Soft Tissue Injuries 119
By:, A Division of Surgent Pharmcon LLC

Course Description

Hour 1: Comprehend the human frame as interrelated biomechanical systems. Relate the functional anatomy of soft tissue structures to the movement of the human frame. Discern the six types of soft tissue end feel for evaluation of injury. Perform passive and active examination according to protocol developed by James Cyriax, MD. Distinguish between the types of injury and their effects on the soft tissues. Hour 2: Identify soft tissue changes associated with injury. Discern which phase of healing is associated with the current presentation of injury. Apply mechanisms of healing to treatment protocol. Discuss diagnostic tools used to identify soft tissue injury. Utilize appropriate ice, heat and stretch protocols in the treatment of soft tissue injury. Hour 3: Explain and perform Somatic Technique and Strain/Counterstrain. Understand friction anesthesia and palpatory methods for identifying trigger points. Differentiate between Postisometric Relaxation and Postfacilitation Stretch. Apply specific modalities for particular soft tissue injury patterns. Perform soft tissue restriction release methods. Hour 4: Discern between mobilization and manipulation. Apply biomechanics of foot arch function to injury. Explain dynamic changes of foot during weight bearing, and walking on even and uneven surfaces. Utilize treatment protocols for common ankle sprains. Perform osseous manipulation to the bones of the foot and ankle. Hour 5: Perform Strain/Counterstrain on the foot and ankle as an effective tool to release spasm and fixations. Discern and treat various pathological conditions related to the knee. Utilize myofascial release techniques to treat entrapment syndromes of the lower extremity. Explain functional movement of the hip. Apply functional kinesiology to the evaluation and treatment of the muscles associated with the hip. Hour 6: Utilize treatment methods for contracted soft tissues of the lateral hip. Perform treatment protocols for the hamstrings/quadratus femoris. Explain the dynamics of correct posture. Recognize normal versus abnormal gait in patient observation. Describe nutation and counternutation of the pelvis. Hour 7: Understand the various movements and fixations patterns in the Sacroiliac joints. Perform Strain/Counterstrain for the pelvis. Utilize a disc pump correction for mild to moderate disc lesions. Demonstrate James Cyriax MD protocol from manipulation of the low back. Devise a treatment protocol for sprain of the iliolumbar ligament. Hour 8: Apply movement dynamics of the lumbopelvic spine to soft tissue injury. Utilize chest movement dynamics to help determine injury to the thoracic spine and rib cage. Provide affective treatment of the rib cage specific to rib articulations. Perform somatic Technique to the trapezius muscle for muscle awareness. Apply treatments to soft tissues of the rib cage without using electric modalities. Hour 9: Discuss cervical spine mechanics as it applies to soft tissue injury. Create muscle awareness of the cervical extensor group with Somatic Technique. Reduce pain and spasm in an acute cervical spine injury using Strain/Counterstrain. Apply myofascial release to the soft tissues of the posterior cervico-thoracic spine. Educate the patient on corrective scoliosis exercises. Hour 10: Relate the functional anatomy of the TMJ to soft tissue injury. Discern between Acute Closed lock and Acute Open Lock of the TMJ. Apply soft tissue treatments to the muscles of the TMJ. Use movement dynamics of the shoulder to better evaluate injury. Utilize a variety of soft tissue treatment in the treatment of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder. Hour 11: Differentially diagnose acromioclavicular joint injury and apply treatment to grades 1-3. Use soft tissue methods to treat the muscles of the rotator cuff. Discern and treat soft tissue structures related to the scapula. Perform a scapula mobilization technique to free up the functional scapulo-thoracic joint. Apply mechanisms of throwing to soft tissue injury and treatment. Hour 12: Describe various soft tissue treatments for the elbow, wrist and hand and related functional dynamics of injury. Osseously manipulate the joints of the elbow, wrist and hand. Perform soft tissue treatment methods for injury to the myofascia associated with the upper extremity. Discern and treat all injured tendon sheath components of the wrist using soft tissue treatment methods. Differentially diagnose and treat nerve entrapment syndromes for the upper extremity.

Course Details

  • Soft Tissue Injuries 119
  • By:, A Division of Surgent Pharmcon LLC
  • Instructor:    Linda Simon, DC
  • Total CE Hours:    12
  • Course Format:     Online Distance Learning
  • Course Categories:     DC Continuing Education
  • Course Subjects | CE HOURS:
    • Differential/Physical Diagnosis  -12 CE Hours