Online Course
Sporting Hand and Wrist – What to Consider When Measuring Range of Motion
How to functionally measure wrist ROM in the rehabilitation of your patients

1-1.5 hour





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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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Hand function and strength are essential elements in day to day life and participation in sports. Loss of grip strength after a hand or wrist injury will usually have an impact on sporting participation and performance. This is the last course in the Sporting Hand and Wrist series and in this course, Ian Gatt discusses wrist range of motion. He focuses on what is being measured, how to measure it and the reasoning behind why it is important to measure in the sporting hand and wrist.


In this course you will learn about the different joints in the wrist, how to measure them and why it is important to have an accurate ROM measurement in our sporting patients.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions 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 hour 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:

  • list the five joints in the wrist
  • explain three ways of measuring range of motion
  • describe the measurement of 8 wrist movements
  • list the top five factors influencing wrist range of motion

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
This course was beneficial, showing the use of an inclinometer on the mobile phone that can help with time management and a more precise outcome measure.
United Kingdom
It is a highly informative course that provides practical guidance and purposeful clinical reasoning for ROM measurement in wrist injuries.
Susan Stout
Massage Therapist
United Kingdom
I love the insights and information given by the instructor and it is a plus that he gave new alternatives due to lockdowns.
I enjoyed this presentation. Even though parts were a bit intricate and sporty, I picked up some handy tips such as how to measure joints eg, remembering that closed or open fist can give you a different outcome and can also indicate joint stiffness or even soft tissue issues.
Joanna Byrne
United Kingdom
A brief and informative course with useful insight into the technique and value of measuring ROM at the wrist.
Fazlien Solomons
South Africa
I would love to treat more wrist and hand patients now that I have gained more knowledge with this course series
Gerna De Jager