Conservative and Surgical Management of the Osteoarthritic Hand and Wrist - Q3490


About Course #Q3490

Expiration Date: August 28, 2018

This intermediate-level course provides a detailed overview of the pathophysiology and mechanics of the joints of the hand of individuals diagnosed with OA. In-depth information is presented on the medical diagnosis of OA, including the criteria established by the American College of Rheumatology, the distinction between primary and secondary OA, the taking of a client history, and the physical examination. The management goals and treatment options in managing OA are discussed, including conservative medical management, pharmacology, physical and occupational therapy interventions, and surgical options.

Texas PTs and PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1911021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA license renewal in Texas.

California PTs and PTAs - Approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California through Net Education Design, Inc., an agency recognized by the board to approved courses that meet Physical Therapy Regulations 1399.96.

Ohio PTs and PTAs - Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #17S5838

Florida PTs and PTAs - The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts this course based on its pre-approval by the Ohio PT Association.

About the Author(s)

Teri Bielefeld Fagan, PT, CHT, is a graduate of the Program in Physical Therapy at Marquette University, Milwaukee. She has recently retired from the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee after holding the position of PT clinical hand specialist in the Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic for the past 35 years.

Debbie Amini, EdD, OTR/L, CHT, FAOTA, is the director of professional development for the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). She received her bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy from Quinnipiac University, her master's degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and her doctorate in education from North Carolina State University.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools' policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

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