Carpal Kinematics Explained

The anatomy, kinesiology and mechanics of the carpal bones are so complicated. Knowing what moves when and how to protect for each type of injury is daunting. But in this course we break it all down for you. Each of the four types of carpal instability (CID, CIND, CIC, CIA) and their subtypes are covered and the anatomy and kinesiology to make sense of it all.

It’s important to know which muscles to target for each type of injury. Which are ‘friendly’ or ‘unfriendly’ to the scapholunate ligament vs the lunotriquetral ligament. We cover how to target those muscles and the progression from proprioceptive input to isometrics to light strengthening.

We’ll show you how to test for volar midcarpal stability with the midcarpal shift test. It’s a super simple provocative test that will give you clear information to direct your treatment. As will the evidence based treatment guidelines provided for all 4 primary diagnoses.

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As always we include tons of helpful graphics, charts and images to help bring it all together. Our explanations will cover all of the important aspects you need to know for planning for your patients’ care after an acute or chronic carpal instabilities. We give you the terminology, recommendations, knowledge and confidence to tackle any carpal instabilities that might walk into your hand therapy clinic.

We also include an ebook that will help you follow along and give you all of the information in a downloadable and printable handout. That way you can understand the concepts and plan our treatment in a clear and evidence based way.

Join us as we go through all of the information you need to know to help your patient with carpal instability in the clinic.

Understanding how the proximal and distal rows function and interact is crucial to understanding everything else. We break it all down for you here.

With 4 different types (CIND, CID, CIC, CIA) it can be hard to keep them all straight. We’ll help you understand the differences and how to plan treatment for each type.

More than just anatomy, you’ll get an understanding of how the bones move around each other and interact during motion in each plane of movement in preparation for treatment and recovery.

We include How-to videos for both the midcarpal shift test and for the fabrication of a pisiform boost orthosis.

With 4 different evidence based treatment guidelines and HEP handouts, you’ll have a handle on guiding your patient through management of carpal instability.

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After completing the course every student receives a Certificate!

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