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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

Cadaver Dissection – The Brachial Plexus
Cadaver Dissection – Tendon and Nerve Transfers
Guideline Focused Care for Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy: Implementing Best Evidence
Problem Solving the Care for the Painful Thumb
Comprehensive Trigger Finger/Thumb Management: More Options, Better Outcomes
Hand Wrist Sports Injuries; CMC Anatomy, Biomechanics and Neuromuscular Control: Patient Age Influence
Enhancing Global Health & Upper Extremity Therapy, Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities
Post Traumatic Stiffness of the Wrist: Etiology and Management
Biomechanics and Neuromuscular Control of the Scapholunate Joint: Forearm Rotation Influence
Relative Motion Orthosis (RMO) – Less Pain and Real Gain
Surgical, Conservative and Therapeutic Management of PIP Joint Dislocations and Fracture Dislocations
Biopsychosocial Perspective of Treating Clients with Chronic Pain
Neurosurgery Procedures & Physical Therapy Red Flags
Application of Pain Neuroscience
Lifestyle Medicine in Therapy to Reduce Chronic Disease
L&I Worker’s Compensation Basics: Work Rehabilitation Program
Responding to Unwanted Behaviors & Motivating Clients in Therapy
Concussion Management
Mind Over Matter: Managing Pain Without Medications
Team Approach to Pain Assessment and Management
Upper Extremity Presentation in HSD – EDS
The Pain Epidemic and Biosychosocial Model
Functional Lifting Mechanics
The Notorious PIP Joint
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
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
Custom Neoprene Orthoses; For Function, Comfort and Compliance
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
The Origins of Low Temperature Thermoplastics – The Unsung Hero
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
Reliability, validity and responsiveness of functional range of motion measures of the fingers: a clinical measurement study
Questioning how we describe our practice: the development of standardized demographic questions for surveys of hand therapists using cognitive debriefing
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
Navigating Traumatic Hand and Wrist Injuries
Graded Motor Imagery – Retrain the Brain to decrease pain and improve motor function
Elbow Anatomy and Clinical Correlations
Treating VISI’s and DISI’s: Cracking the Code 2
Blood Flow Restriction Therapy: Clinical Application for the Hand and Upper Extremity
Thumb CMC OA: An Update on the Science and Best Practices
Dexterity and Prehension: Testing and Intervention
Cadaver Dissection Review of Flexor and Extensor Tendon Injuries in the Hand
Surgical and Therapeutic Considerations for Complex Distal Radius Fractures
Current Evidence in the Management of Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis
Viewing Imaging to Enhance Upper Extremity Treatment and Outcomes
Management of Chronic Extensor Tendon Deformity, Reconstructions and Releases
Thumb CMC Arthritis
Current State of the Art
Mysteries of the Mano Muscles
All Things TFCC
Emerging Applications for Nerve Transfers: Peripheral Nerve and Spinal Cord Injury
Pilates Introduction for the Upper Extremity Therapist
Current Concepts: Lateral Epicondylalgia
Rehabilitation of the Overhead Athlete
Treating the Patient with a Mutilating Hand Injury – The Reconstructive Village
Complex Flexor Tendon Injuries: Fewer Incisions, More Motions
Evaluating and Treating Ulnar Wrist Pain

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