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Rehabilitation - Occupational Therapist


Rehab 197
Apps and Mobile Health Technology in Rehabilitation: The Good, The Bad, The Unknown

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  • Discuss the current evidence-base of mobile health and smart phone apps and list 5 ways that mHealth apps can aid in medical care
  • Describe and discuss mobile health interventions for specific diagnoses including brain injury, spinal cord injury, musculoskeletal injury, cardiac rehab, pain management and amputee care
  • Outline and describe 4 limitations regarding the use of mHealth apps in rehabilitation medicine
  • Describe 2 patient-centered mobile health applications in rehabilitation medicine
  • Describe 2 applications for Community and Social Integration


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 196
Telemedicine in Rehabilitation

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  • Describe telerehabilitation, including services that can be provided under its scope, and list 3 examples of how it can be delivered
  • List and discuss 3 ways that telerehabilitation has been shown to strengthen the patient-provider connection
  • Describe the use of telemedicine in specialized care including patients with stroke, TBI, MS and SCI
  • Discuss findings and list 2 benefits of cardiac telerehabilitation for CAD and CHF
  • Describe the use of telerehabilitation for rheumatology, chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions
  • Discuss of the WFOT’s position on telehealth


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 195

Nutritional Aspects of the Female Athlete


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  • Discuss 5 factors that effect the nutritional needs of a female athlete
  • Describe the macronutrient needs of a female athlete including carbohydrates, fats and proteins
  • Describe the micronutrient needs of a female athlete including iron, vitamin D, zinc, calcium, magnesium and B vitamins
  • Define and differentiate other nutritional concerns including runners gut, gut ischemia, fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccaharides, monosaccharides and polyols
  • Examine and outline the effects of 4 important supplements including caffeine, creatine, Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, Beta-alanine

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 194
Cardiovascular Considerations in the Female Athlete

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  • Define sudden cardiac death (SCD) and list 2 epidemiologic and gender differences between male and female athletes
  • Discuss 2 findings related to athletic remodeling in athletes
  • Examine and explain 2 structural differences related to myocardial wall thickness and list 3 reasons related to these differences
  • Describe oxygen consumption, congenital heart disease and bicuspid aortic valve differences between male and female athletes
  • Examine and describe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC)
  • Describe the significance of the Marfan Syndrome

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 191

Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Neck


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  • Outline the characteristic pattern of symptoms for cervical facet arthopathy, disc pathology and radiculopathy
  • Describe 2 diagnostic criteria for cervical facet arthopathy, disc pathology and radiculopathy
  • Summarize 3 components of manual therapy for cervical facet arthopathy, disc pathology and radiculopathy
  • Discuss 2 specialized techniques for the treatment of cervical facet arthopathy, disc pathology and radiculopathy


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 187
Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Wrist and Hand

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  • Summarize 5 characteristics and clinical features of DeQuervain's tenosynovitis
  • Outline 5 components of the rehab program for DeQuervain's tenosynovitis
  • Summarize 5 characteristics and clinical features of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Outline 5 components of the rehab program for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Summarize 5 characteristics and clinical features of Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis
  • Outline 5 components of the rehab program for Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis
  • Describe diagnostic criteria for each of the following conditions: DeQuervain's, CTS and Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 186

Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Elbow


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  • Define 3 key clinical features of lateral epicondylopathy
  • Outline and describe 4 therapeutic interventions included in a rehab program for lateral epicondylopathy
  • Define 3 clinical features of medial epicondylopathy
  • Outline and describe 4 therapeutic interventions included in a rehab program for medial epicondylopathy
  • Define key clinical features of olecranon bursitis, distal biceps tendinopathy, ulnar neuropathy and ulnar collateral ligament injury
  • Outline and describe 2 therapeutic interventions included in a rehab program for olecranon bursitis, distal biceps tendinopathy, ulnar neuropathy and ulnar collateral ligament injury


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 185
Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Shoulder

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  • Outline and describe 4 therapeutic interventions included in a rehab program for shoulder impingement syndrome
  • List and describe 6 physical examinations used for assessing shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Define the key clinical features of rotator cuff tendinopathy
  • Outline and describe 4 therapeutic interventions included in a rehab program for rotator cuff tendinopathy
  • Define the key clinical features of glenohumeral osteoarthritis
  • Outline and describe 4 therapeutic interventions included in a rehab program for glenohumeral osteoarthritis
  • Define the key clinical features of glenohumeral joint instability
  • Outline and describe 4 therapeutic interventions included in a rehab program for glenohumeral joint instability
  • Define the key clinical features of adhesive capsulitis
  • Outline and describe 4 therapeutic interventions included in a rehab program for adhesive capsulitis


