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WCD Hybrid Webinar: The Complex Wrist: Carpal Instability
Tuesday, October 04, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Category: Webinars

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Where:  Zoom or In-Person: Saint Francis University |  117 Evergreen Drive | Loretto, PA 15940 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET

Speaker: Andrew Miller, OTD,OTR/L,CHT,ATC/L,CFE

Course Description: “The Complex Wrist: Carpal Instability”, is designed to inspire a free and open exchange of knowledge for advancing wrist and hand rehabilitation. This course will expand upon the knowledge, skills, and competencies of participants as it relates to promoting enhanced safe, competent, ethical, client-centered care in wrist and hand rehabilitation. A deeper understanding of the complex wrist and carpal instabilities will be reflected upon for application and purposes of serving all persons, populations, and groups in need of upper extremity neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation and care.

Course Objectives: 

  • Identify the complex and intricate anatomical structures of the wrist and hand and discuss their functional relevance to human occupation as an effective way to learn and embed knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
  • Discuss the essential components of a comprehensive orthopedic evaluation as it relates to carpal instability.
  • Exhibit clinical problem-solving skills following the development of a complete occupational profile and during the objective data gathering process.
  • Demonstrate competence in performing standardized and non-standardized objective assessments.
  • Identify new approaches utilized in the management of clients with carpal instability.
  • Discuss the role of human anatomy and biomechanics for the application of principles into clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate improved clinical competence in orthopedics of the hand.

About the Speaker: Andy graduated from Penn State in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology while specializing in athletic training. He continued his education and earned a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Mount Aloysius College in 2002 and a post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals in August 2018. Andy has been employed by ProCare PT since 2002, where he currently serves as an outpatient occupational therapist, certified hand therapist, certified athletic trainer, and industrial rehabilitation specialist. Andy manages ProCare’s industrial rehabilitation division. He conducts functional capacity evaluations, job demands analyses, ergonomic assessments, work conditioning programs, and post-offer employment tests for several employers within western Pennsylvania. Andy also conducts seminars for businesses to mitigate the risk of work-related injuries. Andy’s passion for education presented him with many adjunct roles within the realm of academia throughout his years. Andy’s overarching goal of becoming a full-time professor came to fruition in August 2019. Andy is currently a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor within the Master of Occupational Therapy Program at Saint Francis University on the topics of musculoskeletal system disorders and interventions, acute care medical conditions, hand therapy, kinesiology, ergonomics, work injury prevention programs, body mechanics, and industrial rehabilitation. Andy is a dynamic professor that aims to engage his students in learning as well as a dynamic health care provider that aims to provide optimal care grounded on current evidence-based practices.

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Contact: Heather Mack