Shoulder, Arm, Hand

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Introductory Webinar & E-book
Feb 28, 2022, 12:00-1:00 PST
PDA approved; CEU Category 1 pending

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Webinar Sat-Sun March 5-6, 2022, 9:00-6:00 PST
PDAs approved; CEUs Category 1 pending-

Billed once per year until cancelled

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Day 1: Shoulder Girdle

Clinical anatomy, kinesiology, & the jing-jin ("sinew meridians" or myofascial tracts)

  • Glenohumeral, acromio- and sterno- clavicular joints
  • Muscles, tendons and ligaments of the shoulder girdle
  • Shoulder bursae

History-taking for the shoulder: key diagnostic questions

  • "Red flag" symptoms of urgent/serious medical conditions warranting referral to physician care: fractures, dislocations and complete tears; neuropathies; tumors
  • Differentiating symptoms of muscle, tendon, ligament, labral, capsular, and nerve injuries
  • Neural hypersensitization and psycho-social factors
  • Functional capacity questionnaires for reporting to managed care insurance

Physical exam of the shoulder: how findings can guide treatment with acupuncture modalities

  • Observation, inspection and palpation
  • Joint active range-of-motion and tracking exam: taking measurements and diagnostic significance
  • Assessment of joint stability through end-feel testing
  • Muscle length and manual strength testing and referred pain patterns charts for 18 key muscles of the shoulder girdle
  • Special orthopedic tests
  • Documentation of physical exam findings
  • Measuring and reporting functional capacity baselines and treatment outcomes
  • Clinical flow charts to facilitate efficiency and accuracy in examination

Diagnosis, pattern identification and treatment for shoulder girdle pain, injuries and disability

  • Gleno-humeral joint
    • Non-capsular patterns: AMBRI and SLAP (labral) tears
    • Capsular patterns: osteoarthorosis, capsulitis, and "frozen shoulder"
  • Acromio- and sterno-clavicular joint sprains/separations and hypermobility
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis/tendonosus, impingement, and bursitis
  • Bicipital tendinopathies

Day 2: Arm, Wrist, and Hand

Clinical anatomy, kinesiology, and the jing-jin

  • Elbow joints: ulnar-humeral, radio-humeral and -capitellar
  • Wrist joints: ulnar-carpal, radio-carpal, and distal radio-ulnar
  • Muscles and tendons of the upper- and fore- arm and hand

History-taking for the arm, wrist, and hand: key diagnostic questions

  • "Red flag" symptoms of urgent/serious medical conditions potentially warranting referral to physician care: fractures, neuropathies, complex regional pain syndrome
  • Differentiating symptoms of muscle, tendon, ligament, joint, and nerve injuries
  • Neural hypersensitization and psycho-social factors
  • Functional capacity questionnaires for reporting to managed care insurance

Physical exam of the arm, wrist and hand

  • Observation, inspection and palpation
  • Active and passive range-of-motion examination of the elbow, wrist, and finger joints: measurements and diagnostic significance
  • Assessment of joint stability through end-feel testing of the elbow, wrist and finger
  • Peripheral nerve sensory and motor exams
  • Manual and dynamometer strength testing, muscle length testing, and referred pain pattern charts for 20 key muscles of the arm, wrist and hand
  • Special orthopedic, neurologic and vascular tests
  • Documentation of physical exam findings
  • Measuring and reporting functional capacity baselines and treatment outcomes
  • Algorithmic flow charts to facilitate efficiency and accuracy in examination

Diagnosis, pattern identification and treatment for arm, wrist and hand pain, injuries and disability

Posterior & radial tracts: yangming and shaoyang
  • Tennis elbow, extensor strains, tendinosus, radial tunnel compression neuritis and palsy
  • Radial styloid stenosing tenosynovitis
  • Radial collateral ligament sprains and hypermobility
Ulnar tract: taiyang and shaoyin
  • Ulnar neuritis/neuropathy
    • Ulnar groove compression
    • Canal of Guyon compression
  • Acute sprains and chronic laxity of the ulnar-carpal joint
  • Acute tendonitis and chronic tendonosus
    • Golfer’s elbow & “medial epicondylitis”
    • Extensor carpi ulnaris
    • Flexor carpi ulnaris
    • Abductor digiti minimi
    • Ulnar collateral ligament laxity & “Little league elbow”
Anterior tract: taiyin, shaoyin, jueyin
  • Biceps, supinator and forearm flexor tendonitis and tendonosus
  • Median neuritis/neuropathy
    • Pronator teres syndrome
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
Intrinsic wrist conditions
  • 1st CMC joint pain: sprains, DJD
  • Triangular fibrocartilage complex tears
Intrinsic hand conditions
  • MCP and inter-phalangeal joints
    • Sprains and laxity of finger collateral ligaments
    • Degenerative joint disease
  • Finger extensor tendonitis

Ergonomics, postural correction and exercise therapy for shoulder, arm and hand conditions:

  • Scapular stabilization
  • Rotator cuff strengthening
  • Forearm exercises
  • Wrist stabilization
  • Keyboard ergonomics

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