2013 Kinetic Chain Evaluation and Functional Exercise Approaches

Chicago, Illinois
Monday, December 09, 2013


2013 Kinetic Chain Evaluation and Functional Exercise Approaches
Monday, December 09, 2013 7:50 AM -
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 4:45 PM (Central Standard Time)

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
(312) 238-6042
345 E. Superior Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States

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Course Description
This two-day course covers information critical to the assessment and treatment of Kinetic Chain impairments and restoration of Kinetic Chain function for patients with musculoskeletal pain. Evidence supporting a Kinetic Chain approach will be discussed as well as demonstrations of its practical application in clinical practice for lower body, upper body and spine-related patient cases.  Clinical reasoning based on Kinetic Chain function will be utilized as a basis for treatment selection and for formulating  an exercise prescription.  Kinetic Chain tests will be presented and practiced to sharpen observational skills of functional biomechanics of the core, lower extremity and upper extremity.  Functional stretching and strengthening exercises will be discussed, practiced and applied to clinical patient cases.  A take-home DVD of kinetic chain exercises will be included in the learning materials.

Who Should Attend
Physical and Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Chiropractors, and any other practitioners who are involved in treating pain and restoring Kinetic Chain Function.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Differentiate clinical features and appropriate interventions for mechanical versus functional impairments.

Explain a base series of Kinetic Chain tests used to rule out kinetic chain impairment as a possible contributor to continued loss of function or decreased performance.

Practice Kinetic Chain tests through observation and active participation to improve patient lower and upper body functional biomechanics.

Discuss  and Practice common lower, upper body and deep core exercises.

Select and Practice kinetic chain tests that can be used to individualize functional exercise prescription for a variety of lower, upper body and spine patient cases.

Contact Information

  • Please Contact:
    Mary Eugene
    Registrar - RIC Academy
    Phone: 312-238-4251
    Fax: 312-238-4451

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