Approved for 8 CEUs for Massage Therapists and Chiropractors. This class will be held in-person at The Institute.
This course is NCBTMB approved under Matthew S. Gavzy, Approved Provider #1726. It is approved for NJ chiropractors through the NJ Board of Chiropractic Examiners; The Institute for Continuing Education is a Preapproved Provider/Sponsor. It is also approved by PACE for chiropractors in states that recognize PACE for continuing education.
Students should dress comfortably for class.
What do you do when you have that patient that comes in for treatment after some orthopedic surgery because (s)he is really tight from being in a sling or knee brace? You just want to help your patient. The questions are: “Do you know exactly what the procedure was? How the doctor performed it? What, if any, are the precautions and contraindications for this particular procedure? How can I help without damaging the implants and prosthetics? How do I speak to the referring Physical Therapist or Surgeon in a manner that shows I fully understand what I am doing?”
You must understand orthopedic pathologies and their post-surgical precautions. This course describes these pathologies in depth, how the surgeries are performed and what their post-surgical precautions are so you will be better able to treat your patients without doing harm to them or the prosthetics while instilling confidence in your patient and the referring Physical Therapist or Surgeon. You will learn to perform other protocols to help you measure and understand how your client is progressing. You will learn to perform goniometry, how to use a goniometer, landmark properly, and review joint ROM measurements. You will be educated on normal and abnormal end feels when assessing ROM and what that means in terms of possible tissue damage. You will learn about manual muscle testing and how to perform it properly, understand and apply grading scales and what that means for possible pathologies. You will be able to evaluate the above information and apply it to your patients, and how to communicate effectively with surgeons and physical therapists in “their own language”.