Instructor: Tanya Bell-Jenje
Highlights of Course
In Person Practical Course
The Lower Quarter is an integrated physiological system both anatomically & biomechanically. For this reason, assessment & management of lower quarter pain & dysfunction should respect various co‐relationships for best outcomes.
This Biomechanical & Kinematic course introduces the clinician to concepts necessary to evaluating the movement system as a whole as part of a management system aimed to find the primary source of presenting pathologies.
The information provided in this course is up to date (2020) with all current research considered of merit included. Many of the testing procedures are validated.
Participants are taught to clinically reason research articles, testing procedures, and hypothesise potentially implicated structures to reason best management for each individual.
On this 2‐day course you will learn how to:
- Find the SOURCE of the presenting pathology
- Address recurring injuries & persistent pain & return the patient to pre‐injury level
- Correct faulty biomechanics in kids
- Improve sports performance – both for elite and social
Who should attend:
This course is suited for the therapist involved in the treatment of patients with acute, unresolved or persistent pain or dysfunction of Lower quarter origin.
Skills taught on this course can be applied equally to the sporty (recreational & elite) as well as the inactive patient, from young children to the elderly.
- Functional Biomechanics & Clinical Anatomy of the lumbar, pelvis, hip & lower limbs are taught, with an immediate Clinical application.
- Learn to identify abnormal movement patterns, muscle imbalances & local ‘core’ inhibition and interpret their clinical relevance.
- Understand lumbo‐pelvic & femero‐pelvic control, timing & recruitment.
- Identify risk factors for persistent injuries of the Lower Quarter.
- Assess the Lower Quarter in detail with an innovative, quick but comprehensive assessment protocol.
- Clinical Reasoning. Acquire skills for predictive reasoning. Learn to prioritize management.
- Learn to develop individual‐specific treatment & rehabilitation strategies that are evidence‐based.
- Accelerate treatment results with effective myofascial release techniques targeting the source of the dysfunction.
- Learn to progress rehabilitation beyond the clinical setting to restore the patient to their ‘pre‐injury’ condition
A revision of the anatomy of the lumbar spine & pelvic girdle is strongly recommended prior to attending this course.