Acute Injury and Pain: A Strategy, Management and Rehabilitation Discussion for Physical Therapists

About the Course
Millions of Americans suffer with pain every year. Pain, both chronic and acute, is quickly becoming an increasingly dire public health issue that costs employers, patients and insurance companies billions of dollars each year. This course discuss the management of acute injuries and methods and management of pain.

Learning objectives
  • Summarize both the subjective and objective signs of acute injuries, including the five signs of inflammation. Compare and contrast muscle strain, sprains, contusions, fractures, dislocations and subluxation.
  • Discuss the primary objectives when managing acute injuries to help further the stages of the soft tissue injury healing process.
  • Identify the components of the “SPRICEMMM” and the “HARM” technique and protocol, respectively.
  • Define pain, discuss the scales used to measure pain and summarize the similarities and differences between acute pain management and chronic pain management.
  • Describe four theories regarding pain perception and discuss both pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies of pain management.
  • Evaluate electrotherapy options, as well as techniques of manipulation and pain relief.
  • Discuss alternative therapies and maintenance programs and methods, including Pilates, yoga, acupuncture and reflexology.