Attention PTAs & ATs Attending MT-FMC
PTAs and ATs attending any MAPS course specifically agree limit their practice to the assessment of physiological movement up to but not beyond the first onset of resistance (R1). Thus, PTAs are required to limit their lab practice to only Grades I and II assessment, which are small and large amplitude movements respectively, which occur in the resistance free range prior to R1. Furthermore, PTAs attending any MAPS course specifically agree to limit their practice to physiological (osteokinematic) movements and refrain from performing accessory (arthrokinematic) movements.
The practice of mobilization/manipulation is legally regulated by state Practice acts, and MAPS does not advocate that any practitioners (PT, PTA, or others) practice any procedure outside their legal scope of practice. MAPS course content is not intended for use by ANY participant outside the scope of their license or relevant regulations. PTAs attending this course agree to limit their clinical practice, during and after any MAPS course, to their specific State practice act(s), and to comply with the directions of their supervising Physical Therapist in accordance with APTA HOD RC 31-01.
MT-FMC Course Description (16.2 Direct Contact + 10.2 Home Study Hours = 26.3 Total Hours/2.6 CEUs)
Incorporating the latest peer-reviewed published research from multidisciplinary worldwide sources, the instructor leads participants through a critical evaluation of the research and functional anatomy underlying the corresponding philosophies of spinal and peripheral stabilization, motor control strategies for rehabilitation, and maximizing function. Replaced the MT-ST: Stabilization Training & Functional Rehabilitation Seminar as of 12/15/21.
Learn the importance of and how to perform a focused evaluation of the patient/client’s presentation via a detailed assessment utilizing differential diagnosis, medical screening, and special testing.
Provides strategies for determining the most effective and efficient specific exercise regime to ensure graduated and specific muscle facilitation, retraining, strengthening, and endurance using real patient scenarios and specific diagnoses. Extensive hands-on laboratory (90% of direct contact hours)
in which to practice graduated stabilization, specific exercise prescription, and motor control strategies to normalize muscle imbalances and movement pattern dysfunctions. Participants develop and refine the strategies presented using targeted facilitation, recruitment, and specific strengthening and endurance exercises to ensure maximum rehabilitation and function. Interventions are based upon Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), physiology and current concepts in motor control and functional rehabilitation. This course integrates with and mutually reinforces the manual therapy assessments and interventions in the MAPS Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy series, and may also be taken at any time as a stand-alone course. Includes required Home Study course component of approximately 10.15 hours, including a 4.15 hour online Lecture/PowerPoint presentation.
Regions covered include: Lumbar and Cervical Spine, Shoulder, Hip, Knee and Ankle injuries, as well as common post-surgical conditions and specific common pathologies and diagnoses.
MT-FMC Course Schedule*
Day 1: 7:30am-5:45pm
Day 2: 8:00am-4:15pm
*Times subject to change
MT-FMC Course Requirements:
Open to PTs, MDs, DOs, PTAs, and ATs. Enrollment limited. Lab clothes required for all sessions
MT-FMC Course Objectives
Course participants upon completion will be able to:
- Discuss the latest peer reviewed published research regarding stabilization and motor control training.
- Explain the major philosophies and models of stabilization and motor control training
- Discuss the detailed anatomy and role of various key muscles involved in functional motor control.
- Demonstrate the principles of evaluation and assessment to determine the functional stability and motor control of a patient’s Lumbar, Cervical Spine and the Shoulder, Hip, Knee and Ankle.
- Formulate an accurate clinical assessment to differentially diagnose various medical conditions based upon the patient’s presentation (signs and symptoms), through the use of medical screening and targeted special testing.
- Select appropriate motor control interventions based upon clinical assessment and relevant special tests.
- Apply principles of exercise physiology, exercise prescription and motor control training to ensure appropriate dynamic stabilization is maximized.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of comprehensive retraining strategies provided to specific patients with various pathologies.
- Determine the most effective and efficient interventions using graduated and specific muscle facilitation, recruitment, retraining, strengthening and endurance in real patient scenarios with specific diagnoses. Demonstrate at least once during laboratory.
- Determine interventions to normalize muscle imbalances and movement pattern dysfunctions through graduated stabilization, specific exercise prescription, and motor control strategies. Demonstrate at least once during laboratory.
- Develop and refine interventions to ensure maximum rehabilitation and functional performance using targeted facilitation, recruitment, and specific strengthening and endurance exercises. Demonstrate at least once during laboratory.