The Sporting Upper Limb Course

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The Sporting Upper Limb Course

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Describe common hand and elbow injuries in the athletic population and perform key diagnostic tests for specific conditions.
  2. Describe common injuries in the throwing shoulder including, pathomechanics, diagnosis and management principles.
  3. Perform a clinical assessment including kinetic chain examination and develop an individualised rehabilitation programme for a throwing athlete.
  4. Describe common shoulder injuries in the ‘collision’ athlete including pathomechanics, diagnosis and acute management.
  5. Perform a clinical assessment and develop an individualised rehabilitation programme for a ‘collision’ athlete.
  6. Demonstrate assessment of, and progressive rehabilitation programme for neuromuscular function of the unstable shoulder
  7. Discuss return-to-sport considerations and decision-making processes including the use of physical performance tests, load management and psychosocial factors.
  8. Demonstrate physical performance tests used in return-to-sport planning and discuss current evidence.

Course Content

The course includes the following content:
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Pathomechanics of upper limb injury

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Performance-related functional tests

5

Diagnostic tests

5

Imaging

5

Design and implementation of rehabilitation programmes including criteria for rehabilitation progressions

5

Integration with coaching and biomechanics for technique modifications.

5

Pacing and conditioning considerations for return to training and return-to sport

5

Return-to-sport decision making.

The following topics will be covered:
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Subacromial pain/conditions (swimmers shoulder)

5

GIRD and micro-instability (throwing/racquet sports)

5

Dislocations/labral tears/fractures (contact sports)

5

Multi-directional instability (applies to many sports)

5

Common extensor tendinopathy (elbow) in sport

5

Common wrist injuries in sport

The following topics will be covered:
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Finger dislocations and tendon injuries (Level 1 – Sideline Management Course)

5

Thumb (UCL) injuries (Level 1 – Sideline Management Course)

Adolescent injuries: these are intended to be covered in the Level 2 course – Sports Physiotherapy for Special Populations

Date (Time): 31 July 2022 plus 8 hours online to be completed prior to the 31 July.

Location: Burwood Hospital, Christchurch

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