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Rehab 195

Nutritional Aspects of the Female Athlete


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  • Discuss 5 factors that effect the nutritional needs of a female athlete
  • Describe the macronutrient needs of a female athlete including carbohydrates, fats and proteins
  • Describe the micronutrient needs of a female athlete including iron, vitamin D, zinc, calcium, magnesium and B vitamins
  • Define and differentiate other nutritional concerns including runners gut, gut ischemia, fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccaharides, monosaccharides and polyols
  • Examine and outline the effects of 4 important supplements including caffeine, creatine, Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, Beta-alanine

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Rehab 194
Cardiovascular Considerations in the Female Athlete

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  • Define sudden cardiac death (SCD) and list 2 epidemiologic and gender differences between male and female athletes
  • Discuss 2 findings related to athletic remodeling in athletes
  • Examine and explain 2 structural differences related to myocardial wall thickness and list 3 reasons related to these differences
  • Describe oxygen consumption, congenital heart disease and bicuspid aortic valve differences between male and female athletes
  • Examine and describe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC)
  • Describe the significance of the Marfan Syndrome

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Rehab 193
Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Pelvis

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  • Describe 3 key characteristics of sacroiliac joint dysfunction, piriformis syndrome and pelvic dysfunction
  • List 3 therapeutic modalities for each of the above conditions
  • Analyze 2 manual therapy techniques for each of the above conditions
  • Describe 3 key components of the home exercise program


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Rehab 192

Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Lumbar Region


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  • Describe 3 key characteristics of the following conditions: lumber facet/arthrosis/spondylosis, lumbar disc pathology, lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolosthesis, spinal stenosis and other lumbar spine disorders
  • List 3 therapeutic modalities for each of the above conditions
  • Analyze 2 manual therapy techniques for each of the above conditions
  • Describe 3 key components of the home exercise program


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Rehab 191

Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Neck


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  • Outline the characteristic pattern of symptoms for cervical facet arthopathy, disc pathology and radiculopathy
  • Describe 2 diagnostic criteria for cervical facet arthopathy, disc pathology and radiculopathy
  • Summarize 3 components of manual therapy for cervical facet arthopathy, disc pathology and radiculopathy
  • Discuss 2 specialized techniques for the treatment of cervical facet arthopathy, disc pathology and radiculopathy


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Rehab 190
Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Foot and Ankle

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  • Outline 3 key characteristics of various foot and ankle injuries including lateral ankle sprains, chronic ankle instability, Achilles tendinopathy, posterior tibial tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis and other ankle disorders
  • Summarize and list 3 treatment guidelines for all of the injuries listed above
  • Define which modality is used for diagnosing each of the above pathologies
  • Provide an outline of 3 exercises used in the rehab of each foot and ankle injury listed above
  • Define 2 specialized techniques used for each of the foot and ankle injuries listed above


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Rehab 189
Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Knee

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  • Outline 3 key characteristics of various knee injuries including OA, patellofermoral syndrome, patellar and quadriceps tendinopathy, ligament sprains, meniscal tears, iliotibial band friction syndrome and other knee disorders
  • Summarize and list 3 treatment guidelines for all of the injuries listed above
  • Define which modality is used for diagnosing each of the above pathologies
  • Provide an outline of 3 exercises used in the rehab of each knee pathology listed above
  • Define 2 specialized techniques used for each of the knee pathologies listed above


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Rehab 188

Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Hip


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  • Summarize 5 characteristics and clinical features of hip osteoarthritis
  • Outline 5 components of the rehab program for hip osteoarthritis
  • Summarize 5 characteristics and clinical features of iliopsoas tendinopathy and bursopathy
  • Outline 5 components of the rehab program for iliopsoas tendinopathy and bursopathy
  • Summarize 5 characteristics and clinical features of greater trochanteric pain syndrome
  • Outline 5 components of the rehab program for greater trochanteric pain syndrome
  • Summarize 5 characteristics and clinical features of hamstring strains and tendinopathy
  • Outline 5 components of the rehab program for hamstring strains and tendinopathy
  • Describe diagnostic criteria for each of the following conditions noted above


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Rehab 187
Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Wrist and Hand

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  • Summarize 5 characteristics and clinical features of DeQuervain's tenosynovitis
  • Outline 5 components of the rehab program for DeQuervain's tenosynovitis
  • Summarize 5 characteristics and clinical features of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Outline 5 components of the rehab program for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Summarize 5 characteristics and clinical features of Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis
  • Outline 5 components of the rehab program for Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis
  • Describe diagnostic criteria for each of the following conditions: DeQuervain's, CTS and Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis


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Rehab 186

Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Elbow


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  • Define 3 key clinical features of lateral epicondylopathy
  • Outline and describe 4 therapeutic interventions included in a rehab program for lateral epicondylopathy
  • Define 3 clinical features of medial epicondylopathy
  • Outline and describe 4 therapeutic interventions included in a rehab program for medial epicondylopathy
  • Define key clinical features of olecranon bursitis, distal biceps tendinopathy, ulnar neuropathy and ulnar collateral ligament injury
  • Outline and describe 2 therapeutic interventions included in a rehab program for olecranon bursitis, distal biceps tendinopathy, ulnar neuropathy and ulnar collateral ligament injury


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Rehab 185
Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Programs Involving the Shoulder

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  • Outline and describe 4 therapeutic interventions included in a rehab program for shoulder impingement syndrome
  • List and describe 6 physical examinations used for assessing shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Define the key clinical features of rotator cuff tendinopathy
  • Outline and describe 4 therapeutic interventions included in a rehab program for rotator cuff tendinopathy
  • Define the key clinical features of glenohumeral osteoarthritis
  • Outline and describe 4 therapeutic interventions included in a rehab program for glenohumeral osteoarthritis
  • Define the key clinical features of glenohumeral joint instability
  • Outline and describe 4 therapeutic interventions included in a rehab program for glenohumeral joint instability
  • Define the key clinical features of adhesive capsulitis
  • Outline and describe 4 therapeutic interventions included in a rehab program for adhesive capsulitis


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 184

Leg Pain in the Athlete: Stress Fractures, Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, and External Compartment Syndromes and Tibial Shaft Fractures


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Part I: Leg Pain in the Athlete: Stress Fractures, Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, and External Compartment Syndromes

  • Discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment options for stress fractures, medial tibial stress syndrome, and external compartment syndromes
  • Describe the clinical presentation and differential diagnosis that should be performed with stress fractures, medial tibial stress syndrome, and external compartment syndromes
  • Outline and describe nonoperative treatment for stress fractures, medial tibial stress syndrome, and external compartment syndromes
  • Outline and describe postoperative rehab after stress fractures, medial tibial stress syndrome, and external compartment syndromes
  • Review evidenced-based resources for the diagnosis, treatment and management of stress fractures, medial tibial stress syndrome, and external compartment syndromes

Part II: Tibial Shaft Fractures

  • Discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment options for tibial shaft fractures
  • Describe the clinical presentation and differential diagnosis that should be performed with tibial shaft fractures
  • Outline and describe nonoperative treatment for tibial shaft fractures
  • Outline and describe postoperative rehab after tibial shaft fractures
  • Review evidenced-based resources for the diagnosis, treatment and management of tibial shaft fractures

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Rehab 183

Shoulder Rehabilitation


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  • Incorporate biomechanical principles of the shoulder as they relate to prevention and postinjury or postsurgical rehabilitation for specific injuries
  • Associate anatomic structures of the shoulder to particular injuries based on function of the structures during the pitching act
  • Explain the role of the rotator cuff in shoulder arthrokinematics and prevention of injury
  • Develop a rehabilitation program for specific pathologic shoulder conditions that takes into account the biomechanical function and healing parameters for the anatomic structures involved
  • Advance an athlete through phases of shoulder rehabilitation based on specific criteria for progression
  • Incorporate rehabilitation limitations and concerns for specific postinjury and postsurgical pathologic shoulder conditions


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Rehab 182 - 183

Rehabilitation of Thigh and Knee Injuries and Shoulder Rehabilitation


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Rehabilitation of the LE: Thigh and Knee Injuries

• Identify common muscular injuries involving the quadriceps, hamstring, and groin areas.
• Recall typical sports-related injuries to the thigh and apply appropriate treatment and rehabilitation strategies.
• Apply different rehabilitation strategies based on stages of healing for soft tissue injuries of the thigh.
• Recognize appropriate activities to increase muscular strength and endurance for the hamstring, quadriceps, and groin muscle groups.
• Identify appropriate functional activities for rehabilitation of thigh injuries.
• Identify activities that may cause detrimental stress on a healing/reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, or lateral collateral ligament.
• Identify activities that may cause detrimental stress on the patellofemoral joint.
• Develop appropriate rehabilitation programs for athletes with a variety of knee injuries.
• Determine when to advance an athlete's rehabilitation program by using specifi c measurable criteria.
• Discuss the reliability, sensitivity, and specificity of arthrometry, lower extremity functional tests, and isokinetics.
• Interpret information obtained from an arthrometer, lower extremity functional tests, and measures of strength.

Shoulder Rehabilitation

• Incorporate biomechanical principles of the shoulder as they relate to prevention and postinjury or postsurgical rehabilitation for specific injuries.
• Associate anatomic structures of the shoulder to particular injuries based on function of the structures during the pitching act.
• Explain the role of the rotator cuff in shoulder arthrokinematics and prevention of injury.
• Develop a rehabilitation program for specific pathologic shoulder conditions that takes into account the biomechanical function and healing parameters for the anatomic structures involved.
• Advance an athlete through phases of shoulder rehabilitation based on specific criteria for progression.
• Incorporate rehabilitation limitations and concerns for specific postinjury and postsurgical pathologic shoulder conditions.


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 182

Rehabilitation of the Lower Extremity: Thigh and Knee Injuries


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  • Identify common muscular injuries involving the quadriceps, hamstring, and groin areas
  • Recall typical sports-related injuries to the thigh and apply appropriate treatment and rehabilitation strategies
  • Apply different rehabilitation strategies based on stages of healing for soft tissue injuries of the thigh
  • Recognize appropriate activities to increase muscular strength and endurance for the hamstring, quadriceps, and groin muscle groups
  • Identify appropriate functional activities for rehabilitation of thigh injuries
  • Identify activities that may cause detrimental stress on a healing/reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, or lateral collateral ligament
  • Identify activities that may cause detrimental stress on the patellofemoral joint
  • Develop appropriate rehabilitation programs for athletes with a variety of knee injuries
  • Determine when to advance an athlete's rehabilitation program by using specifi c measurable criteria
  • Discuss the reliability, sensitivity, and specificity of arthrometry, lower extremity functional tests, and isokinetics
  • Interpret information obtained from an arthrometer, lower extremity functional tests, and measures of strength


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Rehab 181

Plyometric Training and Drills


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  • Explain the fundamental basis of plyometric training, its origins, and its applications
  • Describe the mechanical and neuromuscular physiologic processes involved in the stretch-shortening cycle and how it applies to plyometrics
  • Describe the important clinical considerations surrounding the appropriate use of plyometrics in the orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation setting
  • Describe and apply important fundamentals for the use of plyometrics as a rehabilitation tool, including pretraining assessment, application of exercise prescription principles, and injury prevention
  • Design a basic plyometric training program at low-, medium-, and high-intensity levels
  • Use a variety of upper and lower extremity plyometric exercises as a part of the rehabilitation process

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 180

Rehabilitation Considerations for the Female Athlete


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  • Explain the biomechanical and neuromuscular factors that predispose females to lower extremity injury
  • Relate biomechanical and neuromuscular factors to the lower extremity injuries more commonly experienced by females
  • Describe specific rehabilitation interventions targeting the neuromuscular and biomechanical risk factors associated with lower extremity injury in female athletes

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Rehab 179

Aquatic Rehabilitation


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  • Explain the physical properties of water, including buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, viscosity, and fluid dynamics
  • Identify the effect of immersion on weight bearing and appropriately apply weight-bearing guidelines in a clinical situation
  • Explain the physiologic responses of water immersion
  • Compare and contrast the physiologic response of exercise on land and in water
  • Identify and apply recommended guidelines for cardiovascular conditioning in water
  • Design a comprehensive aquatic-based rehabilitation program for an athlete that uses the principles of stretching, strengthening, balance, and aerobic conditioning

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 178

Principles of Rehabilitation for Muscle and Tendon Injuries


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  • Define the muscle-tendon unit
  • Describe the stages of tissue healing and the importance of application of this knowledge in rehabilitation
  • State the mechanism of injury for strains
  • Identify characteristics of the different grades of strains and application of this to rehabilitation
  • Describe the classifications of tendon pathology
  • State key aspects of the clinical evaluation
  • Identify rehabilitation principles for acute and chronic injuries and design appropriate rehabilitation interventions
  • Describe rehabilitation treatment techniques for common muscle-tendon pathologies

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Rehab 177

New Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Rehabilitation


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  • Outline techniques for Achilles tendon surgery and rehabilitation
  • Describe peroneal tendon surgery and rehabilitation
  • Define and differentiate 3 conditions where posterior tibial tendon surgery may be indicated
  • List key features of plantar fascia rehabilitation
  • Review hallux valgus surgery and rehabilitation techniques
  • Understand categories for ankle stabilization surgery and post op rehab protocols

