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The Upper Extremity

Event date: 10/12/2018 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Export event

In this class, students will identify and discuss common injuries and conditions to the upper extremity, including the shoulder, upper arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers, as well as learn options for prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and physician referral.  Class includes hands-on student modeling and mock injury treatment.
Instructor Linda Gazzillo-Diaz, Ed.D.,ATC, LMT
About the InstructorLinda Gazzillo-Diaz, EdD, ATC, LMT, is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at William Paterson University. She has an extensive background in Athletic Education and Training as well as Massage Therapy.
Subject BreakdownIntroduction and Definitions Upper extremity anatomy review Injury classification Mechanism of injury Signs and symptoms Immediate treatment Rehabilitation Physician referral Prevention Injuries to the Shoulder and Upper Arm Fractures Dislocations/subluxations Acromioclavicular joint separations Sprains Glenohumeral joint instability Superior labral tear from anterior to posterior (SLAP) Strains Impingement syndrome Tendinitis Contusions Myositis ossificans Adhesive capsulitis (“frozen shoulder”) Brachial plexus stretch injury Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) Injuries to the Elbow and Forearm Fractures Dislocations Sprains Little league elbow Strains Lateral and medial epicondylitis Olecranon bursitis Ulnar nerve injury njuries to the Wrist, Hand, and Fingers Fractures Dislocations Sprains Carpal tunnel syndrome De Quervain’s tenosynovitis Ganglion cyst Gamekeeper’s thumb Mallet finger and Boutonnière deformity Jersey finger Dupuytren’s contracture Discussion regarding personal experiences Activity: Postural assessment Activity: Palpation of bones, joints, soft tissue Activity: Joint mobilization Activity: Soft tissue mobilization and massage techniques Activity: Stretching techniques Activity: Splinting Conclusion: Questions and Answers
Total Credits6.00
FormatIn person - Live
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