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Upper limb trauma is one of the most commonly seen injuries in emergency departments, up to 20-40% of all injuries. Most upper limb injuries are seen in the wrist and forearm. Injuries can result from different causes including bicycle, vehicle and motorcycle accidents, falls from heights, sport-related, work, electrical, altercations, explosions, and conflict-related. It is rare that upper extremity injuries are life-threatening, but poor management can lead to severe dysfunction.
Physiotherapists require a good understanding of the anatomy of the hand and also the evidence base supporting appropriate rehabilitation following surgery in order to provide optimum management for patients following upper limb injuries. Additionally knowledge of relevant anatomy and an understanding of the physiopathology of extensor tendons are essential in the rehabilitation of these types of injuries.
This programme will improve your knowledge of upper limb anatomy and the latest evidence-based rehabilitation approaches that can be applied following upper limb trauma/injury
This programme will cover the following topics:
- Flexor Tendon Injury Management
- Extensor Tendon Injury Management
- Central Slip and Mallet Finger
- Other courses in development...
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 programme and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 8-9 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 programme, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 10 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this programme of courses 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.
- Complete each of the required courses
- Submit a written assignment that meets that passes the assessment criteria.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
Australian Physiotherapy Council
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Physioplus meets the CPD standards of the Health and Social Professions Council of Ireland (CORU). All activities completed on Physioplus are accepted and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United Kingdom UK (HCPC)
Physioplus meets the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) CPD standards and all activities completed on Physioplus are accepted by the HCPC and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United States – States not requiring accreditation
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Washington
The state board of physical therapy either does not require course pre-approval or does not require CEUs for re-licensure. As a result Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development - please check with your state board.
Physiotherapist, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
All you need to know in a very easy way to understand
Great course, rich materials, up to date information. Presents a broad spectrum of methods, builds up a solid structure of interventions in texts, and videos, Reliable material, equally good for the beginners, and for those who want to refresh their knowledge in the topic.