Forearm & Hand (1 Day)

Forearm & Hand (1 Day)

Movement Analysis, Sub-classification & Neuromuscular Retraining for the Forearm & Hand

Course Description

Forearm conditions are characterized by motor control deficits with overactive muscles in the extensors or flexors which often lead to abnormal movement patterns and articular changes in the elbow or wrist.  Non specific upper limb disorders include these motor control deficits, neurodynamic reactivity, sensory motor changes and proximal involvement.

The rehabilitation of the forearm involves retraining of forearm movement patterns and the translation control mechanisms.  These are progressed with endurance, strength, recruitment efficiency or functional integration based on the individual needs of the client. There are specific tests to assess the role of proximal motor control deficits influencing forearm control and symptoms.  Techniques are discussed to improve neurodynamic reactivity, sensory motor function and central sensitivity.  The role of ergonomics is also covered.

Course Objectives

The participant will be equipped to:

  • Make an accurate diagnosis according to the movement dysfunction sub-classification.
  • Apply the key concepts of motor control retraining to restore appropriate muscle activation and translation control for forearm and hand
  • Identify the need to treatment and rehabilitation of the shoulder girdle or cervical spine
  • Integrate motor control training into a comprehensive clinical reasoning framework.


Anconeus, Supinator and Pronator Quadratus
These muscles have a translation control role in the forearm.  We have developed specific exercises like multifidus in the lumbar spine.

Wrist and Thumb Stability
Our detailed dissection has identified a mechanism to stabilize the wrist and thumb.

Neurodynamic reactivity can significantly affect the way people move.  We’ll show how movement can be used to treat neurodynamic reactivity.

There are some great taping techniques for the shoulder girdle, forearm and neurodynamics!

Proximal Involvement
When do you need to treat or retrain the shoulder girdle or cervical spine.  We have specific tests which help your clinical reasoning


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