1.  Course type

This course is an AHTA elective course. An AHTA Elective course contains learning outcomes that meet at least the Australian Quality Framework (AQF) Level 8 standards. 

2.  Overview

This two-day course will cover all conditions and injuries associated with the elbow joint. It will include anatomy and biomechanics as well as all soft tissue and bony conditions of the elbow with the current evidence for treatment and surgery. There will be information on how to construct elbow splints and supports and practical exercise and taping demonstrations. The last day will conclude with a short exam covering the principles covered in the course. 

3.  Prerequisites 

The course is designed for graduate Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists with some experience treating persons with upper limb dysfunction. This course is not open to students and not recommended for newly graduated therapists, it is an advanced course designed for members of the AHTA.

4.  Learning outcomes

At the completion of this course, therapists will have:

  • Detailed knowledge of the elbow anatomy and biomechanics
  • Be informed regarding elbow conditions and their suggested treatment both surgical and therapeutic
  • Have knowledge of braces and splints that can be used to immobilise and mobilise the elbow and what conditions they are appropriate for
  • Understand elbow exercises and mobilisation techniques and what conditions they can assist.

5.  Assessment details

Participants wishing to complete the Certificate are required to submit a detailed case study 6 weeks after the workshop.  The case study assignment will be discussed further during the course.

If a registered participant submits a course assessment late, marks are deducted up to seven days and after that, the AHTA reserves the right to fail a participant who does not submit their assessment within seven days of the due date.

6.  Statement of CPD hours

This is a certificate workshop, so participants are encouraged to undertake the assessment that will allow them to claim 50 CPD hours for attendance at the two-day course, and successful completion of case study and written exam. Participants not wishing to undertake assessment may claim 16 hours credit for attendance at the two-day course. For those wishing to apply to become an Accredited Hand Therapist with the AHTA, this is an elective course and successful assessment and completion of all components is a requirement for your application.  

7.  Course and booking enquiries

To book your place, please ensure you are signed in or create an account, then go to the the Course / event dates and bookings website page and click click Purchase Event. Discounts apply for Associates and Accredited Hand Therapists. The registration costs for the Elbow Course are:

Non-Member $1200

Associate $780

Accredited Hand Therapist $720

To become a member of the Association please click here

To ensure appropriate catering, please note any dietary requirements when completing the online registration form. Please note that not all requirements can be catered for at all venues.

Please read the Education Cancellation Policy before booking your place on this course.

8.  Teaching staff

Helen Burfield

9.  Course contact details

Contact enquire@ahta.com.au or the AHTA office on 08 9778 9070.

10.  Course schedule

For further information, please view the course schedule for this course.

11.  Previous participant feedback


12.  Intellectual property disclaimer

By registering for this course you agree that during the course, any contributions verbally or in writing which you make in regards to improving, altering or amending the content of the course, may be used by the AHTA in subsequent courses and will become the intellectual property of AHTA.