Functional Mechanics of the Lumbopelvic Region and Lower Extremity

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

This two-day intermediate level evidence-based course provides you with the information and skills necessary to analyze the functional anatomy and mechanics of the lumbar spine and lower kinetic chain. Providing essential tools for value-based care to improve functional outcomes while optimizing reimbursable time. Extensive laboratory sessions focus on connecting observation of movement impairments with differential diagnosis to determine underlying etiologies presenting in conjunction with lumbar dysfunction, hip pain/stiffness, and lower extremity pathologies. Use of patient cases, participant interaction, and video analysis of movement strategies is presented to determine evidence-based treatment strategies for various lumbopelvic and lower extremity diagnoses. Common patient presentations such as lumbar stenosis, lumbar facet dysfunction, lumbar strain, hip bursitis, gluteal tendinitis, piriformis syndrome, ITB Friction Syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome, patellar tendinitis, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction to name a few, are discussed in relation to movement system inefficiencies. Laboratory sessions, along with key examination techniques to analyze gait, objective findings, and functional mobility, will provide the essential skills needed to identify altered movement patterns within the ankle, knee, hip, and lumbar spine and their possible etiology. This approach demonstrates the importance of an understanding of how synergistic movement is necessary within the lumbar spine and lower extremities to maintain functional, healthy movement patterns and to avoid compensatory motions that can contribute to long-term disabilities and decreased performance during any activity. At the conclusion of the course, clinicians will understand how to perform a movement examination and apply critical thinking utilizing objective measurement tools to rule out specific dysfunction coming from the lumbar spine, hip and/or lower extremity regions. Critical results analysis will enable the clinician to develop progressive rehab programs to include therapeutic activities, manual therapy-functional motion, and specific exercise programs and to promote optimal function. You will be able to maximize your therapy sessions by identifying the true mechanisms of injury and developing a comprehensive program that encompasses the synergistic movement patterns of the lumbar spine and lower kinetic chain to promote optimal function.

 

Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Identify anatomical structures and normal biomechanical-functional movement of the hip, lumbar spine and lower quarter.
  • Apply etiological and physiological concepts as they pertain to the hip, lower quarter and lumbar spine function, while recognizing signs and symptoms associated with various conditions.
  • Implement a systematic approach to gait assessment and describe common impairments throughout the lower kinetic chain that can lead to movement dysfunction.
  • Develop and integrate an accurate treatment classification category into a comprehensive program for treatment of lumbopelvic disorders.
  • Perform a differential diagnosis examination to rule out: lumbar stenosis, lumbar facet dysfunction, lumbar strain, lumbar disc herniation, hip bursitis, gluteal tendinitis, piriformis syndrome, ITB Friction Syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome, patellar tendinitis, achilles endonitis, plantar fasciitis, posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction.
  • Plan and implement an evidence-based assessment for the lumbopelvic region and correlating structures based on a biomechanical and functional assessment of the lower extremity and trunk.
  • Justify and perform specific mobilizations to the lumbar spine and lower quarter.
  • Incorporate specific therapeutic activities to supplement in-clinic interventions, joint mobilizations, and self-directed versions of hands-on treatment.
  • Develop programs that improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, while maintaining optimal documentation and billing practices to decrease re-admission and improve word-of mouth referrals from current patients.
  • Develop a systematic approach that incorporates clinical reasoning skills and evidence-based research when analyzing the results from a movement analysis examination as it pertains to lower extremity and lumbar dysfunction.
  • Develop progressive exercise and functional mobility programs to decrease pain and promote biomechanically optimal functional movement within the lumbar spine and lower quarter.
  • Instructor name

    Lukas Tvedt, PT, DPT, OCS

    I will teach you to understand the faulty mechanics of the patient’s system and how it will affect both function and ultimately the treatment approach.

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    PT OT Continuing Education Courses, Dates & Locations

    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.


    May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019

    15 hours of CME credit

    San Ramon Regional Medical Center

    San Ramon, CA

    Tuition $ 450.00

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    May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019

    15 hours of CME credit

    Princeton Orthopaedic Associates

    Ewing, NJ

    Tuition $ 450.00

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    June 8, 2019 - June 9, 2019

    15 hours of CME credit

    Huntington Hospital

    Pasadena, CA

    Tuition $ 425.00

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    September 21, 2019 - September 22, 2019

    15 hours of CME credit

    Northwest Hospital and Medical Center

    Seattle, WA

    Tuition $ 450.00

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    October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019

    15 hours of CME credit

    John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine

    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Tuition $ 450.00

    Call to Register 1-800-300-5512

       

     


    November 2, 2019 - November 3, 2019

    15 hours of CME credit

    Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

    Englewood, NJ

    Tuition $ 450.00

    Call to Register 1-800-300-5512

       

     

    State Continuing Education Course Approvals

    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

    North American Seminars, Inc. is an AOTA provider for continuing education. Provider number 4487. Please download the specific course brochure for the AOTA classification and allotted AOTA hours. The AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures.

    Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU.

    North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Call for evidence-based status. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

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