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RRS Education Online Courses 8-Hour Bundle #3

Course Date

Start: 1st June 2020
End: 1st June 2023

Course Location

n/a, n/a, n/a, Canada


Course Description

BUNDLE #3 ($139.95)

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COURSE 1 – Exercise in Manual Medicine 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Eccentric Training to Prevent Hamstring Injuries +MP3 (2012)
  2. Exercise for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis – Systematic Review +MP3 (12)
  3. Isolated vs. Simultaneous Strength & Flexibility Training +MP3 (2012)
  4. Yoga & Spinal Health: Updates +MP3 (2012)
  5. Physical Rehabilitation Interventions for CLBP: Systematic Review +MP3 (2011)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the Nordic Hamstring exercise and its potential applications for hamstring injuries
  2. Summarize the state of the literature on exercise interventions for adolescent scoliosis
  3. Integrate strength training with flexibility training to improve patient progress
  4. Appraise the potential role of yoga in managing spinal conditions
  5. Grade and recognize the state of the literature on physical and rehabilitation interventions for chronic non-specific low back pain


COURSE 2 – Knee 102 – Rehabilitation

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Advances in ACL Rehabilitation +MP3 (2012)
  2. Proximal Rehabilitation for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome +MP3  (2011)
  3. Quadriceps Strength& Proprioception & Knee Osteoarthritis +MP3 (2011)
  4. Mirror Gait Retraining for the Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain +MP3 (2013)
  5. Kinematics & EMG of Single-Leg Squat in Patients With & Without Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome +MP3 (2013)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply contemporary rehabilitation strategies for anterior cruciate ligament patients
  2. Illustrate the importance of proximal stability and rehabilitation in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome
  3. Outline the relationship between quadriceps strength, proprioception and knee osteoarthritis
  4. Discuss the potential value of gait retraining for improving lower limb biomechanics in runners with patellofemoral pain
  5. Contrast lower extremity kinematics & muscle activation in patients with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome


COURSE 3 – Lower Extremity Rehabilitation 102 (no MP3)

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Patellofemal Instability – Rehabilitation & Non-Operative Treatment (2007)
  2. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome & Hip Muscle Function (2006)
  3. Resistance Training & Hip Mechanics During Running (2009)
  4. Running Shoe Prescription – What is the evidence? (2009)
  5. Thrust vs. Non-Thrust Manipulation for Inversion Ankle Sprains (2009)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the pathophysiological mechanisms behind patellofemoral instability and how these relate to recommended treatment approaches
  2. Describe how dysfunction or weakness of hip musculature can contribute to patellofemoral pain
  3. Demonstrate the benefit of a targeted hip exercise program for improving knee mechanics
  4. Critique the evidence on running shoe prescription
  5. Predict which patients with inversion ankle sprains may respond favourably to ankle thrust manipulation


COURSE 4 – Functional Treatment and Rehabilitation 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Functional Stabilization Training & Lower Limb Biomechanics +MP3 (2012)
  2. Association Between Lumbar SMT & Abdominal/Multifidus Thickness & Clinical Improvement (2012)
  3. Full Kinetic Chain vs. Targeted Treatment for Hip Osteoarthritis +MP3 (2012)
  4. Back & Hip Muscle Activation & Loads During Kettlebell Exercises +MP3 (2012)
  5. Hip Abductor & External Rotator Strengthening in Women with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome +MP3 (2012)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply core exercise to facilitate improved lower limb mechanics in women
  2. Recognize the connection between improved lumbar multifidus function and clinical improvement after spinal manipulation
  3. Discuss the potential of full kinetic chain manual therapy treatment for hip osteoarthritis
  4. Assess muscle activation and spinal loading profiles during common Kettlebell exercises
  5. Describe specific exercises that could improve hip strength and mechanics in women with patellofemoral pain


COURSE 5 – Shoulder 102 – Rotator Cuff Pathology

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Coracoid Impingement: Current Concepts +MP3 (2012)
  2. Scapular Dyskinesis & Shoulder Injury +MP3 (2012)
  3. Biological Factors in the Pathogenesis of Rotator Cuff Tears +MP3 (2012)
  4. Calcific Tendinopathy of the Rotator Cuff +MP3 (2011)
  5. Intrinsic & Extrinsic Mechanisms of Rotator Cuff Pathology +MP3 (2011)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe coracoid impingement as a mechanism for causing shoulder pain and dysfunction
  2. Examine for scapular dyskinesis and correlate your findings with common shoulder pathologies
  3. Give examples of biological factors in the pathogenesis of rotator cuff tears
  4. Synthesize our current state of knowledge regarding calcific tendinopathy in the rotator cuff
  5. Differentiate intrinsic and extrinsic factors that contribute to rotator cuff tendinopathy


