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HW330: Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology

HW330 Week 4 – Assignment

Poster Design: Elbow, Wrist, and Hand

[WLO: 1] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3]

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review Chapters 11, 12 and 13 of the textbook, and watch the Hand Anatomy Animated Tutorial (Links to an external site.) video shown below.

For this scenario, imagine you are interning at a local physical therapist’s office. Mrs. Smith, your supervisor, has asked you to create a total of three basic posters for the office. You will need to create posters on the elbow, the wrist, and the hand. In order to make your posters visually appealing and informative for patients, Mrs. Smith would like for you to incorporate pictures, tables, diagrams, or other visuals. She has asked you to be creative in the design and the selection of visuals.

In your assignment,

  • Create three posters.
  • Identify the structure, prime movers, and anatomical relationships for each joint: the elbow, wrist joint, and the hand.
  • Show each joint on its own poster page or slide. (You will have one poster for the elbow, one for the wrist, and one for the hand.)

Use your course text and at least two additional scholarly or credible resources to support your work. For help with your sources, refer to the Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table and the Ashford University Library Quick n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial. All sources and images used must be cited and referenced according to APA Style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (see Tables, Images, & Appendices (Links to an external site.) for assistance).

Regarding visuals, avoid overloading patients with too much written information, and refrain from including long paragraphs—use bullets points and images instead. Wikimedia Commons  (Links to an external site.)and 123RF (Links to an external site.) are a few options for copyright-free images.

You may choose to create your posters in PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Canva’s Custom Posters Made Easy With Canva’s Poster Maker (Links to an external site.), or another format of your choice.

Since your assignment will be graded in Waypoint, convert your poster files into a single PDF for submission.

  • Note: If you are unable to convert your poster file to a PDF document, and you created it in an online program, you may provide the URL link to your work within the Waypoint comment box when submitting or by pasting the link into a Word document. Your instructor must be able to view your posters in order to provide feedback and a grade.
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HW330: Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology

HW33O Week 3 – Discussion

Week 3 – Discussion Forum

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

 Upper Body: The Shoulder [WLOs: 1, 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 3, 4]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapters 9 and 10 in your course textbook and The Role of Trunk Muscle Strength for Physical Fitness and Athletic Performance in Trained Individuals: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis article. Then, review the NIH’s Shoulder Problems web page and watch the Prevention of Shoulder Injuries in Aquatic Sports (Links to an external site.) video shown below.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=tP7fV_d7cDQ%23t%3D60

The shoulder is very unique as it is considered to be the most movable joint of our body. On the downside, however, the shoulder is very unstable and prone to many injuries. Injuries to the shoulder can have a multitude of causes that often result in sprains, strains, separations, dislocations, tendinitis, torn rotator cuffs, fractures, and arthritis, just to name a few.

Select one sports activity (other than swimming) that frequently causes shoulder injury and address the following elements:

  • Discuss the structure and function of the shoulder girdle and shoulder joint and how your selected activity impacts that functioning.
  • Explain how the trunk is relevant in the movement of the shoulder in general and specific to your selected activity.

Reference your textbook, and include at least one additional scholarly or credible source to support your research and findings (see the Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table for assistance). All sources must be referenced and cited according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (see Introduction to APA (Links to an external site.) for assistance). Your initial post must be at least 250 words.

Guided Response: Respond to at least two peers. Each peer response must be at least 100 words.

  • Compare and contrast your research relating to sports and non-sports related injuries to the shoulder to the research and findings of your peers.
  • Share two preventive measures or exercises with your peers that would help prevent potential injuries to the shoulder (you may select exercises featured in the video or share ideas of your own).
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HW330: Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology

H330 Week 4 – Discussion Forum

Week 4 – Discussion Forum

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

 Pathologies of the Elbow, Wrist, and Hands [WLOs: 1, 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 3, 4]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapters 11, 12, and 13 in your course text and review the NIH web pages Elbow Injuries and Disorders (Links to an external site.)Wrist Injuries and Disorders (Links to an external site.), And Hand Injuries and Disorders (Links to an external site.). Then, watch the Hand Anatomy Animated Tutorial (Links to an external site.) video.

