Upper Extremities Rehab: Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation of UE Sports Injuries

Tuition: $69
Hours: 3

Instructor

Course Description

This three hour course discusses sports injuries common to the professional and amateur athlete alike, as well as some similar conditions incurred by non-athletes which mirror these common sports injuries.

From weekend warriors to elite professional athletes, common injuries not requiring surgery are common, and can be treated conservatively within the chiropractic office.  This course investigates the chiropractic professional's distinct advantage to successfully managing common sports injuries with conservative care.  In this course, we review the anatomy, diagnosis and treatment of the most common sports injuries to the upper extremities.

In this course we discuss tips and techniques to quickly and effectively diagnose even the most enigmatic conditions.  We will provide tools which will improve the doctor's ability to differentially diagnose injuries that have enough overlap to fool even the most veteran chiropractors among us.  Rehabilitation techniques to correct biomechanical dysfunctions will be discussed in detail, as will conditions requiring referral to another professional (e.g. orthopedist or neurologist).

Evaluation

The learner’s time spent studying and participating in the course is tracked electronically.  A formal multiple-choice examination is administered at the termination of the course materials.  There will be at least three questions for every hour of the class.  The learner must receive a score of 75% of the total possible points and log at least three hours to receive credit for the course.  Learners not achieving the pass rate will be directed to additional study by the instructor and allowed to re-take the examination.

Outline

Introduction

Instructor’s background, training, qualifications

Why study sports injury protocols?

Why see a chiropractor?

Rationale behind a sport chiropractic assessment

Treatment goals

Upper Body

Shoulder 

Shoulder impingement

Rotator cuff syndrome

Adhesive capsulitis

Elbow/Wrist/Hand

Epicondylitides

Entrapment syndromes

 Subluxations

Objectives

To present licensee with a foundation with which to approach the most common presentations of sports injuries into modern chiropractic offices.  Licensee will review history taking and examination techniques to confirm or rule out various factors of common sports injuries, and will learn tips to help doctors with differential diagnosis.  Licensee will learn various rehabilitation techniques to correct underlying biomechanical dysfunctions and muscular imbalances.

Upon completion of this course, the attendee will;

*   Have an overview of common sports injuries incurred by both amateur and professional athletes

*  Understand the advantages and disadvantages of choosing either a chiropractor or medical doctor to assess and treat common sports injuries

*   Understand the rationale behind a sports chiropractic assessment

*   Review history taking and exam o f the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and feet.  Review red flags and medical emergencies

*   Learn common presentations of various joint dysfunctions (subluxations) of the elbow, knee, and ankle

*   Review and/or learn technique of rehabilitation of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip knee and feet

Disclaimer

This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.