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Arkansas Physical Therapy Assistant Continuing Education

Arkansas Accepts OnlineCE.com Courses

 

Arkansas Continuing Education Requirements:

PTA: 10 hrs biennially - Arkansas Accepts 5 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

A passing score on the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Jurisprudence Exam is required for license renewal. The exam is required for every odd-numbered year renewal.

 

Please click here for a listing of online continuing education courses specifically approved for Arkansas Physical Therapy Assistants.

 

Please scroll down to view courses accepted and their approval code/langauge.  When logged in, as long as your licenses are entered on your account, each course is clearly identified as being approved or not approved.



State of Arkansas Continuing Education Requirements

Arkansas Continuing Education requirements posted on this page are based upon the most up to date information available. Arkansas continuing education requirements are subject to change and therefore, Arkansas PT/PTA licensee's are ultimately responsible for being up to date with the Arkansas continuing education requirements.

 

Continuing education courses offered on OnlineCE.com provide Online CEU for Arkansas Physical Therapists (PT) and Arkansas Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA). The online courses enhance the knowledge bases of PT/PTA to enhance clinical therapy practice. Free 1 hour APTA approved online home study CE credit course for new Arkansas Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant registered users at www.OnlineCE.com

 
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  • Acute Care 101

    Pulmonary System


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    • Provide a brief review of the structure and function of the pulmonary system
    • Give an overview of pulmonary evaluation, including physical examination and diagnostic testing
    • Describe pulmonary diseases and disorders, including clinical findings, medical-surgical management and list 3 examples of therapeutic interventions


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Acute Care 102

    Musculoskeletal System


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    • Provide a brief overview of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system
    • Describe the physical therapist ’ s examination and management of the patient with musculoskeletal impairments in the acute care setting
    • Give an overview of fracture management and common orthopedic surgeries seen in the acute care setting  
    • Describe the equipment commonly used by patients with musculoskeletal impairments in the acute care setting


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Acute Care 103
    Nervous System

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    • Describe the structure and function of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system
    • List 5 components included in a neurological exam
    • Define and differentiate 3 various diagnostic procedures including, but not limited to CT scan, MRI, ECG, PET scan, evoked potentials
    • Give an overview of neurologic evaluation, including the physical examination and diagnostic tests
    • Become familiar with and describe symptoms of 10 common neurologic health conditions
    • Discuss and outline conservative and surgical management of these conditions along with and therapeutic interventions and expected outcomes


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Acute Care 104

    Vascular System and Hematology


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    • Review the structure and function of blood and blood vessels
    • Review the vascular and hematologic evaluation, including physical examination and diagnostic and laboratory tests
    • Describe vascular, hematologic and lymphatic health conditions, including clinical findings medical and surgical management and therapeutic intervention


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Acute Care 105

    Gastrointestinal System


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    • Describe the structure and function of the gastrointestinal (GI) system
    • Outline information on the clinical evaluation of the GI system, including physical examination and diagnostic studies
    • Recite an overview of the various diseases and disorders of the GI system
    • Analyze Information on the management of GI disorders, including pharmacologic therapy and surgical procedures
    • List guidelines for therapeutic intervention in patients with GI diseases and disorders


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Acute Care 106

    Oncology


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    • Describe and differentiate the medical assessment and diagnosis of a patient with cancer, including staging and classification
    • Outline 3 various medical and surgical methods of cancer management
    • An overview of a variety of the different body system cancers, including common sites of metastases
    • List 5 examination, evaluation, and intervention considerations for the clinician


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Acute Care 107

    Infectious Disease


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    • Outline and analyze clinical evaluation of infectious diseases and altered immune disorders, including physical examination and laboratory studies
    • Become familiar with various infectious disease processes, including etiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and management
    • List commonly encountered altered immune disorders, including etiology, clinical presentation, and management
    • List 5 precautions and guidelines that a clincian should implement when treating a patient with an infectious disease process or altered immunity


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Addictions 101

    History of Abuse of Drugs and Alcohol/Strategies for Dealing With Addictions - One's Own and Those of One's Patients


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    • Describe the history of alcohol and drug abuse
    • Define the reasons for the impact of alcohol and drug abuse
    • Indicate the types of drug and alcohol abuses
    • Recognize substance abuse in one's practice
    • Develop strategies for dealing with our patient's and our own drug/alcohol addictions

    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    AIDS 103

    Manual Therapy Interventions for People Living with HIV Disease


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    • Apply manual therapy interventions for people living with HIV disease
    • List the applicability of soft tissue mobilization, muscle energy technique, and myofacial release in the treatment of patients with HIV disease
    • Describe craniosacral therapy and lymphatic drainage techniques in the treatment of patients with HIV disease


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 104

    Nutritional Deficiencies in AIDS Patients


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    • Identify aspects of macronutrient deficiency and progression to AIDS
    • Describe pathophysiological malnutrition in HIV Disease
    • Discuss micronutrient deficiency and progression to AIDS
    • Identify nutritional therapies in the treatment of AIDS patients


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 105

    Bioelectromagnetic Therapies for HIV/AIDS


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    • Discuss Neuromuscular Manifestations of HIV and Electroacupuncture
    • Review the use of Acupuncture and Microcurrents in AIDS patients
    • Discuss Effects of Massage Therapy on the HIV-Exposed Newborn and Adult
    • Describe how Massage Therapy enhances immune function in adults


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 106

    HIV Facts and Information


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    • Define HIV
    • Outline HIV epidemiology and symptoms
    • Discuss the effects of HIV on health and wellness
    • Review current facts about the HIV and AIDS epidemic both in the U.S. and worldwide


    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    AIDS 107

    Information for Health Care Workers


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    • Discuss strategies for preventing HIV in the health care workplace
    • Outline universal precautions and additional precautions to prevent transmission of HIV by blood
    • Apply what to do when there has been a possible exposure to HIV infection


    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    AIDS 108
    HIV and AIDS Update: Caring for A Person With HIV and AIDS

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    • Define and discuss confidentiality laws covering the medical records of HIV/AIDS patients
    • Define and discuss behavioral interventions for HIV/AIDS patients
    • Outline the screening of HIV-infected persons for HIV transmission risk


    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    AIDS 109

    AIDS: Clinical Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment


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    • Assess the historical characteristics and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS
    • Describe how HIV is spread and how it may be prevented
    • Summarize the pathophysiology of HIV infection and AIDS
    • Outline the natural history, diagnosis, and stages of HIV infection
    • Illustrate the current treatment strategies for HIV infection and discuss common opportunistic infections associated with HIV


    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    AIDS 110

    HIV and Nutrition


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    • Explain the difference between HIV infection and AIDS
    • Outline the methods of transmission of HIV
    • Explain why early treatment of HIV infection is advantageous
    • Discuss the basic factors in treatment
    • Assess the individual HIV-AIDS patient for nutritional needs
    • Explain the basic nutritional guidelines for the HIV infected patient.
    • Discuss the classification of nutrients and their sources
    • List some tools that may be used to do a nutritional analysis.
    • Recognize AIDS nutritional deficient syndromes and other co morbidities
    • Suggest some food plans/food treatments for nutritional deficiencies caused by the HIV infection or other opportunistic infections.
    • Discuss  the steps to good nutritional counseling
    • Discuss some nutritional problems that may face the HIV patient and list some remedies for these issues.


    Virginia Norris-Schafer, DC, MD

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    AIDS 111
    Global Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS

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    • Identify the classification methods for the diagnosis of HIV infection
    • Describe the methods of transmission of HIV
    • Explain the global epidemiology of HIV
    • Summarize the origin and evolution of SIV and HIV
    • Outline the crossover of HIV to the human population


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 112

    Neurological and Cardiovascular Complications of HIV Infection


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    • Describe the principal HIV-associated neurological complications
    • List the clinical features of HIV-associated dementia
    • Summarize the diagnosis and treatment of HIV neuropathy
    • Identify common cardiovascular complications in HIV patients
    • Explain the etiology of HIV-associated cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    AIDS 113
    Immune Response to HIV

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    • Outline the general concepts of the immune response to viral infection
    • Compare and contrast innate immunity versus acquired immunity
    • Describe the role of the CD4 T lymphocyte response in HIV infection
    • Explain why the immune response fails in HIV infection
    • Discuss the potential for vaccines to HIV


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    An Overview of CTS
    An Overview of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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    • Describe the the etiology, incidence and prevalence of CTS and list 5 risk factors
    • Identify the anatomy of the carpal tunnel and describe its contents
    • Outline, describe and differentiate 3 provocative maneuvers for diagnosing CTS
    • List and describe 3 conservative treatment interventions for CTS and the advantages of each technique
    • Describe and differentiate open vs. endoscopic CT release along with possible complications


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Anatomy 101

    Anterior Cervical Musculature


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    • Dissect and identify musculature of the anterior cervical spine.
    • Identify and learn the origin and insertion of specific musculature of the anterior cervical spine.
    • Describe the innervation of specific anterior cervical musculature.
    • Learn the anatomic relationship of anterior cervical spine musculature to other structures.

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 102

    Musculature of the Shoulder


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    • To dissect and identify musculature of the shoulder
    • Identify and learn the origin and insertion of specific musculature of the shoulder
    • Construct a list of differential diagnoses for Clinical Shoulder Pathologies
    • Learn the anatomic relationship of shoulder to other structures and correlate them to an MRI

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 103

    Bones and Joints of the Hand


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    • Locate and identify the various bones that make up the hand
    • Identify bony landmarks and the parts of the bones that make up the hand
    • Identify various joint structures within the hand
    • View the anatomic relationship of the bones of the hand to other bony and soft tissue structures

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 104

    Musculature of the Hip


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    • Dissect and identify musculature, nerve and vascular aspects of the hip
    • Identify and learn the origin and insertion of specific musculature of the hip
    • Describe the innervation of specific hip musculature.
    • Learn the anatomic relationship of hip musculature to other structures and their relationships on the MRI

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 105

    Anatomy of the Elbow


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    • Locate skeletal structures and landmarks of the elbow joint.
    • Identify ligamentous and neurovascular anatomy of the elbow complex.
    • Name the origin, insertion and innervation of musculature around the elbow.
    • Assess the relationship of bony and soft tissue structures around the elbow.

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 106

    Osteology, Ligaments, and Prime Movers of the Shoulder


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    • Identify anatomical landmarks pertaining to osteology of the humerus
    • Locate attachments of prime movers of the shoulder joint
    • Identify ligaments of the shoulder joint
    • Identify bursae of the shoulder joint
    • Recognize pathologies associated with shoulder joint anatomy

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy 107

    Neurovascular Structures of the Shoulder


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    • Locate and identify major nerve structures of the shoulder area
    • Locate and identify arteries of the shoulder area
    • Locate and identify veins of the shoulder area
    • Locate and identify lymphatics of the shoulder area

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Anatomy of the Forearm and Hand

    The Basics of Forearm and Hand Anatomy


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    • Identify and match surface landmarks to underlying anatomy
    • Identify and locate joints of the wrist and hand
    • Name the motion that occurs at the joints of the wrist and hand
    • Identify osteology of the wrist, hand and forearm

    Janet Cope, MS, OT

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    Assistive Technology 104

    Technologies that Enable Mobility


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    • Identity the activity, human, and contextual influences on the use of wheeled mobility
    • Describe the assessment of the consumer for a mobility system
    • Describe the two primary structures of wheelchairs
    • Identify the major characteristics of manual wheelchairs
    • Describe the classifications of powered mobility systems and their characteristics
    • Understand the influence of the relationship between the center of gravity of the user and the center of mass of the wheelchair on the function of the wheelchair
    • Describe the key elements of implementation and training for the use of wheeled mobility devices
    • Identify standardized assessments that are specific to use of wheeled mobility devices


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 107
    Enabling Function and Participation with Seating Technologies

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    • Identify the potential outcomes of seating for postural control, tissue integrity, and comfort
    • Describe a comprehensive seating assessment
    • Describe key biomechanical principles related to sitting and seating technologies
    • Describe the principles of seating for postural control
    • Describe the factors that contribute to the development of pressure ulcers
    • Discuss pressure mapping systems and the issues related to their use in the clinic
    • Describe seating technologies used for tissue integrity
    • Discuss the principles of seating for comfort
    • Discuss the design and construction of seating technologies
    • Describe the different characteristics of seating materials
    • Discuss the different classifications of materials used to construct seats
    • Describe the purpose and content of outcome measures specific to seating technologies


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 110

    The Aging Brain: When The Mind Dissolves


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    • Recognize and describe 5 signs and symptoms of stroke
    • Cite the incidence of dementia
    • List the functional deficits associated with dementia
    • Identify the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia
    • Describe 5 predictors of mortality in advanced dementia


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 111

    The Brain Born With a Disability: When The Mind Grows


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    • Define developmental disability
    • List 3 components that are necessary for a person to fit the legal definition of developmental disability
    • Describeand outline 5 characteristics of Down syndrome
    • List the common structures and functions affected in individuals with Down syndrome
    • Define and describe cerebral palsy


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 112

    How the Brain Works


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    • Provide a definition of Traumatic Brain Injury and outline the characterisitics of TBI
    • Compare and contract neurological and mental conditions associated with TBI and behavior patterns
    • Outline the terms of Axis I - Axis V of the DSMR-IV-TR
    • List and describe 5 examples of diagnoses associated with brain impairment


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 113

    Treatment and Rehabilitation Practices: Intervening in Cognitive Disability


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    • Analyze treatment and rehabilitation practices associated with intervening in cognitive disability
    • Describe the treatment approach for treating developmental disability
    • Recite pertinent information from the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    • Compare and contract the treatment of degenerative disability and acquired TBI
    • List and describe 5 commonly used tools for measuring cognitive function
    • Outline and describe the ICF classification for describing the characteristics and severity of disability


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 114

    The Potential of Technology to Assist Individuals With Cognitive Disability


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    • Define and differentiate assistive technology devises and assistive technology services
    • Describe a system for obtaining information on available assistive technology devices
    • List 3 contextual factors as defined by the WHO Identify categories of assistive technologies included under the heading, “Environmental Factors,” by the WHO
    • Recognize and explain the lack of consistency in assistive technology and assistive services terminology


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 115

    Assistive Technologies for Mobility, Communication, Seeing, Hearing, and Activities of Daily Living


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    • Describe the significance of assistive devices for mobility, communication, seeing, hearing, and activities of daily living
    • Define the term "assistive products" and "technology" based on the ICF
    • Provide examples of various AT products
    • Understand and explain the significance of specific product groupings


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 116

    Assistive Technologies for Cognition


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    • Define and list 3 main goals of cognitive support technology
    • Describe strategies used for optimizing the strengths and accommodating the needs of an individual with a cognitive disability
    • List and describe 5 products designed to serve the needs of persons with cognitive disability
    • Recite 5 resources that provide information on AT apps for smartphones
    • Outline 5 advantages and disadvantages of everyday technologies and specialized technologies


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 117

    Environmental Barriers And Enablers


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    • Describe the The International Classification of Functioning (ICF), Disability and Health
    • List and describe the two levels of environmental factors
    • Outline and analyze the ICF framework
    • Recite and describe the various categories of the ICF
    •  Analyze the 7 principles of universal design and how they factor into smart homes
    • Describe the role of the caregiver and discuss relevant factors


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 118

    Getting Support and Services


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    • Describe how the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health views disability and functioning
    • List and describe six criteria for good service delivery systems
    • Describe the move from charity to consumer involvement and empowerment
    • Examine factors that influence service delivery outcomes
    • Examine environmental factors that influence the selection and acquisition of an AT device


