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Wrist Course - February 2024

assessment and management of the wrist Jan 25, 2024

Assessment & Management of the Wrist

This two day course will provide those working in hand therapy with the detailed knowledge and clinical skills to comprehensively examine and diagnose cases of wrist pain and injury.

The course includes a comprehensive review of the applied anatomy and biomechanics of the wrist and carpals, including X-ray analysis. Wrist anatomy, surface anatomy, objective and special wrist tests are taught in a practical, engaging and interactive way to ensure ready-to-go competency on Monday morning.

The management of postoperative conditions, fractures, tendinopathies and other common conditions, wrist exercise mastery, taping and splinting.


Date: 23-24 February 2024

Time: 9am-5pm both days

Venue: OPC Health 26-32 Clayton Rd, Clayton VIC 3168

Cost: $550

See below for registration details


Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the applied anatomy, biomechanics and pathophysiology of the carpals and wrist complex, including the distal radioulnar joint.
  • Describe the pathology seen in acute and chronic wrist injuries including wrist fractures, wrist instability, joint degeneration, tendinopathies, neuropathies, and other disorders affecting the wrist.
  • Analyse and interpret information gained from referral, assessment, medical investigations (e.g. X- ray) and patient interview.
  • Demonstrate the ability to palpate carpals, joints ligaments, tendons and muscles of the wrist & forearm.
  • Demonstrate and describe a thorough understanding of a variety of special tests pursuant to the diagnosis of wrist pain
  • Develop and describe intervention strategies for clients with a wrist injury supported with sound clinical reasoning and current literature
  • Select and implement appropriate intervention strategies while clinically reasoning what effect such interventions will have on the patient's level of function throughout the treatment process.
  • Gain knowledge of a wide range of suitable evidence based intervention options available to broaden and enhance clinical problem solving relevant to the wrist.
  • Understand when referral to other health care professionals is appropriate and refer accordingly based on the presenting symptoms.



  • This course is available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
  • A fundamental level of ability to manage basic wrist conditions will be assumed.

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