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Management of Lower Extremity Disorders

For: PT


This course is designed to enhance the participant’s knowledge and skill level in the evidence-based management of individuals with lower extremity disorders and dysfunction. This lab intensive course focuses on the clinical reasoning and hands-on skill development necessary to effectively integrate manual physical therapy examination and intervention techniques into the clinical management of these individuals. Classification systems, outcomes assessment tools, and the application of diagnostic imaging rules for acute lower extremity injuries are discussed as components of the diagnostic process within the framework of evidence-based practice. Participants will receive hands-on demonstration and practice of both examination and selected interventions of lower extremity.

Course Objectives/Outcomes

  • Identify and perform key elements of a lower extremity subjective and objective clinical examination, with particular emphasis on a lumbopelvic screening exam and lower extremity active and passive motion testing with overpressure and special tests.
  • Synthesize and analyze data from the lower quarter clinical examination based on signs and symptoms, diagnostic clusters, and treatment-based classifications.
  • Determine a diagnosis and/or impairments and use sound clinical reasoning and current best evidence to guide patient/client management.”
  • Engage in the diagnostic process to establish differential diagnoses across systems & across the life span.
  • Utilize a consistent clinical process to effectively screen for systemic disease and non-musculoskeletal pathology in patients with lower quarter pain.
  • Justify the selection of manual therapy techniques or integrated exercise using clinical reasoning and application of current best evidence.
  • Perform selected manipulation and mobilization techniques in patients with lower quarter pain or dysfunction.
  • Apply learning to your clinical practice next week.

Applicability

    • Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
    • Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency
    • Sports Physical Therapy Residency
    • Transitional DPT
    • Manual Physical Therapy Certificate

CEU and Cancellation Policy

$600


Credit: 24 contact hours (8 online and 16 on-site)

Length: 2 days

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  • 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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