Head, Neck & Thorax

In-Person Classes & Webinars

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Basics of Neck

with Anthony Von der Muhll

Live Webinar, Wednesday, August 7, 2024

19:00-20:00 European Central Time

18:00-19:00 UK Time

1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern US Time

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Pacific Time

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Treating the Neck and Shoulder with Classical and Modern Acupuncture

with Anthony Von der Muhll

Sunday, September 29, 2024, 9:00-5:00

at aava Zentrum für EEH und Eltern-Kind-Begleitung
Leonhardsberg 14, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

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Self-Paced Distance Learning

1-year on-demand access

 

History, Exam, Assessment, Treatment

with Anthony Von der Muhll

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Clinical anatomy, kinesiology, and the jing-jin ("sinew meridians" or myofascial tracts)

  • Bones, muscles, discs and facet joints, and neurology
  • Posture and motion dysfunctions
  • The arthritic progression: strain/sprain, derangement, degeneration

History-taking for head, neck, thorax: key diagnostic questions

  • "Red flag" symptoms of urgent/serious medical conditions warranting referral to physician care
  • Differentiating symptoms of muscles, joint, disc, and spinal cord, plexus and nerve root injuries
  • Neural hypersensitization and psycho-social factors
  • Functional capacity questionnaires for reporting to managed care insurance

Physical exam of the head, neck, thorax: key procedures

  • Observation, inspection and palpation
  • Joint exam: active range-of-motion, stability, and tracking assessment of the cervical and thoracic spine and TM joint
  • Neurologic exam: upper motor neuron; arm reflex, sensory, and motor function; and brachial plexopathies
  • Special orthopedic tests for the spine and ribcage
  • Documentation of physical exam findings
  • Measuring and reporting functional capacity baselines and treatment outcomes

Diagnosis and pattern identification

  • Cervicogenic and tension-type headaches
  • Temperomandibular joint pain and dysfunction
  • Cervical and thoracic sprains/strains and chronic myofascial pain
  • Cervical and thoracic disc and facet joint injuries: dysfunction, derangement, degeneration
  • Nerve root and spinal cord injuries
  • Intercostal sprains/strains
  • Brachial plexopathies and thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Myofascial trigger points and referred pain patterns for over 17 muscles of the head, face, neck and thorax

Treatment of head, neck, and thorax pain and injuries

  • When and how to use distant and local needling for rapid and lasting pain relief
  • Electroacupuncture for neural blockade and rehabilitation
  • Releasing muscle tension through myofascial trigger point needling
  • Prolo-acupuncture for spinal and TM joint stabilization and mobilization
  • Using 7-star, 3-edged and lancet needles to reduce inflammation and ischemic pain
  • Manual therapy: gua sha, tui na, and muscle energy techniques to reduce trigger points and restore muscle flexibility and joint range of motion
  • Active suction cupping: combining cups with passive and active movement for rapid and lasting results
  • Postural and ergonomic correction and exercise therapies

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Student Ratings and Comments

from evaluations as required by California Acupuncture Board, prior live class offerings in 2017.

Respondents: 20 of 20 enrolled

Average rating: 98/100

Calf, Ankle, Foot — Anatomy Lab for Acupuncturists

Enhance your clinical skills through palpation, inspection and movement

With Instructor Jamie Bender L.Ac., DAOM

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

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Precise knowledge of clinical anatomy and kinesiology, and orthopedic/myofascial palpation and inspection, and movement analysis skills, are all essential foundations for diagnosis, and for determining where--and where not--to needle.

This unique class prepares students to get the most from the Calf, Ankle Foot module & Review/Practicum Lab.

Clinical anatomy and the jing-jin ("sinew meridians" or myofascial tracts)

  • We will improve our abilities to accurately locate key bony landmarks, muscles, tendons, joints, neural and vascular tissues, through palpation on ourselves and each other, and through review of clinical anatomy.
  • Through palpation, observation and movement exercises, we will explore functions of key muscles and their jing-jin associations, as well as functional vs. dysfunctional movement patterns.
  • We will review safety considerations, including needling angle and depth, to avoid injuring the many critical structures in this body region.

Enhanced orthopedic palpation and inspection skills

  • We will enhance our abilities to feel different tissue types and layers: skin, fascia, muscle, nerve, blood vessel, and bone, with both our hands and needle-tip sensation.
  • We will practice inspection and palpation for tissue abnormalities including myofascial trigger points, tendinopathies and joint disorders.

