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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities, Cervical and Thoracic Spines” by Shirley Sahrmann, Pt, PhD, FAPTA and associates © 2011, published by Elsevier.

Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Extensively illustrated and evidence based, this text provides an organized and structured method to help you analyze the mechanical causes of movement system impairment syndromes, determine the contributing factors, and plan strategy for management that is specific to the extremities, cervical and thoracic spines

Throughout the course you will find detailed, clear explanations covering the initial examination, exercise principles, specific corrective exercises, and the modification of functional activities.  Included are illustrations – plus tables and summary boxes- highlighting essential concepts and procedures.  Also, you can expect case studies throughout the course that illustrate the clinical reasoning used in managing musculoskeletal pain.

To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 509 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. 

What you can expect from each Module:

Module Description

Included in Module 4: 
Chapter 7:  Movement System Syndromes of the Knee
Chapter 8:  Movement System Syndromes of the Foot and Ankle

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on Syndromes of the Knee, Foot and Ankle.

Professional Learning Objectives
1.    Discuss the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and the severity of radiographic OA in the varus-aligned knee.
2.    Define knee hyperextension.
3.    Understand the Insal-Salvati ratio.
4.    Identify the characteristics of tibiofemoral rotation (TFR) syndrome.
5.    Discuss tibiofemoral rotation with valgus syndrome.
6.    Explain how to control femoral and medial rotation during gait.
7.    Understand the posterior X taping method.
8.    Define varus thrust.
9.    Identify primary treatment objectives for tibiofemoral rotation with varus syndrome.
10.Discuss tibiofemoral hypomobility syndrome.
11.Understand knee extension syndrome.
12.Identify corrective exercise programs for patients Kext syndrome.
13.Recognize knee hyperextension (Khext) syndrome.
14.Define patellar lateral glide (PLG) syndrome.
15.List associated signs or contributing factors to tibiofemoral hypomobility syndrome.
16.Identify the contraindications of quadriceps strengthening for patients with Kext syndrome.
17.Understand Tibiofemoral Hypomobility Syndrome (TFHypo).
18.Discuss clinical methods to determine structural variations in the foot.
19.Understand the alignment of the ankle and foot.
20.Differentiate between motions of the hindfoot associated with open and closed chain pronation and supination.
21.Identify the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joints' primary direction of function.
22.List the muscles that make up the superficial posterior compartment.
23.Understand the muscle actions of the foot.
24.Recognize differential diagnoses for the foot and ankle.
25.Identify the intrinsic muscles of the foot.
26.Define hypomobiliy syndrome.
27.List primary symptoms for proximal tibiofibular glide syndrome.
28.Identify common referring diagnoses for pronation syndrome.
29.Discuss footwear specific for supination syndrome.