PNMT Leg and Foot

This seminar is essentially the second half of the Lower Extremity seminar. In it, the participant will first explore pain conditions of the knee. There are many soft-tissue conditions that create medial and lateral knee pain, all of them related to different muscles and ligaments. Some of the soft-tissue symptoms overlap with more serious intra-joint ligamentous issues. Participants will learn how to make good judgments as to the source of the pain and how to address it effectively. In the lower leg, conditions affecting the anterior and posterior shin splints, calf pain, and pain syndromes of the feet (such as plantar fasciitis) will be explored. The participant will leave with clear clinical reasoning skills to determine the source of a client’s pain and the technical skills to positively affect that pain. 

8:30 to 9:00 Registration

9:00 to 9:20 Opening Lecture / Welcome

·         Goals of NMT

·         Principles and Tenets

9:20 to 9:50 TFL and the ITB

10:00 to 10:50 Lecture and demo on the Hamstrings and Adductor Magnus

11:15 to 12:30 Soft Tissue influences in knee pain

12:30 to 1:30 Lunch

1:30 to 2:15 Finish Quadricep anatomy and demo

2:15 to 2:45 Anterior compartment anatomy/demo/ practicum

2:45 to 3:00 Break

3:00 to 3:30 Lateral compartment anatomy/demo/ practicum

3:30 to 4:15 Posterior compartment anatomy and demo

4:15 to 4:30 Break

4:30 to 5:30 Feet Anatomy demo/ plantar fasciitis/fasciosis practicum

5:30 to 6:00 Case Studies/ in class test

 Objectives for the PNMT Leg and Foot Seminar are:

1.     That the participant can state at least two indicators for treatment of each muscle covered in the seminar

2.     To state one criteria which definitively differentiates grade one, two, and three hamstring strains

3.     To state the accepted norm of hamstring range of motion and demonstrate measurement

4.     To explain the possible role between adductor magnus and the hamstrings and cite the research which links them

5.     Name three soft-tissue structures implicated in medial knee pain

6.     Name two soft-tissue structures implicated in lateral knee pain

7.     Name two common symptoms of plantar fasciitis and name three muscles commonly involved

8.     Name a least three common physical findings in the presence of a trigger point

9.     Name two symptoms of possible meniscal injury

10.   Name three possible muscular causes for medial knee pain

11.   Name two possible muscular causes of lateral knee pain

12.   Name two possible muscular causes for posterior knee pain

13.   Name two symptoms of chondromalacia

14.   Name two symptoms of plica

15.   Name two possible muscular causes of infrapatellar painType your paragraph here.