February 27, 2021


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General Registration: $30 per session

Advanced Clinical Education Inc. is conducting

A Webinar on the following:

Wound Healing and Decision Making in Hand Therapy

Presented by:

Shrikant J. Chinchalkar, OTR., CHT

February 27th, 2021 – 10.00 AM – 11.30 AM (EST)


The upper extremity is accidentally subjected to trauma because of its frequent or repeated use in a variety of activities ranging from simple to complex and normally harmless to the most dangerous. Following an injury, the tissues progress through various stages such as inflammatory, fibroplastic and remodeling. During each phase of tissue healing, certain physiological, biochemical and biomechanical changes occur. Each tissue responds somewhat differently and heals in a peculiar manner with a specific time frame. Animal studies have proven that the visco-elastic properties of the healing tissues are lost over time and contracture forms. Studies have also shown that the process of contracture formation is profound in the first three weeks following an injury. Therefore, it is imperative to make precise and timely therapeutic decision at each and every phase of healing process to achieve normalcy of tissue equilibrium so that the extremity functions closer to the pre-injury status. This presentation provides an in-depth discussion of all phases of skin, tendons, ligaments, nerve and bone healing. In this webinar we will examine clinical reasoning at the inflammatory, fibroplastic and remodeling phases of management and how tissue engineering helps maximize upper extremity motion, strength and function.


About the Presenter

Shrikant J. Chinchalkar, OTR., CHT has an extensive 5 decades of experience. He has developed many Upper Extremity related programs in four major teaching hospitals in Canada including Roth-McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Center in London, Ontario. Over the years, he has educated many therapists, residents and fellows from orthopaedic, plastic, rheumatology, physiatry, emergency trauma medicine and family medicine programs from university of Manitoba, McMaster University, University of Toronto and Western University. He designed a well-structured Hand Therapy Fellowship program which is now named after him. He has over 35 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 6 book chapters to his credit.

Awards and Recognition: “Lifetime Achievement Award” by IFSHT, “Dr. Paul Brand Award of Excellence in Hand Therapy” by ASHT, “The Best Educator Award” by Western University, “Lifetime Membership Award” by the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists, “Award of Leadership” by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), “ Award of Excellence” by the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Hospital, “ Most Outstanding Prestigious Alumni” by Nagpur University, an award of “Excellence in Teaching and Coaching” by the administration of the St. Joseph’s Hospital, and numerous others. He was elected as an Honorary Advisor to the Asia Pacific Wrist Association in Seoul, Korea during their annual conference. Shrikant is also an Honorary Advisor to Society of Hand Therapy, India; Hong Kong Society of Hand Therapists; and Sri Lanka Society of Hand Therapy. He is a member of the Education Committee of IFSHT. Over the years, he has trained nearly 300 to 400 health care professionals through lectures and courses on different aspects of upper extremity rehabilitation.


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