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Mark Mydan, OTR/L, CHT

Mark graduated from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1993. He became a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 1998. Mark has dedicated his career to Hand Therapy and has worked in specialized Hand Therapy clinics in Arizona (1994-1997) and British Columbia (1997-2015), working closely with surgeons, primary care physicians, and other hand therapists.

Mark served as Vice President of the West Coast Hand Therapy Association and he is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists, Canadian Society of Hand Therapists, and West Coast Hand Therapy Association. He has enjoyed the opportunity to teach student interns and has provided mentorship for OTs and PTs pursuing CHT credentialing.

Mark and his family have enjoyed being part of the Bellingham community since 2003. Mark enjoys spending his free time outside by mountain biking, beachcombing, and paddling, just to name a few. He also enjoys working on DIY home projects. To schedule an appointment with Mark in Bakerview, call 360-752-5551.

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine – University of Alberta, 1993: Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy

Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) 1998
Functional Capacity Evaluator
Industrial Ergonomics Evaluator
Management of Hand and Digital Fractures
Management of Fingertip Injuries
Special Tests of the Shoulder
Treatment and Evaluation of Shoulder Impingement
Complex Elbow Injuries – Parts 1 & 2: Evaluation & Treatment Considerations
Wound Care, Scar Evaluation and Management of Complex Injuries
Management of Upper Extremity Burns
A Case Report of Recurrent Annular Ligament Displacement in a Pediatric Patient
Applying Upper Extremity Patient Rated Outcome Measures in Clinical Decision-Making: A Case Based Approach
Patient Rated Outcome Measures Following Upper Extremity Trauma – Predicting Success
Trauma Related Case Presentation: Total Wrist Arthroplasty
Trauma Related Case Presentation: D5 Proximal Phalanx Fracture
Developing a Functional Modified Ring Orthosis to Correct DIP Joint Deformity in String Instrumentalists
Clinical Application of 3D Printed Orthoses for Musculoskeletal Conditions of the Elbow, Wrist, and Digits
Zone II Flexor Tendon Repair by Modified FDS Repair (X Manner) Technique Followed by Place and Active Holding: A Case Series
Trauma Related Case Presentation: The Case of the Simple Proximal Phalanx Fracture
Pain at Rest, Movement Evoked Pain, and their Ratio Predict Pain and Disability at Six and Twelve Months after Distal Radius Fracture
Intensity of Chronic Persistent Pain and Disability Can Accurately Screen for Presence of Pain Catastrophization and Fear of Performing Wrist Movements in Individuals and Distal Radius Fracture
A Scoping Review of the Evidence Regarding Assessment and Management of Psychological Features of Shoulder Pain
Characteristics of an Elbow Flexion Contracture during Childhood Following Brachial Plexus Birth Injury
Evaluating a Wireless Wearable Exoskeleton for Hand Rehabilitation
Alternative Conservative Management of Unstable Proximal and Middle Phalanx Fractures: Static Linear Skin Traction
Part 1: Rethinking How We Use Flexor Tendon Protocols
Part 2: Extensor Tendons: Early Active Motion-Choosing the Best Approach Based on Evidence
Comfort and Function Remain Key Factors in Upper Limb Prosthetic Abandonment: Findings of Scoping Review
An Innovative Adjustable Hinge Splint Design for Metacarpophalngeal Joint Arthroplasty
Proximal Median Nerve Entrapment: Clinical Presentation, Examination, and Treatment
Enabling Function with Humeral Fracture Bracing
Evaluating the Michigan Hand Questionnaire using Rasch Analysis
Diagnostic Accuracy of Scales, Questionnaires, and Hand Symptom Diagrams for the Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Systematic Review of Diagnostic Test Accuracy
Characterization of Tactile Stimulation Programs for Treating Hand Allodynia: A Systematic Review
Management of Long-Term Upper-Limb Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Presenting Allodynia: A Case Report
Alternative Management of Mallet Finger Injuries Based on Finger Biomechanics
Factors Associated with Disability and Pain Intensity in Patients with CRPS
Advanced Orthotic Fabrication for Stiffness
Upper Extremity Replantation: The Quebec (CEVARMU) Program Experience
Surgical Treatment of Adult Brachial Plexus Injuries
Rehabilitation Following Brachial Plexus Nerve Injury – A Changing Paradigm
Therapeutic Management Post Nerve Transfers
Somatosensory Evaluation and Treatment
Anatomy Update of the Extensor Mechanism – Implications for Testing and Treatment of Zone 3 Injuries and Related PIP Problems
Rehabilitation of the Stiff Hand
Therapeutic Management of Complex Mutilating Injuries of the Upper Extremity
Management of Digital Dislocations

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