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FMLE provides the clinician a dynamic and fully integrated FMT approach to assessment and treatment of the lower extremity. The course participant will discuss complex clinical presentations and practice advance Functional Mobilization™ * skills to treat the myofascial, articular, and neurovascular tissues, as well as PNF and CoreFirst strategies for the:
- Foot and ankle
Building on the IPA and FMT system of Complete Body Integration (CBI), the participant is trained in PNF lower extremity patterns and the integration of the lower extremity function into full body dynamic stability and controlled movement using PNF trunk and total body patterns.
Experience the much talked about foot & ankle section where you will see the shape of feet change dramatically, and understand why a “pronated” foot is really a “compensated-supinated” foot.
*Functional Mobilization™ couples active and resisted movement (PNF) with soft tissue and joint mobilization to facilitate normalization of mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control dysfunctions. A distinction of Functional Mobilization™ is the incorporation of immediate evaluation and management of the relevant CoreFirst® neuromuscular function and motor control in the new range of motion.
FMLE was fantastic! It was so great to see the impact of fibular treatment on both knee and ankle mechanics and function. My squat is so much better and I no longer am feeling my knee pain during work.
WOW! The ability to now look at a person’s foot and understand the difference between a pronated and compensated supinated foot type is mind-blowing! And, understanding the significance of midfoot mechanics to normalize foot function was insightful and practice-changing. FMLE was amazing! Thank you so much!
FMLE provided me the tangible and pertinent evaluation and treatment techniques that all orthopedic PTs can and should be using for the knee, foot and ankle. The syllabus was clear, but the hands-on practice was the best. There was so much lab and plenty of time to practice techniques.
- Utilize the FMT clinical reasoning system to complete a comprehensive mechanical capacity, neuromuscular function, and motor control assessment of the lower extremities
- Apply specific FM progression strategies to enhance functional efficiency of the lower extremities
- Develop competence to assess and treat lower extremity structures, including hip, knee, foot and ankle
- Learn advanced assessment of neuro-dynamics and specific tracing and isolating for dynamic Functional Mobilization™ of neurovascular restrictions
- Restore efficient neuromuscular function and motor control at the local area of intervention, as well as Complete Body Integration (CBI) of the treated reagion utilizing lower extremity and total body PNF patterns
- Develop strategic evaluation and treatment skills to enhance regional interdependence of the lower extremities, and achieve integration within the system as a whole
- Develop home exercises to augment the FM treatment strategies
- Analyze and discuss clinical evidence and current literature related to the FMLE material
Requirements & Additional Information
Required Course Preparation
- Prior to the classroom portion of this course, all students must complete the required course preparation which includes videos, quizzes, and articles. Once enrolled in a course, required course preparation can be found by logging on to your IPA account and selecting “My Upcoming Courses.” If you have any trouble accessing the required course preparation please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Prep time varies by course so be sure to review required course work immediately following your purchase to allow for sufficient time to complete assignments prior to the start of the course. To receive CEUs all required course preparation must be completed prior to course commencement.
- This 2.5 day class is quite demanding and intense. Please come well rested.
- Please have your fingernails filed and trimmed.
- Please review the PNF and FMI manuals as an understanding of this foundational FMT material is critical to the study and mastery of the advanced techniques and procedures taught in FMLE. PNF and FMI content are not reviewed as part of FMLE.
Release of Liability Form: Complete the Release of Liability Form and bring it to the course.
Half Foam Roll: (12″ x 6″ which measures 3″ tall at the apex since the 6″ round is cut in half). NOTE: You may order one from IPA or from a number of other providers. Orders that are received three weeks prior to a course, and clearly request shipment to a course, may be shipped directly to the course. All other orders will be shipped to the address given on the order. Order Half Foam Roll
Mobilization Belt: 1.5″ x 8′ NOTE: You may order one from IPA or from a number of other providers. Orders that are received three weeks prior to a course, and clearly request shipment to a course, may be shipped directly to the course. All other orders will be shipped to the address given on the order. Order Mobilization Belt
20 Contact Hours
To receive CEUs all required course preparation must be completed PRIOR to course commencement.
