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Get a leg up! Manual Therapy in the Lower Extremity
Regis University
3333 Regis Blvd
Denver, CO 80221
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MDT
Category: Chapter Wide Events

Get a leg up! Manual Therapy in the Lower Extremity

When: March 30, 2019 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

Where: Regis University, Peter Claver Hall- Room 409

Cost: APTA Colorado Members $200; Non-Members $250; Students $75 (Non-member students, please use the discount code Student19 to receive the student pricing). 

Presenters: Derek Vraa, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CMTPT, FAAOMPT and Eric Wilson, PT, DSc, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, PES, FAAOMPT

Hosted by: Regis University- All proceeds from this event will support the Colorado Chapter of the APTA

Description: Want to get ahead with your manual therapy skills? Want to improve your clinical reasoning when treating patients with lower extremity injuries? If so, this is the course for you! This lower extremity course is designed to improve both clinical decision making and hands-on technical skills. Attendees will participate in a dynamic discussion of the literature related to manual therapy of the lower extremity. Additionally, a heavy emphasis will be placed on a variety of manual techniques to manage dysfunction of the hip, knee and ankle regions along with complimentary exercise selections. Techniques will include thrust, and non-thrust (Maitland, Mulligan and Muscle Energy Techniques). This course will have an excellent instructor/participant ratio and will be led by the faculty of the United States Air Force Tactical Sports & OMPT Fellowship. 

This course meets Colorado standards for 8 hours of Category I Professional Development Activity.


8:00 - Introductions

8:15 - How does Manual Therapy work?

8:45 – Knee Discussion of the evidence

9:15 - Knee clearing & lab

10:00 - Break

10:15 – Knee Mobilizations Lab

11:00 – Regional Interdependence

11:30 – Lumbar Spine Manipulations

12:00 – Lunch

13:00 – Round Robin Practice

13:30 – Hip Discussion of the Evidence

14:00 – Hip Mobilization Lab

14:45 – Break

15:00 – Ankle Discussion of the Evidence

15:30 – Ankle Mobilization Lab

16:15 – Open Practice

16:45 – Q & A and post-test

17:00 - Adjourn


Target audience: PTs, 2nd and 3rd year PT students

Objectives for participants:

* Report best evidence based practices for the treatment of lower extremity conditions using manual therapies.

* Demonstrate several manipulative techniques for the treatment of various lower extremity impairments.

* Perform manual therapy and exercise interventions based on case scenarios.

* Understand the concepts and principles of regional interdependence in treatment of lower extremity musculoskeletal conditions. 

View the course flyer. 

Register Here

Contact: [email protected]