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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 4:  Lower Extremity
Chapter 12:  Hip
Chapter 13:  Knee
Chapter 14:  Ankle and Foot

Module Goals

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

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. List the osteologic features of the ilium and differentiate between the external surface and the internal surface.
  2. Identify the osteologic features of the femur.
  3. Define the angle of inclination and identify normal adulthood values.
  4. List the anatomic features of the hip joint and differentiate between the femoral head and the acetabulum.
  5. Discuss the capsule and ligaments of the hip.
  6. Discuss femoral-on-pelvic hip osteokinematics and pelvic-on-femoral hip osteokinematics.
  7. Discuss the motor innervations of the lower extremity originating from the sacral plexus.
  8. Differentiate between the primary hip flexors, the primary hip adductors, the primary hip extensors and primary hip abductors.
  9. List the primary external rotator muscles of the hip.
  10. Define primary and secondary hip osteoarthritis.
  11. Identify the osteologic features of the distal femur.
  12. Discuss the general anatomic and alignment considerations of the femur.
  13. Discuss the tendon reinforcement of the posterior-medial capsule.
  14. Explain blood supply to the menisci.
  15. Identify common mechanisms of injury to the menisci.
  16. Demonstrate knowledge in the anatomic considerations of the medial collateral ligament and the lateral collateral ligament.
  17. Explain the anatomy and function of the anterior cruciate ligament.
  18. Identify common mechanisms of injury involving the anterior cruciate ligament.
  19. Identify test performed to evaluate the integrity of the posterior cruciate ligament and well as common mechanisms of injury.
  20. Discuss sensory innervations of the knee joint.
  21. Differentiate between the knee extensors and the knee flexor-rotator muscles.
  22. Identify functional considerations of the knee.
  23. Discuss internal and external torque.
  24. Explain abnormal alignment of the knee.
  25. Define genu varum.
  26. Discuss the osteologic features of the fibula and distal tibia.
  27. Demonstrate knowledge in the rays of the foot.
  28. Define Pes Planus.
  29. Identify the kinematics of pronation at the subtalar joint.
  30. List the collection of articulations within the distal intertarsal joints.
  31. Define the central feature of Hallux valgus.
  32. Discuss the muscles of the anterior compartment of the leg.
  33. List the layers of the intrinsic muscles of the foot.