be able to evaluate intrinsic assessment methods and appropriate remediation strategies for intrinsic tightness.
- After this course, participants will be able to evaluate appropriate remediation strategies for the following conditions of intrinsic pathology: Boutonniere, swan-neck, mallet deformities, intrinsic contribution to trigger digit deformities, myofascial intrinsic hand pain, saddle syndrome, and loss of neuronal control of the intrinsic muscles.
|5-20 Minutes||Anatomical and biomechanical review of hand intrinsic function|
|20-45 Minutes||Injury patterns and pathomechanics|
|45-55 Minutes||Assessment, and remediation strategies|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
MHS, OTR/L, CHT
Paul Bonzani is an assistant clinical professor in the department of occupational therapy at the University of New Hampshire. He teaches the human movement and adult development courses in the required curricula and elective courses in upper extremity rehabilitation/orthotic fabrication and physical agent modalities. Additionally, he co-teaches a course on the psychobiological manifestations and management of the human stress response. Paul obtained his CHT credential in 1991 and continues to practice in addition to his educational responsibilities. Finally, Paul has authored multiple textbook chapters and review articles on varied upper extremity rehabilitation topics including functional anatomy, tendinopathy management, elbow rehabilitation, and mobilization orthoses.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
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OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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