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Clinical Assessment - Elbow/Wrist (Part b) - Liverpool

Clinical Assessment - Elbow/Wrist (Part b) - Liverpool


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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