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Clinical Assessment - Elbow/Wrist (Part a)

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Movement Therapy Clinics

24 Earls Court Road

Harborne

Birmingham

B17 9AH

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Clinical Assessment - Elbow, Wrist & Hand

This course is split into two parts (Part a and b) and forms part of Phase 2 of the Musculoskeletal Remedial and Exercise Therapy course.


Phase 2: Module 7: Clinical Assessment Elbow, Wrist & Hand

Overview

  • Structure of the Elbow, Wrist & Hand
  • Anatomy of all ligaments, bursa, muscles, connective tissue, nerves and blood supply to the Elbow, Wrist & Hand
  • Active, Passive, Active Resisted, and Clinical testing for the Elbow, Wrist & Hand
  • Manual therapy techniques for the Elbow, Wrist & Hand
  • Exercise intervention of the Elbow, Wrist & Hand - muscular endurance, strength, proprioception and functional tasks
  • All elements integrate the case history, pain science and tissue healing information and activities covered in phase 1


Pre-Course:

  • You will complete a worksheet that will introduce you to the anatomy and function of the Elbow, Wrist & Hand


Part A


Part a) During the morning session you will:

  • Learn in-depth anatomy for the Elbow, Wrist & Hand region:
    • Bones and bony landmarks: Humerus, Radius, Ulna, Carpals, Metacarpals, Phalanges
    • Joints: HumeroUlnar, RadioHumeral, Proximal/Distal RadioUlnar, RadioCarpal, MidCarpal, Intercarpal, Metacarpophalangeal (MCP), Proximal and distal Interphalangeal (PIP's and DIPs)
    • Ligaments: Ulnar Collateral, Radial Collateral, Annular Ligament, Palmar and dorsal ligaments, TFCC
    • Movements of the Elbow, Wrist & Hand
    • Bursa: Olecranon
    • Muscles: Biceps, Brachialis, Brachioradialis, Supinator, Triceps, Anconeus, Pronator Teres, Pronator Quadratus, Flexor Carpi Radialis, Palmaris Longus, Flexor Carpi Ulnaris, Extensor CarpiRadialis Longus/Brevis, Extensor Carpi Ulnaris, Extensor Digitorum
    • Blood Vessels and Nerves: Median, Ulna and Radial Nerve, Brachial, Radial, Scaphoid Blood supply


Part a) During the afternoon session you will:

  • Learn how to conduct clinical testing for the Elbow, Wrist & Hand region including:
    • Active & Passive Range of movement testing
    • Active Resisted (Strength) testing
    • Clinical tests (Including the sensitivity and specificity): Cozens, Maudsleys, Medial/ Lateral Epicondylalgia, Valgus/Varus Stress tests, Phalens, Finkelstein, TFF Load test
    • Please note: This course does allow you to diagnose Musculoskeletal conditions - the intention is to make sure you can provide a thorough assessment so you may refer onwards to a healthcare practitioner
  • Learn pathology of the Elbow, Wrist & Hand region including; Carpal Tunnel, Scaphoid Fractures, Elbow & wrist ligament injuries, De Quervains Tenosynivitis, TFCC, Medial and Lateral Epicondylalgia


Part B

Part b) During the morning session you will:

  • Conduct a physical assessment for a case history with a Elbow, Wrist & Hand injury
  • Learn soft tissue therapy and joint mobilisation techniques for the Elbow, Wrist & Hand including: Prone, supine and side lying techniques, Neuromuscular technique (NMT), Soft Tissue Release technique (STR), Joint mobilisation techniques, Soft Tissue Massage (STM)


Part b) During the afternoon session you will:

  • Learn how to structure and plan an early stage exercise plan for someone recovering from an injury
  • Learn how to incorporate elements of pain science into your injury management

Assessment

  • 3 Parts - Part a) Pre-course worksheet (As above); Part b) Elbow, Wrist & Hand injury fact sheet; Part c) Video: Delivery of early stage exercises
  • If you are completing the full diploma course you will be expected to reflect on the content of the Explain Pain and Tissue Healing days throughout your 200 hours of clinical practice and how you have used the skills/communication from those modules with real-life clients
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Movement Therapy Clinics

24 Earls Court Road

Harborne

Birmingham

B17 9AH

United Kingdom

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