Light at the End of the Carpal Tunnel - PT19

Light at the End of the Carpal Tunnel

by Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L
(4.5 / 451 ratings )

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

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Upper extremity strain is very common in people who engage in repetitive movements, extreme positions or forceful activities involving the hand and wrist. Pacing activities, using ice and rest and modifying work will be enough to decrease stress on the affected parts. But in some cases, damage outstrips the ability to heal and debilitating symptoms can result. With carpal tunnel syndrome, repeated compression, friction, or vibration at the wrist may cause increased pressure within the carpal tunnel. Median nerve injury can result and pain, tingling, numbness, incoordination, weakness, and/or muscular atrophy of the hand.


The goal of this carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) educational course is to help physical therapists identify the etiology, presentation and treatments associated with CTS.
The content in this course is applicable to physical therapists in outpatient settings.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the anatomy of the carpal tunnel and discuss the mechanisms of injury associated with CTS.
  • Explain the most common surgical approaches for patients with CTS.
  • Discuss evidence-based nonsurgical approaches to counteract entrapment neuropathy at the carpal tunnel.

Approval Information
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S0824 for 4/10/19 to 4/10/20).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-518145 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of PY Examiners (approval no. 1801-196 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for  03/16/15 TO 03/16/19.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 08/01/19 to 07/31/20.
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: 12/11/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/11/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2022


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

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Laurie W - North Canton, OH  ·  Feb 24, 2020
This is good information for people who use repetitive activity or keyboard activity.
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Diane C - Rhinebeck, NY  ·  Jan 28, 2020
Informative and written in an easy to understand way
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Almario Alexis G. O - JACKSONVILLE, FL  ·  Jan 10, 2020
Very informative and clinically as well as treatment based!
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Justin V - ,  ·  Dec 23, 2019
Great information on the topic at hand
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ARVIN N - Covona, CA  ·  Sep 08, 2019
Great overview of current evidence based diagnosis and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.
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Price: $19.00
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