The unit focuses on the development of knowledge and skills relating to the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions encountered in Accredited Exercise Physiology practice. This includes the strategic application of the principles of exercise prescription to target specific prevention and rehabilitation goals. The unit explores the scope of practice for Exercise Physiologists in rehabilitation settings, rehabilitation tools of the AEP and their physiological basis, and principles and objectives of exercise rehabilitation programs. The unit explores the pathophysiological basis of exercise limitations across a range of lower body musculoskeletal conditions including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and joint replacement.
lecture hours: 24 tutorial hours: 4 laboratory hours: 18
Anatomy in-class test (0%), practical exam (30%), exercise plan and oral defence (30%) and final exam (40%)
Hoogenboom BJ, Voight ML, Prentice WE. eds. Musculoskeletal Interventions: Techniques for Therapeutic Exercise, Third Edition New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2013.
Functional anatomy and biomechanics