San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) for the Lower Extremity covers the major clinical orthopedic assessment and treatment techniques for the lower extremity. This course is a 2-day hands-on workshop.
Day one begins with palpation assessment of the muscles of the hip joint along with guidelines for proper body mechanics when performing soft tissue manipulation of the muscles of the lower extremity; you will learn how the lower extremity can be worked deeply with little effort. We cover the principles of stretching with the introduction of multiplane stretching. Next we thoroughly workshop stretching the musculature of the hip joint. In-depth palpation of the psoas major is covered. And we finish the day by applying pin and stretch technique to muscles of the lower extremity.
Day two begins with Arthrofascial Stretching (AFS): Soft Tissue Joint Mobilization for all the joints of the lower extremity. AFS is the only effective means of stretching specific nonaxial hypomobilities of the lower extremity joints. We then workshop postural and special orthopedic assessment testing for musculoskeletal conditions of the lower extremity. And we conclude the day with advanced neural inhibition stretching techniques, including Contract Relax (PNF/PIR), Agonist Contract (the basis for AIS), and Contract Relax Agonist Contract stretching techniques.
Clinical treatment strategy and planning as well as precautions and contraindications are also covered. These manual therapy skills will empower you to do effective clinical orthopedic work. Throughout this hands-on workshop, Dr. Joe Muscolino reinforces the underlying mechanisms for each of the assessment and treatment techniques, encouraging critical reasoning skills.
Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy for the Lower Extremity is part of a larger Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) Certification. The other hands-on workshops in this series cover the neck, thoracic spine / ribcage, low back / pelvis, upper extremity, and AFS.
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