Hands-On: Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Hand and Forearm
Anatomy of the hand and forearm
Applied biomechanics of the hand and forearm
Hands on approach, create a working model of the hand and forearm for use in the clinic
The purpose of this course is to make anatomy come alive for the participant. Learn about anatomy of the upper extremity in a hands-on approach that will allow you, as a therapist, to better visualize which structure is impacted in any given diagnosis of
the upper extremity. Participants will see how the hand and forearm structures work together and be able to explain to patients using a model how the hand works. As part of the course, participants will create a working model of the hand and forearm using a skeleton and everyday materials.
Margareta Persson, OT and Hand Therapist, Uppsala, Sweden
Maggi Persson, is an experienced occupational and hand therapist, who began working in 1982, at the Malmo University Hospital, Burns Unit in Sweden. In 1984 she began to specialize in the treatment of hand injuries while working for the Uppsala University Hospital,
Hand Therapy Unit. As of 1993, she has combined working at the Uppsala University Hospital part-time with self-employment in the following areas: teaching splinting and hand rehab workshops, being a consultant for children’s rehabilitation clinics, and at different hand
surgery clinics in Scandinavia. Margareta has been active professionally and was the president of the Swedish Hand
Therapy society for 10 years. She was active in the International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy executive committee for 12 years and was president of IFSHT from 2004-2007. She has been an invited speaker at a large number of national and international
congresses and has organised congresses and thaught courses in more than 30 countries around the world.