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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 4

Included in Module 4:  Spinal Pathology, Arthritis, Bone and Muscle Disease
Chapter 12:  Spinal Pathology: Nonsurgical Intervention
Chapter 13:  Spinal Pathology, Conditions, and Deformities: Surgical Intervention
Chapter 28:  Management of Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chapter 29:  Systemic Bone Disease: Medical and Rehabilitation Intervention
Chapter 30:  Muscle Disease and Dysfunction
Chapter 31:  Fibromyalgia and Related Disorders

Module Goals

Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Module 4: Spinal Pathology, Arthritis, Bone and Muscle Disease
Course Goals and Objectives

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.

Professional Learning Objectives

1.    Differentiate between incidence and prevalence.
2.    Discuss causes of axial back pain.
3.    Differentiate the sensory changes associated with spinal stenosis and radiculopathy.
4.    Discuss malignancy of the spine.
5.    Discuss kyphoplasy and the management of compression fractures.
6.    Discuss differential diagnosis of cervical disc disease.
7.    Explain surgical options for cervical radiculpathy.
8.    Define corpectomy.
9.    Demonstrate knowledge of operative treatment for axial neck pain and the importance of utilizing it as a last option.
10.Discuss the most common form of spinal stenosis.
11.Differentiate between osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.
12.Describe the classifications of rheumatoid arthritis in children.
13.Describe and define osteoporosis.         
14.Explain how fractures are related to osteoporisis.
15.Identify the most common symptom of Paget’s Disease.
16.Discuss Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy.
17.Demonstrate knowledge in the different types of muscular dystrophies and their symptoms and treatments.
18.List cardiac signs of respiratory impairment in neuromuscular disease.
19.Discuss the diagnostic criteria for Facioscapulohumeral musclular dystrophy.
20.Discuss myotonic dystrophy and early signs and symptoms.
21.Demonstrate knowledge in effective treatment for dermatomyositis.
22.Describe Fibromyalgia Syndrome.
23.Discuss the impact of Fibromyalgia has on the US.
24.Explain the importance exercise plays in management of chronic pain syndromes.