This two-day intermediate level evidence-based course provides you with the information and skills necessary to analyze the functional anatomy and mechanics of the lumbar spine and lower kinetic chain. Providing essential tools for value-based care to improve functional outcomes while optimizing reimbursable time. Extensive laboratory sessions focus on connecting observation of movement impairments with differential diagnosis to determine underlying etiologies presenting in conjunction with lumbar dysfunction, hip pain/stiffness, and lower extremity pathologies. Use of patient cases, participant interaction, and video analysis of movement strategies is presented to determine evidence-based treatment strategies for various lumbopelvic and lower extremity diagnoses. Common patient presentations such as lumbar stenosis, lumbar facet dysfunction, lumbar strain, hip bursitis, gluteal tendinitis, piriformis syndrome, ITB Friction Syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome, patellar tendinitis, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction to name a few, are discussed in relation to movement system inefficiencies. Laboratory sessions, along with key examination techniques to analyze gait, objective findings, and functional mobility, will provide the essential skills needed to identify altered movement patterns within the ankle, knee, hip, and lumbar spine and their possible etiology. This approach demonstrates the importance of an 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 disabilities and decreased performance during any activity. 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 therapeutic activities, manual therapy-functional motion, and specific exercise programs and 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.
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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.
All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.
15 hours of CME credit
15 hours of CME credit
Course Approval: Approved for re-licensure in this state for PT, PTA, OT and AT Pennsylvania Board Approved for 9 General Hrs, 6 Direct Access Hrs New Jersey Board Approved Number 1709-196