PNF I: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation I

Des Moines , IA US
October 11, 2019 to October 13, 2019

Registration


Regular Price: $772

Early Bird: $695 (One month prior to the start of the course)

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Audience

PT, PTA, OT, SPT 

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.

Purpose

To effectively treat as a Functional Manual Therapist®, one must address the interrelationship between the neuromuscular, soft tissue, and articular systems. PNF I offers a dynamic and functional evaluation and treatment approach to this interrelationship based on specific analysis of motor recruitment patterns and Characteristics of Neuromuscular Function.

This course progresses from specific shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle, and trunk patterns to weight bearing postures and movements. Content emphasizes the establishment of efficient motor recruitment patterns for rehabilitation of neurological and orthopedic patients and post manipulative techniques. The material in this course is directly related to current neurophysiology of muscle function and motor control. 

Objectives

The participant will develop an understanding of the:

  • Normal growth and development principles on which PNF is founded.
  • Neurophysiology behind the PNF principles
  • FMT paradigm of mechanical capacity, neuromuscular function, and motor control.
  • Application of the FMT paradigm to the practice of PNF.
  • FMT operational definition of Functional Efficiency and how it applies to the practice of PNF.
  • Attributes and differences between tonic vs phasic contractions and isometric vs maintained isotonic contractions.

The participant will develop the:

  • Clinical skills to determine a patient’s neuromuscular ability to initiate functional movements with a proper feed forward mechanism, and if necessary, select the proper PNF technique to facilitate a CoreFirst contraction.
  • Manual skills to assess the mechanical capacity of the joint and soft tissues associated with PNF patterns and functional positions of hook lying, on-elbows, sitting, and gait.
  • Observation skills to identify inefficiencies in the scapula and pelvic patterns as they relate to functional activities
  • Skills to identify the presence or absence of CoreFirst® strategies in various functional movements and postures and demonstrate the necessary clinical reasoning to determine the proper PNF intervention if a dysfunctional motor strategy is identified.
  • Clinical reasoning necessary to implement a plan of care related to the restoration of efficient mechanical capacity, neuromuscular function, and motor control through the utilization of appropriate principles and techniques of PNF based on the objective and subjective findings related to a patient’s presenting symptoms.

The participant will demonstrate in supervised lab practice sessions the clinical reasoning necessary to understand when and how to utilize PNF throughout the plan of care for both evaluation and intervention.

Prerequisites

None

Course Time Schedule 

Prior to Start of the Course

Complete the required interactive online module. 

Friday

  • 8 am: Check-in
  • 8:30 am: Movement assessment and reeducation of the trunk scapula & pelvis patterns, and treatment techniques to address specific dysfunction, mass, and reciprocal trunk patterns
  • 6:30 pm: Adjourn

Saturday

  • 8:30 am: Continue to explore characteristics of neuromuscular control in various postures and positions such as sidelying, on elbows, hook-lying, and quadruped
  • 6:30 pm: Adjourn

Sunday

  • 8 am: Sitting and gait assessment and reeducation.
  • 3 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.

Required Course Preparation 

Prior to the classroom portion of this course, all students must complete required course preparation.  The preparation for PNFI includes videos, quizzes, and articles.  Plan to spend approximately 4 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.

Note: 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.

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

Required Equipment

Print the Video Handout Reference from the precourse work to add to your course manual if desired.  The precourse Video Handout Reference makes up pages 8-21 of the PNFI manual, and can be inserted into the manual you receive when you arrive at the course.

Recommended Reading and Viewing 

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

Any current literature on motor training.

MNM Clinical Reasoning Intro video

Instructor Note

The instructor advertised for the course is the intended primary instructor. Every effort is made to hold the course with the scheduled instructor. Course refunds or transfers will not be granted based on a change of instructor. Please note there may be a change of instructor(s) 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.

Breaks 

No food will be provided during PNFI courses. We suggest you bring a water bottle and feel free to bring your own snacks.

Attendance

Each attendee is expected to complete the required pre-course work before the course begins, 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 Directors.

Lab Clothing 

Wear comfortable clothing for lectures and sitting labs.  Participants' bodies must be accessible for observation and treatment. Please refrain from wearing large or sharp jewelry. Because there is a great deal of kneeling during this course, you may want to bring knee pads. Also, please bring proper shoes for Sundays' Gait lab. 

  • Women: Sports top or loose fitting shirt so scapula is accessible, and shorts with loose waist. 
  • Men: Shorts or swim trunks with loose waist. 
  • ALL:  Warm-up suites or other clothing worn over the above described attire is advised to ensure comfort between demonstrations as temperatures in the room may vary.

Course Preparation

This 3 day workshop is quite demanding and intense.  Please come prepared and rested. Review the basic anatomy of the scapula and pelvis muscles and joints.  This knowledge will serve as an important foundation for the principles and procedures taught. Be sure to complete the required course preparation listed above.

It is suggested that each participant review the Bibliography and read any article they are unfamiliar with prior to attending the course.

Questions

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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 28.00 CE Contact Hours
Course opens: 
10/11/2019
Course expires: 
10/13/2019
Event starts: 
10/11/2019 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
10/13/2019 - 3:00pm
Cost:
$772.00
Rating: 
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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.

Travel

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
515-245-5500

  • 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
800-514-4706

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

24 - 28 Hours

PNF I requires students to complete online videos before attending the classroom instruction. Approved CEUs for this course may vary depending on individual states' treatment of Online vs. Classroom Instruction. 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

  • 28.00 CE Contact Hours

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/11/2019
Course expires: 
10/13/2019

Price

Cost:
$772.00
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