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Assistive Technology 119

    Matching Person and Technology


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    • Outline and describe the three primary areas of the matching person and technology model
    • List five factors to consider when trying to achieve a good match of person and technology
    • Outline significant factors in the matching person and technology assessment process
    • State the purpose for using the Assistive Technology Device Predisposition Assessment or the Cognitive Support Technology Predisposition Assessment


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Basic Principles of Hand Therapy

    Introduction to Hand Therapy


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    • Differentiate hand therapy from traditional OT/PT practice
    • Discuss the history of hand therapy
    • Define 10 resources and terminology related to hand therapy
    • Identify 5 evaluation tools used in hand therapy


    Deborah Amini, OT, CHT

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    Basic Principles of Hand Therapy II

    Introduction to Hand Therapy: Part II


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    • Discuss the incidence and pathology of Dupuytrens disease
    • Name 3 signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis
    • Identify 3 treatment interventions for carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Describe 5 treatment protocols for common hand diagnoses


    Deborah Amini, OT, CHT

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    Biomechanics 201 - 216
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    • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Biomechanics 201 through Biomechanics 216

    Course Group includes all Biomechanics Courses numbered 201 thru 216

    Ivo Waerlop/Shawn Allen, DC

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    Boundary Training 101
    Gender Roles and Traits

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    • Discuss the concept of Gender as it relates to society, language and culture
    • Identify Gender roles in Western Society
    • Recognize innate gender traits in males and females
    • Summarize socially imposed gender traits


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 102
    Gender, Power and the Doctor Patient Relationship

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    • Identify aspects of male and female psychological development
    • Relate basic concepts of Gender and Power
    • List female and male leadership factors
    • Discuss gender and the Doctor/Patient relationship
    • Identify the ways which gender affects the Doctor/Patient relationship


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 103
    Sexuality and the Doctor Patient Relationship

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    • Describe what accounts for the differences, in practice style and patient care, between males and females healthcare providers
    • Define differing sexualities in western culture
    • Review sexuality as it relates to the Doctor/Patient relationship
    • Identify misconceptions in personal definitions of male, female, power and sexuality
    • Recognize when Power is misused and becomes a threat


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 104

    Touch and the Doctor Patient Relationship


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    • Define Touch as it relates to perception, gender and culture
    • Discuss the giving up of power as it relates to patients and touch
    • Recognize the perception, intention, and uses of touch
    • Perform an analysis of individual conceptions of gender and sexuality


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 105
    Practical Applications Gender, Sexuality, Touch; Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

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    • Perform an exercise to identify personal concepts of touch
    • Create practical applications for healthcare practitioners with regard to gender, touch, and sexuality
    • Define sexual misconduct
    • Recognize the difference between sexual misconduct and sexual harassment
    • Critique different models of misconduct


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 106
    Examples and Common Fears About Sexual Misconduct; Caring for the Abused Patient

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    • Describe how misconduct occurs
    • Distinguish between different types of offenders
    • Give examples of case studies in sexual misconduct
    • Identify common fears and misconceptions of sexual misconduct
    • Specify important concepts of treated a patient who has a history of abuse


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 107

    Consent, Power Issues, Adherence vs.Compliance, Risk Levels One Faces as A Healthcare Provider


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    • Define professional boundaries and relate the issue of consent
    • Describe the three types of power, the three patterns of power, and how power is used
    • Discuss the differences between adherence vs. compliance and transference vs. countertransference
    • Identify anatomical risk levels for touch


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 108
    Safe Touch Guidelines and Strategies For Safe Touching

    1.0

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    • Develop safe touch guidelines
    • Create a set of office based interventions and patient based interventions in the development of safe practice strategies
    • Define educational interventions for safe practice strategies
    • Define the basics of the supervision for a safe practice strategy


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 109
    Safe Practice Analysis; Risk Factor Analysis - Self Assessments

    1.0

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    • Develop and outline for safe practice analysis
    • Perform a risk factor analysis
    • Execute a healthcare provider questionnaire
    • Create a staff evaluation to implement at the office


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 110
    Buddy and Supervisor Evaluations

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    • Develop and implement a buddy/supervisor evaluation of the healthcare provider and staff
    • Develop and implement a patient evaluation of the healthcare provider and staff
    • Create a system of analysis for the buddy/supervisor, healthcare provider, staff and patient evaluations


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 111

    Making Necessary Changes in One's Office/Practice; Diffusing Attractions


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    • Develop a plan for change based on the risk factor analysis (RFA) and practice evaluation questionnaires
    • Identify areas of improvement for touch, consent, communication and respect
    • Address concerns raised by staff and patients
    • Discuss ways to defuse attraction


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 112
    Dealing with Attractions; Creating A Safe Practice

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    • Develop guidelines of dealing with a patient who is attracted to you
    • Develop guidelines of dealing with feeling an attraction
    • Discuss the six factors for a safe practice
    • Describe the new partnership between healthcare providers and patients


    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Boundary Training 114

    Boundary Issues Faced with People with Disabilities


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    • Outline seven themes to remember when working with people with disabilities
    • Assess the culture and special needs of different disabilities
    • Explain how to approach a person with a disability
    • Describe people's mobility issues
    • Explain how people who are deaf communicate
    • Describe how to build trust when working with people who have disabilities
    • List the principles of hand shake, seating etiquette and other practical skills


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    Boundary Training 117
    Professional Boundaries in the Disbility Commnity

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    • Recognize disability in your practice.  Today one in five Americans has a disability and this percent will continue to increase because of medical advances and the aging of our population.
    • Become familiar with the range of disabilities including those involving mobility, hearing, speech, vision as well as the wide range of non-apparent disabilities.
    • Integrate the course's Seven Themes for Setting Appropriate Boundaries with the Disability Community into your everyday practice.
    • Avoid limiting beliefs about what people with disability can or cannot do.  Today people with disability have access to technological and other adaptive techniques that make full inclusion possible.
    • Gain disability competence through skillful navigation of physical boundaries as well as psychological, emotional and social boundaries.


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    Boundary Training 118
    Culture and Needs of Different Disabilities the Journey Toward Inclusion: Language, Law, Technology Medicine

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    • Appreciate how your patients with disability have learned to adapt so you can work with their adaptive techniques and compensatory skills.
    • Integrate do’s and don’ts about how to respond to specific disabilities.
    • Surface – and learn to overcome – your hidden prejudices and stereotypes.
    • Recognize how non-apparent disabilities can impact effective communication, compliance and other important health care outcomes.
    • Familiarize yourself with legislative and technological breakthroughs that can support your patients during healing and recovery.


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    Boundary Training 119

    Inclusive Employment in the Growing Health Care Sector Creating an Inclusive Environment Anxiety, Pity and Other Uncomfortable Feelings


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    • Recognize the barriers that people with disability face in securing employment and aim to dismantle those barriers whenever you can.
    • Become familiar with specific workplace accommodations for employees with disability.  These can be easy to execute and inexpensive.
    • Commit to making your own workplace more inclusive by adopting simple changes to aid employees as well as patients.
    • Accept your own uncomfortable feelings about disability in order to move beyond their grip.


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    Breathing Essentials 201 - 207
    9.0

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    • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Breathing Essentials 201 through Breathing Essentials 207

    Course Group includes all Breathing Essentials Courses numbered 201 through 207

    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Breathing Essentials 206

    Diaphragm in Critical Care


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    • Describe the anatomical structure of the diaphragm including innervation and blood supply.
    • List four causes that may damage the innervation to the diaphragm and effect normal function.
    • Describe the factors involved in Intensive Care Unit Acquired Weakness.
    • Be able to describe the pros and cons of early mobilization in the ICU.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Breathing Essentials 207

    Breathing Retraining Theories


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    • List two theories of breathing retraining methods.
    • Describe the theory of Resonant Frequency Breathing.
    • Describe the theory and design of Kolar’s Neurodynamic Muscular Stabilization program.
    • Describe the concept of Linda Joy Lee’s Thoracic Ring Approach.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Cardiopulmonary 101

    Cardiopulmonary Anatomy


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    • Discuss the classification of the cardiopulmonary unit
    • Describe the thorax and its movements
    • List respiratory muscles and their functions
    • Describe the pathway for the flow of oxygen from the atmosphere to the alveolar capillary membrane
    • Outline the flow of blood from the periphery through the heart to the pulmonary and peripheral circulations
    • Explain the lymphatic system
    • Discriminate the clinical implications between the lungs and heart


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Cardiopulmonary 102

    Cardiopulmonary Physiology


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    • Examine normal physiology of the cardiopulmonary system
    • List the mechanical factors involved in breathing and the control of breathing
    • Describe the processes of ventilation, diffusion and perfusion
    • Describe respiratory mechanics related to airway resistance and lung compliance
    • Describe oxyhemoglobin dissociation and the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve
    • Explain electromechanical coupling in the heart
    • Name and describe 3 cardiac reflexes
    • Describe the transport of oxygen by the blood and the transport of carbon dioxide


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Cardiopulmonary 103

    Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology


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    • Discuss how smoking impacts the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems
    • Describe how lung dysfunction leads to cardiac dysfunction
    • Describe how cardiac dysfunction leads to lung dysfunction
    • Differentiate obstructive from restrictive pulomary pathology and the manifestations of each
    • Name 5 factors that precipitate an asthma attack
    • List 3 risk factors of coronary artery disease
    • Describe the process of artherosclerosis
    • Discuss rheumatoid arthritis and its impact on specific organs


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Cardiopulmonary 103 - 104

    Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology and Clinical Assessment of the Cardiopulmonary System


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    Cardiopulmonary 103:

    • Discuss how smoking impacts the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems
    • Describe how lung dysfunction leads to cardiac dysfunction
    • Describe how cardiac dysfunction leads to lung dysfunction
    • Differentiate obstructive from restrictive pulomary pathology and the manifestations of each
    • Name 5 factors that precipitate an asthma attack
    • List 3 risk factors of coronary artery disease
    • Describe the process of artherosclerosis
    • Discuss rheumatoid arthritis and its impact on specific organs

    Cardiopulmonary 104:

    • Identify anatomic structures and key topographic landmarks of the chest
    • Describe various chest wall configurations
    • Differentiate peripheral and central cyanosis
    • Differentiate normal bronchial breath sounds from abnormal bronchial breath sounds
    • Identify various components of a chest examination
    • List 2 causes of decreased breath sounds
    • List the steps involved to ausculatate lung sounds


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Cardiopulmonary 104

    Clinical Assessment of the Cardiopulmonary System


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    • Identify anatomic structures and key topographic landmarks of the chest.
    • Describe various chest wall configurations.
    • Differentiate peripheral and central cyanosis.
    • Differentiate normal bronchial breath sounds from abnormal bronchial breath sounds.
    • Identify various components of a chest examination.
    • List 2 causes of decreased breath sounds.
    • List the steps involved to ausculatate lung sounds.


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Cardiopulmonary 105

    Body Positioning


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    • Explain how gravity influences normal physiological function
    • Describe physiological effects of various body positions
    • List 5 indications for body positioning to optimize oxygen transport
    • List 10 indications for frequent changing of body positions
    • Describe the physiological effects of various body positions including supine, side-lying, prone and head down position
    • Differentiate prescriptive from routine body positioning
    • Outline the principles of monitoring oxygen transport variables before, during and after positioning a patient


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Cardiopulmonary 106

    Clinical Application of Airway Clearance Techniques ACTS


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    • Describe and differentiate the use of various airway clearance techniques
    • List 5 advantages and 5 disadvantages of various airway clearance techniques
    • Describe the type of equipment used for various airway clearance techniques
    • Describe the type of patient appropriate for each airway clearance techniques
    • Describe various considerations when selecting an airway clearance techniques
    • Examine outcome measures used for evaluating the effectiveness of airway clearance techniques
    • Discuss the costs associated with various airway clearance techniques


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Cardiopulmonary 107

    Patient Education


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    • Describe the benefits of patient education and the impact it has on health-care costs
    • Contrast and compare a variety of teaching methods used in patient education
    • Describe the various aspects of planning for patient education
    • Describe concepts of adult learning theories and models
    • Examine ways to evaluate the effectiveness of patient education


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Concussion 101

    Diagnosis and Management of Acute Concussion


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    • Define “concussion” and create a list of 3 criteria used for making a diagnosis of acute concussion 
    • List 5 common signs and symptoms of concussion
    • Examine and describe the SCAT 3 in the assessment of concussion and outline it’s primary features
    • Explain 3 key components in the follow-up evaluation and management of acute concussion
    • Outline and discuss the graduated approach to return-to-activity protocol


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 101 - 110

    Concussion: Comprehensive Overview


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    • This course includes all of the educational objectives for the courses Concussion 101 through Concussion 110

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 102

    Sport Concussion and the Female Athlete


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    • Compare and contrast 3 physical and physiologic aspects of the female athlete and concussion
    • Examine and describe the process of sport concussion management
    • List 5 recommendations for concussion assessment
    • Examine and describe 3 symptoms that occur during prolonged recovery following sport concussion
    • Discuss 3 recommendations for the management of female athletes with sport concussion


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 103

    The Current State of Sports Concussion


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    • Explore and discuss the epidemiology of concussion
    • Describe the mechanism and pathophysiology of concussion
    • Outline 3 key aspects in the assessment of concussion
    • Formulate a plan that includes 3 treatment techniques for the management of concussion
    • Examine recovery patterns and list 3 long-term effects of concussion


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 104

    Sideline Sports Concussion Assessment


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    • Describe 3 reasons why it is difficult to define concussion
    • List and outline 5 pathognomonic signs of in-competition acute concussion
    • List and describe 5 components included in a sideline concussion assessment tool
    • Describe the King-Devick test and explain how it would be used
    • Propose 5 tips that are important for improving one’s ability to make accurate decisions when performing a sideline concussion assessment


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 105

    Pathophysiology of Sports Concussion


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    • Provide the most commonly accepted definition of concussion by McCrory
    • Describe 3 mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of sports concussion
    • Examine and outline cerebral blood flow changes that occur in sports concussion
    • Compare and contrast 4 symptoms and the pathophysiology that occurs with sports concussion


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 106

    Blood-Based Biomarkers for the Identification of Sports-Related Concussion


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    • Describe the neurobiology of serum biomarkers for traumatic brain injury and list 3 blood-based brain biomarkers of sports-related concussion
    • Describe the diagnosis of sports-related concussion using blood-based biomarkers
    • Describe the role that serum biomarkers play in the prognosis of symptom resolution and return to play
    • Describe the diagnostic process for chronic traumatic encephalopathy
    • List 3 challenges that need to be addressed before the use of blood-based biomarkers can be used on the sideline


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 107

    Sports Related Concussion: Acute Management and Post-Concussion Issues


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    • Outline and describe 6 clinical domains that should be included when considering a diagnosis of concussion
    • Describe 5 intrinsic factors suspected to play a role in the duration of clinical recovery from SRC
    • Describe the role of neuropsychological testing in the assessment of SRC
    • Outline the stages, progression and rationale involved in return-to-learn and return-to-sport decisions
    • Describe the role that pharmacotherapy plays in the treatment of concussion
    • Outline and describe how the established 22 symptoms of concussion are categorized, and provide an example of each


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 108

    Estimating Concussion Incidence Using Sports Injury Surveillance Systems: Complexities and Potential Pitfalls


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    • Name 3 sports injury surveillance systems that exist and describe what type of data they collect
    • Describe what sports are included in data collection surveillance systems
    • Define at-risk exposure time and describe it's significance and how it is calculated
    • Propose 2 challenges to comparability across sports injury surveillance systems
    • Outline 5 issues and discuss strengths, limitations, and future directions for estimating concussion incidence via sports injury surveillance systems


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 109

    Neuropsychological Screening of Sport-Related Concussion


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    • Describe the importance of neuropsychological screening in sport-related concussion
    • Discuss the role of the neuropsychologist in the screening process of sport-related concussion
    • Outline and define conventional approaches to neurocognitive testing vs computerized neurocognitive testing as it relates to sport-concussion
    • Discuss the role of the neuropsychologist after sport-related concussion
    • Compare and contrast the assessment of sport-related concussion in various stages including baseline, acute post injury and subacute and chronic assessment


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Concussion 110

    Imaging of Concussion in Young Athletes


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    • Describe gender differences in concussion
    • Describe factors and considerations regarding the timing of imaging
    • Discuss considerations regarding patient selection for imaging
    • Describe two pathological findings on imaging of an individual with concussion
    • Outline 3 Current concerns regarding imaging of sports-related concussion
    • List and describe 5 important things that referring physicians need to know


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Core Stability 201

    Foundation Form and Function


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    Hour 1 and 2

    • Describe the components of the core and the function of the core.
    • Describe the function of the diaphragm as it relates to posture, muscular relationships and stability of the spine.
    • Describe the function and structure of the superficial muscle system of the body.
    • Describe two concepts of spinal stability. 

