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Testing and Treating Muscle Strength

Richard Bohannon is an expert in muscle strengthening and testing and is the source of numerous studies on the topic.

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About this Certificate Program

Richard Bohannon is an expert in muscle strengthening and testing and is the author of numerous studies on these topics. His work has won myriad awards and accolades in the rehabilitation professions. Dr. Bohannon is also a fantastic clinician who, in this five-hour certificate program, brings together research and clinical use. You will learn numerous functional ways to test and treat strength in this course packed with demonstration videos and useful clinical information.

Target Audience

Physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, and occupational therapist assistants in all settings

Goals & Objectives

  • Describe three ways to test muscle strength
  • Demonstrate three different functional evidence-based methods of treating muscle weakness
  • Show how to modify strength tests depending on the subject
  • Discuss why strength is so important to function
  • Summarize how strength declines with age

What's Included in the Certificate Program

Courses
Accredited Online Courses*

6 hours of online video lectures and patient demonstrations.

Courses
Case Study Interviews

Recorded Q&A sessions between instructors and practice managers.

Courses
Interactive Learning Assessments

Case-based quizzes to evaluate and improve clinical reasoning.

Section 1: Testing and Treating Muscle Strength

5 Chapters

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  • OverviewChapter 1

    This chapter provides an overview of the five-part series. The importance of muscle strength is introduced, as well as how specific, objective measurements can help with setting goals and choosing effective treatment interventions for patients.

  • IntroductionChapter 2

    This chapter will discuss measurements of muscle strength and how you can incorporate it with your patients. Contributors to muscle strength, both muscular and neural, are also discussed.

  • RationaleChapter 3

    In this chapter, the learner will understand the rationale and purpose of strength examinations. A list of conditions and pathologies that accompany strength loss is included.

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  • Handheld DynamometryChapter 1

    This chapter introduces handheld dynamometry and how to calibrate your dynamometer for use. The importance of test position is also covered. Included are demonstrations to ensure your dynamometer is set up correctly to get consistent results. Measurement properties of dynamometers are also discussed.

  • Handheld Dynamometry DemonstrationChapter 2

    This chapter demonstrates how to use a dynamometer on a patient to perform different muscle strength tests on the body, including shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. A practice demonstration with tips on technique is also included so you can practice along and see how you do.

  • Field TestsChapter 3

    This chapter addresses field tests and how to modify them for your patients. The field tests included are standard sit-to-stand tests and the heel raise test, with patient demonstrations for both.

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Instructors
Richard Bohannon

DPT, EdD, NCS, FAPTA

CEU Approved

6 total hours* of accredited coursework.
MedBridge accredits each course individually so you can earn CEUs as you progress.

      Our clinic could not be happier with MedBridge.

Amy Lee, MPT, OCS
Physical Therapy Central

       MedBridge has allowed us to create a culture of learning that we were previously unable to attain with traditional coursework.

Zach Steele, PT, DPT, OCS
Outpatient Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Services

    MedBridge has created a cost-effective and quality platform that is the future of online education.

Grant R. Koster, PT, ATC, FACHE
Vice President of Clinical Operations, Athletico Physical Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I get CEU credit?
Each course is individually accredited. Please check each course for your state and discipline. You can receive CEU credit after each course is completed.

When do I get my certificate?
You will receive accredited certificates of completion for each course as you complete them. Once you have completed the entire Certificate Program you will receive your certificate for the program.

*Accreditation Hours
Each course is individually accredited and exact hours will vary by state and discipline. Check each course for specific accreditation for your license.

Do I have to complete the courses in order?
It is not required that you complete the courses in order. Each Certificate Program's content is built to be completed sequentially but it is not forced to be completed this way.

How long do I have access to the Certificate Program?
You will have access to this Certificate Program for as long as you are a subscriber. Your initial subscription will last for one year from the date you purchase.

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