presented by Mike Szekeres
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Mike Szekeres, PhD, OT Reg (Ont.), CHT
Mike Szekeres, PhD, OT Reg (Ont.), CHT, is in private practice at Hand Therapy Canada in London, Ontario, Canada. He is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Hand Therapy. He is currently a sessional faculty member at Western University and has recently completed his PhD in the field of Physical Therapy within the Department…Read full bio
1. Scar, Stiffness, & Adhesions
This chapter will discuss the process of scar formation, and the negative aspects of remodeling that lead to stiffness, adaptive shortening, and tendon adhesions.
2. Important Clinical Anatomy and Common Conditions Causing Stiffness
This chapter will review the important clinical anatomy of the hand, focusing on the structures that often lead to stiffness after trauma. Specific common injuries will also be briefly reviewed.
3. Evaluation of Stiffness in the Hand
This chapter will discuss a detailed approach to hand stiffness, with the purpose of identifying the structures causing the issues. This is important because by identifying the appropriate structures, therapists can optimize treatment by focusing on these structures.