The primary objective of this course is for students to learn the advancing concepts and skills necessary for a broad-based conservative care (primary health care) provider to evaluate and manage the upper extremities. Examination skills covered in the course will include, but are not limited to, inspection, joint and soft tissue palpation, range of motion, orthopedic evaluation, and neurological examinations. This course will teach multi-modal treatments applicable to the extremities, such as joint and soft tissue manipulation, strapping applications, and functional restoration. This course will build on and further integrate the basic concepts in (i) preventative medicine, (ii) biochemical and nutritional foundations of healing, (iii) soft tissue management, and (iv) joint care.
- Primary Instructor: Timothy Stark