KEC: AKA, OKA, and Posture

 
 

Arthrokinematic Assessment (AKA) Course Benefits:

This course focuses on the theoretical principles and applicable proficiencies behind Arthrokinematic movement (range of motion) evaluations of the extremities (appendicular skeleton), their associated length-tension musculoskeletal imbalances, and biomechanical implications. Fundamentals of utilizing evaluative techniques and technology based solutions to conduct Arthrokinematic Range of Motion movement evaluations, detect and quantify associative imbalances, interpret results, and effectively design and implement a customized corrective flexibility and mobility exercise program.

TEXT REFERENCES AND RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Biel, A., & Dorn, R. (n.d.). Trail guide to movement: Building the body in motion.
  • Kendall, F. (2005). Muscles: Testing and function with posture and pain (5th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Myers, T. (2001). Anatomy trains: Myofascial meridians for manual and movement therapists. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Reese, N., & Bandy, W. (2010). Joint range of motion and muscle length testing (2nd ed.). St. Louis, Mo.: Saunders/Elsevier.
  • Clarkson, H. (2005). Joint motion and function assessment: A research-based practical guide. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Kisner, C., & Colby, L. (2007). Therapeutic exercise: Foundations and techniques (5th ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
  • Mattes, A. (1995). Active isolated stretching. Sarasota, FL. (2932 Lexington St., Sarasota 34231-6118): A.L. Mattes.

AKA LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • At the end of this course participants will be able to: 
    • Paraphrase principles and theory of arthrokinematic (muscle-length tension) imbalances 
    • Conduct reliable range of motion evaluations using two forms of evaluation tools in combination with technology driven solutions.
    • Generate and analyze an Arthrokinematic evaluation report
    • Compare initial Arthrokinematic evaluations with the re-evaluation report
    • Design and implement corrective flexibility and mobility programs that are associated with the identified muscular length-tension imbalances.

AKA COURSE LESSONS:

  1. The Essential Principles of Movement
  2. Principles of Movement: Corrective Tissue
  3. Principles of Movement: Joints
  4. Understanding Fascia and Movement in the AKA
  5. The AKA and Fascial Trains
  6. Assessing Syndromes in the AKA
  7. Assessing the 3 X's in the AKA
  8. Principles of PROM Assessment
  9. Intro to AKA PROM Assessment

Osteokinematic Assessment (OKA) Course Benefits:

This course will explore the theoretical principles and applications regarding gross segmental movement analysis in Osteokinematic evaluations, their associated imbalances in alignment and mobility, as well as the possible biomechanical movement implications.  Utilizing technology based solutions to interpret these segmental movement evaluations by detecting and quantifying the associative movement imbalances, interpreting the results, as well as effectively designing and implementing a customized corrective flexibility and mobility program.

TEXT REFERENCES AND RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Kisner, C., & Colby, L. (2007). Therapeutic exercise: Foundations and techniques (5th ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
  • Myers, T. (2001). Anatomy trains: Myofascial meridians for manual and movement therapists. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Neumann, Donald A. (2010) Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal SystemFoundations for Rehabilitation (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO.: Mosby, Inc.
  • Reese, N., & Bandy, W. (2010). Joint range of motion and muscle length testing (2nd ed.). St. Louis, Mo.: Saunders/Elsevier.
  • Clarkson, H. (2005). Joint motion and function assessment: A research-based practical guide. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

OKA LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • At the end of this course participants will be able to:
    • Paraphrase the principles and theory of osetokinematic imbalances and how they relate to segmental alignment, mobility, and movement efficiency. 
    • Conduct reliable range of motion evaluations using two forms of evaluation tools in combination with technology driven solutions.
    • Generate and analyze an Osetokinematic evaluation report
    • Compare initial Osetokinematic evaluations with the re-evaluation report
    • Design and implement corrective flexibility and mobility programs that are associated with the identified movement imbalances.

OKA COURSE LESSONS:

  1. Understanding Structure and Function of the Spine
  2. Principles of Movement: Spinal Muscles
  3. The OKA and Fascia Trains
  4. Assessing Syndromes in OKA
  5. Assessing the 3 X's in the OKA
  6. Principles of AROM Assessment
  7. Intro to OKA AROM Assessments

Postural Evaluation and Deviations

This course will explore the theoretical principles behind Postural imbalances and their associative anatomical compensations relative to movement and exercise.  Fundamentals of utilizing technology based solutions to conduct postural evaluations, detecting and quantifying associative imbalances, interpretation of results, and effectively designing and implementing a comprehensive corrective flexibility and mobility exercise program.

TEXT REFERENCES AND RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Johnson, J. (2012). Postural assessment. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Kendall, F. (2005). Muscles: Testing and function with posture and pain (5th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Myers, T. (2001). Anatomy trains: Myofascial meridians for manual and movement therapists. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Bond, M. (2007) The New Rules of Posture: How to sit, stand, and move in the modern world. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press.
  • Kisner, C., & Colby, L. (2007). Therapeutic exercise: Foundations and techniques (5th ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis

POSTURAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • At the end of this course participants will be able to:
    • Paraphrase the principles and theory of osetokinematic imbalances and how they relate to segmental alignment, mobility, and movement efficiency. 
    • Conduct reliable range of motion evaluations using two forms of evaluation tools in combination with technology driven solutions.
    • Generate and analyze an Osetokinematic evaluation report
    • Compare initial Osetokinematic evaluations with the re-evaluation report
    • Design and implement corrective flexibility and mobility programs that are associated with the identified movement imbalances.

POSTURAL COURSE LESSONS:

  1. Using the Software to Report, Quantify and Communicate Information
  2. Properly Reporting, Quantifying and Communicating the Report
  3. Designing a Corrective Flexibility and Mobility Program
  4. Integrating Flexibility and Mobility Principles
  5. Re-evaluations: Why, How and When