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Physical Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant Module 1: Musculoskeletal System

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

At the end of this course the professional will be able to Recognize physical rehabilitation focuses on improving impairments and functional limitations, not on curing disease. Recognize the 3 sequelae of pathology according to the Nagi model and the Guide. Recognize a double-blind, randomized controlled trial is the gold standard for research design. Identify and differentiate between efficacy and effectiveness. Recognize bone mass increases until the third or fourth decade, stabilizes until age 45-50 years, and then starts to decline. Identify 8 modifiable risk factors for low bone mass. Recognize data from the WHI revealed that estrogen-progestin therapy does not reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and may increase the risk of breast cancer, stroke and venous thromboembolic events. Recognize in typical standing the base of support is the area between the outer edges of the feet. Define Balans chair. Identify and differentiate between 3 faulty postures. Recognize resistance exercise can increase muscle fiber size but does not change the type or increase the number of muscle fibers. List 8 disadvantages of isometric strengthening. List 14 advantages of isotonic strengthening. Define Jaccoud’s arthritis. Define ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Define polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). Define Sjogren’s syndrome (SS). List the 5 classic signs of inflammation. Recognize that osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis in the United States and the world. Identify and differentiate between 3 types of ligament sprains. Recognize instructing a patient in pacing strategies may allow a patient whose symptoms are exacerbated by their current level of activities to complete those activities and achieve their goals without further injury. Identify and differentiate between the 3 phases of spinal degeneration. Identify and differentiate between 5 clinical syndromes and the parts of spinal cord affected. Recognize spondylolisthesis is rarely found in the cervical spine. Identify 6 indications for joint mobilization including symptom characteristics and examination findings. Recognize that trunk stabilization controls spinal segmental stability through co-contraction of the multifidus (MF) and transversus abdominis (TrA) muscles. Define compression fracture. Recognize the inflammatory stage of fracture healing typically lasts 1 to 2 weeks. List 6 intrinsic factors that influence fracture healing. Recognize 4 stretching techniques.

Target Audience
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants.

This course utilizes text from the softback textbook by Michelle H. Cameron MD, PT, OCS “Physical Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant” ©2011. Physical Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist Assistant provides a clear, easy-to-read, evidence-based guide to the PTA's role in patient management, covering the core concepts related to physical rehabilitation and emphasizing the PTA's role in intervention. A treatment-oriented focus addresses each of the four categories of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Preferred Practice Patterns: musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary. The final section of the book addresses interventions which overlap many practice patterns.

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