Movement Links of the Lower Quarter
November 16-18, 2018
20 CEUs for NM PTs and PTAs
Langford Sports & Physical Therapy
This 3-day lab-intensive workshop is designed to provide a deeper understanding and application of the movement and neuromuscular approaches in the evaluation & management of musculoskeletal pain syndromes. Functional regional interdependence between the muscular, osteoarticular and central nervous system in the regulation of movement will be a focus of discussion and practice. Clinical reasoning of the evaluation and management process of the upper quarter with particular attention to the lumbo-pelvic-hip relationship and its integration with manual orthopedic procedures will be also discussed. This workshop strives to provide the participant tools necessary to become proficient in basic functional movement analysis with extensive hands-on practice and feedback.
Perform a systematic evaluation of posture, muscle length, movement patterns and draw relationships between impairments & contributing factors responsible for creating the dysfunction.
Perform neuromuscular activation & inhibitory techniques for optimal neuromuscular function and movement.
Refine palpation and handling skills for evaluation, treatment & exercise/movement correction.
Appreciate how the movement-based approach complements manual orthopedic procedures in the assessment & management of musculoskeletal pain syndromes.
Formulate a treatment plan to identify key strategies for effective management of the patient.
Design and implement progression of precise exercises specific to the patient’s functional goals.
Instructor: Nicole Lovett, DPT, OCS
Dr. Nicole Lovett was born and raised in Diamond Bar, California. Currently, she resides
in Upland, California and works for Kaiser Permanente in Downey. Her interest in Physical Therapy started from her participation in sports like soccer, basketball, softball and volleyball. Having played soccer most of her life, including at the collegiate level, she
knew she wanted to start a career in Physical Therapy. Seeing herself recover from injuries and teammates recover from injuries sparked her passion for Physical Therapy.
Dr. Lovett graduated from San Francisco State University in 2005, with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, and fromAzusa Pacific University with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2009. She started her career in the Orthopedic outpatient setting in the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Residency of Los Angeles.
The patients’ population was primarily orthopedic with various injuries. In 2011, Dr. Lovett became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist. In 2012, Dr. Lovett completed the Movement Science Fellowship. Currently, Dr. Lovett works as a Clinical Specialist at Kaiser Permanente Downey where, her responsibilities extend beyond patient care. She
provides staff education in-services and she helps with planning and development of current staff competency testing. In 2013, she became part of the Southern California Residency Faculty of the Orthopedic Residency program. Dr. Lovett serves as a clinical mentor, lab assistant, and a mentor for Physical Therapy students in the Azusa Pacific University Doctorate program.
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