October 28, 2022 - 10th Annual Portland Hand and Upper Extremity Conference - Radial and Midcarpal Injuries, Rehabilitation and Surgical Intervention - Available in-person or via live webinar
October 28, 2022 - 10th Annual Portland Hand and Upper Extremity Conference - Radial and Midcarpal Injuries, Rehabilitation and Surgical Intervention - Available in-person or via live webinar

This well-received, high-demand course is back for the tenth year. Our unique format provides a diverse and intense delivery of research- based clinical knowledge to help participants better understand surgical procedures and expert post-operative orthosis fabrication and rehabilitation for the radial carpal and central carpal injuries.

One board certified and highly regarded orthopedic surgeon will give live surgical demonstrations using fresh frozen cadaver specimens. Two experienced hand therapists will provide an overview of anatomy and kinematics, provocative testing and up to date, evidence-based treatments. This course will be a basic to intermediate education, interactive opportunity for clinicians to observe anatomy and surgery interventions, practice provocative tests and gain a broader understanding of the interface between surgery and therapy.

This course can be attended either in-person or virtually via TEAMS. If you plan to attend virtually please enter the coupon code VIRTUAL at checkout and indicate virtual attendance in the comments section.

Speaker biography

Dr. Conrad Hamilton, Orthopedic Hand Surgeon

Dr. Hamilton has subspecialty training in hand and microvascular surgery. He received his RRC-accredited fellowship training in orthopedic hand surgery at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center after completing his surgery residency there. He attended medical school at Oregon Health and Science University.

He has a special interest in sports injuries, fracture management, upper extremity trauma, nerve repair, flap reconstruction, congenital differences, and arthritis of the hand.  He is the consulting hand surgeon for the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer, the Portland Thorns, and the Portland Thunder. He has co-presented Results After Carpal Tunnel Release Using a Limited Incision Technique with Direct Visualization in Portland, Oregon at the International College of Surgeons 73rd annual meeting with the American Academy of Neurological & orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Hamilton is originally from Portland, grew up playing soccer, and is an outdoor enthusiast.  He is actively raising two labs, Chloe and Luna. 

Lori Lingle Elling, OTR/L, CHT

Lori received her Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Puget Sound in 198 and became a certified hand therapist in 2003. She has worked for two local hospitals in Oregon and a private hand therapy clinic in Portland. She currently works at Providence Tanasbourne Outpatient Rehabilitation where she is the Hand and Upper Extremity Clinical Program Lead for Oregon.  Her role includes keeping the Providence hand therapy team up to date on the latest evidence based research and treatment techniques. Lori has presented on hand and upper extremity assessment and treatment for a variety of diagnoses during her career. She frequently takes OT students for fieldwork level 2 as well as offering mentoring for OT’s wanting to advance their knowledge in hand therapy. She has worked in collaboration with Dr. Hamilton and numerous patients to help identify and reduce their ulnar sided wrist pain

Alpana Joshi, MS, OTR/L, CHT, CLT-LANA 

Alpana Joshi, MS, OTR/L, CHT, CLT-LANA is a board-certified occupational therapist and certified hand therapist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Alpana has over 24 years of experience as a clinician. In 2014 she completed a hand therapy fellowship at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. She completed a Post-professional Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from State University of New York, Buffalo, NY in 2002. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur, India in 1998. Over the years, Alpana has worked with patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics with a variety of diagnosis that include neurology, orthopedics, and burns in a variety of clinical settings that include inpatient, acute rehab, skilled nursing home and outpatient clinics. After working in private orthopedic clinics, she joined Mayo Clinic in 2019 and enjoys working with wide range of complexities in upper extremity rehabilitation. Alpana also serves as a faculty member for the Hand Therapy Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic.


Course Objective(s)

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Describe pertinent carpal anatomy, kinematics, and pathologies 

  1. Understand surgical procedures and goals related to the carpal injuries 

  1. Apply assessment and treatment techniques for common carpal injuries 

  1. Use post-operative protocols for carpal procedures and rehab

  2. Explain clinical pearls to problem solve more complicated pre- and post-operative cases 

  1. Describe provocative testing and rehabilitation treatments 

  1. Summarize current evidence-based outcomes and research relevant to surgical procedures and post-operative therapy 

Course Outline

8:00 Introductions & Announcements 

8:05 Anatomy Involving Carpal bones, and Kinematics, Lori Lingle Elling, OT/L, CHT  

8:45 Common injuries of radial carpals and provocative testing, Lori Lingle Elling, OT/L, CHT 

9:15 Question & Answer 

9:30 Break 

9:45 Cadaver dissection of radial carpals demonstrating common anatomy, injuries and surgical intervention, Dr. Conrad Hamilton 

10:45 Rehabilitation of radial carpal injuries, Alpana Joshi, OTR/L, CHT 

12:00 Lunch Break 

1:00 Common Injuries of central carpals and provocative testing, Lori Lingle Elling, OT/L, CHT  

1:30 Cadaver dissection of central carpals demonstrating common anatomy, injuries and surgical intervention, Dr. Conrad Hamilton 

2:45 Break  

3:00 Rehabilitation of central carpal injuries, Alpana Joshi, OTR/L, CHT 

4:00 Question & Answers 

4:30 End 


This course can be attended in person or online via TEAMS. 

In-Person Location:

Steelhead Surgical, Inc

960 SE Main St

Portland, OR 97214

Only paid on-street or lot parking is available.

Online via TEAMS

Registration Information

Target Audience: Physical Therapists and Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Assistants managing carpal injuries. 

Registration: Registration is available either in-person or online. In-person registration is limited. To register for online attendance please indicate "online" in the checkout notes and use the coupon code "online" to receive $25 off the cost of the course. 

Registration Fee: The registration fee is as follows: 

In-person fees: $150 for Providence employees, $299 for all other participants. Registration fees cover access to electronic certificate of attendance once the course evaluation and quiz have been completed and electronic course handout.  

Online fees: $125 for Providence employees, $275 for all other participants using the coupon code "online". 

Refund Policy: Full refunds minus a $25 administration fee are available until October 14, 2022.  Cancellation and refund request must be submitted in writing. No refunds will be available after that date. 

Contact Hours: This course qualifies for 7.0 contact hours for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants in OR, WA and NY. This course qualifies for 7.0 contact hours for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants in OR and WA. Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants completing the CEU requirements.  This course may qualify for continuing education hours in additional states.  Please verify your states requirements to determine if the course qualifies for CE credit where you practice.  If you need assistance with CE approval for your state, please email joanna.mullett@providence.org.