Lower Quadrant with Focus on the Extremity

Tim McGonigle instructs students while assisting a model with a stretch on a table.

Event Time:

9:00 am

Event Location:

Folsom Physical Therapy

Dates: July 13, August 10, September 7, October 5 2024
Times: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

This four-day course is the fifth in the series of courses constituting the next generation of Folsom Physical Therapy OMT continuing education. Our courses focus on development of critical skills necessary to enhance clinical confidence, efficiency and professional fulfillment in today’s challenging medical-economic environment.

The goal of this course is to improve the clinician’s confidence, ease of practice, effectiveness and sense of professional fulfillment in the treatment of peripheral lower quadrant dysfunction.


By the end of the series, engaged course participants should be capable of:
  • Discussing the clinically relevant structure, function and interplay between the fascial, lymphatic, nervous, musculoskeletal and neuromotor systems that create patients’ lower quadrant clinical presentations
  • Quickly screening key indicators for the relative health, or type and magnitude of dysfunction present, in each component contributing to each patient’s unique lower quadrant presentation
  • Performing the detailed clinical examination necessary to determine the specifics of each lower quadrant patient’s unique hip, thigh, knee, calf, ankle and foot presentation
  • Producing safe and effective interventions for the most common types of peripheral lower quadrant clinical presentations regardless of diagnosis, body region or co-morbidities
  • Possessing the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate progression towards clinical expertise as the clinician matures in the profession


Orthopedic PT clinical expertise requires understanding of the interplay between body systems and the ability to interpret the contribution of each to the patient’s overall presentation. As such, instruction will include pertinent anatomy and pathology associated with, and interplay between, the lymphatic, fascial, nervous/endocrine, musculoskeletal and neuromotor systems. Clinical skill development will focus on sharpening reasoning, observation, manual and intervention proficiency.


For the full course description, please visit our Lower Quadrant with Focus on the Extremity page.


Participants should wear clothing that allows visual and manual access to the entire spine and extremities. Participation in our preceding courses is strongly recommended but not required prior to participation in this course.

New Students: $900
Past Long-term Graduates: $600
Please register as soon as possible. Space is limited.

Event Timelines

Agenda for July 13, 2024

Introduction to the evaluation and treatment of peripheral lower quadrant pathologies. Anatomy review. Screening, subjective and objective examinations. Common lower quadrant treatments by presentation with focus on lower extremity edema, lower quadrant alignment issues and specific hip pathologies.

Agenda for August 10, 2024

Anatomy review. Hip, thigh and knee evaluation and treatment.

Agenda for September 7, 2024

Anatomy review. Knee, calf, ankle and foot evaluation and treatment, including post-surigcal interventions.

Agenda for October 5, 2024

Exercise training, ADL management and ergonomic adjustments for the common peripheral lower quadrant pathologies.

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Ticket Type Ticket Qty Price Per Ticket

This is a four day course ticket.

Returning Long-term Student

This is a four day course ticket for students who have previously completed our full Long-term course.

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Event FAQs

I have taken a course from FPT before. Am I eligible for the returning student discount?

We only offer the returning student discount to PTs who have previously graduated from our Long-term program. 

Can PTAs register for this course?

Courses are only open to licensed physical therapists.

What are the hours of the course?

Courses will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. 

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