Clinical Edge - Elbow part 2 - Practical assessment & treatment directions with David Pope Clinical Edge - Elbow part 2 - Practical assessment & treatment directions with David Pope

Elbow part 2 - Practical assessment & treatment directions with David Pope

Elbow part 2 - Practical assessment & treatment directions with David Pope

Ever felt like you're swimming (or drowning) in information from your history and test results after your objective assessment, but not sure how to piece it all together?

Would you like a practical elbow assessment that will give you an accurate diagnosis, let you know what treatment to do, and have confidence that you're on the right track?

In this online course, I'll take you through exactly how to perform an elbow objective assessment, and show you how to perform each test.

Obtaining a bunch of test results without knowing how it helps your diagnosis and treatment becomes overwhelming, so I'm going to take you through exactly how to cut through the results and make sense of all your info.

Two of the big goals of your assessment are diagnosing your patients pain, and getting asterisk/reassessment signs. How would you like your assessment to not only hit those two big goals, but also let you know how to TREAT your patient?

This online course is short and sharp, is quick and easy to digest, and gives you the specifics you need for a great elbow assessment. You're going to discover an elbow assessment that helps you know what to do in your treatment (a "treatment direction"), and when to do it.

In Part 1 in this elbow series, Nick Kendrick covered a lot of the potential diagnoses and red flags that can cause elbow pain, and gave you clues that help you identify a diagnosis.

In this followup online course I've packed in:

Part 2A

  • How to get an accurate diagnosis of your patient's elbow pain
  • Subjective clues to assist diagnosis
  • Identifying and diagnosing:
    • Lateral elbow tendinopathy
    • Cervical spine referred pain
    • Radial nerve irritation
    • Posterior interosseus nerve entrapment
  • Improving the accuracy of your lateral elbow surface anatomy
  • Wrist active movements - factors you are probably not assessing that can impact range of movement and pain
  • How to perform the most accurate resisted isometric muscle tests
  • How to use elbow range of movement and resisted movements to improve your diagnosis
  • Resisted isometric muscle tests you need to include in your assessment
  • Assessing ligamentous stability at the elbow
  • A type of elbow ligamentous instability that is often missed and can contribute to your patients lateral elbow pain, especially if they are an athlete or thrower
  • Posterior elbow instability tests - how and when you need to perform these
  • A quick and easy posterior elbow instability test you can use
  • Identifying when the shoulder is contributing to your patients elbow pain

Part 2B

  • Is it ok for your patients to exercise through pain?
  • How to make your patients exercises painfree
  • How to use MWM's in your patients exercise program
  • What can you do when your patients elbow pain is highly irritable?
  • How to improve your patients painfree grip strength (PFGS)
  • When and why you need to incorporate shoulder strength and the rotator cuff in your treatment of elbow pain
  • When to treat the cervical spine for lateral elbow pain
  • Treating radial nerve irritation

Part 3 in this series, (available next week), is going to take you through how to treat elbow pain and injuries using your assessment from Part 2.

Part 4 & 5 will take you through a number of case studies to help you apply this info with your patients.

Part 6 will cap off this series with how you can treat anterior and medial elbow pain.

Elbow part 2A - Practical assessment & treatment directions with David Pope

Elbow part 2B - Practical assessment & treatment directions with David Pope



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