Elbow Course




Helen Burfield

Accredited Hand Therapist

Course type

This course is an AHTA Elective course.

Elective courses are suitable for practitioners:

  • that are experienced and wish to upskill or revise current best-practice
  • wishing to gain greater knowledge in a specific area of hand therapy
  • wanting continued professional learning (CPD hours)
  • undertaking to complete the Accredited Hand Therapist credential.

Refer Course types.


AHTA courses meet Australian Quality Framework (AQF) Level 8 standards.

Course presenters are Accredited Hand Therapists and they have undertaken a four-stage presenter training program.


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.

Course content

This two-day, 16-hour course will cover all conditions and injuries associated with the elbow joint. It includes anatomy, biomechanics, and all soft tissue and bony elbow conditions using current evidence for treatment and surgery. There will be information on constructing elbow splints, supports, practical exercises, and taping demonstrations. The last day will conclude with a short exam covering the principles covered in the course. 

Learning outcomes

At the completion of this course, therapists will have:

  • Detailed knowledge of 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.

Refer to Course Assessment Policy.

Participants may choose to undertake the assessment.

Completing and passing the assessment is a requirement for those wishing to apply to become an Accredited Hand Therapist.

Assessment includes:

  • a one-hour online exam 7 -10 days post course

  • a case study assignment due six weeks post-course. 

Participants who cannot complete the exam as scheduled and advertised will forfeit the option of a Certificate of Attainment. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided.


This course is 16 CPD hours for attendance only.

Participants will receive 50 CPD hours if they complete and pass the assessment. 


Member discount

Discounts apply for Associates and Accredited Hand Therapists.

To become a member of the association, please click here

To book

To book your place:

Login or create an account

Go to the Course & event registration and click purchase event. 


Non-Member $1430.00 inc GST

Associate $929.50 inc GST

Accredited Hand Therapist $858.00 inc GST

To become a member of the Association please click here


We endeavour to run all courses as scheduled however, at times, our courses do not meet the required minimum numbers to go ahead. Therefore, we advise that you DO NOT book flights and/or accommodation until the registration closing date (one month before the course), at which time we will notify you if the course does not proceed. Please Contact us for advice if you wish to book flights earlier.

Please read the Course Cancellation Policy before registering for our courses. 


The AHTA has a standard for course times as follows:

Face-to-face courses are held from 9.00 am – 5.30 pm local time.

Online courses are held from 9.00 am – 5.30 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)* is from 2.00 am on the first Sunday in April to 2.00 am on the first Sunday in October. 

Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)+ is from 2.00 am on the first Sunday in October to 2.00 am on the first Sunday in April. 

*Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is local time for VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD and TAS. 

If you are in SA, WA, or NT you must check the time difference.

+Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) is local time for VIC, NSW, ACT and TAS.

If you are in QLD, WA, SA or NT you must check the time difference.

If you are not certain, use this website to convert: 


Before you attend


Pre-learning for this course will be available in a portal, accessed using your login and can be located under My Documents four weeks before the course. We recommend you commence the pre-learning as soon as it is available.

Portal access

All information regarding this course is located in a portal on our website. To access please follow the steps below. 

  1. Go to our website ahta.com.au
  2. Click on Login, located in the top right-hand corner
  3. Enter your username and password and click Login
  4. Go to the My Documents tab
  5. Click on the"[COURSE NAME] Resources" to access the course materials.
  6. Click on the Events tab to download your tax invoice.

The workbook for this course will be available for you at the venue.

What to bring
  • Towel


Photography and filming

Images taken at our workshops may be used for promotion and evaluation, including press releases, publicity materials, newsletters, eNews, social media, presentations and our website. Images will not be accompanied by names or other details that could identify individuals. If you DO NOT consent to be filmed or photographed during an AHTA course, you must Contact us and advise the presenter on the first day of the course.

Previous participant feedback

Helen did a great job of presenting the material and explaining concepts clearly. I really enjoyed the items she brought for demonstration e.g elbow skeleton, elbow braces etc.

The course was very informative and I felt Helen moved through all the theory at a good pace. The manual was very comprehensive so easy to go back and check information if needed.

Great presenter, very knowledgeable and calm speaker.

Intellectual property disclaimer

By registering for this course you agree that during the course, any contributions verbally or in writing which you make in regard 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


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