14 Contact Hours
Description: Occupational and Physical Therapists and assistants must understand the general healing mechanisms of specific tissues to make sound clinical recommendations, develop a progression of rehabilitation exercises, and readily identify problems associated with immobilization, surgery, or injury. This entry-level course for occupational and physical therapists and assistants first looks at the composition and function of connective tissue, then offers a comprehensive review of ligament healing, bone healing, cartilage healing, muscle and tendon injuries, and neurovasular healing.
Course Text (required): Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapy Assistant, edited by Gary A. Shankman, PTA and Robert C. Manske, PT, DPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, CSCS - Copyright 2011 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Audience: PT, PTA, OT, COTA
Skill Level: Entry Level
Contact Hours: 14
Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from "Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapy Assistant," edited by Gary A. Shankman, PTA and Robert C. Manske, PT, DPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, CSCS - Copyright 2011 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.
At the completion of this course you will be able to:
1. Outline components of connective tissue.
2. For each type of tissue, define and discuss the inflammatory response to injury.
3. Identify the five cardinal signs of infl ammation.
4. Identify and discuss practical clinical applications of stress deprivation and protected motion during phases of ligament healing.
5. Identify and describe the phases of bone healing.
6. Define osteoblasts, osteoclasts, and osteocytes.
7. Define three complications of bone healing.
8. Discuss clinical applications of rehabilitation techniques used during bone healing.
9. Identify common causes of injury to articular cartilage.
10. Identify and discuss common mechanisms of injury to fibrocartilage.
11. Describe the two main types of muscle fibers.
12. Describe the three mechanisms for a muscle injury.
13. Discuss clinical applications of therapeutic interventions based on the stages of connective tissue healing.
14. Discuss the vascular supply to nerve tissue.
15. Identify the causes and classification of nerve injury.
16. Recognize risk factors of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary emboli.
Here is the course outline:
2. Course Objectives - Orthopedic Fundamentals: A Comprehensive Review of Tissue Healing
Click to view course objectives.
3. Coursework - Orthopedic Fundamentals: A Comprehensive Review of Tissue Healing
Click to view coursework.
4. Course Final and Survey
The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:
|Certificate of Completion|