Lower Extremity Orthopedic Integration: Spring 2021
As a yoga teacher, personal trainer, or body worker, do you find you bump into limits of your training while working with clients? Do you long to know more about body mechanics to effectively and efficiently focus your care to maximize client progress?
If you are adventurous and curious about enhancing your client’s safety and progress, and want to push the boundaries of your knowledge while developing wisdom in biomechanics and anatomical kinesiology, this course is for you!
Combining my expertise as a Physical Therapist of 13 years, my 11 years as an orthopedic clinical specialist, and my training in the biomechanics and anatomy lab, I am offering this unique course, which distills the essential concepts of orthopedics so that you can have a deeper understanding of musculoskeletal concepts to better guide your practice.
This 8-week course will begin on February 3, 2021 and will focus on orthopedic concepts of the lower extremity. The course will alternate between lectures and movement labs, mirroring the learning model used in Physical Therapy instruction.
The lower extremity course includes:
4 live lectures focusing on general orthopedic concepts in tissue healing and joint movement, with a specific focus on the foot and ankle, knee and hip
4 live movement labs exploring lower extremity posture and gait assessment and instruction with specifics about progressing and containing movement following injury
* Please note, we will not be covering manual therapy techniques in this class, outside of lymphatic massage techniques.
Schedule: Wednesday early evenings (February 3- March 10); 5-6:15 pm
Spine + Neuroanatomy Orthopedic Integration: Spring 2021
Ah, the spine. Has there ever been a more controversial subject of exploration in the movement science field? Is it because it resides in the back of our body that it can be shrouded in mystery? In the clinic, I have been amazed that folks have even undergone surgeries in which they did not know what structure was treated. During this course, we will begin to elucidate the spine by exploring a number of issues: functional neuroanatomy of pain, current evidence in movement research and feel into movements developed and maintained by the pioneers of physical medicine to keep your spine (as well as your students) safe.
This course requires either the lower or upper extremity course as a pre-requisite, as we will be relying on general biology concepts and functional anatomy covered in the extremities course.
This 8-week course will begin on February 22, 2021 and will focus on orthopedic concepts of the lower extremity. The course will alternate between lectures and movement labs, mirroring the learning model used in Physical Therapy instruction.
The spine and neuroanatomy course includes:
4 live lectures focusing on general orthopedic concepts in sensory and motor signaling, discussions about pain (special focus on chronic pain), exploration unique characteristics of the spine by region, concepts relating to protection if spinal structures
4 live movement labs exploring spine posture, functional movement and neurodynamics, with specifics about progressing and containing movement following injury
Schedule: Monday evenings (February 22- March 29); 5-6:15 pm
These courses are intimate and focused and therefore space is limited. If you are interested in joining me for this class please send an email to email@example.com entitled “orthopedic course” and please include your area of expertise and where you would like to grow as a practitioner.
I look forward to creating great outcomes and integrated health across disciplines with you all.