Lower Quadrant with Focus on the Spine

Brigit Lim instructs a student in spine treatment using a model lying on a table.

Event Time:

9:00 am

Event Location:

Folsom Physical Therapy

Dates: Feb 3, March 2, April 6, May 4 2024
Times: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

This four-day course is the fourth 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 axial 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 thoracic cage, lumbar, pelvis and hip presentation
  • Producing safe and effective interventions for the most common types of axial 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 Spine 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 February 3, 2024

Introduction to the evaluation and treatment of axial lower quadrant pathologies. Anatomy review. Screening, subjective, and objective examinations. Common lower quadrant treatments by presentation with focus on the lumbar spine and pelvis.

Agenda for March 2, 2024

Anatomy review. Mid-lower thoracic cage, lumbar and SIJ evaluation and treatment - continued.

Agenda for April 6, 2024

Anatomy review. Pelvis, hip and thigh evaluation and treatment.

Agenda for May 4, 2024

Multisystem interplay review. Effective treatment strategies for difficult, chronic lumbar pathologies. Exercise training, ADL management and ergonomic adjustments for the common axial 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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