- Understand the importance of the evaluation process in determining and designing a therapeutic exercise program
- Determine functional goals based on the problem list
- Describe the purpose of the SOAP note, and how to formulate a well-written treatment goal
- Describe the four types of tissue
- Understand common tissue injuries
- Describe the pathology of acute and chronic inflammation
- Describe the physiological processes of trauma, wound healing, and tissue repair and their implications on the goals of rehabilitation
- Explain the stress-response model and psychological and emotional responses to trauma and forced inactivity
- Explain the importance of providing health care information regarding the psychological and emotional well-being of the patient
- Describe the basic principles of mental preparation, relaxation, and imagery techniques
- Identify the signs and symptoms of maladjustment and the proper procedures that govern the referral of patients
- Define and understand the difference between active, passive, and resistive range of motion
- Understand what causes limitations in a patient’s range of motion
- Describe normal and abnormal end fells for the upper and lower extremities
- Describe and implement passive, active assistive, and active range of motion exercises for the upper and lower extremities and spine
- Discuss the limitations of joint flexibility and range of motion
- Describe the factors related to muscle length and function
- Understand the neurophysiology of stretching
- Describe stretching guidelines and its indications, precautions, and contraindications
- Understand and define joint mobilization
- Describe osteokinematic and arthrokinematic movement
- Understand and apply the convex-concave rule to specific joints
- Determine how to apply joint mobilizations to specific joints, and understand the indications, precautions and contraindications for joint mobilization
- Gain a basic knowledge and understanding of muscular anatomy and how a muscle contracts
- Describe factors that affect muscular strength, power, and endurance
- Gain a basic knowledge of exercise progression protocols and the different types of resistive protocols
- Describe and perform proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) exercises for the upper and lower extremities
BOC: 6.0 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters one through seven of the text “Therapeutic Exercise—From Theory to Practice” by Michael Higgins, PhD, ATC, PT, CSCS. Assessment created by Michael Higgins, PhD, ATC, PT, CSCS.
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.