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SEMINAR: Upper Extremity Theory

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Welcome to ICSC Hands on Theory Seminar

This online course is the prerequisite to attending the hands-on seminars. This must be completed prior to your attendance to ensure you have all the pre-knowledge required to take part in the face-to-face component. The face-to-face courses are all hands-on and participants will complete a series of skills, recorded on a scorecard for each activity covered.

Each section within this online course has a short quiz.  You must score 80% or better to pass the section quiz.

The recordings can be watched in any order, however, to do the quiz you MUST mark the video for that quiz complete before the quiz will open. 

CEU Allotment 10 hours
(Total course time with quiz approx. 11 hours)

Session Transcripts

As part of FICS commitment to a multilingual learning experience, transcripts will be provided as available.

These transcripts are loaded onto a web page within this course to allow for viewing in multiple languages. There will be an opportunity for candidates undertaking this course to copy the text from the transcript and paste it into a word document which can be saved on your computer and then print.


Meet your Instructors

The faculty for the seminars consists of internationally prominent professionals with extensive experience in treating athletes at international sporting events.  FICS is embracing a combination of a hybrid delivery for the hands-on seminars, with the theory section presented online before hands-on experience.

VIEW: Course breakdown per section

ICSC Hands-On Seminar Theory

The course breakdown provides you with an overview of the units and how each is broken up.  Each heading is a section within this course. Some sections have multiple units which you are required to work through before taking the unit quiz.

Course hours will be calculated as follows:

  1. Course instructional hours are actual times of instruction per video.
  2. Quizzes post-module sections- 1 minute per question

*CEU Calculations- only instructional hours and course reading content will be tabulated toward CEU value determination.

Section 1: Concussion Update 

Section2: Mopal/CMT Theory 

Section 3: Sort Tissue Interventions

Section 4: Taping theory

Section 5: Assessment Upper Extremity    

VIEW: Course objectives

The purpose of this online module is to create the benchmark knowledge for doctors attending face-to-face seminars. This will prepare attendees for the hands-on applications and skills which will be covered in the hands-on course.

USEFUL TIPS: Planning your time

Courses, where there is section assessment, must be completed before the final unit exam is open up. No system is 100% reliable so we suggest that before you attempt the final exams you avoid last-minute problems and make sure you have adequate internet as the final exams will only load one question per page. Make sure you have a quiet environment and to assist you to plan appropriately we have outlined the total number of questions in the assessment units and the final exam. Before you start make sure you have completed all the unit requirements, so you are prepared.

  • The quiz questions are sequence is randomized and will change every time you click into the assessment or exam.
  • The section quiz and the final exam will be presented one question at a time and does not allow backtracking, therefore make sure you take care when selecting your answer for each question.

All the best.


Concussion and Head Injury: Brett Jarosz

Question: I’m going through the concussion recordings. It says that the SCAT5 is not the “gold standard”, it’s only a minimum. Is there a gold standard? Have I missed it?

Answer: Unfortunately, there is yet to be a single test that is considered the gold standard, as a concussion is a diagnosis based on clinical judgement. Answers to the question of “what is the gold standard?” can be found in the CISG consensus statement on concussion in sport. I have taken some key points from that article and tried to highlight key points below.

It is recognised that abbreviated testing paradigms are designed for rapid SRC screening on the sidelines (eg. SCAT5) and are not meant to replace a comprehensive neurological evaluation; nor should they be used as a standalone tool for the ongoing management of SRC.

As such, the SCAT5 is the minimum standard for rapid sideline screening. Additional domains that may add to the clinical utility of the SCAT5 include clinical reaction time, gait/balance assessment, video-observable signs and oculomotor screening.

It is recommended that all athletes should have a clinical neurological assessment (including evaluation of mental status/ cognition, oculomotor function, gross sensorimotor, coordination, gait, vestibular function and balance) as part of their overall management.

In addition to the points outlined above, the key features of follow-up examination should encompass

    • A medical assessment including a comprehensive history and detailed neurological examination including a thorough assessment of mental status, cognitive functioning, sleep/ wake disturbance, ocular function, vestibular function, gait and balance
    • Determination of the clinical status of the patient, including whether there has been improvement or deterioration since the time of injury. This may involve seeking additional information from parents, coaches, teammates and eye witnesses to the injury.
    • Determination of the need for emergent neuroimaging to exclude a more severe brain injury (eg, structural abnormality).

These points were discussed in my presentation, and I talked about the fact we did not have enough time to cover the entire concussion assessment process. Hence, we focused on the “minimum standard”, which is the SCAT5. I provided an overview of the Clinical Examination required for the concussion assessment (Slide 43) and then elaborated on a few key tests.

I hope that helps?

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