- Develop and progress a training program of advanced balance, strengthening, and plyometric drills for an individual to return to high‐level work or athletic activity.
- Design a sequence of balance activities, exercises, and simulated functional activities as part of rehabilitation program to enable a patient to regain pre‐injury level of function.
- Identify the benefits and the risks of performing a program of plyometric exercises.
- Describe the changing demographic of the US population and the relevance of aging to the practice of physical therapy.
- Define older adult and describe the progression of aging in the context of medical problems and level of activity as depicted in the WAMI‐3 model.
- Define primary versus secondary aging and the term senescence.
- Develop rehabilitation programs of aerobic, flexibility, balance, and strengthening that are safe and appropriate for the older adult.
- Identify and describe the major stages and characteristics of pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
- Describe the normal physiological changes of pregnancy in the organ systems and musculoskeletal system.
- Demonstrate the examination procedure for diastasis recti and the appropriate corrective exercise for the condition.
- Recognize pregnancy‐induced pathologies of the musculoskeletal system that can be addressed with physical therapy.
- Describe the structure, function, and significance of the pelvic floor.
- Explain risk factors for pelvic floor dysfunction during pregnancy and childbirth and in women who have never been pregnant.
- Describe the anatomy of the lymphatic system.
- Define key terms associated with function or dysfunction of the lymphatic system, including transport capacity and lymphatic load.
- Compare and contrast the different types of lymphedema based on onset and severity.
- Explain the parameters of a classification system that describes the severity of lymphedema.
- Develop guidelines for the management of patients who have undergone surgery for breast cancer.
- Discuss the focus of physical therapy management during postoperative rehabilitation for the patient undergoing reconstructive breast surgery.
- Develop an appropriate sequence and variety of exercises for a patient with upper‐ or lower‐extremity lymphedema.
BOC: 4.75 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 23-26 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.
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