Lower Quarter: 7/27-7/28

Lower Quarter: 7/27-7/28
Michael Shacklock, PT, author and founder of the Neurodynamics in physiotherapy concept, will facilitate a Neurodynamics Lower Quarter course.This course is designed to help a physical therapist develop clinical skills in diagnosing/treating musculoskeletal syndromes through a neural component and effectively applying them to their patients. This course will utilize both theory and practical teachings.
Registration Deadline: 07/26/2018
Event Start Date and Timings : 07/27/2018, 8am-5:30pm
Event End Date and Timings: 07/28/2018, 8am-5:30pm
Event Location: 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 2000 Washington, DC 20006

Neurodynamics Lower Quarter Course Content:

  • The concept of neurodynamics
  • Neurodynamic sequencing system
  • The phenomenon of convergence
  • Specific neurodynamics of the lumbar spine and lower quarter
  • Effect of bilateral neurodynamic testing on neurodynamics – slump test and SLR
  • Neuropathodynamics – expanding the boundaries and classification of different dysfunctions
  • Neurodynamic testing – SLR, slump, peroneal, sural and tibial neurodynamic tests and sensitization techniques
  • Planning the physical examination – how not to provoke pain but still treat the neurodynamic component. How to sensitize the examination and treatment for hidden neurodynamic problems
  • Diagnosis of neurodynamic tests – differentiating neural tissue from neuromusculoskeletal tissues, establishing what is normal and abnormal
  • Classification and diagnosis of specific dysfunctions – sliding dysfunction, tension dysfunction, pathophysiological dysfunction, mechanosensitivity dysfunction, mechanical interface dysfunctions, hyperactivity protective muscle dysfunction, innervated tissue dysfunctions.
  • Method of treatment – system of technique progression, hypersensitivity problems, hidden neural component and sensitized examination
  • Treatment progressions – lumbar nerve root foraminal opening and closing dysfunctions, neural tension dysfunction, combined neural tension and reduced closing dysfunctions, piriformis syndrome treatment combinations, heel pain syndrome and tibial nerve disorders, peroneal and sural nerve disorders, specific neural siding dysfunctions
  • Application to Specific Health Conditions: Low back and lumbar radicular pain, Piriformis syndrome, Heel pain/tarsal tunnel syndrome