Review of anatomical structure and kinesiologic function

Calf and Ankle

  • Bony landmarks: be able to locate by palpation, if possible; know which muscles attach to them, if applicable
    • Tibial condyles
    • Fibular head
    • Malleoli
      • Tibial
      • Fibular
    • Calcaneus
    • Talus
      • Sustentaculum tali and tarsal tunnel (know contents)
  • Joints: be able to find the joint lines and ligaments by palpation
    • Tibio-fibular joints
      • Superior
      • Inferior (syndesmosis)
    • Calcaneo-fibular joint and ligament
    • Talo-fibular joint and ligaments
      • Anterior talo-fibular ligament
      • Posterior talo-fibular ligament
      • Sinus tarsi
    • Tibio-talar joint and deltoid ligament
  • Myofascial structures that move and stabilize the ankle. Be able to locate by palpation, if possible; know compartments, attachments and primary functions
    • Ankle plantar flexors
      • Superficial posterior compartment
        • Gastrocnemius: medial and lateral heads
        • Soleus
        • Achilles tendon
        • Plantaris muscle and tendon
      • Deep posterior compartment (also invertors)
        • Tibialis posterior
        • Flexor hallucis longus
        • Flexor digitorum longus
    • Ankle evertors/lateral compartment: fibularis (aka peroneal) group
      • Longus
      • Brevis
      • Tertius
    • Ankle extensors/dorsiflexors/anterior compartment
      • Anterior compartment
        • Tibialis anterior
        • Extensor hallucis longus
        • Extensor digitorum longus
        • (Fibularis tertius)
  • Neurovascular tracts and critical structures. Know pathways and distributions; be able to locate by palpation where superficial
    • Popliteal artery
    • Deep saphenous vein
    • Tibial nerve
    • Sural nerve
    • Saphenous nerve
    • Peroneal nerves
      • Common
      • Superficial
      • Deep

Foot

  • Bony landmarks: be able to locate by palpation; know which muscles attach to them, if applicable
    • Hindfoot
      • Calcaneus
      • Talus
    • Midfoot
      • Navicular
      • Cuneiforms
      • Cuboid
    • Forefoot
      • Metatarsals
      • Phalanges
      • 1st ray sesamoid
  • Joints: be able to find the joint lines and ligaments by palpation
    • Plantar calcaneonavicular or “spring” ligament
    • Calcaneocuboid joint
    • Lisfranc/mid-foot joint
    • Toes
      • 5th metatarsal base
      • Metatarso-phalangeal joints
      • Proximal interphalangeal joints
      • Distal interphalangeal joints
  • Myofascial structures that move and stabilize the foot. Be able to locate by palpation; know attachments and primary functions
    • Abductor hallucis
    • Adductor hallucis
    • Flexor hallucis brevis
    • Abductor digiti minimi

 

Calf, Ankle & Foot

In-Person Classes & Webinars

Must be attended at the time/date offered for Live PDAs/CEUs

 

Anatomy Lab for Acupuncturists

with Jamie Bender

Fri July 26, 2024, 9:00-6:00, at ACCHS, Oakland CA

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

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History-Taking, Exam, Assessment, Treatment

with Anthony Von der Muhll

Sat-Sun July 27-28, 2024, 9:00-6:00, at ACCHS, Oakland CA

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Review & Practicum Lab

with Anthony Von der Muhll

Monday July 29, 2024, 9:00-6:00, at ACCHS, Oakland CA

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1-year on-demand access

 

Basics of Calf, Ankle, Foot

with Anthony Von der Muhll

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History, Exam, Assessment, Treatment

with Anthony Von der Muhll

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

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Clinical anatomy, kinesiology, and the jing-jin ("sinew meridians" or myofascial tracts)

  • Bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and neurology
  • Posture and motion dysfunctions
  • The arthritic progression: strain/sprain, derangement, degeneration

Physical exam of the calf, ankle and foot: how findings can guide treatment with acupuncture modalities

  • Observation of gait dysfunctions
  • Surface anatomy, inspection and palpation
  • Ankle and foot joint active range-of-motion, tracking and functional tests: measurements, diagnostic significance
  • Ankle and foot passive range-of-motion and joint-play/end-feel stress tests
  • Muscle length and manual strength testing and referred pain pattern charts for 20 key muscles of the calf, ankle, and foot
  • Special orthopedic tests for the ankle and foot
  • Documentation of physical exam findings
  • Measuring and reporting functional capacity baselines and treatment outcomes
  • Clinical flow charts to facilitate efficiency and accuracy in examination

