Lower Extremity 12 Hour Seminar Outline
Goals: Upon completion of the course, the provider will have the competencies and skills to:
- Perform the 8 functional tests for the lower extremity
- Accurately measure these tests
- Prioritize the tests to rank importance
- Perform tissue specific Manual Adhesion Release® and Instrument Adhesion Release® for each restricted test.
- Understand the fundamental concepts behind diagnosis and treatment of adhesion.
- Attendees at this presentation will learn how to accurately measure the normal range for knee flexion, knee extension, knee flexion with hip extension, straight leg raise, dorsiflexion, PK Test, lunge and lockout.
- Attendees will learn how to palpate each tissue for adhesion and know how to identify the proper grade quantity (0-3).
- Attendees will learn how to obtain proper tissue depth and direction of tension using MAR treatment procedures.
- Attendees will learn proper instrument grip, position and motion using IAR treatment procedures.
- Attendees will be able to articulate the negative effects of adhesion on human biomechanics and will be taught to effectively communicate these effects to peers and patients.
Day 1: 8:00am-12:00pm
- 8:00 (Diagnosis) Introduction and Overview Concepts
- 8:30 (Technique) Instruction and Practice: knee flexion, knee extension, knee flexion with hip extension, straight leg raise, dorsiflexion, PK Test, lunge and lockout tests
- 10:30 (Diagnosis) Lower Extremity Palpation: locating, grading and recording adhesion
- 11:00 (Technique) Practice Instrument Adhesion Release® (IAR) for Knee Capsule, Practice Manual Adhesion ReleaseTM (MAR) for Rectus Femoris
- 12:00 Lunch
Day 1: 1:00pm-5:00pm
- 1:00 (Technique) Practice Manual Adhesion ReleaseTM (MAR) for Hamstring, Flexor Hallucis Longus and Flexor Digitorum Longus
- 2:00 (Technique) Practice Manual Adhesion ReleaseTM (MAR) for Posterior Tibiotalar Ligament and Soleus
- 3:00 (Technique) Practice Manual Adhesion ReleaseTM (MAR) for Tibialis Posterior, Instrument Adhesion Release for Anterior Compartment
- 4:00 (Technique) Instrument Adhesion Release for Lateral Compartment
- 4:30 Review and Questions
- 5:00 End
Day 2: 8:00am-12:00pm
- 8:00 (Diagnosis) Day 1: Review, questions and implementation into practice
- 9:00 (Technique) Instrument Adhesion Release: Four Zones of plantar foot
- 10:00 (Technique) Hip lift exercise, posterior knee stability, heel raise exercise with clinical indication based on testing
- 11:00 (Diagnosis) Orthotic assessment and implementation, Achilles tendinosis assessment,
- 11:30 Closing Review, questions, comments, case management
- 12:00 End