This course utilizes text from the soft cover textbook by Michelle Cameron “Physical Agents in Rehabilitation” ©2012. Presenting a variety of treatment choices supported by the latest clinical research, this 4th edition is your guide to the safe, most effective use of physical agents in your rehabilitation practice. Coverage in this new edition includes the most up-to-date information on thermal agents, ultrasound, electrical currents, hydrotherapy, traction, compression, lasers, and electromagnetic radiation. Straightforward explanations make it easy to integrate physical agents into your patients' overall rehabilitation plans.
|Contact Hours: 10||
Text Course Format: Text
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, OT/COTA, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Beginner||BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential|
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Course Goals & Objectives:
This continuing education course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on how, why and when to apply physical agents in rehabilitation.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to
- Recognize the three phases of inflammation and healing.
- Identify mediators of the inflammatory response of vasodilation, increased vascular permeability, chemotaxis, fever and pain.
- Recognize 10 macrophage products.
- Recognize characteristics of the proliferation phase of healing including wound coverage and injury site.
- Identify and differentiate between 10 different collagen types and their distributions.
- Recognize 8 systemic factors influencing healing.
- Identify 6 stages of fracture healing.
- Identify 4 criteria of chronic nonmalignant pain syndromes.
- Define cutaneous pain.
- Define pain gating.
- Recognize semantic differential pain scales should be used for a detailed pain description.
- Recognize the neonatal infant pain scale (NIPS) and its 6 operational definitions.
- Recognize dosages of NSAIDs required to reduce pain and to reduce inflammation.
- Recognize 4 new and alternative medications to treat pain
- Recognize assessment of muscle tone must occur when there is no active contraction or resistance to muscle stretch.
- Recognize 3 characteristics of what spasticity is.
- Identify 5 grades used for the Commonly Used Clinical Tone Scale.
- Recognize muscle tone is most accurately measured at the mid-range of the muscle’s length.
- Recognize conduction relationship between neurons with small diameter axons and neurons with large diameter axons.
- Identify characteristics of agonist and antagonist muscles during prolonged stretch and pressure on the tendon of a hypertonic muscle.
- Define limbic system.
- Recognize 2 possible consequences of abnormally low muscle tone.
- Recognize 7 possible consequences of abnormally high muscle tone.
- Identify 5 management strategies to reduce hypertonicity after a stroke.
- Define active motion.
- Recognize 4 contractile sources of motion restrictions.
- Differentiate between intra-articular and extra-articular edema.
- Recognize 4 findings and their interpretations of Cyriax’s Interpretation of Resisted Muscle Tests.
- Identify two contraindications for the use of active and passive ROM examination techniques.
- Recognize the relationship between length, time and tension during creep.
Contact Hours: 10
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers.
Instructional Level: Beginner
BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential
Course Type: Text
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