Kate Thorn

PhysioPlus course tutor - Kate Thorn
Senior Hand Therapist : GC Hand Therapy, Australia

Kate is a Certified Hand Therapist with full membership to the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA). Graduated from the University of Queensland in 2006 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy., she has had experience across different clinical settings. Kate joined the GC Hand Therapy team in 2007 and is committed to ongoing professional development and student education. She has a keen interest in research and traumatic hand injuries.

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Early Management of Distal Radius Fractures with ORIF

Distal radius fracture is one of the most common fractures and often requires surgical intervention. This course is the first in a series of courses examining the physiotherapy management of distal radius fractures following open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgery. This course will describe the aetiology of distal radius fractures. It will discuss the classification of these fractures, likely outcomes and potential complications, as well as provide a detailed rehabilitation protocol for the first 6 weeks post surgery.
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Fabricating a Volar Splint for Distal Radius Wrist Fracture

Distal radius fracture is one of the most common fractures and often requires surgical intervention. This course is the third in a series of courses examining the physiotherapy management of distal radius fractures following open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgery. In this course, Kate Thorn will teach you the steps on how to fabricate a volar extension wrist splint for individuals following ORIF surgery.
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Management of Distal Radius Fractures Programme

The distal fracture of the radius is the most common fracture of the wrist and so is regularly seen by clinicians. Where this injury is sufficiently severe it is treated with surgery involving open reduction internal fixation (ORIF). Due to the many types and severity of fractures observed and the variety of treatment techniques utilised the clinician needs to have a deep understanding of the related conditions and versatility in their treatment options. This programme of courses addresses these needs in a comprehensive examination of the physiotherapy management of distal radius fractures following open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgery.
8.2 points
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Management of Distal Radius Fractures with ORIF from 6 weeks

Distal radius fracture is one of the most common fractures and often requires surgical intervention. This course is the second in a series of courses examining the physiotherapy management of distal radius fractures following open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgery. This course will provide a detailed rehabilitation protocol from 6 weeks post surgery, as well as discussing potential complications that can arise at this point.
1.3 points
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