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 176

Anabolic Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Substances in the Adolescent Athlete


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  • Become familiar with the use of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing substances in the adolescent athlete
  • List 5 side effects of the use of androgenic anabolic steroids (AAS)
  • Outline 5 interventions to decrease the use of steroids among adolescents
  • List 5 risk factors for the use of AAS
  • Understand the use and risks of using Human Growth Hormone
  • Describe and differentiate amphetamines and other stimulants

Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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Rehab 175

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries


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  • Review anatomy and biomechanics of the ACL
  • Explore risk factors and injury patterns for the ACL
  • Become familiar with treatment options and outcomes for ACL repair
  • Describe various surgical techniques for ACL reconstruction
  • Outline postop rehabilitation protocols and discuss outcomes following ACL surgery

Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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Rehab 174

Fractures in the Growing Knee in Children and Adolescents


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  • Describe the anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the growing knee
  • Review examination techniques of the injured immature knee
  • Describe and differentiate specific fractures of the knee including their management, complications and outcomes
  • Outline and define imaging techniques
  • Become familiar with surgical techniques for fractures in the growing knee

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Rehab 173-175

Tendinopathy of the Extensor Apparatus of the Knee, Fractures in the Growing Knee in Children and Adolescents, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries


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Tendinopathy of the Extensor Apparatus of the Knee

 

  • Define and differentiate tendinopathies of the extensor apparatus of the knee
  • Become familiar with Osgood-Schlatter lesions including diagosis, imaging, differential diagnosis and management
  • Describe the conservative and surgical management of patellar and quadriceps tendinopathy
  • Outline a therapy protocol for patellar tendonitis
  • Become familiar with conditions that cause anterior knee pain in children

Fractures in the Growing Knee in Children and Adolescents

 

  • Describe the anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the growing knee
  • Review examination techniques of the injured immature knee
  • Describe and differentiate specific fractures of the knee including their management, complications and outcomes
  • Outline and define imaging techniques
  • Become familiar with surgical techniques for fractures in the growing knee

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

 

  • Review anatomy and biomechanics of the ACL
  • Explore risk factors and injury patterns for the ACL
  • Become familiar with treatment options and outcomes for ACL repair
  • Describe various surgical techniques for ACL reconstruction
  • Outline postop rehabilitation protocols and discuss outcomes following ACL surgery

Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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Rehab 173

Tendinopathy of the Extensor Apparatus of the Knee


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  • Define and differentiate tendinopathies of the extensor apparatus of the knee
  • Become familiar with Osgood-Schlatter lesions including diagosis, imaging, differential diagnosis and management
  • Describe the conservative and surgical management of patellar and quadriceps tendinopathy
  • Outline a therapy protocol for patellar tendonitis
  • Become familiar with conditions that cause anterior knee pain in children

Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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Rehab 172

Patellofemoral Dysfunction


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  • Understand the classification of patellofemoral disorders
  • Outline the symptoms of patellofemoral disorders
  • Become familiar with conservative and surgical treatments for patellofemoral disorders
  • Describe surgical techniques for the treatment of patellofemoral disorders
  • Understand chronic dislocation of the patella and its treatment

Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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Rehab 171

Sports Physiology and Resistance Training


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  • List 10 potential benefits of resistance training for young athletes
  • Outline and explain important factors in designing a resistance program
  • Define concepts of specificity of training, periodization, restoration and preseason conditioning
  • Outline 10 preseason conditioning guidelines for young athletes

Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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Rehab 170

Imaging of the Pediatric and Adolescent Knee


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  • List 4 known developmental variants of the knee
  • Outline 5 congenital and development disorders of the knee
  • Differentiate acute trauma disorders of the knee vs chronic trauma
  • Understand key points of how to read an MRI of the knee
  • Become familiar with key points on how to identify various conditions of the knee with MRI

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Rehab 169

History and Physical Examination of the Child's Knee


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  • List key components of a history and physical exam of the child's knee
  • Become familiar with specific conditions of the knee
  • Define and differentiate various conditions of the child's knee including patellofemoral pain and meniscal pathology
  • Become familiar with ligamentous injuries of the knee
  • Outline and describe common tests used to examine the child's knee

