- Explain the structural relationship of the spine and extremities and the mechanisms that control posture.
- Describe normal and abnormal postures in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and pelvic regions in the sagittal and frontal planes.
- Apply appropriate management guidelines to develop an exercise program for individuals with impairments related to spinal posture.
- Describe the anatomy, pathology, and pathomechanics of the spine and the intervertebral discs.
- Identify common diagnoses and impairments of zygapophyseal (facet) joint pathology and the vertebrae.
- Establish treatment interventions for managing patients with different spinal pathologies based on their signs and symptoms.
- Describe common diagnoses unique to each region in the spine and general management guidelines for these diagnoses.
- Demonstrate safe application of therapeutic exercise techniques to manage patients in the various stages of healing for rehabilitation of the neck and trunk.
- Describe the principles of fundamental interventions for patients with spinal impairments, including kinesthetic training, stabilization training, and basic body mechanics.
- Explain the principles and techniques for stabilization exercises for the cervical and lumbar regions, including deep segmental muscle activation and training.
- Demonstrate safe application and progressions of mobility and strengthening exercises.
BOC: 5.0 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 14-16 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.