FM LQ: Functional Mobilization™ Lower Quadrant

Des Moines , IA US
March 28, 2019 to March 31, 2019


Regular Price: $817

Early Bird: $735 (One month prior to the course)

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Attendees agree to utilize all skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment learned in this course to the extent allowed under the regulations of their professional practice act. By registering you acknowledge that your attendance does not represent authorization by the IPA, or any of its officers, to utilize any of the material learned which may lie outside of the strict interpretation of your practice act.


FM I and PNF I

The Kaiser Vallejo Residency will no longer serve as a PNFI prerequiste substitute.


Functional Mobilization™ couples active and resisted movement (PNF) with soft tissue and joint mobilization to facilitate normalization of mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control dysfunctions. The participant is trained to evaluate each movement segment through the use of PNF patterns and to combine the selective pattern into the full trunk and extremity patterns. Instruction will emphasize the treatment of both hypermobile structures and the stabilization of hypermobile segments with prolonged holds to promote activation of the core muscle’s contraction. Instruction will emphasize passive and active associated movement while performing soft tissue and joint mobilization in non-weight and weight bearing positions.


  • Develop specific Functional Mobilization™ progression strategies to enhance functional capacity of the lower quadrant.
  • Develop competence in the assessment and treatment of focus areas: lumbar spine, sacrum, innominate, coccyx, hip, knee and lower limb neurovascular treatment.
  • Develop home exercises to augment the treatment program.
  • Discuss the evidence for the FMLQ material.

Course Time Schedule 


  • 4:30 pm: Check-in 
  • 5 pm: Introduction, evaluation of gait, treatment approach to the coccyx and sacrum
  • 10 pm: Adjourn


  • 9 am: Treatment strategies for the innominates and hips and specific treatment of the lumbopelvic girdle in sitting
  • 7 pm: Adjourn


  • 8:30 am: Pelvic patterns, trunk patterns, resisted rolling and gait, and hip patterns 
  • 7 pm: Adjourn


  • 8 am: Knee, knee patterns, foot and ankle patterns, and lower extremity patterns
  • 4 pm: Adjourn

Schedule may necessitate changes due to travel restrictions of the instructor. The instructor will discuss any changes at the beginning of the course if applicable.


Break food will be provided during the first break of the course on Thursday evening.  The break food is intended to be a snack, not dinner.  No other food will be provided.  We suggest you bring a water bottle and feel free to bring your own snacks


Cheryl Wardlaw has taught with the IPA since 1980. As a Senior Faculty member, she has achieved her Trainer status for Functional Mobilization I, PNF I, and Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant. Cheryl serves as a Secondary Instructor for Functional Mobilization II and Functional Mobilization Upper Quadrant. In 2015, Cheryl also joined the Pelvic Girdle Puzzle Faculty as a Lead Instructor. In 2011, following years of study into the role the nervous system, inflammation and the immune system can play in the resolution of pain, Mrs. Wardlaw wrote her patient focused book, Taming Pain: Lessons from the Trenches. She is very excited to bring her work to therapists and patients in a two day course (Taming Pain/ Taming Stress) in 2016. Cheryl is also very proud to combine her artistic skills with her IPA experience to illustrate and produce the patient home exercise program: Functional Manual Therapy Exercise CD. Cheryl and her husband, Bruce, have also collaborated to design and produce a number of the manual therapy tools and products for the IPA.

Cheryl graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgia College at Milledgeville in 1975. She then completed a second Bachelor of Science, in Physical Therapy, at the Medical College of Georgia in 1977. Mrs. Wardlaw began working as a physical therapist at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, in 1977. In addition, she was a Senior Staff PT at Egleston Hospital for Children (Emory University) from 1979 to 1983, before taking a position as Supervisor of Clinical Education at Emory University Hospital. In May, 1987, Mrs. Wardlaw completed a Masters of Medical Science-Neurology/Education from Emory University. From 1985 to present, Mrs. Wardlaw has acted as the Manager of Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Emory University Hospital. Cheryl founded Specialized Education Experiences in 1986 and serves as a consultant in continuing education design. Mrs. Wardlaw was certified with distinction as a Certified Functional Manual Therapist in 2004, and re-certified in 2014.

Mrs. Wardlaw has authored several articles and book chapters. These include: "Effects of Allopurinol in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy", Archives of Neurology, May 1983. "Single Subject Study on Effect of Resistive Exercise and Stretching on an Adult Limb-Girdle Dystrophy Patient", Neurology Report, Vol. 7(4) 1983. "PNF: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation", Textbook of Orthopedic Medicine, ed. Basmajian, 1992. She has received awards in clinical research and is currently investigating applications of Real Time Ultrasound to the FMT approach.

The instructors advertised for the course are the intended instructors.  The final number of instructors will be determined by course enrollment.  Every effort is made to hold the course with the scheduled instructors.  Course refunds or transfers will not be granted based on a change of instructors. Please note there may be instructor changes without prior notice. Multiple instructors are scheduled for each course.  However, the actual number of instructors at a course will be determined by final enrollment.

