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Distal Radius Fractures: Acute Management and Hand Therapy Rehabilitation
This webinar, chaired by Jane Aarons and presented by Karen Fitt, is presented for allied health therapists with an interest in distal radius fractures. The presentation addresses different types of distal radius fractures and their management and will cover initial management, rehabilitation and common complications.

1. Understand the classification system of Distal Radius Fractures;
2. Ability to interpret an Xray and understand the treatment considerations for management;
3. Understand the possible complications affecting outcomes after a Distal Radius Fracture;
4. Comprehensive understanding of Hand Therapy interventions following a Distal Radius Fractures.


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Jan 21, 2021 04:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Speakers

Jane Aarons
Occupational Therapist
Jane Aarons is an Occupational Therapist B.App Sc (OT), Accredited Hand Therapist as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association and Member of Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Jane worked in Canada at The Arthritis Society of British Colombia and Private Practice as well as teaching at the University of British Columbia. Jane started Peninsula Hand Therapy more than 25 years ago and continues to lead her team. Jane’s special interests are in rheumatology, musician’s injuries, children with handwriting difficulties and wrist injuries. Jane has volunteered with Interplast in Bangladesh and Laos teaching local medical and allied health staff management of complex hand injuries.
Karen Fitt
Hand Therapist @Melbourne Hand Rehab
Karen Fitt is the Owner and General Director of Melbourne Hand Rehab. With over 30 years of hand therapy experience, Karen uses her skills to create an environment conductive to optimal healing and outcomes for each and every patient. Karen has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy from La Trobe University, is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the Australian Hand Therapy Association. Karen is an accredited Hand Therapist, and Past President of Australian Hand Therapy Association. In addition, she is the Author and Presenter of, The Wrist Course. Karen has volunteered with Interplast since 2015 in Bangladesh and Kiribati.