    Hour 3

    • Demonstrate how to determine the length of quadratus lumborum and erector spinae. 
    • Demonstrate how to evaluate Transversus abdominus function
    • Demonstrate how to facilitate the core and initiate a core training program

    Hour 4

    • List three pathologies related to less than optimal core function.
    • Describe three postural strategies that the patient may develop when the core is in dysfunction.
    • Describe how weakness of the abdominals can alter diaphragm contractions.
    • Explain how respiratory fatigue can alter core control.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Differential Diagnosis 101 - 105
    Differential Diagnosis for Clinicians

    11.0

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    This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Differential Diagnosis 101 through Differential Diagnosis 105

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Emergency Procedures 101

    Preparing for Common Medical Emergencies


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    • Know how to prepare for a medical emergency
    • Review four emergency medical conditions: Stroke, Heart Attack, Difficulty Breathing, Diabetic Emergencies
    • Recognize the causes, symptoms and signs for these emergencies
    • Understand how to provide the appropriate emergency treatments

    Brett Kinsler, DC

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    Emergency Procedures 102

    Developing an Emergency Preparedness Manual for Your Office and Review CPR Changes


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    • Gain the knowledge to develop an Emergency Preparedness Manual for your office
    • Define crisis management procedures in advance for fires, child abduction, workplace violence, bomb threats and other situations
    • Explain the importance of an emergency continuity plan
    • Recognize why CPR was changed and compare the new rules
    • Perform more effective CPR even before you refresh your certification

    Brett Kinsler, DC

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    Emergency Procedures 103

    Preparing for Altered Mental Status, Burns and Allergic Reactions


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    • Recognize Altered Mental Status and apply the appropriate emergency response
    • Distinguish types of Burns, their mechanisms of injury and pathophysiology
    • Plan for the treatment of burns and the appropriate emergency response
    • Apply and use the Rule of Nines
    • Recognize Allergic Reactions, discuss their pathophysiology and the proper emergency response

    Brett Kinsler, DC

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    Ergonomics 102

    Modern Ergonomics: Using Biomechanics, Feng Shui and Common Sense to Make Your Home and Workplace a Safer and More Productive Environment


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    • Define Ergonomics and summarize its evolution
    • Examine ergonomic guidelines, especially those for sitting at a computer
    • Assess potential patient/client problems in the workplaces commonly treated in Practice
    • Determine the value of modern sit/stand/ and treadmill desks
    • Educate the practitioner to protect him/herself from injury
    • Discuss variations for patients with special needs
    • Explain to the patient/client how to assess his/her own workspace
    • Demonstrate self-care and self-treatment to the patient/client
    • Educate the patient in proper self-treatments to enhance worker safety and health
    • Evaluate daily living situations for children to prevent future problems and reduce current complaints
    • Realize the underestimated value of Feng Shui, lighting and furniture placement for safety

    Robin Mayfield, DC

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    Ethical Awareness 201

    Legal Foundations


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    • Describe the basis of the American legal system
    • Compare and contrast constitutional, statutory, common and administrative law
    • List the differences between criminal and civil law
    • Explain the civil litigation explosion
    • Summarize tort reform


    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethical Awareness 202
    Ethical Foundations

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    • Differentiate morals and ethics
    • Explain the purpose of professional codes of ethics
    • Compare and contrast legal and professional health care ethics
    • Define situational ethics
    • Identify the four principles of biomedical ethics


    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethical Awareness 203

    The Law of Health Care Malpractice


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    • List the external and internal factors affecting the exposure to malpractice liability
    • Describe the legal basis for imposing malpractice liability of a patient injury
    • Define the concept of abandonment
    • Outline the four elements needed to prove malpractice
    • Compare and contrast ordinary negligence versus professional negligence
    • Explain vicarious liability
    • Summarize defenses to malpractice actions
    • Describe the importance of patient care documentation


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    Ethical Awareness 204
    Intentional Wrongs

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    • Describe the concept of intentional torts
    • Differentiate assault and battery
    • Define defamation, slander and libel
    • Summarize the mandatory reporting requirements for health care professionals
    • Outline the four principle forms of invasion of privacy
    • Classify the types of criminal activity 
    • Describe the steps in a criminal prosecution
    • Explain the classifications of homicide


    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethical Awareness 205

    Ethical and Legal Issues in Employment


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    • Differentiate employment at will versus employment under contract
    • Summarize the history of federal regulation of labor – management relations
    • Describe the five major sections of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
    • Recognize sexual harassment in the workplace
    • Define “ordinary reasonable person” as it pertains to sexual harassment
    • Differentiate the vicarious liability of an employer relative to employees and independent contractors
    • Explain the considerations in writing a letter of recommendation
    • Outline the requirements for an enforceable restrictive covenant


    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethical Awareness 206
    Business Law and Ethics

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    • Summarize the antitrust laws
    • Discuss the importance of the attorney – heath care professional client relationship
    • Define the elements of a binding contract
    • Explain breach of contract and possible contractual remedies
    • Describe the various forms of business organization
    • Outline the good Samaritan laws
    • Recognize the requirements for HIPAA compliance
    • Assess the necessity and limitations of professional liability insurance


    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethical Awareness 207

    Legal and Ethical Issues in Education


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    • Summarize the major federal statutes regulating education
    • Discuss federal education law derived from constitutional protections
    • Outline a risk management strategy for academic discipline in health professional educational programs
    • Assess liability for student conduct in the clinical setting
    • Outline procedures to minimize liability when incorporating students in the clinical setting


    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethical Awareness 208
    Ethics in Focus

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    • Explain patient informed consent to intervention
    • List the requirements of sufficient informed consent
    • Describe pertinent considerations in life and death decision making including euthanasia
    • Recognize issues of nondiscrimination against participants in health care delivery
    • Explain pro bono health care services
    • Outline professional practice issues of financial responsibility and gifts
    • Summarize the ethical issues of impaired providers and intra and inter-professional relations
    • Define the ethical issues in research and the informed consent process


    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethics 101

    Ethical Communications


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    • Demonstrate the importance of communicating in an ethical manner and what that entails
    • Develop an understanding of what 'spin' is, why it is unethical and how to monitor and minimize/stop it
    • Evaluate the barriers to effective and ethical communication
    • Develop an understanding of exactly what takes place/needs to take place during the provider/client interaction
    • Discover what it is that patients want from their visits to a provider
    • Appraise how to deal with challenging clients and situations
    • Discover how to become a skilled helper by studying the tools of communication
    • Apply listening skills to the provider's repertoire
    • Demonstrate the importance of the impact of nonverbal communication on the caregiver/client relationship
    • Develop, analyze and apply the verbal and nonverbal skills that will help to gather information and support the patient effectively
    • Write an Ethical Communication Protocol (EPC) for your practice


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    Ethics for Professionals 101

    Morality and Ethics in Professional Practice


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    • Define morality and ethics and distinguish between the two
    • Describe three moralities that health professionals must integrate into their own moral life
    • Identify some major sources of moral beliefs in Western societies
    • Distinguish between an ethical issue and ethical problem
    • List three ways that ethics is useful in everyday professional practice
    • Describe what material cooperation entails
    • Identify some mechanisms available to protect the personal moral convictions of health professionals


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Ethics for Professionals 102

    Ethical Problems, Ethical Distress and Ethical Dilemma's


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    • Identify the goal of professional ethics activity.
    • Describe the basic idea of a caring response and some ways this response in a professional relationship is distinguished from expressions of care in other types of relationships.
    • Identify three component parts of any ethical problem.
    • Describe what an agent is and, more importantly, what it is to be a moral agent.
    • Name the three prototypical ethical problems.
    • Describe the role of emotions in ethical distress.
    • Distinguish between two varieties of ethical distress.
    • Compare the fundamental difference between ethical distress and an ethical dilemma.
    • Define ethical paternalism or parentalism.
    • Describe a type of ethical dilemma that challenges a professionals desire (and duty) to treat everyone fairly and equitably.
    • Identify the fundamental difference between distress or dilemma problems and locus of authority problems.
    • Identify four criteria that will assist you in deciding who should assume authority for a specific ethical decision to achieve a caring response.
    • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
    • Become familiar with the Guide to Professional Conduct for PT
    • Indiana PTs - become familiar with the IN PT Rules and Practice Act
    • Texas PTs - become familiar with the TX PT Rules and Practice Act
    • Utah PTs - become familiar with the UT PT Rules and Practice Act


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Ethics for Professionals 103

    The Analysis of Ethical Problems in Professional Life


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    • Identify six steps in the analysis of ethical problems encountered in everyday professional life and how each plays a part in arriving at a caring response.
    • Describe the central role of narrative and virtue theories in gathering relevant information for a caring response.
    • List four areas of inquiry that will be useful when gathering relevant information to make sure you have the story straight.
    • Describe the role of conduct-related ethical theories and approaches in arriving at a caring response.
    • Describe why imagination is an essential aspect of seeking out the practical alternatives in an ethically challenging situation.
    • Discuss how courage assists you in a caring response.
    • Identify two benefits of taking time to reflect on and evaluate the action afterward.
    • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
    • Become familiar with the Guide to Professional Conduct for PT's


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Ethics for Professionals 103-105

    The Analysis of Ethical Problems in Professional Life, Ethics of Confidential Information, Informed Consent


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    The Analysis of Ethical Problems in Professional life

    • Identify six steps in the analysis of ethical problems encountered in everyday professional life and how each plays a part in arriving at a caring response.
    • Describe the central role of narrative and virtue theories in gathering relevant information for a caring response.
    • List four areas of inquiry that will be useful when gathering relevant information to make sure you have the story straight.
    • Describe the role of conduct-related ethical theories and approaches in arriving at a caring response.
    • Describe why imagination is an essential aspect of seeking out the practical alternatives in an ethically challenging situation.
    • Discuss how courage assists you in a caring response.
    • Identify two benefits of taking time to reflect on and evaluate the action afterward.
    • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
    • Become familiar with the Guide to Professional Conduct for PT's

    Ethics of Confidential Information

    • Define the terms confidential information and confidentiality.
    • Identify the relationship of a patient's legal right to privacy with his reasonable expectations regarding confidential information.
    • Describe how the telling and keeping of secrets is relevant to understanding the importance of confidentiality.
    • Discuss the ethical norms involved in keeping and breaking professional confidences.
    • Name five general legal exceptions to the professional standard of practice that confidences should not be broken.
    • Consider practical options that a professional can take when faced with the possibility of breaking a confidence.
    • Discuss some important aspects of documentation that affect confidentiality.
    • Compare ethical issues of confidentiality traditionally conceived with those that have arisen because of computerized medical records and patient care information systems.
    • Describe the key ethical strengths and challenges of the recent U.S. federal regulations related to privacy considerations (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).
    • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
    • Review and become familiar with the TX PT Rules
    • Read case scenarios illustrating ethical decision making

    Informed Consent

    • Describe three basic legal concepts that led to the doctrine of informed consent.
    • Describe three approaches to determining the disclosure standard for judging that a patient or client has been informed.
    • Discuss three major aspects of the process of obtaining informed consent.
    • Distinguish "general consent" from "special consent" documents.
    • Differentiate between the never-competent and once-competent patient or client and the challenges posed by each in regard to informed consent.
    • Compare informed consent as it is used in health care practice and in human studies research.
    • Describe some considerations one must always take into account to be sure one is being culturally competent and honoring cultural difference when informed consent is the standard.

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    Ethics for Professionals 104

    Ethics of Confidential Information


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    • Define the terms confidential information and confidentiality.
    • Identify the relationship of a patient's legal right to privacy with his reasonable expectations regarding confidential information.
    • Describe how the telling and keeping of secrets is relevant to understanding the importance of confidentiality.
    • Discuss the ethical norms involved in keeping and breaking professional confidences.
    • Name five general legal exceptions to the professional standard of practice that confidences should not be broken.
    • Consider practical options that a professional can take when faced with the possibility of breaking a confidence.
    • Discuss some important aspects of documentation that affect confidentiality.
    • Compare ethical issues of confidentiality traditionally conceived with those that have arisen because of computerized medical records and patient care information systems.
    • Describe the key ethical strengths and challenges of the recent U.S. federal regulations related to privacy considerations (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).
    • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
    • Review and become familiar with the TX PT Rules
    • Read case scenarios illustrating ethical decision making


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Ethics for Professionals 105

    Informed Consent


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    • Describe three basic legal concepts that led to the doctrine of informed consent.
    • Describe three approaches to determining the disclosure standard for judging that a patient or client has been informed.
    • Discuss three major aspects of the process of obtaining informed consent.
    • Distinguish "general consent" from "special consent" documents.
    • Differentiate between the never-competent and once-competent patient or client and the challenges posed by each in regard to informed consent.
    • Compare informed consent as it is used in health care practice and in human studies research.
    • Describe some considerations one must always take into account to be sure one is being culturally competent and honoring cultural difference when informed consent is the standard.


