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This course utilizes content from the textbook “Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System” Second Edition by Donald A. Neumann, PT, PhD, FAPTA © 2010, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Kinesiology is the study of human movement, typically pursued within the context of sport, art or medicine.  To a varying degree this course relates to all three areas.  Taking an engaging approach to explore fundamental principles in vivid detail and clarifying the link between the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system to help ensure clear and confident understanding.

Throughout this second edition, information has been updated to reflect the essential topics of kinesiology, including a review of basic structure and functions of the musculoskeletal system and the biomechanical and quantitative aspects of Kinesiology.  You can expect specific anatomic details and kinesiology of the three regions of the body, upper extremity (from the shoulder to the hand), axial skeleton (head, trunk, and spine), and the lower extremity (from the hip to the foot).  You will also find highlighted throughout the course the interaction between muscles and joints.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 681 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. 

Module Description

Included in Module 2:  Upper Extremity
Chapter 5:  Shoulder Complex
Chapter 6:  Elbow and Forearm
Chapter 7:  Wrist
Chapter 8:  Hand

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of the Upper Extremities in Kinesiology.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. List the osteologic features of the sternum and the clavicle.
  2. Discuss the four articulations within the shoulder complex.
  3. Identify the general features of the sternoclavicular joint.
  4. List the tissues that stabilize the acromioclavicular joint.
  5. Explain the positioning of the scapula while in the anatomic position.
  6. Discuss scapulothoracic posture and its effect on static stability.
  7. Differentiate between the two functional categories (proximal stabilizers and distal mobilizers) of muscles of the shoulder complex.
  8. List the primary muscles acting as elevators at the scapulothoracic joint.
  9. Identify the prime protractor muscle at the scapulothoracic joint.
  10. Differentiate between the internal rotator muscles of the shoulder and the external rotator muscles of the shoulder.
  11. Demonstrate knowledge in the number of muscles that power and control the wide range of movements available to the shoulder complex.
  12. Identify the osteologic features of the ulna and radius.
  13. Discuss motions that increase tension in the collateral ligaments of the elbow.
  14. Differentiate between the lateral collateral ligament complex of the elbow and the medial collateral ligament.
  15. Explain the functional considerations of flexion and extension.
  16. Identify the primary functions of the Interosseous membrane.
  17. Discuss the individual muscle actions of the elbow flexors.
  18. Identify the maximal-effort flexion torques that have been reported for healthy middle aged men and women.
  19. Explain the function of the supinator and pronator muscles of the forearm.
  20. Demonstrate knowledge in the joint structure and ligaments of the wrist.
  21. Differentiate between the extrinsic ligaments and intrinsic ligaments of the wrist.
  22. Identify the primary cause of carpal instability.
  23. List the primary and secondary set of extensor muscles of the wrist.
  24. List primary and secondary set of flexor muscles of the wrist.
  25. Identify those muscles capable of ulnar deviation of the wrist.
  26. Discuss the muscular function of the hand.
  27. Explain the common function of the Hypothenar muscles of the hand.
  28. Discuss the ability of the hand to manipulate objects.
  29. Define prehension.
  30. Identify and discuss joint deformities that occur in the hand.