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Fundamental Orthopedic Management for PTA Module 4: Elbow, Wrist & Hand, Common Afflictions & Other
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours: 10
Registration Fee: $159
1. Recognize ligament stability tests to confirm the presence of UCL laxity.
2. Recognize the most common treatment of supracondylar fractures is by closed reduction and immobilization for 4-6 weeks.
3. Identify and differentiate between the 4 types of intercondylar fractures that display a T or Y configuration.
4. Recognize that olecranon fractures can be classified as displaced or nondisplaced fractures.
5. Recognize the distal phalanx is the most frequently fractured bone in the hand.
6. Define Skier’s thumb.
7. List 4 techniques used by surgeons to treat Dupuytren’s disease.
8. List 4 signs and symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
9. List common physical changes that occur with RA in the fingers and toes and in the hand.
10. Define reactive arthritis.
11. Recognize 6 characteristics of arthritic conditions of the spine.
12. Recognize 5 risk factors for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
13. Recognize that acute pain is associated with increases in muscle tone, heart rate, blood pressure, skin conductance, and increased sympathetic nervous system activity.
14. Recognize where Substance P is present in the nervous system.
15. Define Gate Control Theory.
16. Recognize 6 parameters and their behaviors, scores and descriptions of the Neonatal Infant Pain Scale.
17. Recognize 3 disadvantages of semantic differential scales.
18. Recognize what carbon fiber composites are most commonly used for.
19. Recognize the Flex POP Elbow Orthosis offers flexion/extension stop sets at 5-degree increments.
20. Define S.W.A.S.H.
21. List 5 advantages of using a harness.
22. Recognize and differentiate between activity guidelines K0-K4.
23. Recognize 3 general types of prosthetic feet.
24. Recognize important rehabilitation information regarding NSAIDs including patient population, side effects, and availability.
25. Identify and differentiate between 9 metabolic panel tests and their reference ranges.
26. Define muscle action.
27. Define Bosworth fracture.
28. Recognize 6 muscles responsible for ankle inversion.
29. List 3 muscles responsible for shoulder elevation.
Occupational Therapy Assistants, and Physical Therapist Assistants.
Chapter 22. Orthopedic Management of the Elbow
Chapter 23. Orthopedic Management of the Wrist and Hand
Chapter 24. Orthopedic Management of Rheumatic Disorders
Chapter 25. Orthopedic Management of Pain and Pain Syndromes
Chapter 26. Orthopedic Management of Bracing, Orthotics, and Prosthetics
Appendix A: Commonly Used Medications in Orthopedics
Appendix B: Reference Ranges for Commonly Used Tests
Appendix C: Units of Measurement and Terminology for the Description of Exercise and
Appendix D: Fracture Eponyms
Appendix E: Major Movements of the Body and the Muscles Acting at the Joints Causing
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
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM