The composition and structure of all of the musculoskeletal tissues determines their mechanical behavior as well as the mechanisms by which they are injured. Any uncertainty on the
clinician's part about the biomechanics of these tissues can lead to a longer recovery time for the patient and increase the possibility of re-injury. A thorough understanding of these concepts can help musculoskeletal clinicians plan injury prevention programs, make more sensitive evaluations of injuries and plan and implement effective treatment programs for injured tissues. This enables the clinician to reduce both the incidence of initial injuries and facilitate more optimal healing of injured tissues.
This one-day seminar is based on graduate level courses that Dr. Gross has taught for 20 years to Physical Therapists and other students enrolled in the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the Human Movement Science Program and to M.S. students in the Athletic Training Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Attendees will examine the relationship between tissue pathology and an analysis of forces internal and external, as well as the function of each musculoskeletal tissue. Because injuries often occur more easily in older patients, the general effects of aging on musculoskeletal tissues will be discussed in detail. Additionally, to ensure a thorough understanding of the subject, case studies will be reviewed, along with questions from the audience. Participants will leave this seminar with a fresh perspective on working with the musculoskeletal system and with new interventions they can take back and use in their practice the very next day.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Identify the influence of tissue composition, architecture and aging on the mechanical properties of the musculoskeletal tissues, how they are injured and how they heal
- Plan and implement an appropriate treatment plan based on clinical findings and how the biomechanics of these tissues work together
- Explain the mechanism of musculoskeletal pathology in terms of the relationship between tissue pathology and an analysis of forces, internal and external, to the body
- Recognize the relationship between tissue pathology and signs and symptoms obtained during a clinical examination
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Michael T. Gross, Ph.D., PT, has
24 years experience as a licensed physical therapist and 18 years experience
fabricating foot orthoses for lower quarter musculoskeletal patient problems. He
is a professor in the Master's and Doctoral programs in Human Movement Science,
and the Master's in Physical Therapy program in the Division of Physical Therapy
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has teaching
responsibilities in the areas of biomechanics and orthopaedic assessment and
treatment. Dr. Gross has 43 refereed journal publications in such journals as
the Journal of Orthopaedic Sports Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy and the
Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. He is an Editorial Review Board
Member for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and a reviewer
for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Gross was awarded
the Teaching Excellence Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill School of Medicine and was also presented the Margaret L. Moore Award for
Outstanding New Academic Faculty by the American Physical Therapy Association.
He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and has given over
100 regional, national and international presentations, primarily on assessment
and treatment of lower quarter musculoskeletal dysfunction.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"This is excellent information that all PTs and OTs need in order to
practice effectively in the clinic. The instructor was very thorough and
entertaining in his presentation." - Doug Wilkinson, Physical Therapist,
"Great course?objectives were explained. I wouldn't change a thing. I
really enjoyed the life experiences. The information is amazing!" -
AMelissa Mees, Physical Therapist, Healthways, Bismarck, ND
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapy Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Athletic Trainers
- Rehabilitation Nurses
- Rehabilitation Therapists
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of
continuing education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of
AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or
clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1:
Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider of continuing
nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by
the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider
#044013109, this course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education Provider #P3097 is recognized by the
Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for certified
athletic trainers. This course is offered for 6 CEUs.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa
Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of
Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida
Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact
This program has been submitted to the Oklahoma State Board of
Medical Licensure & Supervision for preapproval of 6 contact hours.
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as
required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in 7:30 AM† Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM