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.

Distal radius fracture types seen in the hand therapy clinic 

July 17, 2022

Distal radius fractures are one of the most common injuries seen in hand therapy. Several different distal radius fracture classification systems have been developed, and this blog post will focus on the more common types…

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Peripheral nerve injury: A hand therapist’s assessment of sensory return.

June 26, 2022

Sensory return after a hand injury specifically a peripheral nerve injury  After a peripheral nerve injury, there are often times impairments in sensory function and/or motor function.  The rate of recovery varies based on the…

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INTEROSSEOUS MUSCLE TIGHTNESS TESTING

June 11, 2022

May 2012 No. 19 INTEROSSEOUS MUSCLE TIGHTNESS TESTING Judy Colditz, OT/L, CHT, FAOTA INTEROSSEOUS MUSCLE TIGHTNESS TESTING – ARE YOU DOING IT CORRECTLY? The common term “Intrinsic Tightness Testing” is a misnomer as it describes…

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Assessments Seen in the Hand Therapy World 

May 15, 2022

By: Dalton Busch  Below I have created a list of some of the common assessments that are seen in the hand therapy world. Keep in mind that this list is not inclusive of all the…

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Hand Therapy Article Review: The Radial Synergy Test, An Aid to Diagnose de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

April 10, 2022

Chihua, L., Langford, P.N., Sullivan, G.E., Langford, M.A., Hogan, C.J., & Ruland, R.T. (2021) The radial synergy test: an aid to diagnose de Quervain’s tenosynovitis. HAND. epub ahead of print;1-6. doi: 10.1177/15589447211057297 Rapid Review By:…

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