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Clinical anatomy remains a cornerstone in the training of healthcare providers. A thorough knowledge of gross anatomy is essential for the safe and effective practice of musculoskeletal medicine and rehabilitation. Through a combination of didactic lectures and full cadaveric dissection, this course will provide healthcare providers with a complete review of musculoskeletal gross anatomy. Future years will alternate between lower limb (2020), brain and spine (2021), and upper limb (2022). Each attendee will take an active role in the cadaveric dissections.

Gross Anatomy of the Lower Extremity for Musculoskeletal Medicine and Rehabilitation

MSK June 18-19, 2020

Course Objectives:

  1. Conduct a complete cadaveric dissection of the lower extremity.
  2. Describe the attachments and innervations of the muscles of the lower extremity.
  3. Describe the osteological and ligamentous structures forming the joints of the lower extremity.
  4. Trace the arterial supply and peripheral nervous innervation of the lower extremity.
  5. Integrate gross anatomy of the lower extremity into the clinical practice of musculoskeletal medicine and rehabilitation.                                                           
MSK lower extremity

Ⓒ Henry Gray (1918) Anatomy of the Human Body

Who Should Attend?

  • This course is open to all healthcare providers including physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and athletic trainers.
  • This course meets the criteria set by the Alabama Board of Physical Therapy for 14 hours of continuing education.
  • This course meets the criteria set by the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.4 continuing education units (CEUs).
  • This course is certified by the Alabama Athletic Training BOC to award 14 hours of continuing education.