Contact Hours2 Hours
ABC’s of Treatment Strategies for Upper Extremity Instabilities
Upper extremity joint instabilities can affect a variety of patients including the young athletic person to the mature active person. Wrist and hand instabilities result in grip weakness affecting daily tasks due to pain. Elbow instability jeopardizes function due to the elbow’s link as a lever arm to the upper body kinetic chain. Shoulder instability can result in disruptions with work and recreational activities. Joint instabilities of the upper quadrant often result in poor biomechanics to the involved joint and neighboring joints that can result in faulty movement patterns that lead to injury. Therapists attending this webinar will enhance their clinical knowledge of joint biomechanics and pathophysiology of instabilities of the upper extremity. Therapists attending this webinar will acquire skills to implement an upper quadrant holistic approach to common hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder instabilities. Evidenced based assessment skills and intervention strategies will be featured for immediate transfer into daily clinical practice.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the basic functional anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder, elbow and wrist.
- Assess the pathomechanics of instabilities of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist.
- Utilize evaluation tests and interpret diagnostic values of tests for application to daily clinical practice.
- Develop an evidenced based treatment plan by applying interventions presented in this webinar complimented with their current clinical expertise.
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as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to respond to polling questions asked throughout the webinar.