Sporting Hand and Wrist – Why Power and Pinch Grips Matter

Online Course: Sporting Hand and Wrist – Why Power and Pinch Grips Matter

Successfully test and restore grip strength

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Presented by:

Ian Gatt

Ian is a PhD candidate and a sport PT with extensive experience treating upper extremity pathologies amongst Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

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Introduction

Hand function and strength are essential elements in day to day life and participation in sports. There are three main types of Grip with different variations depending on the function and use in sports. Loss of grip strength after a hand or wrist injury could have a significant impact on sports performance. This course discusses the types of grip, grip measurements and rehabilitation of grip strength

Aims

The course aims to introduce different types of grip in sports, important considerations when testing grip strength and tips on rehabilitating grip strength.

Outline

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.

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