- Provide examples of soft tissue lesions.
- Identify the clinical conditions that are manifested as a result of soft tissue lesions, both during and after the healing process.
- Describe the soft tissue responses that occur during each of the stages of inflammation, repair, and healing following an injury or surgery.
- Describe the therapist’s role in providing interventions for soft tissue lesions during each of the three stages of recovery.
- Define characteristics, signs and symptoms, and treatment considerations for rheumatoid arthritis versus osteoarthritis.
- Define characteristics, signs and symptoms, and treatment considerations for fibromyalgia versus myofascial pain syndrome.
- Describe precautions and contraindications when designing therapeutic exercise programs for conditions following post‐traumatic joint immobilization.
- Identify the factors of a preoperative patient education program for individuals planning to undergo surgery of the musculoskeletal system.
- Describe common surgical procedures used to manage structural impairments associated with a variety of musculoskeletal pathologies.
- Identify potential complications from surgical interventions that may interfere with the achievement of optimal functional outcomes.
- Identify important aspects of the peripheral nerve structure, including its vascular and connective tissue layers.
- Identify the common sites of compression, tension, and injury of the peripheral nerves in both the upper and lower quarter regions.
- Develop an intervention program for peripheral nerve injury progressing through each of three phases of recovery.
- List the common impairments of structure and function, activity limitations, and participation restrictions resulting from thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, compression in the tunnel of Guyon, and complex regional pain syndrome.
- Develop a program of intervention for nonoperative management of common injuries and compressions of the peripheral nerves.
BOC: 4.25 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 10-13 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.