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Hand Education 101 2019-20 Update

The following materials are available for purchase through the various links below. These publications serve as reference materials only and are not specifically endorsed by Texas Society for Hand Therapy


Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 2-Volume Set: Expert Consult: Online and Print, 6e, 6th Edition

by Terri M. Skirven OTR/L CHT (Author), A. Lee Osterman MD (Author), Jane Fedorczyk PT PhD CHT ATC (Author), Peter C. Amadio MD (Author) – Marcy 2, 2011

With the combined expertise of leading hand surgeons and therapists, Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 6th Edition, by Drs. Skirven, Osterman, Fedorczyk and Amadio, helps you apply the best practices in the rehabilitation of hand, wrist, elbow, arm and shoulder problems, so you can help your patients achieve the highest level of function possible. This popular, unparalleled text has been updated with 30 new chapters that include the latest information on arthroscopy, imaging, vascular disorders, tendon transfers, fingertip injuries, mobilization techniques, traumatic brachial plexus injuries, and pain management. An expanded editorial team and an even more geographically diverse set of contributors provide you with a fresh, authoritative, and truly global perspective while new full-color images and photos provide unmatched visual guidance. Access the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com along with streaming video of surgical and rehabilitation techniques, links to Pub Med, and more.


Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity


Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation: A Practical Guide, 4e, 4th Edition

by Rebecca Saunders PT CHT (Author), Romina Astifidis MS PT CHT (Author), Susan L. Burke OTR/L CHT MBA (Author), James Higgins MD (Author), Michael A. McClinton MD (Author) December 3, 2015


Blending the latest technical and clinical skills of hand surgery and hand therapy, Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation: A Practical Guide, 4th Edition walks you through the treatment of common medical conditions affecting the upper extremities and highlights non-surgical and surgical procedures for these conditions. This expanded fourth edition presents the latest research in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation and provides the purpose and rationale for treatment options.

Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation: A Practical Guide



Foundations of Clinical Research Applications to Practice

by Leslie G. Portney DPT PhD FAPTA (Author), Mary P. Watkins DPT MS (Author) March 18, 2015

Draw upon the foundations necessary for finding and interpreting research evidence across all healthcare professions.

Revised to reflect the most current changes in the field of clinical research in rehabilitation and medicine, you’ll find a growing emphasis on evidence-based practice (EBP) as well as new vocabulary that is being integrated into research and practice across disciplines.


Foundations of Clinical Research Application to Practice




Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation: A Quick Reference Guide and Review 3rd Edition “Purple Book”

by Susan Weiss, et al Nancy Falkenstein (Author), Weiss Falkenstein (Editor) 2013


The Purple Book… An excellent study guide for preparing for the Certified Hand Therapy exam at a discounted price. Nancy Falkenstein co-author/editor of the 3rd edition has a limited number of personal editions she is selling. New/excellent condition.


Hand & Upper Extremity Rehabilitation





Fundamentals of Hand Therapy – E-Book: Clinical Reasoning and Treatment Guidelines for Common Diagnoses of the Upper Extremity

by Cynthia Cooper (Author) March 12, 2014

Perfect for hand therapy specialists, hand therapy students, and any other professional who encounters clients with upper extremity issues, Fundamentals of Hand Therapy, 2nd Edition contains everything you need to make sound therapy decisions. Coverage includes hand anatomy, the evaluation process, and diagnosis-specific information. Expert tips, treatment guidelines, and case studies round out this comprehensive text designed to help you think critically about each client’s individual needs.


Fundamentals of Hand Therapy




Introduction to Orthotics: A clinical Reasoning and Problem-Solving Approach, 5th Edition

by Brenda M. Coppard PhD OTR/L (Author), Helene Lohman MA OTD OTR/L (Author) 2020


Develop the critical thinking skills you need to choose and fit effective orthoses for patients with hand injuries and functional deficits. As a combination workbook/textbook, Introduction to Orthotics, 5th Edition uses reader friendly language to cover the theory, design, and fabrication of orthopedic devices. Ideal for use in the classroom or in the clinical setting, it emphasizes upper extremity versus hand orthoses, with additional coverage of lower extremity orthotics and upper extremity prosthetics, and offers case studies promoting clinical reasoning and problem solving as well as an occupation-based approach. This new edition also demonstrates the fine detail of orthotics and equips you with a repertoire of skills and knowledge related to orthoses.


