FM II: Functional Mobilization™ II

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FM II:  Functional MobilizationTM II 

Prerequisites: FM I: Functional MobilizationTM I

Required Reading:
 "Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (4th Edition, 2009)"  Robert Donatelli and Michael Wooden (eds.), Churchill Livingstone, 2001:  "Soft Tissue Mobilization" by Gregory S. Johnson.  "Compartment Syndrome Article" by Cristiana Kahl Collins, PT, PhD,  Brad Gilden, PT, DPT

It is required that each participant reviews the Bibliography and read any article they are unfamiliar with prior to the course.
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Required Equipment:  All participants should bring:

8 ft Mobilization Belt.  You may order this from IPA and have it shipped directly to the course if ordered prior to the course supplies shipping.  

Half Foam Roll (12" x 6" which measures 3" tall at the apex since the 6" round is cut in half) to use during the course.  You may order this from IPA and have it shipped directly to the course if ordered prior to the course supplies shipping.

Supplies are shipped 2-3 weeks prior to the course.  Orders placed after the supplies have shipped will incur a fee to expedite your order, and may include charges for faster shipping.
 A junior plunger will be provided to course participants.

Course Cost:  $817.00.  Early Bird Discount $735.00 for Registrations One Month Prior to Course

Under the direction of Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT, the participant utilizes dynamic treatment strategies and Functional Movement Patterns (adapted from FeldenkraisTM ATM lessons) to evaluate and treat each region of the body, including viscera. Emphasis is on passive and active associated movements while performing soft & tissue and joint mobilization (Functional MobilizationTM) in non-weight bearing and weight bearing positions. These strategies provide avenues to study and comprehend the interrelationships of the kinetic chain and the effectiveness of enhancing function as a foundation for treating complex orthopedic problems.  Cost of the course includes an extensive manual with over 250 pictures of techniques and an IPA plunger. This course presents dynamic Functional MobilizationTM treatment strategies for each region of the body to assist in the management of complex orthopedic dysfunctions.  Building on the skills of FM I, these strategies develop from an understanding of the efficient and inefficient interrelationships of the kinetic chain.

Utilize Functional Movement Patterns (FMP) to observe, trace and isolate soft tissue and articular dysfunctions and associated neuromuscular or motor control dysfunctions.

Develop advanced Functional Mobilization™ soft tissue and joint techniques to effectively treat identified dysfunctions.

Identify appropriate use and modification of FMP’s for home program.

Discuss the clinical and published evidence for the FM II material.

Focus areas are lumbo-pelvic, lower extremity, foot and ankle, rib cage, shoulder and shoulder girdle, head and neck.

Instructor Note
The instructors advertised for the course are the intended instructors.  The final number of instructors will be determined by course enrollment.  Every effort is made to hold the course with the scheduled instructors.  Course refunds or transfers will not be granted based on a change of instructors.  Please note there may be instructor changes without prior notice.

Multiple instructors are scheduled for each course.  However, the actual number of instructors at a course will be determined by final enrollment.

3.5 Days, 31 Contact Hours

Break food will be provided during the first break of the course on Thursday evening.  The break food is intended for a snack, not dinner.  No other food will be provided.  We suggest you bring a water bottle and feel free to bring your own snacks

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 reading 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 IPA Directors.

Lab Clothing (Thurs-Sun)
Each participant's body must be accessible for observation and treatment.  Sports bra or halter top and shorts are appropriate for women.  Shorts or swim trunks for men.  Please refrain from wearing large or sharp jewelry.  A sweat suit is advisable between demonstrations, as temperatures may vary in the room.

Course Preparation
This 3 1/2 day workshop is quite demanding and intense.  Please come prepared and rested.  Have your fingernails clipped back and filed as some techniques require fingertip pressure.  Please review course manual from FM I and the "Soft tissue Mobilization" required article.  A Minimal review of FM I will be given.  We strongly recommend that you have taken the pre-requisite course within three to five years to be updated with the current pre-requisite material.  You will receive an IPA Plunger.  Please bring a 1/2 foam roll to be used during the course.

Recommended Reading
Awareness Through Movement: Health Exercises for Personal Growth.  Feldenkrais, Moshe.  Harper & Row, 1972.  To order, call Feldenkrais Resources at (510) 540-7600.
Anatomy Trains.  Myers, Thomas W.  China: Churchill Lingstone, 2001.
Trail Guide to the Body, Biel, Andrew, 5th Edition 2014. Books of Discovery., 800-775-9227 or

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