Carpal Tunnel – Wake Me Up!

Carpal Tunnel – Wake Me Up!

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CA Advanced Hand 40-H84 6hrs

This interactive digital book has movie clips throughout and wonderful photos to learn from. It is a mixed learning level course.

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Hand Therapy Certification

This course is accepted by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission towards re-certification.


CA 40-H84 Advanced Hand 6 Hours

This interactive digital book has movie clips throughout and wonderful photos to learn from. It is a mixed learning level course. Explore CTS from anatomical contributions, how to modify the space in the carpal canal to decrease symptoms, to assessment, and post surgical management. Online digital book, numerous photos throughout the course to solidify your knowledge.

ONLINE LIVE CHAT and discussion board available. 80% required to redeem your certificate via an online exam consisting of 50 questions. Certificate will be immediately emailed to you upon successful completion.


  • Clinician will be able to understand the anatomical structure of the carpal tunnel and how this contributes to compression of the median nerve.
  • Clinician will be able to identify causative factors which contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms and how these must be considered during the course of treatment.
  • Clinician will demonstrate understanding of how joint positions and external forces contribute to increasing pressure or volume within the carpal tunnel and exacerbate the progression of carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Clinician will understand how modifying joint positions during activities can be a vital part of the treatment plan to prevent compression of the median nerve.
  • Clinician will demonstrate competence when selecting tools for assessment of patient with carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Clinician will demonstrate understanding of treatment interventions commonly used for conservative management of carpal tunnel syndrome and how to select appropriate measures for their patients.
  • Clinician will have an understanding of common surgical techniques for carpal tunnel syndrome and measures that can be taken to optimize a patient’s recovery following surgery


  1. Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    1.  Defining Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    2. Understanding the Boundaries and Anatomy of the Carpal Canal
    3. Contents of the Carpal Tunnel
    4. The lumbricals and How they Affect Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    5. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Causative Factors
  2. Carpal Tunnel Volume and Pressure
    1. Normal Carpal Tunnel Pressure
    2. Factors Which Affect Carpal Tunnel Volume and Pressure
    3. 1. Finger Position
    4. 2. Thumb Position
    5. 3. Wrist Position
    6. 4. Forearm Position
    7. 5. Grip
    8. 6. Pinch
    9. 7. External Compressive Forces
  3. Diagnosing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    1. Levels of Compression and Symptom Presentation
    2. Patient History
    3. Physical Examination
    4. . Objective Testing
    5. Provocative Testing
    6. IV. Conservative Treatment: Does it Really Help?
    7. Splinting
    8. Modalities
    9. Therapeutic Exercises
    10. Kinesiotaping
    11. Manual Therapy
    12. Activity Modification
  4. Surgery
    1. Open Carpal Tunnel Release
    2.  Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  5.  Improving Outcomes Following Surgery
    1. . Possible Postoperative Complications
    2. Therapy Following Surgery
    3. Wound Management
    4. Splinting
    5. Therapeutic Exercises
    6. . Edema Management
    7. . Scar Management

George LaCour, OTR, CHT graduated with a B.S. degree in Occupational Therapy from Louisiana State University Medical Center in 1997. In 2003, he received his Certification in Hand Therapy. George worked for 9 years at a state-funded charity hospital where he developed a love for hand therapy and trauma rehabilitation. During this time he also served as Director of Rehabilitation. Currently, George works in a busy orthopaedic and sports medicine clinic where his focus is on treatment of upper extremity orthopaedic injuries with emphasis on work-related injury and sports medicine. Aside from his busy schedule, George still finds time to teach continuing education as well as serve as guest lecturer for LSUHSC School of Occupational Therapy. His career will always be dedicated to patient care, education,

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  2. Anonymous

    Well written course and I learned a LOT

  3. Anonymous

    clinically relevant and up to date!

  4. Anonymous

    Excellent course and easy format – thank you for making things so easy for us.

  5. Nancy Trigg

    Well structured course. Interesting. Easy to follow. Practical.

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