Introduction to Orthotics: A Clinical Reasoning and Problem-Solving Approach




Orthotic Intervention for the Hand and Upper Extremity: Splinting Principles and Process Second Edition

by MaryLynn A. Jacobs MS OTR/L CHT (Author), Noelle M. Austin MS PT CHT (Author) September 28, 2013


Excel in your career as an occupation therapist with the expert information and easy-to-understand presentation in Orthotic Intervention for the Hand and Upper Extremity: Splinting Principles and Process, 2nd Edition. This proven book provides orthosis patterns for most upper extremity diagnoses and provides the information you need to make an informed decision about whether the best solution for a patient is to fabricate a thermoplastic or neoprene splint, or to cast, tape, or choose an over-the-counter solution.

This detailed and easy-to-use reference demonstrates splint fabrication techniques and related interventions, highlights anatomical and biomechanical principles, discusses associated indications and precautions, details common orthotic interventions, and provides an overview of popular taping methods.


Orthotic Intervention for the Hand and Upper Extremity



Caring for the Painful Thumb

by Jan Albrecht Scholarship 2015


Written in terminololgy patients can understand with over 200 color illustrations, the book can be used successfully in the clinic or the home. A unique feature of the book is that half the book is written and illustrated for the right hand and the other half for the left. This allows every mobilization or stabilization technique to be easily visualized and performed by any individual. The book also includes step-by-step instructions for applying kinesiology tape to the thumb and CMC joint. This durable book can be used at the treatment table, or independently by patients at the completion of therapy. Pages can be copied for handouts. Portion of all proceeds to benefit the Jan Albrecht Scholarship in loving memory of the author Jan Albrecht.


Caring for the Painful Thumb


Evidence Based Hand and Upper Extremity Protocols A Practical Guide for Therapists and Physicians

by Elizabeth de Herder, OTR/L, CHT


INTRODUCTORY OFFER – FREE SHIPPING (USA) Evidence Based Hand and Upper Extremity Protocols is a comprehensive manual with over 70 therapy treatment protocols for the most common surgical and nonsurgical diagnoses of the upper extremity. This manual is in a week-by-week format that is easy to use. Each protocol is based on the most current medical evidence and is uniformly outlined with indications, contraindications, recommended weekly therapy visits, and surgical outcome limitations. Many of the diagnoses have more than one protocol to choose from to appeal to all physicians.


Evidence Based Hand and Upper Extremity Protocols



Therapy of the Hand and Upper Extremity: Rehabilitation Protocols

by Scott F. M. Duncan (Author), Christopher W. Flowers (Author) February 21, 2015


Presenting over 100 rehabilitation protocols for the hand and upper extremity in an easy-to-use, step-by-step format, this practical reference provides surgeons and therapists alike with a go-to source for the therapy technique or strategy appropriate for their patients. Covering injuries from the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand and fingers, each protocol includes bullet-pointed steps in daily or weekly increments following the injury or surgery and are inherently adaptable to the specific surgical intervention or rehabilitation requirement. Procedures following arthroplasty, extensor and flexor tendon injuries, fractures and dislocations, ligament and soft tissue injures, and nerve compression syndromes are among the many and multifaceted therapies presented. This book will be an invaluable resource for the orthopedic surgeon, hand surgeon, physical therapist, occupational therapist, hand therapist and any active clinician treating injuries to the hand and upper extremity.


Therapy of the Hand and Upper Extremity: Rehabilitation Protocols



101 Creative Therapy Ideas: Upper Extremity and Hand Therapy Exercises for Adult and Pediatric Patients

by Jill Peck-Murray (Author), Carolyn Phelan (Author) 2010


Upper extremity and hand therapy exercises for adult and pediatric patients. The authors have been collaborating on projects for over 20 years. This manual is a result of working with thousands of patients. Excellent resource for all populations including pediatrics, kids, adults and seniors. This manual demonstrates effective exercises for the clinic, home or bedside. Easy to read and use, featuring bulleted point instructions, highlights of body part and exercise functions and exercise photos to help solidify the tasks. Enjoyable and successful exercises for any and all work environments. More than 100 pages are filled with creative, easily reproducible and affordable therapy activities.

