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Course Outline

Day 1

8.30am: Registration & Coffee

9am: Introduction

9.10am: Principles of assessment, clinical reasoning and maximising efficiency in clinical contact

9.20am: Cervical Spine

Red Flags – Myelopathy

Ruling out the Cervical Spine

SMWAMs

Neural Pain Disorders

Reflex Testing of the Upper Limb

ULTT – 4 point technique

 

11am: Coffee

11.30am: Shoulder I

MSK Masquerades

Introduction to BESS Pathways (FS, OA, SAP, Instability)

Imaging Modalities

 

12.30pm: Lunch

1.15pm: Shoulder II

2-min Shoulder Assessment

The Stiff Shoulder (OA, Frozen, Pseudo)

The Unstable Shoulder

 

2.45pm: Coffee

3.15pm: Shoulder III

Principles of Symptom Modification: Mulligan Concept

Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain

5pm: Close

Day 2

8.30am: Registration & Coffee

9am: Day One Recap

10am: Elbow I

Assessment

  • Special Tests (with evidence)
  • Brief review of Imaging and Diagnostics

Common Conditions (Diagnosis & Management)

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Distal Biceps Tendon
  • OA
  • Loose Bodies (OCD)
  • Ulnar Neuropathy/Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • PIN
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • (Imaging discussed in relation to the condition)

 

11am: Coffee

 

11.30am: Elbow II

Treatment of Tennis Elbow; a Multi-Modal approach

Symptom Modification: Mulligan Concept

12.30pm: Lunch

1.15pm: Wrist & Hand Complex I

Assessment of the Wrist and Hand Complex

  • Special Tests (with evidence)
  • Brief review of Imaging & Diagnostics

Common Conditions (Diagnosis & Management)

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • The Osteoarthritic Wrist & Hand
  • 1st CMC OA
  • The Rheumatoid Wrist & Hand
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Intersection Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Trigger finger

Traumatic/Sporting Injuries and their Management

  • Fractures (Scaphoid/Hamate/Pisiform/CMC/Metacarpal)
  • Ligamentous Injuries (Skier’s Thumb/Scapholunate Ligament & Associated Pathologies)
  • Cartilaginous Injuries (TFCC)

 

2.45pm: Coffee

 

3.15pm: Wrist & Hand II

Symptom Modification: Mulligan Concept

 

5pm: Close

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