Hands-on Therapy for Hands-on Hand Therapists: Manual Therapy for the Upper Extremity

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Title: Hands-on Therapy for Hands-on Hand Therapists: Manual Therapy for the Upper Extremity

Presenter: Pam Kikillus, PT, CHT, FAAOMPT (bio)

Description:
This lab-based course is a comprehensive review of manual therapy, including joint, soft issue and nerve mobilization techniques of the entire upper extremity. Techniques developed by Maitland, Hartman, Kaltenborn, and Cyriax will be explained and demonstrated. Participants will have the opportunity to identify end feel, choose appropriate mobilization grades, and practice each technique during the course. This course focuses on hands-on application of techniques to decrease pain, improve range of motion and improve function with upper extremity dysfunction.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the differences in grades I-IV of joint mobilization
  2. Safely and effectively mobilize the glenohumeral joint
  3. Safely and effectively mobilize the proximal and distal radioulnar joints
  4. Safely and effectively mobilize the joints in the elbow, digits, and wrist
  5. Determine the effectiveness of manual therapy techniques 

Course Agenda


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