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 181

Plyometric Training and Drills


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  • Explain the fundamental basis of plyometric training, its origins, and its applications
  • Describe the mechanical and neuromuscular physiologic processes involved in the stretch-shortening cycle and how it applies to plyometrics
  • Describe the important clinical considerations surrounding the appropriate use of plyometrics in the orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation setting
  • Describe and apply important fundamentals for the use of plyometrics as a rehabilitation tool, including pretraining assessment, application of exercise prescription principles, and injury prevention
  • Design a basic plyometric training program at low-, medium-, and high-intensity levels
  • Use a variety of upper and lower extremity plyometric exercises as a part of the rehabilitation process

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 180

Rehabilitation Considerations for the Female Athlete


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  • Explain the biomechanical and neuromuscular factors that predispose females to lower extremity injury
  • Relate biomechanical and neuromuscular factors to the lower extremity injuries more commonly experienced by females
  • Describe specific rehabilitation interventions targeting the neuromuscular and biomechanical risk factors associated with lower extremity injury in female athletes

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Rehab 179

Aquatic Rehabilitation


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  • Explain the physical properties of water, including buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, viscosity, and fluid dynamics
  • Identify the effect of immersion on weight bearing and appropriately apply weight-bearing guidelines in a clinical situation
  • Explain the physiologic responses of water immersion
  • Compare and contrast the physiologic response of exercise on land and in water
  • Identify and apply recommended guidelines for cardiovascular conditioning in water
  • Design a comprehensive aquatic-based rehabilitation program for an athlete that uses the principles of stretching, strengthening, balance, and aerobic conditioning

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 178

Principles of Rehabilitation for Muscle and Tendon Injuries


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  • Define the muscle-tendon unit
  • Describe the stages of tissue healing and the importance of application of this knowledge in rehabilitation
  • State the mechanism of injury for strains
  • Identify characteristics of the different grades of strains and application of this to rehabilitation
  • Describe the classifications of tendon pathology
  • State key aspects of the clinical evaluation
  • Identify rehabilitation principles for acute and chronic injuries and design appropriate rehabilitation interventions
  • Describe rehabilitation treatment techniques for common muscle-tendon pathologies

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 168

Physiological Effects of Overtraining and Detraining


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  • Identify the predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors of muscle damage and overuse
  • Describe muscle damage secondary to metabolic overload and  to mechanical factors
  • Summarize the physiological effects of muscle damage
  • Compare the damaging effects of isometric, concentric, and eccentric exercises on the muscle
  • Identify the increased risk of muscle damage in the young athlete
  • List the classification of muscle strain
  • Describe the healing of muscle cells and fibers
  • Summarize the appropriate management of damage to muscle

Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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Rehab 167

Overuse Injury and Muscle Damage


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  • Define exercise training and identify the goal of exercise training for athletes
  • List and explain the training principles
  • Define and explain the goals of periodization
  • Describe the cycle types within each phase of periodization
  • Define and differentiate between overreaching and the overtraining syndrome (OTS)
  • Distinguish between sympathetic and parasympathetic forms of OTS
  • Discuss the major hypotheses proposed to explain the causes and mechanisms of OTS
  • Identify components important to monitor during training
  • Suggest techniques to prevent OTS
  • Identify treatment for OTS
  • Define detraining and indicate the factors that influence the magnitude and rate of loss of training adaptations
  • Describe the consequences of detraining on the metabolic system, cardiorespiratory and the neuromuscular system

Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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Rehab 166

Plyometrics in Rehabilitation


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  • Explore and outline the physiology of plyometric exercises
  • Design a functional progression of plyometric exercises
  • Determine the physiological requirements before starting a plyometric exercise program
  • Determine the importance of posture and jumping techniques in plyometric exercises
  • Identify the landing strategies in plyometric exercises
  • Design a plyometric training program
  • Integrate foot work into speed development programs
  • Give objectives for jumping patterns
  • Describe how to progress an athlete in work, intensity, and volume

Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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Rehab 165

Strength Training Concepts in Athletes


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  • Describe the physiological adaptations within the muscle following strength exercises
  • Provide examples of the changes that occur with neural adaptations within muscle
  • List the major contributors to improving muscle strength
  • Explain the differences among strength, power, and endurance
  • Distinguish among how to train Type I, Type IIA, and Type IIB muscle fiber types
  • Identify the number of repetitions, sets, and amount of resistance necessary to increase muscle strength and hypertrophy
  • Describe the effects of aging on muscle
  • Describe the phases of periodization training
  • Describe the differences among eccentric, concentric, and isometric exercises
  • Provide examples of off-season, in-season, and maintenance programs for athletes

Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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Rehab 164

