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Finding Dysfunction: A Master Clinician’s Approach to Finding the Cause of Patients' Pain

Great Lake Seminars

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours:   16
Registration Fee:   $575.00

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:
synthesize data from a clinical exam to develop a master-level approach to finding the root cause of upper and lower extremity pain.
identify 4 pathological barriers to motion which can contribute to peripheral joint pain. apply the Joint-Muscle-Fascia-Compensation Framework to justify single and multiple dysfunctions that can contribute to peripheral joint pain.
devise 1-2 pain pathways for upper and lower extremity joints in all 3 planes of motion. apply the Hypo-Hyper Compensation Model, and as outlined in the manual, and identify 4 ways in which this model contributes to the origin of peripheral joint pain.
accurately describe the significance of applying the Test-Treat-Retest concept and justify the use of 1-2 manual therapy techniques for each pathological barrier to motion.
explain 2 mechanisms by which mechanical pain is perceived in the brain.
interpret 3 key pieces of the patient's subjective history that give the clinician information by which to find dysfunction effectively and efficiently.

Target Audience

Confirmation Notes

7:30am Continental Breakfast 8:00am Lecture: Introduction, Overview of the Keys to Finding Dysfunction 9:30am Lecture: Key Concepts - Discussion on Mechanical Pain 11:00am Lecture: Key Concepts with Finding Joint Dysfunctions: Hypo-Hyper Compensation Model Test-Treat-Retest Concept Clinical Pearls of Palpation 12:00pm Lunch (on your own) 1:00pm Lecture: Key Concepts with Finding Muscle Dysfunctions: Hypo-Hyper Compensation Model Muscle Length-Tension Relationship Muscle Tone Dysfunction 2:30pm Break 2:45pm Lecture: Key Concepts with Finding Muscle Dysfunction, continued: Muscle Actions, Functions, and Force Couples Etiology of Muscle Dysfunctions 4:00pm Review of Evidence-Based Literature for Today's Topic's 4:30pm Review Questions and Self-Assessment 5:30pm Adjourn

7:30am Continental Breakfast 8:00am Lecture: Review Questions 9:00am Lecture: Key Concepts with Finding Fascial Dysfunctions: Recognizing the Four Fascial Layers Scars The Roles of Fascia Myofascial Slings 10:45am Lecture: Key Concepts with Finding Compensation Dysfunctions Compensation and Hyperactivity Examples of Movement Compensations Functional Synergies 12:00pm Lunch (on your own) 1:00pm Lecture: Applying the Join-Muscle-Fascia-Compensation (JMFC) Framework (identifying key dysfunctions in hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow, and wrist regions) 3:15pm Lecture: Case Studies and Speed Thinking using Pain Algorithms 4:45pm Questions, Post-Test, Course Evaluation 5:00pm Adjourn

This class will give the participant a unique and systematic framework for assessing the body and finding the true cause (what we call the driver) of a patient’s limitation of motion and / or symptoms The major focus-points of the approach are the muscle, joint, fascial, and compensatory barriers that a patient has in their system that are causing their limitation of motion and / or symptoms. The student will learn to assess the body in such a way that they will look beyond the pain area and find the dysfunctions causing the limitation of motion and / or symptoms, which are often times in other parts of the body. The 2-day course will cover the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, and foot including looking at spinal referred pain.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   , Los Angeles, California
Dates:   10-17-2020 - 10-18-2020


Register Address:   , Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dates:   12-05-2020 - 12-06-2020