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Lower Quarter Course

Time limit: 180 days

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Full course description

This course focuses on the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy’s clinical practice guidelines on the lower quarter. The course starts with the hip joint and in particular mobility deficits in the hip and the non-arthritic hip. The next topic is the knee and topics include patellar femoral pain, meniscal injuries, in particular cartilage injuries and ligamentous injuries. Last will be the foot and ankle covering Achilles tendon injuries, ankle sprains and heel pain.

Program Features

  • Combination of didactic lectures, guided independent study and skill demonstration videos
  • Asynchronous lectures that can be completed at your own pace
  • Online assessments for each course
  • Integration of the APTA’s Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy’s Clinical Practice Guidelines

Program Goals

  • Establish evidence-informed practice principles
  • Develop the content knowledge, clinical reasoning and psychomotor skills to confidently provide care for orthopedic medical conditions
  • Promote life-long learning

Courses are taught by the Johns Hopkins Hospital Orthopeadic Physical Therapy Residency faculty who have been recognized for their contributions to education, research and practice management. The faculty offer the highest caliber of training and an opportunity for students to become distinguished leaders in evidence-based orthopaedic and manual physical therapy practice.

All instructors are either Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist (FAAOMPT), Board-Certified Clinical Specialists in either Orthopaedic (OCS) or Sports Physical Therapy (SCS) or Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission.

Instructors

  • Julie Finocchiaro, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • Ryan Cummings, PT, DPT, OCS
  • Kevin McLaughlin, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • Andrew Kunin, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  • John Dale, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
  • Ryerson Stinson, MOT, OTR/L, CHT

All instructors are either Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist (FAAOMPT), Board-Certified Clinical Specialists in either Orthopaedic (OCS) or Sports Physical Therapy (SCS) or Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission.

Certificate

 

After successfully completing the course, learners will receive a certificate of completion from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. While not conveying academic credit, it will document the learner’s competency in the knowledge and skills delivered in the course and successful completion of course requirements.