Physiotherapy Management of the Elbow
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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.
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.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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.
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 - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. 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 Physioplus 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:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- select up to 7 biomechanical properties of the elbow
- choose the appropriate elbow assessment based on case specific presentations
- choose the appropriate elbow management strategy for different scenarios