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This course utilizes content from the textbook “Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System” Second Edition by Donald A. Neumann, PT, PhD, FAPTA © 2010, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Kinesiology is the study of human movement, typically pursued within the context of sport, art or medicine.  To a varying degree this course relates to all three areas.  Taking an engaging approach to explore fundamental principles in vivid detail and clarifying the link between the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system to help ensure clear and confident understanding.

Throughout this second edition, information has been updated to reflect the essential topics of kinesiology, including a review of basic structure and functions of the musculoskeletal system and the biomechanical and quantitative aspects of Kinesiology.  You can expect specific anatomic details and kinesiology of the three regions of the body, upper extremity (from the shoulder to the hand), axial skeleton (head, trunk, and spine), and the lower extremity (from the hip to the foot).  You will also find highlighted throughout the course the interaction between muscles and joints.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 681 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. 

Module Description

Included in Module 3:  Axial Skeleton
Chapter 9:  Axial Skeleton: Osteology and Arthrology
Chapter 10:  Axial Skeleton: Muscle and Joint Interactions
Chapter 11:  Kinesiology of Mastication and Ventilation

Module Goals

Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Kinesiology of the Axial Skeleton.

Professional Learning Objectives

1.  Discuss the osteology of the axial skeleton.
2.  Identify the implications of a “slipped” or herniated disc.
3.  Differentiate between the external occipital protuberance and the superior nuchal line.
4.  Demonstrate knowledge in the normal areas of lordosis and kyphosis of the spine.
5.  Discuss the ligamentous support of the vertebral column.
6.  Discuss the mobility of the cervical region of the spine.
7.  Identify the primary function of the intervertebral junctions of the spine.
8.  Explain the stricter and function of the apophyseal joints.
9.  Define apophysis.
10.  Identify the most effective diagnostic test to diagnose disc degeneration.
11.  Demonstrate knowledge in the natural degree of kyphosis present in the thoracic region of the spine when standing.
12.  Discuss the muscle and joint interactions of the axial skeleton.
13.  Explain innervations of the muscles and joints within the trunk and craniocervical regions.
14.  Demonstrate knowledge in the pairs of spinal nerve roots present in the vertebral column.
15.  Differentiate between a muscle during bilateral activation and unilateral activation.
16.  Discuss the transversospinal muscles.
17.  Differentiate between the semispinalis, Multifidi and rotator muscle groups.
18.  Explain the short segmental group of muscles.
19.  Identify the most effective axial rotator muscles of the trunk.
20.  List the intrinsic and extrinsic muscular stabilizers of the trunk.
21.  Discuss the muscular actions of performing a standard sit-up movement.
22.  Demonstrate the biomechanical issues of lifting.
23.  List the four ways to reduce the amount of force required of the back extensor muscles during lifting.
24.  Discuss the relevant osteologic features of the mandible, maxilla, temporal, Zygomatic, sphenoid and hyoid bones.
25.  List the primary muscles of mastication.
26.  Differentiate between the medial and lateral pterygoid.
27.  Discuss the muscular control of opening and closing the mouth.
28.  Demonstrate knowledge in the tissues that seal the thorax.
29.  Define quite expiration and discuss how it compares to forced expiration.