Diagnosis, Pattern Identification, and Treatment

Calf

  • Gastroc/soleus strains and plantaris ruptures
  • Achilles, tibialis anterior, peroneal, and toe extensor tendinitis and nodular tendinosus
  • Tibialis posterior dysfunction
  • Medial tibial stress (“shin splints”) syndrome

Ankle joint

  • Ankle sprains
  • Calcaneal bursitis
  • Chronic ankle instability: ATF, PTF, and CF ligamentous laxity
  • Post-surgical adhesive capsulitis
  • Degenerative joint disease/osteoarthrosis
  • Sinus tarsi and lateral ankle impingement syndromes

Foot

  • Acute sprains/strains
  • Plantar fasciitis and metatarsalgia
  • Turf toe and sesamoiditis

Peripheral neuropathies

  • Peroneal neuropathy
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Morton’s neuritis and neuromas
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy/complex regional pain syndrome

Treatment modalities include:

Build on your skills with the Review/Practicum Lab.

 

Calf, Ankle, Feet

In-Person Classes & Webinars

Must be attended at the time/date offered for Live PDAs/CEUs

 

Basics of Hip, Thigh, Knee

with Anthony Von der Muhll

Live Webinar, Thursday, June 6, 2024, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Pacific Time

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

Questions? Please visit our FAQ page. Thank you for your purchase!

 

Anatomy Lab for Acupuncturists

with Jamie Bender

Fri July 12, 2024, 9:00-6:00, at ACCHS, Oakland CA

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

Questions? Please visit our FAQ page. Thank you for your purchase!

 

History-Taking, Exam, Assessment, Treatment

with Anthony Von der Muhll

Sat-Sun July 13-14, 2024, 9:00-6:00, at ACCHS, Oakland CA

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

Questions? Please visit our FAQ page. Thank you for your purchase!

 

Review & Practicum Lab

with Anthony Von der Muhll

Monday July 15, 2024, 9:00-6:00, at ACCHS, Oakland CA

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

Questions? Please visit our FAQ page. Thank you for your purchase!

 

Self-Paced Distance Learning

1-year on-demand access

 

History, Exam, Assessment, Treatment

with Anthony Von der Muhll

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First time user? Your account will be automatically be created after purchase. Please note:

--Webinars require continuous attendance on the date(s) offered to receive PDAs/CEUs. If you cannot attend, please consider a self-paced distance-learning version instead, if available, or another class that you will be able to attend.

--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

Questions? Please visit our FAQ page. Thank you for your purchase!

 

E-book

Billed once per year until cancelled

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

Questions? Please visit our FAQ page. Thank you for your purchase!

Clinical anatomy, kinesiology, and the jing-jin ("sinew meridians" or myofascial tracts)

  • Bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and neurology
  • Posture and motion dysfunctions
  • The arthritic progression: strain/sprain, derangement, degeneration

History-taking for the hip, thigh, and knee: key diagnostic questions

  • "Red flag" signs and symptoms of urgent/serious medical conditions potentially warranting referral to physician care: spinal neuropathy; fractures; joint infection, hemarthrosis and derangement; arterial compression, venous thromboses, and avascular necrosis; pediatric/developmental conditions
  • Differentiating symptoms of joint, muscles, tendon, ligament, meniscus and nerve injuries
  • Neural hypersensitization and psycho-social factors
  • Functional capacity questionnaires for reporting to managed care insurance

Physical exam of the hip, thigh, and knee: how findings can guide treatment with acupuncture modalities

  • Observation of gait dysfunctions
  • Surface anatomy, inspection and palpation
  • Hip and knee joint active range-of-motion, tracking and functional tests: measurements, diagnostic significance
  • Hip and knee passive range-of-motion and joint-play/end-feel stress tests
  • Buttock and thigh manual strength and length testing for over 20 key muscles
  • Special orthopedic tests for the hip, thigh, and knee
  • Documentation of physical exam findings
  • Measuring and reporting functional capacity baselines and treatment outcomes
  • Clinical flow charts to facilitate efficiency and accuracy in examination

Diagnosis, pattern identification, and treatment

Hip joint

  • Hip tendinitis/apophysitis
  • TFL, rectus femoris and sartorius strains
  • Bursitis: greater trochanter, ischial tuberosity, iliopsoas
  • Femoral acetabular impingement and hip joint labral tears
  • Hip degenerative joint disease/osteoarthrosis

