Apr 21

Clinical Dynamometry – Level 1, Medical Exercise Therapy

Saturday, April 21, 2018

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

UIC has partnered with METSeminarsUSA to provide this course.

Objectives
This course is for clinicians to obtain the skill set for using a handheld dynamometer as a valid and reliable assessment tool in daily clinical practice. The different
instruments, assessment and utilization modes are examined. With a mix of lecture and extensive lab
practice, this course enables clinicians to immediately implement the use of clinical dynamometry.

8 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be awarded.

Prerequisites:

  1. Licensed professional clinicians or students seeking a degree in a healthcare profession.
  2. Minimum of 12 registered participants before April 2.
  3. $150**
  4. Recommended Pre–Course Reading: Kolber MJ, Cleland JA. Strength testing using hand-held dynamometry. Phys Ther Rev 2005; 10: 99–112.

CLICK HERE BY APRIL 2 TO REGISTER
Upon completion of this course the student will:

  • Define the quantities of mass, force, internal and external torque, torque ratios
  • Identify when to use manual muscle testing and HHD
  • Distinguish when to use a HHD break technique vs. a make technique
  • Recognize validity and reliability of HHD
  • Identify how to increase reliability with patient, provider and instrument position
  • Apply HHD as a tool for clinical documentation, demonstrating progress, patient motivation
  • Operate a handheld dynamometer to assess strength with movement bias
  • Operate a handheld dynamometer to assess strength with muscle / muscle group bias
  • Operate a handheld and pull dynamometer to assess strength to facilitate the Clinical Fatigue Test
  • Operate a handheld dynamometer to assess strength for the upper quadrant, lower quadrant and spine

Course Outline
All modules are a combination of lecture and lab:

8:00 AM Registration
8:15 AM Practical Biomechanics
8:45 AM Validity and Reliability of HHD
9:30 AM Assessment of the Upper Quadrant
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Assessment of the Upper Quadrant -continued
11:15 PM Assessment of the Lower Quadrant
12:45 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Assessment of the Lower Quadrant – continued
2:30 PM Assessment of the Spine
3:45 PM Break
4:00 PM Post Course Interaction (theory and practical)
5:30 PM Adjurn

Instructors

Disclaimer
METSeminarsUSA and the University of Illinois at Chicago, reserve the right to cancel if a minimum of 12 attendees is not reached two-weeks prior to the course date. Cancellations of a course by METSeminarsUSA or by the University of Illinois at Chicago, will result in a full refund to attendees who have pre-registered.

METSeminarsUSA or the University of Illinois at Chicago, will not be held responsible for the reimbursement of unused travel expenses.

**Are you a Clinical Instructor or CCCE for UIC DPT Students? Contact Tina Chase below for a discount promo code.

Contact

Kristine M. Chase
312-996-9376