    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Fibromyalgia 104

    Bodywork Approaches to Fibromyalgia


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    • Review different bodywork approaches in the treatment of fibromyalgia
    • Compare and contrast 3 patterns of dysfunction seen in patients with fibromyalgia
    • Examine the soft tissue stress response sequence
    • Differentiate responses between postural and phasic muscles
    • Discuss important tests involved in the assessment and treatment of patients with fibromyalgia
    • Examine the neuromuscular technique
    • Describe 3 Muscle Energy Techniques
    • Analyze positional release variations and rules of treatment
    • Become familiar with respiratory function assessments and responses
    • Outline a summary of soft tissue approaches to treat fibromyalgia


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Fibromyalgia 107

    Fibromyalgia and Related Disorders


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    • Discuss the treatment of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome
    • Become familiar with differential diagnosis for fibromyalgia
    • Outline and describe the epidemiology and clinical presentation of fibromyalgia
    • Describe the pharmacological management of fibromyalgia
    • Describe 5 functional outcomes in chronic muscle pain


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Foot Conditions 101
    Osteoarthritis of the Ankle Joint, Rheumatic Disease and Gout

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    Part I: OA of the Ankle Joint

    • List 5 predisposing factors of OA of the ankle joint
    • Explain the diagnosis of OA of the ankle joint
    • Describe 5 functional impairments as a result of OA of the ankle joint
    • Outline various management strategies for the treatment of OA including pharmacological, physical, surgical and educational strategies
    • Explain the future directions for research and management of OA of the ankle joint

    Part II: Rheumatic Disease

    • Examine the classification system for rheumatic diseases
    • Outline and explain components involved in the diagnosis of rheumatic disease including diagnostic markers, disease activity, imaging, history, clinical exam and blood investigations
    • Describe management strategies for early treatment
    • Examine general foot health management
    • Assess goal-directed treatment strategies

    Part III: Gout

    • Investigate the prevalence of gout
    • Outline and describe the pathogenesis of gout
    • Identify management strategies including pharmacological, physical, surgical and education strategies for the management of gout
    • Examine and outline the diagnosis and classification for the diagnosis of gout

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Foot Conditions 102

    Forefoot Entities


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    • Describe and examine diagnosis, functional impairments and management of hallux limitus and hallux rigidus
    • Describe and list predisposing factors, diagnosis and functional management of hallux valgus
    • Describe and recite predisposing factors, diagnosis, functional impairments and management of Morton's neuroma
    • Describe and analyze the diagnosis, functional impairments and management of lesser digit deformities

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Foot Conditions 102-103

    Forefoot Entities, Rearfoot Entities


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    Forefoot Entities

    • Describe and examine diagnosis, functional impairments and management of hallux limitus and hallux rigidus
    • Describe and list predisposing factors, diagnosis and functional management of hallux valgus
    • Describe and recite predisposing factors, diagnosis, functional impairments and management of Morton's neuroma
    • Describe and analyze the diagnosis, functional impairments and management of lesser digit deformities

    Rearfoot Entities

    • Describe and examine diagnosis, functional impairments and management of plantar fasciitis
    • Describe and list predisposing factors, diagnosis and functional management of tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction
    • Describe and recite predisposing factors, diagnosis, functional impairments and management of tarsal tunnel syndrome
    • Describe and analyze the diagnosis, functional impairments and management of high-energy injury calcaneal fractures
    • Describe the diagnosis, functional impairments and management of calcaneal stress fractures

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    Foot Conditions 103
    Rearfoot Entities

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    • Describe and examine diagnosis, functional impairments and management of plantar fasciitis
    • Describe and list predisposing factors, diagnosis and functional management of tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction
    • Describe and recite predisposing factors, diagnosis, functional impairments and management of tarsal tunnel syndrome
    • Describe and analyze the diagnosis, functional impairments and management of high-energy injury calcaneal fractures
    • Describe the diagnosis, functional impairments and management of calcaneal stress fractures

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Foot Conditions 104

    Achilles Tendon


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    • Recognize the prevalence of Achilles Tendinopathy
    • Describe anatomy of the Achilles tendon
    • List 5 signs and symptoms and describe diagnostic imaging for making a diagnosis of Achilles Tendinopathy
    • Explain and outline 5 functional impairments as a result of Achilles Tendinopathy
    • Compare and contrast 3 extrinsic vs. 3 intrinsic risk factors for developing Achilles Tendinopathy
    • Summarize and identify 2 future directions for the study of Achilles Tendinopathy
    • Analyze and practice 3 management strategies for the best approach to treating Achilles Tendinopathy

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Foot Conditions 105
    Stress Fracture/Stress Reaction of the Lower Leg and Foot

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    • List 5 predisposing factors to stress fracture and differentiate between intrinsic and extrinsic factors
    • List 5 conditions that must be ruled out when performing differential diagnosis for stress fracture
    • Explain the process for confirming a diagnosis of stress fracture
    • Describe and compare various management strategies and outcomes in the treatment of stress fractures
    • Discuss future directions and needed research in the field of managing stress fractures

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Foot Conditions 106

    Plantar Fasciitis, Midfoot Sprains and Strains, Fifth Metatarsal Fractures/Metatarsophalangeal Joint Sprain


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    Part I: Plantar Fasciitis

    • Discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment options for plantar fasciitis
    • Describe the clinical presentation and differential diagnosis that should be performed with planter fasciitis
    • Outline and describe the guiding principles and 3 phases of treatment in the nonoperative rehab of plantar fasciitis
    • Outline and describe the 5 phases of postoperative rehab after plantar fasciitis surgery
    • Review evidenced-based resources for the diagnosis, treatment and management of plantar fasciitis

    Part II: Midfoot Sprains and Strains:

    • Discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment options for midfoot sprains/strains
    • Describe the clinical presentation and differential diagnosis that should be performed with midfoot sprains/strains
    • Outline and describe the guiding principles and 4 phases of treatment in the nonoperative rehab of midfoot sprains/strains
    • Outline and describe the 6 phases of postoperative rehab after surgery for midfoot sprains/strains
    • Review evidenced-based resources for the diagnosis, treatment and management of midfoot sprains/strains

    Part III: Fifth Metatarsal Fractures

    • Discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment options for fifth metatarsal fractures
    • Describe the clinical presentation and differential diagnosis that should be performed with fifth metatarsal fractures
    • Outline and describe the guiding principles and 3 phases of treatment in the nonoperative rehab of fifth metatarsal fractures
    • Outline and describe the 3 phases of postoperative reha after surgery for fifth metatarsal fractures
    • Review evidenced-based resources for the diagnosis, treatment and management of fifth metatarsal fractures

    Part IV: First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Sprain (Turf Toe)

    • Discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment options for turf toe
    • Describe the clinical presentation and differential diagnosis that should be performed with turf toe
    • Outline and describe the guiding principles and 3 phases of treatment in the nonoperative rehab of turf toe
    • List 3 criteria for return to sport
    • Review evidenced-based resources for the diagnosis, treatment and management of turf toe

     


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Foot Conditions 107
    Achilles Tendinopathy and Rupture

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    • Discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment options for achilles tendonopathy and rupture
    • Describe the clinical presentation and differential diagnosis that should be performed with achilles tendonopathy and rupture
    • Outline and describe the guiding principles and 2 phases of treatment in the nonoperative rehab of achilles tendon rupture
    • Outline and describe the 6 phases of postoperative rehab after achilles tendon rupture
    • Review evidenced-based resources for the diagnosis, treatment and management of achilles tendonopathy and rupture

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 101

    Geriatric Pharmacology


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    • Outline the pattern of drug use in older adults
    • List 5 common adverse drug reactions in older adults
    • Define and differentiate drug classes commonly used in older adults and their impact on therapy
    • Become familiar with drugs used for treatment of pain, cardiac conditions, respiratory and gastrointestinal drugs
    • Outline strategies for coordinating therapy with drug treatment


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 102

    Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults


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    • Outline and describe the role of physical activity for older adults
    • Outline the physical stress theory
    • Outline and define 5 elements of an exercise prescription
    • Become familiar with 5 types of exercises for older adults including aquatics, Tai Chi, stretching, strengthening and plyometrics


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 103

    Cognition in the Aging Adult


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    • Outline characteristics of depression and methods of assessment in older adults
    • Define and differentiate 5 common depression scales
    • Become familiar with drugs used in depression
    • Outline and understand the cognitive decline and dementia in older adults
    • Compare and contrast dementia and alzheimer's disease in older adults and 3 methods of management


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 104

    Evaluation of the Acute and Medically Complex Patient


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    • Analyze 3 reasons for the importance of the chart review in the evaluation of the acute and medically complex patient
    • List 5 causes and clinical signs of electrolyte abnormality
    • Review and describe 5 causes and signs of acid-base imbalances
    • Outline the process of completing a systems review of the patient
    • Become familiar with signs and symptoms of nutrional deficiency
    • Outline signs associated with coronary artery disease and heart failure
    • Outline signs associated with sepsis, vertigo, dehydration and metabolic syndrome


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 105

    Impaired Aerobic Capacity/Endurance


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    • Define 3 factors that influence aerobic capacity in older adults
    • Describe the physiology of aerobic capacity and exercise
    • List tests and measures to assess aerobic capacity and endurance
    • Describe commonly used scales including angina, dyspnea, claudication and perceived exertion scales
    • Review and outline 3 methods for evaluation, diagnosis and prognosis of older adults with aerobic impairment
    • List and describe 5 interventions used with older adults with aerobic impairment


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 106

    Impaired Muscle Performance


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    • Outline changes in muscle structure and function associated with aging
    • Outline changes in metabolic function associated with aging
    • Become familiar with evidence-supported suggestions for resistance training
    • Describe adaptations in muscle power, strength, size and composition with resistance exercise
    • Discuss nutritional intake as a countermeasure for sarcopenia


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    Geriatric Rehab 107

    Impaired Motor Control


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    • Define and differentiate common motor control impairments including paresis, abnormal tone, fractionated movement deficits, ataxia, hypokinesia, somatosensory loss, and perceptual deficits
    • Outline and explain at least 5 tests to assess motor control impairment
    • Become familiar with diagnosis and prognosis of motor control impairments
    • Compare and contrast 3 movement system diagnostic categories for motor control impairments
    • Discuss current evidence underlying impaired motor control interventions


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 108

    Impaired Posture


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    • Differentiate normal and abnormal postures
    • List and define 5 age-related changes that influence spinal alignment
    • Explain common spinal conditions such as osteoporosis, spinal osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis
    • Outline and describe the role of therapy in managing patients with postural dysfunctions
    • Become familiar with evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and developing plan of care with patients with postural dysfunction
    • Examine external supports used with patients with postural dysfunction


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 109

    Ambulation: Impact of Age-Related Changes on Functional Mobility


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    • Explain characteristics of gait and changes that occur with aging
    • Outline and define pathologic gait changes
    • Define speed, distance and general requirements for functional ambulation
    • Outline components involved with examining and evaluating gait
    • Become familiar with interventions and develop plan of care for patients with gait changes


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 109 - 110

    Ambulation: Impact of Age-Related Changes on Functional Mobility, Balance and Falls


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    Ambulation: Impact of Age-Related Changes on Functional Mobility

    • Explain characteristics of gait and changes that occur with aging
    • Outline and define pathologic gait changes
    • Define speed, distance and general requirements for functional ambulation
    • Differentiate normal age-related changes in gait vs those resulting from pathology
    • Outline components involved with examining and evaluating gait
    • Become familiar with interventions and develop plan of care for patients with gait changes

    Balance and Falls

    • Understand the seriousness of the problem of falling
    • List 5 risk factors for falling
    • Outline the balance and postural control centers of the body
    • Examine evaluation techniques for assessing balance and risk of falls
    • Outline tests and measures for balance and falls
    • Understand the importance of neuromuscular testing in balance and falls
    • Define and differentiate 5 functional balance measures
    • Become familiar with balance training and exercise interventions

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    Geriatric Rehab 110

    Balance and Falls


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    • Outline and describe the seriousness of the problem of falling
    • List 5 risk factors for falling
    • Outline the balance and postural control centers of the body
    • Examine 5 evaluation techniques for assessing balance and risk of falls
    • Outline 3 tests and measures for balance and falls
    • Describe the importance of neuromuscular testing in balance and falls
    • Define and differentiate 5 functional balance measures
    • Become familiar with balance training and exercise interventions


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 111

    Management of Urinary Incontinence in Men and Women


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    • Explain the mechanism of continence
    • Outline the pathophysiology of incontinence
    • List 3 risk factors for urinary incontinence
    • Become familiar with 3 interventions for incontinence including pelvic floor muscle exercises, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, behavioral interventions, weight loss, fluid management, pharmacologic interventions and more
    • Describe the physical exam in regards to incontinence
    • Become familiar with 5 outcome measures for urinary incontinence


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 112

    Conservative Pain Management for Older Adults


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    • Become familiar with the prevalence, challenges and costs of pain management in older adults
    • Describe the biophysical model of persistent pain
    • List age-related changes associated with pain
    • Outline methods of examination and evaluation of the patient with pain
    • Outline a plan of care and list 5 interventions for patients with pain
    • Review case studies that highlight clinical management of pain


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 113

    Wellness for the Aging Adult


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    • Summarize the importance of wellness for the aging adult
    • Identify and describe 3 domains of wellness
    • Outline methods of screening for physical activity and wellness programs
    • Review baseline measure for physical activity and exercise focused wellness programs
    • List the importance of strength training and aerobic training and the enhancement of mobility


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatric Rehab 114

    Hospice and End of Life


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    • Define and describe the concept of a "good death"
    • Outline and describe the physiological process of dying
    • Examine 3 progressive changes that occur in the final months or terminal phase
    • List 5 physiologic signs of approaching death
    • List 5 psychosocial and spiritual signs, symptoms and interventions for the actively dying
    • Become familiar with hospice and palliative care
    • Review models of physical therapy practice in hospice and palliative care


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 209 - 210

    Parkinsonism, Other Movement Disorders and Neuromuscular Disorders


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    • Outline and describe the classification of movement disorders
    • List and describe the clinical features of Parkinson's Disease
    • List 10 causes of Parkinson's Disease
    • Describe the neuropathology of Parkinson's Disease
    • List 5 drugs used to treat motor impairments in Parkinson's Disease
    • Become familiar with hyperkinetic movement disorders
    • Outline  features of neuromuscular disorders according to location
    • Outline  features of peripheral neuropathies including diabetic neuropathy
    • Become familiar with neurogenic claudication and spinal stenosis
    • Describe inflammatory myopathy
    • Review and differentiate endocrine and metabolic myopathies

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Geriatrics 237 - 240
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    • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Geriatrics 237 through Geriatrics 240

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Hand Therapy 129 - 130

    Common Conditions of the Elbow


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    Hour 1 - 2

    • Understand, identify and describe the significance of the lateral epicondyle and the common extensor tendon
    • Explain 3 causative factors that may lead to developing LE
    • Identify the main movements or activities that put someone at risk for LE
    • Describe the pathophysiology involved in LE
    • Describe 5 conservative treatment interventions for LE
    • Outline and describe post-operative rehab protocols following surgery and list 3 possible complications
    • Discuss what prolotherapy is, what it does, how it works and what the research says
    • State 2 indications for surgical intervention
    • Outline the basic principles of surgery and list 3 operative techniques
    • Discuss research findings and the efficacy of elbow surgery and the efficacy of treatment techniques

    Hour 3

    • Describe the 3 joints that make up the elbow and explain static and dynamic forces that stabilize the elbow
    • Define the boundaries of the cubital tunnel and explain the route of the ulnar nerve as it travels around the elbow
    • List and describe the phases involved in throwing and how this activity places stress on the medial aspect of the elbow
    • List and describe 5 conditions that produce medial-sided elbow pain including presenting signs and symptoms and how each condition is diagnosed
    • Consider differential diagnosis and list 2 conditions that result in anterior, posterior and lateral elbow pain


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    Hand Therapy 131
    Understanding Dupuytren's Disease: Treatment Options and More

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    • Discuss the history DD and how this condition got its name
    • List 5 common risk factors for developing DD
    • Describe the epidemiology of DD
    • Describe 2 common signs and symptoms of DD including which digits are most commonly involved and which digits are generally spared
    • Examine and describe the normal anatomy and the significance of the palmar aponeurosis
    • Describe the pathogenesis of DD including defining and differentiating between the 3 stage of the disease: proliferative, involutional, residual
    • Outline common steps involved in making a diagnosis of DD
    • List and describe 3 conservative treatment interventions including the advantages of each
    • Describe the role of hand therapy in the treatment of DD
    • List 5 possible complications following surgery


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Hand Therapy 132
    Clinical Examination of the Wrist

