Common Injuries Course

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Course Outline for Common Injuries

How to Develop Assessment and Treatment Plans for General Orthopedic Pathologies Course purpose If you’ve ever been frustrated with your understanding of common injuries and would like to expand your…

100 – Introduction

Welcome to the Common Injuries course! In this course you will cover many of the most common general orthopedic complaints that your patients deal with every day. First, what is…

101 – General Assessment – Part 1

A general history and assessment should always be completed before the specifics of a dysfunction are investigated. This will give you the opportunity to create a baseline, which is an…

102 – General Assessment – Part 2

Neurological Symptoms When testing, it is important to check for neurological symptoms. Clients may need to be specifically asked about neurological symptoms. They may not volunteer that information because they…

103 – Treatment Techniques

This is a basic overview of common treatment and homecare techniques used to treat general orthopedic conditions. It is only appropriate to perform techniques you have been properly and professionally…

104 – Spasm

We have all experienced a spasm in one form or another, whether it has been a stitch in your side or a cramp in your calf. Chances are you have…

105 – Muscle Strain

A massage therapist can be a great help to a client with a muscle strain no matter what stage. In acute the therapist can help the client understand basic things…

106 – Ligament Sprain

A ligament sprain is a sudden overstretching injury to a ligament. It can range from a slight overstretch to a full tear; and one mechanism of injury may cause tears…

107 – Tendonitis

Tendonitis is the inflammation of a tendon. Inflammation may also occur, usually simultaneously, with the tendon sheath; this is called tenosynovitis. Tendonitis may occur anywhere there is a tendon, and is…

108 – Contusions

A contusion may not seem like a dysfunction a massage therapist would usually treat, but this kind of injury can have significant ramifications beyond the visible discoloration. A contusion is…

109 – Bursitis

It can be easy to overlook bursitis as a source of pain due to its small size and lack of ability to palpate, but there are some unique symptoms that…

110 – Dislocations and Subluxations

Dislocations and subluxations can have many long- standing ramifications. Clients may feel uncomfortable to move their affected joint into certain  ranges  long after the injury. Their joint may feel unstable…

111 – Fractures

A fracture is a break in the continuity of the bone. The most common treatment for a fracture is immobilization with a splint or cast. Treatment of the fracture itself…