MDX-2 - DATE - Australia
In this course, you will learn the basics of the gait cycle and the standard terminology used to describe it. A primary area of expertise for the health professional is the analysis of gait. One of the simplest activities that we often take for granted can also lead to significant functional deficits. We will study joints mechanics and muscle function in detail, and you will learn how to use simple analysis to assess and develop treatment plans for optimizing your client's gait and movement patterns.
Day One (9am-1pm, 2:30pm-5:30pm)
- Basic Rules of Motion
- Joints and How They Work in Gait
- Teach Muscles and How They Work in Gait
- Myofascial Involvement
Day Two (9am-5:30pm)
- Lower Body - 3D Stretching Exercises
- Gait Analysis
- Creating A Protocol Based On Your Assessment
- Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Define the joint mechanics, phases, and muscular function of the lower extremity during walking.
- Develop the necessary knowledge and observational skills to assess gait.
- Use the standard vocabulary related to the description of normal and pathological gait.
- Analyze gait mechanics of a client and be able to interpret the results
- Identify the cause of many gait deviations.
- Describe how impairments in lower extremity strength and joint mobility affect the normal gait pattern.
- Have a basic understanding of joints/muscles in the LE and how they relate to gait.
- Recognize and explain the interrelationships within and between joints and muscles and how they relate to movement.
- Develop a thorough and decisive 3D stretching treatment program based on assessment.