Even for seasoned healthcare professional there is an abundance to learn about the upper extremities. Having a foundation for anatomy, physiology, evaluation, treatment, problem solving, home exercise program, and precautions is essential for thorough and great care for our patients. Different universities may focus on one sector of a health care profession’s domains more than others leaving the healthcare professional feeling underprepared in the orthopedic sector. Experienced professionals that have been practicing longer in a different field seeking to transition into the orthopedic sphere may have a sense of "Where do I begin?".
This course is designed to give a thorough review of anatomy and physiology of the shoulder and elbow. Along with learning the anatomy, goniometry and manual muscle testing will be covered. The most common diagnoses affecting the upper extremities will then be studied in detail, taking you from causes, evaluation, treatment, home exercise program recommendations, and precautions. The goal for this course is for the healthcare professional to be able to evaluate their patient and treat them so they get the most optimal functional outcome and are able to return to their valued activities while being properly educated and protected by their advocate and therapist. Current research in terms of recent conservative and surgical techniques are also discussed to provide the therapist with understanding of most up to date findings.
|Contact Hours: 4|
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Beginner||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Anatomy and physiology of the shoulder complex, demo of ROM, MMT
- Cover conditions of the shoulder complex that a therapist would most likely see; includes topics of causes, treatment, evaluation, current research and demos
- Anatomy and physiology of the elbow complex, demo of ROM, MMT
- Cover conditions of the elbow complex that a therapist would most likely see; includes topics of causes, treatment, evaluation, current research and demos for triceps tendonitis, olecranon fracture, medial and lateral epicondylitis.
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on evaluating their patient and treat them so they get the most optimal functional outcome and are able to return to their valued activities while being properly educated and protected by their advocate and therapist.
- Identify Anatomy and physiology of the shoulder complex as well as proper technique of Manual Muscle Testing (MMT) and positioning of the goniometer for Range of Motion (ROM).
- Identify causes/risk factors, evaluation methods, treatment techniques, precautions and current research for the following conditions of the shoulder complex: adhesive capsulitis, proximal humerus fracture, scapular winging, rotator cuff tendonitis and impingement.
- Identify the Anatomy and Physiology of the elbow complex including proper technique of Manual Muscle Testing (MMT) and positioning of the goniometer for Range of Motion (ROM).
- Recognize causes/risk factors, evaluation methods, treatment techniques, precautions and current research for the following conditions of the elbow complex: triceps tendonitis, olecranon fracture, medial and lateral epicondylitis.
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Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer, Licensed Massage Therapist, Nurses
Instructional Level: Beginner
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial –Cynthia Diaz is employed by South Lake Hospital and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.