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Week 1 – Applied Kinesiology

  • Common misconceptions of biomechanics and kinesiology in OT
  • Philosophy of Kinesiology in OT
  • Models of Practice
  • Application to Clinical Practice

Week 2 – Applied Kinesiology

  • 5 Levels of Motor Function in the Body
  • Isometric and Isotonic Contractions
  • How movement and contractions relates to occupational therapy treatments

Week 3 – Applied Kinesiology

  • Primary and Secondary External Forces applied to occupational therapy practice
  • Manipulating Forces of Nature
  • Leave DME at the Door!

Week 4 – Applied Kinesiology

  • Body structures, functions, and performance skills in human movement
  • What is praxis?
  • Adaptive Mobility Behaviors (4 behaviors on the functional movement continuum) 

Week 5 – Applied Kinesiology

  • Vertebral Column
  • Trunk and Core Support
  • Posture
  • The Pelvic Girdle