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HSE funded Proximal Interphalangeal Joint - BAHT Level 2

HSE funded Proximal Interphalangeal Joint - BAHT Level 2

  • 21 Feb, 2019 to 23 Feb, 2019
  • 08.50 - 17.30hrs each day
St Vincent's University Hospital
Dublin 4

Presenter Name

Nicola Goldsmith, Elaine Juzl, Sarah Mee

Target Participant Level


Speciality Tag

Musculoskeletal Therapy, Orthopedics, Rheumatology

Number Of Contact Hours


Are Refreshments Included On The Day ?


Cost to Attend

270 (Standard)
( ISCP Member )
(ISCP Student Member )
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate the range of methods of assessing the PIPJ
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and practical aspects of potential treatments for specific problems related to PIPJ injuries / acquired conditions
  • Demonstrate an evidence based understanding of the impact on the PIPJ of common hand conditions / injuries
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the development / mechanics of instabilities and deformities around the PIPJ
  • To successfully complete the exam and written assignment

Event Description

This course teaches the detailled anatomy of the PIPJ and its’ interaction with the joints distal and proximal to it.  The biomechanics are explained and common conditions are covered.  There is a strong emphasis on clinical reasoning for treatment of the problem PIPJ including management of stiffness, alternative splinting strategies and the merits of surgery.  By the end of the three days, therapists should feel confident in their diagnostic skills, knowledge and practical application of therapy.  As with all NES Level II courses, all teaching is evidence based.

Successful completion of this course counts as 2 points towards BAHT level 2 accreditation. 

All applicants must meet 1 of the following criteria in order for their application to be considered: 
1. Have completed a BAHT Level 1 accredited course AND have greater than 6 Months experience working in hand therapy 
2. Have greater than 2 years experience working in hand therapy

Presenter Profile

Sarah and Elaine met at Mount Vernon Hospital in 1988 where they both worked in their first hand therapy rotation, they haven’t looked back since. Elaine was promoted to senior hand therapist and Sarah moved on to a permanent hand therapy job at East Grinstead. This is when Nicola took the job at Mount Vernon and Nicola and Elaine quickly became firm friends. Elaine introduced Nicola to Sarah and the three of them became allies as they faced the challenges of developing hand therapy services in the NHS.
They ran their first course together on hand assessment in 1993 and discovered their love of teaching. Since then they have taught over 150 courses together.
All three have continued to develop their passion for hand therapy and still work clinically.
Many shared interests have meant that as well as teaching together they are good friends. Often new course ideas have been developed while hiking, gardening.

Cost to Attend

This course is subsidised by the National Health & Social Care Professions Office. 

The cost to attend is reduced from €600 to €270. 



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