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Management of Lower Extremity Disorders


Contact Hours: Varies

Length: Varied Lengths and Formats

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This course is designed to enhance the participant’s knowledge and/or skill level in the evidence-based management of individuals with lower extremity disorders and dysfunction. This course is offered in three different formats, with an emphasis on either hands-on skills or didactic knowledge.


Course Details and Objectives

  • Price: $499 – $600
    Hours: 30

    This weekend intensive lab focuses on the clinical reasoning and hands-on skill development necessary to effectively integrate manual physical therapy examination and intervention techniques into clinical management. Classification systems, outcomes assessment tools, and the application of diagnostic imaging are discussed as components of the diagnostic process within the framework of evidence-based practice.

    Upon completion of this course, a successful learner will be able to: 

    1. Identify and perform key elements of the lower extremity subjective and objective clinical examination, with particular emphasis on active and passive motion testing with overpressure, hip, knee and ankle differential testing, and special tests. 
    2. Synthesize and analyze data from the lower extremity clinical examination based on signs and symptoms, diagnostic clusters, clinical practice guidelines and/or treatment-based classifications. 
    3. Determine a diagnosis and/or impairments using sound clinical reasoning and current best evidence to guide patient/client management. 
    4. Engage in the diagnostic process to establish differential diagnoses across systems & across the life span. 
    5. Utilize a consistent clinical process to effectively screen for systemic disease and nonmusculoskeletal pathology in patients with lower extremity pain. 
    6. Justify the selection of manual therapy techniques or integrated exercise using clinical reasoning and application of current best evidence. 
    7. Perform selected upper extremity manipulation and mobilization techniques in patients with lower extremity pain or dysfunction. 
  • Price: $499
    Hours: 24

    The virtual lab course is made up of modules that include both self-directed and active learning. The self-directed lab portion is a video-instructed clinical application class consisting of orthopedic evaluation and treatment techniques. There are multiple short lectures with technique demonstration videos in each module which learners view independently. The active learning portion of the course includes activities such as technique practice on a partner; recording various technique demonstrations for viewing by peers and faculty via an asynchronous learning platform; and live, synchronous sessions in an online meeting platform. Synchronous sessions emphasize clinical decision-making and application of the techniques learned in the lab.

    Learn more about the virtual lab experience here.

    Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 

    1. Perform key elements of a lower quarter screening exam.
    2. Demonstrate key examination tests and measures for the lower quarter. 
    3. Analyze the examination results and select the best intervention using a case-based example. 
    4. Perform key treatment techniques for the upper quarter. 
    5. Be able to reflect on the effectiveness of the intervention strategy. 
    6. Match the selection of the exercise prescription to support the manual technique 
  • Price: $1200
    Hours: 40

    This course is an 8-week online faculty led course with an emphasis on the conservative management of those presenting with lower extremity conditions and related impairments, functional limitations, activity participant restrictions. The content is distributed over 8 weeks within integrated modules focusing upon increasing one’s clinical reasoning and decision-making processes necessary to provide evidence informed and person-centered management of those presenting with lower extremity musculoskeletal conditions.

    Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 

    1. Examine lower extremity conditions and their clinical presentations.
    2. Implement a systematic person-centered examination and clinical decision-making process.
    3. Enhances one’s ability to provide effective intervention to those with lower extremity conditions.
    4. Optimize the delivery of evidence informed person centered care to those with lower extremity conditions

Dates and Locations

2-Day Weekend Intensive

8-Week Online Didactic

4-Week Virtual Lab

  • Why EIM

    We’re reimagining health care education that takes you to the next next level. With learning that takes place where you are, evidence-based practice, and better outcomes for your patients, our education is transformative. That’s why EIM.

  • You should take it! Great content, great practice of manual skills. If you treat LE pathology whether that is post-op, acute or chronic MSK injuries, and/or if you have direct access then you NEED to go through this course. Course Graduate

  • Awesome course- learned a lot of new skills for treating the ankle and knee, including mobilization, and just doing the same things in a different way which may be more beneficial. Highly recommend. Course Graduate




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