101 Creative Therapy Ideas: Upper Extremity and Hand Therapy Exercises for Adult and Pediatric Patients


Exploring Hand Therapy

An organization dedicated to providing, “Excellence In Education” for Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Certified Hand Therapists, and other Medical Professionals.  Susan founded EHT in 1991 and has a love for hand rehabilitation as well as passion for teaching.  This site assists its visitors in developing a better understanding of the exciting art of hand rehabilitation.





The Interactive Hand

Interactive 3D models of the anatomy of the hand and wrist demonstrating the bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons of the forearm, muscles and tendons of the hand, nerves, veins, and arteries.





Continuing Education


Live Conferences

Is a technology company dedicated to providing streaming presentations over the internet. View amazing courses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in an on-demand format. You also have access to the instructors via our LIVE CHAT.Relax in the comfort of your own home and take your education to the next level.



Clinical Specialty Education


Clinical Specialty Education is dedicated to promoting outstanding practice in the specialty of Hand Therapy for both Physical and Occupational Therapists.  We provide continuing education classes on hand therapy that are comprehensive , relevant, and immediately applicable in the clinical setting.  Clinical Specialty Education strives to provide hand therapy seminars that reflect therapy techniques and treatment approaches based on current research and evidence based practice.  Our hand therapy education is is conducted with a spirit of sharing in an environment which is inviting, pleasant, and conductive to learning.  All of our hand therapy classes are designed to expand the knowledge and clinical competency of physical and occupational therapists who treat patient with injuries or diseases affecting the hand and upper extremity.  We maintain and unconditional high regard for all students.




UE Seminars


Workshops are designed for all levels of skill. Unlike the large national courses, we specialize in small groups. You may choose one-on-one tutorials or small group courses.

Our private one-on-one tutorials are for therapists who require more in-depth and specialized training. These tutorials may include orthosis fabrication (splinting) for the orthopedic patient as well as for acute or rehab patients.




Rehab Education


Rehab Education, LLC offers courses for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Hand Therapists, Certified Athletic Trainers and other healthcare practitioners who need continuing ed courses for professional development and license renewal. Offered in a variety of formats that will enhance your clinical knowledge and treatment skills, these courses will accommodate your busy schedule, preferred learning style, and specific continuing education needs.




Kinesis Taping Method


The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Both Kinesio® Tex Tape and the training protocol have shown results that would have been unheard of using older methods and materials.




3 Kings Upper Extremity Specialist


3Kings Upper Extremity Specialists Inc. is a therapist owned and operated company specializing in Upper Extremity education and services. It’s president, Jennifer T. Dodson, OTR/L,CHT, is a fellowship trained Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist that has been practicing outpatient rehabilitation in Jacksonville since 1998. Jennifer was honored to be chosen as a fellow of the Evelyn J. Mackin Hand Therapy Fellowship at the Philadelphia Hand Center in 2001. It is a unique educational opportunity where 2 therapists are chosen from around the world every 6 months to train with the hand surgeons and CHTs of the Philadelphia Hand Center. Past fellows have been from various areas of the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Ireland. Part of the mission of the fellowship is to educate therapists from underserved areas so that they can bring their knowledge back to those areas. After the fellowship, Jennifer was determined to fulfill the mission of the fellowship by bringing her knowledge and services back to the Jacksonville area. She is also now a member of the Evelyn J. Mackin Hand Club.




Graston Technique


Graston Technique® is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) that enables clinicians to effectively addess scar tissue, fascial restrictions and range of motion through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes.






It’s true! You are already doing things in the clinic that work. The IAOM-US does not attempt to replace what you are already doing with something different. Our Systematic Approach was built from the ground up to provide a complimentary framework within which everything you do now, and what you learn in the future, will fit.  Come learn with us!




Therapy Network Seminars


We are the thought leaders in physical rehabilitation.  Comprised of the nation’s leading clinicians, researchers, authors and educators, TNS’s principal goal is to advance the knowledge of our customers through educational offerings combining live and interactive educational programs.  With an average career span of 20 years our faculty leads the industry in experience and expertise.  They are dynamic, passionate and inspiring both personally and clinically.



Prep Courses

Hand Therapy Review Course


The ASHT Hand Therapy Review Course provides a comprehensive review of the evaluation and intervention processes pursued for typical diagnoses in upper extremity rehabilitation. Particular focus is placed on clinical reasoning, case discussion and evidence-based practice.