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Date: 12 October 2019 - 12 October 2019

Venue: National University Hospital, Hands Reconstructive and Microsugery Clinic, Occupational Therapy Room.

v2 Hands SIG


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 


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.





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


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