Athletic Training 365
ATTR 365: Therapeutic Exercise
Prerequisite: ATTR 323 and cumulative GPA of 3.0; or permission of instructor
Credit Hours: (4) Three hours lecture; two hours laboratory
Effects, advantages, disadvantages, indications, contradictions, precautions, and the application parameters of therapeutic exercises in injury rehabilitation.
Note(s): Students cannot receive credit for both ESHE 365 and ATTR 365.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
This course is designed to provide students with experience in both the didactic and psychomotor aspects of injury rehabilitation. Special emphasis is given to the decision making processes involved with injury rehabilitation.
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
Students will be taught in a variety of situations including lecture, problem solving sessions and hands on experiences. Students work in groups to learn skills and will assess the skills of other class members.
Goals and Objectives of the Course
1. Describe the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal injuries and the healing process.
2. Describe basic rehabilitation goals and the factors involved to include: prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and recondition.
3. Describe the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal injuries and the healing process.
4. Describe basic rehabilitation goals and the factors involved in include: prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and recondition.
5. Understand the importance of working with a physician in the rehabilitation process of common orthopedic post-surgical conditions-following physician protocols, progress notes, etc.
6. Describe methods of range of motion, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) patterns, contract/relax and stabilization techniques, exercise techniques.
7. Perform manual muscles tests for major muscles, appropriately document the results and design rehabilitation programs accordingly.
8. Describe the process of joint mobilization, and perform an anterior/posterior glide of the ankle, and posterior/anterior glide of the tibia on the femur.
9. Take goniometric and anthropometric measurements of all major body joints, and design rehabilitation programs based upon the results.
10. Design a complete rehabilitation program for major joints including proper progression measurements and goals for return to play.
11. Understand nutritional associated with the athlete and exercise, exercise parameters (target heart rate), body fat measurements, and physical screenings.
12. Understand and practical application of open and closed chain “functional” exercise and the various theories involved.
13. Design a sport specific rehabilitation program.
Assessment measures may include one or more of the following:
1. Written examination
2. Oral/Practical/Video Practical examination.
3. Written paper on a specific injury
4. Other Project(s)
5. Quizzes and Assignments
Other Course Information
Review and Approval
September 2002 New Course Jon Poole