Welcome to the NEW Basic Hand Therapy Course for Saskatchewan Therapists! Has it been a while since you have practiced your splinting skills? Our latest course will help your refresh your skills and expose you to some new and innovative splinting materials that might make your practice easier than the sticky rubbery thermoplastics we used to rely on years ago. Did you know that some splinting materials even float now!
June 16th, 2023 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: TBD (Regina, SK)
Deadline for Registration – June 2nd (EXTENDED)
The E-HIS Basic Hand Splinting course reviews the basics of assessing and splinting the following hand and wrist conditions:
- Mallet Finger
- Trigger Finger
- Carpel Tunnel
The course is designed to help therapists build their hands-on skills in fabricating static splints with various thermoplastic materials.
Course Objectives include:
- A review of hand anatomy and physiology
- learn a basic hand evaluation
- understand the use and application of various thermoplastics
- understand the reasons for splint positioning and treatment duration
- be able to fabricate a digit gutter splint, MCP blocking splint, and wrist positioning splint
- be able to analyze the splints effectiveness through clients treatment progression
Instructor: Heidi Watson (BSc, MOT)
Heidi interned with the HSC outpatient hand therapy department in Winnipeg, Manitoba where they specialize in numerous hand conditions including post-surgical cases. Since then she has completed 9 years of outpatient hand therapy with adult and geriatric populations with the SHA. Since then, she has been passionate about helping other therapists build their hand therapy skills post-graduation since splinting is a hands-on skill requiring additional hours of practice and use to maintain competency. The purpose of this basic hand therapy course is to introduce therapists who may not splint full time in their practice and increase exposure to new innovative splinting materials.
The course is a safe entry-level beginner course where therapists can try their hand with old and new splinting materials. All skill levels are welcome.