Sat., Jun. 06 | The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic

Assessment and Exercise Interventions for the Low Back and Lower Extremity

Build practical skills employers want you to have that are essential for working both autonomously and within a multidisciplinary team. Gain valuable clinical skills to deliver and progress client programs from the initial stages of recovery through to return to work and sport.
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Time & Location

Jun. 06, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – Jun. 07, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic, 1075 Bay St Suite 603, Toronto, ON M5S 2B1, Canada

About the Event

Course Schedule:

Day 1 

9am – 10:30am  The Subjective Assessment

Identifying MSK patterns

Specificity and Sensitivity of Tests

Clinical Prediction Rules to predict specific lumbar pathology

Ruling out non-MSK patterns

Structure of the Subjective Assessment

Symptom Pattern Recognition

Group Practical – Case Studies:

Identifying key information in the Subjective Assessment to direct your assessment

 

10:30am - 10:45am  Morning   Break

 

10:45am – 12:15pm  The Objective Assessment – Group practical

Upper Motoneuron Screen

  o Babinski

  o Hoffman

  o Tandem Balance

Assessment of Spinal Curves, Movement and Restrictions

o Active range of motion

o Modified Schober

Lower Motorneuron Testing – Manual Muscle Testing of Lumbar Myotomes &   Dermatomes

Clinical Decision Making   – Classifying the client

 

12:15pm - 1:15pm  Lunch   Break

 

1:15pm – 2:45pm  Exercise Interventions for Back Dominant Pain

o Positions for Pain Control

o Directional Preference Exercise

o Dissociation Exercises

o Mobility & Stabilization Exercise

o Condition-specific Exercise

o Exercise Modifications to Fitness Program

o Considerations for Return to Work or Sport

 

2:45pm - 3:00pm  Afternoon Break

 

3:00pm - 4:30pm  Exercise Interventions for Leg Dominant Pain

o Positions for Pain Control

o Directional Preference Exercise

o Dissociation Exercises

o Mobility & Stabilization Exercise

o Condition-specific Exercise

o Exercise Modifications to Fitness Program 

o Considerations for Return to Work or Sport

Day 2 

9am – 10:30am  Gait and Balance Testing

o Tandem Gait

o Trendelenberg Gait

o Hip vs. Knee Strategy

Practical – Gait Assessment (Assessment Form Provided)

 

10:30am - 10:45am Morning   Break

 

10:45am – 12:15pm  Practical Hands on Sessions for Assessment of the Hip and Knee

o Palpation & Joint Range End Feel

o Modified Thomas Test

o Craig’s Test

o Thessaly Test

o Pulses of the Leg and Foot

Neural Tension Tests

   o Straight Leg Raise

   o Femoral Nerve Tension Test

   o Slump Test

CPRs for measures that predict treatment outcomes for the SIJ and hip joint.

   o Cluster of Laslett

   o Osteoarthritis of the Hip

   o Menisus Injury

 

12:15pm - 1:15pm  Lunch Break

 

1:15pm – 2:45pm  Exercise Interventions for SIJ & Hip Pain

o Hip   Osteoarthritis & Total Hip Replacement

o Sacroiliac   Joint Pain Syndrome

o Piriformis   Syndrome

o Greater   Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

o Iliotibial   Band Pain Syndrome

 

2:45pm - 3:00pm  Afternoon break

 

3:00pm - 4:30pm  Exercise Interventions for Knee, Ankle & Foot Pain

o Meniscus Injury

o ACL tendinopathy & repair

o Total Knee Replacement

o Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

o Achilles tendinopathy

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