The Hand & Wrist in Sports
Episode 1: Objective Assessment of Sporting ‘& Non-Sporting’ Management Episode 2: Management of Sporting ‘& Non-Sporting’ Management
Objective Assessment of Sporting ‘& Non-Sporting’ Management
Subjective information is an important aspect of our clinical examination however, without objectivity we are at risk of missing key components in our assessment of Hand-Wrist injuries. This can significantly impact on safe and timely return to sport. In this episode we will review which objective measures, and special tests, are most indicative for these areas. Although we will mainly consider the sporting environment, all the tests described are applicable for the non-sporting population.
1. Identify the most suitable objective measures for Hand-Wrist sporting injuries
2. Improve diagnostic, prognostic, maintain-in-play & return-to-play strategies aiming at targeting enhanced training availability
3. Provide more confidence when assessing Hand-Wrist injuries
Management of Sporting ‘& Non-Sporting’ Management
In recent years, there has been contradictory information and emerging debate on the use of hands-on techniques. This episode will initially rationalise hands-on techniques, which can be considered as part of a multimodal approach towards injury management for the hand-wrist region. Rehabilitation at the hand-wrist is generally considered the mainstay of any injury management program. This is generally supported by evidence not only at the hand-wrist, but in other anatomical regions. This episode will therefore consider an approach to enhance exercise prescription, especially with consideration of key principles.
1. Rationalise the use of hands-on techniques
2. Extend the understanding of exercises for the Hand-Wrist, with Inclusion of the kinetic chain to optimise rehabilitation
3. Provide more confidence when managing Hand-Wrist injuries