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Recently Karen Jiran, MPT, PRC taught at our one day clinical course in Crookston, Minnesota. Karen filled us in on how the course went:
“I had a great time up in Crookston, MN! The group was really excited and asked great questions!
- First, we reviewed the mechanics of footwear and how correct placement of scaphoid pads can help move a patient out of a Left AIC pattern. There was a problem with understanding the need to support the right arch and yet allow the right great toe to contact the ground to assist with weight shift to the left.
- Second, we hit the ZOA. We went over what the ZOA is and how we functionally need to ensure the ZOA is supported in all three planes with each integrated exercise.
- We reviewed and performed exercises to help understand where mistakes can easily be made.
- We discussed clues to looking at hip lift scores and when a person really is a 3 or 4 by assessing true trunk abduction. Just because a person can lift doesn’t mean they are a true 3 to 4. I expect to see trunk abduction as a part of the movement. I encouraged them to be picky when evaluating the test!
- We also reviewed progressing with right vs. left lower trap exercises and to be careful with Right Superior T4 patients.”
Here is what an attendee had to say about it:
- “This was an open conversation course! This was extremely helpful to address individual questions. The small group was conducive to understanding the deeper theories.”
If you would like to learn more about our one day clinical course opportunities, contact us!