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Learn the Why, When and How of Treating Low Back Pain
With Evidence-Based, Conservative Techniques, Approaches and Systems
June 21 - 23, 2019 | Chicago, IL
A Historic Event in a Historic Location
If you are seeking ways to improve your practice by being exposed to new and innovative treatment approaches, this conference is FOR YOU.
We invite you to join a diverse group of practitioners from around the globe as we discuss our strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for treating musculoskeletal conditions and improving the lives of the patients we serve.

The people involved in this conference want to move the bar forward as it relates to manual medicine. Each has a strong belief that conservative manual and movement-driven healthcare should be a primary method of treatment for many people in pain yet there is so much we still do not know and so much more we can do to help people. 

During our panel discussions, you'll have an opportunity to ask questions to some of the giants in the world of physical medicine, while listening to real-world case studies and patient evaluations and treatment.

The open dialogue will provide the opportunity for all attendees to discuss the various treatment approaches presented and differing strategies for addressing the patient's condition.

We can't wait to have you join us!
Robert Newhalfen, DC
FRIDAY AGENDA
ON FRIDAY, JOIN US FOR PRESENTATIONS, CASE STUDIES AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS WITH SOME OF THE WORLD'S FOREMOST EXPERTS IN PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
7:00AM - Registration Opens

8:00AM - Michael Shacklock Presentation – Neurodynamics (Nerve driven approach)

9:00AM - Warren Hammer Presentation – Fascial Manipulation (Soft Tissue driven approach)

10:00AM - Chris Showalter Presentation – Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (Symptom Provocation approach)

11:00AM - Shirley Sahrmann Presentation – Movement System Impairment Syndromes (Movement driven approach)

12:00PM - Lunch Break

1:00PM - Michael Shacklock – Case Presentation and Discussion

2:00PM - Warren Hammer – Case Presentation and Discussion

3:00PM - Chris Showalter – Case Presentation and Discussion

4:00PM - Shirley Sahrmann – Case Presentation and Discussion

5:00PM - 7:00PM - Friday Evening Welcome Reception

WEEKEND AGENDA
CHOOSE FROM 1 OF 4 HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS
JUNE 22-23, 2019
Presented by: Warren Hammer, DC, MS, DABCO
Fascial Manipulation (Level 1A)
Friday 6:30pm - 10:30pm and Saturday/Sunday 8am - 6pm
The mechanoreceptors in muscles and joints convey information about the posture and movements of the body and thereby play an important role in proprioception and motor control” (1). Probably the most important breakthrough in soft tissue treatment is that important receptors, especially the muscle spindle cells that are responsible for normal muscle control, and coordination are not in the muscle, but in the fascia within the muscle. Most soft tissue techniques deal with a form of stretching and strengthening which of course is necessary, but our total treatment of neuromusculoskeletal problems must include an organized method of evaluating and treating the fascial system. 

The fascial system is directly related to nociceptors and the kinetic chain, i.e., an old ankle injury responsible for a current knee, hip or lumbar problem. You will learn how to determine exactly what particular fascial sequence is involved. Immediate improvement of functional testing will allow the practitioner to know they are on the correct path.
(1) Kandel ER, et al. 2013. Principles of Neural Science, 5th ed., pp.482-3. New York: McGraw Hill..

Fascial Manipulation courses are dedicated to the understanding and treatment of the human fascial system. It is spread over four 3 day weekends for Levels 1a, 1b, and 2a, 2b. There is also a level 3 of 54 hours dedicated to the treatment of internal fascial function. 

The training consists of theoretical lectures, demonstrations by the teachers and hands-on training of the participants. Level 1A will include understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the fascial system and use of the biomechanical model necessary for the application of the Fascial Manipulation technique. It is important that students learn how to palpate and localize the FM points. In this process, an emphasis is placed on the assessment of musculoskeletal system and on how to develop a treatment strategy.
Movement System Impairment Syndromes: Lumbopelvic Course
Saturday/Sunday - 9am - 5pm
The MSI syndromes were developed by Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD and her colleagues. These syndromes are described in her books, Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes and Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities, Cervical and Thoracic Spine.

