Treating Tendonitis in the Upper Extremity (Hybrid Online CE Course)

Hybrid Online Course:

Treating Tendonitis in the Upper Extremity including Taping, IASTM, Joint Alignment and Cupping 

​Complete 5.5 hours of recorded lectures, recorded demonstrations of treatment techniques, and case study assignment prior to attending a 2- hour Zoom classroom meeting (focusing on case studies, review of treatment techniques and taping applications and Q & A), and a final post-test.

This hybrid online combined-concepts CE course will provide innovative techniques that can be used immediately with numerous “take home” tips and pearls. Includes many demonstrations of treatment techniques and video evidence for “Treating Tendonitis in the Upper Extremity”.

Learn new techniques that can be used to treat pain conditions in the upper extremity. Includes extensive patient demonstrations to present the concepts of muscle imbalance and alignment. Focus on the agonist/antagonist muscle relationship, joint kinematics with movement as well as compensation movement patterns. Learn to recognize which muscles are “under functioning “and which are “over functioning”. Explore techniques on how to improve joint ROM, eliminate pain and sensitivity, and restore balance to the upper extremity. Joint mobilization and taping applications will clearly demonstrate muscle imbalance. Current research will be included to support these concepts.

Treating without Pain: Hand Therapy Treatment Concepts is a pre-requisite for this course. If you have taken our live course in the past, please contact us so we can enable this course for you. Please read course requirements carefully BEFORE registering for this course. All courses are final sale.

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Program subject to change. This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

Course Objectives:

After completion of this course, therapist will be able to:

  • Identify 3 Movement With Motion (MWM) joint glides for a patient with shoulder tendonitis pain.
  • List 2 Agonist and Antagonist muscle relationships in a patient with Elbow Tendonitis
  • Independently create a treatment plan that includes 2 manual joint corrections for a patient with thumb pain
  • Independently create a treatment plan including 2 taping techniques for a patient with ECU Tendonitis
  • Explain how joint alignment and muscle imbalance influence a patient with finger pain
  • Independently develop a treatment plan that incorporates taping, cupping, and IASTM strokes for a patient with wrist tendonitis

CE Credits

7.5 hours, includes 5.5 hours of online video lectures, patient demonstrations, and assignments, plus 2-hour Interactive Virtual Classroom (Zoom) hosted by instructor. (5.5 hours asynchronous learning; 2 hours synchronous learning)

This on-demand online 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 7.5 contact hours.

Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy: Approved CE Sponsor by Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy, Division of Professional Regulations, Approval #216.000227. (Course must be taken prior to 09-30-2022)

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)

Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners as meeting continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs for 7.5 CEU. Approval #70409. (Course must be taken between 07-21-2019 and 07-20-2021)

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider #6177:

  • 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


Alison Taylor, OTR/L, CHT, CKTI

graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 1990, from Sydney University, Australia. She has worked in and out of the United States for over 29 years and obtained her CHT in 2001. Since that time Alison has presented at 6 ASHT Conferences, multiple state ASHT and OT conferences, and special interest group meetings in GA, IL, NH, SC, TX and LA.

She became a KinesioTaping Instructor in 2011 and actively lectures throughout the USA on UE and LE taping.  Alison presented at the International KinesioTaping symposium in Hawaii in 2017 on “Tennis Elbow”, and was published in the Kinesio “Advanced Healing Magazine”

Alison is a guest lecturer for the OT programs at Texas Women’s University (Denton) and LSU (Shreveport). She lectures nationally on Hand Therapy and is developing protocols for tennis elbow and radial nerve impairment. Her specialties include hands, UE sports orthopedics and tendonitis.  Her background also includes neurology, geriatrics, spinal cord and acute care.

Classes taught by Alison Taylor: