Online Course
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
Improve patient outcomes with evidence-based management and strengthening

1-1.5 hours





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Kate Thorn
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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is classified as radial-sided pain at the wrist and the base of the thumb. This condition is relatively common, affecting 1.3 percent of women and 0.3 percent of men. Physiotherapists play a valuable role in managing De Quervain’s, using their expertise in rehabilitation to improve outcomes in patients with this condition. In this course, Kate Thorn reviews the clinically relevant anatomy, discusses management and highlights important aspects of splinting and strengthening.


This course aims to enhance your knowledge of the management of De Quervain's Tenosynovitis.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify the relevant anatomical structures involved in De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • categorise the aetiology and epidemiology of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • describe the clinical assessment of an individual with De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • design an appropriate evidence-based management strategy for an individual with De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis based on case scenarios
  • differentiate three red flags to consider in patients with De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It confirmed what I already was doing in practice but also gave me insight regarding the different types of splints.
Shamila Lalla
South Africa
This was a very well explained course. I learned a lot in just a 15-minute video.
Umaima Attar
Excellent value to my practice. Really worth doing!
Carolien Benade
South Africa
Thank you for a very informative course on De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis!
Fatima Essa
South Africa