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Case Studies of the Upper Quarter: Peripheral Nerve and Carpal Tunnel

presented by Eric Robertson and Joe Farrell

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Case Studies of the Upper Quarter focuses on two challenging diagnosis puzzles; upper quarter peripheral nerve problems and carpal tunnel syndrome can challenge even the best diagnostician. Patients with these conditions require careful examination and analysis of the problem in order to determine the best course of action. By following along with these case presentation, you will cover the course objectives, identify areas of additional study required, and refresh proper clinical reasoning for patients with upper quarter peripheral nerve problems and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Meet Your Instructors

Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is the director of Kaiser Permanente Northern California Graduate Physical Therapy Education, and associate professor of clinical physical therapy at the University of Southern California in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. Previously he served as assistant professor of physical therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and…

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Joe Farrell, PT, M App Sc, DPT GDMT, FFAAOMPT, FAPTA

Is the co-owner and co-founder (1988) of Redwood Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Inc. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education from Illinois State University (1974), Certificate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University (1976), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy (1979) and a Master of Applied Science in Health Sciences from Curtin University of Technology…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

This chapter will review the case of a 51-year-old female who presented to a physical therapy clinic with complaints of numbness and tingling in her hands. The patient was seen by a resident who wanted to present the case to their senior faculty mentors. What follows is this case presentation and conversation that ensued.

2. Upper Quarter Peripheral Nerve

This chapter will review the case of a 24-year-old female who presented to a physical therapy clinic with complaints of weakness and difficulty gripping following a motor vehicle collision. The patient was seen by a resident who wanted to present the case to their senior faculty mentors. What follows is this case presentation and conversation that ensued.

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