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Rehab 168

Physiological Effects of Overtraining and Detraining


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  • Identify the predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors of muscle damage and overuse
  • Describe muscle damage secondary to metabolic overload and  to mechanical factors
  • Summarize the physiological effects of muscle damage
  • Compare the damaging effects of isometric, concentric, and eccentric exercises on the muscle
  • Identify the increased risk of muscle damage in the young athlete
  • List the classification of muscle strain
  • Describe the healing of muscle cells and fibers
  • Summarize the appropriate management of damage to muscle

Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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Rehab 167

Overuse Injury and Muscle Damage


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  • Define exercise training and identify the goal of exercise training for athletes
  • List and explain the training principles
  • Define and explain the goals of periodization
  • Describe the cycle types within each phase of periodization
  • Define and differentiate between overreaching and the overtraining syndrome (OTS)
  • Distinguish between sympathetic and parasympathetic forms of OTS
  • Discuss the major hypotheses proposed to explain the causes and mechanisms of OTS
  • Identify components important to monitor during training
  • Suggest techniques to prevent OTS
  • Identify treatment for OTS
  • Define detraining and indicate the factors that influence the magnitude and rate of loss of training adaptations
  • Describe the consequences of detraining on the metabolic system, cardiorespiratory and the neuromuscular system

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Rehab 166

Plyometrics in Rehabilitation


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  • Explore and outline the physiology of plyometric exercises
  • Design a functional progression of plyometric exercises
  • Determine the physiological requirements before starting a plyometric exercise program
  • Determine the importance of posture and jumping techniques in plyometric exercises
  • Identify the landing strategies in plyometric exercises
  • Design a plyometric training program
  • Integrate foot work into speed development programs
  • Give objectives for jumping patterns
  • Describe how to progress an athlete in work, intensity, and volume

Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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Rehab 165

Strength Training Concepts in Athletes


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  • Describe the physiological adaptations within the muscle following strength exercises
  • Provide examples of the changes that occur with neural adaptations within muscle
  • List the major contributors to improving muscle strength
  • Explain the differences among strength, power, and endurance
  • Distinguish among how to train Type I, Type IIA, and Type IIB muscle fiber types
  • Identify the number of repetitions, sets, and amount of resistance necessary to increase muscle strength and hypertrophy
  • Describe the effects of aging on muscle
  • Describe the phases of periodization training
  • Describe the differences among eccentric, concentric, and isometric exercises
  • Provide examples of off-season, in-season, and maintenance programs for athletes

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Rehab 164

Anatomy and Pathophysiology of the CORE


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  • Define the hip and trunk CORE
  • Evaluate the CORE muscles and structure
  • Delineate the difference between local and global muscles on the back
  • Identify the muscles of the abdominal area that are considered stabilizing
  • Identify the spinal muscles that stiffen the spine
  • Evaluate the CORE dysfunction 
  • Instruct patients in exercises designed to strength hip and trunk muscles
  • Identify the correlation between muscle weakness in the hip and lower extremity injuries

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Rehab 163

Range of Motion (ROM)and Stretching


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  • Describe conditions that may effect joint motion
  • Describe impairments in joint ROM
  • Describe normal and abnormal joint end-feels
  • Explain capsular patterns
  • Explore the scientific basis of stretch
  • List and explain principles of ROM and stretching
  • List and explain various types of stretching exercises
  • List and explain the precautions and contraindications to ROM and stretching

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Rehab 162

Coordination and Proprioception


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  • Describe the nature and complexity of "coordinated movement"
  • Describe and objectively measure disorders of coordination
  • Explain elements of neuromuscular control and functional stability
  • Define proprioception
  • Describe the importance of proprioception and its contribution to normal movement
  • Define common disorders of proprioception
  • Rationalize the important role of ligaments in position sense
  • Recognize, perform and analyze various therapeutic interventions that focus on proprioceptive deficits
  • Differentiate and apply methods of problem-solving, multitasking, cognitive overlays, and multistep commands to improve coordination

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Rehab 161

Endurance


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  • Define the concept of endurance for both the cardiovascular and muscular systems
  • Describe the physiological responses in the heart, lungs, and peripheral structures to exercise
  • Explain the roles and response of skeletal muscles and respiratory muscles to exercise
  • Identify 5 effects of disuse and-or immobility and aging on exercise response
  • Outline the acute response to aerobic, isometric, and resistive exercise
  • List 3 benefits of chronic aerobic exercise
  • List 5 cardiovascular and pulmonary risk factors and explain how to reduce the risk with exercise

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Rehab 160

Balance


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  • Describe the physiological components of balance
  • Outline changes in balance across the lifespan
  • Define the role of the balance system in regaining function
  • Describe the assessment of balance as a means to determine fall risk and to guide treatment
  • Explain how to develop an appropriate exercise program to treat impairments and functional limitations related to balance

