Online Course
Getting Athletes Back in the Game with Upper Limb Functional Tests Webinar
Enhance your clinical skills with practical outcome measures for return to play

1-1.5 hours





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Ian Gatt
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Ian is a sport physiotherapist with extensive experience treating upper extremity pathologies amongst Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

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In the fast-paced world of sport, it is important to take a pause and think about how we can measure change over time in terms of rehabilitation and performance. There is a noticeable gap in the literature and clinical practice on upper limb outcome measures to help guide the return to play of our athletes. As clinicians, we tend to solely rely on subjective measures, functional abilities and clinical scans. This could mean that we miss important information from local joints and tissues that are not captured during the evaluation of range of motion or strength. For instance, does your management differ for athletes who complain of moderate functional pain, but have good range of motion and / or strength compared to athletes who have moderate pain and poor range of motion and / or strength? Does this indicate a difference in pathology, prognosis and management?

In this recorded webinar, Ian Gatt explores these themes and highlights the importance of using outcome measures with athletes as you guide them through their return to play.


The aim of this webinar is to improve your understanding and application of upper limb outcome measures to help athletes safely return to play.


This webinar recording consists of a 65-minute presentation, a short quiz and additional resources.

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 1.2 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. 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:

  • describe how using objective outcomes can enhance prognosis and return to play
  • describe commonly available objective measures for assessing upper limb injuries and dysfunctions

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 enjoyed how Ian not only shared book knowledge but also provided practical examples on how to implement what he has shared.
Magdalena Christina Jacobs
South Africa
Ian’s webinar was incredibly informative! His expertise shone through as he discussed various tests and strategies for rehabilitating athletes. The webinar was engaging, with clear explanations and practical examples. Highly recommended for anyone in sports rehabilitation.
Jamal Shah
Physical Therapist