In today’s changing healthcare world it is becoming more crucial than ever for therapist to accurately assess and screen patients quickly and effectively.
This course uses the best evidence for performing lower extremity assessment techniques to differentiate potential musculoskeletal diagnosis for the lower extremities so that the participant can become more efficient while improving their standard of care. Treatment intervention strategies based on the diganosis are then suggested for the best possible rehabilitation outcome for patients.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 4|
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential|
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- Introduction and objectives
- Pelvic dysfunction
- Biomechanical look at pelvic girdle and hip joint assessment
- Traumatic injury
- Knee joint assessment
- Menisci of the knee
- Atraumatic Injury - lower quarter screen
- Traumatic examination
- Ligamentous test
- Meniscous tests
- Ankle foot examination
- Ligamentous injury to the ankle/foot
- Heal pain treatment
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on performing lower extremity assessment techniques to differentiate potential musculoskeletal diagnosese.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
- Recognize differential diagnoses, anatomy, functions, special tests, treatment and exercise parameters of the pelvis, hip, knee, and ankle joints.
- Identify three positions of the hips that typically cause acetabulofemoral impingement.
- List four signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis of the hip joint.
- Define Thessaly test.
- Differentiate between the anterior talofibular ligament,medial collateral ligament, and posterior calcaneus when identifying causes of injuries for the ankle/foot and knee.
- Differentiate between three medical diagnoses of the heel pain triad that can be caused from overpronation and placing tension on the medial aspect of the ankle.
- Recognize the dorsiflexion ankle position should be initially avoided with a syndesmosis sprain in the ankle.
- Define piriformis syndrome.
- Identify exercises appropriate for a patient with Achilles tendonitis and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
- Define Active Grind Test and Apley’s compression/distraction test.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 4
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.