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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 2:  Head, Neck and Trunk
Chapter 8:  Measurement of Range of Motion of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
Chapter 9:  Measurement of Range of Motion of the Cervical Spine and Temporomandibular Joint
Chapter 10:  Reliability and Validity of Measurement of Range of Motion for the Spine and Temporomandibular Joint

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 Head, Neck and Trunk.
Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the motions that are allowed as a result of facet alignment.
  2. Define segmental motion of the thoracic and lumbar spine.
  3. List the supporting ligaments of the thoracic and lumbar spine.
  4. Recognize the tape measure as a device used to measure spinal movement.
  5. Differentiate between the Schober technique and the Modified Schober technique.
  6. Describe the finger-to-floor method of measurement.
  7. Differentiate between the goniometer and the inclinometer.
  8. Explain the method of using the back range of motion (BROM) device.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of the technique used to measure thoracolumbar rotation.
  10. Explain the motion between the atlas and the occiput of the cervical spine.
  11. List the ligaments that make up the support structure of the atlanto-occipital and atlantoaxial joints.
  12. Differentiate the mobility of the cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine.
  13. Demonstrate knowledge in the proper and most accurate usage of the inclinometer.
  14. Identify the movements of the upper and lower cavities of the temporomandibular joint.
  15. Explain methods and devices used to measure range of motion of the temporomandibular joint.
  16. Identify proper goniometer placement when measuring flexion of the cervical spine.
  17. Demonstrate knowledge of patient positioning during measurement of cervical rotation.
  18. Explain proper techniques for measurements using the finger-to-floor method.
  19. Demonstrate knowledge of groups who have tested the validity and reliability of measurements of range of motion for the head, neck and trunk.
  20. Identify measurements preformed with the back range of motion (BROM) device
  21. Explain the structure and use of the cervical range of motion (CROM) device.