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Shrikant J.Chinchalkar, B.Sc.OT, M.Th.O, OTR, CHT is a Hand Therapist at the Hand & Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Centre in London, Ontario, Canada. He has over 35 years of clinical experience in treating upper extremity conditions. He had designed and developed Hand Therapy departments in four major centres in Canada.


He has conducted instructional courses at the Canadian, American, Australian, South African, South American, New Zealander and Asian Society of Hand Surgery and Hand Therapy. He has been a regular invitee at the IFSHT and IFFSH conferences. He has presented several scientific and clinical papers and posters in many countries and has won prestigious awards. He has also been awarded the 2003 “Paul Brand Award of Excellence in Hand Therapy” and an “Award of Excellence” by the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada His papers and abstracts have been published in numerous peer reviewed journals related to Upper Extremity, Hand Surgery and Hand Therapy.


Joanne Wagenbrenner, PT, MOMT, CHT received her certificate in Physical Therapy from Mayo School of Allied Health in 1981. For one year she was one of 2 therapists on the Evaluation Team at Mayo Clinic. In this capacity she worked closely with physicians in evaluating patients and developing treatment programs for them. In 1982 she returned to San Diego and spent the next 14 years specializing in Orthopedic Manual Therapy.
In 1992 Joanne successfully completed a two year, part-time clinical residency program with the Ola Grimsby Institute and received her Masters of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and certificate in Manual Therapy Part I. Valuing education she has completed over 100 continuing education courses in order to bring the best care to her patients.
Since 1995, Joanne has specialized in hand therapy using her skills as a manual therapist in the treatment techniques. At present she works part-time in an outpatient orthopedic therapy office. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States teaching continuing education courses to occupational therapists and physical therapists who are specializing in Hand Therapy or wish to specialize in Hand Therapy.
Joanne has been active in the Arthritis Foundation serving on the Medical and Scientific Committee and offering numerous in-services related to arthritis and Fibromyalgia. She has a special interest in the use of soft tissue mobilization in treatment and has done her dissertation on this topic.

Joey G. Pipicelli, MScOT, CHT is a sessional instructor at the University of Western Ontario in the School of Occupational Therapy with over 7 years of clinical experience. He currently works at the Hand and Upper Limb Centre at St. Joseph’s Health Care in London, Ontario.
Joey has published multiple articles in the Journal of Hand Therapy and Journal of Hand and Microsurgery. Currently, he is the Chairperson of the London Hand Interest Group and the Regional Representative to the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists. Joey was the Scientific Chair for the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists.

Jean-François Ouellet, B.Sc.OT, OT(C), CHT is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist for the Clinique Musculo-Squelettique (CMS Longueuil), Centre de Médecine Industrielle (CMI St-Jean) and Notre-Dame Hospital (Centre de la Main).
He has over 7 years of clinical experience treating upper extremity injuries. Since 2009 he has been an Assistant-Instructor within the School of Occupational Therapy at McGill University. In 2010 he presented on the topic of Cumulative Trauma Disorders at the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists. Since 2003 he has been the Coordinator of the Montreal Hand Interest Group.
Refund and Cancellation Policy: Hand Rehab reserves the right to cancel a workshop. In the event of cancellation, Hand Rehab will issue a full refund of tuition, within two weeks of notice of cancellation. Hand Rehab is not responsible for reimbursement for ANY travel related expenses, including non-refundable airline tickets, overnight accommodations or other arrangements. It is strongly recommended that you wait for a written confirmation prior to booking non-refundable travel and/or accommodation. If you have not received confirmation 10 days prior to workshop, please contact Hand Rehab to check on the status of your registration. If you need to cancel your registration... please send a written notice of cancellation no later than 10 days prior to workshop. A refund less the administrative fee of $75.00 will be made. No refunds will be given for cancellations postmarked less than 10 days prior to workshop.
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