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Gluteus Muscle Function and Strengthening - A Practical Assessment and Application

Course #: 03-1221

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

As one of the largest and strongest muscle groups in the body, the gluteal muscles play a key role in a range of activities, from maintaining proper upright posture to explosive high-level athletics. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants will encounter a range of disorders related to gluteal dysfunction in clinical practice. Therefore, clinicians must have a thorough understanding of the structure, function, and treatment of impairments relevant to the gluteal muscles. This course will provide the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant with a review of relevant anatomy and physiology, a discussion of key components needed during examination to properly identify gluteal impairments, an overview of common compensations related to gluteal weakness and dysfunction, and provide a framework for treatment and exercise selection.

CEU Course Objectives:

  1. Understand gluteus muscle function and recognize common compensations present due to weakness in various functional tasks.
  2. Choose the correct tests and measures needed to distinguish between gluteal impairments.
  3. Identify appropriate exercises and interventions for strengthening the gluteal complex based on impairments present.

CEU Course Syllabus

Introduction--> Section 1: Anatomy, structure, and function

0.25 Contact Hours  

Section 2: Examination, tests, and measures--> Section 3: Common Impairments and compensations

0.50 Contact Hours 

Section 4: Interventions and excercise selection--> References

0.25 Contact Hours 

Total = 1 Contact Hour

Instructional level: Basic

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Course Date: 2021-08-18

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