Required Course Preparation

Prior to the classroom portion of this course, all students must complete required course preparation.  The preparation for FMLQ includes one videos with a quiz, and one article.  Plan to spend approximately 0,5 - 1 hours learning this important information.  Once enrolled in a course, required course preparation can be found by logging on to your IPA account and selecting "My Upcoming Courses."  If you have any trouble accessing the required course preparation please call the IPA office at 970-870-9521 for assistance.

iPads and iPhones do not support flash which is required for the quiz portions of the pre-course work. Videos are viewable, but a computer will be needed to complete all quizzes. Also, please note that approved CEUs may vary depending on individual states' treatment of Online vs. Classroom Instruction.

Required Equipment

Half Foam Roll (12" x 6" which measures 3" tall at the apex since the 6" round is cut in half) to use during the course.  You may order one from IPA or from a number of other providers. Orders that are received three weeks prior to a course, and clearly request shipment to a course, may be shipped directly to the course.  All other orders will be shipped to the address given on the order.  Order Half Foam Roll

Illustrated Anatomy Book  Each participant must bring an illustrated anatomy book to the course.  We recommend Netter FH. Atlas of Human Anatomy, 5th Edition.  East Hanover, MNJ.  Novartis 1977. Online anatomy applications work well if you have a way to access them during the course.  Other illustrated anatomy books are acceptable, but page numbers of specific illustrations from other books will not be referenced in the course.  Atlas of Human Anatomy books may be ordered on or

Supplies are shipped 2-3 weeks prior to the course.  Orders placed after the supplies have shipped will incur a fee to expedite your order, and may include charges for faster shipping.  An IPA Mobilization Belt will be provided to course participants.

Recommended Reading

It is required that each participant reviews the Bibliography and read any article they are unfamiliar with prior to the course. All Course Bibliographies.

Mike Baum PNF DVD for $30. Email Mike directly at

PNF in Practice, Adler, Susan, Beckers, Dominiek, and Buck, Math. 4th Edition, NY: Springer Verlag, 2014. Available at or, phone 800-777-4643, fax 201-348-4505, email:

Trail Guide to the Body. Biel, Andrew, Books of Discovery: 2001. or

Therapeutic Exercises for Spinal Segmental Stabilization in Low Back Pain. Richardson, Carolyn; Jull, Gwedolyn; Hodges, Paul; and Hides, Julie. United Kingdom:  Churchill Livingstone, 2nd edition.


Each attendee is expected to complete the required reading and attend all hours of instruction to receive a Certificate of Completion.  Any exceptions to this policy must be pre-approved in writing by the IPA Directors.

Lab Clothing

Each participant's body must be accessible for observation and treatment.  Sports bra or halter top and shorts are appropriate for women. Shorts or swim trunks for men.  Please refrain from wearing large or sharp jewelry.  A sweat suit is advisable between demonstrations, as temperatures may vary in the room.

Course Preparation

This 3 1/2 day workshop is quite demanding and intense.  Please come prepared and rested.  Have your fingernails clipped back and filed as some techniques require fingertip pressure.  Review your basic anatomy of the lower trunk muscles, joints and fascia.  You should also review course manuals from FM I and PNF I, as well as the articles listed below.

There will not be a review of FM I or PNF I at the course.  We strongly recommend that you have taken the pre-requisite course within three to five years to be updated with the current pre-requisite material. This is especially important for PNF. You will receive an IPA Mobilization Belt.  Please bring you own 1/2 foam roll to use during the course.


The Institute of Physical Art, Inc.
43449 Elk Run
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
970 870-9521

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 31.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/28/2019 - 8:30am CDT
Event ends: 
03/31/2019 - 3:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Academic Center 215
Des Moines , IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596

Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.



Hotel Accommodations

There are numerous hotels available in the Des Moines area. Below are a few options located downtown (close to campus), near the airport and west of Des Moines. Some hotels offer shuttle service to DMU, but you must inquire with the hotel directly. Some hotels may offer a discount (based on availability). Mention DMU to your hotel to see if a discount may be available.

Des Moines Marriott – Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

  • May offer discounted rates
  • Airport shuttle service
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • Health club and indoor pool

Hyatt Place Des Moines
418 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-282-5555 or 888-591-1234

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Des Moines University
  • Complimentary Hot American & Continental Breakfast
  • Fitness Center & Indoor Pool
  • DMU Discounted Rate (mention Des Moines University Corporate Rate)

Renaissance Savery Hotel – Downtown
401 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • DMU discount on standard rooms (based on availability)

31 Contact Hours

Before registering for a course you should verify approved CEUs with your state licensing board or association. State rules are subject to change. IPA courses are approved for the state in which the course is held.

Available Credit

  • 31.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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Regular Price: $817

Early Bird: $735 (One month prior to the course)

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