Under Pressure: Coping With Cubital Tunnel Syndrome - PT13

Under Pressure: Coping With Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

by Anne Ahlman, MPT and Philip Tarrant and Mark Murphy and Jeff G. Konin, Jeff G. Konin, PhD, PT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA
(4.5 / 172 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Strains, sprains and pains are a part of life for thousands of people who engage in repetitive upper extremity movements on a daily basis. For most, troubling musculoskeletal symptoms will resolve if the person rests and ices the affected limb and modifies tasks to mitigate the offending forces, positions or habits that caused the injury. The second most common entrapment neuropathy, cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS), can be just as disabling as carpal tunnel syndrome, the number one compressive neuropathy. The goal of this program is to help physical therapists identify common causes, presentation and treatments for cubital tunnel syndrome.


The goal of this program is to help physical therapists identify common causes, presentations and treatments for cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS). After reading this module, you will be able to:
  • Describe the anatomy of the cubital tunnel
  • Discuss the mechanisms of injury frequently associated with CuTS
  • Explain nonsurgical approaches to counteract entrapment neuropathy at the cubital tunnel
  • List the most common surgical approaches for patients with CuTS

Approval Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by The NY State Education Dept. of CE for PT and PTA from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 1/1/10 to 1/31/13; 1601004 for 2/1/13 to 1/31/16; and 1902004TX for 2/1/16 to 1/31/19 and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in TX. The assignment of TX PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
As of 4/5/10, OnCourse Learning is recognized by the PT Board of CA as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of CA.
OnCourse Learning was approved as a provider of continuing education by The NC PT Association (provider no. 09-0215-001PR) from 3/8/09 through 3/8/10.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed Physical Therapy CE sponsor (#216.000275) with The IL Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through 9/30/18.
This course has been approved as meeting the CE requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 09S0904, exp. date 8/17/10; 10S1037 for 8/17/10 to 8/17/11; 11S1341 for 08/18/11 to 8/18/12; 12S1459 for 8/19/12 to 8/19/13; 13S1557 for 8/20/13 to 8/20/14; 14S1223 for 8/21/14 to 8/21/15; 15S1524 for 6/8/15 to 6/8/16; 16S1699 for 6/9/16 to 6/9/17; 17S5437 for 6/10/17 to 6/10/18).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE90014061, exp. date 12/31/09; CP100014077 for 1/1/2010 to 12/21/2010; CP110015687 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CE120017205 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12;CE130019633 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021453 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150024047 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27103 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-518179 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply The FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The TX Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 45877A; exp. date 8/17/10).
The TN. PT Association for Class 1 CE Requirement (approval no. 3786 for 06/20/11 to 06/19/12, 4365 for 06/20/12 to 06/19/13, 4980 for 06/20/13 to 06/19/14; 5687 for 06/20/14 to 06/19/15; 6156 for 06/20/15 to 06/19/16; 2016-166 for 06/20/16 to 06/19/17; 2017-215 for 06/20/2017 to 06/19/2017).
The PA Board of PT (PTCE003844 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007149 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010086 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 780-2009, exp. date 1/31/10; approval no. 415-2010 for 2/1/10 to 1/31/12; 110-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 209-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-356 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 2/13/15 to 02/13/19.
The NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of CE for 09/13/11 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17; 11/29/17 to 7/31/19.
The IL Chapter CE Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of CE offerings established by The IL PT Association (approval no. 437.2943, exp. date 8/1/10; 437.3431 for 8/1/10 to 8/1/11; 437-3846 for 08/01/11 to 08/01/12; 437-4421 for 08/01/12 to 08/01/13; 437-4933 for 08/01/13 to 08/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the IL PT Act (section 1340.61) published by the IL Dept. of Professional Regulation, a PT or PTA applying for re-licensure in IL can earn a maximum of 50% of their required CE hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.
Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.

Course Originally Released on: 7/27/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/27/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/2/2021


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Mike D - Long Beach, CA  ·  Jan 17, 2018
very informative and good overview
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Caterina B - Copley, OH  ·  Nov 30, 2017
Good explanation of diagnosis and treatment.
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CURTIS C - Cape Coral, FL  ·  Oct 08, 2017
Very thorough including anatomy, symptoms, progression of symptoms and treatment both conservatively and surgically.
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Colleen I - saugus, CA  ·  Apr 29, 2017
Great information. Valuable and useful
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Todd M - Coatesville, PA  ·  Feb 09, 2017
Great course, very informative.
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Price: $19.00
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