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The Janda System of Evaluation and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance™ Course Objectives

  1. Distinguish between the structural and functional approaches to muscle imbalance.

  2. Explain the structure and function of the sensorimotor system. 

  3. Identify the articular, muscular, and fascial chains and their role in functional movement.

  4. Explain the pathology of musculoskeletal pain, weakness, and imbalance. 

  5. Describe the processes used for the functional evaluation and analyses of posture, balance, and gait.

  6. Identify Janda's six basic movement patterns and corresponding evaluation tests.

  7. Explain the purpose and technique used for muscle length testing.

  8. Explain the purpose and process of soft-tissue assessment and the characteristics of trigger points.

  9. Discuss why peripheral structures are treated and techniques for bringing about peripheral changes.

  10. Identify factors leading to muscle weakness and the recommended Janda treatments.

  11. Describe sensorimotor training and its role in Janda's treatment.

  12. Discuss the pathology, assessment, and recommended treatment for cervical pain syndromes.

  13. Discuss the pathology, assessment, and recommended treatment for upper-extremity pain syndromes.

  14. Discuss the pathology, assessment, and recommended treatment for lumbar pain syndromes.

  15. Discuss the pathology, assessment, and recommended treatment for lower-extremity pain syndromes.

 
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