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Rehab 159

Strength


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  • Define and differentiate between key elements of muscle performance; strength, power, muscle endurance
  • List key factors that influence the tension-producing capacity of normal skeletal muscle
  • Explain the relationships among muscle fatigue, recovery from exercise and overtraining
  • List precautions and contraindications for resistance exercise
  • Describe principles and concepts of specificity or exercise, transfer of training overload, and reversibility as they relate to resistance exercise
  • Describe the adaptation of muscle, connective tissue and bone to resistive exercise
  • State general principles for application and implementation of resistance exercise

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Rehab 131

Rehabilitation Following Rotator Cuff Repair


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  • Recall 3 potential reasons, based on expert opinion, that may contribute to the high re-tear rate following rotator cuff repair.
  • Recite 4 factors that impact the rehabilitation program for patients following rotator cuff repair.
  • Summarize the DeOrio classification for rotator cuff tear size.
  • State 3 appropriate exercises during weeks 0-2 following rotator cuff repair
  • Provide 2 appropriate exercises during weeks 6-8 following rotator cuff repair
  • Name 3 appropriate exercises during weeks 8-12 following rotator cuff repair

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Rehab 130

Evaluation and Treatment of Non-Surgical Rotator Cuff Disorders


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  • Recite 3 risk factors for developing rotator cuff tendonosis
  • State the purpose of the scapula reposition and scapula assistance test.
  • Explain how to perform the external rotation lag sign and recall the purpose of this test
  • Paraphrase one evidence - based test cluster for diagnosing a rotator cuff tear.
  • Recall two indications/goals for performing posterior glenohumeral joint mobilizations.
  • Cite the clinical prediction rule (CPR) for favorable outcome in patients undergoing conservative management for rotator cuff disorders
  • Identify two criteria for phase I rehabilitation exercises for rotator cuff disorders

Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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Rehab 125

Exercise and Brain Health: Neurobiology and Motor Performance


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  • Outline the relationship between exercise and brain health
  • Describe the evidence for the links between physical activity/exercise and brain function across the lifespan
  • Discuss the neurobiology of exercise
  • Assess whether exercise is neuroprotective or not
  • Summarize the effect of exercise on motor performance

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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Rehab 124
Spinal Stabilization and Rehabilitation Concepts

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  • Illustrate the effects of external pelvic compression on the passive, active and neuromotor control systems of the lumbopelvic region and thigh
  • Summarize the importance of core stability assessment and rehabilitation in lumbosacral radiculopathy cases
  • Assess the differences in torso motion and muscle activity between elliptical trainer use and treadmill walking
  • Discover how even small amounts of daily exercise can positively impact patients with neck and shoulder pain
  • Critique and apply periodization concepts to rehabilitation for patients with non-specific low back pain

Shawn Thistle, DC

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Rehab 123

Active Rehabilitation and Exercise Prescription


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  • Discuss a proposed model for the logical sequence of active rehabilitation
  • Review ‘the core’, its healthy functional role and how it is commonly changed in people with spinal and pelvic girdle pain syndromes
  • Describe core muscle activity during physical fitness exercises
  • Provide an introduction to dynamic neuromuscular (core) stabilization and athletic performance
  • Introduce the basics of exercise prescription

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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Rehab 122

ACL Rehab and Injury Prevention, Patellofemoral Pain, Quadriceps and OA


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  • Apply contemporary rehabilitation strategies for anterior cruciate ligament patients
  • Illustrate the importance of proximal stability and rehabilitation in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Outline the relationship between quadriceps strength, proprioception and knee osteoarthritis
  • Discuss the potential value of gait retraining for improving lower limb biomechanics in runners with patellofemoral pain
  • Contrast lower extremity kinematics & muscle activation in patients with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome

Shawn Thistle, DC

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Rehab 121

Neuroendocrine-Immune Responses to Exercise, Interval vs. Endurance, and other Training, Dehydration


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  • Outline the neuroendocrine-immune interactions and communication pertaining to exercise
  • Contrast sprint training with endurance training regarding performance adaptations and cardiac output
  • Identify the benefits and underlying mechanisms of agonist-antagonist paired set training for improving strength and power
  • Summarize the validity of dehydration signs, compared with body weight change, in marathon runners
  • Describe methods for developing maximal neuromuscular power

