||Teaches examination, detailed assessment, biomechanics, and treatment techniques, including their effects and rationale of the upper and lower extremity musculoskeletal systems, including relating them to spinal dysfunction and pathology. There is a focus on a practical, hands-on overview of safe, effective and specific technique procedures. The emphasis is on techniques which can be immediately integrated into the approach of each practitioner.
The course provides the student with a review of the anatomy, physiology, arthrokinematics, osteokinematics and pathomechanics of the articulations of the extremities. There is a strong emphasis on understanding the interrelationship between articulations and on reinforcing the concept of the joints of the extremities at an advanced level. Evaluation techniques include ligament stress test, joint mobility testing, and joint end feel evaluation. Treatment techniques emphasize re-establishing functional pain-free range, and include manual techniques, myofascial release and muscle re-education.