The complete upper limb
Aimed at the frontline practitioner, this three-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 sits on the Education Committee for the European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER) whilst Thomas is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT).
Delegates are updated with regard to:
- Assessment and differential diagnosis of Upper Limb conditions.
- Rationalisation of diagnostic interventions for common disorders as appropriate including:
* 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