Shawn Thistle, DC

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Rehab 120

Exercise and Chronic Disease


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  • Compare slower treadmill walking on a moderate incline to faster walking with no incline for moderately obese adults patients
  • Summarize the current state of the literature on exercise interventions for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Explain the utility of interval training for patients with coronary artery disease
  • Support the inclusion of resistance training in exercise programs for aging patients based on existing scientific research
  • Appraise various types of exercise for patients with metabolic syndrome

Shawn Thistle, DC

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Rehab 119
Exercise and Rehab

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  • Describe the Nordic Hamstring exercise and its potential applications for hamstring injuries
  • Summarize the state of the literature on exercise interventions for adolescent scoliosis
  • Integrate strength training with flexibility training to improve patient progress
  • Appraise the potential role of yoga in managing spinal conditions
  • Grade and recognize the state of the literature on physical and rehabilitation interventions for chronic non-specific low back pain

Shawn Thistle, DC

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Rehab 118

Spinal Exercise and Rehab


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  • Apply core exercise to facilitate improved lower limb mechanics in women
  • Recognize the connection between improved lumbar multifidus function and clinical improvement after spinal manipulation
  • Discuss the potential of full kinetic chain manual therapy treatment for hip osteoarthritis
  • Assess muscle activation and spinal loading profiles during common Kettlebell exercises
  • Describe specific exercises that could improve hip strength and mechanics in women with patellofemoral pain

Shawn Thistle, DC

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Rehab 117

Lunges, Squats, Advanced Squats and Gluteal Exercises


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  • Demonstrate the proper patient positioning for the lunge and squat exercises
  • Explain and show common problems with the lunge and squat exercises
  • Explain and show Dr cues for proper patient positioning of the lunge and squat exercises
  • Explain, evaluate, compare and demonstrate variations of the squat exercise, including ball squats, theraband squats, potty squats, squat shuffles
  • Explore and demonstrate how foot function and shoe type impacts squat and lunge activities
  • Introduce, explain and demonstrate proper and improper performance of additional, advanced gluteal activation exercises including the Texas walk, ball squats, drops, roman chair and 1 legged dead lifts

Ivo Waerlop/Shawn Allen, DC

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Rehab 116

Advanced Core Stabilization Concepts


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  • Recognize some of the common mistakes with conventional sit ups and how to correct them
  • View and narrate the ideal sit up
  • Recognize the importance of the brain and cortex in core training
  • Discuss how inhalation and exhalation affect muscular activity, and how to utilize this in training
  • Point out the pitfalls of abdominal hollowing and core training
  • Examine the importance of the thoracolumbar fascia
  • Analyze what cues to look for when evaluating a bench press exercise

Ivo Waerlop/Shawn Allen, DC

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Rehab 115

Core Activation Training


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  • Discuss conventional situps and their pitfalls
  • Provide a logical rationale for core training
  • Explain and demonstrate a logical progression of exercises for core training, emphasizing skill, then endurance and strength

Ivo Waerlop/Shawn Allen, DC

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Rehab 114

Performance Theories and Core Training Concepts


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  • Explain the anatomical constituents of the core musculature
  • Consider implications of weak or inadequate core muscles
  • Emphasize the importance of the gluteal muscle group in rehabilitation
  • Illustrate common compensation patterns when individuals have weak core musculature with clinical examples
  • Explain the concept of neural adaptation
  • Review reciprocal inhibition and it's clinical application
  • Discuss physiological overflow and its clinical application

Ivo Waerlop/Shawn Allen, DC

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Rehab 113

Muscle Metabolism in Health and Disease: Hormones, Maximizing Mass


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  • Summarize the central role of muscle protein in whole-body metabolism and muscle mass
  • Outline the role of skeletal muscle metabolism in health and disease (such as diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis)
  • Describe the role of hormones for influencing muscle metabolism and health
  • Identify the catabolic and anabolic mediators of muscle metabolism
  • Specify ways to maximize muscle mass and metabolism to promote wellness

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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Rehab 112

Cervical Spine Proprioception: Anatomy, Clinical Use, Spinal Manipulation


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  • Outline the anatomy of cervical spine proprioception
  • Review clinical studies investigating cervical spine proprioception
  • Assess existing literature on the reliability of cervical spine joint position sense
  • Assess the effect of spinal adjustments/manipulation on cervical spine proprioception

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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Rehab 111

