COURSES - Goals & Objectives



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Integrative Motion Diagnostics

 
CTI: Cervical Thoracic Integration
(Developed by Jeffrey J Ellis MS, PT, MTC, FFCFMT)
 
  1. Describe the normal and abnormal arthrokinematics of the cranio-cervical and thoracic spine in the neutral and non-neutral postures.
  2. Describe the normal and abnormal arthrokinematics of the costal cage.
  3. Differentiate "structural" rib dysfunctions from "respiratory" rib dysfunctions.
  4. Describe the normal and abnormal myokinematics of the cranio-cervical thoracic and costal cage regions identifying potential sites of "myofascial and neurovascular entrapment".
  5. Describe / demonstrate the significance and role of myofascial dysfunction (MFD) as a "primary motion restrictor" in movement dysfunction of the cervical-thoracic and costal cage regions.
  6. Perform a biomechanical evaluation of the cranio-cervical-thoracic and costal cage regions identifying aberrant arthro/myokinematics of the same (positionsl/motion dysfunction).
  7. Stress the importance of, and safely perform "vertebro-basilar" and ligamentous stress testing" of the cranio-cervical region.
  8. Identify the relationships and distinctions between spondylogenic, radicular, neurogenic, viscerogenic and psychogenic pain syndromes of the cranio-cervical-thoracic and costal cage regions.
  9. Perform a variety of "traditional and non-traditional" Muscle Energy (MET), Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM), and Neuromuscular Re-Education techniques in a safe and efficacious manner.
  10. Incorporate various "schools of thought" and treatment strategies (ie. PNF, Functional Technique, Joint Mobil./Manip., McKenzie, Maitland approach, Functional Orthopaedics and Functional Mobilization) with the Osteopathic MET methodology.
  11. Demonstrate the importance of a "prescriptive" home exercise program (HEP), relative to specific motion/position dysfunction of the cervical-thoracic and costal cage regions.
 

 
LPI: Lumbo-Pelvic Integration
(Developed by Jeffrey J Ellis MS, PT, MTC, FFCFMT)
 
  1. Describe the normal and abnormal biomechanics of the lumbar spine in the neutral and non-neutral postures.
  2. Describe the normal and abnormal biomechanics of the sacroiliac (SI), ilio-sacral (IS), sacro-coccygeal and pubic symphyseal articulations, about their proposed axes of movement.
  3. Describe the normal and abnormal myokinematics of the lumbo-pelvic and lower quarter regions identifying potential sites of "myofascial / neurovascular entrapment".
  4. Describe the significance and role of myofascial dysfunction (MFD) as a "primary motion restrictor" in "movement and positional dysfunction" of the lumbo-pelvic girdle region.
  5. Perform a biomechanical evaluation of the lumbar spine and pelvic girdle region, identifying aberrant biomechanics of the same (positional/motion dysfunction) differentiating lumbar spine, ilio-sacral, sacro-ilial and sacro-coccygeal dysfunction.
  6. Identify at least twelve (12) specific, primary movement/positional dysfunctions of the pelvic girdle.
  7. Identify the relationships and distinctions between spondylogenic, radicular, neurogenic, viscerogenic and psychogenic pain syndromes of the lumbo-pelvic girdle complex.
  8. Perform a variety of "traditional and non-traditional" Muscle Energy (MET), Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM), and Neuromuscular Re-Education techniques in a safe and efficacious manner.
  9. Incorporate various "schools of thought" and treatment strategies (ie. PNF, Functional Technique, Joint Mobil./Manip., McKenzie, Maitland approach, Functional Orthopaedics and Functional Mobilization) with the Osteopathic MET methodology.
  10. Demonstrate the importance of a "prescriptive" home exercise program (HEP) relative to specific motion/positional dysfunction of the lumbo-pelvic girdle region.
 
Integrative Manual Therapy Diagnostic Series

 
IMD: Introduction to Motion Diagnostics of the Spine, Costal Cage & Pelvic Girdle
(Developed by Jeffrey J Ellis MS, PT, MTC, FFCFMT)
 
  1. Describe the normal and abnormal biomechanics of the cervico-thoracic, and lumbar spine and costal cage in the neutral and non-neutral postures.
  2. Describe the normal and abnormal biomechanics of the sacroiliac (SI), ilio-sacral (IS) sacro-coccygeal and pubic symphyseal articulations, about their proposed axes of movement.
  3. Define and practice identifying normal and abnormal "end-feels".
  4. Define and demonstrate the various movement, evaluative strategies of the cervico-thoracic and lumbar spine, costal cage and pelvic girdle including:
Active Movement Testing
Passive Intervertebral Movement Testing
Passive Accessory Movement Testing
Physiologic Enhanced Movement Testing
Provocational Movement Testing
Resistive Movement Testing
Repeated Movement Testing
 
  1. Perform a biomechanical evaluation of the cervico-thoracic and lumbar spine and Pelvic girdle region, identifying aberrant biomechanics of the same (positional/motion dysfunction).
  2. Perform ligament stress testing of the subcranial ligaments, and movement Analysis of the cervical spine as it impacts the vertebro-basilar system.
  3. Identify the relationships and distinctions between spondylogenic, radicular, Neurogenic, viscerogenic and psychogenic pain syndromes of the lumbo-pelvic girdle complex.
  4. Perform a neurologic screen including recognition of adverse neural tension signs of the upper and lower extremities.
  5. Develop algorithmic, clinical reasoning strategies for treatment based upon Evaluative findings.
 

 
IPEX: Integrative Prescriptive Exercise of the Spine, Costal Cage & Pelvic Girdle
(Developed by Jeffrey J Ellis MS, PT, MTC, FFCFMT)
 
  1. Understand the functional anatomy, mechanics and pathomechanics (from the Osteopathic perspective) of the cranio-cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, as well as the costal cage and pelvic girdle.
  2. Appreciate the functional and causal relationship of the myofascial and neural systems to somatic dysfunction of the articulations of the cranio-cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, as well as the costal cage and pelvic girdle regions.
  3. Understand, and be able to prescribe "auto-diagnostic maneuvers" to their patient population to regulate and initiate appropriate intervention.
  4. Understand the differences between generic, corrective and prescriptive exercise intervention as taught in the IPEX seminar.
  5. Be able to appropriately and safely prescribe auto-MET / mobilization strategies for somatic position/motion dysfunction of the cranio-cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, as well as the costal cage and pelvic girdle regions.
  6. Be able to formulate prescriptive exercise strategies utilizing a variety of common, household items including foam rolls, balls, broom sticks, towels etc, in a specific sequence.
  7. Have an appreciation of "current evidence-based thought" regarding instability of the spine, core stabilization strategies, "inner and outer unit" muscle groups, and neuromuscular imbalance and re-training.
  8. Be able to reconcile apparent differences of philosophy and approach between Vladimir Janda and Shirley Sahrmann.
  9. Understand the interrelationship and sequencing of the IPEX concepts of;
    • Mobilize
    • Neutralize
    • Stabilize
    • Functionalize

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CTI: May 29-31, 2015
Atlanta, GA Robert Spagnoli , PT, MS, MTC, CFMT

  
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