This seminar is designed to give the clinician an understanding of lower half functional relationships.


This seminar is designed to give the clinician an understanding of lower half functional relationships, in order to accurately assess and treat common syndromes and dysfunctions. It will review the spinal extremity and pelvic girdle assessment and the integration of this knowledge with current clinical insights.

Course Details


Course Length



Run Time: 4 hours

Attendee: Physical Therapists, PTA’s, Students, Athletic Trainers

Required Equipment: Personal Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone with access to Broadband Internet (<1.4 mbps)

Examination: 25-question test. Passing grade of 70% or higher required for certificate

Course Evaluation: Yes

Certificate of Completion: Yes

Workbook/Handout: Yes

Course Approvals/Certifications:


Module I

Unit 01: Purpose
Unit 02: Normal Force
Unit 03: The Low Back Pain Dilemma
Unit 04: Joints: Causes of Degeneration
Unit 05: Quadrant Length Asymmetry: Break all the Rules
Unit 06: Mobility Stability
Unit 07: Length Tension Relationship
Unit 08: Leg Length Discrepancies and Muscle Biomechanics
Unit 09: Trunk: The Center of Motion

Module II

Unit 10: Dysfunction in the Lower Quadrant
Unit 11: Efficiency of Gait
Unit 12: Hyperextension Hip
Unit 13: Q Angle of the Hip
Unit 14: Rotation/Counter Rotation: Throughout the Chain
Unit 15: Rotation/Counter Rotation: Gait Cycle
Unit 16: Gait Part 1
Unit 17: Gait Part 2
Unit 18: Gait Part 3

Final Test

Certificate of Completion

Course Evaluation

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this class, you should be able to:

  • Describe the dynamic working of the separate units of the lower half as a single functional unit
  • Define the three planes of the body and the functional relationships of the separate joints of the lower half
  • Summarize the triplane rotations and counter rotations that occur at each body part and the importance of triplanar rotations and counter rotations to efficient gait
  • Explain the need for treating causes of pain rather than painful symptoms