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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 5 Core and Lumbopelvic Systems                            )
Chapter 15:  Evaluation and training of the Core
Chapter 17:  The Lumbopelvic System:  Anatomy, Physiology, Motor Control, Instability and Description of A Unique Treatment Modality
Chapter 18:  Advances in Lumbar Spine Surgery

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of the Core and Lumbopelvic Systems in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.

Professional Learning Objectives

1.    Identify the tests and measures that screen for conditions such as lumbar disc herniation or sacroiliac dysfunction that could prevent success with core training and warrant more thorough evaluation.
2.    Demonstrate knowledge in the Thomas test, Ober’s test and Craig’s test.
3.    Differentiate between the two treatment categories; pathology-focused treatment and patient-focused treatment.
4.    Identify the roles of global muscles and local muscles.
5.    Identify global and local muscles of the lumbar spine
6.    Demonstrate knowledge of Redcord’s weak-link assessment.
7.    Describe general indications for surgical treatment of the lumbar spine such as, herniation, lumbar spondyloslisthesis, spinal stenosis, fracture and scoliosis.
8.    Discuss microendoscopic surgery, biologics, interbody fusion and intradiscal electrothermography techniques in lumbar surgery.