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RRS Education Online Courses 8-Hour Bundle #6

Course Date

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

Course Location

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


Course Description

BUNDLE #6 ($139.95)

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COURSE 1 – Exercise in Manual Medicine 102: Rehabilitation to Performance

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Resistance Training in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation: Systematic Review +MP3 (2012)
  2. Effects of Isolated & Integrated Core Stability Training on Athletic Performance +MP3 (2013)
  3. Does Clinical Outcome in Chronic LBP Treated with Exercise Correlate with Performance Measures? +MP3 (2013)
  4. Elliptical vs. Treadmill: Torso Motion & Muscle Activity +MP3 (2013)
  5. Core Training & Throwing Velocity in Handball Players +MP3 (2011)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Defend the use of resistance training in a rehabilitation context with regards to its potential effects on: maximal strength, functional ability, alleviation of pain, and quality of life parameters.
  2. Outline the association between core stability and sports-related performance measures.
  3. Appraise the relationship between positive clinical outcomes after exercise therapy for chronic non-specific low back pain and corresponding improvement in targeted aspects of performance.
  4. Assess the differences in torso motion and muscle activity between elliptical trainer use and treadmill walking.
  5. Determine the impact of core stability training in unstable slings on throwing velocity in handball players.


COURSE 2 – Hip 102 Clinical Assessment Concepts & Methods

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Evolution of the Prone Hip Extension Test +MP3 (2010)
  2. Assessing Lateral Stability of the Hip & Pelvis +MP3 (2011)
  3. Arthrogenic Neuromuscular Inhibition – Investigation of Existence in the Hip +MP3 (2013)
  4. Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Tests of Hip Pathology: Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis +MP3 (2014)
  5. Acetabular Labral Tears: A Diagnostic Challenge +MP3 (2014)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize the continuing evolution of the Prone Hip Extension Test.
  2. Integrate clinical and laboratory research on the function and assessment of abductor muscles about the hip and pelvis.
  3. Illustrate the presence of arthrogenic inhibition in the hip joint and understand its potential clinical relevance.
  4. Relate the diagnostic accuracy of hip physical examination tests for both intra- and extra-articular pathologies.
  5. Examine the current evidence and develop a rational approach for the examination of patients with suspected acetabular labral tears.


COURSE 3 – Low Back Pain: Clinical Research Updates

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Diagnostic Imaging for Low Back Pain +MP3 (2011)
  2. Diagnostic Utility of Tests for Spinal Dysfunction +MP3 (2011)
  3. Medication for Low Back Pain: State of the Literature +MP3 (2011)
  4. Advancements in the Management of Spine Disorders +MP3 (2012)
  5. Glucosamine Supplementation: Low Back Pain Updates +MP3 (2013)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Relate our current understanding of the costs, risks, and potential consequences of imaging overuse for low back pain.
  2. Outline tests of high diagnostic utility for spinal disorders.
  3. Recognize the quality of research evidence investigating the effectiveness of medications for low back pain.
  4. Measure current attitudes of spine surgeons toward multidisciplinary assessment of low back and leg pain patients.
  5. Summarize the impact of fear avoidance beliefs of both patients and health care providers on low back pain outcomes.


COURSE 4 – Pain 101 Central Sensitization & Neural Plasticity

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Central Sensitization: Clinical Application +MP3 (10)
  2. Central Sensitization: Mechanisms & Neural Plasticity +MP3 (10)
  3. Motor Learning & Neuroplasticity in Rehabilitation +MP3 (10)
  4. Driving Plasticity in the Motor Cortex in LBP +MP3 (11)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the concept of central sensitization and appreciate its relevance in clinical practice.
  2. Summarize the mechanisms of neural plasticity pertaining to pain perception in the central nervous system.
  3. Highlight key components of motor-skill training that provide the greatest potential in rehabilitation.
  4. Outline how proper training can positively influence neural plasticity in the motor cortex in low back pain patients.


