- Recall the components of a clinical examination and the information to be derived from each component.
- Identify the differences between an on-field examination and clinical examination and the different components in a primary and secondary survey.
- Describe sports-specific rules affect the evaluation during a competition.
- Interpret evidence-based nomenclature used in medical and diagnostic research and how to incorporate evidence-based practice into clinical diagnosis.
- Apply accuracy, reliability, sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratios, and clinical decision rules to improve clinical practice.
- Understand the tissues’ response to stress from injury.
- Convey signs and symptoms associated with common soft-tissue, bony and neurovascular pathologies.
- Recognize the similarities and difference between the imaging 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: 4.0 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 and Sara D. Brown, MS, ATC. Assessment created by Chad Starkey, PhD, LAT and Sara D. Brown, MS, ATC.
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.