Advanced Dynamic Anatomy: Bridging the Gap between Anatomy & Treatment

Course Description

This class will give the clinician the ability to find the cause of muscle weakness and the patient’s pain based on functional anatomy principles.  This will enable the clinician to direct their patients to a quicker, more successful recovery.   Attendees will learn how to palpate all muscles that are responsible for dysfunction along with learning the difference between muscle function and action so they will be able to immediately recognize muscle dysfunction and identify the specific muscle at fault.  Come learn what to do with the muscular system we were never taught in school.  This course will definitely change the way you view finding the cause of common orthopedic problems and make treatment easier.  Attendees should have a basic knowledge of anatomy as this is an applied anatomy course.

As with all of our manual therapy courses, this seminar will follow a progression of principles and reinforce them throughout the 16 hours, is at least 75% hands-on lab, and will give the clinician hands-on skills they use immediately upon their return to the clinical setting.

Anatomy Schedule

Course Objectives

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Confidently palpate and correctly differentiate each of the muscles covered in class in the upper extremity, the trunk and the lower extremity
  • Correctly and independently state and locate the origin and insertion of each of the muscles covered in the class
  • Independently demonstrate and verbalize how 10 muscle dysfunctions relate to common symptom patterns found within the body.

Course Instructors

Michele Nippes

PT, DPT, CIMT


Michele received her undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Oakland University. Michele has participated in a variety of continuing education courses, achieving the specialty of Certified Integrated Manual Therapist. Michele’s approach to therapy includes a focus on manual treatment in conjunction with sport/ function specific strengthening. She enjoys working with a variety of patients to help them reach their highest potential, from the high-level athlete to the recreational enthusiast.

Michele Nippes
Greg Kopp

Greg Kopp

PT, MPT, OCS, CIMT


Greg graduated with his MPT from Oakland University in 1995. He has guest lectured at Oakland University on ACL/PCL surgeries and rehab, and served as a teaching assistant at Oakland for examination procedures and therapeutic exercise. Greg is currently appointed as a clinical instructor for Oakland University. His treatment approach is eclectic, utilizing Kaltenborn and Paris manual techniques, and muscle energy techniques learned at Great Lakes Seminars. He has used this approach since 1995 working in outpatient orthopedic settings with a very diverse patient population, including sports medicine. Greg’s treatment philosophy is to treat the driver of the patient’s condition/pathology, and to teach the patient to manage their own condition. He also has an extensive background in weight training and exercise.

Course Outline

Saturday


7:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am

Lecture: Introduction, palpation principles, and functional anatomy principles, differentiation between muscle action and function

10:15am

Lecture: Etiology of muscle strain/injury, functional synergies

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm

Lab: Palpation/functional anatomy of upper extremity

3:15pm

Lab: Speed palpation for upper extremity

4:00pm

Lab: Case studies for upper extremity

5:00pm

Review of Evidence-Based Literature for today’s topics

5:30pm

Adjourn

Sunday


7:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am

Review

8:30am

Lab: Palpation/functional anatomy of neck and trunk

11:00am

Lab: Palpation/functional anatomy of lower extremity

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm

Lab: Palpation/functional anatomy of lower extremity - con't

3:15pm

Lab: Speed palpations for neck, trunk and lower extremity

3:45pm

Lab: Case studies for neck, trunk and lower extremity

4:30pm

Review of Evidence-Based Literature for today’s topics

5:00pm

Adjourn

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