Core Stability Training: Evidenced Based Extremity Orthopedic Conditions

About the Course:
There is emerging evidence linking common orthopedic dysfunction and injury to the core. Common medical model diagnoses such as patella femoral pain, hip replacement, and rotator cuff injury as well as fall risk in our older populations all have impairments that can have core implications. In this presentation clinicians who work with patients suffering from various ailments and dysfunctions are taught the fundamentals of motor control.This course describes how these fundamentals of rehabilitation (mobility, stability, controlled mobility and skill proximal stability for distal mobility) are the foundation of core training and how a refresher on these fundamentals can greatly impact a patient’s rehabilitation process.

Course Objectives:

1. Identify the historical perspective of the core stability training in rehabilitation.
2. Identify the core muscles and the anatomical basis for functional core stability.
3. Select assessment techniques of core stability.
4. Identify the specificity of ther-ex prescription on the best core exercises given a patient’scondition.
5. Recognize the utilization core exercises in Upper Extremity injuries.
6. Identify the effects of core stability on lower extremities injuries.
7. Identify the fundamental principles of adult core training program and fall prevention. 
8. Recognize the utilization of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), breathing and chair exercises from core training.
9. Identify exercises incorporating yoga poses and Pilates exercises for functional core.

About the Instructor:
John O'Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert MDt, SCTM Level -1 PractitionerDr. John W. O’Halloran is a licensed Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer with 30 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation. He is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. He earned his post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University. Dr. O’Halloran is the sole owner of O’Halloran Rehabilitation a division of O’Halloran Consulting, LLC.Dr. O’Halloran has also served as director of physical therapy/sports medicine at Southeastern Orthopedics in Greensboro, North Carolina as well as co-owner of GOSMCProperties, LLC. Dr. O’Halloran is also a former orthopedic instructor at the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Guilford Technical Community College in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1999, he became credentialed with the McKenzie Institute in the mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine. Dr. O’Halloran is also a certified functional capacity evaluator in the Blankenship Method. His unique evaluation and treatment skills make him a sought after clinical instructor for physical therapy and athletic training topics. He has spoken both locally and internationally on topics such as sports specific rehabilitation of the shoulder, spine rehabilitation and treatment of foot and ankle injuries.Dr. O’Halloran has studied orthopedic and sports therapy abroad in Australia and New Zealand. His post graduate work has included manipulative therapy. His wide range of clinical experience and continued desire to further his education combined with advanced post graduate training allows him to provide his patients the most evidenced based rehabilitation and treat complex musculoskeletal conditions. John was awarded the 2014 recipient of the chapter's Excellence in Clinical Practice Award by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association, He also was awarded the North Carolina Elon University Clinical Instructor of the year for 2015. Recently Dr O'Halloran's investigational work on the earlier facilitation of gait in the Total Knee Arthroplasty patient has been cited in peer reviewed journal publication.