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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 7 Lower Extremities                                         
Chapter 21:  Dysfunction, Evaluation and Treatment of the Knee
Chapter 22:  Surgery of the Knee and Rehabilitation Principles
Chapter 23:  Dysfunction, Evaluation and Treatment of the Foot and Ankle
Chapter 24:  Overview of Foot Orthotics and Prescription
Chapter 25:  New Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Rehabilitation
Chapter 26:  Mobilization of the Lower Extremity

Module Goals

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

Professional Learning Objectives

1.    Demonstrate knowledge in the medial and lateral compartments of the knee.
2.    Identify support systems of the medial compartment of the knee
3.    Identify ligaments of the knee
4.    Recognize diagnostics test used to evaluate the functionality of the knee
5.    Identify postoperative procedures for reconstructive knee surgeries.
6.    Demonstrate knowledge of core strengthening to improve knee outcomes in patients with stable patellae.
7.    Define patellar tendon rupture.
8.    Differentiate between arthokinematic and osteokinematic movements
9.    Differentiate between excessive pronation and excessive supination relative to abnormal biomechanics of the foot and ankle.
10.Identify dysfunction and pathologic conditions in the foot and ankle such as tarsal tunnel syndrome, neuromas and trauma.
11.Identify treatment phases of the rehabilitation program for sprains and fractures.
12.Demonstrate knowledge in prescribing foot orthotic devices.
13.Explain manual therapy techniques in the functional assessments.
14.Demonstrate knowledge in Achilles tendon ruptures
15.List the reasons for posterior tibial tendon surgery and the different types of surgery applied.
16.Demonstrate knowledge in ankle arthroscopy.
17.Recognize the joints of the lower-extremity and techniques for mobilization of the lower extremity.