The ART Lower Extremity level 1 course in Moss – Norway was a great success. Participants from The Netherlands, USA, Canada and Norway worked together for 4 intensive days at HQ Europe seminar room. Participant backgrounds: Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Osteopaths.
During the Lower Extremity course participants work hands on with clinical approaches for a variety of diagnoses and cumulative soft tissue problems. Accurate handling with our tools of preference (our fingers and hands) are demonstrated and reviewed throughout the entire course.
The Upper Extremity course and the Long tract nerve entrapment course were held at Vasala Sport Institute in Tampere – Finland. This was the 8. time Team Europe held a course in Finland. The group of ART providers is growing in Finland. And what a group of clinicians! Participants on this course were Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Sport Massage therapists.
The Upper Extremity module is by far the most complicated and probably also the most difficult. Participants work together with the Instructors for 4 intensive days. Proper hands on techniques are demonstrated from the fingers to the shoulder during the course.
Male patient aged 60 with pain in the left groin and testicle. GP referred the patient after relevant examinations had been carried out to exclude pathology. Patient has complained about intense and almost constant pain for several years. Symptoms get slightly better after 15 to 20 min of exercises. Symptoms get worse and intense as he stands up from a seated position. The longer he sits the more intense the pain during standing up.
Female alpine skier on professional level came to the clinic with problems in her right and left thighs. Symptoms were burning, loss of strength and cramping on the anteromedial side. She has not been able to train correctly nor compete. Her training and skiing only worsens the symptoms. A lot of specialists and physios had previously tried to help her without any luck. No pathology and tests for lactic acid were negative at all times tested. Problems have been present for several years and it now looks like she has to put her career. (Case from 2012).