Physiotherapy Management of the Elbow

Physiotherapy Management of the Elbow

Explore the management of problems involving the elbow joint
This course broadened my knowledge about exercise prescription and how educating the patient in the correct way can make a significant difference in treatment.
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Introduction

The elbow is a complicated 3 joint complex and there are many conditions and contributing factors that can cause pain and dysfunction, either laterally, medially, posteriorly or anteriorly. It is very important to have an in-depth knowledge of the elbow's anatomical structure and biomechanical functionality that you can use in your assessment and management of pain and dysfunction around the elbow. It is also important to assess a person as a whole and look at all the contributing factors distant from the elbow to develop a comprehensive management plan that involves a multi-modal treatment approach that best manages an individual’s unique symptoms. Join specialist Tanya Bell-Jenje in this course where she provides a comprehensive review of the physiotherapists' role in the management of elbow pain and dysfunction.

Aims

This course aims to provide the learner with an overview of the physiotherapist's role in assessing and managing pain and dysfunction at the elbow joint.

Outline

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.

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