Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, September 26, 2024

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  • Hands-on Orthotics: Improving Upper Extremity Range of Motion Using Orthoses: A Static Progressive Approach
  • Introduction to Casting Motion to Mobilize Stiffness (CMMS) for Treatment of the Stiff Hand
  • The Shoulder Pain Conundrum: A Clinical Framework for Assessment, Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Hand Therapist

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  • Welcome to ASHT 2024

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  • The X-Ray Factor: Advancing Hand Therapy with Surgical Perspectives

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  • Joining Hands: Shared Decision Making in Complex Cases

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  • Handy Hints: Quick Fire Therapy Tips

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  • Scientific Posters
  • Clinical Practice Posters
Friday, September 27, 2024

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  • Complicated PIP Injuries: A Collaborative Approach Between the Surgeon and Hand Therapist
  • Stronger Together: A Collaborative Approach to Intervention Planning for Patients with Upper Extremity Neuromotor Impairment
  • The Science and Art of Measurement in Hand Therapy
  • Update on Early Motion for Complex Hand Injuries

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  • Building a Multidisciplinary Clinic for Upper Extremity Amputees: A Collaboration Between Surgery, Rehabilitation, Prosthetics, and Behavioral Health
  • Cross Your Fingers! Keys to Successful Nerve Transfer Surgery and Rehabilitation to Maximize Function in the Ulnar Intrinsic Muscles
  • Multidisciplinary Perspectives of Mental Health Assessment and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Care

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  • Plenary Session 4 | Presidential Invited

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  • Crafting Your Path: Shaping Your Future in Hand Therapy

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  • Hand Therapy Certification Commission: Preparing for the CHT Exam

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  • A Practical Approach to Treating the Triumphant Trio: Harnessing the Biomechanical Linkage of the Cervical, Thoracic Spine, and Scapulae to Maximize Upper Extremity Outcomes
  • Give Them a Hand: Working with Musicians Towards Optimal Performance and Patient Engagement
  • Wrist Salvage Procedures: Surgical and Therapeutic Clinical Decision Making

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  • Scientific Session I

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  • Artificial Intelligence in Rehab: A Game-Changer or Threat for Hand Therapy Practice?
  • Clinical Practice Posters: Spotlight I
  • Innovative Career Paths: Trailblazing Leaders Inspiring Hand and Upper Extremity Therapists
  • Promotion of Self-Management in Hand Arthritis

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Saturday, September 28, 2024

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  • Optimal Positioning – Minimal Waste

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  • Empowering Hands: A Journey into Launching Your Own Hand Therapy Private Practice
  • Pediatric Hands: More than Just Child’s Play
  • Solution-Focused Counseling Techniques for Clients with Chronic Pain
  • Who, What, and When to Dose: Exercise Prescription for Achieving Therapy and Fitness Goals

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  • Breast Practices: Restoration of Upper Quadrant Function After Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Looking Upstream for Downstream Problems: Comprehensive Management of Distal Nerve Compressions
  • Yes! You Can Accelerate Athletes for Safe Return to Sport: A Surgical and Rehabilitation Collaboration

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  • Scientific Session II

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  • Nathalie Barr Lectureship Award: The Hand We Play
  • Joy MacDermid Lifetime Scientific Award Lecture: Research Collaboration Promotes Innovation and Advancement

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  • AOTF: Advancing the Science of Occupational Therapy, Strengthening Practice Through Philanthropy and Research
  • Breaking Barriers to International Volunteerism 

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  • Elevating the Patient Experience in Hand Therapy: A Global Perspective

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  • Plenary Session 9 | Practice & Advocacy

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  • "Equipping Heroes: Training Ukrainian Therapists in Hand Rehabilitation"
  • Research & Named Awards Presentations

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  • Brachial Plexus Injuries: A Team Approach to Care
  • Peripheral Nerve Entrapments and the Role of Hand Therapy
  • What to Do When There is No Protocol? Applying Evidence Based Practice to Solve Everyday Clinical Problems

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Sunday, September 29, 2024

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  • Clinical Practice Posters: Spotlight II
  • Non-Progressive Neurological Injury Affecting the Upper Extremity: Hope for Increasing Independence
  • The Pearls and Pitfalls of Free Functional Muscle Transfers
  • Treating the Whole Person: The Intersection of Psychology and Hand Therapy

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  • Addressing the Knowledge Gap: Using Inclusive Communication in Hand Therapy to Improve Client Outcomes
  • Hypermobility and High Demands: Upper Extremity Rehabilitation of the Hypermobile Female Athlete
  • Medial Epicondyle Fractures in Kids: The Good, the Bad and Ugly
  • The Power of Pain Metaphor, Expression, and the Art of Clinical Care

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  • Mentorship: Advancing Novice Professionals into Exceptional Upper Extremity Therapists
  • Preventing and Treating Common Rock Climber Upper Extremity Injuries: Promoting Safe Participation
  • Sensational Treatment Planning: Optimizing Neuroplasticity Principles in Sensory Re-education
  • Upper Limb Partial Hand Prosthetic Rehabilitation