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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation” by David J. Magee, PhD, PT, James E. Zachazewski, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC and William S. Quillen PT, PhD, SCS, FACSM © 2009, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation provides clear guidance on patient management relative to specific musculoskeletal pathology, injury, and illness – all based on a sound understanding of basic science and principles of practice.

Throughout the text, detailed evidence-based descriptions of current and practical rehabilitation methods as well as the tools needed to design and implement a rehabilitation program for musculoskeletal pathology.  Presented is the rationale for choosing an intervention along with challenges presented by the pathology, stage of healing, cautions and contraindications to treatment, different treatment considerations based on best evidence and clinical reasoning considerations.  Surgical pathology is discussed when appropriate, along with the interventions providing the best evidence for clinical decision making. 
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 944 pages has been carefully broken down into 7 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

What you can expect from Module 3

Included in Module 3:  Extremity Injuries
Chapter 7:  Hand, Wrist, and Digit Injuries
Chapter 9:  Rehabilitation of Leg, Ankle, and Foot Injuries

Module Goals

Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Module 3: Extremity Injuries
Course Goals and Objectives

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on Pathology and Intervention of Extremity Injuries in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.
Professional Learning Objectives
1.    Recognize the signs that a patient with phalangeal fractures will need surgery.
2.    Identify fractures of the distal phalanx.
3.    Differentiate between the distal phalanx and the middle phalax.
4.    Identify complications associated with prolonged immobilization.
5.    Discuss treatment of mallet finger.
6.    Recognize the most common complication of lateral dislocation of the PIP joint.
7.    Discuss fractures of the metacarpal head.
8.    Define skier’s thumb.
9.    Recognize the most common cause of spontaneous flexor tendon rupture.
10.  List the zones of flexor tendon injuries.
11.  Differentiate between flexor tendon repair and extensor tendon repair.
12.  Discuss the TFCC load test and how it is used to detect ulnocarpal abutment or TFCC tears.
13.  Explain De Quevain’s disease and how it affects the radial aspect of the wrist and thumb motion.
14.  Define arthrogenic muscle inhibition (AMI).
15.  Discuss cryotherapy and TENS and their ability to diminish AMI.
16.  Identify which exercises can be used to isolate specific joints or muscles to improve ROM, strength and movement patterns or unwanted varus/valgus forces that may occur during weight-bearing exercises.
17.  Define medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS).
18.  Recognize the red flags for tibial stress fractures.    
19.  Discuss treatment of chronic exertional compartment syndrome.
20.  Differentiate between the immobilization period for fibula fractures and tibia fractures.
21.  Recognize treatment for Sever’s disease.
22.  Define Freiberg’s infarction
23.  Identify symptoms associated with Morton’s Neuroma.