On-Demand Webinar: The Role of Functional Performance Testing for Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
On-Demand Webinar: Functional performance tests (FPT) are assessment tools that have been traditionally used to evaluate a patient’s strength and range of motion during movements that replicate real-life activities. Physical therapists and other rehabilitation professionals utilize a patient’s FPT score(s) to guide progression through a rehabilitation program and to help with discharge planning. Recently, researchers have begun to prospectively evaluate the effectiveness of FPTs to identify workers and athletes who may be at risk for injury. The purpose of this webinar is to illustrate the role of functional performance testing in clinical practice. The speaker will present and analyze current evidence to support the use of functional performance testing during a rehabilitation program, to guide the development of an exercise program, and to identify athletes or workers who may be at risk for injury.
Post test at end of course will assess your new knowledge. At the end of the course each participant will be given a course evaluation and a self reflective questionnaire. This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.
The instructor, Jason Brumitt, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS, is one of our expert bloggers “From the Field”; see his posts here.
By the end of the course the student will be able to:
- Identify 5 functional performance tests for the upper extremities that are used to guide discharge planning for the orthopedic or sports-injured patient.
- Identify 5 functional performance tests for the lower extremities that are used to guide discharge planning for the orthopedic or sports-injured patient.
- Identify 2 functional performance tests for the spine that are used to guide discharge planning for the orthopedic or sports-injured patient.
- Choose the appropriate functional performance test (from a selection of four per question) to assess muscular strength or power for the patient with an upper extremity injury, lower extremity injury, or spine injury.
- Describe and evaluate current prospective research (assess 3 articles) that has assessed the ability to identify at risk populations based on their FPT scores.
2 contact hours
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District of Columbia
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Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC): This course is accepted by HTCC towards re-certification.
|10 Min.||Introduction to Functional Performance Testing
|30 Min.||Functional Performance Testing for the Spine
|40 Min.||Functional Performance Testing for the Lower Extremities
|30 Min.||Functional Performance Testing for the Upper Extremities
|10 Min.||Audience Questions & Wrap Up, Post-course assessment|
Jason Brumitt, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS
is an assistant professor of physical therapy at George Fox University (Newberg, OR). In addition, he serves as an adjunct online faculty member for the t-DPT and PhD programs at the University of Medical Sciences Arizona (Avondale, AZ). His primary clinical practice is rehabilitation of orthopedic and sports injuries. His primary research interests include sports injury epidemiology, functional testing, and core stabilization training. He is the author of Core Assessment and Training (Human Kinetics) and Physical Therapy Case Files: Orthopaedics (McGraw Hill).