This intermediate course describes types of muscle tone, ways of measuring muscle tone, the anatomical and pathological factors that influence muscle tone, and issues that arise when muscle tone is abnormal. This course is appropriate of occupational and physical therapists as well as assistants.

Audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA

Skill Level: Intermediate

Contact Hours: 4

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from "Physical Agents in Rehabilitation: From Research to Practice, 3rd ed. (2009)" edited by Michelle Cameron, MD, PT, OCS - Copyright 2009 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

Course Objectives: At the completion of this course you will be able to:

1. Describe different types of abnormal muscle tone;

2. Describe how to measure muscle tone;

3. Describe what causes muscle tone;

4. Describe the consequences of low muscle, high muscle tone, and fluctuating muscle tone.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Abnormal Tone: A Comprehensive Overview for Therapists

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3. Coursework - Abnormal Tone: A Comprehensive Overview For Therapists

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4. Course Final and Survey

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The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion