Hegeman provides professional mentoring and tutoring for occupational
and physical therapists preparing to take the Certified
Hand Therapist board examination. She also provides private
instruction, tutoring and coaching for allied health professionals
and students who are interested in gaining certification in ergonomics.
Gail has lectured at colleges such as Springfield College and
American International College on Hand Anatomy, Upper Extremity
Pathology, and Dynamic Splinting. She provides tutoring on UE
anatomy, physiology and treatment of specific injuries. As the
chairperson of the Western Mass Hand Study Group,
Gail has taught numerous continuing education classes including
biomechanical analysis of the thumb, radial tunnel syndrome, tendonitis
treatment, PIP flexion contracture management, RSD, shoulder impingement
syndrome, lateral epicondylitis, compression neuropathies of the
UE, tendon repair protocols, physical agent modalities and manual
edema mobilization techniques.