Hand To Shoulder Rehabilitation | Manual Therapy Workshop Coming To Austin, Texas (Excert)
[00:00:00] If you're an OT, PT, CHT, and you work with stiff hands or want to work with more hands, don't miss this technique I'm about to share with you. Hey there, it's Hoang Tran. I'm an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist with CHT Secrets. Not only am I gonna show you in this clip the exact way to get great results.
[00:00:18] With a stiff hand, get your patients coming back to you time and time again. I'm also gonna show you how you can work so you can protect your own hands for the longevity of your career. This example is an example of a distal radius ORIF that developed a stiff hand. Stay tuned into the end. I'm gonna share with you exactly how to grab the details of my exclusive manual therapy workshop where you can learn more techniques just like this one.
[00:00:43] If you look from the side, you see she's tight here, right? You can feel that she's tight here. You can feel composite while she's tight here One of the things that I was showing you is it's just how I do the joint [00:01:00] distraction. So my thumbs are back here. So I have to have good control. I have to have good control of the metacarpal, right?
[00:01:08] I have to have good control of the metacarpal, and then I have to have good control of the proximal failings. Now it's just however you feel comfortable with your hand. So my hand has a certain finger length as compared to the hand that I'm working with. So I have to sit here and think and figure out what feels the most comfortable for me with the patient.
[00:01:37] So I like to hook my finger in here and then use my fingers here to then do a joint distraction. I did. And then I use this finger to pull P one back and I use my thumb to push. So my thumb pushes the metacarpal [00:02:00] forward and my index finger is pulling P one and pulling it back, ale you. So then my thumb here can hold and then I could use, and I can massage here cuz this.
[00:02:13] This is tight. So you can go in a downward direction. You can go an upward direction, which direction feels the best, right? That's how you can multiply what you're doing, or you can just do that, right? You can hold it there. I can use my finger to hold that finger and then I can stretch this p i p. See how tight that is.
[00:02:36] Look where my thumb is, my left thumb, and look where my index finger is. So then I'm controlling with my thumb, the metacarpal. Using this to control the base and using this thumb to control the distal end of P, you could do one at a time and just hold that [00:03:00] there. Or you can combine your moves. It's whatever you're able to get comfortable doing.
[00:03:07] Change my hand placement. So then I give this hand a little bit break and have this hand maybe work a little bit more. I can do the same thing. And in a way you wanna learn how to use it in both hands. Oh yeah. Okay. Olivia, it's my favorite word now. , right? Yeah. So I can distract, pull back
[00:03:37] And these fingers, they're so tight. You wanna work with a stiff hand. This is the move. Hand therapy doesn't have to be hard for you or your patients. If you're an ot, a PT, or a CHT come join me in Austin, Texas for a an exclusive manual therapy workshop. Hey there, it's Wong. I'm an OT and cht. [00:04:00] I'm hosting a two day live event where I'll be covering the art and signs of manual therapy techniques for the hand, the wrist, the.
[00:04:08] And the shoulder. We'll be covering anatomy, manual therapy techniques, and getting hands on practice so you can apply your skills right away. Click the link below for the details, and I hope to see you there.