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Victoria Priganc

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Victoria Priganc
Chair/Program Director
Associate Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
Clarkson Hall, Room 3202
59 Main St.
Potsdam, NY 13676

Phone: 315-268-7739
Fax: 315-268-7743

PhD, Occupational Therapy, Nova Southeastern University
MS, Movement Science and Rehabilitation, University of Vermont
BS, Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

OT 505: Case-Based Reasoning IV: Kinesiology, Social Determinants of Health and Participation (co-instructor)
OT 513: Foundations in Intervention: Health Related Quality of Life
OT 632: Engineering Pathway to Clinical Practice: Innovative Practitioner I
OT 642: Engineering Pathway to Clinical Practice: Innovative Practitioner II

Research Interests
-Hand therapy concepts related to manual edema mobilization and chronic pain
-Innovation and hand therapy
-Blended learning for allied health professions
-Incorporation of basic science into OT education

Selected Publications
Priganc, V. (Ed). (2012). Basic Science: The Building Blocks to Clinical Practice [Special Issue]. The Journal of Hand Therapy, 25(2).

McKee, P., Hannah, S., & Priganc, V. (2012). Orthotic Considerations for Dense Connective Tissue and Articular Cartilage – The Need for Optimal Movement and Stress. The Journal of Hand Therapy, 25(2), 233-243.

Priganc, V., & Stralka, S. (2011). Graded Motor Imagery. The Journal of Hand Therapy, 24(2), 164-168.

Artzberger, S., & Priganc, V. (2011). Manual Edema Mobilization: An Edema Reduction Technique for the Orthopedic Patient. In T. Skirven, A.L. Osterman, J. Fedorcyzk, & P. Amadio (Eds.), Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 6th ed. (pp. 868-881). Philadelphia, PA: Mosby.

Priganc, V., Vranceanu, A., & Ring, D. (2010). Less Common but Important Conditions: Factitious Disorders, Malingering and Disproportionate Pain and Disability. In R. Bindra & T. Brininger (Eds.), Advanced Concepts of Hand Pathology and Surgery: Application to Hand Therapy Practice (pp. 359-366). Rosemont, IL: American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Priganc, V., & Ito, M. (2008). Changes in Edema, Pain, or Range of Motion Following Manual Edema Mobilization: A Single-Case Design Study. The Journal of Hand Therapy, 21(4), 326-335.

Priganc, V., & Henry, S. (2003). The Relationship Among Five Common Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Tests and the Severity of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The Journal of Hand Therapy, 16(3), 225-236.

Recent Presentations
Priganc, V. (2016, September). Using single subject designs to evaluate client progress. Presented at the American Society of Hand Therapists Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Current Projects
“The Utilization of 3D Printing and Hand Therapy”

A Little More About Dr. Priganc
Dr. Priganc is an Occupational Therapist and a Certified Hand Therapist. Most of her clinical practice has focused in hand rehabilitation. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hand Therapy and managed the Practice Forum section of the journal for approximately eight years. She is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and the American Occupational Therapy Association. Her recent interests are exploring innovation from a practice and educator perspective.

Outside of work, Dr. Priganc enjoys skate skiing, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, and running.