- Implement clinical assessment skills learned including extensive history taking, performing extensive physical examinations including documentation of joint and muscle functioning
- Develop skills in performing special tests including neurologic screening, vascular screening
- Understand the role of evidence in the examination process
- Understand and implement an Emergency Action Plan
- Perform detailed on-field examination of injured athletes including primary and secondary surveys as well as understand guidelines for on-field management of acute injuries
- Interpret evidence based nomenclature used in medical and diagnostic research and how to incorporate evidence based practice into clinical diagnosis
- Be able to describe injuries using injury pathology nomenclature both for soft tissue pathology, bony pathology, and neurovascular pathology
- Understand diagnostic techniques used for musculoskeletal pathologies and their appropriate applications including imaging techniques, radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, bone scans, diagnostic ultrasound and nerve conduction studies
BOC: 3.5 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 1-5 of the book “Examination of Orthopedics and Athletic Injures” by Chad Starkey, PhD, LAT, Sara D. Brown, MS, ATC, and Jeff Ryan, PT, MBA. Assessment created by Rachel Livingstone MA, AT, and Susan Callagy MA, AT, PTA, CSCS.
The passing score for this course is 80%. The course is self-paced, home study format. All materials are available ONLINE immediately after purchase and is available for 6 months.
Cancellation/refund available up to 30 days after purchase. For further information visit our How Courses Work page.
This course is intended for Certified Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Strength & Conditioning Specialists, etc.
Sport Medics is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.