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Orthopedic Physical Therapy Secrets- Module 9: The Spine

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   6
Registration Fee:   $72

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
1.Describe the normal ranges of motion of each section of the spine
2.List the important ligaments of the cervical and the lumbar spine. Specify their origin, insertion, attachment, and function.
3.Describe the anatomy of the intervertebral disk
4.Describe the facet articulations of the spine
5.Explain how the spine receives loads in different postures and what is the effect of a backrest or lumbar support
6.Describe nerve root and dural movement
7.Explain the structure and function of the intervertebral disk and describe it’s innervation
8.Name the anatomical structures associated with mechanical dysfunction of the facet joint and how they are a source of mechanical pain
9.Describe the articular receptor distribution in the spine
10.Describe a classification of disk herniations, the effect of facet angle and the typical incidence
11.List the classic presentations of disk herniations at various spinal levels
12.Explain the effectiveness of rehabilitation and exercise to relieve back pain
13.Explain how spinal stenosis is classified, list the most common structural changes and how the typical patient will present clinically
14.List other conditions that might be confused with lumbar stenosis
15.Understand the progression of the disease and the effectiveness of various treatments
16.Explain how spondylolisthesis is measured and graded
17.Understand how spondylolisthesis is diagnosed radiologically and the basic principles of conservative management
18.Understand the role of flexibility exercises in a successful treatment program
19.List the surgical indications in a child and an adult with spondylolisthesis
20.Explain the available types of surgical intervention for spondylolisthesis
21.Name the major types of scoliosis, incidence, and clinical presentation.
22.Describe the King classification system
23.List the indications for surgical intervention and possible complications to surgery
24.Describe the preferred side-bending and rotation-coupling pattern of the thoracic spine
25.Explain T4 syndrome
26.Explain common modes of spinal column injury, incidence in the United States, and prognoses
27.Define SCIWORA
28.Understand how spinal column injuries are classified
29.List and differentiate between spinal column fractures such as flexion teardrop, odontoid fracture, hangman’s fracture, and Jefferson fracture
30.Name common postoperative medical problems to which spinal trauma patients are prone
31.Name the unique features, incidence, innervations, clinical manifestations, and kinetic movement of the temporomandibular joint
32.Explain how TMJ problems can cause dizziness, headache, and ear pain

Target Audience
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Assistants

Confirmation Notes
Methods of Instruction: Online course available via internet
Educational Level:Intermediate
CEU Information: Click here for CEU approvals.

This course is derived from the textbook by Jeffrey Placzek, MD, PT and David Boyce, PT, EdD, OCS, ©2006. This textbook is part of the popular Secrets series. It presents physical therapy concepts and then introduces different healing modalities, specialties and orthopedic procedures typically prescribed for common injuries such as shoulders and extremities. Common diseases are included as well as more innovative diagnostic tools for physical therapists such as radiology. The text features concise information that includes tips, and memory “secrets”. Bulleted lists, algorithms and illustrations provide a quick review of the specific topics discussed. The information is interesting, entirely evidence-based, outcome based and up-to-date.
Module 9: The Spine- covers chapters 54 through 61.
Chapter 54: Functional Anatomy of the Spine
Chapter 55: Mechanical and Diskogenic Back Pain
Chapter 56: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Chapter 57: Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
Chapter 58: Scoliosis
Chapter 59: Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage Dysfunction
Chapter 60: Spine Fractures and Dislocations: Patterns, Classifications, and Management
Chapter 61: Temporomandibular Joint

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