APTAAZ presents: A Zoom Meeting Lecture Series Exclusively for PTA’s on Biomechanics


Presenter: Dr. Jim Roush, PT, PhD

Thursday, January 7, 2020

Lecture 1 Topics:

  • Explain the concepts of stress, strain, creep, bending, torsion, and stress relaxation.  
  • Analyze the components and function of the various types of connective tissues in the human body.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Lecture 2 Topics:
  • Identify the end feel of joint when assessing its end of the range of motion.
  • Compare and contrast the concepts of osteokinematics and arthrokinematics.
  • Specify the actions of a muscle as a prime mover, stabilizer, and synergist for each joint of the axial skeleton.

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Lecture 3 Topic:
Differentiate the structure, function, and biomechanics of muscle, cartilage, tendon, meniscus, joint capsule, fat pads, and ligament, comparing their characteristics and relationships.

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Free to all PTA/SPTA’s that are APTAAZ members

Non-members: $35 per lecture

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