Osteoarthritis of the first CMC joint & the IP joints of the hand

Osteoarthritis of the first CMC joint & the IP joints of the hand

Wann: Samstag, 04.06.2016
Kursort: Wien
Kurszeit: 8.30 – 16.30 Uhr
Kurssprache: Englisch
Referentin: Corrianne van Velze, MSc., OT (Pretoria, South Africa)

Corrianne van Velze is an experienced hand therapist who lives and works in Pretoria, South Africa. She started her hand therapy career in 1980, presently she runs a private hand therapy practice, where she treats patients with many different upper limb conditions.She has presented many papers and lectures at national/ international congresses and has had a number of papers published, e.g. in the Journal of Hand Therapy. Corianne has also taught hand therapy in many different countries, other than South Africa. As a part time lecturer in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Pretoria she teaches and coordinates all the Post Graduate Hand Therapy programmes. She has been actively involved in the International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy from its inception and served as this organisation’s President from 1999 to 2001.
Inhaltsbeschreibung: Osteoarthritis of the 1st CMC joint of the hand is a common condition which affects a large part of the (predominantly) female population above 50 years of age. We will focus on the anatomy of the affected joints, the pathophysiology of the disease and discuss methods of decreasing the pain prior to surgery.
The emphasis will be on exercises to increase both the stability as well as the mobility of the affected joints. The exercise programme will be discussed and demonstrated. There will be ample opportunity to try out each exercise, making use of exercise sheets. Although the exercises cannot cure the disease, our experience is that the increased stability and strength of the thumb helps to postpone surgical intervention. In addition to the exercise programme, a limited number of thumb splints will be demonstrated. One or two basic surgical interventions will be discussed and combined with an explanation of suggested post-operative care.
Osteoarthritis of the IP joints of the hand is also very common among ladies over 60 years of age. Common surgical interventions include joint arthroplasties and joint arthrodesis. Rehabilitation after these interventions will be discussed and suggestions provided for treatment methods that have proved to be successful in the past.

Zielgruppe: ErgotherapeutInnen, PhysiotherapeutInnen
TN-Zahl: mind. 15 TN/ max. 20 TN
Kosten: ÖGHT/ EFSHT Mitglieder € 110- (inkl. Skriptum und Pausensnacks)
Nichtmitglieder € 160,- (inkl. Skriptum und Pausensnacks)
Anmeldeschluss: 31.03.2016
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