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Kristin Valdes, OTD, OT, CHT

Kristin Valdes Instructor Bio:

Kristin Valdes, OTD, OT, CHT, is the owner and Director of Hand Works Therapy in Sarasota, Florida. She is an associate professor at Gannon University. She has been in private practice for over twenty years and specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of the upper extremity. Her clinical expertise includes treatment of the hand, wrist, and elbow, shoulder, splinting, and arthritis. Dr. Valdes has published articles in the Journal of Hand Therapy, Hand Magazine, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, and The Journal of Physical Therapy Science. She serves as a member of the Board of the American Society of Hand Therapists and American Association of Hand Surgery.

Dr. Valdes has published chapters on hand, elbow, and shoulder fractures and dislocations in Advanced Concepts of Hand Pathology and Surgery. She is an assistant editor of the Journal of Hand Therapy. Dr. Valdes received her OTD degree with a specialization in hand rehabilitation from Rocky Mountain University of Health Care Professions in Provo, Utah. Dr Valdes is member of the Guatemala Healing Hands Medical Mission.

Kristin Valdes's Continuing Education Courses

Applying Controlled Stress During Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation of the Hand and Wrist

Applying Controlled Stress During Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation of the Hand and Wrist

What are the effects of different hand motions and positions used during early-protected motion rehabilitation on tendon forces? Though these are usually not well understood by rehabilitation professionals, this course will provide the…

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Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation of the Hand and Wrist

Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation of the Hand and Wrist

Do you need an update on the flexor tendon? New research has made significant changes to the flexor tendon rehabilitation program for the hand and wrist. There are many protocols in place that differ in regard to design of the orthotic…

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Rehabilitation Following Wrist Fracture

Rehabilitation Following Wrist Fracture

This course is part of our CHT Prep Program. Learn more about the full prep program here: MedBridge CHT Prep Program.

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Sensorimotor and Proprioception for the Upper Extremity

Sensorimotor and Proprioception for the Upper Extremity

Sensorimotor deficits can impair function and may be present in individuals with hand and wrist conditions. Researchers have reported sensorimotor deficits exist in patients with common upper extremity conditions such as carpal tunnel…

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Therapy and Assessment Following Wrist Fracture

Therapy and Assessment Following Wrist Fracture

This course is part of our CHT Prep Program. Learn more about the full prep program here: MedBridge CHT Prep Program.

Distal radius fractures are a commonly seen diagnosis and… Read More

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