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Advanced Musculoskeletal Management of the Distal UE

presented by Eric Robertson

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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The elbow, wrist, and hand are key to our daily function in life. A thorough understanding of the distal upper extremity and diagnosis and management of patients with disorders of this area is a critical skill for all physical therapists. This course will review key conditions and management principles of advanced practice for patients with disorders of the distal upper extremity.

Meet Your Instructor

Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is the director of Kaiser Permanente Northern California Graduate Physical Therapy Education, and associate professor of clinical physical therapy at the University of Southern California in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. Previously he served as assistant professor of physical therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and…

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1. Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Distal UE

A strong understanding of kinesiologic factors of the distal UE is our starting point!

2. Elbow: Diagnosis and Interventions

The elbow is a stable structure but problems can arise.

3. Wrist: Diagnosis and Interventions

Several common conditions will present in physical therapy settings.

4. Hand: Diagnosis and Interventions

There are many moving parts in the hand, and it is complicated enough to deserve its own specialization, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for everyone to understand how to treat common, non-complex disorders of the wrist and hand.

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