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2020 Continuing Education Courses

Bookhout Seminars: A Biomechanical Model for Evaluation and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis

Course DescriptionThis two-day seminar will focus on the evaluation and treatment of the lumbar spine and pelvis utilizing an osteopathic biomechanical model.  Emphasis will be placed on identifying specific areas of somatic dysfunction in the thoracolumbar spine and pelvis.  Treatment procedures will include muscle energy technique, joint mobilization, and specific home exercises.

Level of Course:  Advanced

Course Objectives

  • To review the functional anatomy and interrelationships of the lumbar spine and pelvis.
  • To understand an osteopathic biomechanical model for physiological and non-physiological motion of the lumbar spine and pelvis.
  • To evaluate and identify specific somatic dysfunction in the lumbar spine and pelvis.
  • To learn the application of muscle energy techniques and direct mobilization techniques in the treatment of lumbar and pelvic dysfunctions.
  • To learn specific self-mobilizing exercises for the lumbar spine and pelvis to complement your manual therapy treatment.

Location:  RIM Main Campus, 261 Mack Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

Instructor: Kyle Cook PT, OCS graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Therapy program and later completed UW-Madison/Meriter Orthopedic Residency Program.   He is currently practicing physical therapy at Loyola Medical Center, in Chicago, with over 10 years experience in orthopedic physical therapy. Kyle is also and instructor in Loyola’s Orthopedic Residency and Spine Fellowship programs and has been published in journals, such as, JOSPT and AANS Neurosurgeon. Kyle has worked directly under the mentorship of Mark Bookhout at Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Specialists, Inc. in Minnesota.  While there he gained extensive experience on manual techniques and clinical decision making.  With this advanced experience, Kyle began assisting with Bookhout Seminars and developing and teaching his own independent courses.

Intended Audience:  Physical Therapists

Course Hours: Registration: 7:30 am; Course: 8:00am -5:30 pm Saturday & Sunday    Contact Hours: 16     

Registration Fees:  Class is limited to 24 registrants
RIM and Tenet Employees: $75.00              External Registrants: $399.00

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Continental Breakfast provided; lunch on your own