Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of Distal Upper Extremity WA DC Mar 2023

Musculoskeletal Courses

Course Description

22.5 Education Hours: 8 hours of Online Self Study + 14.5 Hours hands-on experience

8 hrs of this course is a self-pace on-line course 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. Your course certificate will be available for you to print upon completion of the course.

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 LIVE course offers live lecture and extensive hands-on lab demonstrating and modeling techniques: skilled practical labs (demonstration and practice) of soft tissue treatment and joint specific mobilization/manipulation of distal upper extremity segments for treatment of joint and soft tissue related dysfunctions. PowerPoint presentations are used, and participants receive a digital manual with all course materials. Instructors evaluate the participants understanding during the course by Instructor Observation and skills self-assessments.

Target Group: PT, PTA, ATC, OT, OTA

Educational Level: Basic

Course Outline-Live-DUE


Pre-approved in the following states

Contact info@iaom-us.com to verify approval in your state. Please contact us if you hold a Florida license.

For Pre-Approvals see the PDF - Continuing Education Accreditations & Approvals Requested and/or Received by Organization: PDF File

  • Financial: The instructor(s) receive an honorarium for presenting this course.
  • Non-financial: The instructor(s) have no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
  • We will not offer partial credit. Online courses: Passing an online exam and completing a course evaluation will be required to earn continuing education credit. Live courses: Participants must attend all the activities. Attendees must sign an attendance sheet for the course, placing their name, license number and state, and signature for both morning and afternoon attendance..

Objectives and Goals

By the end of the course the participant:
  • be able to integrate the pathoanatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of Elbow Complex and Wrist/Thumb Joint pathologies into one or more of the following, and consequent, common clinical dysfunctions: Medial/Lateral/Anterior Elbow joint dysfunction, tennis elbow, humeroradial/humeroulnar internal joint pathologies, wrist functional instability, thumb osteoarthritis or more severe conditions such as fracture, tumor or systemic-inflammatory diseases.
  • be able to identify, through a systematic process, 5 different key landmarks around the elbow complex and wrist/thumb joints aimed to assist in the clinical examination and joint specific treatment clinical approaches.
  • be able to interpret, through a systematic process, the key findings from the proposed basic clinical examination of patients with Elbow Complex and Wrist/Thumb related conditions.
  • decide which specific clinical tests are the most informative for diagnosis from the general clinical examination of the Elbow Complex and Wrist/thumb for a patient with acute, recurrent or chronic distal upper extremity pain.
  • design 3 effective treatment interventions for acute elbow pain such as elbow and wrist/thumb joint active arthritis.
  • design 3 effective treatment interventions for muscle-tendinous and capsular disorders such as tennis elbow dysfunction and functional instability.
  • design 3 effective treatment interventions for recurrent wrist instability such as secondary triangular fibrocartilage pathology.
  • design 3 effective treatment interventions for carpal bone/joint pathologies.


George Washington University Hospital
2131, K Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, 20037, United States


Jean-Michel Brismée

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March 4, 2023 7:30 am

Instruction Hours

March 4, 2023
8:00 am – 6:30 pm

March 5, 2023
8:00 am – 3:15 pm


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