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Soft Tissue Injuries 116

Understanding Acceleration/Deceleration Impact: Crash Reconstruction, Research, Injury and Treatment


12.0

  • Describe the kinematics of acceleration/deceleration impact.
  • Comprehend the history and development of acceleration/deceleration research.
  • Defend injury manifestation using Whiplash guidelines and models.
  • Apply current model theories to better understand injury from acceleration/deceleration impact.
  • Explain to the patient the effects on the body during front, rear and side collisions.
  • Educate the patient on variables such as vehicle size and direction and the effects on the human frame during acceleration/deceleration impact.
  • Apply the variables of patient age, gender, size, etc during acceleration/deceleration impact.
  • Express an understanding of incidence, prevalence, injury and risk factors associated with acceleration/deceleration impact.
  • Describe the normal biomechanics of the cervical spine.
  • Discuss cervical spinal anatomy vulnerable to injury.
  • Define the nature of soft tissue structures; joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia.
  • Inform your patients of the symptoms and changes to soft tissue structures after acceleration/deceleration impact.
  • Explain the differences between scleratomal, dermatomal and myofascial pain.
  • Discuss prognosis after acceleration/deceleration impact.
  • Describe the normal biomechanics of the TMJ and associated soft tissue structures.
  • Discuss injury to the TMJ and associated soft tissue structures.
  • Explain the effects of trauma to the soft tissue of the spine, structures of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot after acceleration/deceleration impact.
  • Describe the normal biomechanics of the thoracic spine and rib cage.
  • Describe the normal biomechanics of the lumbopelvic spine.
  • Educate the patient on complicating factors for treatment after acceleration/deceleration impact.
  • Determine the necessity and value of imaging and advanced diagnostic imaging after acceleration/deceleration impact.
  • Perform complete examination of the soft tissue structures of the cervical spine, TMJ, thoracic spine, rib cage, lumbopelvic spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot after acceleration/deceleration impact.
  • Utilize treatment protocols for soft tissue damage after acceleration/deceleration impact.
  • Perform soft tissue treatments such as strain/counterstrain, postisometric relaxation, postfacilitation stretch, somatic technique, active and myofascial release, exercise and stretch, mobilization, manipulation and modalities.
  • Utilize above mentioned soft tissue techniques to treat the cervical spine, TMJ, thoracic spine, rib cage, lumbopelvic spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot after acceleration/deceleration impact.
  • Communicate to your patients the late effects of soft tissue injury after acceleration/deceleration impact.

Linda Simon, DC

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