Fundamentals and Advanced Kinesio Taping® 1 and 2
Friday/Saturday December 6-7, 2013
Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii
Instructor: Masahiro Takakura ND, LAc, DC, CKTI
The Pacific Northwest Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Symposium
Topic: The Shoulder
This inaugural 2-day event provides evidence based research and clinical advances on the assessment and management of the shoulder. Topics include contemporary surgical interventions, real-time musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK US) diagnosis, and rehabilitation strategies to provide the highest level of analytical examination and treatment methodology. Both conservative and post-operative care of the general orthopedic patient to the high level overhead athlete are presented.
The lecture panel consists of internationally, nationally and regionally recognized shoulder experts, including orthopedic surgeons, sports fellow trained physicians, and physical therapists/athletic trainers. Don’t miss this opportunity to attend this first ever symposium in beautiful Portland.
• Gain a sound understanding of the assessment and treatment of the shoulder complex from an orthopedic and sports medicine perspective
• Appreciate current best imaging choices used to investigate shoulder pathology
• Compare and contrast MRI and MRA vs. Real-time Musculoskeletal US imaging for shoulder lesion specificity
• Apply best test 'clusters' for literature based assessment and clinical reasoning
• Understand fundamentals and approaches to orthopedic surgical interventions to foster safe effective post-operative rehabilitation guidelines
• Apply evidence based exercise science for the rotator cuff and scapula phasic and tonic muscles
• Describe common types of rotator cuff and labral lesions as well as lesions unique to the overhead athlete
• Define appropriate progression of rehabilitation forces for post-operative rotator cuff and instability surgical procedures
• Effectively apply exercise based science - strengthening, open and closed chain, plyometric, proprioceptive - supported by current research for shoulder girdle stabilization and strengthening to allow focused rehabilitation
• Understand and apply clinical tests and functional outcome measures to use for returning patients to work and the overhead athlete to sport
Date: March 29 & 30, 2014
Location: Portland, OR
CEUs: 15.0 contact hours (1.5 CEUs)
Experience, Engage, Empower
Spend a weekend with Diane Lee PT, BSR, FCAMT, CGIMS as she presents
The Pelvic Girdle - Understanding the Role of the Pelvis in Whole Body Function using The Integrated Systems Model for Pain & Disability
Do you see patients with recurrent problems and, in the face of limited evidence, question if you are being the most effective you can be in your approach to treatment? Do you know how to determine if the thorax, lumbar spine and/or pelvis (essentially the trunk) is playing a role in the clinical presentation and if so what to do or where to begin treatment?
Increasingly, scientific evidence suggests that function of the pelvis is essential for the performance of almost every task. However, how do we know if the loss of pelvic function is the cause of the patient’s primary complaint (the criminal) or merely the victim of an impairment elsewhere. The restoration of function and performance depends on being able to identify and treat the underlying source of the problem and it is common to find the pelvis as the criminal in some cases and the victim in others. Do you have a way of knowing when to treat the pelvis and when to look elsewhere?
To read more please take a look at the brochure.
Objectives & Learning Outcomes:
- 1. Illustrate how the Integrated Systems Model provides a framework to find the underlying driver for the patient’s problem—whether this is pain, loss of stability, loss of performance, or other disability.
- 2. Demonstrate and practice some key clinical tests for the pelvis, hip and thorax to determine whether or not a patient is using an optimal strategy for function & performance for their chosen task and when there are multiple sites of impairment, how to determine the ‘primary driver’ or impairment to be addressed first.
- 3. Discuss the clinical reasoning process required to determine if the pelvis, hip or thorax is the primary driver for loss of optimal function (develop reflection skills).
- 4. Demonstrate and practice key clinical tests for the articular, neural, and myofascial systems pertaining to the determined primary driver (thorax, pelvis, hip).
- 5. Discuss the clinical reasoning process for the development of a prescriptive treatment program that targets interventions to various system impairments pertaining to the primary driver.
- 6. Demonstrate and practice treatment techniques and movement training to release, align, connect & move the trunk/hips for restoration of better strategies for function & performance.
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