Diagnosis and Treatment of MSI

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairment
Introduction to Concepts and Application: The Lower Quarter

Two-day course featuring Suzy L. Cornbleet, PT, DPT, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Suzy L. Cornbleet, PT, DPT, will present the concepts and principles of the movement system syndromes and their relationship to mechanical musculoskeletal pain.
This course will enable clinicians to identify impairments in movement, alignment, muscle length, stiffness, performance, as well as patterns of movement and their relationship to Movement System Impairment (MSI). The signs and symptoms of MSI syndromes of the low back, hip and knee will be described. The course will also include instruction in tests designed to develop and confirm the diagnosis and identify contributing factors. 

Discussion will focus on the importance and means of:
1.  Developing a diagnosis
2.  Identifying muscle and movement impairments
3.  Developing and teaching a precise therapeutic exercise program
4.  Correcting alignment and movement patterns associated with functional and fitness activities

A lab will be offered to provide supervised performance of the examination and development of a corrective exercise program.

Attire: This course involves laboratory practice. Please wear gym clothes.

Full Itinerary for 4/14 and 4/15 available here 

Course Instructor
Suzy L. Cornbleet, PT, DPT

Suzy L. Cornbleet, PT, DPT, is an associate professor of physical therapy and orthopaedic medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Her clinical interests are in pediatric and adolescent hip and low back pain and general outpatient orthopedics. She also serves as a mentor in the clinical practice at the Washington University School of Medicine PT Clinic. She has been instrumental in the development of Washington University’s fellowship in the diagnosis and management of movement impairment syndromes and acts as a primary mentor. Suzy received her bachelor of science in physical therapy degree from the University of Colorado and both her master of arts in education degree and her clinical doctoral degree in physical therapy from Washington University.

Recommended Reading:
Diagnosis & Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes by Shirley Sahrmann, Publisher-Harcourt Health Sciences, 2002.
Muscles: Testing and Function by Florence Kendall et al, Publisher - Williams & Wilkins, 2005.

Tuition Cost: $550
Early Bird Registration (before January 1, 2018): $525

Continental breakfast and snacks will be provided throughout the course.

Cancellation Policy
Tuition will be refunded less a $50 administrative charge if notice of cancellation is received no later than 14 days prior to the event. No refund will be issued if notification is received less than 14 days prior to course.



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