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    • Identify 3 key components to a through wrist examination
    • List the 3 dorsal zones of the wrist and describe 3 important anatomic structures located within each zone
    • List the 2 volar zones of the wrist and describe 3 important anatomic structures located within each zone
    • Name the 6 extensor compartments of the wrist and list the tendons located within each compartment
    • Describe 3 clinical syndromes that effect the extensor tendons
    • List and describe 3 clinical syndromes that effect each dorsal zone of the wrist
    • List and describe 3 clinical syndromes that effect each volar zone of the wrist
    • Describe 1 test used to assess scaphoid instability
    • Explain the significance of the Allen’s test
    • List and describe 2 tests used to identify Median Nerve compression
    (This course has the same content as Hand Therapy 115 only the delivery format is different. Do not take this course if you have already taken Hand Therapy 115)


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    Hippotherapy 101

    Know Your Pelvis: Anatomy of the Pelvis with Interactive Dissection


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    • Describe the bones that make up the pelvis
    • List 3 ligaments that stabilize the pelvis
    • List 3 functions of the pelvis
    • Differentiate the boundaries of the greater pelvis from the lesser pelvis
    • List and describe 3 muscles that have attachments withiin the pelvis
    • List and describe 5 muscles that have attachments to the pelvis
    • List 5 differences between the male and female pelvis
    • List and describe the nerve and blood supply to the pelvis
    • Describe 4 motions that occur at the pelvis
    • Examine bony and soft tissue anatomy of the pelvis using interactive dissection


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    Hippotherapy 102

    Core Anatomy: Anatomy of the Core with Interactive Dissection


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    • Identify the superior, inferior, anterior and posterior boundaries of the core
    • List 4 important functions of the core
    • Outline and describe bony structures, joint articulations, nerve and blood supply and significant landmarks within the core
    • Describe and demonstrate 4 movements of the core and list the primary muscle that is involved in creating that action
    • Define and differentiate core stability vs. core strength
    • Define and differentiate proprioception vs. kinesthesia
    • List 10 muscles of the core and discuss their origin, insertions, actions and innervations
    • Locate and examine 5 deep muscles of the core using interactive dissection
    • Locate and examine 5 superficial muscles of the core using interactive dissection


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    Hippotherapy 103

    Anatomy of the Shoulder Complex with Interactive Dissection


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    • List and describe the 3 bones that make up the shoulder complex
    • Describe the significance of the clavicle
    • Describe the 4 joints that make up the shoulder complex and demonstrate the movements that occur at each joint
    • Describe the supporting structures of the glenohumeral joint and differentiate between primary and secondary stabilizers
    • List and describe the muscles that make up the rotator cuff
    • Explain the scapulohumeral rhythm Explain the function and anatomy of the brachial plexus
    • Locate and examine the bones and articulations of the shoulder complex using interactive dissection
    • Locate and examine 10 muscles of the shoulder complex using interactive dissection and describe their origin, insertion, action and innervation
    • Locate and examine the parts of the brachial plexus using interactive dissection


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    IASTM 201 - 203

    Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations to the Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity and the Spine


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    Hour 1

    • List 3 factors which impact the mechanical properties of fascia
    • Recall 3 important functions of fascia
    • Cite 3 negative biological effects of fibrosis
    • Describe 3 proposed neurophysiological effects of IASTM
    • Itemize three biological effects of IASTM

    Hour 2

    • Cite 8 indications for using IASTM for upper/lower quarter musculoskeletal conditions
    • Provide 8 indications for using IASTM for upper/lower quarter musculoskeletal conditions
    • Enumerate 8 indications for using IASTM for upper/lower quarter musculoskeletal conditions
    • when using IASTM for musculoskeletal disorders.
    • List 2 features of IASTM tools and the effect that these features have on the treatment effect (tissue penetration)
    • Summarize 5 IASTM basic stroke techniques
    • Apply IASTM techniques for over 30 common upper quarter musculoskeletal conditions

    Hour 3

    • Outline 3 general purposes for using instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilizations (IASTM) for lower quarter musculoskeletal disorders.
    • Recall 3 clinical indications for using IASTM to the hip
    • State 3 clinical indications for providing IASTM to the lumbar spine
    • Present 3 clinical indications for using IASTM for knee-related musculoskeletal disorders
    • Itemize 3 clinical conditions of the lower leg and foot for which IASTM would be appropriate

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    Infectious Disease 102

    Hepatitis C: A New Era


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    • Examine and describe key characteristics related to the pathophysiology of Hepatitis C including those related to transmission, acute and chronic phase
    • List and examine 3 key steps to diagnosing Hepatitis C
    • Compare and contrast 2 ways for staging fibrosis seen in Hepatitis C
    • Examine and describe 2 clinical manifestations seen in Hepatitis C
    • Examine and describe pharmacologic vs. nonpharmacologic therapies seen in Hepatitis C

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Kinesiology 101

    Kinesiology of the Shoulder Complex


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    • Describe the osteology and osteologic features of the shoulder complex
    • Describe the 4 joints within the shoulder complex and their associated features
    • List 6 kinematic principles of the shoulder complex
    • Describe the brachial plexus and innervation of muscles and joints of the shoulder complex
    • Summarize the function of the rotator cuff muscles and stabilizing tissues of the structures of the shoulder complex
    • Discuss why the glenoid labrum is so vulnerable to injury
    • Describe the vulnerability of the supraspinatus tendon

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    Kinesiology 102
    Kinesiology of the Elbow and Forearm

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    • Discuss osteology and arthrology of the elbow and forearm
    • Describe kinematics of the elbow joint and forearm
    • Compare and contrast muscle and joint interactions
    • Outline and describe the path of innervation of the brachial plexus
    • Discuss sensory innervation of the joints
    • Summarize muscle actions that act on the elbow
    • Summarize muscle actions that act on the forearm

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    Kinesiology 103

    Kinesiology of the Wrist


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    • Identify carpal bones and osteologic features of the bones of the wrist
    • Discuss joint structures and ligaments of the wrist
    • Describe the kinematics of wrist motion
    • Define carpal instability
    • Compare and contrast muscle and joint interactions of the wrist
    • Outline functional innervations of the wrist
    • Discuss the function of muscles of the wrist

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    Kinesiology 104

    Kinesiology of the Hand


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    • Identify bones and osteologic features of the hand
    • Discuss joint structures and ligaments of the hand
    • Describe the kinematics of the hand
    • Define and differentiate extrinsic and intrinsic muscles of the hand
    • Compare and contrast muscle and joint interactions of the hand
    • Outline sensory innervations of the hand
    • List joint deformities caused by rheumatoid arthritis


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    Lymphology 101

    Lipedema


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    • Recite the definition of lipedema and list 5 signs and symptoms
    • Describe the pathophysiology and pathology associated with lipedema
    • List 5 complications and combinations with other diseases
    • Explain the prognosis for patients with lipedema
    • Differentiate between the diagnosis of lipedema and and common differential diagnosis
    • Become familiar with the role of therapy for patients with lipedema


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    Lymphology 102

    Generalized Edemas in Women


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    • Define and differentiate cyclic-idiopathic, idiopathic-orthostatic and idiopathic edema syndromes
    • Define and describe edema syndromes independent of the menstrual cycle
    • Describe 3 generalized edemas caused by abuse of diuretics and or laxatives
    • Become familiar and list the components of rehabilitation with generalized edemas
    • Describe the physiological edema that occurs during pregnancy


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    Lymphology 103

    Decongestive Kinesiotherapy, Respiratory Therapy, Physiotherapy and Other PT Techniques


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    • Recite the basic principles of Decongestive Kinesiotherapy and Respiratory Therapy
    • Describe the functional rehab of pts with lymphedema
    • Recall 3 effects of radiation
    • Describe the chronic effects of radiation
    • Compare and contrast principles of manual lymph drainage
    • Describe the treatment of radiation-induced fibrosis
    • Become familiar with compression therapy with radiation induced plexopathy


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    Lymphology 106

    Radiological Diagnostic Procedures in Edema of the Extremities


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    • Become familiar with soft tissue x-rays
    • Compare and contrast cross-section imaging including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound
    • Differentiate between the use of direct and indirect lymphography
    • Describe radiological diagnostics using radioisotopes including lymphoscintigraphy and isotope lymphography
    • Describe the respective value of each of the imaging procedures


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    Management of Common Conditions 206

    Evaluation of the Adolescent Overhead Athlete


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    • Summarize the relationship between glenohumeral internal rotation deficit (GIRD), SLAP tears, posterior impingement, scapula dyskinesis and shoulder micro-instability
    • Effectively diagnose SLAP tears, posterior impingement, scapula dyskinesis and shoulder mico-instability using screening and clinical tests.
    • Cite common pitching pathomechanics and describe their association with specific elbow injuries.
    • Paraphrase the peel back model for SLAP tears
    • Relate proper pitching biomechanics with injury prevention strategies for the adolescent overhead athlete

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    Management of Common Conditions 207

    Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques for the Shoulder-Scapula Complex


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    • Define and differentiate the anatomical relationship between the rotator cuff muscles and the glenohumeral joint capsule
    • Gain deeper insight into the causes and treatment of scapula dyskinesia
    • Describe and perform contemporary scapula mobilization techniques
    • Apply innovative soft tissue mobilization techniques to patients with shoulder hypomobility
    • Perform soft tissue mobilization techniques for sub deltoid bursitis

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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    Management of Common Conditions 208

    Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Non-Surgical and Surgical SLAP Tears


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    • Classify functional anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder - scapula complex
    • Apply current strategies for the evaluation of patients with scapular disorders
    • Perform innovative  scapular mobilization techniques for the patient with scapular dyskinesia
    • Differentiate the relationship between scapular dyskinesia, soft tissue/muscle tightness, and shoulder pathology
    • Integrate a systematic scapular muscle training program / protocol for patients with scapular dyskinesia

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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    Management of Common Conditions 219

    Evaluation and Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis


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    • Recall the clinical definition of adhesive capsulitis, based on shoulder range of motion measurements.
    • List 5 risk factors for adhesive capsulitis.
    • Enumerate the 4 pathophysiological stages of adhesive capsulitis.
    • List and define the 3 sub-components of the tissue-response classification system for adhesive capsulitis.
    • Provide 2 clinical findings for each of the 3 sub-components of the tissue-response classification system for adhesive capsulitis.
    • State 3 treatment guidelines for each of the 3 sub-components of the tissue-response classification system for adhesive capsulitis.
    • Summarize the grades of evidence for common physical therapy interventions (i.e. therapeutic exercise, joint mobilizations, modalities and patient education) for adhesive capsulitis

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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    Management of Common Sports Injuries

    Dealing with Common Sports Injuries


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    • Recognize pathology associated with common sports injuries
    • Outline the mechanism of injury for various hand injuries
    • Recognize treatment interventions for upper extremity injuries

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Medical Screening 201

    Primary Care Medicine: Foundations of Medical Screening


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    • Define and distinguish between primary care, secondary care, tertiary care, direct access, medical screening, screening for referral and signed prescription.
    • Recall 5 reasons to conduct a medical screening.
    • Outline 5 components for effective communication during the patient interview to obtain accurate and comprehensive baseline information.
    • Define and explain the relevance of yellow flags, red flags and flag clusters as part of the medical screening process
    • Define and describe the five components of the patient-centered interview and state the impact this has on patient satisfaction and outcome
    • Define and provide the clinical relevance of sensitivity, specificity, odds ratios, and likelihood ratios as they pertain to the value of diagnostic/clinical tests

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    Medical Screening 202

    Primary Care Medicine: Symptom-Based Approach to Medical Screening


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    Hour 1

    • Recall 3 general symptoms signs/symptoms of inflammatory joint conditions.
    • Recite 3 general symptoms signs/symptoms of osteoarthritis
    • Cite 4 serious pathologies or disorders that should be screened for in a patient presenting with lower back pain.
    • Explain the clinical prediction rule for a vertebral fracture and identify the specific red flags necessary for high specificity in ruling in a vertebral fracture.
    • Enumerate 3 red flags associated with a spinal infection that can detected during the medical screening process which may warrant subsequent referral.
    • List 3 red flags associated with a spinal tumor that can detected during the medical screening process which may warrant subsequent referral.

    Hour 2

    • Explain the purpose of the Wells scoring system/ clinical prediction rule for screening a patient with lower leg pain.
    • Recall 5 red flags associated with pericarditis during medical screening of a patient with thoracic pain.
    • Outline red flags associated with pyelonephritis during medical screening of a patient presenting with thoracic pain.
    • Summarize the components of the clinical prediction rule for ruling in cervical myelopathy.
    • Recite 3 common clinical findings associated with osteonecrosis of the femoral head during the medical screening examination.
    • List 3 red flag findings for a patient suspected of having compartment syndrome of the lower leg
    • Explain the Pittsburgh Knee Rules as they relate to the necessity for follow-up imaging tests to rule out a knee fracture.
    • Paraphrase the Ottawa Ankle Rules for warranting imaging tests to rule out an ankle fracture.

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    Medical Screening 203

    Primary Care Medicine: Systems-Based Approach to Medical Screening


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    Hour 1

    • Paraphrase the central purpose for the review of systems (ROS) approach to medical screening.
    • Recall 8 ROS health components (key signs or symptoms) that can serve as a preliminary tool to determine the need for additional screening.
    • Cite the 3 most common causes for unexplained weight loss in the older patient which may justify the need for further screening.
    • List 8 signs / symptoms (cardiopulmonary system checklist) that should be assessed during a cardiopulmonary system screen.
    • Enumerate 5 red flags for a myocardial infarction or unstable angina during a cardiopulmonary screen that would warrant immediate referral
    • Recall 8 associated red flags (signs / symptoms) that may warrant referral in a patient that presents with edema of the hands, feet or abdomen
    • Recite 4 prodromal red flags associated with a transient ischemic attack, and subsequently would warrant an immediate referral.
    • Recall 1 important finding that can aid in the differentiation between claudication and psuedoclaudication, and subsequently impact the need for immediate referral.

