Conference Schedule

2019 Georgia Hand and Upper Extremity
Special Interest Group Conference
Savannah, April 26 and April 27, 2019
Georgia Coastal Center, 305 Fahm Street
16 CEUs $375

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Friday, 4/26
7 – 8 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8 – 9 am “Clinical Decision Making for the Therapeutic Management of Pain”
Jane Fedorcyck, PT, PhD
This evidence informed presentation will focus on the examination of a patient’s perception of pain to determine primary and/or secondary sources of pain mediation. Accurate and thorough assessment of pain will allow the therapists to select the most appropriate options for pain management to restore function and maximizing patient outcomes. The reliance of therapeutic interventions to reduce the use of opioids will be emphasized.

9 – 10:30 am “A Comprehensive Review of Finger Fractures and Dislocations” – Physician/Therapist Presentation Dr. Gregory Kolovich and Bob Phillips, OTR/L CHT

10:30 – 10:45 am Break

10:45 – 12:30 pm “Abysmal Conditions and Treatment Options” Physican/Therapist Presentation Dr. Robert Hoffman, Dr. Ronald Levitt, Alison Walmsley, OTR/L, CHT
This presentation will focus on various difficult diagnoses, surgery and the rehabilitation sequelae of the upper extremity. From clavicle fractures to internal elbow hinges and gunshot wounds, you are certain to take away an educational pearl or two. These abysmal conditions are injuries will provide a dynamic discussion of how to manage these patients to create optimal outcomes

12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch provided. Networking time with Exhibitors

1:30 – 4:45 pm Instructional Sessions (each participant will rotate through each workshop as directed)

Workshop A: Orthosis workshop – Gary Solomon, OTR/L, CHT
Workshop B: Cadaver Lab
Workshop C: Joint Mobilization – Alison Taylor, OTR/L CHT
Mobilization to correct joint alignment in the upper extremity can be complicated and daunting. This one-hour session will demonstrate simple mobilization techniques for the shoulder, elbow and wrist and fingers. These applications will result in improved ROM and pain relief- guaranteed!
The concepts joint alignment “setting” with isometrics, taping and dynamic strengthening with be discussed and participants will leave with new skills to use immediately.

3:30 – 3:45pm Break

3:45 – 4:45pm Return to last rotational session

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Social and Networking Time Trolley City Tour ($10 per person, prepaid at Registration) Refreshments provided 15 min CEU provided on bus Hand Jeopardy

 

Saturday, April 27
7:00 – 7:30 am. Continental Breakfast provided

7:30 – 9:30 am “Expanding Options for Wrist Reconstruction” Dr. Raymond Noellert
“Treatment of Scaphoid Fractures and Acute Wrist Ligamentous Injuries” Dr. David Fiedler
Therapist’s Case Studies by Lisa Reynolds, OTR/L, CHT

9:30 – 9:45am Break

9:45 – 11:15 am. “The Elbow: Managing the Clinical Sequalae of Traumatic Elbow Injuries” Jane Fedorcyck, PT, PhD
For this presentation, traumatic elbow injuries are defined as fractures and /or dislocations affecting the articulations of the elbow complex. The common conditions that may occur as a result of a traumatic elbow will be addressed including joint stiffness, nerve injury and instability. Recommendations for evidence informed therapist’s examination and treatment will be discussed and reinforced through case examples.

11:15 am – 12:15pm “Paige’s Pearls: Tips and Tricks to Enhance Your Practice” Paige Kurtz, MS, OTR/L CHT
This fast-paced talk will share dozens of useful clinical tips and tricks sourced from over 20 years of practice. Highlights will include some great clinical applications of research, making it relevant to your practice. You’ll gain many new ideas to apply immediately upon your return to work.

12:15 – 1:30 pm Lunch provided Hanger lunch and Learn in Auditorium.

1:30 – 3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
Session A: “Testing for Differential Diagnoses” Hands On Instruction Robert Medcalf, PT Dip MDT

Session B: “Upper Extremity Neural Pathway Mobilization” Hands On Instruction Andreas Mueller, PT, CFMT
Patients presenting with UE pain often develop increased sensitivity of the neural system which can be identified using the Upper Limb tension Test (ULTT). In patients with adverse neural tension, myofascial restrictions can be palpated along the nerve pathway. This presentation will demonstrate manual soft tissue mobilization techniques to perform along the upper extremity neural pathways to improve mobility as assessed with the ULTT.

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 4:45 Concurrent Sessions
Session C: “Hand Anatomy Tutorial” Hands On Instructional Course Sherri Roberts, OTR/L, CHT
Come relax and enjoy drawing the anatomical structures of the hand. This basic to intermediate tutorial provides step by step guidance on how to draw and identify key structures in the hand. Participants will be given real time instruction and are provided a 3 – dimensional hand for practice and to take home. 65 participants only.