Our MSI courses teach you to identify faulty alignment, movement patterns, and muscle imbalances using observation of movement as well as muscle length and strength testing. You will also learn how to alleviate and prevent mechanical musculoskeletal pain through treatment focused on the restoration of optimal alignment and appropriate movement patterns.
Presented by: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Presented by: Chris Showalter, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars:
Lower Quarter Course
Saturday/Sunday: 8am - 5pm
The Maitland-Australian approach is world renowned and the cornerstone of modern day Evidence-Based Orthopedic Manual Therapy.
First developed by the famous Australian Physiotherapist and co-founderof IFOMPT(1), Geoffrey Maitland, the Maitland-Australian approach was introduced to the U.S. by MAPS founder Robert Sprague, PT, PhD, GDMT, COMT, FAAOMPT.
 
This approach is based primarily on the assessment and treatment of the patient’s signs/symptoms, respecting the diagnosis, understanding the pathology and using biomechanical knowledge when applicable. Biomechanical theory plays only a small role. The examination and subsequent treatment is intended to gently provoke the patient’s actual symptoms and thus confirm the source and specific tissues potentially at fault. Carefully graded osteokinematic (physiological) and arthrokinematic (accessory) passive mobilization techniques are performed to reproduce the pain of a stiffness disorder (pathomechanical) to restore normal movement and mechanics, OR to reduce/eliminate the patient’s pain dominant disorder (pathophysiological) related to inflammation or other pathophysiological processes. 

(1) IFOMPT=International Federation of Orthopedic Manual Therapists
Neurodynamics Lower Quarter 1
Saturday/Sunday - 8:30am - 5:30pm
Highlights:
  •  general neurodynamic principles applied to the entire body and specifically the lower quarter, including the lumbar spine, hip and piriformis syndrome, hamstring injury and heel pain due to tibial and medial calcaneal nerve disorders
  •  classifications of structures and mechanisms for diagnosis and treatment
  •  neurodynamic sequencing – a mechanism that can be used to make neurodynamic technique more specific than in the past
  •  how to differentiate nerve from other tissues with mechanical testing
  •  how to make diagnosis and treatment more specific than before.
Presented by: Michael Shacklock, DipPhysio, MAppSc, FACP
Ticket Options
choose from the ticket options below...attend friday only or stay for the full weekend
frday-only ticket
$
300.00
Only 100 Tickets Available
  • Attendance to Friday, June 21 ONLY
  • Participate in Friday afternoon panel discussion
  • Limited to the first 100 Attendees
  • Visit with Vendors in the Expo Area
  • Friday Lunch Included
  • Friday Welcome Reception
professional ticket
$
850.00
Increases to $950 April 1, 2019
  • CE hours available for DCs, PTs/PTAs, ATs and LMTs in many states
  • Attend the full Friday Sessions and Panel Discussions
  • Choose from one of four two-day workshops on Saturday and Sunday
  • Visit with vendors in the Expo Area
  • Friday Lunch Included
  • Friday Welcome Reception
  • Saturday Networking Cocktail Hour
  • PRICE INCREASES TO $950.00 APRIL 1, 2019
student/faculty ticket
$
800.00
LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE
  • Must be full-time student or Faculty Member at a Higher Education Institution
  • Attend the full Friday Sessions and Panel Discussions
  • Choose from one of four two-day workshops on Saturday and Sunday
  • Visit with vendors in the Expo Area
  • Friday Lunch Included
  • Friday Welcome Reception
  • Saturday Networking Cocktail Hour
  • PRICE INCREASES TO $900.00 APRIL 1, 2019
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Continuing Education Credit Available
Continuing Education Credit is Available through the following Accrediting Bodies:
Chiropractors
CE hours are available  in all states where The PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards is accepted. States approved by PACE: AK, ID, IN, IA, KS, MA, ME, MD, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OR, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, VT, WA, WY, Puerto Rico and Nova Scotia.
Athletic Trainers
Southeast Sports Seminars is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This event does offer Category A approved hours for athletic trainers.
Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers
This event is approved for continuing education credit for bodywork practitioners through Southeast Sports Seminars. Southeast Sports Seminars is an approved provider of continuing education through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). 
Physical Therapists and
Physical Therapy Assistants
Course approval application has been submitted to the ProCert Continuing Competency Program of the FSBPT.  States that accept courses approved by ProCert include: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, DC, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN,MO, MS, MT, NE, NC, ND, OR, 
PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA
WI and WY.
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