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Workshop: Utilising the Myofascial Chains - A global approach to therapeutic exercise prescription

(The course is now fully booked)

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March. Dunedin

Participants will integrate biomechanical assessment and clinical problem solving skills in order to formulate an appropriate treatment strategy for the patient. Traditional paradigms of stretching and strengthening will be challenged with innovative concepts that can be easily applied in the clinic. The result will be that clients will benefit from receiving home exercises that are non-traditional and far removed from conventional methods.

Course date and location

March 25th & 26th 2017
University of Otago
School of Physiotherapy
325 Great King St, North Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Sponsored by the Otago Southland Physiotherapy Trust

Steve D photoAbout the course leader: Dr Steve Dischiavi

Dr. Dischiavi has 20+ years of experience as both a physical therapist and an athletic trainer.
Dr. Steve Dischiavi is currently an assistant professor in the physical therapy department at High Point University. He is also the Director of Rehabilitation within the Athletics Department at HPU overseeing the rehab of the Division 1 athletes. Dr. Dischiavi has professional sports experience as he was the PT/ATC for the NHL Florida Panthers for 10 years. He is board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS). He received his manual therapy certification from the Ola Grimsby Institute. He is certified in an advanced soft tissue mobilization and integration system called Active Release Technique (ART) for the hip, pelvis, and lower extremities. Steve is currently pursuing his PhD on how hip focused therapeutic exercise interventions influence dynamic lower extremity alignment.

Course description

Participants will integrate biomechanical assessment and clinical problem solving skills in order to formulate an appropriate treatment strategy for the patient. Traditional paradigms of stretching and strengthening will be challenged with innovative concepts that can be easily applied in the clinic. The result will be that clients will benefit from receiving home exercises that are non-traditional and far removed from conventional methods.

What the participants should expect

This course has been designed with an evidence-based foundation, but there are plenty of ideas and theories that are presented that will challenge the current state of the evidence with regard to hip focused therapeutic exercise prescription.
The course is heavily lab based. The participants will perform movement analysis, as well as hip focused therapeutic exercises designed to improve dynamic lower extremity alignment.

Course objectives

  • Review advanced biomechanical and pathomechanics specific to the hip & pelvis
  • Utilize “easy to implement” video based movement analysis in your clinic
  • View and illustrate many actual videos of athletes with common movement dysfunctions
  • Discuss Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Analyze Athletic Pubalgia and current concepts for surgery and rehab
  • Create non-traditional hip-focused exercise programs utilizing the StabilitYsystem ®.

Course Agenda

Day 1:

7:30 Registration
8:00 Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics
9:30 Movement Based Video Analysis
10:30 Break
10:45 Movement Analysis Lab
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Movement Lab Con’t
3:00 Athletic Pubalgia
4:30 Case Studies
5:00 Questions & Adjourn

Day 2

8:00 Review of Day 1 /Questions
8:30 Dynamic Kinetic Chain Integration:
Myofascial Slings
9:45 Break
10:00 Exercise Prescription Lab: Part 1
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Exercise Prescription Lab: Part 2
5:00 Questions & Adjourn

Costs:

$250 (Otago Southland Branch members)
$320 (non-members)

Please complete the registration form and return to donna.keen@otago.ac.nz 
For any enquires about the content of the course email Dr Steve Tumilty steve.tumilty@otago.ac.nz

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