Basics and Beyond ® Flexor and Extensor Tendons

Basics and Beyond ® Flexor and Extensor Tendons

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AOTA: Domain of OT, OTP,
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CA Advanced Hand 40-H61 5hrs

For Bundle discounts Click Here! BB Tendons focuses on understanding the practical aspects of the tendon anatomy, function, and repair. A complex therapeutic matter in the orthopedic realm includes flexor and extensor tendons.

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Live Web-based Program (opportunity to interact with the host)

Hand Therapy Certification

This course is accepted by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission towards re-certification.


This course is part of the Basics and Beyond series consisting of 20 chapters. It is exceptional for CHT exam preparation as well as to sharpen your clinical skills. Available as a single course or in bundles. Click Here!
Domain of OT, Occupational Therapy Process,

BB Tendons focuses on flexor and extensor tendon anatomical, surgical, clinical, and functional aspects. This course is great to gain your foundation and beyond for flexor and extensor tendons.

Mixed level: Intermediate. Online digital book, with multiple photos, videos, and 35 Brain Game quizzes throughout the course to solidify your knowledge. ONLINE LIVE CHAT and discussion board. 80% to redeem your certificate via an online exam consisting of <20 questions. Certificate will be immediately emailed to you upon successful completion.


This course has 35 Brain Game “pop-up” quizzes throughout the course content and numerous photos and videos to enhance your learning. This course has “live chat” with an EHT moderator during the course and it has a discussion room for course participant interaction.

  • Recognize the critical anatomical structures relating to flexor and extensor tendons
  • Identify various surgical approaches and interventions for flexor and extensor tendon management
  • Determine appropriate intervention for specific pathologies and protocols relating to tendons
  • Determine appropriate orthotic intervention per pathology and/or protocol


This course has 35 Brain Game “pop-up” quizzes throughout the course content and numerous photos and videos to enhance your learning. This course has “live chat” with an EHT moderator during the course and it has a discussion room for course participant interaction.

  1. Introduction to flexor tendons
  2. Flexor tendon anatomy
    1. Zones, pulleys, sheaths, vincula
  3. Surgical Intervention
  4. Flexor tendon management
    1. Evaluation, clinical rehab, phases of recovery, complications
  5. Various protocols
    1. Immobilization, early passive, early active, treatment by zones
    2. Duran, Modified Kleinert, Washington Regime, Early active
  6. Evidence based treatment
  7. Surgical Advances
  8. Orthotic intervention
  9. Extensor tendon
    1. Zones, compartments, extensor mechanism
  10. Healing and nutrition
  11. Evaluation
  12. Orthotic intervention; dynamic, static
  13. Various protocols
    1. Zones, short arc motion, conservative, early controlled, MAMTT
  14. References
  15. Examination online with immediate access to your certificate sent to your inbox
Terri Roberts earned her doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy at Rocky Mountain University in Provo, Utah in 2013. She completed her Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Terri is a CHT and has been a clinical practitioner for seventeen years. Specialty areas besides hand therapy include burns and lymphedema management. Terri is currently in private practice and employed by California Orthopedic Institute.

She has also held occupational therapy positions at University of California San Diego and Therapy Specialists. Dr. Roberts is an Assistant Professor in the MOT program for the University of St. Augustine’s for Health Sciences, San Marcos, California where she teaches Orthotics and Prosthetics, Biomechanical Interventions and Physical Agent Modalities

Susan Weiss, OTR/L, CHT received her degree in Occupational Therapy from University of Florida in 1990 and her certification in Hand Therapy in 1996. She is co-founder of Exploring Hand Therapy, Co. and co-authored “Hand Rehabilitation: A Quick Reference Guide and Review” third edition. She has co-authored multiple articles presented at various hand therapy meetings and has instructed at Hillsborough Community College’s OT Assistant Program. Ms. Weiss is an international educator and has won “best scientific paper” at several ASHT meetings as well as national awards at the annual ASHT meetings.


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