Manual Therapy for the Extremities Utilizing Joint Mobilization, Recoil and Muscle Energy
This three day course covers the anatomy, biomechanics and component motions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle joints. The accessory movements for each joint are presented and examined along with any other special tests that pertain to that joint. Treatment techniques are presented for each joint that are designed to restore the accessory movements that are needed for normal and painless joint function. The primary treatment techniques covered in this course include a combination of joint mobilization techniques, and where applicable, muscle energy techniques. The participant will also be introduced to the concept of examining joints and articulating surfaces along their lines of force and utilizing recoil mobilization techniques to address any restrictions found in a joint or in the lines of force in the bone around it.