Hand Surgeon and Hand Therapists Collaboration Treating Upper Extremity Nerve Conditions

Date/Time: Fri, October 2, 2020 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM


This collaborative course will apply current evidence with novel treatment ideas for surgical and conservative management of upper extremity nerve compression syndromes. Participants will be updated on surgical procedures followed by examining hand therapy approaches to both, conservative and post-surgical management of patients with common nerve compression conditions. Hand therapists will gain immediate practical and clinical reasoning skills to incorporate, and progress posture exercises, manual techniques, orthotic management, scar management and nerve mobilization based on a client’s individual presentation.


  • Differentiate between therapy interventions and precautions required for varying post- surgical procedures.

  • Identify appropriate orthosis management based on surgery, nerve compression location, case studies and clinical findings.

  • Construct hand therapy treatment plans based on individualized clinical presentation and occupational performance.

  • Differentiate between clinical presentation, examination and treatment strategies of proximal and distal nerve compressions in hand therapy.