Systematic Evaluation and Treatment of the Wrist I – Milwaukee WI – Nov 2024

UE Track Courses

Course Description

15.25 Education Hours
1.525 AOTA CEU’s

This 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. These common orthopedic conditions will be assessed and treated based on the biomechanics and pathoanatomy principles determined by  the basic clinical examination and offer management suggestions for soft tissue and joint specific dysfunctions and related disorders.

Target Audience: PTs, PTA, OTs, ATs, OTA
Educational Level: Intermediate

Course Outline – Wrist I

Instructional Method

Our live courses are made up of lectures that are taught through audiovisual systems (Power Point / Keynote), and all course information is sent to participants before the starting day of the actual course for further review and discussion. The hands-on section is carried out through demonstration of techniques performed by the instructors, and then replicated by the participants under instructors’ supervision, guidance, and feedback. The hands-on section is evaluated by the instructors using an observable skills rubric.

Objectives and Goals

Through a combination of lecture and lab, participants will:
  • Explain 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.
  • Describe 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.
  • Verbalize the indications and contraindications for mobilization/static-progressive 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 massage, neural flossing, and/or joint specific techniques.
  • Classify joint mobilizations as a preparatory activity and discuss the value of occupation participation early in recovery from wrist conditions.

Pre-approved in the following states

Contact 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.
  • Partial credit is not available. For online courses, passing module assessments and completing the course evaluation is required to earn continuing education credit. For live courses, attendance is confirmed by signing the attendance sheet at the course; ensure name and professional license number are accurate, and initial both morning and afternoon attendance.

Course Location

Advocate Aurora Health
750, West Virginia Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53204, United States


Ann Porretto-Loehrke

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Check In

November 16, 2024 7:30 am

Instruction Hours

November 16, 2024
8:00 am – 6:30 pm

November 17, 2024
8:00 am – 3:00 pm


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