Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

Rehabilitation of the hand

when 7 July 2014 - 18 July 2014
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 890

The focus of this course is to introduce students to the specialized field of hand therapy. This course is designed to provide a deeper understanding of hand anatomy, hand movement patterns, common pathologies and treatment programs. For those interested in pursuing a career in hand therapy this course will provide an excellent foundation. For others, it will provide a solid base of knowledge for those occasional hand patients.

Course leader

Angelique Hagen

Target group

Second, third and fourth year students or recent graduates physiotherapy and occupational therapy interested in hand therapy.

Course aim

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:
- Understand the anatomy of the hand, especially as it relates to hand pathology.
- Understand wound healing principles.
- Evaluate hand function by performing a.o. measurements of ROM, strength and sensibility.
- Discuss the etiology, pathology and clinical treatment of common hand and wrist injuries /diseases including a.o. fractures, CMC 1 arthrosis, wrist instability, M. Dupuytren, tendon injuries and nerve injuries.
- Describe exercise techniques and equipment used in hand therapy.
- Select and prioritize treatment options and develop effective home programs.
- Identify appropriate static and dynamic splints for the treatment of various problems (including splint wearing schedule,indications and contra-indications).

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 890: Course + course materials + housing

EUR 555: Course + course materials


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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