Allied Health Professionals Receive Expert Knowledge and Hands-On Guidance from Professional Physical Therapy’s Top Hand and Occupational Therapists

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Professional Seminars Delivers Inaugural Hand Therapy Course to Clinicians in New York City

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As hand and wrist conditions are on the rise, we need to ensure that clinicians are educated and up to date with the latest information, modalities, and therapeutics.

Professional Seminars, a leading continuing education provider in the field of physical therapy, hand therapy and sports medicine, delivered a successful Introduction to Hand Therapy course at Professional Physical Therapy’s Penn Plaza location on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

Professional Seminars’ team of expert Occupational and Hand Therapists, led by renowned Certified Hand Therapist, Robert Wilutis, collaborated to lead its very first Introduction to Hand Therapy course to Physical and Occupational Therapists, Physical and Occupational Therapist Assistants, and Athletic Trainers.

This one-day course provided attendees with the basic knowledge and skills they need to perform a complete evaluation of the wrist and hand. Course material included in-depth discussion, analysis, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment strategies of common hand and wrist conditions and injuries, along with a question and answer session at the end.

Course attendee Jessica Van Epps states, “I learned so much from all the different speakers. All topics discussed were relevant to cases that I see on a daily basis. It was interesting to hear other therapists’ perspectives on techniques for splinting and approaches to treatment for various hand conditions.”

Robert Wilutis, MS, OTR, CHT, Director of Hand and Occupational Therapy at Professional Physical Therapy adds, “Our goal was to empower our attendees with essential knowledge and tools that they can implement with their patients and athletes. Wilutis adds, “As hand and wrist conditions are on the rise, and physicians often recommend specialized Hand Therapy services to their patients, we need to ensure that clinicians are educated and up to date with the latest information, modalities, and therapeutics.”

Professional Seminars is hosting approximately 10 major courses throughout 2017. For information on faculty, upcoming courses, and pricing, visit Professional Seminars is an accredited CEU provider and is recognized by the Board of Certification (BOC), and the NY State Education Department to offer education and NSCA approval for select courses. Professional Seminars is committed to providing quality continuing education programs for all current, as well as future rehabilitation professionals.

Professional Seminars is a division of Professional Physical Therapy’s Clinical Excellence Department. Professional Seminars was established in 2011 as a means to provide access to high quality continuing education for Sports Medicine and other allied health professionals, as well as students in the related field. Professional Seminars’ courses provide access to the latest techniques and trends in the industry, and include faculty renowned throughout the various allied health professions. For information on faculty, upcoming courses, and pricing, visit

Professional Physical Therapy, headquartered in Uniondale, New York, is a leading provider of physical and hand therapy and rehabilitation services throughout the New York metropolitan area, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Professional is an award-winning organization, honored as the recipient of the 2016 ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine magazine’s annual Practice of the Year award, selected based on clinical expertise and exceptional patient experience. Most recently, Professional has been named among the best workplaces in health care by Fortune Magazine; the only physical therapy company to achieve this honor.

Founded in 1998, Professional Physical Therapy operates 143 outpatient physical and hand therapy centers: 121 are standalone, and 22 are located within other places of business, including Equinox and Blink Fitness Centers. Professional’s New England facilities are operating as ProEx Physical Therapy. The company’s outpatient physical therapy centers provide treatment to patients suffering from musculoskeletal impairments associated with orthopedic and sports injuries and other medical conditions. Professional’s Sports Medicine Department has one of the largest teams of certified athletic trainers in the Northeast, serving schools in Westchester, Long Island, New York City, New Jersey and Massachusetts, and provides per diem coverage for more than 2000 events each year. Professional Physical Therapy also operates a 20,000 square foot sports performance training facility in Garden City, NY, as well as three fitness centers in Stamford, Wilton, CT, and Copiague, NY.

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