    Hour 2

    • Outline 6 red flags associated with lung cancer, and subsequently may warrant an immediate referral.
    • Identify 8 signs / symptoms (gastrointestinal system checklist) that should be assessed during a gastrointestinal system screen.
    • Provide 7 red flags clinical findings) of NSAID induced complications which may justify an outside referral.
    • Recount 8 signs / symptoms (endocrine system checklist) that should be assessed during an endocrine system screen.
    • List 3 regional/anatomical locations where pulmonary -related disorders can refer pain to
    • List 3 regional/anatomical locations where gastrointestinal -related disorders can refer pain to
    • Recall 3 signs and/or symptoms of colorectal cancer
    • List 2 regional/anatomical locations where urogenital -related disorders can refer pain to

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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    Neuroanatomy Review Related to Upper Extremity Function

    Neuroanatomy of the UE


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    • Locate major divisions and structures of the CNS
    • Name functions of CNS structures, and their integration with other structures
    • Identify effects of CNS dysfunction on upper extremity function, behavior and occupational performance

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    Oncology Rehab 101

    Breast Cancer Recovery: Rehabilitation After Breast Cancer


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    • Describe and list local and systemic treatments for breast cancer
    • Discuss physical and psychosocial implications of breast cancer treatment
    • Outline and describe the process of evaluation for individuals with breast cancer
    • Create appropriate rehabilitative goals for individuals with breast cancer
    • Design an appropriate rehabilitative session for breast cancer patients


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    Oncology Rehab 102

    Cancer-Related Fatigue


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    • Outline 5 hypotheses related to the pathophysiology of cancer related fatigue
    • List 5 tools available for screening cancer related fatigue and describe the simplest scale available
    • List 10 factors that contribute to cancer related fatigue
    • Describe the patient history, physical examination, and diagnostic workup process for a patient with cancer related fatigue
    • List 5 nonpharmacologic interventions for the treatment of cancer related fatigue
    • List and describe 2 psychostimulants used in the treatment of cancer related fatigue

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pain 203
    Introduction to Pain and The Patient's Voice

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    • Identify key professionals and describe the various roles that each person on the interprofessional pain team plays
    • Understand the impact that chronic pain can have across varied life domains
    • Describe the link between the individual experience of pain and the social environment
    • Examine the association between healthcare provider-patient communication and health outcomes


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    Pain 204

    Neuroanatomy of the Nociceptive System and Neurophysiology of Pain


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    • Appreciate the different types of peripheral nociceptors and their associated axons
    • Describe the pathways involved in transmitting nociceptive information within the nervous system
    • Describe the organization of the dorsal horn and the termination patterns of afferent inputs
    • Examine the areas of the nervous system involved in the perception, integration and response to nociception
    • Become familiar with the neurophysiology underlying somatic and visceral pain
    • Outline and describe mechanisms of sensitization in the peripheral and central nervous system
    • Describe ways in which the brain controls nociceptive processing
    • Identify and describe brain structures involved in the perception of pain


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    Pain 205
    Assessing Pain

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    • Define and explain the difference between pain assessment and pain measurement
    • Describe the type of pain evaluation commonly used
    • Describe some of the most commonly used pain measurement tools
    • Become familiar with some consensus guidelines around pain assessment
    • Explore and discuss the impact which culture, ethnicity, religion and gender can have on pain assessment


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pain 206
    Neuropathic Pain and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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    • Describe the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying neuropathic pain and complex regional pain syndrome
    • Identify symptoms that alert the clinician to the possible presence of these conditions
    • Become familiar with current diagnostic criteria and their limitations
    • Describe a methodical approach to examination and treatment, based on current international evidence and guidelines


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pain 207

    Manual Therapy and Influence on Pain Perception


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    • Understand manual therapy in the context of biopsychosocial management of  musculoskeletal pain
    • Describe the effects of manual therapy on local tissue, spinal and supraspinal pain mechanisms
    • Describe the effects of pleasant touch on pain
    • Examine the effects of treatment-related pain on pain perception
    • Analyze the effects of manual therapy on motor control
    • Explain how manual therapy may be applied in practice


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pain 208

    Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)


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    • Discuss the use of TENS and acupuncture for pain management and list 5 indications and contraindications/risks.
    • Describe and analyze 2 principles underpinning various techniques of TENS and acupuncture
    • Describe the research supporting the analgesic mechanisms of action of TENS and acupuncture.
    • Summarize clinical research evidence on clinical effectiveness for TENS and acupuncture
    • Discuss why the clinical experience of outcome when using TENS and acupuncture sometimes differs from some of the clinical research findings.


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pain 209

    Complementary Therapy Approaches to Pain


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    • Describe and differentiate the role and limitations of complementary therapies in pain management
    • Analyze the evidence base for specific complementary therapy interventions for patients living with pain
    • Compare and contrast key practical and professional issues in the integration of complementary therapies within clinical practice
    • Identify and recite possible sources of information for increasing knowledge and awareness of complementary approaches to pain management

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pain 210
    Cancer Pain

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    • Explore the magnitude of the problem of cancer pain
    • Understand the circumstances in the cancer journey when pain may occur
    • Describe the types of pain
    • Understand that the experience of pain can have physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions
    • List and describe the principles of pain management
    • Explore the barriers to good pain management
    • Appreciate the personal issues confronted by therapist's dealing with cancer pain

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pain 211

    Pain the Elderly


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    • Outline how the pain experience differs with age
    • Explore and differentiate particular conditions that commonly cause pain among middle-aged and older people
    • Examine difference in pain report and coping strategies among people of different age groups
    • Assess how age-related changes in neurophysiology may alter the pain experience
    • Explain how the pain experience is unique for older people in special populations, such as those with dementia
    • Compare ways to approach the assessment of pain in elderly persons

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Pathology 112

    The Breast


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    • Describe normal anatomy of the breast
    • List 5 factors of breast cancer
    • Explain the incidence of breast cancer and its impact on society
    • Explain the pathogenesis of fibrocystic changes and describe 3 histological changes
    • Describe the most common benign breast tumor including appearance, histological features and peak age of incidence


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Pathology 113

    The Skin


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    • Define and differentiate skin lesions such as macule, papule, vesicle, pustule, ulcer and scar
    • Describe skin lesions caused by mechanical trauma
    • Explain short term and long term effects of ultraviolet light on the skin
    • Describe skin infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites
    • Describe typical lesions of acne vulgaris and explain their pathogenesis
    • Describe 2 manifestations of seborrheic dermatitis
    • List the most important neoplastic skin lesions involving the dermis


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Pathology 114

    Fluid and Hemodynamic Disorders


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    • Define edema and give 5 clinical examples
    • Define shock and explain it pathogenesis
    • List 5 conditions that predispose an individual to arterial thrombi
    • Define emboli and give 5 clinical examples
    • Describe the 5 clinical consquences of venous and arterial thrombi


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Pathology 115

    Cell Pathology


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    • List the most important causes of cell injury
    • Describe 3 types of cell adaptations
    • Describe cellular aging
    • Compare 2 forms of cell death: necrosis and apoptosis
    • Describe various forms of necrosis and give examples of each


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Pathology 116

    Inflammation


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    • Define inflammation and describe the cellular events that occur during acute inflammation
    • Describe the vascular changes that occur during acute inflammation
    • Explain the function of proteins and the clotting system in inflammation
    • Explain the functions of cytokines released in inflammation
    • Describe and differentiate local and systemic symptoms of inflammation


    Ruth Coopee, MT, OT, CHT

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    Patient Communications 201

    Improving Patient-Provider Communications


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    • Determine why communication is imperative in clinical encounters
    • Classify rights and responsibilities of the patient -provider partnership
    • Recognize barriers and benefits regarding improved communication
    • Apply numerous strategies to improve and solidify patient interactions
    • Summarize how to fix the system so providers will provide better quality visits

    Brett Kinsler, DC

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    Patient Communications 202
    Age, Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status

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    • Identify the ways your conscious or unconscious bias toward patient characteristics may enter the clinical relationship
    • Outline ways to improve your clinical communication with patients who are elderly, poor or ethnic minorities.
    • Distinguish male and female patient communication styles and plan what to do when your patient wants a different gender provider
    • Compare the way Jewish, Irish, Italian, and other cultures present differently as patients and prepare your communication style appropriately
    • Internalize the seven ideal interpersonal traits patients want in their health care providers

    Brett Kinsler, DC

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    Patient Communications 203
    Detecting Dishonesty: Why Our Patients Lie and What To Do About It

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    • Recognize deceptive behaviors from other people and integrate these skills
    • Use tips garnered from former CIA officers to separate truth from lies
    • Determine motivations for patients to lie to health care providers
    • Strategize ways to avoid being lied to by your patients and staff
    • Assess the consequences of lying and how it compromises clinical relationships

    Brett Kinsler, DC

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    Patient Communications 204

    Four Habits of Highly Effective Clinicians: Evidence-Based Ways to Improve Your Bedside Manner


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    • Explain the Four Habits of Highly Effective Clinicians
    • Show the payoffs for each of the habits and provide examples
    • Demonstrate how to avoid “Door Knob Concerns” and uncover hidden problems
    • Specify barriers to patient communication and how to overcome them
    • Describe action steps to incorporate better communication habits into practice immediately

    Brett Kinsler, DC

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    Patient Communications 205

    Communicating Risk and Harms


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    • Modify explanations about risks, harms and benefits to avoid miscommunication to patients
    • Apply research concepts such as sensitivity and specificity to outcomes communications
    • Identify weak spots in clinical trials with regard to benefits and harms
    • Implement the best practitioner action to build trust in patients
    • Discover strategies for better communicating with low functional health literacy patients

    Brett Kinsler, DC

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    Pediatrics 201

    Sports Injuries in Children


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    • Become familiar with prevention as a key way to manage sports injuries.
    • Explain and identify the 7 risk factors for injury.
    • Identify different types of injuries and major sites of injury.
    • Become familiar with rehabilitation protocols and methods for return to play.
    • Become familiar with working with young athletes with physical disabilities.
    • Describe 3 uses for clinical application through case study


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Pediatrics 202

    Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy


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    • Describe and explore the role of the therapist in the treatment, examination and evaluation of children with MD or SMA.
    • Describe and differentiate classification/types of MD.
    • Summarize and outline 3 key features of the Vignos Functional Rating Scale for Duchenne MD.
    • Recognize diagnosis and pathophysiology of SMA.
    • Describe clinical application through case studies.


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Pediatrics 203

    Brachial Plexus Injuries (BPI)


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    • Describe the incidence, etiology and pathophysiology of BPI
    • Become familiar with the changes in body structure and function that occur with various levels of BPI
    • Define therapy goals and identify appropriate treatment interventions for children with BPI
    • Define and differentiate Erbs palsy from Klumpkes palsy
    • Become familiar with the medical management, orthopedic surgery and orthopedic concerns of infants and children with BPI
    • Become familiar with outcomes of children with BPI
    • Apply clinical application with the use of case studies


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Pediatrics 204

    Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC)


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    • Become familiar with the incidence and etiology of AMC
    • Examine and explain how a diagnosis of AMC is determined
    • Name 2 clinical manifestations of AMC
    • Become familiar with the medical management of infants and children with AMC
    • Identify 5 therapy interventions for infants with AMC
    • Discuss the importance of stretching and splinting programs as well as other adaptive equipment
    • Describe therapy intervention for the pre-school aged child with AMC
    • Name 3 therapy interventions for the adolescent with AMC
    • Become familiar with the challenges that the child with AMC faces as during transition to adulthood
    • Review clinical application through case study


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Pediatrics 205

    Cerebral Palsy (CP)


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    • Become familiar with the classification, etiology and pathophysiology of CP
    • Explore and examine how an infant or child is diagnosed with CP
    • Compare and contrast single-system and multi-system impairments
    • Discuss the role of Occupational and Physical Therapy in the treatment CP
    • Become familiar with determinants of prognosis or outcome
    • List 5 treatment goals and interventions for the infant with CP
    • List 5 treatment goals and interventions for the child with CP
    • Describe the importance of reducing primary impairment and preventing secondary impairment in the infant/child with CP
    • Discuss the importance and significance of family involvement and key characteristics that must observed
    • List factors that must be addressed in preparation for the transition to adulthood in the adolescent with CP


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Pediatrics 206

    Sensory-Based Learning Strategies


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    • Define sensory processing and self-regulation.
    • List at least five symptoms that may indicate a Sensory Processing Disorder.
    • Explain the Fussy Baby Analogy in relation to the three sensory-based learning strategies.
    • Describe at least three examples of ways that each sensory-based learning strategy can be used in a school setting.
    • Develop a sensory schedule based on given guidelines.
    • Assess the effectiveness of sensory-based learning strategies through data collection.


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    Physical Diagnosis 166 - 169
    Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy

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    • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Physical Diagnosis 166 through Physical Diagnosis 169

    Course Group includes all Physical Diagnosis Courses numbered 166 through 169

    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Rehab 101-G
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    • Review sensory-motor control and rehabilitation
    • Discuss aerobic exercise for LBP patients
    • Describe muscle training of the hip, abdominal and paraspinal muscles
    • Identify how aerobic exercise improves motor performance in the elderly
    • Distinguish the effects of different training styles on the cross-sectional area of paraspinal muscles

    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    Rehab 102-G
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    • Describe the contribution of hip vs. spinal motion
    • Distinguish poor motor patterns of hip and low back movements and what to do about it
    • Differentiate the role of exercise for neck disorders and determine what type of exercise works
    • Delineate the neural adaptations to exercise and apply towards rehabilitation
    • Describe current issues in low back rehabilitation (such as can low back tissues heal within a few weeks?)

    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    Rehab 103-G
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    • Describe the long term course of LBP
    • Describe neuromuscular impairments following LBP
    • Differentiate the effects of pain on the neuromuscular system
    • Discuss the models that explain the nature of motor problems with pain
    • Differentiate and discuss the potential sources of LBP

    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    Rehab 104-G
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    • Identify and describe the major factors influencing muscular strength
    • Assess the chiropractic influences on strength
    • Identify and discuss the strength training principles
    • Illustrate components of a training session
    • Apply training principles into a practical strength program

    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    Rehab 105-G
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    • Describe neck anticipatory control with pain
    • Describe lateralized fatigue with unilateral neck pain
    • Assess head and trunk motion during neck manipulation
    • Identify neuromuscular dysfunction in neck pain patients
    • Outline exercises for the rehabilitation of neck neuromuscular dysfunction

    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 177

    New Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Rehabilitation


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    • Outline techniques for Achilles tendon surgery and rehabilitation
    • Describe peroneal tendon surgery and rehabilitation
    • Define and differentiate 3 conditions where posterior tibial tendon surgery may be indicated
    • List key features of plantar fascia rehabilitation
    • Review hallux valgus surgery and rehabilitation techniques
    • Understand categories for ankle stabilization surgery and post op rehab protocols

    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 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 188

    Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Hip


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    • Summarize 5 characteristics and clinical features of hip osteoarthritis
    • Outline 5 components of the rehab program for hip osteoarthritis
    • Summarize 5 characteristics and clinical features of iliopsoas tendinopathy and bursopathy
    • Outline 5 components of the rehab program for iliopsoas tendinopathy and bursopathy
    • Summarize 5 characteristics and clinical features of greater trochanteric pain syndrome
    • Outline 5 components of the rehab program for greater trochanteric pain syndrome
    • Summarize 5 characteristics and clinical features of hamstring strains and tendinopathy
    • Outline 5 components of the rehab program for hamstring strains and tendinopathy
    • Describe diagnostic criteria for each of the following conditions noted above


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Rehab 189
    Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Knee

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    • Outline 3 key characteristics of various knee injuries including OA, patellofermoral syndrome, patellar and quadriceps tendinopathy, ligament sprains, meniscal tears, iliotibial band friction syndrome and other knee disorders
    • Summarize and list 3 treatment guidelines for all of the injuries listed above
    • Define which modality is used for diagnosing each of the above pathologies
    • Provide an outline of 3 exercises used in the rehab of each knee pathology listed above
    • Define 2 specialized techniques used for each of the knee pathologies listed above


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Rehab 190
    Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Foot and Ankle

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    • Outline 3 key characteristics of various foot and ankle injuries including lateral ankle sprains, chronic ankle instability, Achilles tendinopathy, posterior tibial tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis and other ankle disorders
    • Summarize and list 3 treatment guidelines for all of the injuries listed above
    • Define which modality is used for diagnosing each of the above pathologies
    • Provide an outline of 3 exercises used in the rehab of each foot and ankle injury listed above
    • Define 2 specialized techniques used for each of the foot and ankle injuries listed above


    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 192

    Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Lumbar Region


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    • Describe 3 key characteristics of the following conditions: lumber facet/arthrosis/spondylosis, lumbar disc pathology, lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolosthesis, spinal stenosis and other lumbar spine disorders
    • List 3 therapeutic modalities for each of the above conditions
    • Analyze 2 manual therapy techniques for each of the above conditions
    • Describe 3 key components of the home exercise program


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Rehab 193
    Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Pelvis

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    • Describe 3 key characteristics of sacroiliac joint dysfunction, piriformis syndrome and pelvic dysfunction
    • List 3 therapeutic modalities for each of the above conditions
    • Analyze 2 manual therapy techniques for each of the above conditions
    • Describe 3 key components of the home exercise program


    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 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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    Shoulder Rehab 101

    Functional Anatomy and Assessment


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    • Review functional anatomy of the shoulder joint
    • Define and explore conservative management of rotator cuff, capsulitis and frozen shoulder
    • Define predisposing factors of impingement
    • Identify rotator cuff pathology and functional considerations
    • Understand the conservative and postoperative treatment of rotator cuff disease
    • Differentiate shoulder arthroplasty vs. arthrodesis
    • Differentiate the pathology involved in anterior, posterior and multidirectional instability
    • Define treatment principles for shoulder instability
    • Become familiar with various shoulder exercises and the progression of exercise programs
    • Incorporate proprioceptive exercises into a shoulder rehab program
    • Explore the application of therapy


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Shoulder Rehab 102

    Examination of the Shoulder


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    • Describe the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder joint
    • Describe scapulothoracic motion and identify 3 factors that increase stress on the rotator cuff
    • List 5 components included in a comprehensive evaluation of the shoulder
    • List and describe 3 provocative examinations used to evaluate the rotator cuff
    • Differentiate diagnostic imaging techniques used in shoulder evaluations


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Shoulder Rehab 103

    Tendinopathy of the Rotator Cuff and Proximal Biceps


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    • Describe the pathomechanics involved in rotator cuff injury
    • Describe 3 nonoperative treatment interventions in the treatment of rotator cuff pathology
    • List surgical procedures and describe results in the management of rotator cuff pathology
    • Differentiate the results and advantages/disadvantages of arthroscopic rotator cuff debridement
    • Explore the diagnosis and treatment for bicipital tendinosis
    • Describe the technique involved for open biceps tenodesis


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    Shoulder Rehab 104

    Glenohumeral Instability, Adhesive Capsulitis, and Superior Labral Anteroposterior Lesions


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    • List 3 different nonoperative techniques for managing anterior glenohumeral dislocations.
    • Describe 2 techniques involved in the surgical management of glenohumeral instability.
    • Differentiate the 3 phases of adhesive capsulitis.
    • Describe surgical and nonsurgical management of adhesive capsulitis.
    • Examine the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of superior labral anteroposterior lesions.


