Archive: PT 2012: Lower Quarter Biomechanics Programming

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    Thursday, June 7

    Functional Biomechanics of the Knee, Hip, and Pelvis

    Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Christopher M. Powers, PhD; Amy Sanderson, PT, OCS

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    Altered lower-quarter mechanics are frequently implicated as contributing to various musculoskeletal conditions. Recent evidence suggests that atypical movements resulting from poor proximal control is a contributing factor to many overuse and traumatic injuries of the lower limb, particularly at the knee. This session will review the mechanics of the lower kinetic chain, particularly in relation to the functional relationships between the knee and hip/pelvis, as well as implications for rehabilitation and injury prevention.

    Functional Biomechanics and Physical Examination of the Foot and Ankle

    Time: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Thomas G. McPoil, PT, PhD, ATC, FAPTA; Amy Sanderson, PT, OCS

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    This session will provide the attendee with a review of foot and ankle biomechanics in relation to normal and abnormal motion of the foot and ankle during walking. The speakers will review lower-extremity alignment variations that can contribute to foot and ankle dysfunction. A concise physical examination protocol will be presented that incorporates current best evidence and critical biomechanical principles and integrates essential elements described in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.

    Friday, June 8

    Manual Therapy Interventions to Aid Biomechanical Retraining of the Lower Quarter

    Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Cameron W. MacDonald, PT, DPT; Amy Sanderson PT, OCS

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    This session will provide a review and practical demonstration of specific techniques to promote the biomechanical function, neuromotor performance, and quality of movement patterns in the lower quarter. The speakers will review research that aids in the bridging of concepts in manual therapy practice and biomechanical practice to work towards a unified approach to lower-quarter retraining. This session will focus primarily on mobilization and manipulation of the pelvis to foot to provide the optimal functional retraining environment for biomechanical performance impairments in the pelvis, hip, knee, and ankle. Best current evidence as well as essential elements described in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice will be included.

    Select Interventions for Functional Retraining of the Hip, Pelvis, and Knee

    Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Cameron W. MacDonald, PT, DPT; Christopher M. Powers, PhD; Amy Sanderson PT, OCS

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    This session will further develop attendees' understanding of lower-quarter biomechanics. The presenters will discuss select impairments and their structural and functional causes as well as select interventions to address hip labral/internal derangement, patellofemoral pain syndrome, and lateral trochanteric pain syndrome. Participants will learn about specific exercise interventions to restore optimal hip/pelvic and lower-extremity motor control. In addition, this course will include a discussion on biomechanical impairments and functional retraining aspects of manual therapy. Best current evidence as well as essential elements described in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice will be included.

    Saturday, June 9

    Selected Interventions for the Management of Foot and Ankle Disorders

    Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Cameron W. MacDonald, PT, DPT; Thomas G. McPoil, PT, PhD, ATC, FAPTA; Amy Sanderson PT, OCS

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    This session will cover several interventions that can be used in the plan of care for individuals with foot and ankle disorders. The presenters will focus on the use of the "treatment direction test" to determine whether foot orthoses should be considered as a component of treatment, and will review options for determining the appropriate orthotic prescription, the current best evidence related to the effectiveness and design of foot orthoses, and the essential components of a functional retraining program for individuals with foot and ankle problems.

    Management of Individuals With Complex Lower-Extremity Disorders

    Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Cameron W. MacDonald, PT, DPT; Thomas G. McPoil, PT, PhD, ATC, FAPTA; Christopher M. Powers, PhD; Amy Sanderson, PT, OCS

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    This session will integrate the most current biomechanical, examination, and intervention research (previously discussed in the initial 5 sessions of this Concentrated Education Series) using case studies with multiple disorders affecting the hip, knee, ankle, and foot. Each panel member will present a case study, followed by a panel discussion and a question-and-answer session to allow attendees the opportunity to discuss case-management strategies proposed by the panelists.

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