PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCES

Hands On: Treatments & Therapies for Hand Conditions
April 28, 2018

A conference for occupational and physical therapists, primary care physicians, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified athletic trainers with an interest in orthopedics and sports medicine.


Registration

 

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The Center Foundation’s annual spring conference is a combined effort between The Center Foundation, The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research, and Therapeutic Associates, Inc. in Bend, Oregon. This conference is recommended for physical therapists, primary care physicians, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified athletic trainers with an interest in orthopedics and sports medicine. Proceeds from this course will support The Center Foundation’s high school sports medicine programs.

This conference will provide evidence based information on orthopedic and sports medicine conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow including anatomy, surgical interventions, indications for rehabilitation, and therapy options, outcomes, and implications. The Cadaver Lab will be led by surgeons specializing in treatments of the hand and upper extremity. Cadaver Lab participants will get an in-depth and hands-on experience illustrating anatomy, surgical procedures, and common pathologies and injuries of the hand and upper extremity. The participant will leave with a greater understanding of the management of upper extremity conditions, including differential diagnoses of wrist injuries, surgical and conservative management of thumb arthritis, management of wrist fractures, and modern techniques in treating Dupuytren’s disease.


Event Information

 

Saturday April 28, 2018

Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room (Part 1)
901 SW Simpson
Bend, OR 97702

and

Cascade Surgicenter (Part 2)
2200 NE Neff Rd. Suite 100
Bend, OR 97701

Continuing Education Credits
Participants will be earning the following continuing education credits:
Conference: 5 CEUs
Cadaver Lab: 3 CEUs
Total Available: 8 CEUs
This program qualifies as continuing education units approved by the Board of Certification

Pricing
Conference and Cadaver Lab: $550
Conference only: $250


Agenda:

 

7:15 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:45 a.m.
Review of Relevant Anatomy: Hand, Wrist, and Elbow. Chuck Brockman PT, MPT, OCS, CSCS

8:15 a.m.
Injury Management and Rehabilitation after Elbow Trauma. David Holt, MD

9:30 a.m.
The Thumb, CMC Joint, and Radial Column: Understanding Pathology and Conservative Care. Amy Houchens, PT, CHT, COMT

10:15 a.m.
Clinical Therapy Pearls for the Hand Trauma Patient. James Verheyden, MD

11:00 a.m.
Wrist Assessment. Chuck Brockman PT, MPT, OCS, CSCS

11:45 a.m.
Sponsored Lunch

12:30 p.m.
State of the Art Treatment for Dupuytren's Contracture: Implications for Long Term Management and Rehabilitation. James Verheyden, MD

1:30 p.m.
Understanding and Addressing Forearm Rotation after Trauma. Amy Houchens, PT, CHT, COMT

2:15 p.m.
Break and transition to Cascade Surgicenter for Cadaver Lab. Certificates available for those not participating in Cadaver Lab.

3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Cadaver Lab

6:00 p.m.
Conference concludes and completion certificates available


Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this conference, participants will:

  • Receive a thorough review of all relevant anatomy and pathology
  • Develop skills and knowledge for effective evaluation of:
    • Traumatic Elbow and Hand Injury
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • CMC Arthritis
    • Chronic and Acute Injury to the Thumb, CMC, and Radial Column
  • Review the most recent and relevant research related to:
    • Rehabilitation and Management of Traumatic Elbow and Hand Injury
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Conservative Care for CMC Arthritis
    • Rehabilitation and Management of Chronic and Acute Injury to the Thumb, CMC, and Radial Column
  • Develop skills and knowledge for effective treatment of:
    • Traumatic Elbow and Hand Injury
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • CMC Arthritis
    • Chronic and Acute Injury to the Thumb, CMC, and Radial Column
  • Learn the optimal practices for clinical decision making regarding:
    • Immediate Management of Hand and Wrist Conditions
    • Referral to other Clinical Specialties
    • Management after Specific Procedures by other Clinical Specialists
    • Expected Prognosis for Patients Receiving the most Current Procedures, Treatments, and Rehabilitation

Upon completion of the cadaver lab, participants will:

  • Get visual and hands-on experience with cadaveric specimens, with a focus on:
    • Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Anatomy
    • Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Anatomy Pathology
    • Relevant Surgical Procedures


Course Materials

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Faculty

 

Chuck Brockman PT, MPT, OCS, CSCS

Chuck received his Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Chico. He received his physical therapy training at Chapman University in Orange, California, where he earned a Master of Physical Therapy degree. He has advanced manual therapy training from the University of St. Augustine and extensive training in Maitland Manual Therapy techniques. He has been with Therapeutic Associates since 2002 and has been the director of Bend Physical Therapy since 2005.

Chuck is a Board Certified Orthopedic physical therapist through the American Physical Therapy Association. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has been treating hand conditions since 2000 and will be sitting for hand therapy certification this year.

David Holt, MD

Dr. Holt is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine where he was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Holt did his residency training at the University of Utah Department of Orthopedics. He then completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Florida with Dr. Paul Dell. Dr. Holt's expertise includes endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery, which may result in a shorter recovery time than open carpal tunnel surgery.

Dr. Holt is an East Tennessee native, and very happy to be in Central Oregon. In his spare time he enjoys running, biking, and spending time with his family.

Amy Houchens, PT, CHT, COMT

Amy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin. After gaining a wide range of experience in the orthopedic setting she began to specialize in the treatment of the hand and upper extremity and earned her Certification in Hand Therapy (CHT). She also holds a Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) and is an instructor for the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine. Amy enjoys getting to know each patient individually. She is focused on maximizing function based on each person’s unique situation and recognizes the necessity of close communication with referring providers to optimize care. She works at Therapeutic Associates Bend Physical Therapy and Redmond Physical Therapy.

James Verheyden, MD

Dr. Verheyden is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in elbow, hand, shoulder, wrist, and trauma and fracture care. He joined The Center’s orthopedic team in 2003. He provides comprehensive treatment, including advanced surgical procedures and techniques designed to avoid surgery.

Dr. Verheyden has done extensive research during his career to improve outcomes for his patients and advance medical knowledge, presenting his findings regionally and nationally in New York, California, Boston, Chicago, and Las Vegas. Most recently he has focused on research for Dupuytren’s contracture; his patients have traveled from as far as Hawaii, Alaska, and Florida to seek nonsurgical Xiaflex collagenase injection solutions for this condition. In addition, Dr. Verheyden has authored many peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters.

Dr. Verheyden enjoys cross country skiing, physical fitness, mountain and road biking, hiking, forest management, and travel. He owns several companies in Central Oregon in addition to his practice here, including Millwood, which specializes in juniper tree logging, an excavation company, mobile mix concrete, and landscaping. He is very involved with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and enjoys spending time with his children.

 

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