PT Course Details
Course # 1203
Evaluation & Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Compressions of the Upper Extremity
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 9:00 am PDT
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Course Learning OutcomesPreview Exam
- Describe the tests used to rule out proximal issues: cervical radiculopathy and thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS).
- List the sites of potential nerve compression for the radial, medial, and ulnar nerves.
- Describe the provocative tests to identify nerve compressions at the elbow, forearm, and wrist, including the joint positions with performing neurodynamic testing
- Explain the neural flossing techniques used to address the following syndromes: cubital tunnel, pronator syndrome, radial tunnel, Wartenberg’s, ulnar tunnel, and carpal tunnel.
- Describe the joint mobilization technique used to address issues at the proximal radioulnar joint related to radial tunnel.
- List the Kinesiotaping techniques used to address cubital tunnel syndrome, pronator syndrome, radial tunnel syndrome, and Wartenberg’s syndrome.
|10-15 Minutes||Cervical spine and TOS screen|
|15-40 Minutes||Cubital tunnel and ulnar tunnel syndrome: provocative tests, neural flossing and Kinesiotaping techniques|
|40-55 Minutes||Pronator syndrome: provocative tests, neural flossing and Kinesiotaping techniques|
|55-85 Minutes||Radial tunnel and Wartenberg’s syndrome: provocative tests, joint mobilization to the proximal radioulnar joint (PRUJ), neural flossing and Kinesiotaping techniques|
|85-115 Minutes||Carpal tunnel syndrome: provocative tests and neural flossing|
Ann Porretto-Loehrke, PT, DPT, CHT, COMT
Ann Porretto-Loehrke is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) for treatment of the upper quadrant through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine-United States (IAOM-US). She earned a post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Drexel University with a specialty in hand and upper quarter rehabilitation. Ann co-authored the chapter “Therapist’s Management of Other Nerve Compressions About the Elbow and Wrist” in the most recent edition of Rehabilitation of the Hand & Upper Extremity. She is a dynamic, passionate instructor who loves teaching and providing patient care.
Disclosure: I co-own the material that I am presenting with Mirka Normand, OTR/CHT, and the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine. I have no financial relationship with any of the products that I show in my slides (I.e. Kinesiotape)
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