Sporting Hand and Wrist - ONLINE COURSE

Event details

8:45am - 5:00pm

Course – online

Event Organiser

NCORE (National Centre of Rehabilitation Education)

01332 254679

Sporting Hand and Wrist - ONLINE COURSE

1st April 2022


Trainer:  Ian Gatt



The Hand-Wrist may not be the most prevalent areas across most sports, however, provide significant reason for limiting both performance and training availability in many athletes, and in the wider non-sporting population. In sports, there a variety of conditions which include; Sprain and Strains, Fractures and/or Dislocations, and Tendon Pathologies. Injuries can occur both traumatically or insidiously (over time) in the same anatomical location and in the same sport. Although the pathologies may differ, the common factor is our understanding of the underlying anatomy and biomechanics of the Hand-Wrist. Following the previously successful face-to-face course, this new online format allows clinicians to review diverse pre-course topics in the comfort of their home, and at a convenient time. This culminates in the live + online session where the focus will be to discuss case studies, management strategies, and bring your questions. This ONLINE course, aims at providing you with the appropriate knowledge and tools to assess, diagnose, and develop a tailormade management plan for any of your athletes. The content is highly transferrable to the non-athletic population, so it is highly recommended for anyone wishing to enhance their patient approach. We provide a stepwise approach in upskilling in these areas. So, if you are interested in learning more about the Hand-Wrist, look no further!



    • Q&A Section (Test your knowledge prior to starting)

    • Introduction to the course (Overview of the modules)

    • Modules I-III (Enhancing your clinical Assessment)

    • Selected reading list


    Module 1: Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics

    Anatomy and joint kinematics are fundamentals which are learnt by most practitioners at an early stage in their careers. Yet the Hand-Wrist region does not appear to be appropriately covered by most institutions, or alternatively a very simplistic approach is undertaken. This introductory module will provide for an overview of relevant functional anatomy and biomechanics of the hand-wrist region, required to understand injury mechanics and rehab prescription. We will demonstrate key landmarks to enable an easy approach to assessment.

    Learning objectives:

    1. What is the wrist and where does movement occur?

    2. Appreciate how muscles are acting at the Hand-Wrist


    Module 2: Typical Injuries in Sports

    The incidence of Hand-Wrist injuries is not generally as high as other anatomical regions across most sports, however, severity can be high dependent on the mechanism of injury and sport. Reduced diagnostic skills can also lead to an increase in severity rates due to prolonged understanding of the pathology. This module describes the most common sport injuries occurring at the hand-wrist. A simple injury classification system will allow quick recognition ensuring ease of recognition for your patients.

    Learning objectives:

    1. Identify the common sporting injuries occurring at the hand-wrist region

    2. Understand the diverse mechanisms which could lead to injuries linked to specific anatomical regions


    Module 3. Objectivity & Special Tests

    The difference between subjective and objective information is important when assessing and treating Hand-Wrist injuries. This can make a difference on both safe and timely return to sport. In this module we will review which objective measures, and associated tools, are most indicative for these areas. We will also consider special tests which, combined with a good knowledge of biomechanics, can assist in both diagnosis and prognosis.

    Learning objectives:

    1. Identify which objective measures are most indicative for Hand-Wrist sporting injuries

    2. Appreciate which special tests can add value to a clinical assessment.


    ONLINE LIVE COURSE CONTENT – 4 CPD hours (9:00am - 1pm)

    • Discussion from Modules I-III, with the use of case studies (Time to involve you!)

    • Modules IV + V (All about Management)

    • Your personal case queries (Opportunity to discuss your very own difficult cases)

    Module 4. Hands-on; What is Worth Considering

    In the literature, as well as social media, there is conflicting evidence and debate around the use of hands-on techniques. This module will therefore aim at generating appropriate discussion, with use of case studies of the role of therapeutic modalities towards the management of the Hand-Wrist region.

    Learning objectives:

    1. Discuss a variety of useful hands-on techniques

    2. Provide clinical- and research-based evidence to support any practice undertaken.


    Module 5. Rehabilitation; Ideas for Management

    Rehabilitation at the hand-wrist is generally considered the mainstay of any injury management program. This is generally supported by evidence not only at the wrist, but in other anatomical regions. Are we all confident in how best to maximize rehabilitation in this area? This module with therefore focus on exercise therapy through a variety of rehabilitation tools and concepts. Apart from demonstrating local exercises, we will ensure that appropriate engagement of the wider kinetic chain is considered.

    Learning objectives:

    1. The equipment worth considering

    2. Components of global exercise prescription

    3. Variety when approaching these anatomical locations



      Who will Benefit

      To date the content delivered by the tutor has been equally very well received by physiotherapists, occupational therapists, sports therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, doctors, and other allied professionals.


        Attendance Information

        • Attendance Certificate: Yes
        • CPD Hours: 8



        • £150