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Using the Deep Tendon Reflex Examination and Evaluation Study Guide
This module will walk the student or clinician through the fundamentals of performing an effective deep tendon reflex examination and evaluation. This module is divided into sections for ease of use and will follow a sequence that reflects how reflexes are examined in clinical practice. The guide was not designed to replace a comprehensive neurological evaluation or rehabilitation course or textbook. Additionally, this module is designed to be completed in tandem with a hands-on laboratory. The learner should complete the linked laboratory performance tool as they complete the module (click the "PDF icon" to access the attachment). The individual sections of the module are described below.

Section Description
Introduction Introduces the topic to be covered
Review Provides the learner with a review of foundational knowledge (foundational knowledge will not be tested and is not required to successfully complete this module)
Tests to be performed Describes, in simple terms, which test(s) or measure(s) will be performed
Expected findings Describes the expected/normal findings for a given test or measure
Equipment Describes the required equipment for a given test or measure
Testing procedures Specifically describes testing procedures
Special instructions Provides additional instructions and information if needed
Clinical notes and interpretation Provides clinical considerations and interpretations beyond normal or abnormal interpretation of findings

Please try the beta release of the DTR Study Guide. If this module is used by your course instructor, please let them know an updated version is available.

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Section: Overview
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