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1. Injury, Inflammation, and Repair: Tissue Mechanics, the Healing Process, and Their Impact on the Musculoskeletal System
2. Ligament Injuries: Pathophysiology, Healing, and Treatment Considerations
3. Tendon Pathology and Injuries: Pathophysiology, Healing and Treatment Considerations
4. Adaptability of Skeletal Muscle: Response to Increased and Decreased Use
5. Skeletal Muscle: Deformation, Injury and Repair, and Treatment Considerations
6. Bone Biology and Mechanics
7. Cartilage of Human Joints and Related Structures
8. Peripheral Nerve: Structure, Function, and Physiology
9. Articular Neurophysiology and Sensorimotor Control
10. Pain: Perception and Mechanisms
11. Physiological Basis of Physical Agents
12. Pharmacology and Its Impact on the Rehabilitation Process
13. Effects of Aging-Growth Changes and Lifespan Concerns (0-40)
14. Effects of Aging: Growth Changes and Lifespan Concerns Ages 40+
SECTION II. PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE
15. Rehabilitation Program Development: Clinical Decision Making, Prioritization, and Program Integration
16. Clinician’s Roles in Health Promotion, Wellness, and Physical Fitness
17. Physiological Principles of Conditioning for the Injured and Disabled
18. Principles of Neuromuscular Control for Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
19. Principles of Stabilization and Training
20. Integration of the Cardiovascular System in Assessment and Interventions in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
21. Physiological Principles of Resistance Training And Functional Integration For The Injured and Disabled
22. Psychology of the Injured Patient
23. Integration of Stresses and their Relationship To The Kinetic Chain
24. Arthrokinematics and Mobilization of Musculoskeletal Tissue: The Principles