Physical Therapy - Muscle Strength Examination, Stretching
What you'll learn
- Examine the muscle strength for the muscles of the entire body.
- Understand the movement of every joint in the body and the muscle group that is activated during the movement.
- Evaluate the muscle length for the muscles groups that are mostly contracted or tight.
- Examine the hypermobility in your patients.
- Evaluate the results of each muscle strength testing and define the best treatment for your patient
- No prior experience or knowledge of Muscle strength grading examination is required to join in this course.
- PDF materials are included to help with further learning.
- Students are encouraged to take notes during the videos.
- This course is accessible in different devices.
In this course you will exactly learn how to examine the body muscle strength, how to evaluate the muscle length and flexibility for the muscles that are mostly contracted and how to examine hypermobility and mobility as well.
Why do you need this course?
Muscle strength testing is the only tests used to examine muscle strength reduction when there is a suspected neurological disease or muscle imbalance. You need it because it is one of the most important examinations that physical therapists, rehabilitation doctors, and occupational therapists use.
It is an important part of the assessment in many patient groups, including:
Patients with neurological diseases brain or spinal cord trauma, peripheral paresis, neuropathy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and a host of other neurological problems.
Rehabilitation of patients after sports injuries, e.g., ACL repair
After various fractures and endo-prosthesis
Gait and balance problems
Fall risk assessment in the elderly
During the course you will learn:
How to practically test the muscle strength of the muscles according to each movement and region of the body.
Specific techniques to make an examination as easy and valuable as possible.
How the initial position of the patient is determined according to the test, the way of resistance by the physiotherapist, the way of performing the test for each muscle group and each movement.
Mistakes we can make while testing muscle strength and how to avoid them.
BONUS - You will also learn.
How to Examine Hypermobility, flexibility and mobility.
How to estimate the muscle length and flexibility of the most frequently contracted muscle groups.
After this course you will be able to examine muscles strength on you patients to evaluate the results of the testing and to define the right treatment for the patients as well. The course is illustrated with the real patient so you can understand the principles and apply it easily in practice. Its super easy to understand because I have explained in detail and step by step all process. I have prepared many videos for the lectures and you can also download the materials in PowerPoint for the theoretical part.
Who this course is for:
- Occupational Therapy
- Health nutritionist
- Physical therapists
- Sport science
I have more than 11 years experience in the field of clinical Physiotherapy and more than 9 years experience in the academic and scientific field of Rehabilitation.
I graduated with a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy in the 1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University, and with a Master degree in Physiotherapy in the 2nd Faculty of Medicine Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Finished my PhD studies in the University of Medicine in Tirana, Faculty of Technical Medical Sciences.
During these years I had different teacher mobility exchange programs where I lectured in EU countries. Actually I am holding the position as lecturer at the Faculty of Technical Medical Sciences, University of Medicine in Tirana.