This two-day course will introduce a systematic approach the assessment of the Upper Limb, and offer options for the management of Upper Limb conditions including exercise-based rehabilitation, manual therapy and discussion around the reasoned use of other therapeutic adjuncts. This course aims to equip the attendee with immediate ‘clinic-ready’ strategies, and to consider the person beyond the pathology.
Andrew and Thomas will draw upon their combined experience of assessing and managing Upper Limb conditions in a variety of settings including NHS Practice, Private Practice, Musculoskeletal Service, First Contact Primary Care and Elite Sport. Andrew is a member of the British Elbow & Shoulder Society (BESS) and Thomas is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT).
To provide the MSK practitioner with the core skills on:
• Assessment and differential diagnosis of Upper Limb conditions.
• Rationalisation of diagnostic interventions for common disorders as appropriate
– Red flags and Masquerades
– Ruling out the Cervical Spine in Upper Limb conditions
– Advanced Neurological Examination
– ‘Special tests’- which have clinical utility?
– Imaging – when, what and why?
• Symptom modification – including the use of the Mulligan Concept to inform both diagnostic and treatment utility
• Rehabilitation of common disorders affecting the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand
including (amongst others):
– Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain
-The Unstable Shoulder
– Tennis Elbow
– Golfer’s Elbow
– Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
– De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
This course is suitable for all musculoskeletal practitioners that assess or rehabilitate Upper Limb conditions. It will be particularly useful to Newly Qualified, Junior, Senior Physiotherapists or Sports Therapists within musculoskeletal practice or aspiring ESP clinicians within First Contact Roles of MSK/Orthopaedic triage.