Richard Jackson is a highly regarded clinician, educator and researcher who has a specific focus on the lower extremity, spine and pelvis.
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Therapeutic exercise is known to have long-term benefits for many health conditions and injuries. As Richard Jackson notes, "the human body can be moulded and shaped over time, regardless of age. It has a tremendous ability to respond to the demands placed upon it." Because of their knowledge of osteokinematics, arthrokinematics, myokinematics and kinetics, physiotherapists are well-placed to prescribe exercise programmes for individuals who have specific rehabilitation needs. However, they must also have a comprehensive understanding of the principles of exercise prescription. Therefore, this course will explore the basics of therapeutic exercise, focusing on terminology and key principles of exercise design.
This course aims to introduce the science and process of therapeutic exercise.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.