Treatment of Common Extremity Dysfunction through Mobilization
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.
There are few courses available where you will learn how to treat so many common extremity dysfunctions with so much success. The focus of this course is using joint mobilization to normalize the stress on the tissues around a joint, immediately decreasing the stress on the tissues and secondary pain that this creates. This will take your understanding of extremity mobilization far beyond what you learned in school.
As with all of our manual therapy courses, this course is at least 75% hands-on lab, and will give the clinician skills they can use immediately upon their return to the clinical setting.
What people are saying!
- Find the driver behind extremity dysfunction rather than just treating the symptoms.
- Link a clavicular jump sign to treatment for a rotator cuff tendonopathy.
- Learn how you can make an immediate change in someone’s presentation by using a test-treat-retest philosophy.
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
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.
Lecture: Introduction, overview of anatomy, biomechanics, mobilizations
Lecture: Discussion of hypertonicity vs adaptive shortening, tendinosis vs tendinitis, muscle weakness vs muscle inhibition
Lunch (on your own)
Lab: The shoulder complex mobilizations
Lab: Speed mobilizations
Lab: The elbow complex mobilizations
Lab: The wrist/hand complex mobilizations
Lab: The hip complex mobilizations
Lunch (on your own)
Lab: The knee complex mobilizations
Lab: The foot/ankle complex mobilizations
Case studies/speed mobilizations
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