Orthopaedic Impairments and Therapeutic Exercise
Basic Orthopedic Terminology
Upon completion of this class students will be able to accomplish the following: Demonstrate an understanding of basic orthopedic terminology dealing with posture, movement and pathology.
Osteokinematic and Arthrokinematic Movement
Demonstrate an understanding of traditional, osteokinematic and arthrokinematic movement
Demonstrate an understanding of therapeutic exercise particularly active-resistive exercise and manual muscle testing and manual passive exercise and stretching.
Be able to perform a postural evaluation, both grossly and at individual joints
Demonstrate an understanding of the etiology, clinical significance and treatment of congenital and acquired orthopedic impairments of the upper and lower extremities and trunk.
Writing Therapeutic Exercise Programs
Where applicable, be able to write a therapeutic exercise program for the orthopedic impairments discussed in class.
Normal and Pathologic Gait
Demonstrate an understanding of normal and pathologic gait