Clinical Dynamometry – Level 1, Medical Exercise Therapy
Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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.
- Licensed professional clinicians or students seeking a degree in a healthcare profession.
- Minimum of 12 registered participants before April 2.
- Recommended Pre–Course Reading: Kolber MJ, Cleland JA. Strength testing using hand-held dynamometry. Phys Ther Rev 2005; 10: 99–112.
- 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
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
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.
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