In November, 2013, the Diagnosis Foundation (DxF) established a relationship with OnlineCE.com. This group is one of the largest suppliers of accredited online Continuing Education (CE) courses. The DxF courses are authorized through the University of Bridgeport and valid in all 50 of the United States. The following professions may take courses to fulfil state licensure requirements in the OnlinceCE curriculum: Physical Therapists, Chiropractic Physicians, Occupational Therapists, Holistic Nurses, Massage Therapists, and Athletic Trainers.
In December, 2013, our first course went live online in the department of Physical Diagnosis for chiropractic physician relicensure. Accreditation to offer this course to other health providers will be coming soon. This course, “Introduction to Manual Muscle Strength Testing”, covers the purposes, procedures and significance of abnormal findings regarding this powerful, yet inexpensive diagnostic procedure. These tests help providers uncover weaknesses with individual muscles, critical for determining the causes of joint imbalances.
Correcting muscle strength imbalances is an important factor for maximizing athletic performance, preventing injuries, recovering from surgery/trauma and even reducing the risk of developing certain types of arthritis. They are a vital tool to personalize exercise and rehabilitation programs to what a client needs.
The Manual Muscle Strength Testing procedures included in this series of courses are commonly taught at physical therapy, chiropractic, osteopathic and physiatry colleges and are an appropriate adjunct for personal trainers, coaches, massage therapists and yoga instructors.
This one hour accredited CE course is available for $20 through OnlineCE. Additional information available here. This information is also available in a non-accredited format for personal trainers, clinical massage therapists, yoga instructors and others via our online & in person courses. (See our course options here) Our first course on the topic is called “Balanced Muscle Strength Testing: Legs” and includes the introductory content of our new CE course along with the: anatomy, physiology, testing procedures and legal environment to perform 12 muscle tests in the leg region.
Our second and third courses have already been approved and are now posted online. These courses each go into specific details on performing seven manual muscle strength tests in different areas of the body along with common athletic and clinical implications. Future CE courses will cover:
- 100 individual muscle strength test procedures – 15 course hours in all
- Comparisons of muscle strength testing equipment & methods
- Ranges of motion – active, passive, postural, muscle length
- Endurance assessments
- Speed Assessments
- Neuromuscular Coordination Analysis