Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of Distal Upper Extremity – Anchorage Mar 2021
March 12 - March 13
~15 Contact Hours + 8 Hours of online self-study
The online portion of this course is available 24/7. It is segmented into lecture modules plus module assessments to gauge your understanding (must meet a minimum score prior to moving to the next module). You are able to start and stop your viewing time as needed.
The LIVE portion of this course offers live lecture and extensive hands-on lab demonstrating and modeling techniques. PowerPoint presentations are used and participants receive a manual with all course materials printed.
The IAOM live (hands-on) Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of the Distal Upper Extremity course takes an in-depth look at proximal and distal radioulnar, humero-radial and humeroulnar, and wrist joints biomechanics and pathoanatomy (including primary and secondary dysfunctions of the forearm, wrist and thumb), carpal pathologies, functional instability, basic and specific clinical examination of the forearm, wrist and thumb joint complex, clinical interpretation and differential diagnosis, management suggestions for acute and recurrent/chronic conditions, among others.
The hands-on experience at the two-day live courses emphasizes teaching and practicing clinical examination, differential diagnosis, management development, and orthopedic manual therapy. This experience focuses on techniques and problem solving, as well as clinical analysis, synthesis and application via case studies.
Objectives and Goals
At the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:
• Exhibit an exact knowledge of pathoanatomy, physiology, and biomechanics for the forearm, wrist and thumb and related disorders.
• Perform a concise clinical examination of the elbow, forearm and wrist (thumb) Joint and related disorders.
• Show an understanding of how to interpret the clinical examination to reach a precise clinical diagnosis of the elbow, forearm and wrist (thumb) and related disorders.
• Perform effective treatment for primary related pathology through an accurate understanding of surface anatomy and tissue physiology of the elbow, forearm and wrist (thumb).
• Apply a framework for planning the prescription of affliction-specific exercises for elbow, forearm and wrist (thumb) and related disorders.
This course will consist of live lecture and hands-on lab demonstration modeling techniques over the course of 2 days.
There will be a maximum of 16:1 student to instructor ratio.