As highlighted in this week’s readings, pathologies to the elbows, wrists, and hands are a common experience. Some of you may have even encountered such conditions or injuries first-hand or know of an individual who has.

Select one of the subsequent cases and related pathology:

Alvin N. holding his right elbow looking like he is in pain.

Alvin N.

A 34-year old male, who loves to play racquet ball and golf in his spare-time, complains about pain in his right elbow.  After consulting his physician, he was diagnosed with lateral epicondylitis.

Hector G. holding his right elbow looking like he is in pain.

Hector G. 

A 42-year old male has experienced a painful fall while skiing; he is complaining of extreme pain in his right elbow, which is also swollen.  Hector is unable to bend his right arm.  The diagnosis of elbow dislocation is made by the Emergency Care Physician.

Helen K. holding out her left hand and wrist to be examined.

Helen K.

A 55-year old female patient with diabetes complains about ongoing pain, tingling, and numbness in her left hand.  After a nerve conduction study was performed, her physician diagnosed her with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Joan S., who looks like she is in pain, is getting her right wrist looked at.

Joan S. 

An 82-year old female recently fell and is now complaining of pain when flexing her right wrist.  She also experiences swelling and tenderness.  After being examined by her physician and having undergone an x-ray, she was diagnosed with a Colles’ fracture.

In your discussion,

  • Assess the common causes of your selected pathology.
  • Research a video in the Ashford University Library via the Films On Demand database or another multimedia source of your choice which includes closed captioning and educates your peers about the pathology you selected above.
  • Include a description on how to access the video, or include the direct link to your video within your discussion forum posting.
  • Analyze how the change in structure can impact your selected person’s function on a daily basis. How might the patient in the case study compensate in order to accomplish normal activities?

Reference your textbook, and include at least one additional scholarly or credible source to support your research and findings (see the Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table for assistance). All sources must be referenced and cited according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (see Introduction to APA (Links to an external site.) for assistance). Your initial post must be at least 250 words.

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HW330: Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology

HW330 Week 2 – Assignment

Week 2 – Assignment

The Four Systems

[WLOs: 1, 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review the following from your course text:

  • Chapter 2: Skeletal System
  • Chapter 3: Articular System
  • Chapter 5: Muscular System
  • Chapter 6: Nervous System

For this assignment, you will explore the structure, features, and functions of the skeletal, articular, muscular, and nervous systems. Your paper must include an introduction, body, and a conclusion, and it must address the following elements:

Skeletal System:

  • Describe the five different types of bones.
  • Select two examples for each type of bone.
  • Discuss the general location of the chosen bones (e.g., head, thorax, trunk, etc.).

Articular System:

  • Examine the joint structures associated with the synovial joints.
  • Identify three joint structures of your choice and explain their importance and function.

Muscular System:

  • Summarize the three types of muscle contractions.
  • Explain the differences between concentric and eccentric contractions.
  • Discuss two movements for each contraction.

Nervous System:

  • Discuss the main functions and components of the central nervous system (CNS).
  • Discuss the main functions and components of the peripheral nervous system (PNS).

Pathology Affecting All Four Systems:

  • Select one pathology or condition of your choice.
  • Explain how each of the four systems is affected.
    • Note: The pathology or condition can cause the dysfunction or the dysfunction can cause a pathology or condition.
    • Example A: A broken femur (skeletal system) will also impact our muscular and articular systems during the recovery process, while intense pain and other emotional effects are common (nervous system).
    • Example B: When a person’s pancreas does not produce sufficient insulin (i.e., type 1 diabetes), that person is at a higher risk for bone and joint disorders, muscle weakness, and nerve damage.

Your The Four Systems assignment,

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HW330: Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology

HW330 Week 1 – Discussion

Week 1 – Discussion Forum

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.