3 Day Live Course

Description

This three-day course explores the interrelationship of anatomy, biomechanics and neurophysiology for the neuromusculoskeletal system. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation for neuromotor dysfunction by the identification of faulty movement patterns in the upper and lower quarters of the body. The role of adverse neural tension as a perpetuator of chronic neuromuscular dysfunction is also included. The course emphasizes the use of specific home exercises to compliment manual therapy for acute and chronic musculoskeletal dysfunction. Joint mobilization, manual stretching, self-stretching exercises and neuromotor retraining exercises are demonstrated and then practiced by the participants.

Objectives

  1. To understand the role of adverse neural tension as a contributor to neuromuscular imbalance especially in chronic pain patients.
  2. To understand the functional and anatomical connections of the upper and lower quarter musculature to the proximal trunk and pelvis.
  3. To introduce the concept of neuromuscular imbalance as a contributor to chronic musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain.
  4. To be able to identify local versus centrally mediated causes of neuromuscular imbalance.
  5. To be able to interpret and plan a treatment strategy to correct faulty movement patterns in the upper and lower quarter.
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Course Schedule

Day One

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

8:00 – 8:15

Introduction, objectives and goals

8:15 – 10:00

Neuromotor Regulation
Concepts and principles regarding muscle imbalances
Sensory motor examination and retraining

10:00 – 10:15

Break

10:15 – 12:00

Evaluation and treatment of the lower quarter
Identification of faulty movement patterns
Practice session

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch

1:00 – 3:00

Assessment of muscle length and treatment by manual stretching
Manual therapy techniques
Self-stretching home exercises

3:00 – 3:15

Break

3:15 – 5:00

Assessment of muscle length and treatment by manual stretching (cont)

Course Schedule

Day Two

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

8:00 – 8:30

Review of day 1, questions

8:30 – 10:00

Assessment and treatment of neural tension influences in the lower quarter
Manual therapy techniques
Self-stretching home exercises

10:00 – 10:15

Break

10:15 – 12:00

Retraining of the lower quarter

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch

1:00 – 3:00

Interpretation and treatment approaches for faulty movement patterns in the lower quarter

3:00 – 3:15

Break

3:15 – 5:00

Evaluation and treatment of the upper quarter
Identification of faulty movement patterns
Practice session

Course Schedule

Day Three

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

8:00 – 8:30

Review of day 2, questions

8:30 – 10:00

Assessment of muscle length and treatment by manual stretching
Manual therapy techniques
Self-stretching home exercises

10:00 – 10:15

Break

10:15 – 12:00

Manual therapy treatment of the upper quarter (con’t)

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch

1:00 – 2:00

Assessment and treatment of neural tension influences in the upper quarter

2:00 – 3:00

Retraining of the upper quarter

3:00 – 3:15

Break

3:15 – 4:30

Interpretation and treatment approaches for faulty movement patterns in the upper quarter

4:30 – 5:00

Dosage, sequencing of home exercises, progression, final questions

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