- Understand The Kinetic Chain and how it relates to muscular function and posture
- Understand agonist and antagonist relationships and muscle imbalances
- Perform a clinical examination of posture and understand ideal posture
- Understand daily stresses and their possible resulting pathologies
- Inspect foot and ankle alignment leg lengths, pelvic alignment, and shoulder and scapular positioning
- Inspect the spinal column and head positioning, and be able to identify varying postural types
- Understand gait terminology and be able to apply it to description of gait analysis
- Understand the stances of gait and muscle activity both during walking and running
- Perform an observational gait analysis
BOC: 2.5 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 6-7 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.