Principles of Mechanical Pain
2.00 BOC Approved Category A Home Study CEUs
COST: $ 40.00 - EXPIRATION DATE: 2019-12-31
In this course, we will discuss the principles of mechanical pain that begins with tissue structure and function, and the biomechanics of movement. This physical science is directly associated with the study of injury, degeneration, and lifestyle changes associated with age. This information establishes a strong foundation for successful management of painful conditions commonly seen in the clinic.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the structure, function and degeneration of the spine and trunk.
2. Recall the swelling, inflammation and injury cycle.
3. Identify specific treatments to meet objectives of decreased pain, enhanced neuromuscular coordination, and biomechanical counseling.
4. Review the metabolic syndrome and effective lifestyle modifications for the aging patient.
5. Discuss how to appropriately direct responsibility of recovery to the patient.
TAKING THIS COURSE
This course consists of a video lesson and a final exam.
For the final exam, participants can take a maximum of 3 attempts to achieve a passing score of 80% or higher. Participants who achieve a passing score can print out a course certificate of completion. Participants who do not pass the final exam after 3 attempts will need to re-pay for and repeat the entire course to attempt to earn credit.
STUDENT REGISTRATION AND ACADAWARE EDUCATION INSTITUTE COURSE INSTRUCTIONS
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Course Completion Information:
A. 180 days to start course
B. Once course started, 30 days to complete course
After purchase, the course will show on the student Courses Not Started page. (Top Navigation button - Courses Not Started).
To begin the course, just click on the CLICK TO START link next to the course. Once a course has been started, it will then be moved to the Courses in Process, where course lessons (videos) may be viewed and completed.
Complete the Course Final Exam. Once the exam is passed, the course will be posted to the student Completed Courses page.
Complete the End of Course Survey on the Completed Courses Page in order to generate the course completion certificate. Certificates are always available for all completed courses on Completed Courses Page.
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About the Instructor
Carl DeRosa, PT, PhD, DPT, FAPTA
Professor of Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University, co-owner of DeRosa Physical Therapy, and co-owner of Summit Health and Fitness in
Flagstaff, Arizona. Dr. DeRosa completed his physical therapy education at the Mayo Clinic and earned his master's and doctoral degrees in Human
Anatomy. Because of his extensive academic experiences and business background, he has served as a consultant to numerous physical therapy
educational programs and has held adjunct faculty positions at the University of Indianapolis and Rocky Mountain University. His scholarly
interests over the past 20 years have been focused on the anatomy and mechanics of the human spine and shoulder girdle with particular emphasis
on their relationship to orthopedics, sport, and rehabilitation sciences.
He has coauthored, with his friend and colleague Jim Porterfield, several textbooks including the popular Perspectives in Functional Anatomy series
which includes Mechanical Low Back Pain, Mechanical Neck Pain, and Mechanical Shoulder Pain, in addition to several textbook chapters, journal articles, and two home study series. In addition to research and invited presentations throughout the United States, Dr. DeRosa has presented his work at numerous national and international conferences including the International Federation of Manual Therapists, World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain. He has also been an invited speaker at the American Sports Medicine National Baseball Meetings and the International Society of Weight Training Injury Specialists. Dr. DeRosa has served the professional association through numerous roles. He has been a Delegate and Chief Delegate to the American Physical Therapy Association House of Delegate, served on the task force on Normative Model of Physical Therapy Education, served as Chair of the Advisory Panel on Physical Therapy Education, American Physical Therapy Association, participated as a member of the: Coalition for Consensus on Post Professional Physical Therapy Education, participated as a member of the Coalition for Consensus: A Consensus Conference on Professionalism, and was a member of the Steering Committee for the Physical Therapy in Society Summit. He is one of the founding directors of the Physical Therapy Business Alliance. In recognition of his contributions to the profession of physical therapy, Dr. DeRosa was awarded the Lucy Clair Service Award and in addition, was selected by the American Physical Therapy Board of Directors as a Maley Lecturer, and by the Board of Directors of the Private Practice Section to deliver the Private Practice Section Keynote Address (2003). In 2007 he was selected as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA).
Jim Porterfield, PT, MA, AT(ret)
After 38 years of outpatient clinical practice, Jim is semi-retired. He opened his Private Practice in 1989. At one time, he owned four clinics. In conjunction with his friend and colleague Carl DeRosa PT, PhD, he co-authored 4 textbooks on clinical application of functional anatomy and physiology. Accompanying that writing, they created a cadaver dissection series. This work served as a foundation for national and international teaching and training. Jim and his staff have over 25 years of experience with large projects, like placing a rehab center on site of the UPS in Cleveland in 1995, and the state funded functional outcome study entitled the “Ohio Project” (2003). At their peak, they had 22 out-patient clinics, similarly collecting data with standardized and validated for 5 different body parts. They designed and wrote the software and reporting that created the foundation to which all data was directed. Jim owns Venture Practice Services, a rehab specific medical billing company, since 1996, and co-owner of Acadaware, a software design company with 4 modules: Clinical Education, Curriculum Management, Clinical Research, and a Career Center. Throughout his career as a clinician, he has surrounded himself with very talented and well-read providers that understand the value of studying the combination of services that yields the most successful intervention for all diagnoses.