Motor Control & Sensorimotor Training For Stubborn Hip, Knee & Ankle Injuries
This course provides you with analytical skills to diagnose and rehab lower limb motor function control deficits.
Hip impingements, labral tears, bursitis, knee pain, PFP, ankle impingement, calcaneocuboid foot pain... Diagnosis and Rx of biomechanical alignment problems, restrictive dysfunctions and motor control deficits causing pain. Includes clinical reasoning to address possible contributing factors such as sensorimotor deficits & primitive reflex remnants.
Pain free gait and lower limb function is complex and something we like to take for granted. But when there is a motor control deficit somewhere in the kinetic chain symptoms can develop insidiously, or persist even after a small trauma. Recurrent injuries can become a problem. This course provides you with analytical skills to diagnose and rehab lower limb motor function control deficits.
Gait becomes inefficient when there are restrictions in the sagittal plane and forward drive forces are dissipated into uncontrolled rotational movements. Such restrictions have a number of possible neuromuscular causes including the presence of foot primitive reflexes in the nervous system affecting tone. Normal gait will be discussed from the lumbo-pelvic region down to the toes and the injury consequences of abnormal restrictions along the kinetic chain will be analysed.
There are many common clinical patterns that can be the cause of pain. These include hip translation control deficits and hip impingement whcih will be described along with their relationship to the lumbar spine and pelvis. A problematic control deficit at the knee is lateral rotation of the tibia which can cause various knee symptoms including PFP. Chasing the structural fault for treatment can be unfruitful. Other dysfunctions such as anterior joint impingement at the ankle and common soft tissue overuse injuries are described along with proprioception and sensory motor function for the lower limb. The requirements for orthotics versus the need for proximal stability for lower limb control are also discussed.
Participants will learn clinical assessment skills for diagnosing these control deficits and for the rehab based on the causative factors found. The diagnosis of abnormal translation and movement pattern control allows the development of a specific retraining program to regain functional stability of the hip and lower limb. How to combine manual therapy into the rehab is discussed. Proprioceptive training and some primitive reflex inhibition is included.
Course Details: TWO-DAY PRACTICAL COURSE
The participant will:
PLEASE NOTE: all courses are charged for in New Zealand Dollars (NZ$)