Note: This course can be offered as either a 4 day lecture/practical course (suitable for small groups interested in acquiring the skills (practicing) necessary to apply this model in clinical practice) or as a 2 day lecture/demonstration course (suitable for large group conferences)
Do you see patients with recurrent problems and, in the face of limited evidence, question if you are being the most effective you can be in your approach to treatment? Do you know how to determine if the thorax, lumbar spine and/or pelvis (essentially the trunk) is playing a role in the clinical presentation and if so what to do or where to begin treatment?
Increasingly, scientific evidence suggests that function of the pelvis is essential for the performance of almost every task. However, how do we know if the loss of pelvic function is the cause of the patientâ€™s primary complaint (the criminal) or merely the victim of an impairment elsewhere. How do we know if the loss of function of the thorax is the cause of the loss of pelvic function? How do we know if the relationship between the thorax & the pelvis is responsible for the failure of the lumbar spine to transfer loads optimally?
The restoration of function and performance depends on being able to identify and treat the underlying source of the problem and it is common to find the pelvis as the criminal in some cases and the victim in others. The same is true for the thorax. Do you have a way of knowing when to treat the pelvis, when to treat the thorax, when to treat the lumbar spine and when to look elsewhere
This course will introduce the functional interplay between the thorax and the lumbopelvic-hip region and how The Integrated Systems Model for Disability & Pain can facilitate the understanding and interpretation of each patientâ€™s unique clinical picture
The Integrated Systems Model for Disability & Pain, co-developed by Diane Lee and Linda-Joy Lee, is a framework to help clinicians organize knowledge (evidence and experientially based) and develop clinical reasoning skills to facilitate best decisions for treatment. A key feature of this approach is Meaningful Task Analysis and Finding the Primary Driver. Briefly, this involves choosing tasks to assess that are relevant to the patientâ€™s story (meaningful to the patientâ€™s complaints and functional difficulties), assessing the whole body (strategy analysis of the task) to find the criminal (the driver), and then developing sound hypotheses as to how the criminal relates to its multiple victims.
Objectives & Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this 2 day course, you will understand:
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