Clinical Links

Clinical Links

These websites are suggested for hand therapists seeking information and resources.

 
SPECIFIC THERAPY TECHNIQUES AND METHODS
  • www.electrotherapy.org
    – detailed and updated information on research papers and clinical information regarding all electrotherapy written by Professor Tim Watson
  • www.hep2go.com
    – free pictures and photographs of exercises organised by body part
  • www.physiotherapyexercises.com
    . This is a free tool to create exercise booklets for people with injuries and disabilities aiming to enhance rehabilitation outcomes of people with neurological conditions
 
CLINICAL OR DIAGNOSIS RELATED INFORMATION
  • www.eorif.com: a site written for orthopaedic surgeons giving outlines of treatment
  • www.wheelessonline.com – another site written for orthopaedic surgeons with more detail on hand and wrist conditions
  • www.eatonhand.com
    an electronic textbook of hand surgery including anatomy, classification and hand therapy pathways
  • www.orthopaedicscore.com
    . Orthopaedic scores.com is a free information and calculation website, which allows access to some orthopaedic scores
 
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
  • www.rch.org.au/ot/hand-therapy
    Occupational Therapy Free Hand E-learning modules (OTHELP) for therapists interested in, or treating paediatric patients with hand and upper limb conditions. Educational power point presentations and videos aim to capture key aspects of occupational therapy intervention
  • www.eorthopod.com/hand-anatomy/topic/15
    Introduction to anatomy of the upper limb
  • www.orthobullets.com 
    Anatomy, physical examination and a great variety of pathology
 
PATIENT EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

www.therapylibrary.com

  • Libary of ADL pictures, useful for teaching patients adapted ADL methods

www.aboutonehandtyping.com/howto.html 
. Tutorial to learn one handed typing method

www.patientslikeme.com 
Portal for patients to share their real world health experiences

www.jospt.org/topic/perspective_patient#.VEtJGudCW_Q
JOSPT Perspectives for Patients offers clinicians and patients a credible source of new information derived from articles published in the Journal and explains how new research affects patient care. JOSPT Perspectives for Patients may be photocopied non commercially by physical therapists and other health care providers to share with patients

www.innerbody.com/anatomy/muscular/arm-hand
. Interactive Anatomy Guide of all muscles and bones of the hand, wrist and arm

http://ubpn.org 
United brachial plexus network, offers tips and resources for patients with brachial plexus injuries

https://www.npdevices.com
It’s all about function. Naked Prosthetics designs and manufactures high-quality prosthetic devices specifically for finger loss.

 

Databases

Literature Databases and resources for Evidence Based Practice

Journals:

Hand Therapy and Hand Surgery Journals

IFSSH: Ezine Magazine with excellent clinical articles on surgery and therapy

American Society of Hand Therapists: Journal of Hand Therapy

European Federation of Societies of Hand Therapy and British Association of Hand Therapists: Hand Therapy

American Association for Hand Surgery: Hand

Europe: Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand and British Society for Surgery of the Hand: Journal of Hand Surgery

The Internet Journal of Hand Surgery https://ispub.com/IJHS

  https://ispub.com/IJHS (link is external)

               Hand Clinics http://www.hand.theclinics.com/