POSTURE AND REHABILITATION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student is led to deepen the anatomical and biomechanical knowledge of spine; to recognize scoliosis, hyperkyphosis and hyperlordosis; to evaluate patient posture and defict muscle; to set a basic treatment.
Knowledge of anatomy of the musculoskeletal and neurological system, physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology.
Course contents summary
Spine anatomy, palpatory anatomy and muscle examination, posture, scoliosis, kyphosis and hyperkyphosis, lordosis and hyperlordosis, screening of posture disorders.
What is posture? postural scheme, organs used for its control, problem associated with it
Spine anatomy, palpatory anatomy of main muscles and muscle examination
Scoliosis, from diagnosis to treatment
Hyperkyphosis, from diagnosis to treatment
Hyperlordosis, from diagnosis to treatment
Screening of posture disorders
Netter F., Atlas of Human Anatomy, Elsevier
Kapandji A., Functional Anatomy, Ed. Monduzzi
Kendall F., Muscle: testing and function, Verduci Ed.
Tixa S., Atlaa of Palpatory Anatomy, Elsevier
Guidelines on "Treatment in Pediatric Spinal Deformity Patients" SIMFER
Frontal lessons and practical exercises
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam with practical demonstration