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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Orthopaedic Physical Therapy” Fourth Edition by Robert A. Donatelli, PhD, PT, OCS and William D. Bandy, MS, PT, OCS © 2010, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This text presents the current state of orthopaedic physical therapy practice as it has been influenced by research, advanced education and specialization; emphasizing treatment of the individual, not just the site of the dysfunction.

Covering all aspects of orthopaedic physically therapy this text discusses the responses of the body tissues and systems to trauma, immobilization, and movement, and builds the foundation for safe and effective treatment.  In addition you will find the relationships and interdependence of anatomy, mechanics and kinesiology thoroughly examined thorough out the text.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 771 pages has been carefully broken down by chapters into 8 modules.  Each module approved for either 3, 5, 7 or 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 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: TMJ, Cervical Spine and Thoracic Spine      (7Contact Hours)
Chapter 6:  Upper quarter evaluation:  Structural Relationships and Interdependence
Chapter 7:  Temporomandibular Disorders, Head and Orofacial Pain: Cervical Spine Considerations
Chapter 8:  Dysfunction, Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical Spine and Thoracic Inlet
Chapter 9:  Differential Diagnosis and Mobilization of the Cervical and Upper Thoracic Spine

Module Goals

Course GoalsThis course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of TMJ, Cervical Spine and Thoracic Inlet in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.

Professional Learning Objectives

1.    Demonstrate knowledge in the relationships among the different structures in the upper quarter.
2.    Describe the shoulder girdle and its anatomy.
3.    Explain the function of normal posture.
4.    Differentiate between dynamic posture and static posture.
5.    Explain the role that muscle function has for painful conditions of the motor system.
6.    Describe the treatment recommended for most patients who experience temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) and cervical spine disorders.
7.    Describe the most important aspect regarding treatment for hypermobility.
8.    List the three classifications of disc displacement.
9.    List the causes of fibrous adhesions.
10.  Demonstrate knowledge of masticatory muscle pain.
11.  List the classification and diagnostic criteria for headache disorder, cranial neuralgia and facial pain.
12.  List procedures used to diagnose cervical spine disorders.
13.  Describe the joints of the upper cervical spine region.
14.  Differentiate between the musculoskeletal dysfunctions such as postural abnormality, somatic dysfunction, cervical spondylosis and thoracic inlet syndrome.
15.  Differentiate between myofascial pain syndrome and referred pain.
16.  Describe tests used for the examination of the cervical and upper thoracic spine.
17.  Differentiate between differential diagnosis, clinical reasoning, daily clinical assessment and analytical assessment.