Hand & UE : Systematic Evaluation and Treatment of the Wrist I Chicago IL Nov 2021
November 6 - November 7
Instructor: Mirka Normand
- Saturday 0730 AM
- Saturday 0800 – 6:30 PM
- Sunday 0800 – 3:15 PM
Wrist I Course Description
14.5 Contact Hours – Instructor-led Training
The Wrist I course introduces therapists to a systematic approach to evaluating and treating joint and soft tissue disorders of the wrist and forearm. This course will help you develop a solid understanding of joint arthrokinematics and joint-specific techniques to maximize motion at the wrist and determine how to address limitations with forearm rotation. In addition, this course covers treatment techniques to address soft tissue disorders of the radial, central, and ulnar side of the wrist.
Objectives and Goals
Through a combination of lecture and lab, participants will….
• Develop an understanding of the anatomy and kinesiology of the wrist and forearm as it relates to joint mobilization.
• Through the use of surface anatomy, identify key bony and soft tissue structures at the wrist needed for testing and treatment.
• Develop an understanding of the clinical presentation and implications of wrist instability in clients post trauma.
• Perform specific manual therapy testing techniques to identify and treat limitations at the radiocarpal and midcarpal joints.
• Recognize indications and contraindications for mobilization/dynamic splinting to address forearm limitations following a wrist trauma.
• Perform specific manual therapy techniques to address radial, central, and ulnar wrist pain through use of transverse friction, neural flossing, and/or joint specific techniques.