- Explain the basic principles of the physiological reactions to stress, including the stresses placed on tissues
- Explain the various types of soft tissue found in the body
- Explain physical stress and its relationship to treatment
- Explain the basic process of tissue healing, including the three phases of healing
- Explain other possible consequences of injury, including secondary injury, muscle spasm, muscle atrophy, and weakness.
- Explain the basic principles of the physiological and psychological reactions to pain
- Explain the basic role of pain
- Describe and differentiate between the pain control theories
- Explain pain assessment
- Explain the problem-solving approach to developing a patient’s treatment plan
- Identify intervention outcomes to resolve a patient’s activity limitations and participation restrictions
- Understand the process of developing a PICO question
- Perform a systematic review to obtain the most current data to support or refute an intervention plan
- Understand the problem-solving approach in identifying outcomes for a patient
- Identify common goals associated with the different stages of healing
- Explain the concerns related to the administration in providing standard practice of care as it pertains to therapeutic modality deliverance
- Identify the legal considerations that need to be reflected on when providing a course of treatment to a patient
- Identify strategies for maintaining a safe facility
- Understand the role of medical records and billing issues.
BOC: 4.5 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 1-4 of the book “Therapeutic Modalities, 4th Edition” by Chad Starkey, PhD, AT, FNATA. Chapter two was contributed by Brian G. Ragan, PhD, AT. Chapter three was contributed by Sara D. Brown, MS, LAT. Assessment created by Chad Starkey, PhD, AT, FNATA.
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.