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Physical Agents in Rehabilitation Module 1: Tissue Repair, Pain and Motion Restriction
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours: 10
Registration Fee: $159
1. Recognize the three phases of inflammation and healing.
2. Identify mediators of the inflammatory response of vasodilation, increased vascular permeability, chemotaxis, fever and pain.
3. Recognize 10 macrophage products.
4. Recognize characteristics of the proliferation phase of healing including wound coverage and injury site.
5. Identify and differentiate between 10 different collagen types and their distributions.
6. Recognize 8 systemic factors influencing healing.
7. Identify 6 stages of fracture healing.
8. Recognize 3 treatments of acute pain resulting from musculoskeletal injuries.
9. Define cutaneous pain.
10. Define pain gating.
11. Recognize the role of substance P and its location in the central and peripheral nervous system.
12. Recognize the neonatal infant pain scale (NIPS) and its 6 operational definitions.
13. Recognize dosages of NSAIDs required to reduce pain and to reduce inflammation.
14. Recognize 4 new and alternative medications to treat pain
15. Recognize assessment of muscle tone must occur when there is no active contraction or resistance to muscle stretch.
16. Recognize 3 characteristics of what spasticity is.
17. Identify 5 grades used for the Commonly Used Clinical Tone Scale.
18. Recognize muscle tone is most accurately measured at the mid-range of the muscle’s length.
19. Recognize conduction relationship between neurons with small diameter axons and neurons with large diameter axons.
20. Identify characteristics of agonist and antagonist muscles during prolonged stretch and pressure on the tendon of a hypertonic muscle.
21. Define limbic system.
22. Recognize 2 possible consequences of abnormally low muscle tone.
23. Recognize 7 possible consequences of abnormally high muscle tone.
24. Identify 5 management strategies to reduce hypertonicity after a stroke.
25. Define active motion.
26. Recognize 4 contractile sources of motion restrictions.
27. Differentiate between intra-articular and extra-articular edema.
28. Recognize 4 findings and their interpretations of Cyriax’s Interpretation of Resisted Muscle Tests.
29. Identify two contraindications for the use of active and passive ROM examination techniques.
30. Recognize the relationship between length, time and tension during creep.
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers
Chapter 2: Inflammation and Tissue Repair
Chapter 3: Pain
Chapter 4: Tone Abnormalities
Chapter 5: Motion Restrictions
By Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, OCS
This course utilizes text from the soft cover textbook by Michelle Cameron “Physical Agents in Rehabilitation” ©2009. This third edition presents a variety of treatment choices supported by the latest clinical research. This valuable resource details the most up-to-date information on thermal agents, ultrasound, electrical currents, hydroptherapy, traction, compression, lasers and other forms of electromagnetic radiation, and provides straightforward, full-color explanations that make it easy to integrate physical agents into your patients’ overall rehabilitation plans
Dates and Locations
01-31-2020 - 01-31-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM