Sports Injuries of the Hand


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Course Description: 2 Hours (.2 CEUs)

This course will review mechanism of injury, characteristics and associated populations of common hand and wrist sports injuries. In addition, a comprehensive review of current evidence-based treatment techniques used in physical therapy will be discussed.

Course Outline

Course Outline:
Hand Injuries in Sports
Course Outline
Hour 1
1. Identify common hand injuries in sports including mechanism of injury, characteristics and associated populations
2. Identify evaluation techniques for hand and wrist injuries
a. Mechanism of Injury
b. PMHX
c. Appearance
d. Pain
e. ROM
f. Sensation
g. Edema
h. Function
3. Review of the Anatomy of the Hand and Wrist
a. Bony
b. Ligamentous
c. Flexor Tendon
d. Extensor Tendon
4. Explore the Current Evidence Based Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries in the Hand and Wrist
a. Flexor Tendon
i. Jersey Finger
ii. Zone II Injuries
iii. A2 Pulley
b. Extensor tendon
i. Mallet Finger
ii. Boutonneire Deformity
iii. Swan Neck
iv. PIP Fracture/Dislocation
v. Sagittal Band Tear
c. Fractures
i. Metacarpal
ii. DIP
iii. Hook of Hamate
iv. Wrist
d. Tendinopathies
i. FCR
ii. ECU
iii. Intersection Syndrome
e. Ligament Tears
i. UCL tear

rehabilitation for Carpal Tunnel Release, Cubital Tunnel Release, Trigger Finger Release, Distal Radius Fracture Fixation, CMC Arthroplasty

Hour 2
5. Explore the current evidence-based physical therapy treatment options for Carpal Tunnel Release, Cubital Tunnel Release, Trigger Finger Release, Distal Radius Fracture Fixation, CMC Arthroplasty
6. Discuss therapy protocols for Carpal Tunnel Release, Cubital Tunnel Release, Trigger Finger Release, Distal Radius Fracture Fixation, CMC Arthroplasty
7. Conclusion
8. Summary
9. CEU Test

Course Objectives:

Following completion of this course, the learner will demonstrate:
After completing this course you will have a better understanding of the following:
1. The mechanism of injury, characteristics and associated populations of common hand sports injuries.
2. The mechanism of injury, characteristics and associated populations of common wrist sports injuries.
3. Evaluation of patients with common hand sports injuries.
4. Evaluation of patients with common wrist sports injuries.
5. Overview of current research and evidence based treatment strategies

Presenter: Cynthia Watkins PT, DPT, CHT

Cynthia Watkins PT, DPT, CHT is the manager of Hand Therapy at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her Masters in Physical Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University and received her DPT from Temple University. She has lectured at Temple University in the physical therapy and athletic training departments and also coordinates and lectures at the annual meeting of the Rothman Hand Conference. She has several peer reviewed journal and book publications. Cynthia has been working in hand therapy for over eighteen years.

Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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This course is presented in an online video format with audio lecture for each slide. Approximate length to take the course, including audio lecture, videos and all written material, is 2 hours.


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