Advanced Dynamic Anatomy: Bridging the Gap between Anatomy & Treatment

Course Description

Most PT school programs only teach the actions of muscles. This course teaches each muscle’s function, and how to use anatomy to diagnose your patients better when a problem is due to a muscle dysfunction. You'll also learn how to fix the muscle dysfunctions of hypertonicity and hypotonicity so dysfunctions don’t return, as well as evidence-based treatment for tendinosis and concepts needed for functional retraining of muscles. All these techniques will enable you to direct your patients to a quicker, more successful recovery.

As with all our manual therapy courses, this course is at least 75% hands-on lab, and will give the participant skills they can use immediately upon their return to the clinical setting. Participants should have a basic knowledge of anatomy as this is an applied anatomy course.

What people are saying!

Top Takeaways

  • Weakness is often due to muscle inhibition. When muscle inhibition is treated correctly, patients regain strength quickly.
  • Pain and tenderness are never normal. This course teaches the neurological/anatomical basis for pain and tenderness.

What makes this course great?

This course teaches you how to diagnose your patients faster and gives you a multitude of treatment ideas for you patients. You will learn how to find the driver of a patient’s problem faster and fix muscle dysfunctions so the hypertonicity/weakness/inhibition does not return. You will also learn simple techniques to palpate every muscle.

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, trunk and lower extremity
  • Independently demonstrate how 10 muscle dysfunctions relate to common symptom patterns found within the body
  • Correctly and independently state and locate the origin and insertion of each of the muscles covered in the class
  • Describe at least 5 functional synergist patterns
  • Independently state at least 3 possible drivers of a dysfunction based on clinical presentations

Course Instructors

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.

Greg Kopp

Course Outline

Saturday


7:30am

Breakfast

8:00am

Lecture: Introduction, palpation principles, 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

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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