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Welcome to Advanced Clinical Education Inc.

Advanced Clinical Education was established by Shrikant J. Chinchalkar, M.Th.O, B.Sc.OT, OT Reg. (On), OTR, CHT in 1989.  Shrikant J. Chinchalkar has 35 years of teaching and over 40 years of clinical experience in treating upper extremity conditions.  He has developed four hand therapy programs at the leading centers in different parts of the country. 

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Advanced Clinical Education Inc. was established by Shrikant J. Chinchalkar, M.Th.O, B.Sc.OT, OT Reg. (On), OTR, CHT in 1989. Shrikant has over 47 years of clinical experience in treating upper extremity conditions, 40 years of teaching and 30 years of research experience. He has given over 300 presentations worldwide and has won many awards for his contributions. He presented two-to-four hours of instructional courses for nearly 25 consecutive years at the American Society of Hand Therapists ASHT) annual meetings. He also presented papers and instructional courses at most of the International Federation of Societies of Hand Therapists (IFSHT) conferences. He is frequently invited as a “Keynote Speaker” for a number of Hand & Upper Extremity related congresses worldwide. He was recognized as “The Best Educator” by Western University and was given an “Award of Excellence” and an award of “Excellence in Teaching and Coaching” by the administration of St. Joseph’s Hospital in London, Ontario

The mission of Advanced Clinical Education Inc. is to provide high level of continuing education on upper extremity conditions to the health care and rehab professionals to enhance their level of knowledge about rehabilitation on various upper extremity conditions. Please click on the link for more information on Shrikant.

Our Courses & Workshops are tailored to:


  • Enhance clinical skills, thereby enabling you to keep abreast of today’s surgical and therapeutic advancements
  • Help build confidence and skills to immediately implement techniques to provide better patient care and achieve better outcome
  • Provide an in-depth, evidence based, informative, theoretical and practical knowledge about the upper extremity rehabilitation
  • The courses &/or workshops can be hosted at your facility (contact us for more information about hosting a workshop).

Our Services


Off-Line(Live)Courses


On-line courses


Private In-House Training


Patient Care Consultation


Hand Therapy Program


Research guidance


Virtual Patient Care


Hand Therapy Certification Examination Training

Our Courses & Workshop

A great hand therapy review course for the hand therapy certification exam!

This intermediate to advanced level comprehensive two-day course provides an in-depth analytical approach to hand rehabilitation based on wound healing, tissue physiology and biomechanics.  This course is for the therapists who want to enhance their theoretical knowledge and practical skills to problem solve and design treatment programs for a variety of upper extremity conditions. Shrikant has taught this course to Ortho, Plastics, Family Medicine, Physiatry and ER residents and fellows by conducting teaching rounds for nearly 25 years.

This Intermediate to advanced level course on brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries is designed to enhance an in-depth understanding of the impact of nerve trauma on functioning of the entire upper extremity. This comprehensive course provides an analytical approach to the rehabilitation of upper extremity dysfunction due to devastating brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries.

This basic, intermediate and advanced level splinting workshop focuses on the importance of splinting in various upper extremity conditions.  The course is designed to enhance the understanding of splinting principles and hands on fabrication experience in handling different thermoplastics, and hardware.  The presentation focuses on diagnoses specific assessment of the hand and management of various conditions by means of splinting. The “Splinting 101” course is designed to focus on static splints for simpler diagnoses. Whereas, “Splinting 102” focuses on other complex injuries requiring either dynamic or static progressive splinting and components.

This basic to intermediate level course is designed for therapists who want to enhance their theoretical knowledge in treating a variety of common conditions. The course addresses anatomy of the hand, wound healing, edema formation and management of various common hand conditions. Video clips and animation of injury, pathomechanics and treatment are presented to further enhance the educational experience.

This Intermediate to advanced level course is designed to enhance the understanding of the impact of joint stiffness on functioning of the elbow, wrist, and hand. This comprehensive course provides an in-depth discussion of sequential progression of contracture formation at or around the joints causing stiffness. This course presents in-depth analytical approach to the management of upper extremity joint stiffness.

This intermediate to semi-advanced level course is designed to enhance the understanding of the impact of tendon injuries and fractures on the hand. The comprehensive course provides an analytical approach to the rehabilitation of Zone-Specific tendon injuries and various fractures. In addition, hands-on joint mobilization lab sessions discuss the physiology of restoring function in the wrist and hand.

This intermediate to advanced level course focuses on the management of the wrist and hand deformities in rheumatoid arthritis. The course is designed to enhance the understanding the progression of deformities in the wrist and hand rheumatoid arthritis conditions.  The course focuses on detailed assessment of pathomechanics and presents management of these conditions. Understanding of timely therapeutic interventions help minimize and/or reduce the progression of ligamentous, tendinous failures resulting into-articular changes. Shrikant has taught this course to family physician and rheumatology residents and fellows for over 20 years.

