Courses


Advanced Functional Biomechanics of the Lower Quarter:
Integration of Technology into Practice
(6 Month Certificate Series)

Christopher M. Powers, PT, PhD, FACSM, FAPTA

Dates

June 10-11, 2017 (Movement Performance Institute – Los Angeles, CA)
July 15-16, 2017 (Movement Performance Institute – Los Angeles, CA)
August 19-20, 2017 (Movement Performance Institute – Los Angeles, CA)
September 23-24, 2017 (Movement Performance Institute – Los Angeles, CA)
October 21-22, 2017 (Movement Performance Institute – Los Angeles, CA)
November 18-19, 2017 (Movement Performance Institute – Los Angeles, CA)

Laptop computer required
Cost

$2,700

Overview

Movement impairments underlie many of the musculoskeletal conditions encountered in orthopaedic practice. Understanding the relationships between faulty biomechanics and lower extremity injury is fundamental to the clinical decision making process. More specifically, a thorough evaluation of movement dysfunction is necessary for the development of successful treatment strategies. This evidence-based course series will extend the knowledge base of the introductory courses by focusing on the diagnosis of movement-related impairments. Emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of walking, running, cycling and other common sport movements using affordable, user friendly technologies. Current theories related to the pathomechanics of lower extremity injuries will be reviewed. In addition, participants will be provided with practical information and “clinical pearls” to assist in the development of patient-specific interventions aimed at correcting dysfunctional movement patterns.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course the participant will be able to:

  1. Perform a comprehensive evaluation to identify movement dysfunction
  2. Learn to use objective assessments of motion, forces/pressures, muscle activation patterns (EMG) and muscle performance to make informed treatment decisions.
  3. Develop advanced observational movement analysis skills
  4. Perform a sophisticated gait and running evaluation using video methods.
  5. Set up a “mini-gait lab” in your clinic.
  6. Understand and integrate into practice current research related to clinical biomechanics
  7. Develop sound intervention programs that address the root cause of movement related impairments.
  8. Understand the basic tenets of treating movement dysfunction (i.e. maximize muscle performance enhancement, movement re-education, etc.)
Schedule

June: Clinical Application of Biomechanical Principles and Technology for the Evaluation of Lower Extremity Pathomechanics
July: Clinical Application of Technology in the Evaluation and Treatment of Gait-Related Pain and Dysfunction
Aug: Clinical Applications of Technology in the Evaluation and Treatment of Running-Related Pain and Injury
Sept: Clinical Applications of Technology for the Evaluation of Sport-Specific Movements
Oct: Clinical Applications of Technology in the Evaluation and Treatment of Cycling-Related Pain and Injury
Nov: Treatment of Lower Quarter Movement Impairments: Advanced Concepts for the Advanced Clinician

Additional information
  • All courses approved for CEU’s through the California Physical Therapy Association
  • Courses are limited to 34 participants on a first come, first served basis
  • There are many hotels on Century Blvd at LAX that are within walking distance of MPI (Concourse, Sheraton, Marriott Courtyard, Hilton). In addition, most hotels have a free shuttle to and from the hotel and all airline terminals so there is no need to rent a car.
  • Courses fees include handouts, continental breakfast, coffee, light snacks. Lunch is not included. There are many lunch options available within walking distance
Course registration

Complete the 2017 Registration Form and send with payment to the address listed (checks only made payable to MPI)

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancellation is received >21 days before the course date.
Full refund less 25% if cancellation is received 8-21 days before the course date.
Full refund less 50% if cancellation is received within 7 days of the course date.