Medical Exercise Therapy: Level II – Upper Quadrant
August 18 - 19, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
The main objective of Medical Exercise Therapy: Level II Upper Quadrant is for clinicians to obtain the skill set of implementing dosing and design strategies for upper quadrant therapeutic exercises. Implementing appropriate dosing and design strategies will allow the clinician to achieve effective and efficient neuromuscular responses. Clinicians will acquire the knowledge how to use the understanding of upper quadrant biomechanics to design therapeutic exercises. With a balanced mix of lecture and lab practice, this course enables clinicians to immediately implement therapeutic exercises with high specificity of dose and design for the upper quadrant.
15 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be awarded.
- Audience: Physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, Occupational therapist, Occupational therapist assistant, or Athletic trainer; students in those fields are also welcome
- Minimum of 12 registered participants two weeks prior to start of class.
Required Pre–Course Reading:
- Osteras H, Torstensen TA. The Dose-Response Effect of Medical Exercise Therapy on Impairment in Patients with Unilateral Longstanding Subacromial Pain. The Open Orth. Journal, 2010, 4, 1-6 1.
- Raman J, MacDermid JC, Grewal R. Effectiveness of different methods of resistance exercises in lateral epicondylosis–a systematic review. J Hand Ther. 2012 Jan-Mar;25(1):5-25.
- Analyze 1 therapeutic exercise prescription in relation to demographics, prevalence, and prognosis of upper quadrant pathology, impairment and dysfunction.
- Analyze 1 therapeutic exercise prescription in relation to upper quadrant kinetics, kinematics and regional interdependence.
- Distinguish 1 characteristic of each of the following: eccentric lengthening, eccentric strengthening and eccentric loading.
- Apply de-loading using relative mass to 1 therapeutic exercise prescription for the upper quadrant.
- List 5 components of therapeutic exercise prescription for the upper quadrant.
- Interpret the results of a handheld dynamometer test assessing the initial resistance for a Clinical Fatigue Test of the upper quadrant.
- Interpret the results of a Clinical Fatigue Test for 1 upper quadrant therapeutic exercise.
- Design 1 therapeutic exercise prescription for the upper quadrant.
- Design 1 therapeutic exercise utilizing resistance equipment and body mass.
- Design 1 therapeutic exercises for strength, strength/endurance, endurance, power, symptom reduction or mobilization.
All modules are a combination of lecture and lab. Note: MET Level I – Fundamentals will precede this course.
DAY 1 – Saturday, August 18
8:00 AM Registration
8:15 AM The MET MET-odology: Dosing and Design
9:30 AM Case Studies
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Biomechanics of the Upper Quadrant: Considerations for Therapeutic Exercise Design
11:45 AM Symptom Reduction Exercises for the Upper Quadrant
12:45 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Mobilization Exercises: Manual Therapy Alignment, Design and Dosing
2:00 PM Mobilization Exercises for the Upper Quadrant
3:30 PM Break
3:45 PM Stabilization Exercises for the Upper Quadrant: The Three Dimensional Approach
5:30 PM Adjourn
DAY 2 – Sunday, August 19
7:45 AM Check-in
8:00 AM Eccentrics and Functional Integration: Therapeutic Exercise design considerations
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Strength Exercises for the Upper Quadrant
12:00 PM Lunch
12:45 PM Case studies and theoretical post-course interaction
4:00 PM Adjourn
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, or a UIC Student? Contact Tina Chase below for a discount promo code. If you are among the first 10 to register, you will receive 20% off.