continuing education, physical therapy, occupational therapy -

Printer Friendly Copy

Fundamental Orthopedic Management for PTA Module 1: Basic Concepts of Orthopedic Management

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   10
Registration Fee:   $159

1. List the 4 categories of behavior. 2. Recognize and differentiate between 8 different types of probes and probing questions. 3. Recognize 5 steps to take if pain and swelling develop during full range of motion isotonic knee extension. 4. Recognize that Homans’ sign is considered an insensitive and nonspecific test. 5. Recognize 4 risk factors for deep venous thrombosis (DVT’s). 6. Identify the 4 rating characteristics on the scale for rating pitting edema. 7. Define peripheralization. 8. Recognize 3 cardiovascular red flag pain symptoms. 9. List 7 abnormal responses to exercise. 10. List 4 beneficial effects of a warm-up before strenuous activities. 11. Recognize ballistic stretching is typically reserved for an athletic population in preparation for high-velocity, ballistic, and sometimes violent physical activity. 12. Recognize duration, frequency, and intensity of static stretching. 13. Recognize that research has shown that a long-term, routine stretching program can result in increased long-term flexibility, whereas an acute stretching program does not. 14. Recognize 4 critical components the PTA should be aware of when dealing with stretching and scar tissue. 15. Recognize Dynasplint and Pro-glide are two examples of dynamic splints used to progressively load selected joints to gain motion. 16. Identify and differentiate between Type II A, Type II AB, and Type II B muscle fibers. 17. List 6 methods that strength can be measured. 18. Recognize 4 examples of functional testing to determine an individual’s readiness to return to normal levels of activity. 19. Recognize 5 general theories concerning the process of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) according to Albert. 20. Identify 4 general rationales for using closed-chain exercises in rehabilitation programs. 21. List 7 AAP recommendations for strength training. 22. List 11 notable physical and physiologic changes associated with regular participation in an aerobic exercise training program. 23. Define the Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion scale. 24. Identify and differentiate between 7 coordination tests. 25. Recognize 9 factors according to Duncan that may significantly contribute to balance dysfunction.

Target Audience
Occupational Therapy Assistants, and Physical Therapist Assistants.

Chapter 1. Patient Supervision and Observation During Treatment Chapter 2. The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant in Physical Assessment Chapter 3. Flexibility Chapter 4. Strength Chapter 5. Endurance Chapter 6. Balance and Coordination

This course utilizes text from the softback textbook by Robert C. Manske PT, DPT, Med, SCS, ATC, CSCS and Gary A. Shankman, PTA “Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant” ©2011. Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 3rd Edition, was designed to meet the unique needs of physical therapist assistants, by focusing on critical thinking and applications of fundamental orthopedic principles in physical therapy interventions. Clear explanations cover basic concepts such as the PTA's role in physical assessment of flexibility, strength, endurance, and balance, along with the specifics of tissue healing; medications; gait and joint mobilization; and an introduction to biomechanics. It also describes the application of therapeutic interventions for many orthopedic conditions by region and affliction.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-31-2020 - 01-31-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM