Essential Eight - Part 2
Tibial Trouble - Posterior tibialis & short head of Bicep femoris
In this presentation we will examine the role of Posterior tibialis in repetitive ankle sprains, compartment syndrome and ankle mobility and explain how dysfunction in the short head of Bicep femoris is the most likely cause of chronic knee pain. Understanding the typical dysfunctional patterns in these important lower extremity muscles, and how to treat them is the key to quickly unlocking ankle and knee pain. We take a thorough approach to correcting dysfunction starting with establishing the nature of the clients present dysfunction through detailed assessment, progressing into clear and simple treatment strategies that target these specific muscles and finish with individualised home care.
Tibial Trouble learning objectives:
Students will be able to assess dysfunction or injury in Posterior tibialis
•Students will be able to assess and identify a client presenting with tibial rotation
•Students will be able to devise a treatment plan and specific rehab to address hypertonicity in Posterior tibialis and the short head of Bicep femoris
Tibial Trouble learning outcomes:
• Students will be able to describe the typical patterns of dysfunction associated with Posterior tibialis and the short head of Bicep femoris
• Students will be able to identify the lower leg conditions that Posterior tibialis dysfunction can cause or contribute to.
• Students will be able to list the chronic pain conditions of the knee associated with tibial rotation and dysfunction of the short head of Bicep femoris
• Students will be able to describe the common muscle imbalances found in the lower extremity
• Students will be able to describe the role of the nervous system in the maintenance of optimal posture