Welcome to the Tissues Specific Common Injuries course and congratulations for investing in your own education! In this course we will help you be able to identify tissue specific causes of pathology that can be applied to a many conditions throughout the body, and that your patients deal with every day! By keeping a few key concepts in mind you will be better able to find the true cause of pathology rather than just addressing the symptoms and hopefully get better results & improve your practice.
We will focus on a variety of conditions by tissue type and by the end, you should be able to successfully recognize and assess these conditions. You will also learn that your assessment can be therapeutic and improve the efficiency of your patient visits, how to use evidence based treatment goals & techniques for the condition.
As in all clinical encounters we will follow the HIP-MNRS principle (History, Inspection, Palpation – Motion, Neurovascular scree, Referred pain & Special tests) to ensure a thorough understanding the patient presentation, correct identification or the pathology(s) and evidence informed, appropriate management best practices. – You can follow along with the textbook or just use digital media in any combination or individually as you choose – we do recommend that take you advantage of the questions provided, as it will make your final exam that much easier.
Let’s have some fun and get better at what we love doing… ?
Throughout this course, you’ll find icons in the margins that will call your attention to certain types of information. Here is a list of the icons you will see:
Basics (definition, etiology, demographics)
Assessment (History, SSx, physical exam)
Management (general & specific)
Home Care, Follow-up & Prognosis
Contraindication & Precautions
ProTips (clinical pearls & practice building)