Hands In Motion
Hands In Motion
Aug 15, 2022
Proprioception in Distal Radius Fractures with Kristin Valdes OTD, OT, CHT
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Kris Valdes is an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist who has made extensive contributions to the hand and upper extremity profession. She is also a past president of ASHT. Kris has a widespread knowledge of treatment of distal radius fractures, specifically looking at proprioceptive input. In this episode, she defines that for us and gives helpful information on how to assess this in your patients as well as how to address it to ensure optimal rehabilitation.


Referenced material:

Rehabilitation strategies for wrist sensorimotor control impairment: From theory to practice

Journal of Hand TherapyVol. 29Issue 2p154–165Published online: December 11, 2015

·      Christos Karagiannopoulos

·      Susan Michlovitz


A descriptive study on wrist and hand sensori-motor impairment and function following distal radius fracture intervention

Journal of Hand TherapyVol. 26Issue 3p204–215Published online: April 29, 2013

·      Christos Karagiannopoulos

·      Michael Sitler

·      Susan Michlovitz

·      Ryan Tierney


Guest Bio:

Kristin Valdes OTD, OT, CHT, is an associate professor at Touro University in Henderson, Nevada. She is a past president of the American Society of Hand Therapists. She was in private practice for over thirty years and specialized in the treatment and rehabilitation of the upper extremity. Kristin has published over seventy peer-reviewed studies. Dr. Valdes received her OTD degree with a specialization in hand rehabilitation from Rocky Mountain University of Health Care Professions in Provo, Utah

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