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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 from Module 5

Included in Module 5:  Pelvic Girdle, Hip and Arthroplasty
Chapter 14:  Integrated, Multimodal Approach to the Treatment of Pelvic Girdle Pain and Dysfunction
Chapter 15:  Hip Pathologies: Diagnosis and Intervention
Chapter 25:  Shoulder Arthroplasty
Chapter 26:  Physical Rehabilitation after Total Hip Arthroplasty
Chapter 27:  Physical Rehabilitation after Total Knee Arthroplasty

Module Goals

Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Module 5: Pelvic Girdle, Hip and Arthroplasty
Course Goals and Objectives

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Pelvic Girdle, Hip and Arthroplasty Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.

Professional Learning Objectives

1.    Describe the primary function of the pelvis.
2.    Understand the tests used for the assessment of the pelvic girdle.
3.    Describe the assessment findings and treatment of excessive joint compression and poor motion control.
4.    Explain the treatment plan for patients with lumbopelvic pain.
5.    Understand the use of neurophysiological myofascial release techniques.
6.    Demonstrate knowledge of the components of the integrated model in the management of pelvic girdle pain and dysfunction.
7.    Understand the importance of ruling out lumbar spine involvement when a hip problem is suspected.
8.    Discuss the type of patient who presents with trochanteric bursitis.
9.    Discuss the possible causes of hip flexion contracture.
10.  Understand the components of the hamstring and which is more susceptible to injury and why.
11.  Define the condition meralgia paresthetica
12.  Describe the indications and conditions for which total shoulder arthroplasty is performed.
13.  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the evaluation of the arthritic shoulder.
14.  Understand the different types of shoulder arthroplasty and its indications.
15.  Understand the importance of modifying the rehabilitative approach based on the patients’ needs following shoulder arthroplasty.
16.   Discuss the complications associated with and the indications for total hip arthroplasty.
17.  Discuss the variety of surgical procedures used for total hip arthroplasty.
18.  Identify the red flags for patients given restricted weight baring activity for postoperative exercises.
19.  Understand the importance of a positive Homans’ sign.
20.  Demonstrate knowledge in the treatment of patients who have undergone total hip replacement and their rehabilitation treatment.
21.  Discuss the primary indication for total knee arthroplasty.
22.  Explain the rehabilitation goals and management following total knee arthroplasty.