About the Program
This fellowship offers supervised, non-mentored, direct clinical patient care that allows the fellow to integrate knowledge gained from all content areas, and to gain experience in the management of occupational performance impairments affecting the upper extremity.
The programs supports one-on-one mentoring of patient evaluation and treatment with a hand therapy specialist to advance the fellow’s skill in evaluation and treatment of upper extremity injuries and conditions, including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention and return to activity.
Research and Investigation
Fellows will develop and present case studies and on specific patients and conditions, and they participate in literature reviews and general faculty and fellow discussions to promote evidence based practice. Additional research opportunities are available based on individual fellow's interest and research skills.
Fellows will spend clinic hours with orthopedic surgeons who influence orthopedic care to develop an understanding of current surgical and medical interventions, along with the rehabilitation implications.
Weekly lectures are offered to fellows to enhance the fellows’ knowledge of upper extremity rehabilitation.
The program includes weekly participation in instructional laboratory experiences to increase the fellows’ knowledge and motor skills in examination and intervention for upper extremity rehabilitation.
Topics covered in didactic sessions:
- Foundations for Intervention
- Special Considerations for Care
- Injured Worker
- Fellowship Coordinator: Peggy Boineau, OTR, BCPR, CHT
- Clinical mentors:
- Kristin Booher, OTR, CHT
- Delanie Bossier, OTR, CHT
- Padmaja Deshpande, OTR, CHT
- Michael Parkinson, OTR, CHT
- Rick Pratt, OTR, CHT
- Mathew Vilangattuseril, OTR
- Lilian Watson, OT/L, CHT
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