George J. Davies, DPT, MEd, PT, SCS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, FAPTA, PES provides evidence based therapeutic exercises guidelines for developing rehabilitation programs for patients with various knee pathologies. Foundational exercises are described first to work each link in the kinematic chain in an isolated manner to build the “foundation” to progress to the advanced functional specificity exercises. After a solid foundation is established by working each link in the kinematic chain (muscle groups in the knee complex); then examples of advanced exercises are illustrated to be incorporated with different patients at selected times in their rehabilitation programs. Selected manual therapy techniques are also demonstrated that can be used with patients’ who have selective hypomobilities.
Thirty-seven years of clinical expertise at your finger tips! Learn how to formulate your own comprehensive approach to treating shoulder dysfunction with information that can only be acquired from decades of clinical practice and proven research analysis. Combining clinical expertise with specifically-selected, evidenced-based data, this course presents you with the foundation to provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment approach to effectively develop energy-efficient functional outcomes.
Millions of people throughout the world suffer from Neurological diseases. In this online continuing education course, we interview one of the top neurologists to determine the most effective treatment programs for Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Learn rehabilitation techniques from an experienced physical therapists, while case presentations of patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s, MS and Muscular Dystrophy provide the clinician with the ability to observe common patterns seen in patients that are characteristic of each of these neurological diseases. Demonstrations of how to incorporate Tai Chi, Pilates and boxing into a comprehensive rehab program will provide the therapist with additional tools to increase the neurologically-involved patient's gait, coordination, strength, balance and overall quality of life.
Over 750,000 people suffer from a stroke each year. Timing of aggressive treatment approaches in combination with innovative rehab techniques is essential in order to minimize physical disability. Learn how to optimize treatment and outcomes and improve motor control and function.
This intermediate-level course provides an in-depth presentation on the successful management of elbow, wrist and hand injuries. Discover the essential anatomy and biomechanical contributions to optimal healing and function. A comprehensive approach to enhancing evaluation skills and tools to understand common surgical procedures, will be presented. Specific laboratory sessions will provide expert feedback from the instructor on the key elements for effective evaluation and treatment techniques. This information will contribute to the overall understanding of how to appropriately develop rehab programs that produce optimal functional results.
The information presented in this course, while vestibular in nature, is combined with a comprehensive, interactive laboratory component. Its focus is on the class participants' "Monday Morning" issues. The structure and function of the vestibular system are thoroughly discussed along with testing, diagnostics and intervention strategies to address a large scope of symptoms and diagnoses. When therapists return to their jobs on Monday morning, they will likely encounter patients with problems related to upright instability. Although these patients may not be diagnosed with vestibular disorders, they are indeed equipped with vestibular systems. Without basic knowledge of vestibular structure and function, therapists will likely miss a crucial element of the initial evaluation--one that could very well lead to more successful intervention outcomes.