Laura von Wullerstorff
About the course
DESCRIPTION: Upper Extremity: This lab intensive course applies clinical reasoning and a hands-on musculoskeletal assessment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, while focusing heavily on biomechanics, introduced by Michael MacConnail and functional anatomy. Based on the recognition of signs and symptoms of upper extremity pathology, the participant will formulate a provisional differential diagnosis while demonstrating how to rule out serious pathology, which may mimic upper extremity musculoskeletal dysfunction. Additionally, the participants will demonstrate appropriate treatment and management skills of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand utilized by the physical therapist in the clinical setting management including joint articulation stability and mobility techniques, including manipulation, as well as neuromuscular reeducation and therapeutic exercises to reinforce all manual therapy techniques.
Course Number: PTH 842
Credits / CEU's: 1.5 credits / 2.1 CEU’s
Format: 1 day online (7 hours) with 2 assessments + 2 days onsite (14 hours) = 21 hours
Accelerated Format Option: Andrews University: 4 days back-to-back. Sun-Wed. Register for both Upper Extremity Assessment, Management & Manipulation and Cervico-Thoracic Spine Assessment and Management together