Fundamentals of Hand Therapy, Clinical Reasoning and Treatment Guidelines for Common Diagnoses of the Upper Extremity

Fundamentals of Hand Therapy

Clinical Reasoning and Treatment Guidelines for Common Diagnoses of the Upper Extremity

By Cynthia Cooper, MFA, MA, OTR/L, CHT, Director of Hand Therapy at NovaCare Rehabilitation, Phoenix, AZ, USA


Part One: Fundamentals

1. Fundamentals of Clinical Reasoning: Hand Therapy Concepts and Treatment Techniques and Rationale for Use ? Cynthia Cooper

2. Upper Extremity Anatomy ? Sharon Flinn and Peggy Beckley

3. Edema Reduction Techniques: A Biological Rationale for Selection ? Sandra Artzberger

4. Tissue-Specific Exercises for the Upper Extremity ? Lori Falkel

5. Evaluation of the Hand and Upper Extremity ? Linda Klein

6. Assessing Functional Outcomes ? Rebecca von der Heyde


Part Two: Professionalism

7. Clients with Functional Somatic Syndromes and Clients with Challenging Behavior ? Joel Moorhead and Cynthia Cooper

8. Fundamentals of Client-Therapist Rapport ? Teri Britt

9. Therapy Assistants? Roles in Hand Therapy ? Cynthia Cooper

Appendix to Part Two: Some Thoughts on Professionalism ? Cynthia Cooper


Part Three: Treatment Guidelines for Common Diagnoses of the Upper Extremity

10. Common Shoulder Diagnoses ? Mike Butler

11. Common Elbow Diagnoses ? Michael Staino

12. Common Peripheral Nerve Problems ? Anne Moscony

13. Common Wrist and Hand Fractures ? Anne Moscony

14. Common Forms of Tendinitis/Tendinosis ? Cynthia Cooper and Hope Martin

15. Common Finger Sprains and Deformities ? Cynthia Cooper

16. Tendon Injury ? Linda Klein

17. Arthritis ? Jeanine Biese

18. Pain Related Syndromes: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia ? Romina Astifidis

19. Burns ? Lisa Deshaies

20. Common Infections ? Cynthia Cooper

21. Ganglion Cysts and Other Common Tumors of the Hand and Wrist ? Cynthia Cooper

22. Traumatic Hand Injury Involving Multiple Structures ? Paige Kurtz

23. Preventing and Treating Stiffness ? Barbara Haines

24. Dupuytren?s Disease ? Cornelia von Lersner-Benson

25. Upper Extremity Problems in Clients with Central Nervous System Dysfunction ? Michelle Abrams

26. Pediatric Hand Therapy ? Lynn Bassini and Mukund Patel

27. Geriatric Hand Therapy ? Cynthia Cooper


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