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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 8 Special Considerations                                  
Chapter 27:  Soft Tissue Mobilization
Chapter 28:  Somatosensory, Vestibular, and Visual Sensory Integration:  Implications for Neuromuscular Control and Balance in Orthopaedic Practice
Chapter 29:  Exercises for the Trunk, Shoulder, Hip and Knee:  Electromyographic Evidence
Chapter 30:  Evaluation and Treatment of Neural Tissue Pain Disorders

Module Goals

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

Professional Learning Objectives

1.    Define the functional mobilization approach.
2.    List the three phases of inflammation.
3.    Differentiate between proteoglycans and glycoproteins
4.    Discuss some possible physiologic explanations for restricted play and decreased extensibility of tissues, such as scar tissue adhesions, lymphatic stasis, interstitial swelling, and ground substance dehydration and intermolecular cross-linking.
5.    Identify the basic components of the skeletal muscle.
6.    Differentiate between the connective-tissue in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.
7.    Describe the evaluation procedures for soft tissue structures.
8.    Identify the symbiotic relationship of soft tissue.
9.    Differentiate between proprioception and neuromuscular control.
10.Recognize tests that are evidence-based assessments of neuromuscular control and balance for orthopaedics.
11.Demonstrate knowledge in vestibular sensory stimulation.
12.Identify lumbar stabilization exercises in neutral spine position and differentiate between the side-support exercise, bridge exercise and quadruped lower-and upper-extremity lift.
13.Describe abdominal exercises such as abdominal hollowing, abdominal bracing, posterior pelvic tilt, sit up, curl up, reverse curl, hanging hip flexion, etc.
14.Differentiate between the scapular protraction exercises such as rowing exercises, shoulder shrug, press-up exercise and push-up exercise.
15.List exercises for gluteus medius strengthening and for gluteus maximus strengthening and differentiate between the two.
16.Differentiate between the two types of pain and the types after peripheral nerve injury.
17.Discuss the antalgic posture and active movement dysfunction and clinical indicators of pain.
18.Identify steps necessary to classify peripheral nerve sensitization.
19.Describe adverse responses to neural tissue provocation tests such as NTPTs.
20.Demonstrate knowledge with evidence of a local area pathologic condition and neurologic examination.
21.Identify the cervical lateral glide technique.
22.Recognize the significance of using sliding techniques and their safe form of mobilization of the nervous system.