Anatomy and Pathophysiology of the CORE


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  • Define the hip and trunk CORE
  • Evaluate the CORE muscles and structure
  • Delineate the difference between local and global muscles on the back
  • Identify the muscles of the abdominal area that are considered stabilizing
  • Identify the spinal muscles that stiffen the spine
  • Evaluate the CORE dysfunction 
  • Instruct patients in exercises designed to strength hip and trunk muscles
  • Identify the correlation between muscle weakness in the hip and lower extremity injuries

Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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Rehab 163

Range of Motion (ROM)and Stretching


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  • Describe conditions that may effect joint motion
  • Describe impairments in joint ROM
  • Describe normal and abnormal joint end-feels
  • Explain capsular patterns
  • Explore the scientific basis of stretch
  • List and explain principles of ROM and stretching
  • List and explain various types of stretching exercises
  • List and explain the precautions and contraindications to ROM and stretching

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 162

Coordination and Proprioception


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  • Describe the nature and complexity of "coordinated movement"
  • Describe and objectively measure disorders of coordination
  • Explain elements of neuromuscular control and functional stability
  • Define proprioception
  • Describe the importance of proprioception and its contribution to normal movement
  • Define common disorders of proprioception
  • Rationalize the important role of ligaments in position sense
  • Recognize, perform and analyze various therapeutic interventions that focus on proprioceptive deficits
  • Differentiate and apply methods of problem-solving, multitasking, cognitive overlays, and multistep commands to improve coordination

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 161

Endurance


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  • Define the concept of endurance for both the cardiovascular and muscular systems
  • Describe the physiological responses in the heart, lungs, and peripheral structures to exercise
  • Explain the roles and response of skeletal muscles and respiratory muscles to exercise
  • Identify 5 effects of disuse and-or immobility and aging on exercise response
  • Outline the acute response to aerobic, isometric, and resistive exercise
  • List 3 benefits of chronic aerobic exercise
  • List 5 cardiovascular and pulmonary risk factors and explain how to reduce the risk with exercise

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 160

Balance


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  • Describe the physiological components of balance
  • Outline changes in balance across the lifespan
  • Define the role of the balance system in regaining function
  • Describe the assessment of balance as a means to determine fall risk and to guide treatment
  • Explain how to develop an appropriate exercise program to treat impairments and functional limitations related to balance

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 159

Strength


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  • Define and differentiate between key elements of muscle performance; strength, power, muscle endurance
  • List key factors that influence the tension-producing capacity of normal skeletal muscle
  • Explain the relationships among muscle fatigue, recovery from exercise and overtraining
  • List precautions and contraindications for resistance exercise
  • Describe principles and concepts of specificity or exercise, transfer of training overload, and reversibility as they relate to resistance exercise
  • Describe the adaptation of muscle, connective tissue and bone to resistive exercise
  • State general principles for application and implementation of resistance exercise

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 131

Rehabilitation Following Rotator Cuff Repair


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  • Recall 3 potential reasons, based on expert opinion, that may contribute to the high re-tear rate following rotator cuff repair.
  • Recite 4 factors that impact the rehabilitation program for patients following rotator cuff repair.
  • Summarize the DeOrio classification for rotator cuff tear size.
  • State 3 appropriate exercises during weeks 0-2 following rotator cuff repair
  • Provide 2 appropriate exercises during weeks 6-8 following rotator cuff repair
  • Name 3 appropriate exercises during weeks 8-12 following rotator cuff repair

Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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Rehab 130

Evaluation and Treatment of Non-Surgical Rotator Cuff Disorders


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  • Recite 3 risk factors for developing rotator cuff tendonosis
  • State the purpose of the scapula reposition and scapula assistance test.
  • Explain how to perform the external rotation lag sign and recall the purpose of this test
  • Paraphrase one evidence - based test cluster for diagnosing a rotator cuff tear.
  • Recall two indications/goals for performing posterior glenohumeral joint mobilizations.
  • Cite the clinical prediction rule (CPR) for favorable outcome in patients undergoing conservative management for rotator cuff disorders
  • Identify two criteria for phase I rehabilitation exercises for rotator cuff disorders

Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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Rehab 111

Spinal Cord and Head Injury Rehabilitation


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  • Identify the anatomy of upper motor neuron tract systems and discuss the functionality of upper motor neuron tract systems
  • Explain the effects of a spinal cord injury
  • Discuss the anatomy and functionality of regions of the brain
  • Describe complications post injury of brain and spinal cord injury
  • Describe standard treatment procedures prior to rehabilitation of brain and spinal cord injured patients
  • Explain the difference between neurological deficit rigidity versus disuse atrophy/spasm of spinal cord and head injured patients
  • Describe treatment options for rehabilitation of spinal cord and head injured patients
  • Explain treatment methods to transition C curve locomotion to S curve locomotion
  • Explain treatment methods for atrophy and spasm
  • Discuss most current curative research for spinal cord and head injured patients

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