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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 2 Muscle Strengthening, Symptom Investigation and Neuromuscular Training (5 Contact Hours)
Chapter 3:  Theory and Practice of Muscle Strengthening in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Chapter 4:  Strength Training Concepts in the Orthopaedic Patient
Chapter 5:  Symptom Investigation
Chapter 16: Neuromuscular Training

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Muscle Strengthening, Symptom Investigation and Neuromuscular Training in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.

Professional Learning Objectives

1.    Demonstrate knowledge of the contraction-relaxation cycle and the five step process.
2.    Define the all-or-none phenomenon.
3.    Identify tissue healing and muscle fatigue.
4.    Define tissue regeneration and diapedesis.
5.    Describe immobilation and its association with reduced bone mass, osteopernia, and osteoporosis.
6.    Differentiate between strength, power, muscular power and endurance.
7.    Define functional exercise.
8.    Differentiate between concentric, eccentric and isometric muscle contractions.
9.    Identify the first signs of muscle adaptations to strengthening exercises.
10.  Demonstrate knowledge in the numerous variables that a therapist must consider if a patient is to attain optimal strengthening and progress.
11.  Demonstrate knowledge of the objectives for the therapist when deciding the appropriate process of intervention.
12.  Describe the types of questions a therapist should ask a patient when reporting changes in symptom site and intensity over a defined period to time.
13.  Differentiate between pelvis, hip and thigh disorders.
14.  Define Peripheral arterial occlusive disease or peripheral vascular disease.
15.  Identify the symptoms of Raynaud’s disease.
16.  Demonstrate knowledge in the neuromuscular system.