Courses


Functional Biomechanics of the Lower Quarter
Implications for the Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders

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

Dates

March 3-4, 2018 (Movement Performance Institute – Los Angeles, CA)
September 29-10, 2018 (Movement Performance Institute – Los Angeles, CA)

Cost

$475

Overview

Altered lower quarter mechanics can frequently contribute to various musculoskeletal conditions. Understanding how abnormal limb function can contribute to the mechanisms of specific joint dysfunction is essential for the evaluation and treatment of common orthopaedic disorders. This evidence-based course will review the anatomy and mechanics of the lower kinetic chain, particularly in relation to specific pathologies of the ankle, knee and hip. Emphasis will be placed on current research findings in the areas of gait analysis, lower limb function, and joint biomechanics. Implications for the evaluation and treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions will be addressed.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the normal anatomy and biomechanics of the foot/ankle, knee and hip.
  2. Describe the normal interactions of the hip, knee, ankle and foot during functional movements.
  3. Describe common lower movement impairments during functional movements.
  4. Describe the current research literature related to the mechanisms of lower extremity injury.
  5. Plan appropriate treatment interventions based on a biomechanical assessment of the lower extremity.
Schedule

Day 1
8:00-9:00        Introduction & Overview
9:00-10:00      Movement analysis in the musculoskeletal setting
10:00-10:15    Break
10:15-12:00    Pathomechanics of the lower quarter
12:00-1:00      Lunch
1:00-2:00        Functional evaluation of lower quarter pathomechanics
2:00-3:00        Movement impairments related overuse injuries of the foot & ankle
3:00-3:15        Break
3:15-5:00        Movement impairments related overuse injuries of the knee

Day 2
8:00-10:00      Movement impairments related to patellofemoral pain
10:00-10:15    Break
10:15-11:15    Movement impairments related to overuse injuries of the hip
11:15-12:00    Movement impairments related to low back pain
12:00-1:00      Lunch
1:00-3:00        Intervention strategies for lower extremity movement impairments
3:00-3:15        Break
3:15-5:00        Therapeutic exercise and progression: A proximal approach

 

 

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 Registration form 2018 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.