BPT (Tel Aviv University)
MaPt (University of South Australia)
Physiotherapist, kinesiologist, practitioner, lecturer.
The main purpose of the course, which consists of three parts, is to show how to integrate different approaches that are used in physical therapy in order to improve diagnostic process and to get better results in treatment of musculoskeletal problems.
The course shows how to move from symptomatic approach to real treatment which is applied to real source of the problem existing in each specific case.
We can improve range of motion, increase muscle length and miofascial mobility, we are able to diagnose and to improve nerve mobility and we know which exercise to give for strengthening peripheral and core muscles. But which approach is appropriate for each specific patient, what is the main contributing factor and what kind of treatment will give immediate results and the most important how to get feedback from the body which will
guide us in challenging journey with final aim to get the patient back on track.
Combination of well known and new techniques for diagnosis and treatment, opening wide view on the body, following exact instructions that are presented in many flowcharts and improving clinical reasoning and manual skills will help physical therapist to achieve these goals.
In the course we will mention different approaches which are popular in manual physiotherapy: mobilization of Maitland and Mulligen, Shacklock’s neurodynamics, Myer’s anatomy trains as well as techniques and ideas that are taken from applied kinesiology. But this course shouldn’t be considered as a replacement of certificate courses in those fields.
1. Anatomical, physiological and biomechanical relationship between different parts and
different systems of the body
2. Three levels of pathogenesis. Effective diagnostic tools for quick diagnosis of each
3. SLUMP and SUNF tests for diagnosis of nervous system and dural tension.
4. Nervous system as primary structure in pathogenesis – examining hidden problems of
the central nervous system.
5. Neurodynamic tests - SLUMP, SYMPATHETIC SLUMP, FEMORAL SLUMP.
6. How to combined myofascial and neurodynamic techniques.
7. Neuro-myo- fascial technique for different parts of the vertebral column.
- cervical spine
- thoracic spine
- lumbar spine
8. Combination of central and peripheral techniques
9. Clinical examples