Continuing Education Events for Clinicians

March 28, 2015  

Speaker:  Robert J. Butler, PT, DPT, PhD

Current Concepts and Functional Continuum of Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Lower Extremity Management  (8 contact hours) 

This course was developed with the aim of improving the utilization of testing movement based constructs during ACL rehabilitation. Historically, the model for rehabilitation on this injury has focused on range of motion, strength, and hop testing. This course will aim to fill in the gaps and add to the continuum of the current state of rehabilitation for ACL reconstruction. The primary pillars of the course will lean on the current evidence while filling in the gaps with concepts associated to achieving full range of motion followed by progressive loading of the neuromuscular system. The course will utilize a maximum number of field-based tests, which will allow for minimal obstacles in implementation into the clinical setting.   Neuromuscular exercise progressions will be explored as it applies to the functional continuum of lower extremity management. The course will involve both lecture and laboratory components.

Location:  Lebanon Valley College, Arnold Sports Center

Registration for this course is via Eventbrite.

April 18, 2015

Speaker:  Steven Pettineo, DPT, OCS

Inside and Outside the Box: Clinical Reasoning for the Foot and Ankle: Musculoskeletal Management  (8 contact hours)                                                                                     

This one-day course will combine both didactic and hands-on lab based learning of current best evidence in the evaluation and treatment of foot and ankle disorders.  A clinician’s perspective to applying evidence-based practice and clinical decision-making will be presented.  Discussion of current concepts, clinically relevant research, and clinical reasoning will be applied to pathologies of the rear foot, mid foot and forefoot.  This course will enable clinicians to integrate advanced examination and treatment strategies into their current clinical practice patterns. The clinician will learn to identify the most meaningful impairments that contribute to dysfunction of the foot and ankle and what interventions will improve their functional outcomes. Also, the concept of “regional interdependence” for the lower extremity will be discussed and applied to these pathologies when applicable.  Labs will include instruction in joint mobilization including HVLAT, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), therapeutic exercises and taping techniques.  The role of over the counter and custom orthotics will be discussed.  Attendees will also be exposed to basic foot and ankle radiology and common pathologies identified with these modalities. Red flags specific to foot and ankle pathology will be reviewed, allowing clinicians to feel confident in when and to whom they should be referring patients for medical management. 

Registration for this course is via Eventbrite.