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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Occasionally, Lafayette Instrument Company holds seminars for training and demonstrations of our products.

 

For more information, please contact us by phone at (765) 423-1505 or email at info@lafayetteinstrument.com.

Medical Exercise Therapy: Level 1: Clinical Dynamometry

Date: February 11, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL

This course is not offered by Lafayette Instrument Company and has an associated cost.

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This course is for clinicians to obtain the skill set for using a handheld dynamometer as a valid and reliable assessment tool in daily clinical practice. The different instruments, assessment and utilization modes are examined. With a mix of lecture and extensive lab practice, this course enables clinicians to immediately implement the use of clinical dynamometry.

Upon completion of this course the student will:

  • Define the quantities of mass, force, internal and external torque, torque ratios
  • Identify when to use manual muscle testing and HHD
  • Distinguish when to use a HHD break technique vs. a make technique
  • Recognize validity and reliability of HHD
  • Identify how to increase reliability with patient, provider and instrument position
  • Apply HHD as a tool for clinical documentation, demonstrating progress, patient motivation
  • Operate a handheld dynamometer to assess strength with movement bias
  • Operate a handheld dynamometer to assess strength with muscle / muscle group bias
  • Operate a handheld and pull dynamometer to assess strength to facilitate the Clinical Fatigue Test
  • Operate a handheld dynamometer to assess strength for the upper quadrant, lower quadrant and spine

Recommended Pre-Course Reading

Kolber MJ, Cleland JA. Strength testing using hand-held dynamometry. Phys Ther Rev 2005; 10: 99-112.

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Lafayette Instrument Company
3700 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111
info@lafayetteinstrument.com

 

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CONTACT US

Lafayette Instrument Company
3700 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111

info@lafayetteinstrument.com

Copyright © 2009 - 2017 Lafayette Instrument Company. All Rights Reserved.