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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 3:  Lower Extremity
Chapter 11:  Measurement of Range of Motion of the Hip
Chapter 12:  Measurement of Range of Motion of the Knee
Chapter 13:  Measurement of Range of Motion of the Ankle and Foot
Chapter 14:  Muscle Length Testing of the Lower Extremity
Chapter 15:  Reliability and Validity of Measurements of Range of Motion and Muscle Length Testing of the Lower 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 Lower Extremities.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the stability of the hip structure.
  2. Discuss the limiting factor in hip flexion.
  3. Identify the ligament that is responsible for limiting hip abduction when tension is present.
  4. Define the neutral position of the pelvis.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge in measurements of hip abduction and adduction using the inclinometer.
  6. Describe proper goniometer positioning when measuring hip extension.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of proper stabilization of the pelvis during hip lateral rotation.
  8. Identify preferred positioning for measuring knee flexion.
  9. Differentiate between pronation and supination.
  10. Identify possible movements available at the interphalangeal joints of the toes.
  11. Explain proper goniometer alignment when measuring subtaler supination: inversion component.
  12. Discus straight leg raises and proper method of measurement.
  13. Identify the sit-and-reach test and its role in measurement of hamstring flexibility.
  14. Differentiate between the Thomas flexion test, the straight leg raise, the Ober test and the sit-and-reach test.
  15. Explain proper goniometer positioning during measurement of the rectus femoris muscle length using the Thomas test.
  16. Demonstrate knowledge of proper patient positioning while measuring the Iliotibial band and tensor fasciae latae.
  17. Identify proper positioning of the goniometer when measuring the soleus muscle length in the prone position.
  18. Demonstrate knowledge in the background of passive hip abduction and adduction range of motion testing.
  19. Differentiate between the reliability of goniometric measurement of knee motion for knee flexion and knee extension measurements.
  20. Identify the reliability of the four methods of measuring extension of the first metatarsophlangeal joint.
  21. Demonstrate knowledge of the groups responsible and their findings in reliability and validity of range of motion testing in the lower extremities.