E1 Upper Extremity Evaluation and Manipulation

August 19-20, 2017

This seminar emphasizes the interpretation of basic science knowledge and the development of basic clinical skills which are needed to complete a differential evaluation of the upper extremity dysfunction, then proceeds to treatment.  General principles to functional anatomy, tissue and joint biomechanics, pathology, and treatment are presented. 

The clinical content of the seminar includes physical examination, with special emphasis on performance of joint mobility and assessment of end-feel. Non-thrust manipulations are instructed. Supportive treatments are discussed.

At the completion of the seminar the attendee should be able to:

  • Perform the steps of the differential evaluation for the detection of upper extremity dysfunction
  • Interpret the results of the differential evaluation
  • Identify a treatment approach based on the positive findings of the differential evaluation
  • Select (when appropriate) basic non-thrust manipulation techniques
  • Relate the significance of pain to the patient’s dysfunction, behavior, and treatment approach
  • Discuss and contrast the effects of mobility and immobility
  • Discuss the effects of manipulation in terms of psychological, mechanical and neurophysiological effects
  • Discuss the indications and contraindications for joint manipulation of the upper extremity

Texas Children's Hospital
Feigin Center
1102 Bates, 1st floor conference room
Houston, Texas 77030

Cost -  


Earned credits -  

15 contact hours or CCU’s through TPTA and TOTA


Catherine E. Patla received a Doctor of Health Since from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) in September 1998.  She is a 1976 graduate of University of Pennsylvania Certificate program and obtained a Master of Medical Science Degree in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from Emory University in 1988.  Dr. Patla has also received Manual Therapy Certification from Institute of Physical Therapy and is an Orthopaedic Specialist from ABPTS (OCS).  She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). 

A member of Institute of Physical Therapy’s faculty since 1979, Dr. Patla’s current interests are in extremity orthopaedics, reliability and validity of end-feel, critical thinking as well as clinical application of Tibilais Posterior.  She teaches in the University’s first professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program and continues her participation as a practicing clinician.

Michael Turner owns and runs OrthoSport Hawaii, an outpatient orthopedic practice in Honolulu, Hawaii which focuses on integrating Manual Therapy, Sports Rehab, Aquatic Therapy, and Personal Training, as well as offering fellowship training.  He is active in the Hawaii American Physical Therapy Association, and sits on the board of physical therapy for the state.

Dr. Turner is a 1993 graduate of University of Florida’s Physical Therapy program.  He received his Manual Therapy Certification through University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 1996 and joined the faculty in 1998.  He received his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy degree from University of St. Augustine in January 1999 and tDPT degree in 2012.  He also completed a 15 month clinical residency with the University of St. Augustine.  HE is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).  


Day 1

8:30-10:00-Introduction and Review of Online Webinar and FCO Technique of Manipulation


10:15-12:30-Clinical Exam-Hand

12:30-1:30-Lunch Break

1:30-3:00-Clinical Management-Manipulation Technique-Hand


3:15-4:45-Hand Continued


Day 2

8:00-10:00-Wrist Continued


10:15-12:15 Elbow

12:15-1:00-Lunch Break



3:30-4:45-Shoulder Continued


Wyndham Medical Center
6800 Main
Houston, Texas 77030

Nightly rate: $105.00 (price varies based on room availability)


Contact: Jade LeBeauf


Angela Dumas