The great majority of therapists' patients have strength or ROM deficits. Increasing pressures from third party payers have led to a national trend of decreased number of visits, visit financial ceilings, and increased co-pays. One must also consider staff shortages as well. As a result, therapists must become more efficient at what they are doing in order to achieve goals in less time.
This course focuses on stretching, strength training and other factors used to optimize therapeutic exercise. In it, Chad instructs therapists on functional anatomy with common exercises for strength/motor control of the upper and lower body and then move on to defining strength training and differentiation between strength training principles. Participants will gain knowledge of consequences of improper technique and considerations for the arthritic, diabetic, adolescent and older adult populations exercise. Chad also discusses topics such as knee anatomy and physiology, optimal proprioception and strength exercises to prevent knee injuries and demonstrate static and dynamic stretching.
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||
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, OT, OTA, PT, PTA|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
- Introduction to therapeutic exercise— defined, CPT coding, current challenges facing the clinician
- Review of case studies
- Review of the muscle physiology and factors that can influence strength production.
- Advanced strength training methods are discussed with clinical applications.
- Review of special populations and their unique challenges toward exercise rehabilitation
- Discuss proprioception and pre-hab concepts with knee injury prevention.
- Discussion of stretching and changes in paradigms
This course is intended to instruct the professional on stretching, strength training and other factors used to optimize therapeutic exercise.
- Identify functional anatomy with common exercises for strength/moto r control of the upper and lower body.
- Identify the genetic factors that affect gaining strength and muscle mass.
- Differentiate between the six components of a strength training program.
- Interpret common weight lifting exercises and understand the functional anatomy utilized.
- Differentiate between the specific strength training principles including: giant sets, super-sets, strength-duration curve,periodization and negative training.
- Identify how strength training principles can serve to optimize results in an elite athlete.
- Recognize benefits of strength training consideration s for the arthritic, diabetic, adolescent and older adult populations exercise.
- Identify knee anatomy and physiology in context with incidence of injury.
- Identify the strength goal percentage for quadricep to hamstring ratio.
- Identify the physiology of stretching as it pertains to rehab applications.
- Differentiate between static and dynamic stretching.
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.