School of Biomedical Sciences, University of QLD
|Course Name||CPE Points|
|The Therapists Body||10|
The Therapist’s Body is a 3 hour clinical anatomy course that provides participants with an overview of musculoskeletal anatomy of the body with an emphasis on clinically relevant functional anatomy and critical evaluation of therapeutic intervention.
The course will utilise human anatomical material to review anatomical musculoskeletal structures, provide reliable surface anatomy techniques to confidently and accurately locate and palpate muscular and skeletal structures, discuss the use of trigger point therapy in relation to surrounding and intervening structures, and examine the role of fascia in understanding the functional anatomy of a muscle.
Practitioners will view and be encouraged to handle human anatomical specimens and models.
The musculoskeletal system
Participants will view the superficial and deep musculoskeletal structures of the body. Dissected joints will be used to examine extra and intra-capsular elements including cruciate ligaments and menisci. Pathology and trauma including arthritis, prosthetic joints and scoliosis will be investigated. Functional anatomy will be reviewed. The role and functional impact of fascia will be reviewed in light of the current literature.
Surface anatomy and palpation
Using dissected human specimens, articulated skeletons and isolated bones, participants will locate and palpate superficial muscular and skeletal structures. The origin and insertion of superficial muscles will be discussed. Surface anatomy of superficial veins and pulses will be examined and the location of peripheral nerves including the brachial plexus and sciatic nerve will be determined.
Dissected human specimens will allow participants to examine the functional anatomy of Latissimus Dorsi, viewing the attachments and 3-dimensional positioning within fascia to understand the functional anatomy of the muscle. Participants will investigate the origins and insertions, and review range of movement of the upper limb.
Critical analysis of the efficacy of common therapeutic interventions including Trigger Point Therapy will be discussed in terms of the presenting anatomy.
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