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Orthopedic Physical Assessment: The Spine: Module 12: Assessment of Gait and Posture
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy
Contact Hours: 5
Registration Fee: $83
1. Define the gait cycle and its phases and time spent in each phase.
2. Describe the 5 stages of the stance phase.
3. Identify the 3 subphases of the swing phase.
4. Identify gait parameters that are significantly decreased in women compared with
5. Differentiate normal parameters of gait including base width, step length, stride
length, lateral pelvic shift, vertical pelvic shift, and pelvic rotation.
6. Identify center of gravity and normal cadence parameters.
7. Identify of joint motions at the hip, knee, tibia, foot, and ankle during the stance
phase of gait.
8. Recognize joint motion and forces during the swing phase of gait.
9. Differentiate between different muscle actions during the gait cycle.
10. Identify differential diagnosis of antalgic gait.
11. Identify and differentiate between 15 abnormal gait patterns.
12. Define festination.
13. Identify 19 common gait pathologies.
14. Differentiate between correct posture, faulty posture and curves of postural
15. Identify 7 anatomic factors affecting correct posture.
16. Recognize causes of poor posture.
17. Identify and differentiate between common spinal deformities including lordosis,
kyphosis, and scoliosis.
18. Identify 7 types of muscle weakness or tightness associated with postural
19. Differentiate between anterior, lateral and posterior lines of references.
20. Identify leg length measurement and the slump test performed in a postural
Physical Therapist, 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