Online Course
Trigger Finger
Help your patients effectively manage their trigger finger

1-1.5 hours





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Loren Szmiga
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Physical therapist and hand therapist with extensive knowledge in manual therapy, anatomy, and dry needling for the upper extremities

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Trigger finger (also referred to as stenosing tenosynovitis) is a common musculoskeletal condition that is characterised by painful locking fingers that can interfere with day to day life. Physiotherapists play an important role in the conservative and post-operative treatment of trigger finger. In this course, Loren Szmiga explains the anatomy and pathology of trigger finger and gives important clinical tips about the management of this condition.


To discuss the patho-anatomy and different physiotherapy modalities of trigger finger so that participants can effectively manage their patients conservatively and post-operatively.


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 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 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:

  • discuss the pathoanatomy and aetiology of trigger finger
  • accurately identify the signs and symptoms of trigger finger
  • list important considerations in the differential diagnosis of a patient with trigger finger
  • discuss the operative and non-operative management of trigger finger

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
Great course to have a better understanding of what trigger finger/thumb actually is, not only for us but so we can explain it better to our patients.
Almut Hoffmann
Very informative video and an excellent quiz!
Alan Cuddy
United Kingdom
The perfect course outline I have ever seen on trigger finger. I really appreciate the effort of this course invigilator.
Sabeel Kabeer
I always thought Trigger Finger is very challenging. Now after doing the Physioplus course I became confident in explaining the condition to my patients and guiding them throughout the management plan.
United Kingdom