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RRS Education Online Courses 8-Hour Bundle #9

Course Date

Start: 1st February 2023
End: 1st February 2024

Course Location

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


Course Description

BUNDLE #9 ($139.95)

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COURSE 1 – Spinal Manipulation 105: Cervical Spine Clinical Trials

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Spinal Manipulation vs. Medication vs. Home Exercise for Neck Pain – RCT +MP3 (2012)
  2. Supervised Exercise +/- Spinal Manipulation vs. Home Exercise for Neck Pain: RCT +MP3 (2012)
  3. RCT: Preventive SMT +/- Home Exercise for Chronic Neck Pain +MP3 (2011)
  4. Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Neck Pain – Isolated vs. Multi-Region +MP3 (2013)
  5. Predictors of Improvement in Patients with Neck Pain Undergoing Chiropractic Care +MP3 (2012)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Appraise the effectiveness of spinal manipulation therapy, medication and home exercise with advice for patients with acute and subacute neck pain
  2. Evaluate the relative effectiveness of high-dose, supervised exercise with and without spinal manipulation and low-dose home exercise for chronic neck pain
  3. Assess the preventive value of spinal manipulative therapy, with and without home exercise, in patients with non-specific chronic neck pain
  4. Compare isolated cervical spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) versus a combination of cervical, cervico-thoracic and thoracic SMT in patients with chronic mechanical neck pain
  5. Identify predictors of positive outcomes of chiropractic spinal manipulation in neck pain patients and determine whether these predictors are different between acute and chronic patients


COURSE 2 – Sports Medicine 104: Miscellaneous Conditions

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Athletic Pubalgia: Clinical Considerations +MP3 (2013)
  2. Treatment of ‘Sportsman’s Groin’: Consensus Statement +MP3 (2014)
  3. Femoroacetabular Impingement in Athletes: Clinical Review +MP3 (2014)
  4. Sports-Related Injuries of the Extensor Carpi Ulnaris +MP3 (2014)
  5. Posterolateral Rotary Instability of the Elbow +MP3 (2014)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review a clinical assessment and diagnostic paradigm for Athletic Pubalgia
  2. Outline the nomenclature, definition, diagnosis, imaging and management of Inguinal Disruption (‘Sportsman’s Groin’)
  3. Summarize recommendations for the assessment, diagnosis and management of Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  4. Describe the biomechanics associated with the extensor carpi ulnaris and recognize the variety of pathologies that can affect this structure
  5. Explain and identify posterolateral rotary instability (PLRI) of the elbow


COURSE 3 – Shoulder 104: Adhesive Capsulitis, Rotator Cuff Pathology, Scapular Dyskinesis

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Adhesive Capsulitis: Clinical Practice Guidelines (APTA) +MP3 (2014)
  2. Managing Rotator Cuff Tears – Clinical Practice Guideline +MP3 (2012)
  3. Thoracic Spine Manipulation for Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy +MP3 (2013)
  4. Scapular Dyskinesis: Practical Application & Research Updates +MP3 (2014)
  5. Rehabilitation of Scapular Dyskinesis: From Office Workers to the Elite Overhead Athletes +MP3 (2015)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize the recent Clinical Practice Guideline (APTA) regarding the treatment of adhesive capsulitis
  2. Optimize the management of rotator cuff problems with assistance from recent Clinical Practice Guidelines
  3. Explore biomechanical and neurophysiologic mechanisms of thoracic manipulation that might result in clinical benefit for patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy
  4. Outline our current understanding of the relevance and clinical application of scapular dyskinesis
  5. Discuss rehabilitation of scapular dyskinesis in patients suffering from pain in the upper quadrant, particularly shoulder and cervical spinal disorders


COURSE 4 – Spinal Manipulation & Mobilization: Systematic Reviews 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. SMT Epidemiology: Systematic Review of Cost Effectiveness Studies +MP3 (2012)
  2. Segment-Specific vs. Non-Specific Spinal Mobilization – Effects on Pain & ROM: Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis +MP3 (2013)
  3. Effect of SMT on Experimentally Induced Pain: Systematic Review +MP3 (2012)
  4. True vs. Sham Manipulation in Adults: Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis +MP3 (2014)
  5. Serious Adverse Events Related to SMT of the Low Back Region: Systematic Review of Cases +MP3 (2014)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare the cost effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) to other treatment options for people with acute, subacute and chronic spinal pain
  2. Examine the relative effectiveness of segment-specific and non-specific spinal joint mobilization on pain and range of motion
  3. Investigate whether spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) can reduce pain at the level of the treated spinal segment, in the broader region of the treatment and/or systemically
  4. Evaluate the efficacy of manipulative therapy when compared with a ‘sham manipulative therapy’
  5. Summarize the literature reporting serious adverse events following lumbopelvic spinal manipulative therapy (SMT)


