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Course Objectives

  • Understand the extremity joint surface anatomy and its application to the mechanics of each joint

  • Know the Neurophysiological mechanisms concerned to Manual Therapy techniques

  • Understand the normal and abnormal biomechanics of the specific joints of the to the pelvis and lower lumbar spine, hip, knee, ankle & foot joints.

  • Understand the principles and domain the different techniques of the musculoskeletal assessment and tests to detect the dysfunction of each to the pelvis and lower lumbar spine, hip, knee, ankle & foot joints.

  • Apply efficiently different orthopedic tests and clinical musculo-skeletal maneuvers for diagnoses, utilizing all clinical findings, the advanced knowledge of anatomy, pathomechanics and dysfunctional signs of the Lower Quadrant

  • Achieve a basic understanding of how injury and disease alter the musculoskeletal function and it provides the observational skills to determine those impairments and limitations that probably contribute to the gait dysfunction and joint restriction.

  • Understand the rationale for doing each lower lumbar spine, pelvic joints and lower limb mobilization and its specific effects

  • Apply the key elements to perform an efficient mobilization (LVLA techniques) and manipulation (HVLA techniques) of joints and segments of the Lower Quadrant affected by dysfunction or subluxation.

Summary of Topics and Regions Covered

  • Functional Anatomy of the Lower Quadrant: Superficial anatomic overview of the surface musculoskeletal structure of the Lower Quadrant.

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