Online Course
Management of Distal Radius Fractures Programme
Complete overview of the rehabilitation of this common wrist fracture

10-12 hours





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The distal fracture of the radius is the most common fracture of the wrist and so is regularly seen by clinicians. Where this injury is sufficiently severe it is treated with surgery involving open reduction internal fixation (ORIF). Due to the many types and severity of fractures observed and the variety of treatment techniques utilised the clinician needs to have a deep understanding of the related conditions and versatility in their treatment options. This programme of courses addresses these needs in a comprehensive examination of the physiotherapy management of distal radius fractures following open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgery.


An in depth review of evidence based approaches for the management of Distal Radius Fractures of the wrist.


This programme is made up of three courses, reading activities and a written assignment. The programme content is split into the following courses:

  1. Early Management of Distal Radius Fractures with ORIF
  2. Strengthening Distal Radius Fracture with ORIF
  3. Distal Radius Splinting

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 10-12 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 10.2 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. Submit a written assignment of a high standard.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

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
The best elements of the course was instructions accompanied by pictures and video, especially making a splint. I learned some new interesting exercises for my patients with this fracture from this course.