***This course requires successful completion of Functional Understanding of Human Rehabilitation prior to participation
This course is a lab-intensive 1-day class based on the principles introduced in the Functional Understanding of Human Rehabilitation Course. This course provides regional case-based applications of the principles of HRF™ for the lower extremity. Integration of contemporary neuroscience, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, psychology, and social/environmental layers forms the cornerstone of the course. Open-ended discussions regarding the application of Biopsychosocial Process-Based Human Rehabilitation Framework (HRF)™ in the context of pain, movement, exercise, manual therapy, and the integration of the participants existing skill set will be emphasized. This course is predominantly hands-on and includes navigating movement, exercise, and manual therapy. Participants are expected to have reviewed their Functional Understanding of Human Rehabilitation manual prior to attendance. Regions of the upper extremity to be covered includes:
- Head and Face
- Wrist and Hand
The study of movement and pain has undergone significant changes in the last four decades as increased effort to move healthcare from a biomedical to biopsychosocial approach for care. The Human Rehabilitation Framework (HRF)™ is the world’s first biopsychosocial process-based approach to rehabilitation, accessible by all disciplines to deliver care in a transdisciplinary manner. It addresses the criticisms of the Biopsychosocial (BPS) Model and is an evolutionary step forward for Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), providing a new perspective that synthesizes scientific evidence, clinical practice, and personalized care. The HRF™ is based on the scientific philosophy of Functional Contextualism and replaces differential diagnosis, Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs), and Clinical Pathways with a process-based approach for evaluation and intervention. It supports advances in personalized precision medicine and the value-based care model, and is designed to be ready for the future of biomedicine and biopsychosocial research.
Course Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors, Physical and Occupational Therapist Assistants, Massage Therapists, Psychologists/Social Workers, Nurses/Nurse Practitioners, Osteopaths, Physicians, Rehabilitation Professional Students
- Assist the participant in the process of evaluating patient movement and pain with emphasis on the upper quarter in the context of the Biopsychosocial Process-Based Human Rehabilitation Framework (HRF)™ and contemporary science of movement and pain.
- Introduce critical thinking skills regarding movement, exercise, and manual therapy from the perspective of the HRF™ and contemporary science of movement, manual therapy, and pain.
- Increase participant’s ability to develop “Confident Ambiguity” in the face of the complexity of pain in their patient’s lives pain with emphasis on the upper quarter.
Leonard Van Gelder is a physical therapist, athletic trainer, therapeutic pain specialist, spinal manual therapist, and strength and conditioning specialist. He has been involved in the movement and rehabilitation field for over 15 years. During this time, he has studied, published research, and presented at regional and international conferences on the science of stretching, strength and conditioning, and therapeutic pain science interventions. He has explored a diverse spectrum of manual therapy and movement approaches, and emphasizes a biopsychosocial approach to manual therapy, movement, and education in his practice. He owns and practices clinically at Dynamic Movement and Recovery (DMR) in Grand Rapids, MI.
Time – Total 7.5 Contact Hours
7:30am – Registration
8:00am – Brief PSMMT Group Review
8:30am – Shoulder
10:30am – Break
10:45am – Face/Head/Neck
12:30pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Elbow
3:00pm – Break
3:15pm – Wrist/Hand
4:30pm – Open Discussion
5:00pm – End of Day
Course Pricing Information
- UQ Lab Only: In Person$349
- UQ and LQ Package$625Save by taking both the UQ and the LQ during the same weekend
Current Scheduled Courses
This coursework can be completed alone or in conjunction with the HRF-Functional Understanding Overview Course as a Hybrid Option. We currently do not have any offerings of this package at our site during this time. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting this course for your group!
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This course is approved from The Michigan Physical Therapy Association for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants for 7.5 CEUs and is eligible for PDR credit in the area of pain and symptom management for Michigan Physical Therapy Licensure.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellations received at least 7 business days before the event are 100% refundable. There will be no refund for cancellations received later. If participants register and do not attend, they are still responsible for full payment. Participants will need to contact Dynamic Principles, LLC. via phone or email with a request for refund. Dynamic Principles, LLC. will process the participant’s refund within 3-5 business days from the day the request is received.
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