Functional Mechanics of the Lumbopelvic Region and Lower Extremity

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

This two-day intermediate course provides you with the information and skills necessary to analyze the functional anatomy and mechanics of the lumbar spine and lower kinetic chain. Evidence-based research and up-to-date clinically-relevant techniques are presented.

Extensive laboratory sessions focus on differential diagnosis to rule out lumbar stenosis, lumbar facet dysfunction, lumbar strain, lumbar disc herniation, hip bursitis, gluteal tendinitis, piriformis syndrome, ITB Friction Syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome, patellar tendinitis, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis as well as posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction. The manual therapy skills practiced will assist with promoting normal function while decreasing the potential risk of further injury. Differential diagnosis laboratory sessions, along with key examination techniques to analyze gait and functional mobility, will provide the essential skills needed to identify altered movement patterns within the ankle, knee, hip and lumbar spine. This approach demonstrates the importance of understanding of how synergistic movement is necessary within the lumbar spine and lower extremities to maintain functional, healthy movement patterns and to avoid compensatory motions that can contribute to long term injury.

The key to this course is a systematic approach to examination of lumbar spine and lower extremity dysfunction. You will be presented with the tools necessary to approach dysfunction not only as an independent joint or musculoskeletal issue, but also as a possible contributor of a problem within the larger scope of the lumbar spine and lower kinetic chain. At the conclusion of the course, clinicians will understand how to perform a movement examination and apply critical thinking utilizing objective measurement tools to rule out specific dysfunction coming from the lumbar spine, hip and/or lower extremity regions. Critical results analysis will enable the clinician to develop progressive rehab programs to include manual therapy and specific exercise programs to promote optimal function. You will be able to maximize your therapy sessions by identifying the true mechanisms of injury and developing a comprehensive program that encompasses the synergistic movement patterns of the lumbar spine and lower kinetic chain to promote optimal function.

 

Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Identify anatomical structures and normal biomechanical motion of the hip, lumbar spine and lower quarter.
  • Apply etiological and physiological concepts as they pertain to the hip, lower quarter and lumbar spine function, while recognizing signs and symptoms associated with various conditions.
  • Implement a systematic approach to gait assessment and describe common impairments throughout the lower kinetic chain that can lead to movement dysfunction.
  • Develop and integrate an accurate treatment classification category into a comprehensive program for treatment of lumbopelvic disorders.
  • Perform a differential diagnosis examination to rule out: lumbar stenosis, lumbar facet dysfunction, lumbar strain, lumbar disc herniation, hip bursitis, gluteal tendinitis, piriformis syndrome, ITB Friction Syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome, patellar tendinitis, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction.
  • Plan and implement an evidence-based assessment for the lumbopelvic region and correlating structures based on a biomechanical assessment of the lower extremity and trunk.
  • Justify and perform specific mobilizations to the lumbar spine and lower quarter.
  • Develop a systematic approach that incorporates clinical reasoning skills and evidence-based research when analyzing the results from a movement analysis examination as it pertains to lower extremity and lumbar dysfunction.
  • Develop progressive exercise programs to decrease pain and promote biomechanically optimal motion within the lumbar spine and lower quarter.
  • Instructor name

    Lukas Tvedt, PT, DPT, OCS

    I will teach you to understand the faulty mechanics of the patient’s system and how it will affect both function and ultimately the treatment approach.

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    OT PT Continuing Education Courses, Dates & Locations


    June 10, 2017 - June 11, 2017

    15 hours of CME credit

    UHS-Summerlin Hospital

    Las Vegas, NV

    Tuition $ 450.00

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    June 24, 2017 - June 25, 2017

    15 hours of CME credit

    San Ramon Regional Medical Center

    San Ramon, CA

    Tuition $ 450.00

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    August 26, 2017 - August 27, 2017

    15 hours of CME credit

    Rose Medical Center

    Denver, CO

    Tuition $ 450.00

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    September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017

    15 hours of CME credit

    Northwest Hospital and Medical Center

    Seattle, WA

    Tuition $ 450.00

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    October 28, 2017 - October 29, 2017

    15 hours of CME credit

    Saint Peter's University Hospital

    New Brunswick, NJ

    Tuition $ 450.00

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    November 11, 2017 - November 12, 2017

    15 hours of CME credit

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Houston, TX

    Tuition $ 350.00

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    November 18, 2017 - November 19, 2017

    15 hours of CME credit

    Aurora Rehabilitation Center

    Kenosha, WI

    Tuition $ 450.00

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    State Continuing Education Course Approvals

    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

    Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU. North American Seminars is and AOTA provider, provider #4487

    North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider #P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.