Shrikant Chinchalkar 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 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.