Thigh and knee joint

  • Acute strains and chronic myofascial pain: quadriceps, hamstrings, adductors, popliteus
  • Patello-femoral and pes anserine tendinitis and bursitis
  • Iliotibial band friction and chondromalacia patella syndromes
  • Sprains and chronic hypermobility: ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL, superior tibio-fibular joint
  • Meniscal and coronary ligament tears and degeneration
  • Knee degenerative joint disease/osteoarthrosis

Peripheral compression neuropathies

  • Sciatic nerve entrapment: hamstrings
  • Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve entrapment

Treatment modalities include:

Build on your skills with the Review/Practicum Lab

 

Hip, Thigh, Knee — Anatomy Lab for Acupuncturists

Enhance your clinical skills through palpation, inspection and movement

With Instructor Jamie Bender L.Ac., DAOM

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First time user? Your account will be automatically be created after purchase. Please note:

--Webinars require continuous attendance on the date(s) offered to receive PDAs/CEUs. If you cannot attend, please consider a self-paced distance-learning version instead, if available, or another class that you will be able to attend.

--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

Questions? Please visit our FAQ page. Thank you for your purchase!


Precise knowledge of clinical anatomy and kinesiology, and orthopedic/myofascial palpation and inspection, and movement analysis skills, are all essential foundations for diagnosis, and for determining where--and where not--to needle.

This unique class prepares students to get the most from the Hip, Thigh, Knee module & Review/Practicum Lab.

Clinical anatomy and the jing-jin ("sinew meridians" or myofascial tracts)

  • We will improve our abilities to accurately locate key bony landmarks, muscles, tendons, joints, neural and vascular tissues, through palpation on ourselves and each other, and through review of clinical anatomy.
  • Through palpation, observation and movement exercises, we will explore functions of key muscles and their jing-jin associations, as well as functional vs. dysfunctional movement patterns.
  • We will review safety considerations, including needling angle and depth, to avoid injuring the many critical structures in this body region.

Enhanced orthopedic palpation and inspection skills

  • We will enhance our abilities to feel different tissue types and layers: skin, fascia, muscle, nerve, blood vessel, and bone, with both our hands and needle-tip sensation.
  • We will practice inspection and palpation for tissue abnormalities including myofascial trigger points, tendinopathies and joint disorders.

Review of anatomical structure and kinesiologic function

Bony landmarks. Know anatomy, and in those cases indicated below, also know how to locate by palpation. Know which muscles attach to bony landmarks, if applicable.

  • Ilium
        • Anterior superior iliac spine (locate by palpation)
          • Tensor fascia lata attachment
          • Sartorius attachment
        • Anterior inferior iliac spine (know anatomy; difficult to palpate)
          • Quadriceps attachment
  • Ischium
        • Ischial tuberosity (locate by palpation)
          • Hamstrings attachment
  • Femur
      • Greater trochanter (locate by palpation)
        • Gluteal attachments
          • Maximus
          • Medius
          • Minimus
        • External rotator attachments
          • Piriformis
          • Quadratus femoris
      • Lesser trochanter (know anatomy; difficult to palpate)
        • Iliopsoas tendon attachment
    • Knee joints
      • Tibio-femoral joints
        • Medial compartment, tibio-femoral joint line
          • Medial femoral condyle
            • Gastrocnemius medial head attachment
            • Pes anserinus
              • Attachment of sartorius, semitendinosus, gracilis
          • Tibial plateau, medial (cannot be palpated; know anatomy only)
          • Tibial spine (cannot be palpated; know anatomy only)
        • Lateral compartment, tibio-femoral joint line
          • Lateral femoral condyle
            • Gastrocnemius lateral head attachment
          • Tibial plateau, lateral (cannot be palpated; know anatomy only)
          • Tubercle of Gerdy
            • Iliotibial band distal attachment
      • Patello-femoral joint
        • Patella
          • Base
          • Apex
          • Medial facet (cannot be palpated; know anatomy only)
          • Lateral facet (cannot be palpated; know anatomy only)
        • Tibial tuberosity
          • Quadriceps muscles and tendon attachment
      • Superior tibio-fibular jointline (In strict anatomical terms, this joint is part of the calf, however, as it presents clinically as lateral knee pain, it is covered in this class)
        • Fibular head
  • Myofascial structures that move and stabilize the hip and knee joints. Be able to locate by palpation; know attachments and primary functions.
    • Multi-joint muscles (focus on actions on hip and knee joints)
      • Iliopsoas
      • Hamstring group
        • Biceps femoris
        • Semimembranosus
        • Semitendonusus
      • Rectus femoris
      • Sartorius
      • Gracilis
      • Gastrocnemius
    • Hip adductors
      • Magnus
      • Longus
      • Brevis
      • Pectineus
    • Hip flexors (single joint)
      • Tensor fascia lata
    • Hip extensors (single joint)
      • Gluteal group
        • Maximus
        • Medius
        • Minimus
    • Knee extensors (single joint)
      • Vastus
        • Lateralis
        • Medialis
        • Intermedius
    • Knee flexors and rotators (single joint)
      • Popliteus
  • Neurovascular tracts and critical structures. Be able to locate by anatomical landmarks.
    • Femoral artery
    • Popliteal artery
    • Sciatic and tibial nerves: course through hamstrings and popliteal fossa

