2018 TRIA Hand Therapy Conference | 
Current Concepts in Hand Therapy



Participants in the TRIA Hand Therapy Conference will have the opportunity to hear expert physician and therapist speakers discuss the upper extremity biomechanics of motion. Didactic education, hands-on, and interactive learning opportunities are included with valuable tools for your hand therapy practice.


This conference is intended for hand therapists (occupational and/or physical therapists) with intermediate to advanced experience in treating hand and upper extremity conditions.


  1. Summarize the diagnosis and current management principles for hand therapy care.
  2. Identify the role of conservative and operative management for upper extremity conditions.
  3. Assess the role of evidence based rehabilitation in hand therapy.


Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT

Virginia O'Brien, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Ryan Kendrick, BPhty, Mphty, MDTI

Kim Waterbury, OTR, CHT

Jennifer Young, OTR, CHT

Judi McElfresh Jendro, OTR, CHT

Christina Ward, MD

Cherrie Heinrich, MD

Jeff Husband, MD


FRIDAY – November 9, 2018
Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington

7:00 a.m. – Registration and Hot Breakfast

7:45 a.m. – Welcome!

Keynote Address: “The Future of Hand Care”
Mark Wilczynski, MD

Session 1: Hand and Upper Extremity Trauma

Surgical Management of Complex Hand Trauma
Christina Ward, MD

Algorithm for Multisystem Trauma – Keep Calm and Carry On
Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT

Trauma Case Study
Kim Waterbury, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Session 2: Wounds, Flaps, Grafts and Scars

Surgical Management of Wounds, Flaps, Grafts and Scars
Cherrie Heinrich, MD

Hand Therapist Management of Wounds, Flaps, Grafts and Scars
Jennifer Young, OTR, CHT & Judi McElfresh Jendro, OTR, CHT

Lunch Panel Discussion Creating the Future of Hand Therapy
Jane Fedorczyk,

Nicole Hasson, MA, OTR/L, CHT

Session 3: CMC Osteoarthritis

Hand OA: Applying Evidence-Informed Practice
Virginia O'Brien, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Practical Intervention for Hand OA: Applying Evidence Informed Intervention for Thumbs and Fingers
Virginia O'Brien, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Session 4: Tendinopathy and Postural Correction

Tendinopathy of the Upper Extremity: Histopathology and Evidence Informed Practice
Jane Fedorczyk PT, PhD, CHT

Taping for Upper Extremity Tendinopathy and Postural Correction
Ryan Kendrick, BPhty,
MphtySt, MDTI

5:30 p.m. – Social and Networking Reception with Faculty and Vendors (pre-registration required)

SATURDAY – November 10, 2018
TRIA PTEC (located in Bell Plaza)

7:15 a.m. – Continental Breakfast and Welcome

Session 5: Panel of Pearls
Mary Nordlie, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Erin Mack, OTR/L, CHT
Mary Beth Wulf, CHT, OTR

Session 6: Concurrent Sessions
(each attendee will be able to attend each session)
Taping for UE Tendinitis and Postural Correction
Ryan Kendrick, BPhty, MphtySt, MDTI

Examination for Upper Quarter Neurogenic Pain
Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT

Upper Extremity Dissection and Surgical Demonstrations
Mark Wilczynski, MD &
Jeff Husband, MD

1:15 p.m. – Evaluations, Certificates, Adjourn


Register today, space is limited!


Registration is $450 ($525 after 9/30/18)

Your registration fee includes the course syllabus, all lab fees, refreshment breaks, breakfast and lunch on Friday, and breakfast on Saturday. The social reception on Friday evening is also included with pre-registration.

Continuing Education


This course is pending approval by the American Medical Association for 13.0 contact hours.


Friday, November 9th

Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington

3900 American Blvd W

Bloomington, MN 55437



Saturday, November 10th

TRIA Orthopaedic Center

8100 Northland Dr.

Bloomington, MN 55431





A block of rooms have been reserved for November 8-11. The special room rate of $114 per night will be available until October 10th, 2018 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. To reserve a room, please click here.

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