COURSE 5 – Rehabilitation 102 Chronic Low Back Pain

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Core Stabilization in Lumbosacral Radiculopathy +MP3 (2011)
  2. Training Volume in Rehabilitation for Chronic Low Back Pain +MP3 (2011)
  3. Physical & Rehabilitation Interventions for CLBP: Systematic Review +MP3 (2011)
  4. External Pelvic Compression & Lumbopelvic Neuromotor Control +MP3 (2013)
  5. Altering Spinal Loads to Relieve LBP: Case Series +MP3 (2012)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize the importance of core stability assessment and rehabilitation in lumbosacral radiculopathy cases.
  2. Apply periodization concepts to rehabilitation for patients with non-specific low back pain.
  3. Determine the effectiveness of physical and rehabilitation interventions for chronic LBP.
  4. Illustrate the effects of external pelvic compression on the passive, active and neuromotor control systems of the lumbopelvic region and thigh.
  5. Examine whether changes in movement and muscle-activation patterns can alter spine stability and stiffness, joint loading, posture and movement in low back pain patients.


COURSE 6 – Sports Medicine 102 Lower Limb Functional Injuries

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome: Diagnostic Tests, Risk & Prognostic Factors +MP3 (2013)
  2. Clinical Tests for Diagnosing Stress Fractures +MP3 (2013)
  3. Foot Type & Lower Extremity Injury – Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis +MP3 (2013)
  4. Risk Factors for Hamstring Injuries: Summary of Two Systematic Reviews +MP3 (2013)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss current diagnostic tests, risk factors and prognostic factors for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome ‘(‘MTSS’)’.
  2. Indicate which clinical tests have the best accuracy in clinical practice for diagnosing stress fractures.
  3. Summarize the association between foot type and incidence of a variety of lower extremity injuries.
  4. Identify risk factors for hamstring injury and re-injury.


COURSE 7 – Temporomandibular Joint 101 Evaluation & Treatment

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Temporomandibular Disorders Part 1: Anatomy, Examination & Diagnosis +MP3 (2014)
  2. Temporomandibular Disorders Part 2: Conservative Management +MP3 (2014)
  3. Myofascial Temporomandibular Joint Pain & the Trigeminal & Limbic Systems +MP3 (2010)
  4. Intraoral Therapy for Chronic Myogenous Temporomandibular Disorder +MP3 (2012)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop a rational clinical approach to evaluating and diagnosing disorders affecting the temporomandibular joint.
  2. Outline conservative treatment options for temporomandibular joint conditions.
  3. Explain the relationship between temporomandibular joint pain and the trigeminal and limbic systems.
  4. Demonstrate the potential benefit of intraoral therapy techniques for myogenous Temporomandibular Dysfunction ‘(‘TMD’)’.


COURSE 8 – Thoracic Spine 104 Respiration, Chest Pain & Hypertension

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Respiratory Pressure Changes After Segmentally-Directed Spinal Manipulation +MP3 (2013)
  2. Chest & Neck Mobilizations: Effects on Spirometry in Healthy Subjects +MP3 (2012)
  3. Manual Therapy for Childhood Respiratory Disease: Systematic Review +MP3 (2013)
  4. Chiropractic vs. Self-Management for Non-Coronary Acute Chest Pain +MP3 (2012)
  5. SMT for Treating Hypertension: Qualitative Literature Review +MP3 (2012)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the effects of segmentally-directed spinal manipulation on maximum respiratory pressure values.
  2. Critique the potential for chest and neck mobilizations to affect spirometric performance ‘(‘breathing’)’.
  3. Outline the state of the literature on the treatment of childhood respiratory conditions with manual therapy.
  4. Demonstrate efficacy of chiropractic treatment for the management of acute non-coronary chest pain.
  5. Summarize the state of the literature on the utility of spinal manipulation for managing hypertension.


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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