Systematic Evaluation and Treatment of the Wrist II Nashville TN Nov 2023

UE Track Courses

Course Description

15.25 Contact Hours/1.525 CCU

This course advances therapists through a systematic approach and progression to evaluating and treating joint and soft tissue disorders of the wrist and forearm. This course will help you develop to further explore of the carpal kinetics and kinematics to enhance understanding of carpal instability. Also, the participants will develop an understanding of the classification criteria of instability and how they complement each other to form a more complete picture.

Target Audience: PTs, PTA, OTs, ATs
Educational Level: Advanced

Course Outline – Wrist II

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.

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.
  • 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

Through a combination of lecture and lab, participants will....
  • Formulate how carpal kinetics and kinematics can contribute to carpal instability.
  • Through the use of surface anatomy, identify key bony and soft tissue structures at the wrist needed for testing and treatment of wrist instability.
  • Explain the classification criteria of instability and Formulate how they complement each other to form a more complete picture.
  • Perform specific manual therapy testing techniques to identify and treat limitations at the radiocarpal, midcarpal, and specific carpal joints.
  • Categorize the different surgical techniques to address dissociative and non-dissociative carpal instabilities.
  • Select and Combine the appropriate therapeutic management and precautions of non-surgical and post-surgical instability diagnoses.
  • Perform specific testing and treatment techniques to identify and address nerve compressions at the wrist.


Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute - South Tower #3200
1215, 21st Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, 37232, United States


Ann Porretto-Loehrke

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Check In

November 11, 2023 7:30 am

Instruction Hours

November 11, 2023
8:00 am – 6:30 pm

November 12, 2023
8:00 am – 3:00 pm


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