Hands SIG: Management Of Arthritis In Hands

Hands SIG: Management Of Arthritis In Hands

SIG Details: 

Date: 12 October 2019

Time: 9am to 1pm

Venue: National University Hospital

Level 2, Main Building (Lift Lobby 6A)

Hands Reconstructive and Microsugery Clinic,

Occupational Therapy Room.

Course fees: $5 for SAOT members, $40 for non-members

Synopsis:

Arthritis of the hand is a slow progressive articular disorder usually coupled with an inflammatory cause. People living with arthritis in the hand often have to manage pain and stiffness to cope with their daily living activities. Occupational Therapists have a role to help them live life to its fullest by maximizing their ability and enhancing quality of life.

This half day Dynamix lab aims to equip occupational therapists with relevant hand therapy knowledge and skills to maximize functional outcomes for people with arthritis in the hands. The workshop will discuss arthritis pathophysiology particularly in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, relevant anatomy, evaluation and conservative treatment options for these patients. It also reviews splinting considerations and practical splinting techniques in designing and fitting custom splints that might be beneficial for the person with arthritis.

 

Time Topics Speaker
0900 to 0930 Rheumatoid Arthritis in Hands Lay Lay (NUH)
0930 to 0950 Osteoarthritis in Hands Alvin Lim (WHC)
1000 to 1020 Splinting considerations for arthritis Olivia Low (CGH)
1030 to 1100

Break

Splinting Lab

1100 to 1130 Finger splints – gutter splint/ oval 8 splint Kris Tong (NUH)
1130 to 1200 Thumb splints – base of thumb OA splint Kris Tong (NUH)
1230 to 1300 Resting hand splint Kris Tong (NUH)

 

If you are interested in this SIG, please fill up the registration form at this link.

Date

Oct 12 2019
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Time

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

National University Hospital
Level 2, Main Building (Lift Lobby 6A), Hands Reconstructive and Microsugery Clinic, Occupational Therapy Room
Category

Organizer

SAOT
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