Lower Quarter Assessment – Palpation, Orthopedics, Neurological and Functional

Instructor: Dr. Glen M. Harris

March 24, 2024

Toronto – Midtown, – Lab Motus,  511 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto

8 hours – 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Class size limited to 20.

This course designed specifically for Kinesiologists, Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists, Osteopaths and students for all the above groups. 

Course Objectives:

Review the essential surface anatomical structures associated with the common clinical presentations of the lumbar spine, pelvis, hip, knee, ankle foot and great toe.

To become competent in accurately identifying the anatomical structures (muscles, tendons, joint ligaments, vascular structures and nerves, particularly motor and cutaneous parts), through palpation.

Review, apply and interpret the various orthopedic procedures related to each to the regions and assimilate the finding with historical features, to develop appropriate care plans.

Review, apply and interpret the various neurological procedures, including deep tendon reflexes, superficial reflexes, pathological reflexes, Motor power, various sensory modalities and special procedures, related to each to the regions and assimilation of these findings with historical features to develop appropriate care plans.

Review, apply and interpret the various functional tests for the lower extremity, including balance, strength, endurance, power etc…

To apply the above skills sets to common clinical applications (see example below)

Acute “Ankle Sprain” – does this also involve a sural nerve neuropraxia? Is the distal fibula implicated? Is there a concomitant lateral compartment of the leg, muscular strain, due to the large eccentric load placed on the fibularis longus and brevis musculature? Is there need to suggest a radiograph? If this is recurrent…what about the possibility of an osteochrondal defect? Will this become chronic?

Glen M. Harris BIO