This comprehensive, intermediate to advanced level course focuses on the management of the various elbow disorders. This lecture and lab course are designed to enhance the understanding of the complexity of the elbow joint. An in-depth assessment and management of various elbow conditions is presented.

This intermediate to advanced level course focuses on the management of the wrist, carpals and the elbow joint.  This lecture and lab course are designed to enhance the understanding of the complexity of the wrist and elbow, hands-on-assessment, focusing on differential diagnoses and management of various fractures and dislocations of these joints.

This Intermediate to advanced level course is designed to enhance the understanding of hand anatomy, with the focus on intrinsic and extrinsic muscles of the hand and its influence on digital biomechanics, various instabilities and deformities of the thumb and fingers. The presentation includes various pathology videos, cadaver dissections, animations, hand pathology videos, cadaver dissections, animations, pathomechanics of swan neck and boutonniere deformities. The course presents an in-depth clinical reasoning of therapeutic interventions to improve hand function. This comprehensive course provides a detailed analytical approach to the rehabilitation of the hand.

This intermediate to advanced level course focuses on the management of forearm, wrist and carpal conditions including fracture dislocations. This lecture and lab course is designed to enhance the understanding of the complexity of the wrist joint. An in-depth assessment and management of various clinical conditions affecting the wrist simplifies understanding of various clinical pathologies.

This intermediate level evidence-based course is designed to enhance the clinician’s understanding of the impact of upper extremity tendon injuries on the wrist and hand. This comprehensive course provides an analytical approach to the rehabilitation of tendon injuries, combined with hands-on orthotic fabrication (splinting) lab sessions. Includes treatment protocols, case-studies and review of current research and literature.

Clinical Pearls

Shrikant J. Chinchalkar

Meet The Therapist

Shrikant J. Chinchalkar worked as a senior hand therapist at the Roth-McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Centre in London, Ontario, Canada for 26 years. He has over 47 years of clinical experience in treating upper extremity conditions, nearly 40 years of teaching and 30 years of research experience. He designed and developed Hand Therapy programs at four major teaching centers in Canada, including Roth-McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre in London, Ontario. In addition, he designed the most structured “Hand Therapy Fellowship program” for training of therapists at this center. He worked as a guest lecturer at University of Manitoba, University of Toronto, and Western University in Canada.
He conducted many instructional courses on upper extremity rehabilitation in over 28 countries in the world and has won many awards for his presentations. He has over 300 presentations to his credit. He was awarded the “Dr. Paul Brand Award of Excellence” by the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), “Award of Leadership” by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), “Award of Excellence” by the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Hospital, “Best Educator” by the Western University, the “Lifetime Membership Award” by the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists (CSHT) and an award of “Excellence in Teaching and Coaching”. Recently, the Hand Therapy fellowship program was named as “Chinchalkar Hand Therapy Fellowship Program” at the Roth-McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Center. In 2019 he received a “Life Time Achievement Award” by the International Federation of Society of Hand Therapists (IFSHT) in Berlin. In 2019 he was chosen as an Honorary Advisor to the Asia Pacific Wrist Association in Seoul, Korea during their annual conference. Shrikant has authored six book chapters and has published 37 papers and 15 abstracts in numerous peer-reviewed journals related to Upper Extremity Surgery and Therapy.

Honors

2019

Member of Education Committee, International Federation of Societies of Hand Therapists

2019

Honorary advisor to Society of Hand Therapy, India

2019

“ Honorary Advisor” to Asia Pacific Wrist Association

2019

“Lifetime Achievement Award” by the International Federation of Societies of Hand Therapists (IFSHT) in Berlin, Germany.

2018

“Honorary Advisor” to the Hong Kong Society of Hand Therapists.

2017

Renaming Hand Therapy Fellowship program as “The Chinchalkar Hand Therapy Fellowship” of the Roth-McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London.

2017

“Excellence in Professional Practice – Teaching and Coaching” by St. Joseph’s Health Care London.

2016

“Lifetime membership award” by the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists (CSHT)

2016

“ Best Educator” – Western University.

2013

“Award for Leadership in Occupational Therapy” by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).

2013

“Best Paper Presentation” at the 6th Annual Conference of CSHT, Calgary, AB, Canada

2012

“Outstanding Contribution” at the National Saudi Physical Therapy Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

2008

“Outstanding Alumnae” at the 50th Annual conference of All India Occupational Therapist’s Association, Nagpur, India.

2004

Fellowship award in Occupational Therapy presented by Ergo-Medicine Research Academy, Nagpur, India.

2003

Paul Brand award of Excellence in Hand Therapy at the 26th annual meeting of the American Society of Hand Therapists, Hollywood, CA

1998

Sister of St. Joseph’s award of Excellence, London, ON.

1995

Best Poster Presentation Award at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hand Therapists in San Francisco, CA.

1994

Best Clinical Paper Award at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hand Therapists in Washington, DC.

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