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Shoulder Rehab 106

    Impingement Syndrome and Impingement-Related Instability


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    • Become familiar with impingement syndrome
    • List 3 extrinsic factors related to impingement syndrome
    • List 3 intrinsic factors related to impingement syndrome
    • Describe and differentiate the pathological stages of impingement syndrome
    • Become familiar with shoulder-strengthening exercises
    • Describe the classification of rotator cuff disease
    • Examine and outline key features of rotator cuff disease in the athlete
    • Examine rehabilitation issues related to pathologic conditions
    • Review case studies for clinical application


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Shoulder Rehab 112

    Rotator Cuff Repairs


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    • Become familiar with the etiology of rotator cuff tears
    • Describe and differentiate various imaging techniques for diagnosing rotator cuff tears
    • Outline nonoperative techniques for treatment of rotator cuff tears
    • Examine operative techniques for rotator cuff repairs
    • Explain results and expected outcomes for rotator cuff repairs
    • Read case studies to highlight clinical application


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Shoulder Rehab 114
    Evaluation of the Adolescent Overhead Athlete

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    • Summarize the relationship between glenohumeral internal rotation deficit(GIRD), SLAP tears, posterior impingement, scapula dyskinesis and shoulder micro-instability
    • Effectively diagnose SLAP tears, posterior impingement, scapula dyskinesis and shoulder mico-instability using screening and clinical tests.
    • Cite common pitching pathomechanics and describe their association with specific elbow injuries.
    • Paraphrase the peel back model for SLAP tears
    • Relate proper pitching biomechanics with injury prevention strategies for the adolescent overhead athlete


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    Shoulder Rehab 115 - 116

    Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques for the Shoulder Scapula Complex, Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Non Surgical and Surgical SLAP Tears


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    Part I:

    • Describe and perform contemporary scapula mobilization techniques
    • Apply innovative soft tissue mobilization techniques for the patient with shoulder hypomobility
    • Gain deeper insight into the causes and treatment of scapula dyskinesia
    • Define and differentiate the anatomical relationship between the rotator cuff muscles and the glenohumeral joint capsule
    • Become acquainted with soft tissue mobilization techniques for sub deltoid bursitis

    Part:II:

    • Review functional anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder - scapula complex
    • Become famiiliar and understand current strategies for the evaluation of patients with scapular disorders
    • List and describe innovative  scapular mobilization techniques for the patient with scapular dyskinesia
    • Differentiate the relationship between scapular dyskinesia, soft tissue/muscle tightness, and shoulder pathology
    • Apply a sytematic scapular muscle training program / protocol for patients with scapular dyskinesia

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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    Shoulder Rehab 117

    Anterior Shoulder Instability


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    • Recite the overall incidence of anterior glenohumeral instability
    • Describe the pathophysiology of anterior shoulder instability
    • Define and explaine 5 key features related to the clinical presentation of instabilty
    • Explain differential diagnosis for anterior shoulder instability
    • Examine and describe surgical and non-surgical treatment options


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    Shoulder Rehab 118
    Posterior Shoulder Instability

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    • Recite the overall incidence of posterior shoulder instability
    • Describe the pathophysiology of posterior shoulder instability
    • Examine and explain 3 key features related to the clinical presentation of shoulder instability
    • Explain differential diagnosis for posterior shoulder instability
    • Examine and describe surgical and non-surgical treatment options


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    Shoulder Rehab 119

    Multidirectional Shoulder Instability


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    • Recite the overall incidence of multidirectional shoulder instability
    • Describe the pathophysiology of multidirectional shoulder instability
    • Examine and explain 3 key features related to the clinical presentation of shoulder instability
    • Explain differential diagnosis for multidirectional shoulder instability
    • Examine and describe surgical and non-surgical treatment options


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    Shoulder Rehab 120

    Superior Labral Pathology Involving the Long Head Biceps


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    • Recite the overall incidence of superior labral tears
    • Describe the pathophysiology of superior labral tears
    • Understand the clinical presentation of superior labral tears
    • Explain differential diagnosis for superior labral tears
    • Examine and describe surgical and non-surgical treatment options


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 101

    Soft Tissue Injury: The Neglected Cause of Musculoskeletal Disorders


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    • Explain the anatomy and functionality of healthy soft tissue components
    • Explain the effects of injury on soft tissue
    • Define effects of injured soft tissue on functionality of the spine and extremities
    • Discuss patterns of musculoskeletal relationships of recruiting other structures after injury and their effects on functionality
    • Describe various methods of treatment for dysfunctional soft tissue
    • Explain relationship of injured tissue to its surrounding structures, its effects and treatment
    • Explain compensation and recruitment of healthy tissue to the broader scope of complications and the effective treatment of primary and now secondary effects of injury
    • Describe rehabilitation exercises in relation to proprioception

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 102

    Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS): Current Advances in Treatment


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    • Differentiate localized MPS and fibromyalgia
    • Become familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of MPS
    • Describe theory and benefits of Myofascial Release (MFR) as a treatment for soft tissue conditions including MPS
    • Summarize 3 key points of traditional and modern Myofascial techniques

    Eloisa Aniceta, PT

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 103

    Comprehensive Introduction to Soft tissue Injury and Treatment


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    • Explain the types of soft tissue
    • Demonstrate and discuss diagnostic evaluation of soft tissue injury
    • Explain pain patterns of neurological injury for differential diagnosis
    • Discuss types of soft tissue injuries
    • Evaluate soft tissue changes associated with pain
    • Discuss the mechanisms of healing soft tissue injuries
    • Describe diagnostic tools in determining soft tissue injuries
    • Explain the use of ice and heat in soft tissue injuries
    • Demonstrate and discuss stretching; passive, active and postfacilitation
    • Demonstrate and discuss somatic technique
    • Demonstrate and discuss strain/counterstrain
    • Demonstrate and discuss friction massage
    • Demonstrate and discuss Postisometric relaxation
    • Demonstrate and discuss electrical muscle stimulation and ultrasound
    • Demonstrate and discuss triggerpoint ultrasound in treatment
    • Discuss massage therapy
    • Demonstrate and discuss myofascial release
    • Demonstrate and discuss active release
    • Demonstrate and discuss Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
    • Discuss cold laser therapy
    • Demonstrate and discuss exercise rehabilitation and muscle strengthening
    • Discuss mobilization and manipulation

    Linda Simon, DC

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 104

    The Shoulder: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment


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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the shoulder and its soft tissue
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the shoulder and its soft tissue.
    • Demonstrate the active and passive examination of the shoulder and soft tissue.
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bony structures, joints, ligaments, tendons, bursa and muscles of the shoulder
    • Describe sports injures to the shoulder.
    • Describe injuries to the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the shoulder.
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for pathological conditions of the bony structures, joints, ligaments, tendons, bursa and muscles of the shoulder.
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the shoulder.
    • Define functional relationships of the shoulder with associated regions

    Linda Simon, DC

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 105

    Elbow, Wrist and Hand: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment


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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the elbow, wrist, and hand and associated soft tissue
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the elbow, wrist, and hand and associated soft tissue
    • Demonstrate the passive examination of the elbow, wrist, and hand and associated soft tissue
    • Demonstrate the active examination of the elbow, wrist, and hand and associated soft tissue
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bony structures, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia, bursa and nerves of the elbow, wrist, and hand
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for pathological conditions of the bony structures of the elbow, wrist and hand
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia, bursa and nerves of the elbow, wrist and hand
    • Define functional relationships between the elbow, wrist and hand and with other regions

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 106

    The Cervical Spine: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment


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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the bones and joints of the cervical spine, ligaments and muscles of the cervical spine and the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the bones and joints of the cervical spine, the ligaments and muscles of the cervical spine and the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Demonstrate the passive examination of the bones and joints of the cervical spine, the ligaments and muscles of the cervical spine and the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Demonstrate the active examination of the bones and joints of the cervical spine, the ligaments and muscles of the cervical spine and the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Discuss imaging of the cervical spine
    • Discuss advanced testing of the soft tissue of the cervical spine
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bony structures, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Explain the mechanism of acceleration/deceleration impact
    • Explain the effects on the cervical spine from acceleration/deceleration injury, and specifically the effects on the soft tissues structures
    • Explain the grading system for acceleration/deceleration injury
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the pathological conditions of the bony structures, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, nerves and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the sequela of acceleration/deceleration injury
    • Define relationships of the cervical spine with other regions

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 107

    The TMJ: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment


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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the TMJ and its soft tissue
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the TMJ and its soft tissue
    • Demonstrate the passive examination of the TMJ and soft tissue
    • Demonstrate the active examination of the TMJ and soft tissue
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bony structures of the TMJ
    • Describe pathological conditions of the joints of the TMJ
    • Describe pathological conditions of the ligaments of the TMJ
    • Describe pathological conditions of the muscles of the TMJ
    • Describe injuries to the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the TMJ
    • Describe injuries from acceleration/deceleration impact to the TMJ
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the joints of the TMJ
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the ligaments of the TMJ
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the muscles of the TMJ
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the TMJ
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for acceleration/deceleration injury to the TMJ
    • Define functional relationships of the TMJ with associated regions

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 108

    Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment


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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Demonstrate the passive examination of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Demonstrate the active examination of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Discuss imaging of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Discuss relationships of the thoracic spine and ribs with other regions

    Linda Simon, DC

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    Spinal Cord Injuries 101

    Understanding Spinal Cord Injury: Advances in Recovery


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    • Discuss the history and epidemiology of spinal cord injury
    • Describe the anatomy of the vertebral column, including spinal cord, coverings, nerves, vascular supply, spinal tracts and autonomic nervous system
    • Compare and differentiate between different levels and classifications of spinal cord injury
    • Explain prognosis for recovery and prediction for outcome following spinal cord injury
    • Compare pharmacological and surgical interventions to enhance recovery and regeneration


    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Spinal Cord Injuries 102

    Spinal Cord Injury: Activities of Daily Living


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    • Describe and differentiate functional outcomes related to level of SCI
    • Become familiar with various adaptive equipment which may be used according to level of injury
    • Examine 5 components involved in a bladder management program for both men and women
    • Describe methods of communication used by individuals according to level of SCI
    • Describe the role of therapist in educating patients with SCI


    Renee Stump, OTR/L

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    Spinal Cord Injuries 103

    Spinal Cord Injuries: Transfer Techniques


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    • Identify 10 patient considerations when learning transfer techniques
    • Become familiar with transfer risks and how to avoid them
    • Discuss the importance of proper transfer ergonomics
    • Identify the significance of wheelchair management to aid transfer techniques
    • List and describe 5 different types of transfers


    Renee Stump, OTR/L

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    Spinal Cord Injuries 104

    Spinal Cord Injuries: Functional Electrical Stimulation


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    • Discuss the history of FES
    • Become familiar with various uses of FES with SCI rehabilitation
    • Differentiate the parameters for the use of FES with SCI rehabilitation
    • List 5 contraindications for FES
    • Examine the physiology of FES
    • Identify and define key terminology associated with FES
    • Discuss the effects of FES
    • Describe how FES can be used with cardiovascular reconditioning
    • Discuss the role of FES with standing and gait
    • Identify the significance of FES in the restoration of upper limb function


    Renee Stump, OTR/L

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    Spinal Cord Injuries 105

    Spinal Cord Injury: Exercise and Fitness


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    • Become familiar with various exercise considerations for the individual with SCI
    • Differentiate work, anaerobic and aerobic capacity
    • Describe and analyze how exercise impacts the autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems in the individual with SCI
    • Discuss exercise parameters for the individual with SCI
    • Identify metabolic alterations as a result of SCI to lipid profiles, glucose metabolism, body composition and osteopenia
    • Discuss barriers to exercise implementation


    Renee Stump, OTR/L

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    Spinal Cord Injuries 106

    Spinal Cord Injury: Seating and Positioning


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    • Identify key components of a comprehensive seating and wheeled mobility evaluation
    • Discuss the considerations involved in selecting a power vs. a manual wheelchair
    • Outline the importance of postural considerations involving the pelvis, trunk, upper and lower extremities and head positioning
    • Differentiate frame types of manual wheelchairs
    • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of wheel types and tire options
    • Become familiar with various components of power wheelchairs
    • Become familiar with different forces on tissue
    • Outline the process of selecting an appropriate wheelchair cushion


    Renee Stump, OTR/L

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    Splinting 101

    Anatomic and Biomechanical Principles of Splinting


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    • Define the anatomical terminology used in splint prescriptions
    • Relate anatomy of the upper extremity to splint design
    • Identify arches of the hand
    • Identify creases of the hand
    • Articulate the importance of the hand's arches and creases to splinting
    • Recall actions and nerve innervations of upper extremity musculature
    • Differentiate prehensile and grasp patterns of the hand
    • Apply basic biomechanical principles to splint design
    • Describe the correct width and length for a forearm splint
    • Describe uses of padding in a splint
    • Explain the reason splint edges should be rolled or flared
    • Relate contour to splint fabrication
    • Describe the change in skin and soft tissue mechanics with scar tissue, material application, edema, contractures, wounds, and infection


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    Splinting 102

    Clinical Examination for Splinting


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    • List components of a clinical examination for splinting
    • Describe components of a history, an observation, and palpation
    • Describe the resting hand posture
    • Relate how skin, vein, bone, joint, muscle, tendon, and nerve assessments are relevant to splinting
    • Identify specific assessments that can be used in a clinical examination before splinting
    • Explain the three phases of wound healing
    • Recognize the identifying signs of abnormal illness behavior
    • Explain how a therapist can assess a person's knowledge of splint precautions and wear and care instructions


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Splinting 103

    Clinical Reasoning for Splint Fabrication


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    • Describe clinical reasoning approaches and how they apply to splinting
    • Identify essential components of a splint referral
    • Discuss reasons for the importance of communication with the physician about a splint referral
    • Discuss diagnostic implications for splint provision
    • List helpful hints regarding the hand evaluation
    • Explain factors the therapist considers when selecting a splinting approach and design
    • Describe what therapists problem solve during splint fabrication
    • Describe areas that require monitoring after splint fabrication is completed
    • Describe the reflection process of the therapist before, during, and after splint fabrication
    • Discuss important considerations concerning a splint-wearing schedule
    • Identify conditions that determine splint discontinuation
    • Identify patient safety issues to consider when splinting errors occur
    • Discuss factors about splint cost and reimbursement
    • Discuss how Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations influence splint provision in a clinic
    • Discuss documentation with splint fabrication


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Splinting 104

    Occupation-Based Splinting


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    • Define occupation-based treatment as it relates to splint design and fabrication
    • Describe the influence of a client's occupational needs on splint design and selection
    • Review evidence to support preservation of occupational engagement through splinting
    • Describe how to utilize an occupation-based approach to splinting
    • Review specific hand pathologies that create the potential for occupational dysfunction
    • Describe splint design options to promote occupational engagement
    • Apply knowledge of application of occupation-based practice to a case study.


