2019 Bringing Back ADLs Contest
2019 HAND THERAPY WEEK BRINGING BACK THE ADLSs WINNER
Congratulations to Christina Casarez OTR/L, CHT for her winning video that incorporates the hand and upper extremity with ADLs while cooking.
Thank you Christina for your video #HTW2019TSHT
We also want to thank Angel Kurien OTS, Rajeshree Jaiswal OTR, MSOT, CHT and Dorinda Rodriguez OTR, OTD, CHT for participating and submitting your videos!!
2018 HAND THERAPY WEEK ORTHOSIS SELFIE WINNER
CONGRATS Dorinda Rodriguez, OTR, OTD, CHT
Dorinda’s entry showed a patient who suffered an index and long finger amputation just distal to the MCP joint and partial amputation of the thumb proximal to the IP joint. He experienced difficulty with opposition of thumb to ring finger for pinching due to lack of ring finger flexor tendon excursion for PIP/DIP joint flexion. This client worked in the ER as a physician assistant and required this pinch for suturing of lacerations. An oval 8 ring orthosis was fabricated to place the distal phalanx in slight flexion and a thermoplastic attachment was added so that the small finger could assist the ring finger in flexion and opposition to distal tip of thumb. This allowed him to grasp smaller sized objects in opposition and provided him with the necessary assistance to utilize pinch for completion of suturing in the ER.
TSHT would like to thank everyone who celebrated and participated in
Hand Therapy Week 2018!
ALEX PINON, MOT, OTR, COMT, CEAS
ABEL CAVAZOS, OTR, CHT
OLIVIA ADAMSON, OTR, CHT
MARY BETH VENTORINI- BURKETT, OT, OTD, CHT & DALLAS HAND SOCIETY
2017 Hand Therapy Week Video Contest
Hand Therapy Week Winners:
2018 Dorinda Rodriguez, OTR, OTD, CHT- Orthosis selfie
2017: Kim Granhaug, OTR, CHT – Use of magnetic wand for supination and pronation
2016: Bubba Klosterman – Low profile radial nerve palsy orthosis
2015: Kimatha Grace – Hand Cookie Picture Contest