Why would I need a hand therapist?
These curious questions are just a couple of the topics that Christina Harwood, Accredited Hand Therapist of EKCO Hand Therapy will cover in her upcoming presentation at Early Intervention Done Right: Stopping the Errors of the Past, being held in Brisbane on 21 March, 2024. Christina, who is also the Education Manager at the Australian Hand Therapy Association will provide delegates with insights into:
· Same diagnosis but different outcomes in common wrist fractures;
· Misdiagnosed conditions affecting the upper limb and what to watch for;
· Why pain level doesn’t equal severity of injury – and how hand therapy can help;
· Tendinopathies - the types, the treatments and what it means for work.
Christina explained her presentation will include case studies on common conditions.
"distal radius fracture – or broken wrist - is one the most common fractures, yet the same diagnosis on paper can have very different outcomes in rehabilitation"
“Getting workers with hand and upper limb symptoms to a hand therapist early can make a big difference in outcomes. For example, distal radius fracture – or broken wrist - is one the most common fractures, yet the same diagnosis on paper can have very different outcomes in rehabilitation. For example, understanding the mechanism of injury – fall from height versus fall from same level – will impact progress, as will the age and health of the individual.”
Christina’s presentation will also feature some quirky tales including why so many football players end up needing finger amputations.
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