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    ASSESS YOUR CLIENTS IN LESS TIME WITH BETTER RESULTS

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    Foundations of Orthopedic Assessment

    An Online Orthopedic Assessment Course for Massage Therapists and Manual Therapists

    6 Hours

    Online Training

    Self-Paced

    Start When You Want

    It is impossible to fix a problem if you don't know what the problem is...

    ... without a high-quality assessment, truly addressing the root of your client's issues is impossible

    What this course can do for you

    Here is what you will learn in Foundations of Orthopedic Assessment

    Ask

    History taking is the single most important part of a good assessment. In Foundations of OA, you will learn how to ask the right questions to get the most out of every session.

    Observe

    Observation starts the moment we first see out client. Learn how to see you client differently using observation as a primary tool of assessment.

    Move

    Movement is so much more than just simple range of motion. In Foundations of OA, we cover all of the principles using movement during our assessment to hone in on the true issue.

    Test

    What is a 'special test' and why do we use them?  Using special orthopedic tests is the least understood principle of assessment.  Learn when to use them, and how they work.

    Palpate

    The single most sensitive tool we have is our hands! Do use them to treat, but do you use your hands to assess? Learn to use palpation to better assess your clients.

    Decide

    By the end of Foundations of OA, you will have a clear understanding of how tissues get injured, why they hurt and what to do about it.

    And much more!

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    EARN CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS ONLINE

    NCBTMB - 6 CE Hours

    CRMTA - 3 Secondary CEUs

    CMMOTA 6 Primary CEUs

    MTAA - 3 Primary CEUs

    NHPC - 5 CEUS

    MTAM - 6 CEUs
    MTANS6 CEUs

    CMTNL - 3 CEUs

    MTWPAM 6 CEUs

    ENROLL TODAY AND GET THESE BONUSES

    Bonus 1: 20% Off Massage Book EMR + First Month FREE

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    (VALUE $300)  Included with Orthopedic Assessment!

    *discount applied to first year only
  • Bonus 2: Ready To Use Clinic Sheets​

  • With over 70 special tests and many different physical assessment protocols, keeping track of what you have done and your findings can get complicated. Receive ready to use clinical assessment sheets when you enroll today. You will get:
    - Intake Forms
    - Consent Forms
    - SOAP Note templates
    - Intake scripts
    - Regional assessment sheets
    - Functional assessment checklists
    - Much more...

    (VALUE $125)   Included with Orthopedic Assessment!

  • Bonus 3: Printable Posters

  • Need to remember you special tests? Orthopedic Assessment comes with printable posters to hang on your treatment room wall to remind you which special tests to use. 

    (VALUE $100)   Included with Orthopedic Assessment!

  • HERE'S WHAT YOU GET:

  • Foundations of Orthopedic Assessment ($250 Value)

  • Bonus 2: 20% off Massage Book + Frist Month Free ($300 value)

  • Bonus 2: Ready to Use Clinic Sheets ($125 value)

  • Bonus 3: Printable Posters ($100 value)

  • Let's Hear What Others Are Saying

    Nadja - RMT

    Prior to taking the orthopedic assessment class, there were a few grey zones. Taking this class with Dr. Jess took away uncertainties and made me confident in my practice.

    Having Dr. Jess as my instructor was an irreplaceable experience. He has an immense amount of knowledge and experience, kept student engagement and made it fun to discuss scenarios and cases.

    I highly recommend to take the orthopedic assessment with Dr. Jess.

    Sage - RMT, R.Ac

    Before taking Orthopedic Assessment with Dr. Jess, I wanted to be able to give my clients effective treatments, but didn't know where to start. This class has provided me with a systematic and effective approach to identifying dysfunctional tissue, so that the correct treatment can be applied for maximum benefit to my clients. I appreciate that Dr. Jess teaches in a way that has realistic and practical application for a clinical setting, while still being incredibly thorough. The principles I learnt in this course provide a fundamental understanding of the tissues, which help turn what could be complex course material, into common sense.

    Ryan - RMT

    When starting my Orthopaedic Assessment class with Dr. Jess I had only my first year massage therapy education and was unsure how to approach client assessment and treatment. Looking forward to my new career I also knew I was missing the necessary experience and knowledge to do the job. Dr. Jess advised us to stick with it, put in the work, and that it would all come together. After the course he was able to take my entire first year of education and assemble it in a way I could have confidence in. Not only is Dr. Jess incredibly knowledgeable in the subject matter, but he finds a way to make even the most mundane of curriculum interesting and engaging. I would suggest anyone interested in a class sign up, you won't regret it.


    Mike - RMT

    Prior to class with Dr. Jess, I had very minimal understanding of what may have been going on with each patient.  After the Orthopedic assessment class; I have learned within a few steps of my patient walking to the treatment room; the ability to pick out what may in fact be hidden issues.  This helps me understand what is going on with the patient and to start a plan of action and treatment.  I have many times indicated what I observed while walking to the room and the patient was completely amazed how I saw this.  I strongly feel this has positively made clients quickly build trust in my abilities. 

