Gait Recovery and Orthotic Management in Rehabilitation in Adults with Neurological Injury or Disease

This course will provide participants with essential tools for examination and evaluation of gait in adults with neurological injury or disease, with the end goal of determining appropriate therapeutic interventions and/or orthotic management to maximize gait recovery. Stroke will be the diagnosis emphasized in the course because of its prevalence, but the course will also address gait dysfunction and recovery in spinal cord injury, Parkinson ’s disease, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, and other neuromuscular disorders. Common gait deviations and trends in gait recovery will be discussed. Evidence based activity, exercise, and orthotic interventions specific to the rehabilitation and recovery of gait will be presented. Participants will have opportunities to see and handle orthotic examples and practice application of information through video and paper patient cases.

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The Foot and Ankle Complex

The foot and ankle comprise one of the most fascinating and complex areas of human anatomy and divine engineering. Dysfunction in this anatomical region can be difficult to assess, and the same physiological movements often are referenced using several different terms. Foot function can influence lower quarter kinematics and kinetics, as well as lower quarter function having the potential to influence foot kinematics and kinetics. The purpose of this program is to enhance the ability to: understand the biomechanics of this anatomic region; assess foot, ankle, and selected aspects of lower quarter dysfunction accurately; and plan and implement appropriate treatment regimens for these pathologies, including the use of foot orthoses and shoewear.

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Stroke Rehabilitation Across the Continuum of Care: An Evidence Based Approach

This course will provide participants with essential tools for clinical examination and intervention of persons following a stroke, across the continuum of care. Common impairments, activity restrictions, and participation limitations will be discussed. Evidence based interventions specific to the rehabilitation and recovery of basic mobility following stroke will be presented. Participants will have opportunities to see and work through examples and practice application of information through lecture and hands on labs.

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Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation in Orthopedic Patients

This two-day, evidenced based, laboratory intensive course will focus on teaching a historically useful manual therapy technique, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF). The course introduces PNF as a manual therapy and exercise intervention technique to address common pathologies of both upper and lower extremities. The course is intended to provide the clinician with the skill to rehabilitate the patient with a hands-on, integrative approach. This will be accomplished through a combination of lecture, demonstration, and significant lab time. The structured sessions are aimed at emphasizing important concepts in neurophysiology and motor learning to improve neuromuscular control in orthopedic patients. Mastery of these techniques requires a solid foundation in basic anatomy and the pathomechanics of the shoulder and hip. Attendees will learn useful terminology, basic procedures, and techniques.

Participants will learn to successfully apply PNF techniques in a manner that each patient-centered session is both therapeutic intervention and assessment or evaluation. The clinician will learn to develop and sequence a dynamic treatment plan incorporating PNF techniques that can be used for conservative and post-operative approaches. Current clinical evidence supports the combination of these treatments when properly performed and prescribed by a skilled clinician. Strategies for documentation and coding will also be covered.

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Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Techniques for the Lower Quadrant

This lab intensive manual therapy course presents the use of mechanical movements which lead to proper selection of Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM), select joint mobilizations and home exercises to correct positional faults, muscular imbalance and hypo-mobility of the lumbar spine, pelvis and hip region.

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Course Dates & Locations:

  • Oct 28, 2017 – Oct 29, 2017

    2501 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306

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    Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
    2501 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306

    Course Location
    Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
    Engh Conference Room
    …located on the 2nd floor of the hospital.
    2501 Parkers Lane
    Alexandria, VA 22306
    www.inova.org

    Parking: The Blue lot off of Parkers Lane.

    Campus Map
    http://www.inova.org/upload/docs/Patients%20&%20Visitors/IMVH-campus-brochure.pdf

    DIRECTIONS: Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is located 1/2 mile east of Route 1 at the corner of Sherwood Hall Lane and Parkers Lane

    Area Accommodations
    Hampton Inn and Suites
    8843 Richmond Hwy
    Alexandria, VA
    (703) 619-7026
    3.5 miles away

    Wyndham Old Town Alexandria
    1757 King St
    Alexandria, VA
    (800) 989-1848
    5 miles away

    Springhill Suites- Alexandria
    6065 Richmond Hwy
    Alexandria, VA
    (571) 481-4441
    3.25 miles away

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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The NeuroVestibular Complex

This hands-on course is designed to bridge the gap between evaluation and treatment of adult patients with balance disorders associated with vestibular dysfunction.

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Course Dates & Locations:

  • Nov 4, 2017 – Nov 5, 2017

    206 2nd Street East, Bradenton, FL 34208

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    Manatee Memorial Hospital
    206 2nd Street East, Bradenton, FL 34208

    Course Location
    Manatee Memorial Hospital
    206 2nd Street East
    Bradenton, FL 34208

    Main Hospital Number: 941-746-5111
    www.manateememorial.com

    The course will be held in the hospital’s auditorium. Enter the hospital’s main entrance near the parking garage and go to the information desk. They will be glad to direct you to the auditorium.

    Directions
    If you take Exit 220 (State Road 64) off I-75, you will travel west approximately 5-6 miles. The hospital is located at the corner of State Road 64 (Manatee Avenue) and US Highway 41 (First Street).

    Area Accommodations
    Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota Riverfront – 941-747-3727
    100 Riverfront Drive, Bradenton, FL
    (0.2 miles away)

    Holiday Inn Express Bradenton – 941-795-4633
    4450 47th Street W, Bradenton, FL
    (3.8 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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