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FNOR 2: AN INTEGRATIVE, (FUNCTIONAL NEURO-ORTHOPEDIC) APPROACH TO REHABILITATION OF DISORDERS, PAIN & INJURY OF THE LOWER LIMBS

 

After FNOR 2 you will...

  • Markedly Enhance Your Approach to Joint Rehabilitation of the Lower Limbs
  • Learn to Rapidly Restore Normal Gait Biomechanics
  • Rehabilitate Running
  • Confidently Manage Pain in the Lower Limbs (incl. losing the fear of the "dreaded ACL" and Problematic Arthroplasty)
  • Use the Lower Limbs to Drive Significant CNS Changes
  • (...and have fun using some pretty cool modern technologies!)

BACKGROUND:

The Lower Kinetic Chain is one of the most underappreciated functional subsystems in rehabilitation. Dysfunction in the lower quarter has an almost entirely unique capacity to distribute injurious, biomechanical and neurologic sequelae to remote areas of the body, often manifesting as more than- or something other than lower limb symptoms (incl. persistent lower back pain and shoulder complaints.)

This course is a highly practical, integrative approach to lower quarter rehabilitation, which includes instruction in gait and movement assessment, practical pain treatment methods for common lower limb conditions, and the use of the lower kinetic chain as a robust sensorimotor “opportunity” with which to direct profound central nervous system changes.

The FNOR is rich in the analysis of lower limb biomechanics as well as the therapeutic application of this information to cutting-edge therapeutic applications. 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is a highly practical, integrative approach to lower quarter assessment and rehabilitation.  The course will span instruction in gait and movement assessment (incl. by use of current technologies), practical pain treatment methods for common lower limb conditions, and the use of the lower kinetic chain as a robust sensorimotor platform from which to affect the central nervous system. 

Chronic lower limb conditions are often associated with chronic nervous system conditions and even upper quarter issues. This course will present a current and integrative approach to the management of lower limb injury involving all joints of the lower limb as well as rehabilitation following surgery.

THE FNOR APPROACH TO DISORDERS OF THE LOWER QUARTER: 

  • Is Evidence-based, Current & Highly Practical.
  • Is Taught by a Deeply Experience Team on this Topic.
  • Is Integrative & Systematic
  • Results-centered, proven and applicable across the spectrum of lower limb disorders and injuries.  

WHO IS THE PROGRAM INTENDED FOR?

(Licensed Professional (and current students) in the following professions are welcome to attend: DPT, PT, MD, DC, DO, RN, MSN)

This highly practical program was developed in a multi-center, high-volume, multi-practitioner, orthopedic, physical therapy environment. FNOR was initially intended for physical therapists (physiotherapists), however, our current program is intended for a multi-disciplinary, professional audience including medical physicians, especially physiatrists (M.D. & D.O.), chiropractors (D.C.), nurses (RN & MSN) and supportive staff associated with each of these professions.

The program will likely be highly valuable for any rehabilitation specialist seeking to update their rehabilitation system as well as for recent grads seeking to learn a proven framework from which to launch their own successful rehabilitation program.  

THIS PROGRAM WILL MAKE YOU A BETTER AT REHABILITATING ANKLES, KNEES & HIPS…

(… BUT ALSO AT USING THE LOWER LIMBS TO DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS ELSEWHERE IN THE BODY!)

The combination of FNOR 2 (this module) with FNOR 1 is a truly powerful combination in terms of equipping the rehabilitation specialist to deal with any complaint “from lower back down” in a confident and efficient manner.   (One reason, as we will demonstrate is that disorders in these regions are typically related). 

Based on our experience, most pain and injury rehabilitation specialists will notice profound and lasting changes in their clinical practice following FNOR 1 & FNOR 2 (please review the various testimonials on this site in support of this claim.) 

In the Context of Treating Lower Limb Disorders, this program is intended to make you more: 

  • Efficient (Giving you a solid "place to start" and "path to follow" in every case).  The "FNOR Therapy Matrix" equips you with a simple, system for addressing every dimension of lower back seamlessly (incl. pain generators, pathophysiology, behavioral factors, pathomechanics, neurology and more).
  • Effective: You will notice that your clinical approach will drastically "speed up" (efficiency) and deliver more consistent results (effectiveness).  Put simply, you will learn to "fix" severe lower back pain better and faster.
  • Confident:  Demystify lower limb disorders (incl. “the dreaded ACL”) and make even the most severe cases less intimidating.
  • "Well-rounded" (integrative) & Professional: Allowing you to interface easily with other professionals, approaches and philosophies. 

