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Upper Extremity Assessment - Elbow to Hand

Course: #2360 2 Hours

This webinar will review the common clinical assessments used to investigate upper extremity pain and dysfunction. Assessments of instability, stiffness, and provocative testing will be covered from the elbow to hand.

This course is part of the “Hand and Upper Extremity Review Series.”

Course created on June 17, 2015

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Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of the course, the participant will be able to identify appropriate assessments for determining the cause of pain and/or dysfunction for several common upper extremity conditions.
  • By the end of the course, the participant will be able to differentiate between capsular tightness, instrinsic tightness, and extrinsic tightness in the hand.
  • By the end of the course, the participant will be able to recognize the correct techniques for measurement of range of motion for the elbow, wrist, hand, and grip/pinch strength.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-20 Minutes Measurement of upper extremity ROM, strength, and volume
20-30 Minutes Sensory
30-60 Minutes Assessment of hand stiffness
60-100 Minutes Provocative testing of the upper extremity
100-110 Minutes Outcome measures
110-120 Minutes Q & A

Course Presenter

Presenter Disclosure: Mike Szekeres received an honorarium for presenting this course.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


Course Participation Information

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American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved CE provider #7659 by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This course is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Evaluation Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 2.0 hours, Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama or Florida, CE Broker may be of interest to you.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 2.5 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Rehabilitation Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.