April 23-24, 2022
8:00 AM- 5:30 PM Saturday
8:00 AM- 5:30 PM Sunday
This course is designed to enhance the participants knowledge and skill level in the evidence-based management of individuals with upper extremity disorders and dysfunction. This lab-intensive course focuses on the clinical reasoning and hands-on skill development necessary to effectively integrate manual physical therapy examinations and intervention techniques into the clinical management of these individuals. Classification systems, outcomes assessment tools, and the application of diagnostic imaging are discussed as components of the diagnostic process within the framework of evidence-based practice. Participants will receive hands-on demonstration and practice of both examination and selected interventions of upper extremity.
Upon completion of this course a successful learner, will report confidence and be
able to adequately demonstrate manual physical therapy examination and intervention techniques directed to the upper extremity region.
Upon completion of this course, a successful learner will be able to:
1. Identify and perform key elements of the upper extremity subjective and objective clinical examination,
with particular emphasis on active and passive motion testing with overpressure, shoulder, elbow and wrist differential testing, and special tests.
2. Synthesize and analyze data from the upper extremity clinical examination based on signs and symptoms and treatment-based classifications.
3. Determine a diagnosis and use sound clinical reasoning and treatment-based classifications and/or clinical practice guidelines to guide patient/client management.
4. Engage in the diagnostic process to establish differential diagnoses across systems & across the life span.
5. Utilize a consistent clinical process to effectively screen for systemic disease and non-musculoskeletal pathology in patients with upper extremity pain.
6. Justify the selection of manual therapy techniques or integrated exercise using clinical reasoning and application of current best evidence.
7. Perform selected upper extremity manipulation and mobilization techniques in patients with upper extremity pain or dysfunction.
07:30-08:00 Course Registration & Sign-in/Breakfast
08:00-08:30 Orientation, Introductions, and Course Expectations
08:30-10:00 Cervical and Thoracic Screening Exam with the practice of selected procedures
10:15-12:00 Shoulder Girdle Examination: Physical Lab with the practice of selected procedures
01:00-03:00 Shoulder Girdle Region Interventions: Physical Lab with the
practice of selected procedures
03:15-05:00 Question & Answer
05:30 p.m. END OF DAY 1
07:30-08:00 Course Sign-in/Breakfast
08:00-09:00 Round Robin Review Physical
09:00-10:00 Examination and Interventions for the Elbow and Forearm: Physical Lab with practice of selected procedures
10:15-12:00 Examination and Interventions for the Elbow and Forearm: Physical Lab with practice of selected procedures
01:00-03:00 Examination and Interventions for the Wrist and Hand: Physical Lab with practice of selected procedures
03:15-05:00 Examination and Interventions for the Wrist and Hand: Physical Lab with practice of selected procedures
05:00-05:30 Discussion: Advanced Clinical Decision Making Question & Answer
05:30 p.m. END OF DAY 2
Texas Children's Hospital Feigin Center
1st Floor Conference Room A
1102 Bates Street
Houston, TX 77030
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Intermediate level course for licensed physical therapists
24 contact hours or CCU's; 8 online and 16 onsite.