      Meet Your Instructor

      Dr. Jess Reynolds, Dr. Ac, DTCM, RMT

      CO-FOUNDER Academy of Integrative Medicine

      Hey! My name is Dr. Jess Reynolds (but I mostly go by Jess). I am a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Integrative Medicine, an Acupuncturist and a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). My practice has been tremendously gratifying, and through it I have had the opportunity to work with many people — helping them heal, body mind and spirit. Through my practice, I soon discovered my true passion: teaching. I have been teaching in the classroom for the last seven years, and have been told by students and colleagues alike that it is my purpose. The focus of my lectures has been Psychology, Personal Growth, Nutrition, Orthopedic Assessment and Functional Medicine. My passion, however, is in self-development of any kind. I am a true believer in becoming the best version of yourself.  


      Between my clinical practice and teaching experience, I have gained a wealth of knowledge in the world of health and wellness, but I offer more than that. I am an avid outdoorsman, adventure lover, and seeker of truth. I use skills and knowledge from many fields of study and interest to provide my students with unique, down-to-earth, and always informative lectures.

    STILL UNSURE?

    HERE IS THE FULL CIRRICULUM

    This is exactly what will be covered in this course

    FOUNDATIONS OF ORTHOPEDIC ASSESSMENT

    Chapter 1 - Introduction

  • 1.      Introduction – 18 min

    2.      Clinical Reasoning – 6 min

    3.      Intake Forms – 9 min

    4.      SOAP notes – 9 min

    5.      How to Use this Course – 2 min

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    Chapter 2 - History Taking

  • 1.   History and Asking Good Questions -  16 min

    2.   Taking Good Notes - 5 min

    3.   The Questions - 15 min

    4.    Boundaries - 10 min

  • Chapter 3 - Observation

  • 1.      What is Observation – 14 min

    2.      Contours, Colours, Scars and Crepitus – 3 min

    3.      Overt Pain Behaviors and General Demeanor – 6 min

    4.      Gait Assessment – 10 min

  • Chapter 4 - Movement and Special Tests

  • 1.      Types of Soft Tissue – 9 min

    2.      Guidelines for Assessing Movement – 5 min

    3.      Active Range of Motion – 8 min

    4.      Passive Range of Motion – 14 min

    5.      Resisted Range of Motion – 7 min

    6.      Introduction to Functional Assessment – 5 min

    7.      Special Tests – 6 min

  • Chapter 5 - Palpation

  • 1.      Palpation Introduction – 7 min

    2.      How to Palpate – 5 min

    3.      Levels of Palpation – 6 min

  • Chapter 6 - Basics of Tissue Dysfunction

  • 1.      Muscular Dysfunction Part 1 – 18 min

    2.      Muscular Dysfunction Part 2 – 12 min

    3.      Tendon Dysfunction – 12 min

    4.      Ligament Dysfunction – 11 min

    5.      Neurological Dysfunction – 13 min

    6.      Fascial Dysfunction – 4 min

    7.      Capsular Dysfunction – 4 min

    8.      Joint Dysfunction – 10 min

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How to I get my credits?

    Once you have completed the course, you will be given a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate of Completion will state the amount of time/hours typically required to complete the course. Your Certificate of Completion will automatically appear in the Certificate section of your Profile. Once you have received your Certificate of Completion you must submit it to your professional association in order to have your Continuing Education Credits/Units added to your membership file. Please note that if the course has been pre-approved for Continuing Education Credits/Units with your association it will clearly state so in the Course Overview. If the course has not been pre-approved for Continuing Education Credits/Units, you may have to submit the course for review (and approval) to your association prior to submitting your Certificate of Completion and receiving credits/units. 

    How many credits is this course worth?

    Once you have completed the course, you will be given a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate of Completion will state the amount of time/hours typically required to complete the course. Your Certificate of Completion will automatically appear in the Certificate section of your Profile. Once you have received your Certificate of Completion you must submit it to your professional association in order to have your Continuing Education Credits/Units added to your membership file. Please note that if the course has been pre-approved for Continuing Education Credits/Units with your association it will clearly state so in the Course Overview. If the course has not been pre-approved for Continuing Education Credits/Units, you may have to submit the course for review (and approval) to your association prior to submitting your Certificate of Completion and receiving credits/units. 


    Click HERE to see the list of current regulatory bodies and associations which have pre-approved this course and for how many credits. 

    Which associations have awarded continuing education hours/credits?

    Click HERE to see the list of current regulatory bodies and associations which have pre-approved this course.  


    If your association is not listed, not to worry! We follow the highest possible standards of online continuing education which means that there is a very high likelihood your regulatory body or association will grant you credits/units upon completion of this course.

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