Hand Therapy education and training

Corrianne enjoys sharing her knowledge about hand therapy and splinting with colleagues and has been teaching occupational therapists since 1982. Besides coordinating and presenting the Post Graduate Diploma in Hand Therapy at the University of Pretoria every two years, she also teaches short courses on a variety of topics in different centres in South Africa.

She acts as mentor to young therapists, who are welcome to visit her at her practice and sit in on therapy. One to one tuition is available and can be arranged depending on the therapist’s needs and expectations.

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Would you like to invite Corrianne to teach a short course in your area?

  • Corrianne is available to teach short courses in hand therapy all over South Africa and can be contacted telephonically on 012 346 2700 or by email at vanvelze@iafrica.com.
  • All courses are of a high standard and CEU credits may be applied for.
  • Course content will be discussed and tailored to suit the needs of each individual organisation. Both theoretical as well as practical courses can be presented, depending on what the local therapists want.
Comments from course participants who have recently attended courses presented by Corrianne:

“She has an excellent grasp of clinical reasoning and good knowledge of upper limb anatomy and treatment principles. This means that she is able to share her knowledge at a level which is understood by all, especially the younger therapists.”

“Her classes were interactive and allowed ample opportunity for questions.”

“Lectures were informative and enhanced by excellent photographs. This made it so much easier to understand concepts that we have not been exposed to.”

“I loved the pictures and the latest research.”

“Great information, very well presented.”

“Valuable to hear the presenter’s personal experience – this makes it so much more practical. I will be able to go and apply what I have learnt in my own clinical setting.”

“I feel more confident in using certain techniques as I now have more insight as to why I am doing what I do.”

“Please can you come back every year to share your knowledge with us?”