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, and examining the effectiveness of manual edema mobilization.
Outside of work, Dr. Priganc enjoys nordic skiing, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, and running.
Nova Southeastern University
University of Vermont
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
-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 Peer-Reviewed 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.
Roll, S. (2015). Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Improving Intervention Effectiveness. V. Priganc (Ed.). Brockton, MA: Western Schools.
Sublett, S. & Priganc, V. (2018). A Helping hand in swelling management: manual edema mobilization. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA
Priganc, V., Samsundar, N., Longwell, J. & Diaz, C. (Oct, 2017). 3D printing and rehabilitation: Imagining the possibilities, Assistive Technology Expo, Tupper Lake, NY.
Priganc, V., Samsundar, N., & Diaz, C. (April, 2017). 3D printing: 21st century solutions for everyday problems, Clarkson University Occupational Therapy Program, Potsdam, NY
Reese, L. & Priganc, V. (2016, September). Using single subject designs to evaluate client progress. Presented at the American Society of Hand Therapists Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
Peer-Reviewed Poster Presentations:
Poster - AOTA Educational Summit (Oct, 2017), Fort Worth, TX: Introducing the Flipped Classroom to OT Educators, Jennifer Dulek, OTD, OTR; Contributing Author, Victoria Priganc, Ph.D.
DART Brace: Daily Advanced Range of Motion Therapy for Maximizing Function. (June, 2017). 017 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference (SB3C2017), Tucson, AZ; Consultant, Victoria Priganc, Ph.D.
Wearable Rehabilitation: A Customizable Continuous Passive Motion Device for Early Phalangeal Mobilization. (June, 2017). 017 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference (SB3C2017), Tucson, AZ; Consultant, Victoria Priganc, Ph.D.