Kinetic Chain Patterns for Complicated Knee Conditions presented by James Waslaski
May 18-19, 2024
Class Times: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Manual Therapists will thoroughly understand why over 90% of knee pain comes from the foot and hip. Thorough Gait Analysis, Functional Movement Screening, and thorough Orthopedic Assessment, this seminar will show therapists how a high arch or flat foot will cause the loss of the normal stirrup spring system. Therapists will understand the biomechanics of both open and closed chain kinetic foot strike. This ascending syndrome can causes multiple variations in tibial and sacral torsion patterns, and can ascend into roto-scoliosis of the lumbar spine and compensatory scoliosis and kyphosis of the thoracic spine, locking down the Atlanto- occipital joint in the neck. Therapists will assess and treat the following complicated knee conditions: tibial torsions; ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL injuries; meniscus tears; IT band pain; patellar tendinosis; pes anserinus tendinosis; bursitis; patellar tracking; stuck fibular head pain; fibular and tibial nerve pain; excess supination and over-pronation of the foot; compensatory Atlanto-Occipital joint fixations and sacral torsions; distal hamstring and plantaris strains; and popliteal pain. Therapists will also learn to assess for total body joint and muscle lesions. Based on new research, therapists will know why vacu-therapies (cupping) must replace foam rollers for iliotibial band release, rectus femoris release, and releasing the retinaculum of the knee.
Supplies: All students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a set of sheets (headrest cover, too) and massage cream of their preference.
Parking is limited to three hours in front of AMTB; students should refrain from parking in front of AMTB and other High Street businesses. There is a paid parking lot located on Hanover Street (across from Sherwin Williams). Students can pay for parking using the kiosk or the Park Mobile App. We recommend that students download the parking app and add their license plate and credit card information prior to coming to class. Park where you are comfortable, but AMTB is not responsible for student vehicles or parking fines.