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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities, Cervical and Thoracic Spines” by Shirley Sahrmann, Pt, PhD, FAPTA and associates © 2011, published by Elsevier.

Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Extensively illustrated and evidence based, this text provides an organized and structured method to help you analyze the mechanical causes of movement system impairment syndromes, determine the contributing factors, and plan strategy for management that is specific to the extremities, cervical and thoracic spines

Throughout the course you will find detailed, clear explanations covering the initial examination, exercise principles, specific corrective exercises, and the modification of functional activities.  Included are illustrations – plus tables and summary boxes- highlighting essential concepts and procedures.  Also, you can expect case studies throughout the course that illustrate the clinical reasoning used in managing musculoskeletal pain.

To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 509 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 4 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. 

What you can expect from each Module:

Module Description

Included in Module 1:
Chapter 1:  Update of Concepts Underlying Movement System Syndromes
Chapter 2:  Staging System for Rehabilitation
Chapter 6:  Movement System Syndromes of the Elbow

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on Staging Systems for Rehabilitation and Syndromes of the Elbow

Professional Learning Objectives
1.    Identify the cause of musculoskeletal pain syndromes both acute and chronic.    
2.    Define the term hypermobility.
3.    Understand the human movement system.
4.    Define the term modulator.
5.    Understand body proportions and their contributing factor in predisposing individuals to musculoskeletal problems.
6.    Identify tissue adaptations of the skeletal system.
7.    List tissue adaptations of the muscular system.
8.    Discuss muscle hypertrophy.
9.    Discuss the role of passive tension provided by the muscle.
10.  Discuss methods used to assess abdominal muscle extensibility.
11.  Differentiate between muscle performance and muscle weakness.
12.  Understand the assessment of accessory motion impairments.
13.  Identify the consequences of imprecise movement.
14.  Recognize the factors supporting the importance of having a practitioner with expertise in the movement systems.
15.  Discuss the physical stress theory.
16.  List and understand the stages for rehabilitation.
17.  Discuss how pain can be a guide to the rehabilitation process.
18.  Demonstrate knowledge in scarring management during the rehabilitation process.
19.  Identify diagnostic labels used to describe the status of a patient's movement system after an examination using the diagnostic process.
20.  Discuss the normal alignment of the elbow and forearm at rest.
21.  Understand tests for ligamentous integrity.
22.  Recognize the muscular actions of the elbow.
23.  Identify the muscles of the wrist and hand affecting the elbow.
24.  Understand wrist extension with forearm pronation syndrome.
25.  Identify the Cozen's test.
26.  Demonstrate knowledge in the elbow flexion syndrome (cubital tunnel syndrome).
27.  Recognize elbow valgus syndrome with and without elbow extension.
28.  Understand posterior forearm nerve entrapment syndromes.
29.  Identify the characteristics of posterior forearm nerve entrapment syndrome.
30.  Discuss patient education for treatment of posterior forearm nerve entrapment.