OT5006 - Soft Tissue Injury Management for Health Professionals
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)
Available to participants with eligibility for health professional registration in
Queensland and other postgraduate students at the discretion of the Head of Occupational
Therapy. The residential will be delivered at JCU Townsville. It is advised that the
subject RH5010 (Soft Tissue Functional Anatomy for Rehabilitation Professionals) be
undertaken prior to commencing this subject.
This subject will include review and advanced teaching of physiology, anatomy and
neurology, biokinesiology, diagnostic and treatment techniques and research methodology.
- analyse precipitating and perpetuating factors associated with soft tissue problems.
These may be environmental (e.g. work) or functional (e.g. posture);
- apply therapeutic intervention process to individuals and work place environment to
enhance performance and productivity;
- demonstrate treatment strategies to address clinical conditions, including manual
- devise a suitable program of stretching, exercises and modified duties at home, work
and leisure for individual clients;
- identify limitations in specific soft tissue structures in the shoulder and neck (related
to headaches and shoulder dysfunction) and low back and hip (related to back pain
and lower limb dysfunction);
- understand the impact upon human performance of changes in structures of muscle, tendons
and ligaments following changes in pathology.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest