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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 in Module 1

Included in Module 1: The Spine
Chapter 2:  Cervical Spine
Chapter 8:  Integrated Multimodal Approach to the Thoracic Spine
Chapter 9:  Low Back Pain: causes and Differential Diagnosis
Chapter 10:  Lumbar Spine: Treatment of Hypomobility and Disc Conditions
Chapter 11:  Lumbar Spine: Treatment of Instability and Disorders of Movement Control

Module Goals

Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Module 1: The Spine
Course Goals and Objectives

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

Professional Learning Objectives

1.    Recognize the relationship between the cervical spine and the occiput, and associated injuries and dysfunction.   
2.    List the stages of cervical spondylosis.         
3.    Define spinal stenosis.
4.    Identify requirements for safe, effective, and economical mobilization treatment.
5.    Identify the function of the thoracic spine and ribs.
6.    List goals for treating the thoracic spine and ribs.
7.    Recognize a failed load transfer and tests that identify a failed load transfer.
8.    Define back gripping.
9.    Differentiate between inappropriate timing of exercise intervention and bad or unsuccessful treatment.
10.  Identify the possible causative factors of low back pain.
11.  Define chronic low back pain
12.  Recognize incidence of spondylolysis
13.  Identify risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm.
14.  Recognize red flags for low back pain.
15.  Recognize symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis.
16.  Identify the characteristics of hypomobility.
17.  Define the neurophysiological model.
18.  Recognize variable pain and clinical episodes.
19.  Identify locking and barriering techniques.
20.  Identify the signs of an enlarging disc herniation.   
21.  Recognize changes in the activity of the trunk muscles and their contribution to the control of sacroiliac joint stability.
22.  List the consequences of increased stability.
23.  Understand benefits of motor control training in treating patients with low back pain and lumbopelvic pain.