    Deborah Amini, OT, CHT

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    Sports Medicine 208

    Neurologic Problems in the Athlete


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    • Understand epilepsy and seizure activity in athletes
    • Describe the mechanism of brachial plexus injury, diagnostics, treatment and preventative eqiupment
    • Understand complex regional pain syndrome, prognosis and return to play decisions
    • List common sports associated with upper and lower extremity nerve injuries
    • Describe the mechanism of injury of various nerve injuries
    • Outline diagnositics, treatment options, return to play decisions for common neurologic problems in athletes

    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Sports Medicine 209

    Headache in the Athlete


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    • List 5 causes of headache
    • Outline principles for assessing headache in the athlete
    • Describe treatment options for primary and sports related headache
    • Describe the characteristics of migraine, cluster and tension-type headaches
    • Understand the classification system of headache disorders

    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Sports Medicine 210

    Head Injuries


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    • Describe the epidemiology of head injuries
    • Describe the pathophysiology of concussion
    • Outline the evaluation process for assessing head injuries
    • List the complications of head injury
    • Differentiate between various types of head injury

    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Sports Medicine 211

    Pelvis, Hip and Thigh Injuries


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    • Become familar with anatomy of the pelvis, hip and thigh
    • Outline the specific injuries affecting the pelvis, hip and thigh
    • Describe the differential diagnosis of injuries occuring to the pelvis, hip and thigh
    • Outline mechanisms of injury and treatment plans for injuries to the pelvis, hip and thigh
    • Describe prognosis and return to play decisions

    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Sports Medicine 212

    Knee Injuries


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    • Review anatomy of the knee
    • Outline and describe a variety of tests for assessing the knee
    • Become familar with meniscal injuries
    • Describe treatment options for extensor mechanism problems
    • Compare and contrast painful knee syndromes

    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Sports Medicine 213

    Ankle and Leg Injuries


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    • Outline and describe 5 tests for assessing ankle and leg injuries
    • Differentiate and describe common clinical conditions of the leg
    • Become familar with treatment techniques for ankle and leg injuries
    • Describe various tendon problems around the ankle
    • Become familar and describe problems around the foot

    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Sports Medicine 214

    Foot Problems


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    • Review normal anatomy of the foot
    • Outline and describe 3 tests for examining the foot
    • Describe and differentiate common problems affecting the foot
    • Outline and describe neurologic problems affecting the foot
    • List symptoms and examine treatment options for common foot problems

    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Sports Medicine 215

    Shoulder Injuries


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    • List and describe 10 specific tests for assessing the shoulder
    • Describe and differentiate common shoulder injuries
    • Outline treatment options for a variety of common shoulder injuries
    • Discuss neurologic syndromes that affect the shoulder
    • Outline diagnostic techniques and differential diagnosis for common shoulder injuries

    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Sports Medicine 216

    Elbow Injuries


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    • List ancillary tests for assessing the elbow
    • Outline and describe mechanisms of injury and examination of anterior elbow injuries
    • Outine and describe mechanisms of injury and examination of posterior elbow injuries
    •  Describe treatment options for common elbow injuries
    • Discuss prognosis and return to play decisions for common elbow injuries

    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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    Sports Medicine 217

    Thoracic and Lumbosacral Spine Injuries


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    • Review normal anatomy of the  thoracic and lumbosacral spine
    • Discuss biomechanics of the spinal column
    • Outline and differentiate injuries of the thoracic and lumbosacral spine
    • List symptoms and explain differential diagnosis for spinal column injuries
    • Describe prognosis and return to play decisions for common thoracic and lumbrosacral injuries

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    Sports Medicine 218

    Aerobic Training


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    • Become familar and define aerobic capacity or VO2 max
    • Describe the lactate threshold associated with aerobic training
    • Outline important concepts related to lactate threshold training
    • List training guidelines and stress factors related to aerobic training
    • Define and differentiate training principles including overload, progression, periodization, individualization and principles of specificity

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    Stroke Rehab 143
    Psychosocial and Community Reintegration

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    • Become familiar with a variety of ethical issues in the care of stroke survivors
    • Examine the various aspects and factors related to informed consent
    • Outline and describe how stroke impacts family members and discuss the research on caregiver intervention
    • Examine the various aspects for driving after stroke including neurologic disorders that effect driving, crash risk and determining fitness for driving
    • Understand the role of sports and recreation after stroke and the importance of activity
    • Become familiar with sexuality after stroke including the physiology of sexual function
    • Understand vocational rehabilitation options after stroke and the role of employer accommodation


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Surgical Techniques 101

    Arthroscopic Repair of Posterior Shoulder Instability (PSI)


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    • Review pathoanatomy associated with PSI
    • Discuss indications and contraindications for arthroscopic repair of PSI
    • Become familiar with surgical techniques for arthroscopic repair of PSI
    • Examine postoperative considerations and rehabiliation protocols for arthroscopic repair of PSI
    • List 3 complications involved in the arthroscopic repair of PSI


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    Surgical Techniques 102

    Arthroscopic Management of Glenohumeral Arthritis (GA)


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    • Review the pathoanatomy associated with GA
    • Discuss indications and contraindications for arthroscopic management of GA
    • Become familiar with surgical technique for arthroscopic management of GA
    • Examine postoperative considerations and rehabiliation protocols for GA
    • List 3 complications of arthroscopic management of GA


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    Surgical Techniques 103

    Arthroscopic Management of Shoulder Stiffness (SS)


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    • Review preoperative considerations for arthroscopic management of SS
    • Discuss indications and contraindications for arthroscopic management of SS
    • Become familiar with surgical technique for arthroscopic management of SS
    • Examine postoperative considerations and rehabiliation protocols for SS
    • List 3 complications of arthroscopic management of SS


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    Surgical Techniques 104

    Arthroscopic Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis (LE)


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    • Examine and explain the pathology involved in LE
    • Explain the components for performing a comprehensive physical examination on a patient with LE
    • Become familiar with imaging used for LE
    • Explain the indications and contraindications for arthroscopic treatment of LE
    • Become familiar with the surgical technique for arthroscopic treatment of LE
    • Describe and outline the rehabilitation process, complications and expected outcomes following arthroscopic treatment of LE


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    Surgical Techniques 105

    Open Treatment of Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis


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    • Describe the pathology involved in medial and lateral epicondylitis
    • Explain the components for performing a comprehensive physical examination on a patient with medial and lateral epicondylitis
    • Become familiar with imaging used in the diagnosis of medial and lateral epicondylitis
    • Explain the indications and contraindications for open treatment of medial and lateral epicondylitis
    • Become familiar with the surgical technique for open treatment of medial and lateral epicondylitis
    • Explore the rehabilitation process, complications and expected outcomes following open treatment of medial and lateral epicondylitis


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    Surgical Techniques 106

    Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Reconstruction


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    • Describe the mechanism of injury in athletes with UCL injury
    • Explain preoperative considerations including physical exam, imaging techniques, indications and contraindications to surgery
    • Become familiar with the surgical technique for reconstruction of the UCL
    • Outline the rehabilitation process, complications and expected outcomes following reconstruction of the UCL


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    Surgical Techniques 107

    Distal Biceps Repair


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    • Review preoperative considerations for DBR
    • Discuss indications and contraindications for DBR
    • Become familiar with surgical technique for DBR
    • Examine postoperative considerations and rehabiliation protocols for DBR
    • List 3 complications of DBR


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    Surgical Techniques 108

    Surgical Treatment of Posterolateral Instability of the Elbow


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    • Describe the pathology involved in PIE
    • Review preoperative considerations for PIE
    • Discuss indications and contraindications for PIE
    • Become familiar with surgical technique for PIE
    • Examine postoperative considerations and rehabiliation protocols for PIE
    • List 3 complications of PIE


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    Surgical Techniques 109

    Arthroscopic Meniscectomy (AM)


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    • Understand the pathology and mechanism of injury involved in mensical tears
    • Discuss 5 symptoms of mensical tears
    • Become familiar with imaging techniques used to assist in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of meniscal tears
    • Explain the indications and contraindications for AM
    • Become familiar with the surgical technique for AM
    • Understand the rehabilitation process, complications and expected outcomes following AM

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    Surgical Techniques 110

    Patellar Tendon Autograft for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction


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    • Understand the pathology and mechanism of injury involved in ACL tears
    • Discuss 5 symptoms of ACL tears
    • Become familiar with imaging techniques used to assist in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of ACL tears
    • Explain the indications and contraindications for ACL reconstruction
    • Become familiar with the surgical technique for ACL reconstruction with patellar tendon autograft
    • Understand the rehabilitation process, complications and expected outcomes following ACL reconstruction

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    Therapeutic Modalities 101
    Physical Agents in Rehabilitation

    20.0

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    This course includes content and educational objectives included in the following courses; TM 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208 and 210. Do not take these individual courses listed if you take the Therapeutic Modalities 101 course.


    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Therapeutic Modalities 201

    Physiology of Physical Agents


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    • List and examine 3 categories of physical agents
    • Outline and describe 4 effects of physical agents
    • List contraindications and precautions for the use of physical agents
    • Describe the process for evaluating and planning for the use of physical agents
    • List important considerations for documentation for the use of physical agents

    (Content from this course is included in the Therapeutic Modalities 101 course. Do not take this individual course if you plan or have taken TM 101)



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    Therapeutic Modalities 202
    Physical Agents in the Clinical Practice

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    • Review the history of PAMS in physical medicine and rehabilitation
    • Outline and analyze the role of PAMS in rehabilitation
    • Discuss the use of PAMS and evidence based practice
    • Describe how PAMS can be used in different health care settings
    • List and define terminology associated with PAMS
    (Content from this course is included in the Therapeutic Modalities 101 course. Do not take this individual course if you plan or have taken TM 101)


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    Therapeutic Modalities 203
    Inflammation and Tissue Repair

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    • Outline and describe 3 phases of inflammation and healing
    • Describe and differentiate chronic healing from acute healing
    • List and examine various features that effect the healing process
    • Outline and describe the healing of specific musculoskeletal tissues including cartilage, bone, ligaments and muscle
    • Review case studies that highlight clinical application
    (Content from this course is included in the Therapeutic Modalities 101 course. Do not take this individual course if you plan or have taken TM 101)


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    Therapeutic Modalities 204

    Introduction to Thermal Agents, Hot and Cold Therapy


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    • List 5 different modes of heat transfer
    • Define and differentiate conduction, convection, conversion, radiation, evaporation
    • Describe 3 effects of cold and 4 effects of heat
    • Indicate 4 clinical uses for heat and 4 uses for cold
    • List and describe 2 contraindications for heat and 2 contraindications for cold
    • Analyze 4 adverse effects of thermotherapy
    • Describe the application techniques of both hot and cold
    • Describe important components for documentation for thermal modalities
    • Read case studies to highlight clinical application
    • Discuss clinical reasoning for choosing between cryotherapy and thermotherapy

    (Content from this course is included in the Therapeutic Modalities 101 course. Do not take this individual course if you plan or have taken TM 101)



    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Therapeutic Modalities 205

    Pain and Pain Management


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    • Describe the mechanism of pain receptors and how pain is transmitted
    • Discuss the gate control theory and how pain is modulated and controlled
    • Compare and contrast the 6 different types of pain including: acute, chronic, nociceptive, neuropathic, dysfunctional, and psychogenic
    • Analyze 3 different ways to assess pain including the use of pain scales
    • Describe 5 different approaches for managing pain including the use of physical agents, pharmacological, exercise, and other pain management programs
    • Read case studies to highlight and understand clinical application

    (Content from this course is included in the Therapeutic Modalities 101 course. Do not take this individual course if you plan or have taken TM 101)



    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Therapeutic Modalities 206

    Tone Abnormalities


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    • Describe the various challenges to assessing tone abnormalities
    • Compare and contrast hypertonicity vs. hypotonicity
    • Describe and differentiate quantitative measuring of muscle tone vs. qualitative measuring of muscle tone
    • Review and describe anatomical bases of muscle tone including neural and muscular contributions
    • Describe abnormal muscle tone and list 3 consequences of abnormal tone
    • Read clinical case studies to highlight and understand clinical application

    (Content from this course is included in the Therapeutic Modalities 101 course. Do not take this individual course if you plan or have taken TM 101)



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    Therapeutic Modalities 207

    Motion Restrictions


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    • Describe and differentiate 3 different types of motion
    • Describe capsular and noncapsular patterns of motion restrictions
    • Analyze 5 pathologies that can restrict motion
    • Compare and contrast examination and evaluation techniques for motion restriction
    • Assess 3 methods for treating motion restrictions
    • Discuss the role of physical agents in the treatment of motion restrictions
    • List 5 contraindications and precautions to range of motion techniques
    • Read and examine case studies to highlight clinical application

    (Content from this course is included in the Therapeutic Modalities 101 course. Do not take this individual course if you plan or have taken TM 101)



    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Therapeutic Modalities 208

    Ultrasound and Diathermy


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    • Analyze the thermal and nonthermal benefits of ultrasound
    • Discuss the clinical application of ultrasound in the use of soft tissue shortening, pain control, bone fractures and other clinical conditions
    • List 5 contraindications and precautions for the use of ultrasound
    • Describe application techniques and parameters surrounding the use of ultrasound
    • Discuss components of ultrasound that should be included in documentation
    • Examine and discuss the physical properties of diathermy
    • Compare and contrast diathermy applicators
    • Describe the thermal and nonthermal effects of diathermy
    • Outline application techniques and understand positioning for diathermy
    • Read case studies to highlight clinical application

    (Content from this course is included in the Therapeutic Modalities 101 course. Do not take this individual course if you plan or have taken TM 101)



    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    Womens Health 102

    Exercise in Pregnancy


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    • Recite exercise guidelines and recommendations by the ACSPPSE, HHS and ACOG
    • Outline and describe 6 benefits of exercise during pregnancy
    • Describe 4 maternal physiologic changes that occur during pregnancy
    • Describe 3 physiologic changes associated with exercise during pregnancy
    • List 5 relative and 5 absolute contraindications to exercise during pregnancy
    • Describe 2 fetal outcomes associated with maternal exercise during pregnancy

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