Session D: “MEM: A Helping Hand for Swelling Management” Instructional and Hands On Sandy Sublett, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT
Edema management is an everyday occurrence for hand therapists. Understanding the lymphatic system’s role in fluid homeostasis and interstitial protein removal is essential for effective swelling reduction. This class will give an overview of MEM, with a brief look at important lymphatic anatomy and physiology. Participants will be able to try two unique uses of tape for finger swelling and scar mobilization.

 

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Nov 6 2018 — Dr. Diane Payne — Elbow Trauma

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Hand Therapy Boot Camp 101 Course

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CEU — Finger Fractures and Dislocations Dr. Amanda Dempsey

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June 2018 — Dr. Lattisha Bilbrew

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February 2018 — Dr. Frank Joseph

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March 2018 — Dr. Michael Gottschalk

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GHUESIG Conference 2018

We hope that you will join us again in Savannah for our third year running. Each year has gotten better and there is no reason to think that this will not be the same. 16 CEUs for only $375 with lecture, orthosis and cadaver labs! There is a 200-person max so sign-up today!

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DAY 1 – Friday, April 27th

8:00 – 9:30: “Flexor Tendon Injuries and Repair” Dr. Clifton Meals

9:30 – 10:40: “Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain, The Black Box of Hand Surgery” Dr. Michael Gottschalk

10:50 – 11:55: “Rotator Cuff Function, Pathology & Treatment” Dr. Walter McClelland

12:00 – 2:00 Cadaver Labs and Lunch Provided

2:00 – 3:30: Concurrent Sessions

  • ”The Intrinsics of the Hand” Mike Cricchio, MBA, OT/L, CHT
  • “Pull My Finger – Improving Fracture Outcomes” Marta Brinkley, OTR/L, CHT
  • “Keeper of the Cartilage – The Therapist’s Role in OA Prevention” Tyler Opitz, DPT SCS, CSCS

3:30 – 3:45: Break

3:45 – 5:15: Concurrent Sessions

  • “Hands-On E-Stim: Finding the Points” Kendyl Brock Hunter, OTR/L, CHT
  • “The PIP from Hell” Alison Taylor, OTR/L, CHT
  • “OTs and PTs as an Expert Witness” Alison Walmsley, OTR/L, CHT

5:15– 6:30: Networking Social and Sponsor Expo

DAY 2 – Saturday, April 28th

8:00 – 9:00: “Treatment of Scaphoid Nonunion” Dr. Gregory Kolovich

9:00 – 10:00: “Management of Upper Extremity Traumatic Tendinopathies” Dr. Obinwanne Ugwonali

10:15 am – 11:15 am: “Tendon Transfers: Restoring Lost Function” Dr. Bryce Gillespie

11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Concurrent Sessions

  • “Problem Thumbs, Anatomy, Stability and Solutions” Paige Kurtz, OTR/L, MS, CHT
  • “Shoulder Prehab: Clinical Perspective on Functional Training and Strengthening for Recovery and Prevention of Rotator Cuff Injuries” Paul Brach, PT, MS, CHT
  • “Mindfulness” Susan Stralka, DPT, MS

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch and Learn: “Prosthetic Overview” with Hanger (Lunch provided)

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm: Concurrent Sessions

  • Orthosis Workshop: “Static Progressive Wrist Extension Orthosis and Intrinsic Stretch Orthosis”Gary Solomon, MBA, MS, OTR/L, CHT
  • “Brain to Hand: Clinical Ways to Retrain the Brain Using Mirror Therapy and Graded Imagery” Susan Stralka, DPT, MS
  • “Screening for Cervical Involvement in Patients with Upper Extremity Pain” Robert Medcalf, PT DipMDT

3:00 pm – 4:45 pm Concurrent Sessions

  • Orthosis Workshop: “Static Progressive Wrist Extension Orthosis and Intrinsic Stretch Orthosis” Gary Solomon, MBA, MS, OTR/L, CHT
  • “Therapeutic Use of Self in Hand Therapy Environment” Sheri Roberts, OTR/L, CHT
  • “Evaluation and Treatment of Thoracic Outlet” Theresa Parry, OTR, CMT, COMT

 

 

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Where to stay (rates expire 3/30):

Residence Inn Downtown Historic District

500 West Charlton Street – $199/night

$15/day self or valet parking

912-233-9996

 

Hampton Inn – Savannah

603 West Oglethorpe Avenue – $199/night

$20/day self $25/day valet parking

912-721-1600

 

Sponsors:

Performance Health

Hanger

Northcoast

American Society of Hand Therapists

Georgia Occupational Therapy Association

Joint Active Systems (JAS)

Lantz Medical

Peachtree Orthopedics

Physiotherapy

EMSI

Physiotherapy

If you are interested in joining a company that offers phenomenal continuing education and the opportunity to work with eight certified hand therapists and four other CHT-eligible hand therapists contact dorie.sokol@myphysio.com. Must be CHT or CHT -eligible (within one year) to apply.

 

Atlanta Rehabilitaation

 

Atlanta Rehabilitation is seeking a part time to full time CHT for our Cumming location.

Check out atlantarehab.com

If interested, contact John Hagye at jhagye@atlantarehab.com