Treatment of Common Extremity Dysfunction Through Mobilization

Come learn how to make an immediate impact with your patients, even if their symptoms have been present for an extended period of time. This course will help you identify joint mobility restrictions that can contribute to common extremity dysfunctions and diagnoses, from the shoulder to the foot, which are often overlooked. So, you’ll learn to find the true driver behind extremity dysfunction rather than just treating its symptoms. We focus on using joint mobilization to normalize the stress on the tissues around different joints to immediately decrease stress and secondary pain. These techniques will take your understanding of extremity mobilization far beyond what you learned in school, but with enough practice that you feel confident implementing them into your daily treatments.

 

As with all our manual therapy courses, this course is at least 75% hands-on lab, and will give you skills you can use immediately upon returning to the clinic!

Come learn how to make an immediate impact with your patients, even if their symptoms have been present for an extended period of time. This course will help you identify joint mobility restrictions that can contribute to common extremity dysfunctions and diagnoses, from the shoulder to the foot, which are often overlooked. So, you’ll learn to find the true driver behind extremity dysfunction rather than just treating its symptoms. We focus on using joint mobilization to normalize the stress on the tissues around different joints to immediately decrease stress and secondary pain. These techniques will take your understanding of extremity mobilization far beyond what you learned in school, but with enough practice that you feel confident implementing them into your daily treatments.

 

As with all our manual therapy courses, this course is at least 75% hands-on lab, and will give you skills you can use immediately upon returning to the clinic!

Sat 27 Apr 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

IL - Maywood

Loyola Center for Rehabilitation
1219 W Roosevelt Rd
Maywood IL 60153
United States

Jeff Garbacz

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 27 April 2024 - Sunday, 28 April 2024

08:00 AM - 05:30 PM (2 days)

Presented by
Jeff Garbacz
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 27 Apr 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

IL - Maywood

Loyola Center for Rehabilitation
1219 W Roosevelt Rd
Maywood IL 60153
United States

Jeff Garbacz

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 13 Jul 2024

2 days, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

OH - Toledo

Great Lakes Seminars
2768 Centennial Rd.
Toledo OH 43617
United States

Jeff Garbacz

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 13 July 2024 - Sunday, 14 July 2024

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (2 days)

Presented by
Jeff Garbacz
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 13 Jul 2024

2 days, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

OH - Toledo

Great Lakes Seminars
2768 Centennial Rd.
Toledo OH 43617
United States

Jeff Garbacz

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 13 Jul 2024

2 days, 09:00 AM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT

Live Hybrid

Jeff Garbacz

  • $600.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 13 July 2024 - Sunday, 14 July 2024

09:00 AM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT (2 days)

  • Live Hybrid
Presented by
Jeff Garbacz
  • $600.00 incl. Tax

Sat 13 Jul 2024

2 days, 09:00 AM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT

Live Hybrid

Jeff Garbacz

  • $600.00 incl. Tax

Sat 21 Sep 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

CA - San Francisco

Presidio Sport & Medicine
1162B Gorgas Ave
San Francisco CA 94123
United States

Jeff Garbacz

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 21 September 2024 - Sunday, 22 September 2024

08:00 AM - 05:30 PM (2 days)

Presented by
Jeff Garbacz
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 21 Sep 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

CA - San Francisco

Presidio Sport & Medicine
1162B Gorgas Ave
San Francisco CA 94123
United States

Jeff Garbacz

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

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

  • Accurately explain the rationale for performing joint mobilization and its specific physiological effects
  • Explain and correctly demonstrate grading, oscillation techniques and sustained-hold techniques of joint mobilizations
  • Accurately identify the joint surface anatomy of each joint discussed in this course
  • Accurately explain the application of the joint surface anatomy to the mechanics of each joint discussed in this course
  • Demonstrate proper extremity mobilization technique, hand placement, and body mechanics during lab scenarios

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

  • Accurately explain the rationale for performing joint mobilization and its specific physiological effects
  • Explain and correctly demonstrate grading, oscillation techniques and sustained-hold techniques of joint mobilizations
  • Accurately identify the joint surface anatomy of each joint discussed in this course
  • Accurately explain the application of the joint surface anatomy to the mechanics of each joint discussed in this course
  • Demonstrate proper extremity mobilization technique, hand placement, and body mechanics during lab scenarios

Saturday


7:30am
Doors open
8:00am
Lecture: Introduction, overview of anatomy, biomechanics, mobilizations
10:00am
Lecture: Discussion of hypertonicity vs adaptive shortening, tendinosis vs tendinitis, muscle weakness vs muscle inhibition
12:00pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm
Lab: The shoulder complex mobilizations
4:30pm
Review
5:30pm
Adjourn

Sunday


7:30am
Doors open
8:00am
Lab: Speed mobilizations
8:30am
Lab: The elbow complex mobilizations
10:00am
Lab: The wrist/hand complex mobilizations
11:15am
Lab: The hip complex mobilizations
12:00pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm
Lab: The knee complex mobilizations
3:00pm
Lab: The foot/ankle complex mobilizations
3:45pm
Case studies/speed mobilizations
4:15pm
Review
5:00pm
Adjourn

Course Instructors

Jeff Garbacz

PT, DPT, CIMT

Jeff began his education as a physical therapist at Albion College where he received a B.A. in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on Biomechanics. He went onto the University of Michigan to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Jeff has extensive clinical experience working with the orthopedic population. He utilizes manual therapy in combination with a functionally based exercise to allow his patients to return to their prior functional level. Jeff’s philosophy in treating patients involves finding the origin of the problem versus treating the symptoms, allowing problems to go away and stay away. Jeff has trained the primary instructors for the Knee and Shoulder courses and is the primary instructor for the Extremity Mobilization course for Great Lakes Seminars. Jeff is the Director of Operations for Advanced Physical Therapy in Southfield, MI.

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