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Orthopedic Physical Assessment The Spine: Module 8: Cervical Spine and TMJ
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy
Contact Hours: 7
Registration Fee: $115
1. Identify applied anatomy of the temporomandibular joints and ligaments used to
stabilize the joints.
2. Identify the resting position, close packed position, and capsular pattern of the
3. Identify the four stages of temporomandibular disc dysfunction.
4. Define Bruxism.
5. Differentiate between the different classes of malocclusion.
6. Identify the testing of the functional opening of the mouth.
7. Identify the methods used to test the 12 cranial nerves.
8. Define the Chvostek test.
9. Identify the muscles of the termporomandibular joint; their actions and nerve
10. Differentiate between 4 different joint play movements of the temporomandibular
11. Identify pain referral patterns of the temporomandibular muscles
12. Identify applied anatomy of the atlanto-occiptal joints, the atlanto-axial joints,
facet joints, uncinate joints and intervertebral discs of the cervical spine.
13. Recognize the differential diagnosis of cervical spondylosis, spinal stenosis, and
14. Differentiate between cervical nerve root and brachial plexus lesions.
15. Define Bakody’s sign.
16. Recognize the differential diagnosis of neurological disorders of the cervical spine
and upper limb.
17. Recognize normal sitting posture.
18. Identify muscles of the cervical spine; their actions and nerve supply.
19. Identify cervical and upper limb myotomes and positions used for testing them
20. Identify functional assessments and strength testing of the cervical spine.
21. Identify the tests for neurological symptoms.
22. Identify upper limb tension tests showing order of joint positioning and nerve
23. Identify tests for upper motor neuron lesions, vascular signs, vertigo and
24. Recognize signs and symptoms which may indicate possible vertebral-basilar
25. Identify 7 special tests for cervical instability.
26. Identify reflexes and cutaneous distributions in the cervical spine.
27. Differentiate between 4 brachial plexus injuries of the cervical spine.
28. Identify 8 joint play movements of the cervical spine.
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Athletic Trainers.
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on the applied anatomy, observation, examination and case studies of the shoulder.
This course utilizes text from the hardback textbook by David J. Magee “Orthopedic Physical Assessment” Fifth Edition ©2008. The fifth edition of “Orthopedic Physical Assessment” offers a straightforward, systematic approach to performing a neuromusculoskeletal assessment and explains the rationale behind various aspects of the assessment. Every joint of the body is covered, and separate chapters cover such specific topics as the principles of assessment, head and face, gait, posture, emergency sports assessment and the extremities. It also offers unparalleled coverage of the extremities, clear explanations of positions and movements, and extensive use of tables and illustrations including many radiographs to highlight key points.
This illustrated 1152 page book has been broken down by chapters into modules (check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession). Each module can be purchased separately or combined with one or all of the other modules as a bundle pack. Individual modules are available in our online format (PDF Download) available instantly, or by mail.
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM