Hand Therapy. Introduction to Hand Therapy. Level 1.

Day 1
9:00 – 13:00
Introduction to Hand therapy 
Basic Anatomy revision (bones and soft tissue of the hand and forearm) 
Peripheral Nerves (injuries, examination and rehabilitation) - CTS, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Wrist Drop 
11:00-11:20 – Cafe break
Nerve injuries – conservative treatment 
Anatomy revision (muscles of the hand and forearm, examination)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 
14:00 -17:00
Forearm pain - Pronator syndrome, Medial epicondylitis (Golfer’s elbow), Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow), Tendinopathy 
Treatment for forearm pain (R.I.C.E., Activity reduction, Orthosis, massage/AISTM, medical taping) 

Day 2 
9:00 – 13:00 
Review of previous day, discussion 
Fractures (elbow, wrist, fingers) – healing of fractures, treatment and therapy 
Soft tissue injuries and conditions - Dupuytren’s Contracture, Jersey finger, Trigger Finger
11:00 – 11:20 – Cafe break
Soft tissue injuries and conditions - Boutonniere Deformity, Mallet finger, de Quervain Tenosynovitis
Finger tendon injury - finger orthosis
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 
14:00 -16:30
Hand Edema - treatment
Hand Pain - treatment
Scars - scar tissue management
Hand Exercises (finger stiffness)
16:30 – 17:00 Certification  

Necessary equipment
Organized by teacher: 
printed material for the audience
thermoplastic materials for finger orthosis
Coban compression bandages 
What is necessary from organization:
3 towels
2 electric kettle