Shoulder Girdle, Arm, Hand: Review and Practicum Lab

With Instructor Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DNBAO, FAIPM

Next offering: TBA. Please let us know of your interest in a distance-learning class.


Course Content

  • Practice, apply, re-inforce and expand upon physical examination and treatment techniques taught in the associated didactic module.
  • Labs focus on areas of particular technical difficulty, and provide an opportunity for presentation, demonstration treatment and discussion of challenging cases.
  • Note: Practicum/Review Labs are open only to participants who have completed the prior associated didactic module: Shoulder Girdle, Arm, Hand.

Shoulder Girdle:

  • AROM/PROM, joint-play/end feel testing and prolo-acupuncture for the acromio- and sterno-clavicular and gleno-humeral joints
  • Muscle strength testing for the shoulder girdle
  • Manual and exercise therapies and taping for the shoulder girdle

Elbow joint review:

  • Joint play and end-feel testing
  • Ligamentous prolo-acupuncture for joint stabilization

Elbow and forearm muscle review: manual strength testing, trigger point needling, and gua sha therapy

  • Triceps brachii
  • Biceps brachii and supinator
  • Pronators teres and quadratus
  • Brachialis
  • Brachioradialis

Wrist joint review:

  • AROM measurement
  • Joint-play/end feel testing: ulnar-carpal, radio-carpal, and distal radio-ulnar joints

Forearm and wrist muscle review: manual strength testing, trigger point needling, and gua sha therapy

  • Flexors carpi ulnaris and radialis
  • Extensors carpi ulnaris and radialis

Hand and finger joint review:

  • AROM measurement
  • Joint-play/end feel testing: carpo-metacarpal, metacarpo-phalangeal, and interphalangeal joints

Hand and finger strength testing review: dynanometer measurement

  • Grip strength
  • Pinch strength
  • Manual testing

Case presentation/treatment demonstration and discussion

Next offering: TBA. Please let us know of your interest in a distance-learning class.

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