Prerequisites: PNF I (Note: The Kaiser Vallejo fellowship will no longer serve as a PNFI prerequiste substitute.)
Required Equipment: Please bring a mobilization strap to the course on Saturday and Sunday. Mobilization straps may be ordered from IPA, and shipped directly to the course if ordered at least 2 weeks prior to course commencement. IPA Mobilization Belts are 1.5 inches x 8 feet.
Optional Tools: Kong tool, Fascia Freer and any other mobilization tools are useful on Saturday and Sunday. These optional tools aid in learning treatment techniques.
Course Cost: $595.00
Many aspects of function are impeded by motor control problems that are reflected in a patient’s gait and rolling patterns. The skill to observe and then affect a positive impact on a patient’s gait dysfunction is a powerful tool in the total rehabilitation of both orthopedic and neurological patients. Building on the foundational skills learned in other IPA courses,Functional Gait emphasizes component assessment and the governing structural and motor control factors which influence each component. Each gait component is self-evaluated,assessed by two partners, and then treated using PNF, CFS, and FM treatment strategies.
Identify the mechanical, neuromuscular and motor control principles which govern efficient gait.
Evaluate each gait component through self and partner assessment, focusing on the pelvis, hip, knee, foot and ankle, thorax, scapula, and shoulder girdle regions.
Develop appropriate PNF, CFS, and FM treatment strategies to treat identified dysfunctions in your partner.
Correlate current literature to course material.