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Manual Therapy of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand

presented by Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, FAAOMPT

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Financial: Dr. Cook receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. He is also a research consultant for the Hawkins Foundation of the Carolinas and a consultant for a mobile product for Zimmer. He has produced educational content for Parker Education, Agence EBP (France), and TrustMe - Ed. He is the director of the Duke Center of Excellence in Manual and Manipulative Therapy. He receives book royalties from Pearson Education, is an associate editor for JOSPT, and is the PI for NIH U24 (ForceNET).

Nonfinancial: Dr. Cook is an associate editor with the BJSM, and serves on the editorial board of the JMMT.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 97 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 45 Minutes

Manual Therapy of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand is a comprehensive course that outlines the effectiveness of manual therapy techniques at the upper limb, appropriate examination and decision-making for use of OMT at the upper limb, and recommended treatment techniques for the upper limb. The course is designed to include easily transferable management processes that result in effective, safe outcomes for patients with musculoskeletal disorders.

Meet Your Instructor

Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, FAAOMPT

Dr. Cook is a professor at Duke University with a Category A appointment in the Duke Clinical Research Institute and an adjunct appointment in the Department of Population Health Sciences. He is a clinical researcher, physical therapist, and profession advocate with a long-term history of clinical care excellence and service and academic experience. His passions…

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1. General Considerations With Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Management

The goal of this chapter is to outline relevant anatomy and to identify the unique considerations when treating the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.

2. Review of the Evidence for OMT in the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand

The goal of this chapter is to outline the current evidence for clinical outcomes and cost-related outcomes when using OMT for the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.

3. The Movement Examination

The goal of this chapter is to demonstrate a typical OMT examination, including the three main features associated with active physiological movements, passive physiological movements, and passive accessory movements.

4. Decision-Making and Clinical Reasoning

The goal of this chapter is to discuss the key considerations when decision-making after performing the clinical examination.

5. Manual Therapy Application

The goal of this chapter is to demonstrate different forms of manual therapy techniques at the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand, including pre-positioning techniques.

6. The Use of Augmented Home Exercises

The goal of this chapter is to demonstrate a number of different forms of augmented home exercises that provide a carryover effect for manual therapy.

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