Spinal Cord and Head Injury Rehabilitation


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  • Identify the anatomy of upper motor neuron tract systems and discuss the functionality of upper motor neuron tract systems
  • Explain the effects of a spinal cord injury
  • Discuss the anatomy and functionality of regions of the brain
  • Describe complications post injury of brain and spinal cord injury
  • Describe standard treatment procedures prior to rehabilitation of brain and spinal cord injured patients
  • Explain the difference between neurological deficit rigidity versus disuse atrophy/spasm of spinal cord and head injured patients
  • Describe treatment options for rehabilitation of spinal cord and head injured patients
  • Explain treatment methods to transition C curve locomotion to S curve locomotion
  • Explain treatment methods for atrophy and spasm
  • Discuss most current curative research for spinal cord and head injured patients

Linda Simon, DC

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Rehab 110
Whiplash and Neck Pain: Manipulation Vs. Mobilization, Effect on Muscle Strength, Thoracic Spine Manipulation

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  • Summarize the effect of whiplash on neck muscle strength
  • Discuss the effects of manipulation vs. mobilization on head and neck pain in whiplash patients
  • Assess the effects of thoracic manipulation in whiplash patients
  • Describe a study predicting the response of neck pain patients to neck strengthening exercise
  • Introduce the smooth pursuit neck torsion test and its application in whiplash disorders

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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Rehab 109

Low Back Pain: Health Care Utilization, Predicting Outcomes with Spinal Stabilization, Spinal Kinematics


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  • Describe the early health care utilization for occupational low back pain
  • Determine which factors are important in predicting outcome after a spinal stabilization exercise program
  • Assess lumbar disc surgery rates before and after implementation of nonsurgical spine clinics
  • Determine whether kinematic compromise can be used to predict spine loading in low back pain (LBP) patients under realistic lifting efforts in a workplace
  • Determine the effects of subacute LBP and limitation of the straight leg raise on lumbar and hip kinematics during sit-to-stand and its reverse

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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Rehab 108

Spinal Stabilization: Muscular Fatigue, Muscles Used in Exercise, Manipulation and Functional Restoration in Low Back Pain


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  • Summarize the effect of training on the fatigue of multifidi muscles
  • Discuss which muscles are involved in stabilization exercises
  • Assess the relation between low back pain and clinical instability
  • Describe a study implementing manipulation and stabilization exercises for chronic LBP
  • Introduce the concept of functional restoration vs. physical therapy for LBP

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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Rehab 107

Spinal Stabilization and Core Strength: Anatomy, Principles and Assessment


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  • Summarize the functional anatomy of core strength training
  • Discuss the principles of core strength
  • Develop an assessment of spinal stabilization
  • Distinguish specific evaluation tests for spinal stability

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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Rehab 106

Cardiovascular Exercise: Principles, Mechanisms, Training Effects


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  • Illustrate basic principles of cardiovascular exercise
  • Discuss the mechanisms of cardiovascular responses to exercise
  • Discuss the acute effects of exercise on the cardiovascular system
  • Discuss the training effects of exercise on the cardiovascular system

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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Rehab 105-G
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  • Describe neck anticipatory control with pain
  • Describe lateralized fatigue with unilateral neck pain
  • Assess head and trunk motion during neck manipulation
  • Identify neuromuscular dysfunction in neck pain patients
  • Outline exercises for the rehabilitation of neck neuromuscular dysfunction

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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Rehab 104-G
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  • Identify and describe the major factors influencing muscular strength
  • Assess the chiropractic influences on strength
  • Identify and discuss the strength training principles
  • Illustrate components of a training session
  • Apply training principles into a practical strength program

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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Rehab 103-G
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  • Describe the long term course of LBP
  • Describe neuromuscular impairments following LBP
  • Differentiate the effects of pain on the neuromuscular system
  • Discuss the models that explain the nature of motor problems with pain
  • Differentiate and discuss the potential sources of LBP

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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Rehab 102-G
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  • Describe the contribution of hip vs. spinal motion
  • Distinguish poor motor patterns of hip and low back movements and what to do about it
  • Differentiate the role of exercise for neck disorders and determine what type of exercise works
  • Delineate the neural adaptations to exercise and apply towards rehabilitation
  • Describe current issues in low back rehabilitation (such as can low back tissues heal within a few weeks?)

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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Rehab 101-G
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  • Review sensory-motor control and rehabilitation
  • Discuss aerobic exercise for LBP patients
  • Describe muscle training of the hip, abdominal and paraspinal muscles
  • Identify how aerobic exercise improves motor performance in the elderly
  • Distinguish the effects of different training styles on the cross-sectional area of paraspinal muscles

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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