When you’re working with upper extremity patients, sometimes progress can feel like an uphill battle.
Many patients have difficulty describing upper extremity symptoms, so localizing the problem can be a challenge. Scar tissue and edema often limit tissue gliding so much that it interferes with exercises and functional tasks. And when standard treatment protocols fall short of expectations, this can leave your patients frustrated, pained by activities that give them purpose, and resigned to surgical options.
But with the latest advances in upper extremity rehabilitation, helping your patients achieve their functional goals is easier than ever.
This recording whill instruct you how to get to the root cause of impairment faster with a comprehensive assessment that combines the best evaluations currently available. Revolutionize your therapy toolbox with innovative interventions you can use immediately to accelerate progress. And design advanced plans of care for a variety of common upper extremity diagnoses, fluently combining techniques for optimal outcomes.
Watch the former president of the American Society of Hand Therapists, Kristin Valdes, as she guides you through a proven framework for upper extremity rehabilitation that has helped countless patients regain lost function and rediscover life without the pain.
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Kristin Valdes, OTD, OT, CHT, is an expert in upper extremity rehabilitation, with over 30 years of experience in private practice helping patients recover lost function and return to the activities they value. A past president of the American Society of Hand Therapists, her clinical expertise spans treatment of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, as well as arthritis management and orthosis fabrication.
Dr. Valdes travels nationally to present seminars on upper extremity rehabilitation and is known for her engaging, hands-on teaching style. She earned her Doctorate in occupational therapy with a specialization in hand rehabilitation from Rocky Mountain University of Health Care Professions in Provo, UT, and she works as capstone coordinator and associate professor at Gannon University in Ruskin, FL. In addition, she has published over 40 peer-reviewed studies, and she serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Hand Therapy.
Financial: Kristin Valdes is the owner of Hand Works Therapy. She is an assistant professor at Gannon University occupational therapy doctorate program. Dr. Valdes receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Kristin Valdes has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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