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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Joint Range of Motion and Muscle Length Testing” Second Edition by Nancy Berryman Reese, PhD, PT and William D. Bandy, PhD, PT SCS, ATC © 2010, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This text provides clear, step-by-step instructions for manual muscle testing, helping each therapist to visualize testing procedures with detailed illustrations.  Reinforce your understanding through case studies and clinical notes.  

Throughout the second edition, information has been updated to reflect the latest testing techniques, data on normative values for range of motion, and reliability and validity studies from the current literature.  In each technique chapter you will find line drawings of the joints to supplement the anatomical descriptions and photographs of the goniometric landmarks.  Information on arthrokinematics and functional range of motion have been included to facilitate a better understanding of joint mechanics and the functional application of joint motion.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 509 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 3 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Module Description

Included in Module 1: Upper Extremities
Chapter 3:  Measurement of Range of Motion of the Shoulder
Chapter 4:  Measurement of Range of Motion of the Elbow and Forearm
Chapter 5:  Measurement of Range of Motion of the Wrist and Hand
Chapter 6:  Muscle Length Testing of the Upper Extremity
Chapter 7:  Reliability and Validity of Measurements of Range of Motion and Muscle Length   Testing of the Upper Extremity

Module Goals

Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study in Joint Range of Motion and Muscle Length Testing of the Upper Extremities.

Professional Learning Objectives

1.    Explain classification and stability of the glenohemeral joint.
2.    List the four ligaments responsible for reinforcement and limiting motion of the sternoclavicular joint.
3.    Describe the degree of freedom of movement allowed by the structures of the sternoclavicular joint.
4.    Define elevation/depression.
5.    Differentiate between elevation/depression, protraction/retraction and rotation.
6.    Demonstrate knowledge of the motion between the scapula and the thorax and its contribution to mobility of the shoulder.
7.    Identify the motions of the shoulder joint complex.
8.    Explain the preferred patient positioning for measurement of shoulder flexion and extension.
9.    Identify proper goniometer alignment during shoulder abduction.
10.  Demonstrate knowledge in the capsular pattern of the elbow.
11.  Identify the preferred patient positioning for measurement of range of motion in the elbow.
12.  Describe the degree of freedom of the condyloid joint of the wrist.
13.  Identify the radial collateral ligament and its role in ulnar deviation.
14.  Explain the possible motions of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb.
15.  Identify proper goniometer positioning when measuring MCP and IP joint flexion.
16.  Explain proper stabilization during range of motion measurement of the wrist.
17.  Identify the proper instrument used for measurement of carpometacarpal opposition
18.  Recognize the Apley’s Scratch Test and its technique for measuring muscle length in the shoulder and elbow.
19.  Discuss proper patient positioning  while measuring the pectoralis major muscle length.
20.  Demonstrate knowledge of the groups responsible for conducting studies to test the validity and reliability of measurements of ROM and muscle length testing of the upper extremities.