Recorded online course - 9th Annual Hand and UE Conference: the Ulnar Wrist
Recorded online course - 9th Annual Hand and UE Conference: the Ulnar Wrist
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The ulnar side of the wrist can be confusing and complicated. View this one day recorded course which focuses on injuries to the ulnar wrist with focus on the TFCC and the ECU. We will start with a live surgical dissection with Dr. Conrad Hamilton where he will walk us through anatomy on a cadaver wrist. Throughout the day, we will view arthroscopic surgical interventions with Dr. Hamilton’s explanations and instructions. We will learn provocative testing, orthosis ideas and treatment progressions with Lori Lingle Elling and Sybil Hedrick Park.

The first 30 minutes of the course is a presentation by Steelhead surgical on the latest research and products. This information does not qualify for continuing education credit, but will supplement the remaining course content.

Speaker biography

Conrad Hamilton, MD

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. 

Sybil Hedrick Park, OTR/L, CHT, CSCS

Sybil was born in Portland, OR and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from Columbia River High School in Vancouver, WA.   She attended the University of Puget Sound and received her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 1995 and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2001.   

Sybil spent her first four years as an OT in Utah working in Skilled Nursing, Home Health and then with Intermountain Health Care’s McKay Dee Hospital.  This trauma level 1 hospital is where she learned her initial hand therapy skills.  She moved back to Portland in 1999 and has since worked for Providence Health and Services for the past 20 years.  Sybil is currently the Supervisor at Providence Sports Care Center at Providence Park and Providence Downtown Rehab.  She served as the President of the Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon from 2006-2010, has been a strong advocate for both fields of Occupational Therapy and Hand Therapy and is currently the Chair on the Board of Directors for the Occupational Therapy Licensing Board of Oregon.  She currently serves as the Providence Regional Manager Liaison for Hand & Upper Extremity Rehab.  Sybil has presented around the West Coast on Upper Extremity topics and has taught at Pacific University as adjunct faculty and now as a guest lecturer.  She was honored in 2012 by the Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon with the Grace Black award. 

Outside of work Sybil enjoys watching her teen-age son compete in a variety of sports and spending time with her husband on their floating home in the Multnomah Channel.  She was a collegiate swimmer and still loves to swim.  She enjoys yoga, biking, hiking, photography and spending time with friends and family. 

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.

Course Objective(s)

1) Identify ulnar wrist anatomical structures

2) Describe biomechanics of the ulnar side of the wrist

3) Explain arthroscopic surgical procedures being done on the ulnar wrist

4) Discuss orthoses used for the ulnar wrist conditions both conservative management and post-operatively

5) Use current evidence for treatment interventions, provocative testing for conservative managements and treatment protocols for post-operative intervention.

Course Outline

Steelhead Surgical/Arthrex research and product presentation



Provocative testing and Case scenarios

Conservative management of injuries to the ulnar wrist:  Medical, Therapy and Orthoses

Arthroscopic and other surgical procedures from a cadaver lab with open questions for surgeon

Post-operative management of ulnar wrist procedures:  Medical, Therapy and Orthoses

Group Q & A


Recorded online course via private access on youtube

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Registration Information

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

Registration: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Registration Fee: The registration fee is as follows: 

$125 for Providence employees, $275 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.  

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Refund Policy: NO refunds are available for this online course. 

Contact Hours: This course qualifies for 6.5 contact hours for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants in OR, WA and NY. This course qualifies for 6.5 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 contact 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