Further information about the course and details on how to book your place can be found at: eventbrite.co.uk
This course will help you to understand the osteokinematics of the joints in the lower limb, and the influence they have on each other while an individual is active during both gait and sports specific movements, including the role of the interconnected neurological and muscular systems.
By analysing and assessing the biomechanics of the lower extremity using a simple and effective process you will be able to understand the integrated nature of movement, as well as take-home easy assessment and treatment strategies to use in practice immediately.
The content taught on this course is based on the concepts of Applied Functional Science® (Gray Institute, USA) along with both Osteopathic and contemporary principles of biomechanics.
- Review of relevant lower limb anatomy and osteokinematics
- Gain a mechanism-based understanding of applied biomechanics
- Develop fluency in assessment of active functional movement and related symptom presentation
- Understand the neurophysiological principles of myofascial biomechanics and their application in clinical practice
- Learn to effectively analyse gait
- Understand and effectively assess movement pattern dysfunctions using active functional testing
- Develop your ability to structure a treatment programme that is less couch-based; integrating effective rehabilitation exercises with dynamic hands on treatment for improved patient outcomes
- Principles of chain reaction biomechanics, and functional movement – Lecture
- Applied biomechanics and functional testing of the ankle and foot – Lecture and practical session
- Applied biomechanics and functional testing of the hip – Lecture and practical session
- Functional muscle loading in gait – Lecture
- Effective assessment, testing, and rehab strategies – Practical session
- Integrated Osteopathic techniques: dynamic with the patient weight bearing – Practical session
- Integrated Osteopathic techniques: couch-based following functional assessment findings – Practical session
- Applied biomechanics of the knee – the links between the ankle and hip – Lecture and practical session
- Complex gait assessments made simple – Lecture and practical session
- Introduction to three-dimensional standing assessment, and dynamic hands on treatment approach – Practical session
- Case studies: understanding the chain reaction – Practical session
- Treatment planning, exercise rehabilitation, and piecing it all together – Lecture
The entire course is interactive and open to thoughts and discussions throughout
This course is suitable for all therapists including osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, sports and massage therapists, and fourth year students
Participants will be added to the Integrative Functional Practice Facebook group for continuing support and education.
Post course FREE live webinar with instructors – answering any questions and refreshing more complex content covered during the course.
Discount: Limited number of discounted places available for recent graduates/current students (-£100) and BCOM Alumni (-£50) on a first come first serve basis. Please contact organiser.
Clinical Biomechanics Series
Part 1: The Lower Extremity
Part 2: The Spine & Pelvis
Part 3: The Upper Extremity & Shoulder Girdle
Who are the course tutors?
Zainali Panjwani – An Osteopath graduating from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with Masters in Osteopathy. Zain then went on to work alongside team GB athletes at Speedworks before opening his own business serving a wide variety of clients. Zain has been a clinic tutor and technique tutor at BCOM for several years. His expertise in Biomechanics stem from intensive studies as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (F.AFS), Functional Golf Specialist (FGS), and 3DMAPS instructor from the Gray Institute, USA.
Josh Gill – Josh Graduated with a Masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost) from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. He runs Back in Balance Osteopathy, a sports injury and movement specialist clinic in Bristol. He has graduated as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (F.AFS) from the internationally renowned Gray Institute in the USA, upon completing a 40-week intensive training programme in biomechanics. This knowledge has allowed him to assess and treat according to patients and athletes functional capabilities, incorporating 3D movement assessments and a dynamic hands on treatment approach. Areas of specialist interest include biomechanics, sports injuries, and clinical pain science.