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RRS Education Online Courses 8-Hour Bundle #5

Course Date

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

Course Location

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


Course Description

BUNDLE #5 ($139.95)

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COURSE 1 – Functional Movement Screen 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Functional Movement Screen: Reliability & Normative Data +MP3 (2012)
  2. Interrater Reliability of the Functional Movement Screen +MP3 (2011)
  3. Functional Movement Screen for Predicting Injuries (in Military Recruits) +MP3 (2012)
  4. Using the Functional Movement Screen to Evaluate Effectiveness of Training +MP3 (2012)
  5. Improvements in Hip Flexibility Do Not Transfer to Mobility in Functional Movement Patterns +MP3 (2013)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Appraise the reliability and utility of the Functional Movement Screen (‘FMS’)
  2. Assess whether expert and novice FMS raters can report the same scores
  3. Demonstrate the relationship between FMS score and risk of injury
  4. Examine the utility of the FMS as a way of evaluating changes in individual movement patterns after an exercise intervention
  5. Determine if improvements in passive hip ROM and core endurance result in changes in hip and spine motion during the performance of functional movements


COURSE 2 – Hip Rehab 101 Concepts & Techniques

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Effects of Resistance Band Placement on Gluteal Muscle Activation During Two Hip Exercises +MP3 (2012)
  2. Exercises Targeting Gluteal Muscles Without TFL Activation +MP3 (2013)
  3. Hip Abductor & External Rotator Strengthening for Women with Patellofemoral Pain +MP3 (2012)
  4. Lumbopelvic Landing Kinematics in Women with Contrasting Hip Strength +MP3 (2012)
  5. Effect of Hip Strengthening on Running Mechanics & Single-Leg Squat +MP3 (2012)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the effects of resistance band placement on gluteal muscle activation during two common exercises.
  2. Outline hip rehabilitation exercises that best activate gluteal muscles without simultaneously activating the antagonistic Tensor Fascia Latae ‘(‘TFL’)’.
  3. Examine the effectiveness of isolated hip abductor and external rotator strengthening on pain, health status, and hip strength in females with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.
  4. Appreciate the role of hip strength in governing kinematic variables and muscle activation during single-leg tasks.
  5. Understand how hip weakness can potentially contribute to knee pain and altered running mechanics.


COURSE 3 – Lower Extremity in Manual Medicine 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Posterior Muscle Tightness in Plantar Fasciitis +MP3 (2013)
  2. Neural Tension & Hamstring Flexibility + MP3 (2012)
  3. Pathogenesis of Hallux Valgus +MP3 (2012)
  4. Piriformis Syndrome: Clinical Features +MP3 (2011)
  5. Infrapatellar Fat Pad Disorders +MP3 (2013)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Appraise the relationship between posterior lower limb muscle tightness and Plantar Fasciitis. Analyze the influence of neural tension on hamstring flexibility.
  2. Relate the current state of knowledge about the pathogenesis of Hallux Valgus.
  3. Describe the characteristics and clinical presentation of Piriformis Syndrome.
  4. Summarize the relevant clinical features of infrapatellar fat pad disorders.


COURSE 4 – Myofascial Pain & Trigger Points 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Current Concepts & Management +MP3 (2011)
  2. Association Between Tender Points in Fibromyalgia and Trigger Points +MP3 (2011)
  3. Myofascial Trigger Points in Patients with Subacromial Impingement +MP3 (2013)
  4. Dry-Needling for Upper Quadrant Myofascial Pain: Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis +MP3 (2014)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the state of the literature on our knowledge about Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
  2. Compare and contrast Fibromyalgia ‘tender points’ with trigger points based on existing research.
  3. Recognize the presence of uni- and ipsilateral trigger points in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome.
  4. Summarize the evidence surrounding the use of dry-needling for upper quadrant myofascial pain.


COURSE 5 – Sports Medicine 101 Clinical Miscellaneous

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Proximal Rehabilitation for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome +MP3 (2011)
  2. ACL Injury Prevention in Female Athletes – Literature Review +MP3 (2011)
  3. Lateral Ankle Pain: Common & Unusual Differentials +MP3 (2011)
  4. Ankle Taping & Knee Biomechanics During Athletic Tasks +MP3 (2011)
  5. Kinesiotaping for the Treatment & Prevention of Sports Injuries +MP3 (2012)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Determine whether biomechanical changes result from targeted hip rehabilitation in patients with Patellofemoral Pain.
  2. Derive the best approach for preventing ACL injuries in female athletes based on current evidence.
  3. Compare knee joint biomechanics during running and cutting tasks performed with and without ankle taping.
  4. Review common and unusual causes of lateral ankle pain.
  5. Summarize the evidence surrounding Kinesiotape as a method of treating or preventing sports injuries.


COURSE 6 – Thoracic Spine 103 Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Cavitation and the ANS

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Part 1: Clinical Factors & Differentials +MP3 (2010)
  2. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Part 2: Management +MP3 (2010)
  3. Audible ‘Pop’ from Thoracic Manipulation & the ANS +MP3 (2011)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss diagnostic and anatomical considerations regarding Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
  2. Understand contemporary clinical management options for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
  3. Critique a recent study on the importance of cavitation in the autonomic nervous system ‘(‘ANS’)’ effects of thoracic spinal manipulation.


COURSE 7 – Upper Extremity in Manual Medicine 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Arm Squeeze Test: Distinguishing Neck from Shoulder Pain +MP3 (2013)
  2. Biomechanics, Tendon Pathology & Function in Lateral Epicondylosis +MP3 (2013)
  3. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Non-Surgical Treatment +MP3 (2010)
  4. Radial Nerve Mobilization for Thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis +MP3 (2012)
  5. Subscapularis Testing – Bear-Hug, Belly-Press & Lift-Off +MP3 (2012)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Utilize and integrate a simple clinical test to assist in distinguishing neck from shoulder pain.
  2. Outline the relationships between biomechanics, tendon pathology and function in individuals with lateral epicondylosis.
  3. Summarize the state of the literature on the non-surgical management of carpal tunnel syndrome.
  4. Recognize the value of radial nerve mobilization in patients with thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis.
  5. Assess the utility of three clinical tests evaluating subscapularis muscle function.


COURSE 8 – Workplace & Occupational Medicine 101 Sitting, Low Back & Neck Pain

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Occupational Sitting: Research Updates +MP3 (2011)
  2. Occupational Tasks & Low Back Pain: 3 Systematic Reviews +MP3 (2011)
  3. Health Maintenance Care to Reduce Disability Recurrence in Work-Related LBP +MP3 (2012)
  4. History of Work-Related Neck Injury & Subsequent Neck Pain +MP3 (2012)
  5. Minimal Daily Exercise for Chronic Neck Pain +MP3 (2011)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Synthesize contemporary concepts about occupational sitting.
  2. Recognize how occupational tasks, including bending/twisting, awkward postures and carrying, influence low back pain.
  3. Compare occurrence of repeated disability episodes across types of health care providers ‘(‘chiropractors, physical therapists and physicians’)’ who treat claimants with new episodes of work-related LBP.
  4. Outline the association between work-related neck injury and future neck pain.
  5. Discover how even small amounts of daily exercise can positively impact patients with neck and shoulder pain.


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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