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS COURSE

  • Advanced Diagnostic Assessment of Gait (incl. applications in video kinematic technology, central correlations, clinical correlations)
  • Assessment and Rehabilitation of Foot and Ankle(incl. novel applications in intrinsic foot activation.)
  • Development of the Integrative Physical Assessment(incl. vestibular, visuomotor, joint coordination & functional mobility, autonomic, integrative, and behavioral components.)
  • Neuro-orthopedic Assessment and Integrative Therapeutic Approach to Common Conditions of the Lower Limb:
  • Common Joint Conditions
  • Post-surgical Pain
  • Complex Injury.
  • Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Various Forms and Typical Progression of Disease
  • Modification of Rehabilitation Procedures
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease
  • Meniscal Compromise
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Lower Limb Neuropathic Syndromes
  • Novel Applications Neuromodulation & Electrical Muscle Stimulation Technologies
  • Mobilization and Functional Range Development Demonstrate Techniques in Improving Range of Motion and Conditioning Functional Range.
  • Assessment and Rehabilitation of Running
  • Application of Lower Limb Activities in Disorders of Central Compromise.

COMMON QUESTIONS:

  • Is this a course in Joint Manipulation?
    • No.  While a number of "manual techniques" will be presented, including some that might be regarded as "mobilization of tissues, nerves and joints", this is not a course in conventional, segmental, joint manipulation/adjusting.   Those with a background in spinal manipulation will find the FNOR-therapy-matrix as a useful foundation in the rational application of joint manipulation (i.e. knowing "when and where" to apply manipulation) but these techniques will not be demonstrated (it is our experience that most attendees are quite proficient with this therapeutic "tool").
  • Are you actually going to teach anything practical?
    • This course is 100% practical and highly clinically valuable to at least most who attend.  We are exceptionally proud of the clinical value of this course for the typical musculoskeletal rehabilitation specialist.
  • I've taken other Rehab Courses and even heard of some that sound like this... How is this course unique?... Why take an FNOR course?
    • The FNOR is a pioneer-program in integrative physical rehabilitation, particularly in the integration of neurorehabilitation and orthopedics, 10 years in the making!  While there are a number of excellent learning opportunities in the field of lower back pain rehab (and we owe much to the many pioneers of our time in the field), there are a number of differentiating factors that we believe bolsters the unique value of the FNOR program:
      • Experienced multi-disciplinary team (with an inter-disciplinary approach): Our program was developed by professionals from different backgrounds, with years of experience in therapeutic approaches including: emergency medicine, pre- and post-surgical care, frontline primary care, CAM, 'functional neurology', pharmacology and physical therapy.  
      • Highly Practical, Original Approach:  The FNOR approach has been developed in the high volume, primarily orthopedic physical therapy (physiotherapy) environment.  There are no "frills or fluff" or "gimmicky" techniques.  The FNOR-approach favors high-leverage interventions (independent of "techniques") and is highly efficient as a consequence...  
      • The primary goal is GETTING PATIENTS OUT OF PAIN FAST!: We doubt there is a system developed today that can do this more consistently than FNOR!  In our view, there isn't much value to any approach to a painful condition (like lower back pain) that doesn't resolve pain with fast and frequently. 
      • Unique Application of Diagnostic Technologies: The use of current technologies like video kinematics provides a unique, modern dimension to the very modern, FNOR approach. 

TUITION:

  • The base rate for this course (as with each of the 3-day, 25 hour, FNOR modules) is $1,250 (US).  An early bird registration rate of $1050 is offered for registrations made 60 days ahead.   

 

 

     

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      All Cancellations must be made within 60 days from the date of purchase to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations made less 30 calendar days prior to the course start date will not receive a full refund. All cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the course start date will be refunded, minus a $350 cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 10 days of a course are not eligible for a refund but fees already paid may be applied as a credit to a future, FNOR course, within 12 calendar months of the course that is being canceled (minus a $350 cancellation fee).  Online Courses are subject to cancellation policies on a case-by-case basis (i.e. cancellation policies for online courses will be stated at the point of registration.)  Please note that travel arrangements should not be made until confirmation that registration in a course has been received and approved to avoid change fees. While every reasonable effort is made to hold courses as advertised, FNOR reserves the right to make changes to any course, including changing instructors or course site and canceling any course date to accommodate for unexpected occurrences. Upon registration for a course, course registrants assume all responsibility and agree to hold FNOR and its course sponsors harmless for any expenses that might be incurred for changes in travel arrangements resulting from any course changes or unexpected events.Course Cancellation Policy:

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