Therapeutic Exercise: Lower Limb Conditions

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Home care is a core component of a patient’s recovery and rehabilitation. This course explores the importance of rehabilitation in aiding relief from pain across a wide range of populations. Exercise prescriptions for various lower limb conditions will assist patients and enhance the effectiveness of your treatment plan.

In this course, you will learn:

  • Advanced assessment of the anatomy and characteristics of conditions related to the pelvis and lower limb.
  • Detailed explanations of remedial exercises to guide the patient through each individual condition of the pelvis and lower limb.

Recommended Supplies:

  • Mat
  • Foam Roller
  • Towel
  • Resistance Band
  • Chair
Dexterity Professional Development submits courses for approval to regulatory colleges and associations across Canada. Timelines vary and courses are submitted on a rolling basis. As approvals are granted, this section is updated. Remember to check back often!

Certified Registered Massage Therapist Association (CRMTA) 3 Primary Credits
Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (CMMOTA) 3 CECs
Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA) 3 Primary Credits
College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland & Labrador (CMTNL) 1.5 Category A
Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM) 3 Core Competency/Primary Credits
Massage Therapists' Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS) 1.5 Primary CEU
Massage Therapists and Wholistic Practitioners of the Maritimes (MTWPAM) 3 credit hours Primary / Category A
Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan (MTAS) 3 Primary Credits
College of Massage Therapists of PEI (CMTPEI) 3 CCP Hours
L'Association des Naturopathes Professionnels du Québec (ANPQ) / L’Association des Naturothérapeutes du Québec (ANQ) / Regroupement des Massothérapeutes du Québec (RMQ) 3 Credits
Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) 5 CCP Credits
Under the CMTO’s new Quality Assurance Program (STRiVE), courses are no longer granted approval by the CMTO. It is up to the learner to demonstrate that a course is relevant to their learning goals and the STRiVE competencies. We have provided the description below to help the learner link the course to the STRiVE competencies. A course is often related to more STRiVE competencies than those listed.

The competencies below are established in the CMTO continuing education guidelines. This course addresses the competencies in many ways, including those described below.

Function in a client-centred manner. This course reinforces the importance of home care in a patient’s treatment plan. Various remedial exercise techniques are covered in depth to enable the RMT to select the appropriate exercises, make treatment modifications as necessary, and provide education on the proper protocols to the patient.

Communicate effectively. This course provides the tools to clearly communicate with the patient and ensure that they are confident in conducting remedial exercises as home care. The techniques and exercises are advanced, but the instructions are clear and easily explained by the RMT to the average patient.

Work within areas of personal knowledge and skills. This course provides the RMT with the opportunity to learn and become competent in various advanced therapeutic exercises for the lower limb. The course details the importance of therapeutic exercise as an intervention to various pathologies associated with the pelvis and lower limb. The RMT will be able to effectively provide remedial exercise prescriptions for patients who present with pelvic and/or lower limb pathologies.

Use an evidence-informed approach in your work. This course was developed based on current evidence and research by an RMT experienced in remedial exercise of the pelvis and lower limb. The Dexterity PD promise is to evaluate every course on a biannual basis to ensure any developments or changes in the profession are reflected in course content. Thus, RMTs who take this course and adopt its recommendations can be assured that they are practicing in a manner consistent with current developments. A resource list is included in the downloadable guide to every course so that RMTs can conduct further research and/or confirm course findings. All course content and recommendations have been evaluated by RMTs to affirm the accuracy of the content and its compliance with RMT guidelines. For more details, please see Our Quality Control Process.






Rashad La Touche
B.Kin, RMT

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