This intermediate to advanced level course focuses on the management of the wrist, carpals and elbow. This lecture and lab course is designed to enhance the understanding of the complexity of the wrist  and elbow joints, and the assessment and management of various conditions affecting them.

The purpose of this course is to enhance theoretical knowledge to be better able to problem solve and design treatment programs for a variety of upper extremity conditions.

Program subject to change. Participants are cautioned to apply new information and skills within the scope of state licensure law.

During hands-on lab sessions, course instructor(s) will evaluate each participant’s techniques/skills learned to determine proficiency for course completion. Post test at end of course will assess your new knowledge.

 Course Objectives:

Upon completion of course, therapist will:

  • recognize  the mechanism of wrist and carpal motion, and motion of the elbow joint
  • demonstrate a  sequential examination of the wrist and elbow
  • develop  a treatment plan based on physiological, biological and biomechanical principles for the wrist and elbow
  • list how trauma affects wrist and carpal kinematics and stiffness of the elbow joint  
  • list the different methods for the management of  the carpus, distal radius, and elbow complex

This course features an in-depth presentation of:

  • anatomy of the wrist and forearm
  • kinematics of the wrist and forearm
  • evaluation of the wrist–with hands-on lab
  • carpal dislocations and instabilities
  • common surgical procedures of the wrist
  • Anatomy and biomechanics of the elbow
  • evaluation of the elbow
  • distal humeral fractures
  • olecranon and radial head fractures
  • dislocations of the elbow
  • carpal fractures  
  • compressive neuropathies of the elbow
  • elbow evaluation hands-on lab

Video clips of biomechanics, surgery,  cadaver dissections presented throughout the PowerPoint presentations demonstrate the clinical reasoning and simplify understanding of this complex topic. Several ideas for research will be generated during the course to stimulate evidence based practice.

CE Credits

14 contact hours in upper extremity and hand therapy education

BOC Skill Level: Advanced

This course is accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Rules and regulations change frequently without notification, and apply differently to live and online courses. Please check with your state board to confirm accuracy of this list and acceptance of contact hours. Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the course and may be used for CEU verification of credits. CE credits vary by state. Please check with your state board/certifying agency to confirm conversion of contact hours to CE. See links below.


Physical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 14 contact hours.

NY State Physical Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy. (Course must be taken prior to 05-10-2022)

Board of Certification, Inc (BOC) Approved Provider #P8271: Rehab Education, LLC is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 14 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider #6177: See states that currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT

  • AOTA Approval States

    These states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA:

    District of Columbia
    New Hampshire
    New Mexico
    New York
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    South Dakota

    *Disclaimer: Rehab Education LLC provides this list for your convenience. At the time of listing, the following state boards accept courses by virtue of approval by other organizations. It is the responsibility of the participant registering for a course to check with their state board to confirm rules and regulations regarding acceptance of contact hours for live and online courses.

    The following PT Boards accept courses approved by other state PT boards or APTA state associations*:

    North Carolina

    The following PT Boards accept courses approved by other APTA state associations*:

    Rhode Island

    The following PT Boards accept courses provided by AOTA approved providers*:

    District of Columbia
    Rhode Island

    *NBCOT…National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (view PDU requirements)

    +HTCC… Hand Therapy Certification Commission  (view recertification requirements)
    Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC): This course is accepted by HTCC towards re-certification.

    State PT Boards
    State OT Boards


Day 1: 8:00 am – 5:00pm. Registration begins at 7:30 am.

Day 2: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Sign-in Begins at 7:30am

Agenda Day 1

7:30 – 8:00 Registration
8:00 – 10:00 Pre-Test
Anatomy of the wrist and forearm
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 Kinematics of the wrist and forearm
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch on your own
 1:00 – 2:45 Evaluation of the wrist–with hands-on lab
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:00 Carpal dislocations and instabilities
4:00 – 5:00 Carpal fractures and common surgical procedures of the wrist


Agenda Day 2

7:30-8:00 Registration
8:00-10:00 Anatomy and biomechanics of the elbow evaluation of the elbow (Hands on Lab)
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-12:00 Distal humeral fractures olecranon and radial head fractures
12:00- 1:00 Lunch on your own
 1:00- 2:30 Dislocations of the elbow
2:30- 3:45 Break
2:45- 4:00 Compressive neuropathies of the elbow
Post-course assessment

Shrikant J. Chinchalkar OTR, CHTShrikant-J-Chinchalkar is a hand therapist at the Hand & Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Centre in London, Ontario, Canada.  He has over 40 years of clinical experience in treating upper extremity conditions and over 30 years of teaching experience. He designed and developed Hand Therapy programs at four major teaching centers in Canada. He conducted many instructional courses on upper extremity rehabilitation in over 20 countries in the world and has won many awards for his presentations.  He has over 250 presentations to his credit. 

He was awarded the “Dr. Paul Brand Award of Excellence” by the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), “Award of Leadership” by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), “Award of Excellence” by the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Hospital, “Best Educator” by the Western University and the “Lifetime Membership Award” by the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists. He authored five book chapters and has published 27 papers and 15 abstracts in numerous peer-reviewed journals related to Upper Extremity Surgery and Therapy. 

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Comments about the instructor…

“Excellent speaker! Particularly impressed with his ability to apply biomechanical understanding to critical thinking in practice management.” 

“Excellent presentation!”

“Excellent instruction overall–lots of things to think about.”

“Excellent job correlating biomechanics with impact on treatment/conditions seen post injury.”

“…very thorough without being overwhelming.”

“Wonderful class. Very informative and comprehensive.”


Note: Early Bird rates are in effect if your application is postmarked four weeks or more prior to registration.Early Bird RateLate Registration Rate
Simplifying Management of the Wrist and Elbow: An Analytical Approach to Upper Extremity Rehabilitation$479.00$529.00

Dates & Locations

There are currently no scheduled workshops at this time.

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Live courses require a minimum number of participants to operate. You will receive a written confirmation when minimum is met. Do not purchase non-refundable travel until you receive official written confirmation. Please see our cancellation policy here.