The Sporting Elbow, Wrist and Hand
Effective diagnosis and treatment of sporting injuries to the elbow wrist and hand can be difficult due to the complex anatomy and biomechanics of these joints. There is a considerable gap in the evidence base for physiotherapy management with significant recent advances in the knowledge base relating to clinical reasoning and treatment. This practical course will enhance your knowledge of elbow, wrist and hand conditions common in sports settings, and improve your ability to assess and manage them effectively.
At the completion of this course, you should be able to: • Identify, assess and provide rehabilitation options for common sports injuries of the elbow • Identify common errors seen in the throwing action and understand the contribution of these errors to injury • Identify, assess and provide rehabilitation options for common sports injuries of the wrist • Identify, assess and provide rehabilitation options for common sports injuries of the hand • Identify conditions of the elbow, wrist and hand that require referral for investigation or specialist opinion • Construct splints: short thumb spica, mallet finger splint and volar plate gutter