- Define therapeutic exercise in the context of physical therapy care and services.
- Identify and describe the major components of physical function toward which therapeutic exercise interventions are directed.
- Explore the International Classification of Function (ICF) in order to understand the impact that health conditions have on activity levels and participation.
- Develop strategies for teaching and progressing exercises using the principles of motor learning.
- Define key terms and concepts related to prevention, health, and wellness.
- Recognize the role of physical therapy in health prevention and wellness and the promotion of behavior change.
- Define range of motion (ROM) as it applies to muscles and joints.
- Distinguish between types of ROM exercises based on their limitations and benefits.
- Define the indications and contraindications for the various types of ROM.
- Define key terms associated with mobility and stretching.
- Differentiate between types of soft tissue contractures.
- Summarize indications and contraindications for specific stretching exercises.
- Describe the application principles and procedural guidelines for stretching exercises.
- Describe the complementary exercise approaches and adjunct interventions to include as part of a stretching program in order to improve outcomes, safety, and comfort.
- Define the terminology of joint mobilization/manipulation.
- Summarize the basic concepts of joint motion referred to as arthrokinematics.
- Differentiate between grades (dosages) when administering joint mobilization/manipulation procedures.
- Apply basic techniques of joint mobilization/manipulation to the extremity joints using appropriate stabilization, hand placement, directional force, and dosage.
BOC: 5.50 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 1-5 of the book “Therapeutic Exercise Foundations and Techniques” 7th Edition, by Carolyn Kisner, PT, MS, Lynn Colby, PT, MS and John Borstad, PT, PhD. Assessment created by Carolyn Kisner, PT, MS, Lynn Colby, PT, MS and John Borstad, PT, PhD.
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.
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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.