The Chinchalkar Hand Therapy Fellowship Program

Country: Canada
City: London, Ontario
Country: Roth|McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre
Language: English
Type: Fellowship
Length of Programme: 600 hours

The Chinchalkar Hand Therapy Fellowship Program is offered at the Roth | McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre in London, Ontario, Canada.

It is a comprehensive 600 hour hand and upper extremity rehabilitation fellowship designed for both entry level or experienced occupational therapists or physical therapists who have a minimum of one year of direct clinic experience and desire additional theoretical and clinical hand and upper extremity rehabilitation expertise. This learning can be achieved on a full time basis over four months or part time (no less than three days per week) over a six month period.

Fellows are assigned to a mentor and facilitator who is an Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist, with many years of clinical and teaching experience.  Emphasis is placed on learning anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, pathology, functional utilization of the upper extremity and research methodology. Fellows are be given the opportunity to utilize various Roth|McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre learning resources such as cadaveric video demonstrations of elbow, wrist, and hand pathologies, observe various live upper extremity surgical procedures, participate in teaching rounds and  journal club meetings. Fellows will also work in collaboration with plastic and orthopaedic surgery residents and fellows within our facility. Significant priority is placed upon hands- on clinical training which includes patient evaluation and examination, treatment program implementation, hands-on orthotic fabrication (which will include static, dynamic, and static progressive designs), and problem-solve through the various complications seen within hand therapy practice. Furthermore, support for research initiation and implementation is provided.

Telephone: 519-646-6001
Address: Roth|McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph's Health Care, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario, Canada
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