Approved for PTs in NY, IL, and CA. For a different state, please check with your state board for reciprocity of CEU approval from one of these states. IPA will provide the standard documentation needed for individual state approval if your state does not accept reciprocity. OTs, and PTAs should check with their approving body to determine if the PT approval is acceptable.
To determine if any additional state approvals have been obtained, please check facility information for a specific course. (Select more info for the specific course at the bottom of this page and then select Facility Information tab. Any additional approval will appear in the top left of the tab below the facility name.)
Earlybird Price: $650 / Regular Price: $725
Earlybird Discounts: Register at least one month prior to course commencement and receive a discount of approximately 10%. Register early and save!
Student / New Professional Discounts: Students and First Year New Professionals can receive a 20% discount. Full details here.
Repeat Discounts: IPA makes two (2) spots in each in-person course available at half-price for those repeating a course within five (5) years. Registration for the half-price spots is on a first-come basis. You must register by phone to receive a half-price repeat spot. Registering online will result in you being charged full price. Credits cannot be issued once your transaction is complete. Half-price tuition does not include a course manual or any supplies distributed at the course. Full details here.
Recommended Reading and Viewing
Illustrated Anatomy Book. It is recommended that each participant bring an illustrated anatomy book, or an electronic anatomy book app, to the course. We recommend Netter FH. Atlas of Human Anatomy. East Hanover, MNJ. Novartis 1977. Online anatomy applications work well if you have a way to access them during the course. Other illustrated anatomy books are acceptable. Atlas of Human Anatomy books may be ordered on Amazon.com or www.us.elsevierhealth.com/netter/
It is recommended that each participant reviews the Bibliography and read any article they are unfamiliar with prior to the course.
All Course Bibliographies
Purchase the Mike Baum PNF DVD $30. Email Mike directly at email@example.com.
PNF in Practice, Adler, Susan, Beckers, Dominiek, and Buck, Math. 4th Edition, NY: Springer Verlag, 2014. Available at Amazon.com or www.springer.com, phone 800-777-4643, fax 201-348-4505, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Therapeutic Exercises for Spinal Segmental Stabilization in Low Back Pain. Richardson, Carolyn; Jull, Gwedolyn; Hodges, Paul; and Hides, Julie. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 2nd edition.
This approach developed and taught by Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT, presents the dynamic principles and procedures of Functional MobilizationTM as an evaluation and treatment component of the Functional Manual Therapy® treatment model. Functional MobilizationTM couples active and resisted movement (PNF) with soft tissue and joint mobilization to facilitate normalization of mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control dysfunctions. The participant is trained to evaluate each movement segment through the use of PNF patterns and to combine the selective pattern into the full trunk and extremity patterns. Instruction will emphasize the treatment of both hypomobile structures and the stabilization of hypermobile segments with prolonged holds to promote activation of the core muscle’s contraction.
Audience & Attendance
PT, PTA, OT, SPT
Attendees agree to utilize all skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment learned in this course to the extent allowed under the regulations of their professional practice act. By registering you acknowledge that your attendance does not represent authorization by the IPA, or any of its officers, to utilize any of the material learned which may lie outside of the strict interpretation of your practice act.
Each attendee is expected to complete the required pre-course work before the course begins, and attend all hours of instruction to receive a certificate of completion. Any exceptions to this policy must be pre-approved in writing by the Directors.
- Each participant’s body must be accessible for observation and treatment of the hip knee, foot and ankle..
- Shorts which can easily be pulled up to expose the upper thigh.
- Athletic shoes for assessment on Sat. afternoon.
- Please refrain from wearing large or sharp jewelry.
- It is recommended to wear layers for comfort between labs as temperatures may vary in the room.