COURSE 5 – Patellofemoral Pain 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Patellofemoral Pain Consensus Statement +MP3 (2014)
  2. Kinematics & EMG of Single-Leg Squat in Patients With & Without Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome +MP3 (2013)
  3. Lower Extremity Kinematics in Runners with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome +MP3 (2011)
  4. Mirror Gait Retraining for the Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain +MP3 (2013)
  5. Hamstring Length & Patellofemoral Joint Stress + MP3 (2010)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize the factors that contribute to the development of patellofemoral pain
  2. Compare trunk, pelvis, hip and knee kinematics, as well as gluteal muscle activation, between males and females with and without Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome while performing a single-leg squat
  3. Investigate the influence of exerted state running on lower extremity kinematics during the stance phase in runners with patellofemoral pain
  4. Determine whether positive clinical changes can occur by using a mirror as a low-tech method to re-train gait patterns in patients with Patellofemoral Pain
  5. Analyze the relationship between the hamstring length and patellofemoral joint stresses


COURSE 6 – Low Back Pain Clinical Relationships: Depression, Sleep, Standing & Coitus

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Screening for Depression in Low Back Pain Patients +MP3 (2014)
  2. Sleep & Chronic Low Back Pain: Systematic Review +MP3 (2011)
  3. Standing & Low Back Pain: Research Updates +MP3 (2015)
  4. Male Spine Motion During Coitus: LBP Implications +MP3 (2014)
  5. Female Spine Motion During Coitus: LBP Implications +MP3 (2014)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify brief screening questions for depression in patients with low back pain
  2. Determine the relationship between sleep and chronic low back pain
  3. Investigate the effects of standing, both during work and for prolonged periods, as causative and predictive indicators of low back pain
  4. Describe male lumbar spine motion and posture characteristics during coitus and compare them across five common sexual positions
  5. Describe female lumbar spine motion and posture characteristics during coitus and compare them across five common sexual positions


COURSE 7 – Running 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Theoretical Perspective on Running-Related Injuries +MP3 (2014)
  2. Barefoot Running: Current Hypotheses, Clinical Applications & Future Research +MP3 (2014)
  3. Bone Marrow Edema in Experienced Runners After Switching to Minimalist Footwear +MP3 (2013)
  4. Reducing Overpronation & the Effects of Orthotics on Gait +MP3 (2012)
  5. Changes in Knee Cartilage After Marathon Running Measured Via MRI +MP3 (2011)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare and critique concepts surrounding the ‘running shoe theory’ and ‘barefoot running theory’ based on existing evidence
  2. Evaluate the theoretical constructs of barefoot running
  3. Appraise the risk of developing bone marrow edema (BME) in experienced runners before, and after 10 weeks of running in minimalist footwear
  4. Describe the state of the literature on the effects of foot orthotics on overpronation and gait
  5. Investigate the effects of long-distance marathon running on articular cartilage biochemical composition using high-field quantitative MRI


COURSE 8 – Exercise in Manual Medicine 103: Healthy Aging

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Interval Training for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: Systematic Review +MP3 (2011)
  2. BMI, Exercise Capacity & Mortality in Veterans with Hypertension +MP3 (2012)
  3. Whole-Body Vibration for Improving Balance, Muscle Strength & Glycosylated Hemoglobin in Seniors with Diabetic Neuropathy +MP3 (2014)
  4. Effect of Whole-Body Vibration on Bone Mineral Density & Strength in the Elderly +MP3 (2012)
  5. Resistance Training & Functional Plasticity in the Aging Brain +MP3 (2011)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize evidence regarding the safety and physiological benefits of interval training for patients with coronary artery disease
  2. Determine association between body mass index (BMI) levels and all-cause mortality and the influence of exercise capacity on this association in middle-aged and older hypertensive men with cardiovascular disease
  3. Measure the effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) training on balance and strength in elderly patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy who are at high risk of falls
  4. Assess the relationship between whole-body vibration (WBV) training and muscle strength and bone mineral density in older adults
  5. Evaluate the potential for resistance training to positively influence functional plasticity in the aging brain


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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