Orthopedic Physical Assessment- Module 7: Head, Face & TMJ
This course utilizes the text from Orthopedic Physical Assessment, by David J. Magee, PhD, BPT. The author offers a systematic approach to performing a neuromusculoskeletal assessment with rationales for various aspects of the assessment. This comprehensive course is complete with extensive use of tables, full color pictures of special tests, reliability and validity of many of the special tests, and radiographic highlights.
Module 7: Head, Face & TMJ covers chapters 2 and 4.
Methods of Instruction:
Online course available via internet
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers.
Course Goals and Objectives:
At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the applied anatomy for the head and face
- Differentiate between cranial nerves and how to test them
- Identify the acute and late signs and symptoms of concussions
- Recognize balance testing errors when using the SCAT3
- Identify the Child-SCAT3 "Return to School" guidelines
- Differentiate between the location and usual causes of headaches
- Identify common non-visual eye symptoms and disease states
- Recognize Return-to-Play guidelines following head injury
- Differentiate between the actions of the muscles of the face
- Identify special tests of the ear
- Recognize the head and neck reflexes and cutaneous distribution
- Identify the applied anatomy of the temporomandibular joint
- Differentiate between stages of temporomandibular disc dysfunction
- Recognize types of "bites"
- Recognize normal end feels at the temporomandibular joints
- Identify muscles of the temporomandibular joint: their actions and nerve supply
- Identify the temporomandibular muscles and their referral of pain
- Recognize the advantages of diagnostic imaging in TMJ diagnosis
Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:
A score of 70% or greater on the post-test