Physiotherapy for Arthritis Hands - New Techniques

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Duration 1 h 50 m 28 s

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Physiotherapy for Arthritis Hands - New Techniques

About Course

Physiotherapy for Arthritis Hands Aims to 

This introductory course will identify the basic physiological processes related to osteoarthritis of the hand and wrist. Best practices for the treatment of patients will be covered. Evidence and research related to arthritis, therapy and functional use will be presented. Participants will learn the most relevant clinical treatment techniques and patient education for the clients.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the physiological processes that cause osteoarthritis
  • Identify functional difficulties that can arise from hand/wrist arthritis
  • Evaluate hand and wrist arthritis patients 
  • Provide clients with education on joint protection and adaptive devices. 
  • Create effective exercise programs for clients with hand/wrist arthritis
  • Assist clients in identifying pain management techniques for OA

Who Should Enroll

  • Physiotherapist
  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Nurses
  • Occupational Therapist

Course Agenda:

Intro:                                                                                                                                         5 min

Anatomy and Physiology of hand/wrist osteoarthritis                                                20 min

Clinical signs and symptoms of OA                                                                                20 min

Evaluation of the hand/wrist OA client                                                                            15 min

Functional impairment related to OA                                                                              10 min

Evidence of best therapy practice for the treatment of hand/wrist OA                  15 min

Joint protection and adaptive devices                                                                           15 min

Orthosis for hand/wrist OA                                                                                                 10 min

Q & A                                                                                                                                        10 min

TOTAL                                                                                                                                                                         120 min

CPD Credit Hours

Contact Hours:  2 Hours


1-Month Access to Learning Resources
Downloadable Course Material 
CPD Certificate



Speaker Bio:  Elisa Marks, MS, CEAS, OTR/L, CHT

Elisa is currently a practicing Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist at The Center for Health Enhancement and Rehabilitation in Pacific Palisades, CA. Additionally, she is a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist and provides individualized on-site ergonomic assessments. Previously she has held the positions of Outpatient Therapy Supervisor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, CA. and Clinical Specialist II in hand therapy at Kaiser Permanente in Woodland Hills, CA.

She received her CHT in 2001. She is the co-author of ASHT’s Treatment Guidelines for Tendon Transfer. Elisa also served on the American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee Board of Directors for 6 years. Elisa is a frequent speaker at national, state, and local conferences.


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Physiotherapy Online is a physiotherapist-owned educational company with a vision to create an ensemble of international educators to cater to undergraduate, postgraduate physiotherapy students as well as post professionals who are keen to advance or refesh their existing knowledge in varied specialities.

As every student has a unique approach to learning, we have therefore created a library of bite sized chapters which may be accessed as an individual module or a course as a whole; self study webinars; live workshops for those who would like to get an in-person hands on immersive experience and audio books for those on the go.

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