While we continue to cope with the presence of COVID-19, the IPA shall adhere to ongoing CDC guidelines related to food and beverage consumption at each course. To avoid community spread, participants are requested to bring their own drink and any desired snack. Each participant will be requested to step out of the room while consuming drink or food or create a socially acceptable distance from other participants.
While specific instructors are scheduled for each course, circumstance may necessitate instructor changes. In addition, the final number of instructors is determined by enrollment. Course refunds or transfers are not granted related to changes in the designated instructor or number of instructors.
- 1 Instructor: ≤ 20 participants
- 2 Instructors: 22 – 32 participants
- 3 Instructors: ≥ 34 participants
Dates & Locations
FMLE: Functional Mobilization Lower Extremities
Beacon Physical TherapySan Francisco, CAApr 21, 2023 PDT - Apr 23, 2023 PDT
Schedule Location Date & Time Beacon Physical Therapy San Francisco , CA Starts at 4:30 pm PDT
Ends at 5:00 pm PDT
Beacon Physical Therapy San Francisco , CA Starts at 5:00 pm PDT
Ends at 9:30 pm PDT
Beacon Physical Therapy San Francisco , CA Starts at 8:30 am PDT
Ends at 7:00 pm PDT
Beacon Physical Therapy San Francisco , CA Starts at 8:00 am PDT
Ends at 4:00 pm PDT
Keystone Physical TherapyBrookfield, WIJun 9, 2023 CDT - Jun 11, 2023 CDT
Schedule Location Date & Time Keystone Physical Therapy Brookfield , WI Starts at 4:30 pm CDT
Ends at 5:00 pm CDT
Keystone Physical Therapy Brookfield , WI Starts at 5:00 pm CDT
Ends at 9:30 pm CDT
Keystone Physical Therapy Brookfield , WI Starts at 8:30 am CDT
Ends at 7:00 pm CDT
Keystone Physical Therapy Brookfield , WI Starts at 8:00 am CDT
Ends at 4:00 pm CDT
Total Function Physical TherapyColorado Springs, COSep 15, 2023 MDT - Sep 17, 2023 MDT
Schedule Location Date & Time Total Function Physical Therapy Colorado Springs , CO Starts at 4:30 pm MDT
Ends at 5:00 pm MDT
Total Function Physical Therapy Colorado Springs , CO Starts at 5:00 pm MDT
Ends at 9:30 pm MDT
Total Function Physical Therapy Colorado Springs , CO Starts at 8:30 am MDT
Ends at 7:00 pm MDT
Total Function Physical Therapy Colorado Springs , CO Starts at 8:00 am MDT
Ends at 4:00 pm MDT
Inova Physical Therapy Center - FairfaxFairfax, VASep 22, 2023 EDT - Sep 24, 2023 EDT
Schedule Location Date & Time Inova Physical Therapy Center - Fairfax Fairfax , VA Starts at 4:30 pm EDT
Ends at 5:00 pm EDT
Inova Physical Therapy Center - Fairfax Fairfax , VA Starts at 5:00 pm EDT
Ends at 9:30 pm EDT
Inova Physical Therapy Center - Fairfax Fairfax , VA Starts at 8:30 am EDT
Ends at 7:00 pm EDT
Inova Physical Therapy Center - Fairfax Fairfax , VA Starts at 8:00 am EDT
Ends at 4:00 pm EDT
The Institute for Sports and Spine RehabilitationPlano, TXOct 13, 2023 CDT - Oct 15, 2023 CDT
Schedule Location Date & Time The Institute for Sports and Spine Rehabilitation Plano , TX Starts at 4:30 pm CDT
Ends at 5:00 pm CDT
The Institute for Sports and Spine Rehabilitation Plano , TX Starts at 5:00 pm CDT
Ends at 9:30 pm CDT
The Institute for Sports and Spine Rehabilitation Plano , TX Starts at 8:30 am CDT
Ends at 7:00 pm CDT
The Institute for Sports and Spine Rehabilitation Plano , TX Starts at 8:00 am CDT
Ends at 4:00 pm CDT