Finding Dysfunction: A Master Clinician’s Approach to Finding the Cause of Patients' Pain

This course will provide you with a unique yet systematic framework to finding the true cause of patients’ pain. You’ll learn to assess the body in a “global” way, looking beyond the local pain area to find dysfunctions elsewhere that could be causing the problem. The major focus points of this approach are the joint, muscle, fascial, and compensatory barriers a patient has (what we call the JMFC Framework) as well as the hypo-hyper compensation model, both in theory and on actual patient case studies. We know patients tend seek out therapists who have a great reputation for making a difference, and these simple frameworks will help you develop that reputation and help you get patients’ lives back. This course will cover how to identify key dysfunctions in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, and foot, as well as look at spinal referred pain.

This course will provide you with a unique yet systematic framework to finding the true cause of patients’ pain. You’ll learn to assess the body in a “global” way, looking beyond the local pain area to find dysfunctions elsewhere that could be causing the problem. The major focus points of this approach are the joint, muscle, fascial, and compensatory barriers a patient has (what we call the JMFC Framework) as well as the hypo-hyper compensation model, both in theory and on actual patient case studies. We know patients tend seek out therapists who have a great reputation for making a difference, and these simple frameworks will help you develop that reputation and help you get patients’ lives back. This course will cover how to identify key dysfunctions in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, and foot, as well as look at spinal referred pain.

Sat 4 May 2024

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

VA - Virginia Beach

Best Life Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
2404 Potters Rd, Suite #400
Virginia Beach VA 23454
United States

Kelly Poppaw

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 4 May 2024 - Sunday, 5 May 2024

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

Presented by
Kelly Poppaw
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 4 May 2024

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

VA - Virginia Beach

Best Life Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
2404 Potters Rd, Suite #400
Virginia Beach VA 23454
United States

Kelly Poppaw

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 10 Aug 2024

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

OH - Toledo

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

Kelly Poppaw

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 10 August 2024 - Sunday, 11 August 2024

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

Presented by
Kelly Poppaw
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 10 Aug 2024

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

OH - Toledo

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

Kelly Poppaw

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 10 Aug 2024

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

Live Hybrid

Kelly Poppaw

  • $600.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 10 August 2024 - Sunday, 11 August 2024

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

  • Live Hybrid
Presented by
Kelly Poppaw
  • $600.00 incl. Tax

Sat 10 Aug 2024

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

Live Hybrid

Kelly Poppaw

  • $600.00 incl. Tax

Sat 2 Nov 2024

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

NJ - Somerset

Saint Peter's Health and Wellness Center
562 Easton Ave, #3
Somerset NJ 08873
United States

Kelly Poppaw

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 2 November 2024 - Sunday, 3 November 2024

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

Presented by
Kelly Poppaw
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 2 Nov 2024

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

NJ - Somerset

Saint Peter's Health and Wellness Center
562 Easton Ave, #3
Somerset NJ 08873
United States

Kelly Poppaw

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

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

  • Synthesize data from a clinical exam to develop a master-level approach to finding the root cause of upper and lower extremity pain
  • Identify 4 pathological barriers to motion which can contribute to peripheral joint pain
  • Apply the Joint-Muscle-Fascia-Compensation Framework to justify single and multiple dysfunctions that can contribute to peripheral joint pain
  • Devise 1-2 pain pathways for upper and lower extremity joints in all 3 planes of motion
  • Apply the Hypo-Hyper Compensation Model, and as outlined in the manual, and identify 4 ways in which this model contributes to the origin of peripheral joint pain
  • Accurately describe the significance of applying the Test-Treat-Retest concept and justify the use of 1-2 manual therapy techniques for each pathological barrier to motion
  • Explain 2 mechanisms by which mechanical pain is perceived in the brain
  • Interpret 3 key pieces of the patient’s subjective history that give the clinician information by which to find dysfunction effectively and efficiently

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

  • Synthesize data from a clinical exam to develop a master-level approach to finding the root cause of upper and lower extremity pain
  • Identify 4 pathological barriers to motion which can contribute to peripheral joint pain
  • Apply the Joint-Muscle-Fascia-Compensation Framework to justify single and multiple dysfunctions that can contribute to peripheral joint pain
  • Devise 1-2 pain pathways for upper and lower extremity joints in all 3 planes of motion
  • Apply the Hypo-Hyper Compensation Model, and as outlined in the manual, and identify 4 ways in which this model contributes to the origin of peripheral joint pain
  • Accurately describe the significance of applying the Test-Treat-Retest concept and justify the use of 1-2 manual therapy techniques for each pathological barrier to motion
  • Explain 2 mechanisms by which mechanical pain is perceived in the brain
  • Interpret 3 key pieces of the patient’s subjective history that give the clinician information by which to find dysfunction effectively and efficiently

Saturday


7:30am
Doors Open
8:00am
Lecture: Introduction, Overview of the Keys to Finding Dysfunction
9:30am
Lecture: Key Concepts – Discussion on Mechanical Pain
11:00am
Lecture and Lab: Key Concepts with Finding Joint Dysfunctions
12:00pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm
Lecture and Lab: Key Concepts with Finding Muscle Dysfunctions
4:00pm
Review of Evidence-Based Literature for Today’s Topic’s
4:30pm
Review Questions and Self-Assessment
5:30pm
Adjourn

Sunday


7:30am
Doors Open
8:00am
Lecture: Review Questions
9:00am
Lecture and Lab: Key Concepts with Finding Fascial Dysfunctions
10:45am
Lecture and Lab: Key Concepts with Finding Compensation Dysfunctions
12:00pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm
Lecture: Applying the Join-Muscle-Fascia-Compensation (JMFC) Framework (identifying key dysfunctions in hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow, and wrist regions)
3:15pm
Lecture: Case Studies and Speed Thinking using Pain Algorithms
4:45pm
Questions, Post-Test, Course Evaluation
5:00pm
Adjourn

Course Instructors

Kelly Poppaw

PT, DPT, CIMT

Kelly holds a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University. Kelly received her Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University where she was a NCAA Division One athlete and Captain of the Women’s Soccer Team. As a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist, Kelly is credentialed through Great Lakes Seminars to assess mechanical dysfunction from a holistic perspective, and she is very comprehensive in her treatment approach. She uses a wide variety of manual therapy techniques, functional exercise, and patient education to provide people with an exceptionally high quality of care. She treats orthopedically across the entire age spectrum from birth to adult to geriatrics. Kelly created this course after working under Patrick Hoban for a number of years. She has a passion to teach clinicians how to think systematically; find the root of the patient’s problem on day-one, and eliminate the potential for misdiagnosis. Kelly is a Physical Therapist and Clinic Director at Probility Physical Therapy, a Trained Steward of the leadership methodology Intentional Energetic Presence (IEP) and uses her experience in these areas to create and sustain thriving businesses and cultures.

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