Evaluation

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Performing standardized and efficient assessments is key to our daily practice. Knowing which tests to use, how to prioritize evaluation time and even how to document efficiently will better guide treatment planning. Here we will cover all of the ins and outs of assessments.

Volkmann’s Contracture

December 13, 2020

Written by Melissa Miller Introduction Volkmann’s contracture is a rare condition that occurs after injury to the elbow and upper arm, typically from a crush injury. This condition can occur when acute compartment syndrome is…

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Differentiating Proximal Median Nerve Entrapment from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

August 9, 2020

By: Brittany Day Proximal Median Nerve Entrapment, Pronator Syndrome, or Lacertus Syndrome?  Pronator syndrome is a term used to describe proximal median nerve entrapment (PMNE) in the forearm. Pronator syndrome and lacertus syndrome are sometimes…

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Soft Tissue Healing in Pediatrics

May 3, 2020

By: Chelsea Gonzalez Why do pediatric clients often not require as much hand therapy for soft tissue injuries when compared to adults? The simple answer: Kids have very elastic soft tissue, which can return to…

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A Fun Fact from a Hand Therapy Student

January 18, 2020

By: Ammie Ingwaldson Level 2 Fieldwork at a hand therapy clinic is a fast paced and continuous learning experience. The perfect example of this occurred last week while observing a therapist provide a client with…

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Thumbs up for treating thumb pain in the hand therapy clinic

August 18, 2019

Written by Tiffany Holstege What do “Mommy’s thumb,” “gamer’s thumb,” and “radial styloid tenosynovitis” have in common? They are all officially called de Quervain’s tenosynovitis  De Quervain’s involves the tendons within the first dorsal compartment,…

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