Online Course

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The Ultimate Lower Quarter

Presenter: Tanya Bell-Jenje

Target Audience: Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Biokineticists, Sports Physiologists, Rehabiilitation Professionals

Course Details
12 Hours of Pre-Recorded Content​
3 Month Access to Recordings
Complete in your own time
Course Manual Delivery to any South African Address Included in Price

On this course you will learn

  • Functional Biomechanics & Clinical Anatomy of the lumbar, pelvis, hip & lower limbs are taught, with an immediate clinical application. Understand anatomy & its clinical relevance to movement function & dysfunction.

  • To identify abnormal movement patterns, muscle imbalances & local ‘core’ inhibition and interpret their clinical relevance.

  • Understand lumbo-pelvic & femero-pelvic control, timing & recruitment.

  • Identify risk factors for persistent injuries of the Lower Quarter.

  • Assess the Lower Quarter in detail with an innovative, quick but comprehensive assessment protocol.

  • Clinical Reasoning. Acquire skills for predictive reasoning. Learn to prioritize management.

  • To develop individual-specific treatment & rehabilitation strategies that are evidence-based.

  • Best exercises for best outcomes:  targeted motor control, open & closed chain, stabilisation, progressive functional exercises etc.

  • Learn how to progress rehabilitation beyond the clinical setting to restore the patient to their ‘pre-injury’ condition


Course Outline

Part 1

  • Understanding muscle classification

  • Core concepts for the Lower Quarter

  • Optimal vs Non-optimal strategies

  • Clinically relevant Anatomy

  • The Diaphragm: Link between back pain & breathing


Part 2

  • Clinically relevant Anatomy cont. Application

  • Quick test

  • Dysfunction in the local & global systems


Part 3

  • Intrinsic risk factors: Identification & management

  • Recruitment sequences

  • Relative flexibility

  • Dynamic Valgus

  • Effect of a lack of ankle dorsiflexion ROM


Part 4

  • Other risk factors (Quinolone’s, hypermobility)

  • Posture assessment

  • Postural types & their predictive power in running injuries


Part 5

  • Lumbo-pelvic disassociation

  • The assessment (video demo’s)


Part 6

  • Treatment options

  • Case examples

Course Testimonials

Excellent course, i can highly recommend it to physios working in a musculo skeletal rehab setting with their clients. Current and up to date information. User friendly Exercises that can be applied to patients post course.

About Tanya Bell-Jenje

Tanya is a Manual Therapist (OMT), international lecturer and developer of the Groovi Movements Physio Software.

She is a founder of Bell Rogers & Harris Physiotherapists and a Director of ‘Off Nicol Health Wellness & Rehab’ in Johannesburg, South Africa. Earlier career and life experiences revolved around her position as Physiotherapist for various National Sports & Teams such as South African Mens Cricket and Ladies Hockey.

Tanya went on to serve as an honorary lecturer at Wits University and has lectured and presented at orthopaedic congresses and physiotherapy workshops throughout the world. As she continues to study and instruct on the interplay of biomechanics and kinematics, Tanya promotes an integrated approach to injury diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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