Peripheral Nerve Injuries of the Hand: Evidence Based Treatment


This course will focus on the rehabilitation process of peripheral nerve injuries (PNI) and the evidence that supports therapeutic interventions to optimize recovery from these injuries. Emphasis will be placed on the use of current assessment tools, measuring outcomes and therapy

methods used in the rehabilitation of peripheral nerve injuries. Trends in the treatment of peripheral nerve injuries such as phase 1 and 2 in sensory re-education, mirror therapy, as well as other new trends based on the hand-brain interaction will be discussed.


Upon completion of the course participants are:

Familiar with the phases of recovery that occur following a peripheral nerve injury (PNI) and how this impacts rehabilitation.

Able to perform a sensory evaluation using Semmes Weinstein Monofilaments, 2 Point Discrimination and the Shape Texture Identification test.

Able to determine an outcome, using the Rosen Score.

Familiar with principles and evidence supporting sensory re-education and mirror therapy and their use in rehabilitation following PNI.


Brigitta Rosen PhD OT
Department of Hand Surgery,
Malmö University Hospital, Sweden




Occupational and Physical Therapists who treat the upper extremity


CHF 590 (Mitglied: CHF 490)


Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Technikumstrasse 71 Postfach CH-8401 Winterthur
Telefon: 058 934 63 79
Fax: 058 935 63 88


ZHAW, Departement Gesundheit
Technikumstrasse 71, 8401 Winterthur