Introduction To the Wrist and Hand

Course: Introduction to the Wrist and Hand

This course is appropriate for AHPRA registered physiotherapists only* 


The wrist and hand pose a challenge for many therapists in musculoskeletal practice. They are complex anatomically and functionally, and unless you are treating them regularly it is difficult to feel confident with clinical examination, diagnosis, radiology interpretation and management.

This is an intensive 1-day course to build your expertise and confidence when dealing with a wide range of wrist and hand injuries and pain problems. It is very hands-on, including practical skills for clinical examination, and some basic splinting techniques. Your presenter, Ian Dowley, has worked exclusively with the wrist and hand for over 20 years in both public and private practice.

Learning Outcomes:

1. At the completion of the course, participants should be able to examine the wrist and hand with confidence, and should have a framework for differential diagnosis of many common wrist and hand conditions      
2. Participants will be expected to demonstrate competency in clinical examination and testing of the wrist and hand         
3. At the completion of the course, participants should have an enhanced understanding of radiographic findings relevant to diagnosis of wrist and hand conditions        
4. At the completion of the course, participants will have an enhanced understanding of clinical reasoning in managing wrist and hand conditions    
5. At the completion of the course, participants should have the diagnostic and management skills to make appropriate clinical decisions when faced with an acute finger, thumb, or hand injury in a sporting context        
6. At the completion of the course, participants should have an enhanced understanding of immediate on-field examination and diagnosis of common traumatic/sporting hand injuries      
7. At the completion of the course, participants should have a framework for deciding when to refer sporting hand injuries for radiological examination         
8. At the completion of the course, participants should have an understanding of common pitfalls and errors made in the management of acute sports related hand injuries   
9. During the course, participants will be expected to demonstrate competency in applying basic protective splinting and taping to assist in a safe return to sporting activity after hand injury.


Presenter Ian Dowley 

*If unsure of your suitability, please email pd@physiotherapy.asn.au

Date Sunday 15th July 2018

Time 9:00 am–5:00 pm 

Registrations close Sunday 1 July 2018

You could save $55 on this and other courses by joining an APA national group

By registering for this course, you agree to the APA Events Terms and Conditions

15/07/2018 - 15/07/2018
APA NSW Branch
Suite 204, 32 Delhi Road
North Ryde, NSW 2113

Program


Sunday, 15 July 2018

 
MPA/SPA/EDN/Rural $360.00 APA $415.00 Non-member $623.00
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
15/07/2018 9:00 AM

Sign In