Orthopaedic Impairments and Therapeutic Exercise

Orthopaedic Impairments and Therapeutic Exercise
Fundamentals of body mechanics and therapeutic exercise, coupled with kinesiological principles for detection and correction of basic neuromusculoskeletal anomalies.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 2.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPDBIO 220 & EXSC 390
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining EXSC 460
Course Outcomes

Basic Orthopedic Terminology

Upon completion of this class students will be able to accomplish the following: Demonstrate an understanding of basic orthopedic terminology dealing with posture, movement and pathology.

Osteokinematic and Arthrokinematic Movement

Demonstrate an understanding of traditional, osteokinematic and arthrokinematic movement

Therapeutic Exercise

Demonstrate an understanding of therapeutic exercise particularly active-resistive exercise and manual muscle testing and manual passive exercise and stretching.

Postural Evaluation

Be able to perform a postural evaluation, both grossly and at individual joints


Demonstrate an understanding of the etiology, clinical significance and treatment of congenital and acquired orthopedic impairments of the upper and lower extremities and trunk.

Writing Therapeutic Exercise Programs

Where applicable, be able to write a therapeutic exercise program for the orthopedic impairments discussed in class.

Normal and Pathologic Gait

Demonstrate an understanding of normal and pathologic gait