Presented by Shrikant Chinchalkar, OTR, CHT
Upon completion of the course the participants will have a thorough understanding of the following:
1) Extensor anatomy and mechanism of digital extension
2) Management and prevention of Zone I injury complications
3) Management and prevention of Zone III injury complications
4) Differentiation of Bovier's and Elson tests
5) Indication and contra-indications of Relative motion splinting in the management of Zone III and V Extensor Tendon Injuries.
6) Management and prevention of Zone V-VIII injury complications
Contact Hours: 4 (CBOT approved)
Shrikant J. Chinchalkar, OTR, CHT is a (Senior) hand therapist at the Roth-McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Centre in London, Ontario, Canada. He has over 47 years of clinical experience in treating upper extremity conditions, nearly 40 years of teaching, and 30 years of research experience. He worked as a guest lecturer at University of Manitoba, The University of Toronto and Western University in Canada. He conducted many instructional courses on upper extremity rehabilitation in over 28 countries and has won many awards for his presentations. He has over 300 presentations to his credit. He was awarded the “Dr. Paul Brand Award of Excellence” by the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), “Award of Leadership” by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), “Award of Excellence” by the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Hospital, “Best Educator” by the Western University, “Most Outstanding Prestigious Alumni” by the Nagpur University in India, the “Lifetime Membership Award” by the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists (CSHT) and an award of “Excellence in Teaching and Coaching”. In 2017 the Hand Therapy Fellowship program was named after him. It is now called as “Chinchalkar Hand Therapy Fellowship Program” at the Roth-McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Center. In 2019 he received a “Life Time Achievement Award” by the International Federation of Society of Hand Therapists (IFSHT) in Berlin. Recently in 2019, he was chosen as an Honorary Advisor to the Asia Pacific Wrist Association in Seoul, Korea during their annual conference. Shrikant is also an “Honorary Advisor to Society of Hand Therapy, India”. He is currently a member of the “Education Committee of IFSHT”. Shrikant has authored six book chapters and has published 37 papers and 15 abstracts in numerous peer-reviewed journals related to Upper Extremity Surgery and Therapy.
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