Management of Upper Extremity Disorders (2 Days)


Saturday, November 4th, 2023: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, November 5th, 2023: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


IRG Physical Therapy - Gateway
4220 132nd ST SE
Suite 101
Mill Creek, WA 98012


"This weekend intensive lab focuses on the clinical reasoning and hands-on skill development necessary to effectively integrate manual physical therapy examination and intervention techniques into the clinical management. Classification systems, outcomes assessment tools, and the application of diagnostic imaging are discussed as components of the diagnostic process within the framework of evidence-based practice.

Upon completion of this course, a successful learner will be able to:

  1. Identify and perform key elements of the upper extremity subjective and objective clinical examination, with particular emphasis on active and passive motion testing with overpressure, shoulder, elbow and wrist differential testing, and special tests.
  2. Synthesize and analyze data from the upper extremity clinical examination based on signs and symptoms and treatment-based classifications.
  3. Determine a diagnosis and use sound clinical reasoning and treatment-based classifications and/or clinical practice guidelines to guide patient/client management.
  4. Engage in the diagnostic process to establish differential diagnoses across systems & across the life span.
  5. Utilize a consistent clinical process to effectively screen for systemic disease and nonmusculoskeletal pathology in patients with upper extremity pain.
  6. Justify the selection of manual therapy techniques or integrated exercise using clinical reasoning and application of current best evidence.
  7. Perform selected upper extremity manipulation and mobilization techniques in patients with upper extremity pain or dysfunction."

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Robert Boyles

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