COURSE 6 – Spinal Manipulation 101 – Lumbar Spine

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Relation Between Lumbar Manipulation, Cavitation & Zygapophyseal Joint Gapping +MP3 (2011)
  2. Spinal Manipulation for Acute Low Back Pain – NASS Review + MP3 (2010)
  3. Spinal Manipulation for Radiculopathy – Systematic Review +MP3 (2011)
  4. Spinal Manipulation vs. Microdiskectomy for Sciatica: Randomized Clinical Study +MP3 (2011)
  5. Spinal Manipulative Therapy & Transversus Abdominus Thickness in Healthy Subjects +MP3 (2011)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Distinguish the relationship between lumbar spinal manipulation, cavitation and zygapophyseal joint gapping
  2. Clarify the role of spinal manipulative therapy in the care of acute LBP based on current evidence
  3. Explain the state of the literature on utilizing spinal manipulation for radiculopathy
  4. Compare spinal manipulation to microdiskectomy as treatments for sciatica based on a recent trial
  5. Critique the proposed importance of spinal manipulation in altering the contractile thickness of the Transversus Abdominis


COURSE 7 – Spinal Manipulation 102 – Lumbar Spine

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Adding Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation to Standard Medical Care for Acute LBP +MP3 (2013)
  2. Combined Chiropractic Interventions for LBP – Cochrane Review +MP3 (2011)
  3. Comparative Effectiveness of Manipulation, Acupuncture & Exercise for LBP +MP3 (2011)
  4. Distribution of Cavitations During Lumbar Spinal Manipulation +MP3 (2012)
  5. Maintenance Care Using Spinal Manipulation for Chronic LBP: Randomized Trial +MP3 (2011)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare the efficacy of standard medical care (SMC) alone versus chiropractic spinal manipulation + SMC for acute low back pain patients
  2. Discuss the value of a combined (pragmatic) chiropractic approach for treating low back pain
  3. Analyze the state of the research literature directly comparing spinal manipulation, exercise and acupuncture as treatments for low back pain
  4. Update your understanding of joint cavitation during side posture lumbar manipulation
  5. Critique the only study (to date) on maintenance care for low back pain including spinal manipulation


COURSE 8 – Thoracic Spine 102 – Motion Palpation, Chest Pain, VCFs, Hyperkyphosis

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Chiropractic vs. Self-Management for Acute Non-Coronary Chest Pain +MP3 (2012)
  2. Conservative Management of Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures +MP3 (2012)
  3. Interexaminer Reliability of Thoracic Motion Palpation +MP3 (2011)
  4. Thoracic Hyperkyphosis: Causes, Consequences & Management +MP3 (2011)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the potential benefit of chiropractic care for non-coronary acute chest pain
  2. Explain a best-evidence approach to managing osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures
  3. Justify a new proposed way of evaluating the interexaminer reliability of motion palpation
  4. Summarize the state of knowledge on thoracic hyperkyphosis


Instructor: Dr. Shawn Thistle

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USERS: Completing Courses & Getting Your Certificates

  1. Log In and go to the E-Learning Menu tab and choose ‘MY COURSES’ under that tab.
  2. Click on the course title to enter the course-ware work space and proceed through each lesson page using the navigation at the bottom of the lesson page.
  3. Complete the Multiple Choice Quiz for the course. NOTE: A score of 100% is required to be issued with a certificate. You can repeat the quiz if necessary – there is no limit to the number of times you can take the quiz.
  4. Click on SUBMIT & FINISH. The next box shows you the quiz and at the top it shows if you achieved 100% and if not it will indicate which answers were incorrect. To redo the quiz you need to click on ‘Reattempt The Quiz’ at the bottom
  5. Do the quiz again to correct any questions and click on SUBMIT & FINISH again.
  6. Certificates can be downloaded after Quiz completion. NOTE: The system takes up to 5 min. to process the certificate for download so it may not generate immediately with a completion date on it. You can also go to the MY CERTIFICATES link in the top menu of the course-ware workspace and download it at any time.
  7. NOTE: Use the navigation system at the bottom of each page to proceed through the course and Quiz.


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Dr. Shawn Thistle

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