Case Based Approach to Soft Tissue Injury

Tuition: $79
Hours: 4


Course Description

This four-hour distance based course will provide health care providers with current information concerning active care approaches to low back pain. Topics covered will include the epidemiology, basic science, pathophysiology, active and passive treatment approaches to soft tissue injuries. The learner’s participation (time) is actively tracked and logged.

Textbook Disclosure
No textbooks required. Computer and Internet service required for completion of this course. Funding sources and potential conflicts of interest statement: No funds were received, underwritten or subsidized by any vendors of any goods including supplies or services for this course.

Four hours of online education will be logged and tracked.  Activities will include reading assignments, viewing of multimedia presentations, discussion via internet post or forum, and an online learning assessment via written examination.



  1. New developments in the classification of muscle injury
  2. Current Concepts in Tendinopathy
  3. Soft Tissue Healing and Mechanotransduction
  4. Manual therapy and exercise interventions for soft tissue pathology/ new developments in soft tissue treatment


In this course the learner will:

  1. Remember a new classification system for muscle injury.
  2. Consider the key risk factors for hamstring injury.
  3. Study the pathomechanics of hamstring strain.
  4. Survey rehabilitation techniques used in return to play after athletic hamstring injury
  5. Review the terminology of tendinopathy
  6. Consider current best practices in treatment of tendinopathy
  7. Review the stages of soft tissue healing
  8. Become acquainted with mechanotransduction and its role in soft tissue care
  9. Understand the concepts of periodization and exercise/load selection in therapeutic exercise
  10. Survey manual therapy approaches to soft tissue injury
  11. Become familiar with new concepts in therapeutic approaches to soft tissue injury.


This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.