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  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
  • Ann Lucado, PT, PhD, CHT
  • Henry Heard, DHSc, PA-C, MPAS, MA
Peer Reviewer(s): Cindy Johnson Armstrong, PT, DPT, CHT
Item#: Q3558
Contents: 1 Course Book (56 pages)
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Lateral and Medial Elbow Tendinopathy, 2nd Edition

Price $24.95
Item # Q3558
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: January 11, 2019

Expiration Date: January 11, 2022

Elbow tendinopathy is a common problem that can affect a broad range of individuals, from industrial workers to athletes. This intermediate-level course provides a review of relevant elbow anatomy, examines possible causes of elbow pain, describes treatment techniques commonly used in management of the disorder, and discusses areas in which further research is needed.

Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1911021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

Course Objectives


  • Describe the incidence, prevalence, and impact of tendinopathy.
  • Identify the anatomical structures typically involved in tendinopathy.
  • List common risk factors and etiologies for tendinopathy.
  • Recognize the components of a comprehensive physical examination for individuals with tendinopathy.
  • Describe the treatment interventions for the nonsurgical management of tendinopathy.
  • Describe the common types of surgical interventions and the postsurgical management of tendinopathy.
  • Describe the prognosis of individuals with tendinopathy.

Ann Lucado, PT, PhD, CHT, is a physical therapist and certified hand therapist who has specialized in upper extremity and orthopedic rehabilitation for the past 25 years. She has conducted numerous instructional seminars specific to upper extremity rehabilitation across the country. She received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from James Madison University, a master of science degree in community health education and physical therapy from Old Dominion University, and a doctor of philosophy degree with an emphasis in research methodology and design in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University. She is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and the American Physical Therapy Association and is active in clinical research. She is the author of several research articles related to elbow tendinopathies and rehabilitation following distal radius fractures. Dr. Lucado is currently an associate professor in the doctor of physical therapy program at Mercer University in Atlanta, GA.

Ann Lucado has disclosed that she has no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course book.

Henry Heard, DHSc, PA-C, MPAS, MA, received a physician’s assistant bachelor’s degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1976, an associate degree in nursing from Kennesaw College (now Kennesaw State University) in 1982, a master of physician assistant studies from Nebraska University, Omaha, in 1997, and a master of arts with a specialty in air warfare from American Military University in 2004. He received his Doctor of Health Science at Nova Southeastern University in 2015. Dr. Heard is currently Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education at Mercer University’s Physician Assistant Department He is retired from the United States Airforce after 23 years of service. Dr. Heard has practiced medicine as a physician assistant for 40 years in Georgia, with extensive clinical experience in emergency medicine, orthopedic surgery/sports medicine, family practice, and internal medicine. For 15 years, Dr. Heard worked with an upper-extremity subspecialist orthopedic surgeon in a large orthopedic practice in Atlanta, where he regularly treated patients with “tennis elbow” who were given surgical or conservative treatment.

Henry Heard has disclosed that he has no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course book.

Cindy Johnson Armstrong, PT, DPT, CHT, received her master of physical therapy degree from the University of Southern California and her doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of Colorado, Denver. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and currently serves as president of the APTA Hand Rehabilitation Section. Dr. Armstrong is on the Hand Therapy Certification Commission Examination Review Committee and is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), assisting in the development of the ASHT Code of Ethics. She has served as general coordinator for the Denver Hand Special Interest Group and is an honorary board member of the Rocky Mountain Hand Surgery Society. Dr. Armstrong is a core faculty member and senior instructor at the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program and continues to see patients in the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion at University of Colorado Hospital. She has presented, both locally and nationally, on elbow, wrist, and hand disorders.
Cindy Johnson Armstrong has disclosed that she has no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course book.

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.