Upper Limb Trauma Programme

Online Course: Upper Limb Trauma Programme

Confidently manage your patient's recovery after injuries to their arm or hand

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Presented by:

Kate Thorn

Kate is committed to providing and teaching high-quality evidence-based hand therapy

8-9 hours

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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:

  1. Flexor Tendon Injury Management
  2. Extensor Tendon Injury Management
  3. Central Slip and Mallet Finger
  4. Other courses in development...

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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