Shrikant Chinchalkar & Robyn Midgley


How the right treatment approach brings success.

Join Shrikant Chinchalkar & Robyn Midgley discussing the power of the CMMS technique in the management of the stiff hand.


Learn the secrets to unlocking digital stiffness and change your practice.



    Robyn Midgley will do a full presentation on the therapists management of the stiff hand and take you through the process of applying the CMMS technique.


    Shrikant Chinchalkar will share his strategies and insights in the management of the stiff hand. Following this, Robyn Midgley & Shrikant Chinchalkar will have an ‘on the couch’ discussion about the application of various treatment techniques.


    Robyn will present you with an exciting offer on her online CMMS course and provide you with  3 FREE GIFTS to assist you with your thought process when assessing and treating the stiff hand.


Hi there


When people often ask me, what is the most profound thing you have learnt and implemented to take your practice to new heights and achieve outstanding results for your patients, I always say the power of understanding the secret to unlocking digital stiffness.  I am privileged and honoured to call Shrikant Chinchalkar a friend and have watched his work for well over 10 years.

We only met in person in Berlin this year and immediately connected with our passion for learning, teaching and striving for excellence in our clinical practice. Shrikant’s teaching is truly life changing for therapists and patients and his knowledge greatly assists them to make the right decisions for their patients and achieve results. He recently received a lifetime achievement award in recognition and gratitude for his many contributions to the field of Hand Therapy.


I thank Shrikant for inviting me into his community to share my knowledge and skills with you and raise awareness on how to treat the stiff hand using the CMMS technique and extend a once-off opportunity to you.


I really encourage you to attend this event and look forward to sharing this experience with you because the CMMS technique is the most powerful strategy for success and regaining function there is.


See you there,


Robyn Midgley

More about Shrikant & Robyn

Shrikant Chinchalkar

Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist, and President of Advanced Clinical Education Inc. Canada,


Shrikant J. Chinchalkar worked as a hand therapist at the Roth-McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Centre in London, Ontario, Canada for 26 years.  He has over 47 years of clinical experience in treating upper extremity conditions, over 36 years of teaching and 30 years of research experience.


He designed and developed Hand Therapy programs at four major teaching centers in Canada including Roth-McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre in London, Ontario.  In addition, he designed WSIB Specialty, Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Rehabilitation programs in the country. He started Hand Therapy Fellowship programs at Roth-McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre.  He worked as a guest lecturer at University of Manitoba, University of Toronto and Western University in Canada.


Over the years he conducted many instructional courses on upper extremity rehabilitation in over 25 countries in the world and has won many awards for his presentations.  He has over 300 presentations to his credit.  He was awarded the “Dr. Paul Brand Award of Excellence” by the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), “Award of Leadership” by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), “Award of Excellence” by the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Hospital, “Best Educator” by the Western University, “Most Outstanding Prestigious Alumni” by the Nagpur University in India, the “Lifetime Membership Award” by the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists (CSHT) and recently “Excellence in Teaching and Coaching” by the administration of the St. Joseph’s Hospital in 2017.


In 2017, the Hand Therapy fellowship program was named after him.  It is now called as “Chinchalkar Hand Therapy Fellowship Program” at the Roth-McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Center.


Recently, the International Federation of Societies of Hand Therapists (IFSHT) in Berlin presented him with a “Life Time Achievement Award” on June 18th, 2019. He authored five book chapters and has published 32 papers and 15 abstracts in numerous peer-reviewed journals related to Upper Extremity Surgery and Therapy. 

Robyn Midgley

Robyn obtained her BSc (Hons) degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of the Witwatersrand and obtained both her British and European certifications in Hand Therapy.


Robyn worked at the prestigious Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust for 8 years where she treated orthopaedic and plastic surgery patients with traumatic and elective hand and upper limb injuries. Following on from this role, Robyn went on to pioneer the extended Scope Practitioners (ESP) role thereby enabling her to perform advanced clinical assessments, order specialist investigations such as MRI and CT scans, initiate treatment and take first line consent for surgery.


Robyn returned to South Africa to establish Hand Therapy Consulting in 2011. Robyn has developed credible relationships with hand surgeons where collaborative treatment plans are developed based on her trusted advice and expert opinion. She has published numerous articles in reputable Hand Therapy journals and has presented at several international conferences. She has also co-authored the Chapter on the Therapists management of the Stiff Hand in the 7th Edition of the Rehabilitation of the Hand & Upper Extremity textbook.


In 2017 Robyn established Hand Consult SA with Dr Chetan Patel, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, a collaborative service based in Johannesburg, Gauteng that provides specialist assessment, treatment & rehabilitation services addressing conditions, injuries and diseases of the hand and upper extremity.


In 2019 Robyn launched the first-of-it’s kind online CMMS course that consists of over 24 hours of theoretical and practical learning to qualify hand therapists to apply the CMMS technique. Robyn’s vision is to heal stiff hands across the globe through teaching and working with hand therapists.


Robyn’s practice, Hand Therapy Consulting is based in Bryanston, Johannesburg. The practice provides a sophisticated and calm environment that is conducive to healing. Sound clinical knowledge, advanced assessment skills coupled with innovative technology are used to meet the needs of patients and develop bespoke treatment plans that ensure maximum healing and avoid re-injury in the future.


The secret to unlocking digital stiffness

with Shrinkat Chinchalkar & Robyn Midgley


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