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Upper Extremities

Upper Extremities


3.0 Credit, 3 Lecture, 0 Lab


Advanced principles of injury evaluation; evaluation techniques for the upper extremities and trunk.

Diagnostic Evaluation Tools

Diagnose conditions by utilizing orthopedic special tests. Understand the differences in MRI, Bone Scan, CT Scan, Imaging Ultrasound, when each is used, and the indications and contraindications of each.

Clinical Evaluation Skills

Measure the active, passive, and resistive joint range of motion for the entire body, including manual muscle testing.

Neurologic Evaluation

Perform circulatory and neurological testing, including cranial nerve testing; identify dermatomes, myotomes, and reflexes.

Orthopedic Evaluation

Perform orthopedic special tests to determine the stability of joints and ligaments.

Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis

Palpate bones and soft tissues, including the abdomen, internal organs, and structures to determine normal or pathological characteristics.

Evaluation of Movement and Posture

Identify and demonstrate mechanisms of common injuries in athletic participation.

Environmental Issues

Identify and treat causes of environmental illness and trauma including both cold and heat related illnesses.