MMT V: Lower Extremity – 16 hrs


Lower Extremity Pain & Dysfunction

Beginning with a review of functional anatomy, you will learn systematic treatment protocols for every major soft tissue condition in the hip, knee, ankle and foot. You will learn orthopedic assessment skills, trigger point techniques to eliminate referred pain and myofascial techniques to effectively treat conditions including:

  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin Splint Syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome
  • Compartment Syndromes

Course instruction will include lecture, demonstration and extensive hands-on practice.
Rehabilitation exercises and practical hydrotherapy will be suggested for all conditions treated.

Join David Morin for two exciting days of advanced clinical training in massage therapy. Learn techniques that will bring your clients out of pain, even if you think you’ve tried everything.

David’s career spans thirty years of working on the cutting edge of Clinical Massage Therapy and Sports Injury Rehabilitation including two Olympic Games (1996 & 2000).

Drawing on his experience, in 2001 David developed this series of five courses in Medical Massage Therapy to teach massage therapists how to go beyond the routine and get excellent results.

If you work with clients in pain, don’t miss this insightful two-day workshop in the manual treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.

Acknowledgements    3
Introduction    5
Functional Anatomy Review    6
Postural Analysis    9
Physical Assessment    12
-Active ROM Testing    13
-Passive ROM Testing    15
-Manual Resistive Tests    16
-Special Regional Tests    17
Overview of Techniques    18
Contraindications and Cautions    19
Pathologies    20
Piriformis Syndrome
Fascia Lata Fascitis
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Meralgia Paresthetica (Burning Thigh Pain)
Collateral Ligament Sprain
Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome
Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper’s Knee)
Popliteal Tendinitis
Knee Plica
Chindromalacia Patella (Runner’s Knee)
Degenerative Arthritis
Shin Splint Syndrome
Compartment Compression Syndrome
Ligament Sprain
Achilles Tendinosis
Heel Pain
Plantar Fascitis
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Mortons’s Neuroma/Interdigital Metatarsalgia
Hallux Valgus Deformity/Bunion
Hallux Rigidus
Hammer Toe
Mallet Toe
Claw Toe
Curly Toe 

Manual Treatment Techniques    23

-Supine    23
–Passive or Active Assisted Table Stretches    28
-Sidelying    30
-Prone    32
Hydrotherapy    34
Rehabilitation Exercise    35
Glossary of Terms    41
References and Suggested Reading    43

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