Hip, Thigh, Knee

In-Person Classes & Webinars

Must be attended at the time/date offered for Live PDAs/CEUs

 

Anatomy Lab for Acupuncturists

with Jamie Bender

Fri July 12, 2024, 9:00-6:00, at ACCHS, Oakland CA

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First time user? Your account will be automatically be created after purchase. Please note:

--Webinars require continuous attendance on the date(s) offered to receive PDAs/CEUs. If you cannot attend, please consider a self-paced distance-learning version instead, if available, or another class that you will be able to attend.

--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

Questions? Please visit our FAQ page. Thank you for your purchase!

 

History-Taking, Exam, Assessment, Treatment

with Anthony Von der Muhll

Sat-Sun July 13-14, 2024, 9:00-6:00, at ACCHS, Oakland CA

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First time user? Your account will be automatically be created after purchase. Please note:

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

Questions? Please visit our FAQ page. Thank you for your purchase!

 

Review & Practicum Lab

with Anthony Von der Muhll

Monday July 15, 2024, 9:00-6:00, at ACCHS, Oakland CA

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

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Self-Paced Distance Learning

1-year on-demand access

 

History, Exam, Assessment, Treatment

with Anthony Von der Muhll

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Clinical anatomy, kinesiology, and the jing-jin ("sinew meridians" or myofascial tracts)

  • Bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and neurology
  • Posture and motion dysfunctions
  • The arthritic progression: strain/sprain, derangement, degeneration

History-taking for the hip, thigh, and knee: key diagnostic questions

  • "Red flag" signs and symptoms of urgent/serious medical conditions potentially warranting referral to physician care: spinal neuropathy; fractures; joint infection, hemarthrosis and derangement; arterial compression, venous thromboses, and avascular necrosis; pediatric/developmental conditions
  • Differentiating symptoms of joint, muscles, tendon, ligament, meniscus and nerve injuries
  • Neural hypersensitization and psycho-social factors
  • Functional capacity questionnaires for reporting to managed care insurance

Physical exam of the hip, thigh, and knee: how findings can guide treatment with acupuncture modalities

  • Observation of gait dysfunctions
  • Surface anatomy, inspection and palpation
  • Hip and knee joint active range-of-motion, tracking and functional tests: measurements, diagnostic significance
  • Hip and knee passive range-of-motion and joint-play/end-feel stress tests
  • Buttock and thigh manual strength and length testing for over 20 key muscles
  • Special orthopedic tests for the hip, thigh, and knee
  • Documentation of physical exam findings
  • Measuring and reporting functional capacity baselines and treatment outcomes
  • Clinical flow charts to facilitate efficiency and accuracy in examination

Diagnosis, pattern identification, and treatment

Hip joint

  • Hip tendinitis/apophysitis
  • TFL, rectus femoris and sartorius strains
  • Bursitis: greater trochanter, ischial tuberosity, iliopsoas
  • Femoral acetabular impingement and hip joint labral tears
  • Hip degenerative joint disease/osteoarthrosis

Thigh and knee joint

  • Acute strains and chronic myofascial pain: quadriceps, hamstrings, adductors, popliteus
  • Patello-femoral and pes anserine tendinitis and bursitis
  • Iliotibial band friction and chondromalacia patella syndromes
  • Sprains and chronic hypermobility: ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL, superior tibio-fibular joint
  • Meniscal and coronary ligament tears and degeneration
  • Knee degenerative joint disease/osteoarthrosis

Peripheral compression neuropathies

  • Sciatic nerve entrapment: hamstrings
  • Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve entrapment

Treatment modalities include:

Build on your skills with the Review/Practicum Lab