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Rehabilitation of the Patient with “Complicated” Orthopedic Injuries-Lower Quadrant


This course will focus on the importance of identifying key anatomical structures and the specific evaluation and treatment of complicated lower quadrant injuries.  We will look at the different causes of these problems and review evaluation techniques and how to manage these cases when they present to you in the office or clinic. There will be brief lectures of the above mentioned but a majority of this course will be interactive and  hands-on labs. You will leave this course with practical information that can be applied on your first day back to work!

You will leave this course with practical information that can be applied on your first day back to work!

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Paul Marquis, PT

Course Description

This course will cover the rehabilitation of patients with complicated lower quadrant injuries. We will look at how to recognize potential complications and how to treat them. Most of our day will be devoted to hands-on evaluation and treatment techniques. Discussion of “your” complicated cases will be entertained during the afternoon session. Topics will include but not be limited to:


Day 2

  • ·         Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Neurogenic vs. vascular claudication.
  • ·         Intra-articular hip dysfunction.
  • ·         Quad strains: Rest, exercise or both?
  • ·         Sacro-iliac joint dysfunction: The rotated innominate.
  • ·         The arthrofibrotic knee.
  • ·         Medial tibial stress injuries.
  • ·         Re-calcitrant plantar fasciitis.
  • ·         Discussion of “Your” complicated patient.

Approved BOC Provider. The American Medical Association designates this educational activity for up to 6.5 hours of Category 1 AMA/PRA CME credits. Providers should claim credit for the hours actually attended.

The Aroostook Medical Center is accredited by the Maine Medical Association’s Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation as a sponsor of continuing medical education of Allopathic Physicians.

Target Audience

Physicians, Mid-level Providers, Physical Therapists and Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Assistants and Athletic Trainers.


Additional Information

Date & Location

Apr 7, 2017 – Bangor, ME


7:30-8:00 Registration
8:00-8:15 Introduction and Course Overview
8:15-8:45 Anatomy Review of the Foot, Ankle and Lower Leg
8:45-9:15 Foot, Ankle & Lower Leg Evaluation, Gait Evaluation and Special Tests
9:15-9:45 Lab- Palpation, Manual Muscle Testing and Special Tests.
9:45-10:00 Questions and Answers- Break
10:00-10:30 Differential Diagnosis of Heel Pain-Plantar Fasciitis
10:30-11:00 Forefoot Dysfunction-Identifying the Source of Pain
11:00-11:30 Review Red Flags and Unusual Diagnoses
11:30-12:00 Evaluation and Management of Acute Ankle Sprains
12:00-1:00 Lunch (On your own)
1:00-1:30 Orthotic and Bracing Indications for Foot and Ankle Dysfunction
1:30-2:00 Treatment Techniques and Management Concepts for Foot and Ankle Injuries
2:00-2:30 Neural vs. Vascular Claudication
2:30-3:00 Video Case Presentations
3:00-3:30 Questions, Answers and Closing Remarks


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