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From Institute of Physical Art, “This course is a lab-intensive introduction to the Functional Manual Therapy® system for the management of the pelvic girdle. Explore the biomechanical and functional impact of the pelvis on the kinetic chain both above and below the pelvis. In the Functional Manual Therapy® (FMT) treatment approach, management of the pelvic girdle an essential aspect of patient care for the restoration of efficient mobility, alignment and motor control of the human system. Participants will be instructed to utilize a clinical reasoning framework for examination, evaluation, and treatment planning for the management of the patient with decreased function secondary to neuro-musculoskeletal impairments of the pelvic girdle. The systematic FMT® treatment approach allows for seamless transitions between evaluation and treatment of identified impairments as an ongoing process in a session-to-session (reflection-on-action) and moment-to-moment (reflection-in-action) basis.
The participants will be guided through the utilization of Functional Mobilization™ for treatment of mechanical dysfunctions including joints, soft tissues, visceral and neurovascular structures. Functional Mobilization™ is a dynamic, three-dimensional treatment strategy which utilizes active, resisted and/or passive movements to specifically mobilize mechanical restrictions. FMT® is rooted in the principles of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), which is the foundation for the manual handling skills which will be instructed for the management of the neuromuscular function impairments (decreased efficiency of muscular initiation, strength and endurance) and motor control deficits. Additionally, participants will be trained to utilize observation of gait as an essential component of examination/evaluation and re-evaluation.”