Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques for the Extremities

Course Description

Feeling like you want to add more, and unique, skills to your tool belt for treating your extremity patients? This course teaches techniques that are for the everyday and difficult extremity patients who don't respond well to normal treatments. Through it, you'll learn really cool joint mobilizations and myofascial release techniques, along with retraining exercises that will help your patients maintain the improvements that you gain in the clinic. These are the “clinical pearls” that Patrick has learned over the years and have helped him get patients better when nothing else worked.

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.

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Course Objectives

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

  • Correctly and independently state the anatomy and physiology behind a joint cavitation
  • Correctly and independently identify and palpate 5 specific joint dysfunctions
  • Correctly and independently identify and palpate 5 specific myofascial dysfunctions
  • Correctly and independently perform 5 upper quarter mobilization/MFR techniques
  • Correctly and independently perform 5 lower quarter mobilization/MFR techniques

Course Instructors

Ashwin Datt

PT, DPT, CIMT, FAFS, FMR, FGS


Ashwin graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in human movement studies in 2003. He continued to the University of the Pacific to finish his doctoral degree in physical therapy in 2007. Ashwin's primary focus is outpatient orthopedic and rehabilitative physical therapy, specializing in the treatment of a wide variety of injuries, surgeries and pathologies. He emphasizes a whole-body approach when treating patients. Ashwin started his Great Lake Seminars journey in 2008 and achieved his certification in Integrated Manual Therapy (CIMT) in 2010. Since then, he has assisted many courses for GLS and is excited for his role as a lead instructor. When he is not in the clinic, Ashwin enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, surfing, snowboarding, golfing, gardening and being outside.

Ashwin Datt

Course Outline

Saturday


7:30am

Doors Open

8:00am

Lecture: Introduction, Overview of Mobilizations and MFR

8:30am

Lecture: Key Concepts – Upper Extremity

10:35am

Lecture: Key Concepts – Lower Extremity

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm

Lab – Shoulder Girdle Complex

2:45pm

Lab – Elbow, Wrist

4:30pm

Review Questions, Self-Assessment, Case Studies

5:30pm

Adjourn

Sunday


7:30am

Doors Open

8:00am

Review Questions

8:30am

Lab - Hip

10:45am

Lab - Knee

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm

Lab – Foot/Ankle

3:15pm

Review/Critique of Skill in Techniques in Each Area

5:00pm

Adjourn

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