This class will discuss the mechanical function of all portions of the lower extremity in normal conditions and in dysfunction. Anatomy, biomechanics, embryology, circulation, and neurology of the associated structures will be discussed. Particular attention will be given to how somatic dysfunctions in the different portions of the lower extremity can lead to common lower extremity conditions in the clinic, including plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel, Achilles tendinitis, compartment syndrome, patellar tendinitis, ITB syndrome, trochanteric bursitis, and femoroacetabular impingement. During extensive hands-on lab time, assessment and application of various treatment techniques – including Muscle Energy, Functional Technique, and Myofascial Release – will be demonstrated and practiced.

Learning Objectives (upon completion)

  1. The student will understand the anatomy of the lower extremity.
  2. The student will understand the biomechanics of the lower extremity.
  3. The student will understand the rationale and process of evaluating somatic dysfunctions in the lower extremity.
  4. The student will understand the rationale for treatment of somatic dysfunction in the lower extremity.


Duration: Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 8am-5pm; Sunday, April 30, 2023 from 8am-4pm

NEW Temporary Location: The Exchange
1122 Kenilworth Drive
Conference Room – 2nd Floor (exit elevator to the left)
Towson, MD 21204
*Please note that masks are now mandatory*

Price: $595 / person (increases by $25 one week before class)

Number of Attendees: 12-16

Instructors: Robert Cohen, M.A., P.T. and Jon Laking, M.A., P.T.

Contact: Robert Cohen, M.A., P.T. at 410-321-9292 or bob@baygrassinstitute.com

Target Audience: Healthcare providers – M.D., D.O., P.T., A.T.C., M.T., R.N., O.T., and other licensed or certified Healthcare Providers.

Continuing Education Credits: NCBTMB Approved Provider #1418. This course has been approved by NCBTMB and is awaiting approval by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.5 CEUs (15 credit hours).

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